Emily Grace Tucker will play Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”...

Emily Grace Tucker will play Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” at Gateway Playhouse in Bellport this summer. Credit: Ben Bratley

"Little Mermaid," "Footloose," and more shows coming to Long Island stages that will have audiences on their feet.


ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1 South Ave., Garden City, pac.adelphi.edu, 516-877-4000. Season Sept.-May. Performances by guest artists as well as students from the departments of dance, music and theater. Five performance venues include the Concert Hall (500 seats), the Recital Hall (80 seats), the Olmsted Theatre (315 seats), the Dance Theatre (179 seats), and the Black Box Theatre (100 seats). Call or check website for performance schedule. 

CULTURAL ARTS PLAYHOUSE, 170 Michael Dr., Syosset, 516-694-3330, culturalartsplayhouse.com. Year-round regional, off-off-Broadway-style theater offering professional adult productions, children’s theater performances, and theater education classes for ages 7-18.

EASTLINE THEATRE, eastlinetheatre.org, 516-749-5047. June 3-5, 10-11, 24-26 "The Importance of Being Earnest," Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Ave., Westbury, free with reservations. June 18 "Two Gentlemen of Verona," Gerry Park, Roslyn, June 25, Clark Botanical Gardens, Roslyn Heights, July 8-9. Amityville Beach, Amityville, July 16 Sachem Public Library, Sachem, July 17, Heckscher Park, Huntington, July 23, Fire Island Lighthouse, July 30, Whitney Town Park, Manhasset, July 31, Delano Stewart Plaza, Wyandanch, free. Aug. 13-14, 19-21, 26-28  "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play," BACCA Center, 149 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, $20-$25. Sept. 10-11,18,23-24,30 and Oct. 1-2, "Anna in the Tropics," Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Ave., Westbury, free with reservations. LM

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, 516-463-6644, events.hofstra.edu. Theater venues include the John Cranford Adams Playhouse (1105 seats), the Helene Fortunoff Theater (377 seats), the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater (132 seats), and the Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater (300 seats).

THE KILLING KOMPANY, Levittown, 212-772-2590, killingkompany.com. Comedy murder mystery dinner shows at various venues, including Palmer’s American Grille, 123 Fulton St., Farmingdale, $65, 516-420-0609, and Carrabba's Italian Grill, 730 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown, $75, 631-265-1304. 

MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, 516-323-4444, madisontheatreny.org. Facility offering a diverse range of world-class performers in theater, music, dance, cabaret and comedy. Seating capacity, 550. June 3-12 "In the Heights." June 16-July 19 “Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds.” June 24-July 2 “Xanadu.” July 15-July 31 “All Shook Up.” Aug. 18-Sept. 11 “Ella, First Lady of Song.” Sept. 24 "A Taste of Gospel 2Together With Love."

MERRICK THEATRE & CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick, 516-868-6400, merricktheatreandcenterforthearts.com. Theater productions for adults and children. Seating capacity, 183. June 17-26 "A Doll's House, Part 2."

PLAZA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, 34 Forest Ave., Lynbrook, 516-599-6870, plazatheatrical.com. Not-for-profit professional touring company dedicated to the performing arts. Home venue is The Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Seating capacity, 400, with shows also at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. Seating capacity, 300. 

THEATRE BOX AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF FLORAL PARK, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, 516-900-2031, theatrebox.org. Community theater group produces two to three full scale productions each year. Summer production: July 29-30, Aug. 5-6, 8 p.mand July 31, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. "Driving Miss Daisy."

TILLES CENTER, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, 516-299-3100, tillescenter.org. Concert hall hosts more than 70 performances each season by renowned artists in music, theater and dance. Seating capacity: Concert Hall: 2,190 and Krasnoff Theater: 506. June 6 "Blippi The Musical," 6 p.m. Fee: $39.50-$69.50.


ARGYLE THEATRE, 34 W. Main St., Babylon, argyletheatre.com, 844-631-5483. Theatre space offering main stage theatrical productions, children's theatre, concerts, comedy, specialty shows, educational programs and venue rentals. Seating capacity, 500. May 19-June 26 "The Buddy Holly Story." July 14-Aug. 28 "Footloose." Sept. 15-Oct. 23 "An American in Paris." Price range: $45-79, children's theater $15.

BAY STREET THEATER AND SAG HARBOR CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Main Street and Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500, baystreet.org. Center is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center for the performing arts. Seating capacity, 299. May 31-June 19 "Windfall" directed by Jason Alexander. June 28-July 24 "Anna in the Tropics." Aug. 2-28 "Ragtime."

CARRIAGE HOUSE PLAYERS, VANDERBILT MUSEUM, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, facebook.com/TheCHPlayers, 516-557-1207, carriagehouseplayers.org. Seasonal Shakespeare Festival, Wed. and Fri. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. June 5-26 "Much Ado About Nothing." July 1-24 (except July 15 and 22) "Troilus and Cressida." July 29-Aug. 21 "The Comedy of Errors." Aug. 26-Sept. 18 "Henry V." Fee: $20, $15 seniors and children. 

CLARE ROSE PLAYHOUSE AT ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, 155 Roe Blvd., Patchogue, 631-654-0199, sjcny.edu/clarerose. The playhouse is the site of community theater productions, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians. Season Sept.-May.

CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-218-2810, cmpac.comMain Stage: July 31-Aug. 21 "On Your Feet." Sept. 10-26 "Matilda." Oct. 9-30 "Holiday Inn." Fee $16-$29 ($42 VIP). Seating capacity, 300+.

FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 305 N. Service Rd., Dix Hills, 631-656-2110, ftc.edu/ftcpac. Students perform a wide range of musicals, dramas and concerts. Season Sept.-May.

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE, 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport, 631-286-1133, pacsc.org/online. Main Stage series of professional musical theater productions featuring Broadway actors. June 3-26 "Head Over Heels." July 7-Aug. 5 "The Little Mermaid." Seating capacity: 500.

HAMPTON THEATRE COMPANY, Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue, 631-653-8955, hamptontheatre.org. A not-for-profit theater community. May 26-June 12 "A Doll's House, Part 2." Fee: $20-$36.

JAMES STREET PLAYHOUSE AT BABYLON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 21 James St., Babylon, 631-649-4140, jamesstreetplayers.org. This all-volunteer community theater group produces two annual family-friendly musicals or plays, accompanied by full orchestra. 

JOHN DREW THEATER, GUILD HALL, 158 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-4050, guildhall.org. This arts, entertainment, and education center offers high quality programs in the visual and performing arts. Seating capacity, 360.

Guests arrive ready to be entertained at the John W. Engeman...

Guests arrive ready to be entertained at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. Credit: Howard Simmons

JOHN W. ENGEMAN THEATER AT NORTHPORT 250 Main St., Northport, 631-261-2900, engemantheater.com. A year-round professional theater offering Broadway actors. Seating capacity, 400. May 19-July 3, "Kinky Boots." July 14-Aug. 28, "On Your Feet." Fees: $75-$80.

MODERN CLASSICS THEATRE COMPANY, BACCA Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 516-701-9777, mctli.comThis not-for-profit organization, the resident theater company at BACCA, performs classic and contemporary plays. July 15-24, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Sept. 16-25, "The Beauty Queen of Leenane." Nov. 11-20 "The Shadow Box." Performances are Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. Fee: $25, $20 seniors and students.

NORTH FORK COMMUNITY THEATRE, 12700 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-298-6328, nfct.com. Theater group produces plays and other forms of dramatic presentation. July 21-Aug. 7 "Rent." Fee: $25

PATCHOGUE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-207-1313, patchoguetheatre.org. A not-for-profit venue offering dance, music, and theater. Seating capacity, 1,106. Aug. 26-Sept. 11 "The Cher Show." Dec. 16-28 "A Christmas Carol." Jan. 27-Feb. 26 "The Wedding Singer."

SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown, 631-724-3700, smithtownpac.org. Performing arts venue. Seating capacity, 367. 

SOUTH SHORE THEATRE EXPERIENCE, 115 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 631-669-0506, southshoretheatre.com. Not-for-profit organization performs Broadway and Off-Broadway classics, as well as original works from local writers. Fee $25 unless noted. Shakespeare in the Park "Macbeth," free at various locations and days throughout July and August. June 10-12, 16-17, "Wolves." July 29-31, Aug. 4-6 "Heathers." Sept. 1-3, "And Now a Word From Our Sponsors." Sept. 9-11, 15-17 "Over the River and Through the Woods." Oct. 2-9, 13-15 "Silence." 

SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, 631-287-4377, scc-arts.org. This not-for-profit organization combines art, education, dance, music, and theater to engage the entire community with the arts. Aug 10-28 "The Soap Myth."

STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Stony Brook University, Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com. Regular season is Sept.-May, with the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival in July. See screenings from London’s National Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera and more. Center offers dance, music, theatrical performances and shows. Seating capacity, Main Stage: 1,050, Recital Hall: 380.

STAR PLAYHOUSE AT SUFFOLK Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, 631-462-9800 ext. 136, starplayhouse.com. Seating capacity, 600. 

STUDIO THEATRE OF LONG ISLAND, Manes Studio Theatre, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, and Bayway Arts Center, 263 E. Main St., East Islip, 631-226-8400, studiotheatrelongisland.com

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AMMERMAN CAMPUS, 533 College Rd., Selden, 631-451-4163, sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight. Regular season Sept.-Apr. Mainstage performances are offered on the Ammerman Campus and occasionally on the Michael J. Grant and Eastern campuses. 

THEATRE THREE, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com. Main stage May 21-June 25 “Mamma Mia!.” Children’s Theater: May 28-June 18 ”Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs,” July 8-30 “Puss-In-Boots.”  Aug. 5-Aug. 13 “Sleeping Beauty.” Fee $10. Seating capacity 408. 

THINK BIG THEATER ARTS, 1650 Sycamore Ave., #44, Bohemia, thinkbigtheaterarts.org, 646-457-9028. Multi-disciplined nonprofit theater arts company offering performances for young audiences and families.

TOWNSHIP THEATRE GROUP, Huntington, 631-213-9832, townshiptheatregroup.org. This community theater group sponsors a Touring Company performing at area libraries and Main Stage performances presented at Temple Beth El, 660 Park Ave., Huntington. June 18-19, 25 "Is He Dead" at Temple Beth El. Fee: $20.

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