Upcoming Events: Theater
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THEATRE THREE, Port Jefferson, announces auditions for the musical OLIVER! Auditions for select adult roles and ensemble to be held Tuesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. Auditions for the role of Oliver and children’s ensemble will be held Saturday, February 7, at 1 p.m. For full details visit http://www.theatrethree.com/jcd_site/auditions.html.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Tickets: $14-$21 +fee
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Doolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory—or suffer the consequences.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby
71 E. Main St.
March 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $10, includes a beverage at the bar. Available the day of the performance at the box office, or reserve tickets by phone, 631-207-1313. Seating is limited; doors open at 7:00 PM.
THE RUPERT WATES TRIO
Rupert Wates averages 170 live shows per year across America and in Canada. Audiences everywhere respond to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.
Rupert was born in London, and has been a full-time songwriter since the late 1990’s, writing songs in all kinds of styles for all kinds of artists. Moving to Paris in 2001, Rupert developed his skills as a singer and performer, formed his own group and released the first of six solo albums to date. The most recent is The Rank Outsiders Ball (2014).
Since September 2006, he has been based in the USA. His music has found a warm reception in America, as he has performed in all 50 states and earned over 30 songwriting awards. His live shows and recordings continue to garner outstandingly good reviews, and have been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia.
In addition to Rupert Wates’ songwriting, he is also a writer of prose fiction and a published author. His most recent book City Of Lights (2014) is a collection of five of his short stories set in Paris.
THE FOLK GODDESSES
Long Island based singer-songwriters and musicians, The Folk Goddesses bring a wisecracking wisdom to every song they play, moving audiences to tears and laughter! In 2010, three of Long Island’s favorite singer-songwriters - Martha Trachtenberg, Judith Zweiman and Hillary Foxsong - were invited to perform together at a house concert. Being a mutual admiration society, they eagerly accepted, and had a great time learning each other’s songs! The concert presenter entitled the evening “The Folk Goddesses” and the show sold out! When they were immediately approached by other presenters for repeat performances, it dawned on them that they had become a group. As fate would have it, the name was available… and so, our heroines cheerfully accepted the workings of destiny, and became… The Folk Goddesses! Since then, they have performed throughout the New York, Long Island, and New Jersey metropolitan areas, and spread their goddess-like wings into New England, as well.
They have released seven-song EP, recorded live at The Song Box in Seaford, NY, and are finishing up their first studio album, I Am Oak.
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
6th Patchogue Folk Festival with Tom Paxton and Janis Ian
March 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $28-$64 +fee
6th Patchogue Folk Festival, Part One: Free Long Island Songwriter Showcase
Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 PM
No Tickets are required for Part One Live in the Lobby.
Two of America’s greatest songwriters will share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Together, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are powerful and irresistible. Each with ties of the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. At 2:00 PM, in keeping with the Patchogue Folk Festival tradition, there will be a 6th Patchogue Folk Festival, Part One: Free Long Island Songwriter Showcase “Live in the Lobby” featuring nine Long Island Singer-Songwriters showcasing the vibrant Patchogue original music scene.
Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs, but he also wrote songs about love, humorous, and for kids. Many became off-covered standards, including ‘Bottle of Wine,’ ‘Ramblin’ Boy’ and ‘The Last Thing on My Mind.’ At 15, Ian had a major pop hit with the then-provocative ‘Society’s Child,’ a taboo-busting meditation about an interracial romance. She re-emerged a decade later in the mid-70s with her biggest hit the reflective ‘At Seventeen,’ which won a GRAMMY®. She remains an unflinching topical commentator.
JANIS IAN is an American songwriter, signer, musician, columnist and science fiction author. Ian first entered the folk music scene while still a teenager in the mid-1960s. Most active musically in that decade and the 1970s, she has continued recording into the 21st century. She has won two GRAMMY® Awards, the first in 1975 for her song “At Seventeen,” and the second in 2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her autobiography, Society’s Child (nearly 40 years later).
TOM PAXTON has become a voice of his generation. In describing Tom Paxton’s influence of his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.”
Tom received a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards. He was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Comedians and Angels in 2007, and Live in the U.K. in 2006. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASCAP, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC in London.
6th Patchogue Folk Festival, Part One: Free Long Island Songwriter Showcase Sat. 3/7 2 PM
In keeping with the Patchogue Folk Festival tradition, there will be a FREE show “Live in the Lobby” featuring nine Long Island Singer-Songwriters showcasing the vibrant Patchogue original music scene. Featuring: Hank Stone Band, He-Bird She Bird, Grand Folk Railroad, Anne Crean, Leah Kay, Bill Shuren, Chris Carlozzo, EVT Band and Sim Urivetzky.
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