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Join Clara as she twirls at a Christmas
party, battles the Queen Rat, and
embarks on a magical journey to the
Land of Sweets in this yuletide classic.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts
Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton
Beach, whbpac.org $18. Dec. 15, 16.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
This newly adapted musical telling
of the classic Dickens story comes to life
on the Boulton stage. A holiday memory
to treasure for the whole family! YMCA
Boulton Center for the Performing
Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore,
boultoncenter.org $25. Dec. 21-23.
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s
Nights of Cabiria, this musical
explores the turbulent love life of
Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly
romantic but comically unfortunate
dance hall hostess in New York City.
Broadhollow at Elmont, 700 Hempstead
Tpke., Elmont, broadhollow.
org $24-$29. Jan. 5-27.
THE VERY HUNGRY
Three beloved stories by Eric Carle
are retold on stage through the magic
of black light and fanciful puppets.
The triple bill includes the very
hungry caterpillar’s metamorphosis
into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful
account of Little Cloud’s travels
through the sky, and The Mixed-up
Chameleon’s discovery of his own
unique nature. Recommended for
grades pre-K-2. Tilles Center for the
Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern
Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org
$15-$45. Jan. 11, 12.
A sophisticated, controversial
comedy depicting a group of yuppies
who think it would be a good idea to
invite an irrational homeless woman
to share their Hamptons beach house.
Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood
Ave., Lindenhurst, studiotheatreli.
com $27. Jan. 11-27.
Marrying the musical genius of
Stephen Schwartz and the masterful
energy of Bob Fosse, Pippin transports
the audience through time
and space as we follow a mysterious
traveling carnival, led by a tantalizing
Leading Player, to tell the story of
Pippin. CM Performing Arts Center,
931 Montauk Hway., Oakdale, cmpac.
com $18-$42. Jan. 12-Feb. 2.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
A cultural pulse-taking of the people
following the infamous 1998 murder
of gay college student Matthew
Shepard. The Merrick Theatre and
Center For The Arts, 2222 Hewlett
Ave., Merrick, merrick-theatre.com
$22. Dec. 22-Jan. 13.
HERE’S TO THE
SongS and StorieS of
frank Sinatra & tony Bennett
including comedianS from long iSland comedy
A Swingtime Big Band Valentine
1000 HEMPSTEAD AVE, ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY