Summer 2013


May 22 – June 8

at the Gateway Playhouse

Generations will applaud as the class of 1959 reunites for one last bash in this high-energy stage show — America’s first “high school musical.” Sparks fly when the Rydell High pack gets wise to a hushed summer romance between Danny, the smoothest hot rodder in town, and Sandy, the good girl next door — giving way to hilarious and nearly heartbreaking consequences. With favorites like “Greased Lightnin’,” “Summer Nights” and “We Go Together,” you’ll know it’s time to “hand jive, baby!” So, put on your leather jackets and poodle skirts, throw your mittens around your kittens and — a-wayyy we go!

Young Frankenstein

June 12 – June 29

at the Gateway Playhouse

The crazy comic genius of Mel Brooks (“The Producers”) comes ALIVE in this outlandish laugh riot of a musical! Adapted from the hilarious film of the same name, this Tony-nominated show breathes new Schick into the franchise, thanks to expanded scenes and new gags. With such classy numbers as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” it’s easy to see why Newsday called the Broadway production “a blissfully funny monster mash.” At the Gateway, this science experiment gone horribly wrong has never felt so hilariously right.

Legends In Concert

July 2 – July 20

at the Gateway Playhouse

If you liked last year’s “The Rat Pack is Back,” you won’t want to miss this unbelievable tribute to the world’s greatest music and entertainment superstars! Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, “The World’s Most Successful Tribute Show” has dazzled millions across the globe since its early days on the Vegas Strip. We are proud to bring you the Long Island debut of this award-winning production and are custom fitting this showcase with a selection from the following crowd-pleasing personalities: Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minelli and Tony Bennett. See the stars you’ve always wanted to see, in ways they’ve never been seen before — at “Legends in Concert!”


Singin’ in the Rain

July 24 – August 10

at the Patchogue Theatre

The charm, glamour and romance of Tinseltown shines on the Patchogue stage in this feel-good extravaganza. It’s the roaring ‘20s and silent screen talents Bob Lockwood and his chipmunk- voiced co-star Lina Lamont are the “bees knees,” until the newest talking pictures begin to rain on their parade. What to do when it pours? Don’t just talk — SING! Sparkling choreography and a bevy of classic songs (“Good Mornin’,” “Make ‘Em Laugh,” “You’re My Lucky Star” and, of course, “Singin’ in the Rain”), make it easy to see why Time Magazine has called this timeless show “The Greatest Musical of Ever.” At this grand production, you’ll be happy again… singin’ and dancin’ in the rain!


Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

August 28 – September 14

at the Gateway Playhouse

This audience favorite spotlights the life and career of the young rock ‘n’ roll visionary. Known to generations as “The World’s Most Popular Rock ‘N’ Roll Musical,” this hit parade follows the kid with the cool, black-framed glasses who--from 1956 to 1959--rose from humble roots to become the world’s top recording artist. Featuring over 20 landmark hits (like “Everyday,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Maybe Baby,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Raining in my Heart” and “Rave On”), you’ll re-discover the early sounds of popular music along with one of it’s brightest stars.


Special Event

Ballroom with a Twist

August 13 - 18

at the Patchogue Theatre

Ballroom with a Twist is a brilliant new dance production directed and choreographed by Dancing With the Stars’ own, Emmy nominated, Louis van Amstel. Louis brings the same passion, expertise and excitement to Ballroom with a Twist as he exhibited on television with his celebrity partners, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Rinna, and Monique Coleman and as the choreographer of the live Dancing With the Stars tour. This ground-breaking show, starring celebrity hosts and fabulous young dancers from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars and High School Musical, pushes the boundaries of ballroom, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest styles. Ballroom with a Twist is an extravagant evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances.