What’s Happening 1/30/14

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

“Titanic,” the musical, presents a unique look at the event that resulted in the giant luxury ship hitting an iceberg with thousands perishing in the cold ocean. Directed by Don Stephenson with musical director Ian Weinberger and choreographer Liza Genaro, “Titanic” is a four star production. I rate it that way Four Stars Out Of Four Stars!!!! WBT’s 183rd production runs through February 23. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

Elliot Forrest touts an Elmwood Playhouse showing of “The Purpose Project,” written and performed by Elizabeth Van Meter and directed by Joe Ricci set for Sunday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack. It is about Thao, a Vietnamese woman who, despite being born with life threatening birth defects, created a childrens library for her village. Tickets from ArtsRock.

A “Sweetheart Dinner” planned by Thiells United Methodist Church for February 15 at the church on Rosman Road in Thiells. Chef Daphney Jean-Pierre and her crew will prepare the event to benefit church missions. Tickets at 845-942-1481.

Garner Arts Center hosting “Love’s Fire,” an evening of dinner, theatre and dancing February 14 to support the fund to restore Garner Arts Center Gallery and Performance Space (formerly GAGA). The Contiunum Company of Nyack will perform Shakespeare’s Love Stories featuring Andre Holland. Information at 845-947-7108. The Groove Machine will provide dance music.

Sandy Cash, singer folksongwriter, at the next Borderline Folk Music Clubs event in New City Sunday, February 16. Raised in Michigan and then emigrating to Israel, Cash sings of Middle East problems and more and her songs can be satrical, funny, and sad. Information at solz1@optonline.net.

Simply Diamond on Valentine’s Day at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford with Brian LeBlanc. Titanic now on Main Stage. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

“I Love You, Your’e Perfect, Now Change” coming to Shades Repertory Theatre in Haverstraw in February. Produced by Rockland Youth Theatre. Information and tickets at phshoppe@aol.com or 845-942-1103.

Butch Barbella’s “Streets Of The Bronx” at Empire City Casino inn Yonkers Wednesday, February 5. The Temptations Tribute, Thursday, February 13 at Dan Rooney’s.

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” continues at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack weekends through February 8. Tickets at 845-353-1313 or elmwoodplayhouse.com.

“A Streetcar Named Desire,” rated Four Stars by the Rockland County Times, continues at Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills. Tickets at antrimplayhouse.com.