In August, Mondays Are Musical At Southampton Arts Center In August, Mondays Are Musical At Southampton Arts Center - 27 East

Arts & Living

Arts & Living / 1502081

In August, Mondays Are Musical At Southampton Arts Center

icon 2 Photos
authorStaff Writer on Jul 26, 2019

Jazz, opera, musical theater, and perhaps even the next big Broadway show will all be part of the Southampton Arts Center (SAC) new “Theater & Opera Monday Series.”

Offered every Monday in August at 7 p.m., the SAC series will include a cabaret concert, performances of musical theater works-in-progress and a jazz opera, plus conversations with Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-nominated writer Dean Pitchford, Tony-award winning orchestrator Doug Besterman and novelist Jodi Picoult, to name a few.

The series kicks off on August 5 with award-winning songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich who celebrate over 25 years of romantic comedy writing with a one-night only, all-original show. With a little help from some Broadway friends, including David Beach and Scott Coulter, this lyricist/composer concert promises old favorites, debuts, and a peek at upcoming projects.

Next up on August 12 will be a special preview concert reading of the family-friendly show, “The Big One-Oh!,” soon to be produced at the famed off Broadway Atlantic Theater. The play promises to delight audiences of all ages with the talent of writers Dean Pitchford (“Fame”), Doug Besterman (“Fosse,” “The Producers,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie”), and Timothy Allen McDonald (“Roald Dahl’s James & the Giant Peach”) along with nine talented individuals filling out the cast.

Next up on August 19 will be a concert reading of “House Rules,” a theatrical offering adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult. The play explores a family’s fight for justice in a court system that fails to meet their needs and this reading will feature a cast of eight and a four-piece rock band. A panel discussion with Ms. Picoult, Dan Mertzlufft, Kate Leonard and Timothy Allen McDonald will follow.

Finally, on August 26, SAC will present “Dear Erich: A Jazz Opera,” which was commissioned and first produced by New York City Opera. “Dear Erich” had an acclaimed and a sold-out world premiere at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in January 2019. Composed by award-winning jazz composer/pianist Ted Rosenthal, based on family history, this jazz opera concert performance, which tells a compelling story of tragedy, love, and redemption, will close out the series.

“We are thrilled to launch this new series featuring both emerging and established theatre, opera and jazz talents,” said Tom Dunn, Southampton Arts Center Executive Director. “This program will offer our audiences a rare peek into the process behind creating a new musical or opera before full staging.”

“This summer has proven to be SAC’s most diverse, impactful and exciting season yet and we are so grateful to our many program partners and sponsors for their support in helping to bring such a broad array of world-class cultural offerings to Southampton and the East End of Long Island,” he said.

Tickets for “Theatre & Opera Mondays” are $20 ($15 friends of SAC), except for “Dear Erich, A Jazz Opera,” which is $30 ($25 for friends of SAC). Southampton Arts Center is at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. visit southamptonartscenter.org or call (631) 283-0967 for details.

You May Also Like:

Young Playwrights Take The Stage At Stony Brook Southampton

The Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP) at the Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University ... 9 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer

Open Your Eyes At The Parrish

On November 10, the Parrish Art Museum opened “What We See, How We See,” a ... 6 Dec 2019 by Staff Writer

Julienne Penza-Boone Named Interim Executive Director Of WHBPAC

A change in leadership at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has landed longtime arts ... 5 Dec 2019 by Michelle Trauring

A Snowglobe For Sag Harbor

Just in time for the holidays, Sag Harbor boutique near.main has just released its exclusive, ... 3 Dec 2019 by Hannah Selinger

Filmmaker Susan Lacy Takes On Fashion Icon Ralph Lauren In Documentary ‘Very Ralph’

As the creator and executive producer of the American Masters series on PBS, filmmaker Susan ... 2 Dec 2019 by Annette Hinkle

Eye on Art: Lichtenstein At The Whitney

In June 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced the establishment of the Roy ... by Helen A. Harrison

Holiday Cheer At The Whaling Museum

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is gearing up for its 6th annual Holiday & Cocktail Fundraiser which will be held Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The evening offers a rare chance to visit the museum in December and provides a wonderful opportunity to spread good cheer among friends. Join museum staff and board for a cozy gathering over drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the festively decorated Sage Parlor. Tickets are $30 at sagharborwhalingmuseum.org and all proceeds benefit the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Tickets can also be purchased by ... 30 Nov 2019 by Staff Writer

Nicola Harrison’s Debut Novel Is Set At ‘The End’

The ends of the earth where land meets sea is traditionally a great place to ... by Annette Hinkle

It’s Time For The Trees

Lovers of the season will appreciate the Southampton History Museum’s upcoming Holiday Party. Titled “Hearthside ... by Staff Writer

A Trio Of Shows to Ring In The Holiday Season

It's December, which means it's time for the holiday dance shows. This year, in addition ... by Michelle Trauring
logo

Welcome to our new website!

To see what’s new, click “Start the Tour” to take a tour.

We welcome your feedback. Please click the
“contact/advertise” link in the menu bar to email us.

Start the Tour
Landscape view not supported