Theater Performances on Long Island this August

Theater Performances on Long Island this August

We've picked the best theater performances this August in both Nassau County and Suffolk County. With tons of kid-friendly productions, your kids might get bitten by the acting bug!

Cinderella
WHEN: Jul. 6 - Aug. 9, see website for schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Don't miss this musical enchantment for the entire family.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. https://theatrethree.com.

Kids on the Green
WHEN: Jul. 9 - Aug. 27, Tuesday 5:30pm; 8/27 4:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See exciting shows like The Uncle Brothers Band and Brady Rymer this summer at the library. 
WANT TO GO? FREE with Westhampton FREE Library Card . 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES (A Children's Theater Presentation)
WHEN: Jul. 13 - Aug. 18, Saturdays at 2 pm: July 13, 20; August 3, 10 Sundays at 11am: July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18
WHERE: Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main Strett, Smithtown, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Ahrens and Flaherty's "fractured fairytale" adds song, dance, and a castle full of characters to Hans Christian Andersen's delightful fable.
WANT TO GO? $18. 632-724-3700. smithtownpac.org.

The Wizard of Oz
WHEN: Jul. 16 - Aug. 2, 7/16 10:15am; 8/2 10am
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Follow Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they venture to the Emerald City.
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 in advance. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org/category/bayway-arts-center/bayway-childrens-theatre/.

Pinocchio
WHEN: Jul. 19 - Aug. 10, see website for schedule
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Follow Pinocchio as he journeys down the road of misadventure and learns the importance of telling the truth.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. https://theatrethree.com.

The Sound Of Music
WHEN: Jul. 31 - Aug. 17, See website for schedule
WHERE: The Gateway, 215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family.
WANT TO GO? $29.50 and up. 631-286-0555. thegateway.org.

Space! The Cosmos for Kids Music Show FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2-3pm
WHERE: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Ave., Brentwood, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Meet aliens from outer space, sing about our solar system, and participate in a rap battle with the sun. Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-273-7883. brentwoodnylibrary.org.

The Amazing Max
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2, 11am and 1:30pm
WHERE: Gateway Playhouse, 215 S Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Witness a unique brand of visual magic, comedy, and audience participation that will thrill audiences of all ages.
WANT TO GO? $15-$25. 631-286-1133. TheGateway.org.

Village of Hempstead Summer Concert Series FREE
WHEN: Aug. 2 - 30, Fridays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Bring your chairs and blankets and expect an amazing show -- everything from R&B to Gospel music.
WANT TO GO? 516-478-6247. villageofhempstead.org.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival: Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents “Mame” FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2, 7:15-10pm
WHERE: Heckscher Park, Route 25A and Prime Avenue , Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This brassy, tuneful, and touching musical celebrates life with an award-winning score.
WANT TO GO? 631-271-8423. huntingtonarts.org.

Family Fridays: GRINS & GRINS FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Between Candee and Gillette Avenues, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See a fast-paced variety show that incorporates magic, ventriloquism, whip-cracking feats of balance, circus skills, and more!
WANT TO GO? 631-459-6603. TheCommonGround.com.

A Salute to our Veterans: Concert and Ceremony FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 7:30-10pm
WHERE: Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lake Side Theatre, East Meadow, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Celebrate local community members who help our veterans and enjoy a concert.
WANT TO GO? https://nassaucountyny.gov.

Vanderbilt Museum's 31st Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar
WHEN: Aug. 4 - Sep. 1, Sundays, 7-9pm; Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-10pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard, Centerport, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: See Julius Caeser during the 31st annual Shakespeare Festival. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show.
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 children and seniors. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Astronomy in the Sun Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY
AGES: 9-12
WHAT: Learn about the Sun, Moon, and Solar System. For grades 3-5.
WANT TO GO? $25; $22.50 members. 631-854-5579. vanderbiltmuseum.org.

Open Mic Night FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7pm Youth Portion; 8pm Open Mic
WHERE: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Share your talent at Open Mic! Registration required. 
WANT TO GO? 631-423-7610. http://bit.ly/OMNreg .

KIDFEST: Jedi Academy
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5pm
WHERE: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn the ways of the Jedi with this laugh-riot tribute. Kids encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character. Ages 4 and older. 
WANT TO GO? $18; $16 members; $14 children; $12 children members. 631-324-4050. guildhall.org.

St. James Summer Nights FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5-9pm
WHERE: Saint James Elementary School, 580 Lake Ave, St. James, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: A free night of live music, food, and fun!
WANT TO GO? https://stjamesny11780.org.

Mesner Puppets present Animal Amigos FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 8, 4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Gather 'round for a retelling of two delightful Mexican folktales! 
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/mesner-puppets-present-animal-amigos/.

Frozen Jr.
WHEN: Aug. 9 - 24, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Gateway Playhouse, 215 S Country Road, Bellport, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film.
WANT TO GO? $15-$25. 631-286-1133. TheGateway.org.

GARY THE GREAT FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy, and juggling.
WANT TO GO? 631-269-4333. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=37-25526.0.

JESTER JIM FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 7pm
WHERE: Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See juggling, magic, audience participation, beat boxing, balancing, and tons of comedy.
WANT TO GO? 631-929-4314. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=68-25528.0.

GOAT ON A BOAT PRESENTS THE CAT CAME BACK BY MESNER PUPPETS
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St, Corner of Bay St. and Main St. , Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See what happens when a mysterious cat just won't go away. 
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 631-725-9500. http://baystreet.org.

MOUNTED COWBOY SHOOTING SHOW
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 11, 11am
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Riders race their horses as they speed through several different courseswhile shooting balloons. It is based on the reenactment of historic shooting events held at Wild West Shows in the late 19th century. This family-friendly event is fun and safe for all ages.
WANT TO GO? $13; $8 children 5-12, seniors, volunteer firefighter, and persons with disabilities; free for children 4 and younger and active military  . 631-930-9054 . obvrnassau.com.

Cinderella - Play in the Park FREE
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7pm
WHERE: Westwood Park, Foster Ave., Malverne, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cinderella continues to delight audiences everywhere.
WANT TO GO? 516-599-1200. https://malvernevillage.org.

World of Stories: Pop Songs FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Emma Clark Library, 120 Main Street, Setauket, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Sing and dance, while learning about the emotions, characters, and plots in your favorite songs.
WANT TO GO? 631-941-4080. emmaclark.org.

Summer Concerts at Memorial Park: Cinderella FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 15, 7pm
WHERE: New Hyde Park Memorial Park, 1351-1399 Lincoln Ave., New Hyde Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Cinderella continues to delight audiences everywhere.
WANT TO GO? 516-354-4043. https://vnhp.org/memorial-park/.

BAY STREET THEATER & GUILD HALL PRESENT UNDER THE STARS: THE ROMEO & JULIET PROJECT FREE
WHEN: Aug. 16 - 17, 7pm
WHERE: Mashashimuet Park, 395 Main St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See Romeo and Juliet like never before with the songs of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
WANT TO GO? 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

GOAT ON A BOAT PRESENTS JACK'S IN THE BOX BY LANKY YANKEE PUPPETS
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See three distinct Jack's in the Box tales featuring different styles of puppetry. 
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

I Spy Butterfly
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11:30am; 2pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: How does a nature-loving explorer become a bug’s best friend? Find out when award-winning puppeteer Faye Dupras brings a delightful eco-story about the ways we all grow and change to the LICM Theater. 
WANT TO GO? $9 (museum admission can be purchased separately). 516-224-5828. licm.org.

KIDFEST: Jason Bishop: Straight Up Magic
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1pm and 5pm
WHERE: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Close-up sleight of hand meld with a totally modern energy and an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack.
WANT TO GO? $18; $16 members; $14 children; $12 children members. 631-324-4050. guildhall.org.

A Couple of Puppets presents Punch & Judy FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 4:30pm
WHERE: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Punch & Judy cook up some whacky fun in the kitchen.
WANT TO GO? 631-283-0967. https://southamptonartscenter.org/event/couple-puppets-presents-punch-judy/.

GARY THE GREAT FREE
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 7pm
WHERE: Hither Hills State park, 164 Old Montauk Highway , Montauk, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved.
WANT TO GO? 631-668-2554. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=122-25534.0.

GOAT ON A BOAT PRESENTS I SPY BUTTERFLY BY FAYE DUPRA
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 22, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: Live music, colorful critters, and oodles of audience interaction make this show a fun ecological romp in the wild!  
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

Family Fridays: PETRA PUPPETS FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 23, 6:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Common Ground at Rotary Park, Between Candee and Gillette Avenues, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Parents with kids of all ages can get together and laugh.
WANT TO GO? 631-459-6603. TheCommonGround.com.

Mouse on the Move
WHEN: Aug. 24 - 30, daily, 11:30am and 2:00pm
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: In this interactive piece, audience members become active in the storytelling as they use props and their imagination to help the mice. 
WANT TO GO? $9 (museum admission can be purchased separately). 516-224-5828. licm.org.

GOAT ON A BOAT PRESENTS CINDERELLA IN THE WILD WEST BY ROBERT ROGERS PUPPETS
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 11am
WHERE: Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Find out what would have happened if the story of Cinderella took place on a ranch instead of in a castle. 
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 631-725-9500. baystreet.org.

A Journey to Africa
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 6pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, , Port Washington, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Experience the beauty of Nigerian culture, music, dance, language, and more.
WANT TO GO? $35. 516-767-1384 . landmarkonmainstreet.org.

MAGIC OF AMORE FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2pm
WHERE: Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Colorful handkerchiefs turn to magic canes and objects materialize out of thin air!
WANT TO GO? 631-269-4333. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=37-25535.0.

KIDFEST: BubbleMania- Comedy… With a Drip!
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 5pm
WHERE: Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: See how Casey Carle combines soap and showmanship to amaze and amuse all ages!
WANT TO GO? $18; $16 members; $14 children; $12 children members. 631-324-4050. guildhall.org.

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