Center Stage docket offers music, drama, and romance

SCC Offers Diverse 11th Season

A rousing pop musical, a beloved two-person play, a thought-provoking drama, and a toe-tapping, feel-good event are all on the docket as the Southampton Cultural Center’s Center Stage begins its 11th season in November.

Just in time for the beginning of the holiday season, Center Stage offers up the Long Island premiere of Joe Landry’s radio version of Meet Me in St. Louis featuring Irving Berlin’s classic score with favorites like the title song, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song,” and more. The show will be performed November 23 through December 9. Michael Disher directs. Alyssa Kelly choreographs. Amanda Jones musically directs.

A new year begins with a modern tale on the importance (or not) of physical beauty — Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty. Performances are January 11 through January 27. Joan Bennett Lyons directs.

For Valentine’s Day (or month, if you’re really romantic), SCC presents A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters for two weekends only. The two-person play follows the lives and love of Andy and Melissa through their decades of continued correspondence. This perennial favorite will be staged February 9 through 17, with Michael Disher directing.

Eye-popping colors and songs you walk out of the theater singing frame ABBA’s Benny Andersson’s and Bjorn Ulvaeus’s crowd-pleaser, Mamma Mia! Performances begin March 7 and run through March 24 with Disher directing, musical direction by Amanda Jones, and Alyssa Kelly choreographing.

For further information or tickets, visit www.scc-arts.org.

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