Don’t feel like spending a fortune to enjoy some of Broadway’s best? Fortunately on Long Island, several high schools have plays and musical performances to classics like CHICAGO The Musical, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and more! This weekend you can also catch Bill Nye The Science Guy, a Thanksgiving themed pet parade, a Motown tribute concert, the sight of an old-fashioned 1863 Thanksgiving, the musical Little Shop of Horrors and a look into the Judy Garland story. Find the events to stay entertained all weekend long right here with Hot Spots: Weekend Watch!
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Who: CHICAGO The Musical At Great Neck South High School
Info: Enjoy the school’s tradition of musical theatre excellence with a performance of CHICAGO The Musical! It tells the story of the roaring twenties in Chicago when chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap… until he find out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Cost: $15, $10 For Students and Seniors
Time & Place: 7:30PM to 10PM at Great Neck South High School, 341 Lakeville Road, Great Neck – (516) 441-4873
Who: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town At Old Westbury’s Wheatley School
Info: Come out for a drama performance telling the story of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. The story is set to the small town of Grover’s Corners in the early 20th century giving a look back at representation of all life.
Cost: $10, Free For Senior Citizens
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Old Westbury’s Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury – (516) 333-1630
Who: Bill Nye “The Science Guy” At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: Bill Nye The Science Guy has educated and entertained many on the world of science. Expect an evening of educational and unforgettable science.
Cost: $29.50 to $69.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000
SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Who: Thanksgiving Themed Pet Parade
Info: If you enjoyed the Halloween pet parades, then get out there for this Thanksgiving themed pet parade. Pups will be dressed in the most creative Thanksgiving themed pet costumes for a costume contest. The parade starts at Harbor Pet and will run along the village, down to the park and back to Harbor Pet. Winners of the contest will be announced immediately after the parade.
Cost: $10 Per Dog To Enter Contest (proceeds go to North Fork Animal Welfare League)
Time & Place: Arrive by 12PM, Parade Kicks Off at 12:30PM at Harbor Pet, 25 Front Street, Greenport – (631) 477-1518
Who: A Christmas Carol At Greenport High School
Info: Enjoy a musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens’ classic! The program is sponsored by a friend of the Floyd Memorial Library and the libraries on the North Fork.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 4PM to 5PM at Greenport High School, 720 Front Street, Greenport – (631) 727-3228
Who: Motown – The Tribute Concert At Uniondale High School
Info: Enjoy an evening of Motown music! This tribute concert features Shadows of the 60s playing to Motown’s super groups.
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Uniondale High School, 933 Goodrich Street, Uniondale – (516) 554-8124
SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 23, 2014
Who: 1863 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration At Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: Enjoy the sights of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, featuring decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven and turkey roasted over an open fire. The afternoon is also complete with traditional fiddle music played and children’s stories.
Cost: $10, $7 For Children Ages 5-12, Seniors and Volunteer Firefighters
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 572-8401
Who: Little Shop Of Horrors At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: Enjoy a performance of this comedy horror rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh!
Time & Place: 2PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148
Who: The Judy Garland Story At Educational & Cultural Center
Info: Come see a musical theatre tribute performance including a high-tea luncheon and celebrate Hollywood’s Golden Era! Hear some of Judy Garland’s most famous songs including “Over the Rainbow” and more. Advance reservations required.
Cost: Admission is $48, $45 For Seniors 60 & Over
Time & Place: 12:30PM at Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main Street, Stony Brook – (631) 689-5888
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