Love Theater? You’ll Love These Upcoming Events

Stages big and small throughout the county are shining a spotlight on theatrical productions of all kinds this spring. Through June, there will be offerings for audiences of all ages — from a play by comedy legend Neil Simon and a musical version of the Academy Award-winning Amelie to a performance inspired by local exhibition and first-time readings of local playwrights. Here are more than a dozen theater performances happening through June.

Through May 5
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Presented by White Plains Performing Arts Center
This Tony- and Grammy-winning musical tells the story of legendary musician and songwriter Carole King’s life before fame. The show includes beloved classics like You’ve Got a Friend, One Fine Day, So Far Away, and more.

April 20
Visions and Voices Playwriting Festival
Presented by Arc Stages
This family-friendly show features short plays written by students from participating local schools performed by professional actors on the theatre stage.

Writing the Walls
Presented by Studio Theatre in Exile and HVMOCA

April 20 & 21
Writing the Walls
Presented by Studio Theatre in Exile and HVMOCA
For this program, writers and composers created works in response to Hudson Valley MOCA’s current exhibition, WAR. Performances of these works will be staged in the Studio Theatre in Exile’s Black Box Theatre at HVMOCA.

May 2-12
God of Carnage
Presented by Katonah Classic Stage
When one boy hurts another at the park, both children’s parents meet to discuss the incident. This Tony Award-winning dark comedy delves into societal expectations, and what happens when those expectations begin to clash and slip.

May 4 & June 8
SAFEHOUSE: The Axial Playwright Series
Presented by Axial Theater
Once a month, Axial presents the reading of a new full-length play followed by a guided discussion. On May 4 is Youlim Nam’s The Subway Play, in which three young New Yorkers find themselves stranded on a subway platform late into the night. In June will be the reading of a new play by Cheryl Davis.

May 5
Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
Presented by Emelin Theatre
This kid-friendly musical is based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the educational STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math).

May 7-12
Dr. Glas
Presented by Katonah Classic Stage
This adaptation of the classic Swedish psychological thriller novella by Hjalmar Söderberg tells the story of its protagonist, Dr. Glas, through his journal entries as he struggles with depression.

May 9-11 & 16-19
45 Seconds from Broadway
Presented by Actors Conservatory Theatre
This play from Broadway comedy master Neil Simon provides a behind-the-scenes look at the entertainment world through a series of vignettes as a group of Broadway professionals gather at the Polish Tea Room to share stories, struggles and dreams.

Living Music Event
Presented by Westchester Collaborative Theater

May 10-19
Living Music Event
Presented by Westchester Collaborative Theater
This performance fuses theater and music with the presentation of six short plays, each accompanied by the song that inspired it, also performed live. This year’s plays explore the connection between therapy and theater, tackling topics related to mental health.

May 12 & 19
A Year with Frog and Toad
Presented by Play Group Theater
Frog and Toad are best friends who hop, sing and dance their way through a year of adventure with their pals: Mouse, Turtle, Lizard and more.

May 24- June 9
What Keeps Us Going
Presented by The Schoolhouse Theater
This world premiere of a new comedy starring an award-winning cast (including a real dog) follows an A-list actress in her golden years and a middle-aged woman who is left by her husband. When they join forces, hilarity ensues.

June 1 & 2
The Light House
Presented by Rivers Edge Theater Company
This show about friendship and finding your light is a combination of interactive storytelling and shadow puppetry best suited for children aged 3-8.

June 2 & 9
Amélie: The Musical
Presented by Play Group Theater
This musical, inspired by the Academy Award-winning film Amélie, follows a woman who turns the streets of Montmartre, France into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.

June 7-15
Desperate Measures
Presented by Armonk Players
This musical comedy reimagines Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure with a score by award-winning composer David Friedman. Featuring a feisty book and lyrics by two-time Tony Award-nominee Peter Kellogg.

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