“Rock of Ages,” which is kicking off The Gateway’s 75th...

“Rock of Ages,” which is kicking off The Gateway’s 75th season, runs through June 2. Credit: The Gateway, Performing Arts Center /Jeff Bellante

"Rock of Ages," "Bye, Bye Birdie," and more shows are coming to Long Island stages that will have audiences on their feet.


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. June 22-July 21 "Rock of Ages," July 27-Aug. 25 "A Chorus Line," $25-$30. 

EASTLINE THEATREeastlinetheatre.org, 516-749-5047. Performances at various locations on Long Island. "Hamlet," June 15 at Mineola Library, June 20 at South Huntington Library, Huntington Station, June 22 at Hicksville Library, June 30 at Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, July 20 at Northport-East Northport Library, Northport, July 21 and July 28 at Amityville Beach, Amityville, July 29 at Clark Botanic Garden, Albertson. (all free); Aug. 10-25 "Harvey," at BACCA Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst ($25).

HARDSCRABBLE THEATER, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale, hardscrabbletheater.com. Community theater group produces several full-scale productions each year. June 8, 15-16 and 22-23, 8 p.mand June 9, 16, 3 p.m. "The Man From Earth." Fee $23.18.

THE KILLING KOMPANY, killingkompany.com, 212-772-2590. Comedy murder mystery dinner shows at various venues, including Palmer’s American Grille, 123 Fulton St., Farmingdale, $65, 516-420-0609; and Noema, 7 Gerard St., Huntington, $70, 631-629-7777.

MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY UNIVERSITY, 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. May 31-June 4 "Sweet Charity," $40-$60; and June 30 "Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri," $30.

MERRICK THEATRE & CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick, 516-868-6400, merricktheatreforthearts.com. Theater productions for adults and children. Seating capacity: 183. July 12-28 "Beauty and the Beast," $28-$30.

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 Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Seating capacity: 400. May 18-19, and 31, June 1-2, 6, 8, and 9 "Into the Woods," $50-$54 (includes processing fees).

THEATRE BOX AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF FLORAL PARK, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park, 516-900-2031, theatrebox.org. Community theater group produces three full-scale productions each year. July 26-27, Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m. and July 28 and Aug. 4, 2 p.m. "Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love)." $10-$20. 


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. Fee $65-85, children's theater $24. Through June 16 "A Bronx Tale," July 11-Sept. 1 "Bye Bye Birdie." Children's theater Through June 16, "Cinderella." 

John Slattery stars in "The Subject Was Roses" at Bay...

John Slattery stars in "The Subject Was Roses" at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor from May 28 to June 16. Credit: see caption/see caption

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. Fee $99-$129, plus processing fees. May 28-June 16 "The Subject Was Roses." June 25-July 20 "Master Class." July 15-20 "What I Know, Now." July 25-July 28 "Mike Birbiglia: Please Stop the Ride." Aug. 1-Sept. 1 "Young Frankenstein."

Comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his latest show "Please Stop the...

Comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his latest show "Please Stop the Ride" to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor July 25-28. Credit: Getty Images for NRDC/Dimitrios Kambouris

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. Fee $20, $15 children. May 3-June 2 "Antigone," June 7-July 7 "Romeo and Juliet" July 12-Aug. 11 "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Aug. 16-Sept. 15 "King Lear."

CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-218-2810, cmpac.com. Family Theatre: July 13-27 "Willy Wonka."

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE, 215 S. Country Rd., Bellport, 631-286-1133, thegateway.org. Main Stage series of professional musical theater productions featuring Broadway actors. Fee $59-$99; ages 17 and under, half price. May 3-June 2 "Rock of Ages." June 21-July 21 "Escape to Margaritaville." Aug. 9-Sept. 8 "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." 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 23-June 9 "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," $27-$48.

JAMES STREET PLAYHOUSE AT BABYLON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 21 James St., Babylon, jamesstreetplayers.org. Email for tickets: thejamesstreetplayers@gmail.com. This all-volunteer community theater group produces family-friendly musicals or plays. Aug. 2-4 "Newsies," $25.

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. Aug 7, 14, 21 and 28, 5 p.m., KidFEST children's programming.

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. Fee $80-$100. May 23-June 30, "Clue." July 11-Aug. 25, "Legally Blonde: The Musical."

MANES STUDIO THEATRE OF LONG ISLAND, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-226-8400, studiotheatrelongisland.com. $30-$35. May 10-26 "Hair." July 5-July 21 "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Aug. 23-Sept. 8 "The Humans." Sept. 20-Oct. 6 "The Sunshine Boys."

THE MINSTREL PLAYERS, 130 Main St., Northport, 516-361-7232, theminstrelplayersinc.org. Fee $20. July 20-21 and 27-28, "Boeing, Boeing." Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, "She Kills Monsters."

MODERN CLASSICS THEATRE COMPANY, BACCA Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, 516-701-9777, mctli.com. This not-for-profit organization, the resident theater company at BACCA, performs classic and contemporary plays. Fee $25. May 19, 24-25 and May 31-June 2 "Enchanted April." July 13-14, 19-21 and 27-28 "POTUS: Or Behind Every Great Dumb [expletive] Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive." Sept. 28-29. Oct. 4-6 and 12-13 "Of Mice and Men." Performances are Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.

NORTH FORK COMMUNITY THEATRE, 12700 Old Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-298-6328, nfct.com. Theater group produces plays and other forms of dramatic presentation. May 16-June 2 "Follies." July 18-Aug. 4 "Cinderella." $25-$30.

SMITHTOWN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown, 631-724-3700, smithtownpac.org. Performing arts venue. Seating capacity: 367. May 4, 11, 17-19 and 24-26, "Popcorn Falls," $25-$35. 

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 for Main Stage plays. May 31-June 8 "Operation Volkswagen," (a premiere of a comedy by Christopher Hackert, playwright in residence). June 21-29 "The Fifth of July." July 12-20 "Reefer Madness," (a musical). Aug. 2-10 "Betty's Summer Vacation." Aug. 29-31 "Love and Death," (South Shore Theatre's annual one-act festival). Sept. 6-14 "The Master Builder." Sept. 27-Oct. 5 "Dearly Departed," (a comedy). Shakespeare in the Park, "Othello," free, various dates and locations in July and August, including Argyle Gazebo, Lindenhurst Gazebo and Lindenhurst Library.

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. 23-24, Shakespeare in the Park at Agawam Park, Southampton, 7:30 p.m., Free.

STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook, 631-632-2787, stallercenter.com. Regular season is Sept.-May, with the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival, July 18-27. Center offers dance, music, theatrical performances and shows. Seating capacity, Main Stage: 1,050, Recital Hall: 380.

"The Producers" is playing at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson...

"The Producers" is playing at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson through June 22. Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

THEATRE THREE, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com. Main stage: May 18-June 22 “The Producers," $20-$40. Children’s Theater: May 25-June 15 “The Mystery of The Missing Ever After,” $12. Main stage seating capacity: 408.


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