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Long Island summer theater, from Sondheim to Shakespeare

Steve Brady and Sally Struthers with her pet

Steve Brady and Sally Struthers with her pet dog, Bradford T. Kenney, take the stage in "Anything Goes" at The Gateway, Bellport, through June 4, 2016. Photo Credit: Jeff Bellante

ANYTHING GOES (The Gateway, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport, through June 4). Broadway and TV stars Andrea McArdle (“Annie”), Sally Struthers (“All in the Family”) and Josh Canfield (“Survivor”) are all aboard the SS American for this tap-dancing Cole Porter musical from the 1930s. 631-286-1133,

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St., through July 10) The Engeman concludes its night season with this hit Broadway musical about a small-town girl who comes to New York to marry for money instead of love. See how that works out. 631-261-2900,

THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN (Bay Street Theater, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, May 31-June 19) Bay Street opens its 25th season just as it opened its first — with a world premiere. In this comedy by Jonathan Tolins, author of “Buyer & Cellar,” a soprano on the brink of opera stardom confronts personal issues in her anything-but-diva life. 631-725-9500,

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport, June 8-25) You get to be a fly on the wall during the legendary Sun Records studio jam session in Memphis with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins — impersonators, of course. 631-286-1133,

THE UNDERPANTS (John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, June 9-26) In Steve Martin’s farce adapted from a 1911 German play, we meet Theo and Louise as they return from a humiliation everyone in Düsseldorf is talking about. Right in the middle of the king’s parade, Louise’s bloomers fell to her ankles. 631-324-4050,

AS YOU LIKE IT (Northeast Stage, Shorefront Park bandshell, Patchogue, Aug. 7; East End Arts Council lawn, Riverhead, July 31; Mitchell Park, Greenport, Aug. 3, 5 and 6) and ROMEO AND JULIET and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, July 1-31 and Aug. 3-31) Observing 400 years since the passing of William Shakespeare, Northeast Stage, which has presented the Bard’s plays in Greenport for 30 years, brings free performances of “As You Like It” to three waterfront venues — Greenport’s includes a carousel. Arena Players opens its summer season in the Vanderbilt mansion’s cobblestone courtyard overlooking Northport Harbor with “R&J” followed by “Shrew.” 631-477-2972,; 516-293-0674,

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (Gateway at the Patchogue Theatre, 71 E. Main St., July 20-Aug. 6) Two drag queens and a transgender woman trek across the Australian Outback to a pop score (“It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive”) in this Tony-nominated musical based on the 1994 movie. 631-286-1133,

MAMMA MIA! (Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St., July 21-Sept. 11) Long Island’s only year-round Equity company opens its 10th season with the L.I. premiere of the musical set to the greatest hits of ABBA, the 1970s Swedish rockers. “Dancing Queen” anyone? 631-261-2900,

MY FAIR LADY (Bay Street Theater, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, Aug. 2-28) Michael Arden, Tony-nominated director of Deaf West Theatre’s “Spring Awakening” revival, debuts his reimagination of “My Fair Lady” with a two-piano arrangement of the score and a more intimate perspective on Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. 631-725-9500,


SHREK THE MUSICAL (Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, through June 25) Closing out its season, Theatre Three offers a family show to get kids and parents ready for school’s-out summertime. 631-928-9100,

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, June 25-July 10; outdoors at Heckscher Park, Huntington, Aug. 6) James Lapine wrote the book for this 2000 revue of Stephen Sondheim’s career, from “By George,” a song he wrote at boarding school, to “Passion,” on which Lapine collaborated. 631-581-2700,

THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO (Bay Street Theater, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, June 28-July 24) Alfred Uhry, Pulitzer Prize winner for “Driving Miss Daisy,” continued his Atlanta trilogy (“Parade” is the third) with this drama about the debutante ball for Jewish Southern belles during the opening of “Gone With the Wind.” 631-725-9500,

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (The Gateway, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport, June 29-July 16). The rollicking Fats Waller revue takes its title from his greatest hit with the “savin’ my love for you” punch line. 631-286-1133,

IN THE HEIGHTS (Cultural Arts Playhouse, 71 Michael Dr., Syosset, July 8-31) The musical that made Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) a star comes to the new and spacious venue for CAP. 516-694-3330,

INTO THE WOODS (BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, July 16-31. Also BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Aug. 6-21) It’s a Sondheim summer for the BroadHollow Theater Company, with the eponymous revue and this fairy-tale classic. 631-581-2700, 516-775-4420,

MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS (Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., July 16-Aug. 7) We meet legendary movie mogul David O. Selznick when he’s about to shut down “Gone With the Wind” for good. It’s written as a farce, but the movie almost didn’t happen. 516-868-6400,

WEST SIDE STORY (Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., July 30-Aug. 28). Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics for this American musical masterpiece inspired by “Romeo and Juliet.” 631-218-2810,

DANCE TO THE MOVIES (Gateway at the Patchogue Theatre, 71 E. Main St., Aug. 10-14) This Hollywood-musical showcase features the pros who teamed with celebrities on TV’s “Dancing With the Stars.” 631-286-1133,

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport, Aug. 24-Sept. 10) The stage version of the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” — back when Susan Sarandon was an ingénue — closes out Gateway’s summer season. 631-286-1133,

— Steve Parks

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