For Immediate Release
August 31, 2017


2017-18 Theater Season Announced

Suffolk County Community College is pleased to announce the 2017-18 theater season. Comedy, drama, and musical theatre are all included in this year’s offerings.

Carnival to Feria - Sol Y Sombra

Join Sol y Sombra, guest artist Quenia Ribeiro and her Brazilian dance company

for a concert of music and dance that celebrates the festive season that begins

with Rio’s Carnival and culminates with the famous Easter Feria of Sevilla, Spain.

Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10.

Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are

entitled to one free ticket.

 

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 

Dracula

PUSH Physical Theatre’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel, Dracula, is like nothing audiences have ever seen before. By combining the company’s speechless artistry with traditional dialogue-driven theatre, the collaborators have created a groundbreaking, thrilling and unforgettable ride into the warped world of one of literature’s most famous villains. *Mature Content

Saturday October 28 at 8 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County

Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 

Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.


October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m.; 

October 21, 22, 28, 29 at 2 p.m.

General Admission:

$12. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

*Mature Content

There is no latecomer seating for Theatre 119 shows.

Theatre 119, Islip Arts building

Ammerman Campus, Selden

 

Fly Dance Company

Known as the Gentlemen of Hip Hop and labeled an artistic phenomenon, Fly Dance

Company’s concerts are a unique combination of entertainment – offering a high-energy, non-stop mix of hip-hop, classical and modern dance with an added touch of vaudeville. Enjoy wholesome artistry, designed to cross all audience boundaries, with pieces combining styles and cultures to reflect contemporary Americana.

Saturday November 4 at 7 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 

Snowkus Pocus

Think Cirque meets The Nutcracker! Partake in a fully adaptable journey to a fantastic winter wonderland of circus spectacle and icy derring-do. See the Nutcracker guard juggle snowflakes and balance icicles. Award winning magician and host, Eric Walton, creates an afternoon of pure delight.

Sunday December 10 at 2 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood



That Night Before Christmas

The Musical You Will Believe

Written and directed by JD Lawrence

A heartwarming, hilarious, soul-stirring story for the whole family. A stranger found sleeping on the rooftop days before Christmas, claims to be the one and only Santa Claus aka Kris Kringle. He is taken into custody and must prove he is telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth or there won’t be a Christmas. Colorful characters, memorable songs, and electrifying dances round-off this soon to be holiday classic. That Night Before Christmas is a-must-see for the entire family.

November 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8 p.m.

November 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

General Admission:

$12. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building,  Ammerman Campus, Selden

 

Ammerman Performing Arts

In conjunction with the Suffolk County Community College Department of Music, this series will present special common hour concerts and master classes in the Southampton Building rehearsal Hall, H-20. For more information, call 631-451-4346 or visit sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight.


Admission is free. Tickets are not required.

 

Winter Concerts

The Suffolk County Community College Department of Music proudly presents two concert nights featuring student performance ensembles.

December 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.

Concerts are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, Ammerman Campus, Selden


 

Tournament of Plays

Student directed and produced 10-minute-plays competition.

December 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.

December 17 at 2 p.m.

Admission is free. Tickets are not required.

*Mature Content

Theatre 119, Islip Arts Building,  Ammerman Campus, Selden

There is no latecomer seating for Theatre 119 shows.

For information call, 631-451-4265 or visit sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight.

 

Harriet, Rosa and Me

This musical play tells the story of Hope, a high school student who skips school to avoid attending her Black History class. Hope encounters two women, Rosa (as in Parks)

and Harriet (as in Tubman). Together, they show Hope the importance of Black History and highlight women of color who have left their mark on history.

Wednesday February 21 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

General Admission:

$8 Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

Colors of India

Mystic India: The World Tour brings you Colors of India an intimate version of the Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India –– brilliant dancers and opulent costumes. A must see of the season!

Saturday March 3 at 7 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 

Cloud 9

By Caryl Churchill

This time-shifting comedy is both parody and spoof of the Victorian Empire and its rigid attitudes, especially toward sex. It’s a marvelous send-up and a non-stop round-robin of sexual liaisons, while the natives are restless in the background. Twenty-five years later...

March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m.

March 10, 11, 17, 18 at 2 p.m.

General Admission:

$12. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

*Mature Content

There is no latecomer seating for Theatre 119 shows.

Theatre 119, Islip Arts Building, Ammerman Campus, Selden

 

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Entertainment for the entire family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. See geese, white doves, parrots, and house cats and dogs that have been rescued from animal shelters!

Sunday March 18 at 2:00 p.m.

General Admission:

$15. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County

Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.


Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

 

The George Gee Swing Orchestra

The orchestra deeply enjoys its hard-earned reputation as the swingin’-est, blowin’-est, hippest classic big band in New York City. In more than 30 years of playing for dancing feet, the band has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world.

Saturday April 7 at 8 p.m.

General Admission:

$18. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre - Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood

For information, call 631-851-6589 or visit sunysuffolk.edu/spotlight.

Arrive at 7 p.m. and enjoy a free pre-concert workshop in swing dance.

 

Two Gentlemen of Verona

By William Shakespeare

Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, fall for the same girl, Silvia, which leads to a spectacular quarrel. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled and look to share one mutual happiness.

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8:00 p.m.

April 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m.

General Admission:

$12. Students 16 years of age or younger: $10. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College  students with current ID are entitled to one free ticket.

*Mature Content

Shea Theatre, Ammerman Campus, Selden