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Josie Waverly takes the Playhouse stage once again in a tribute to country music’s legendary ladies! Featuring hits from country greats from yesterday and today, “Queens of Pure Country” showcases the music of artists such as Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Dottie West, Barbara Mandrell, and Reba McEntire. Complete with authentic costume changes, Ms. Waverly captures each hit song with the style and poise that has earned her the title, “New York State’s Queen of Country Music.” Don’t miss this blockbuster country music event, book today! TICKET PRICING INCLUDES SHOW, TABLE-SERVED MEAL, DESSERT BUFFET, COFFEE OR HOT TEA, TAX AND GRATUITY More info

By Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor Original Music by Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER It’s about time.  Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II.  A sweeping and ambitious play-with-music, Oo-Bla-Dee is created by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway). More info

Singing teapots and candlesticks, an evil spell, and an unlikely love story are all part of the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to more than 35 million people in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award–winning animated feature, the stage production includes all of the original songs from the movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus additional gems by Menken and Tim Rice. The whole family will be enchanted by this gorgeous production, featuring stunning costumes and sets, spectacular dance numbers, and, of course, a fairy-tale ending. More info

From SOPAC: The Bridges of Madison County THU, JUN 20 – SUN, JUN 30 A chance encounter forever changes the lives of a traveling photographer and an Iowan farm wife. With a soaring score, and based on the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County portrays a passionate and moving love story. More information

From Avenel Performing Arts Center: Anthony Pinnunziato, a gay Italian-American from a large chaotic family, wants to marry his boyfriend Andrew Polinski in a traditional Italian ceremony. Anthony’s overbearing mother won’t give her blessing unless Andrew’s estranged mother also gives her blessing and the ceremony is performed by a priest. Matters are further complicated by Andrew’s ex-boyfriend, intent on breaking up the couple. “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” satirizes the controversy surrounding same-sex marriage while drawing on larger than life gay and Italian characters. More information 

From The Brook Arts Center: Join the Historic Brook Theater as we celebrate the 4th of July! On June 29, at 8 pm, you will be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in 1776 the movie, based on the musical about the birth of a nation! With the Boston Harbor still stained from over-taxed British tea, a revolution is brewing in the colonies! And now England has thousands of troops headed for America’s shores to squelch her subjects’ freedom-loving spirit! Then, on Sunday, June 30, we bring to the big screen the 1942 classic Yankee Doodle Dandy. Starring James Cagney, as the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. More information

From MPAC: Witness the impossible, as five of the world’s top magicians present daring grand illusions, stunning close-up magic and incredible mind reading that have made them crowd favorites the world over! More information


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