What’s Happening 4/13/17

By George J. Dacre

Sarah Jessica Parker says Joe Brancato dreamed it and Penguin Repertory in Stony Point is going into its fortieth season and Sarah loves Penguin Rep.  The new season includes “Trayf”, a new comedy by

Lindsay Joeli, May 19 to June 11 . Brancato says this production is overflowing with humor and heart.

June 30 to July 30 Penguin brings back “Cobb” about the great baseball icon Ty Cobb. When “Cobb” played Penguin years ago Variety wrote “it makes for that evening at the theater that leaves you wanting more”

A romantic comedy “Syncopation” by Allen Knee comes on August 11 to September 3. A 38-year-old Jewish butcher and a young Italian garment maker take dance lessons in a sixth floor walkup and dream of a better life.

A new play by Frederick Stroppel about Lizzie Borden who took an axe to her father and mother with Lizzie stepping forward to tell the story of her life before and after the famous murders which were labeled the Crime Of The Century. October 13 to November 5. Contact penguinrep.org or 845-786-2873.

A few dozen tickets left for Songs Of Protest Saturday April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rittenhausen Theater at BOCES, Old Nyack High School. It’s a benefit concert for the Arts Council of Rockland and ArtsRock. Contact ArtsRock.org.

Paterson Film Screening April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Garner Arts Center in Garnerville. Jim Jarmusch’s latest independent film exploring the intersection between humanism and urbanism. Contact garnerartscenter.org.

Opera on Broadway a benefit for Marble Jam Kids Center for Creative Arts Therapy serving autism and the special needs community set for Friday April 28 at 7 p,m, at Union Arts Center, Sparkill. Featured will be soprano Anna Veleva and tenor Alejandro Olmedo. Contact annavelev@yahoo.com or 917-674-6661.

Mamma Mia, rated Four Stars by the Rockland County Times, continues at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford.

Futurist Adam Trent Tuesday, April 18, Rubix Klube.

The Eighties Strike Back Tuesday, April 25. Contact broadwaytheatre.com or 914-592-2222.