Theater Performances on Long Island this January

Theater Performances on Long Island this January

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

Gazillion Bubble Show
WHEN: Aug. 3 - Feb. 25, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm; Sunday, 12pm and 3pm
WHERE: New World Stages / Stage 2, 340 W. 50th St., Midtown West, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Got bubbles? Families will get a kick out of watching bubbles expand, float, and take over the room at this Gazillion Bubble Show featuring so much more than soap spheres.
WANT TO GO? $55-$75; $20 lap seat tickets for children younger than 2. 212-239-6200. gazillionbubbleshow.com.

'Dirty Dancing'
WHEN: Jan. 5 - 6, Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm
WHERE: Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: The classic story on stage is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Featuring the hit songs "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?" and "(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life."
WANT TO GO? $49 and up. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

'Annie'
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 21, Saturday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start during the 1930s in New York City.
WANT TO GO? $29. 516-775-4420. broadhollow.org.

Broadway on Main Street
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 8pm
WHERE: Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington, NY
AGES: 13 and older
WHAT: Port Washington's own Broadway impresario Stephen DeAngelis is back with an all new show to bring Broadway vocalists to recreate their signature musical moments from their long-running roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals.
WANT TO GO? $40 and up. 516-767-6444. landmarkonmainstreet.org.

The Magic of Alexo
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 6, 1pm
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center Children's Theatre, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: 3 and older
WHAT: This magician's audience-engaging presentations create a memorable experience for all involved.
WANT TO GO? $13. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

New York Bridal & Wedding Expo FREE
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 7, 11am
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The event features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more!
WANT TO GO? 516-231-4848. nycblive.com.

'Legion of Villains'
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 20, Saturdays, 2pm; Sundays, 11:30am
WHERE: BroadHollow at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The villains of the storybook community learn they have to put their differences aside and team up together to actually save the day. Can they do it? Follow along in this charming and funny musical adventure.
WANT TO GO? $13. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

'Pippin'
WHEN: Jan. 6 - 7, Saturday, 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment.
WANT TO GO? $20 and up. 631-261-2900. engemantheater.com.

'Little Red Riding Hood'
WHEN: Jan. 13 - 27, Saturdays 2pm; Sundays 11:30a.m.
WHERE: BroadHollow Theatre, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Little Red is wondering why life isn’t more exciting, while Granny shows up in search of the Wolf.
WANT TO GO? $13. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

'Cinderella'
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 13, 11am
WHERE: The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: All the ingredients that have made this story a perennial favorite are here including a zany Fairy Godmother, a trip to the Royal Ball, and a glass slipper. Meet and greet to follow the performance.
WANT TO GO? $12. 516-599-6870. plazatheatrical.com.

Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida'
WHEN: Jan. 13 - Feb. 10, Friday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, NY
AGES: 9 and older
WHAT: Aida finds her heart entangled with Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharoah’s daughter, Amneris.
WANT TO GO? $18-$40. 631-218-2810. cmpac.com.

'My Fair Lady'
WHEN: Jan. 13 - 28, Saturdays, 8pm; Sundays, 2:30pm
WHERE: BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores.
WANT TO GO? $25; $20 students; $15 for children younger than 13. 631-581-2700. broadhollow.org.

Bye Bye Birdie
WHEN: Jan. 19 - 20, 7pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll.
WANT TO GO? $18. 631-288-1500. whbpac.org.

Theater for the Very Young: 'The Three Little Kittens' 
WHEN: Jan. 20 - 28, 11am 
WHERE: ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, 42 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: The Three Little Kittens have lost their mittens and don't know where to find them. Work together with them to search for clues around the house and in the yard before Mother Dear returns home in this is a highly interactive theater experience.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-307-4042. thinkbigtheaterarts.org.

'Rapunzel: The Untold Story!'
WHEN: Jan. 20 - Feb. 24, Saturday-Sunday, see website for times
WHERE: Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: A hilarious yarn of a kindly and mixed-up witch who helps straighten out a rather confused family. 
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-928-9100. theatrethree.com.

'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Runaway Bunny'
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26, 10am and 12:30pm
WHERE: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: The books of Margaret Wise Brown are vividly created on stage using large-scale puppets and stunning scenic effects.
WANT TO GO? $12. 631-288-1500. whbpac.org.

Dr. Seuss's 'The Cat in the Hat'
WHEN: Jan. 27 - Feb. 4, Saturday, 11am; Sunday, 10:30am
WHERE: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, NY
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met.
WANT TO GO? $15 and up. 631-261-2900. engemantheater.com.

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 28, 7pm
WHERE: Tilles Center, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: This amazing ensemble travels the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere. Since the dawn of history, Taiko’s rich reverberations
WANT TO GO? $35 and up. 516-299-3100. tillescenter.org.

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