What’s Happening 2/27/14

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Only 22 tickets left for “The Purpose Project,” produced by ArtsRock and set for Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack Sunday, March 16 at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Van Meter, author and narrator will return from Japan to do the show described as an inspiring true story of overcoming loss and finding an amazing purpose. Tickets and information at ARTSROCK.org.

Jay and the Americans coming to the Newton, N.J. Theatre in June. Tickets on sale this Friday, February 28 at 973-383-3700.

2014 Spring High School Basketball Tryouts set for Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at Ramapo High School, 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley. There will be 5th and 6th grade, 7th and 8th grade and 9th grade tryouts conducted by RockElite. Information at rockeliteaaubasketball@gmail.com.

Lafayette Theatre, Suffern celebrating its 90th Anniversary Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. with a 25 cent admission charge (same as in 1924) and a showing of the Wizard Of Oz in 3D, a live performance of Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s On First” skit and a video of Suffern in 1920.

Composer Anita Brown of Nyack has been commissioned to write an arrangement of a patriotic song for the United States Marine Corps for a spring tour recruiting musicians for the Marine bands. The invite came from Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan Bley of the First Marine Corps District in Garden City, N.Y.

Ronan Tynan, acclaimed Irish tenor, to highlight a St. Patrick’s celebration at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford Monday, March 10. a Gold Star event. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.

Kaufman and Hart’s comedy ” You Can’t Take it With You” opens Friday, March 14 at the Tom France Theatre, Antrim Playhouse in Wesley Hills. Tickets at antrimplayhouse.com or 845-354-9503.

“Radio Golf” at Shades Repertory in Haverstraw through March 1. The story of the difficulties for African-Americans to move up the ladder in Pittsburgh in 1997. Tickets at shadesrep.org.

The Monday Morning Music Club celebrates its 90th anniversary Wednesday, April 9 with a concert at Nauraushaun Prebyterian Church in Pearl River, featuring the City Winds Trio. Donations at the door at the 10:30 a.m. event.

A special Irish concert at Empire City Casino, Yonkers on Sunday, March 16 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. With the Black 47 and Shilelagh Law, outdoors, rain or shine. Tickets at EMPIRECITYCASINO.COM.

“The Pillowman” debuts at Elmwood Playhouse, Nyack March 14 and runs weekends through April 5. Tickets at 845-353-1313 or elmwoodplayhouse.com.

March 20 the date for Rockland Youthfest at Rockland Coimmmunity College in Suffern Submit videos for “Rockland Youth Got Talent” by February 28 rocklanddYF2014@gmail.com.

Jay and the Americans coming to the Newton, N.J. Theatre Friday, June 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Call 973-383-3700.