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by Karen Demeter and Dee Saunders

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See what shows are playing on Long Island this August, including outdoor concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and family-friendly theater in Albertson, Centerport, East Islip, East Meadow, Elmont, Garden City, Manhasset, Old Westbury, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Washington, Riverhead, Rockville Centre, Ronkonkoma, Smithtown, Wantagh.


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Aug. 10: Robin Hood comes to the rescue in a performance geared toward kids at Take One Performing Arts in Ronkonkoma.

Aug. 10 and 17-18: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers award-winning songs, daring sword fights, romance, and a feisty heroine. Catch it at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City.

Aug. 6: Follow the story of the little wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy in Pinocchio, playing at NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Aug. 7: Rapunzel is a hair-raising tale of a tangled romance between an imprisoned heroine and the prince determined to rescue her. See it at BroadHollow’s BayWay Arts Centre in East Islip.

Aug. 10, 12, 15-17, 20, and 23-24: Catch Aladdin Jr., a children’s show playing at the CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale.


Modern Stories on Stage

Aug. 1-4 and 6-10: Bob Lockwood and Lina Lamont must give up the silent screen for talkies in the musical Singin' in the Rain, playing at Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue.

Aug. 3-25: Pinkalicious may have had one too many pink cupcakes. Learn how she finds a cure for her pink predicament at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts in Smithtown.

Aug. 3-25: Young Jamie sets sail with a crew of scallywags chosen from the audience in The Pirates of Treasure Island at Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater in Centerport.

Aug. 7: A young girl learns to love her freckles in Freckleface Strawberry, playing at BroadHollow at Elmont.

Aug. 12: Young and old will enjoy a children’s edition of the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead.


Outdoor Concerts

Aug. 6: Dean Karahalis and the Five Towns College Pops headlines a concert followed by a screening of Wait Until Dark (1967; 108 minutes; not rated) at 8:15pm starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, and Richard Crenna. Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson. FREE!

Aug. 12: Bring a chair and snack to listen to the New Vintage Swing Band, a 13-piece orchestra that plays 40s music as well as current dance hits, at the Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset. FREE!

Aug. 21: Gospel Night is a concert celebration featuring hand-clapping, foot-stomping songs the whole family can enjoy at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, in East Meadow. FREE!


Outdoor Movie Screenings

Aug. 8: Watch The Incredibles (2004; 115 minutes; rated PG) on the big outdoor screen at Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre. Bring your blankets and chairs or even some wine and cheese. FREE!

Aug. 13: Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks and watch Ghostbusters (1984; 105 minutes; rated PG) under the stars in Wantagh’s Cedar Creek Park. FREE!

Aug. 17: The Cinema on the Bay series presents Robin and the Seven Hoods, which you can watch while munching on goodies from a local eatery. Sunset Park in Port Washington. FREE!

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