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'Scrooge' as 'Drowsy Chaperone' chair guy

Jeffrey Sanzel stars in

Jeffrey Sanzel stars in "The Drowsy Chaperone's" at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, through June 18, 2011. Photo Credit: Theatre Three/Peter Lanscomb

THEATER

'The Drowsy Chaperone'

WHAT Jeffrey Sanzel, actor and artistic director for Port Jeff's Theatre Three, gets to play someone besides Ebenezer Scrooge for a change. In "The Drowsy Chaperone," Sanzel is the Man in the Chair, narrator and central figure of this 2006 musical celebration of the Jazz Age. The agoraphobic Broadway fanatic gives us a literal seat-of-the-pants tour of his favorite show tunes as he shares what they mean to him. Sanzel has played Scrooge in Theatre Three's annual run of "A Christmas Carol" for most of the last quarter century.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 3 p.m., through June 18, at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson

INFO $21 to $28; theatrethree.com, 631-928-9100

'Ain't Retirement Grand?!'

WHAT Back by popular demand, "Ain't Retirement Grand?!" is a musical by octogenarian Gil Perlroth mining the humor he found in arriving at the other side of the world of work.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday and May 28, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and May 29, BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip

INFO $15; broadhollow.org, 631-581-2700

MUSIC

Andrea Marcovicci

WHAT A cabaret favorite at Tilles Center's intimate Hillwood Recital Hall, Andrea Marcovicci shows us why, singing some of her favorite songs of romance and heartache -- and giving us a bit of context -- in "Blue Champagne: The History of the Torch Song." She'll be accompanied by her music director Shelly Markham and bassist Jared Egan. Marcovicci's dual concerts mark the finale for Tilles' 30th season.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday night at 7:30 and 9:30, Tilles Center's Hillwood Recital Hall, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville

INFO $52 (7:30), $42 (9:30); tillescenter.org, 516-299-3100

ART

'Artists of the Stieglitz Circle'

WHAT The Heckscher presents a show drawn from its permanent collection, putting in context the museum's recent acquisition of John Marin's "Huntington, Long Island No. 1," a 1952 oil on canvas. The goal of "Artists of the Stieglitz Circle: Dove, Marin, O'Keeffe and Others" is to examine Marin's place among early American modernists whose careers were promoted by gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. In the years following the legendary Armory Show of 1913, officially known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, Stieglitz produced a series of exhibits featuring adventurous new works by European and American artists, among them Marin, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Steichen, Max Weber and Huntington's husband-and-wife artists Arthur Dove and Helen Torr.

WHEN | WHERE Through July 17 at the Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, until 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month

INFO $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 students, free for children 10 and younger, discounts for Huntington residents; heckscher.org, 631-351-3250

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