What’s Happening 4/18/13

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

– “Shrek The Musical” is the next presentation by the Rockland Theatre Company and Haverstraw PSAL with performances slated for July 19, 20, 26 and 27. Auditions will be conducted in the second and third week of May. Evening rehearsals begin May 28. Open for performers 18 and older. Contact Barry at rocktheatreco@yahoo.com.

– “The Truth About Agnes,” a play about Agnes Huxley, a bright, warm, intelligent young woman, headed to an Ivy League school. Her boyfriend posts lewd pictures of her online and she becomes depressed and self-destructive. However, she meets a young man with similar problems and Agnes finds meaning in her world torn apart. Written by Samuel Harps, the production will be at Shades Repertory Theatre in Haverstraw April 26 and 27. Information at 845-675-8044 or shadesrep.com

– “Freedom Summer” has officially launched its $35,000 fund drive to take the play about the summer in 1964 when three SNCC students were murdered in Mississippi trying to help black people to register to vote. $9,000 has been contributed so far to take the production on a national tour. Contact KickStarter.com to make a donation.

– “Guys and Dolls,” the show now on at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, running through May 26 to be followed by the “Sound Of Music,” “Oliver,” “Kiss Me Kate” and “White Christmas.” Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

– A new play by Charles Evered and directed by Joe Brancato the season opener for Penguin Repertory in Stony Point with TV star (Three’s Company) Richard Kline back for an encore performance at the Barn Theatre on Cricketown Road in Stony Point. Tickets at penguinrep.org or 845-786-2873.

– It is dinner theatre Saturday night April 20 at the S.W. Johnson Firehouse at 37 Bridge Street in Garnerville. New York Dinner Theatre is producing the show, “The Soprano’s, Tony’s Retirement Dinner.” Tickets at 845-570-1187.

– “Cold Blood” and Lydia Pense with East Bay Funk at the Newton, N.J. Theatre June 6. Tickets at 973-383-3700.

– “Forever Motown” is up Monday April 22 at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. Dinner and concert, a non-stop high energy trip down memory lane. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

– “Damn Yankees” opened at Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills and runs for several weeks. See review. Tickets st antrimplayhouse.com.

– The movie “Judgement at Nuremberg” with Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift April 27 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern. Showtime 11:30 a.m. with Jeff Barker at the Wurlitzer organ.