BY GEORGE J. DACRE
– “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the show that helped launch the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy and Kim Hunter-who once resided in Rockland County-Tennessee Williams and others, opens Friday, January 17 at the Tom France Theatre in Antrim Playhouse on Spook Rock Road in Wesley Hills. It will be directed by Derek Tarson, produced by Sandy Gordon and have Maria Daggett-Eskanzi as stage director. Infomation and tickets at antrimplayhouse.com.
– The show that sold out in London, “Titanic,” starts January 16 and runs through February 23 at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. It was labeled London’s hottest ticket. “Titanic” will be followed by “Ragtime, “Mary Poppins,” “The Wizard Of Oz” and “South Pacific” and the annual Christmas show. Information at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.
– Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, after a great run of “Les Miserables,” is coming up with Nora Ephron’s “Love, Loss And What I Wore” starting January 17 and weekends through February 8. The show is described as an hilarious collage of experiences that women share. The award-winninng Elmwood Playhouse was established in 1947 and is a 99 seat, recently renovated showplace on Park Street in Nyack. Information at elmwoodplayhouse.com or 845-353-1313.
– Comedian Frank Vignola, described as the comic’s comic, will be at the Turning Point in Piermont Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m. The Turning Point is at 468 Piermont Avenue in Piermont. Vignola, with Bill Maher, has entertained U.S. troops in Afghanistan and has appeared on Comedy Central, the Discovery Channel and the Montreal Comedy Festival. LoHud Comedy produces the January 24 show, which also feature comedians Frank Gentile and Adam Oliensis.
– Pearl River High School is bringing to their stage Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Nights Dream” at the high school auditorium Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. There will be a special free afternoon performance for Pearl River Seniors on Thursday, January 30 at 3 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. This classic play tells the tale of four young lovers who encounter a group of actors and experience amusing adventures including mischievous intervention by magical fairies.
– In Greenwood Lake, Orange County, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is presenting an original play at its annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday, February 8. It will be staged at the American Legion Post on Lakes Road and includes a catered family style dinner, beer, wine, desserts and coffee. Information at 845-477-3384.
– It will be Sinatra music at the Orangetown Jewish Center February 8 with Tony Quarantino and his 12 piece Big Band. Information at 845-634-5728.
– “Chinese Coffee” has been rescheduled at the Nyack Village Theatre for Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m. The theatre is at 94 Main Street, upstairs.