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Steve McCoy back home for 'Pajama Game'

Steve McCoy and Jennifer Collester-Tully in

Steve McCoy and Jennifer Collester-Tully in "Pajama Game" at Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, opening Sept. 10, 2011. Photo Credit: Peter Lanscombe

WHAT Steve McCoy, the Patchogue-based actor just back from playing King Arthur in the national tour of "Monty Python's Spamalot," returns to Theatre Three for the leading-man role in the 1954 Broadway classic "Pajama Game." (McCoy's "Spamalot" tour made a one-night stop at Tilles Center.) Previously, he was featured on the Port Jefferson main stage as Petruccio in "Kiss Me Kate," Cervantes/Quixote in "Man of La Mancha," Goerges in "La Cage Aux Folles" and the split-personality title character in "Jekyll & Hyde." In "Pajama Game," McCoy plays opposite Jennifer Collester as his character's adversary and later, of course, love interest. Collester just completed her role as Mrs. Walker in "The Who's Tommy" and, before that, the title character in "The Drowsy Chaperone." Also featured in "Pajama Game" are Suzanne Mason, Phyllis March, Odell Cureton and a new face to Theatre Three audiences, Robert Schindlar.

WHEN | WHERE Opening night Saturday at 8, also 3 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 23 at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson

INFO $14-$28;, 631-928-9100 

MUSIC: Long Island Voices' 9/11 concert

WHAT Long Island Voices, under the direction of composer Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, presents a 9/11 memorial concert to benefit Long Island veterans. The featured choral work is "Dies Magna," written by Bussewitz-Quarm to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Long Island Voices is a diverse group of singers affiliated with choruses and choirs from across the Island. They're joined by Long Island musicians who, like the singers, have volunteered their time. The concert will be recorded by R.S. Recording Services of Westhampton. Proceeds from the concert, sponsorships and CD will go to the nonprofit group 9-1-1 Veterans, which assists Long Island veterans financially while they go through the lengthy process of applying for benefits and disability services. The veterans groups is also made up of volunteers. To order the CD, "An Hour of Service" Healing the Wounded Warrior" ($15), go to livoices.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Parish of St. Rose of Lima, 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa

INFO $15-$20;, 800-838-3006

ART: Max Gottfried at Freeport

WHAT Max Gottfried, a pop artist disguised as a mild-mannered Nassau Community College professor, exhibits his latest eye-popping creations at Freeport Memorial Library. The show features huge acrylic paintings, silk-screen prints and 3-D constructions. Gottfried says he draws inspiration from comic books, film noir imagery, '30s steam engine design, '60s garage music, vintage textiles and the eternal complexities of male-female relationships.

WHEN | WHERE Reception with the artist, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd. Library hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Exhibit runs through Sept. 29.

INFO Free; 516-379-3274

'The Living Forest'

WHAT Christopher Cumberbatch's "The Living Forest" installs a down-to-earth vision in the Mansions & Millionaires Designers' Showcase 2011, a benefit for the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf. The Bay Shore artist's trees were created with recycled cardboard -- and his paintings are done on recycled or found wood.

WHEN | WHERE 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day starting Saturday; through Oct. 30 at Chestnut Manor, 1327 Wolver Hollow Rd., Upper Brookville

INFO $30, $28 seniors, $7 children 5 to 12 (none younger and no strollers); 516-671-1313 or 516-277-2156


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