What’s Happening 6/22/17

By George J. Dacre

“Get Smart and Celebrate” Penguin Repertory Theatre’s 40th Anniversary at a special ribbon cutting event Sunday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. with Agent 99 Barbara Feldon. Musical entertainment by David Keyes and Miche Braden and dinner by Rockland Roots at the Gilmore Sloane House, next door to Penguin Rep in Stony Point. Catch “Cobb” at Penguin Rep weekends June 30 through July 23. Go to penguinrep.org or call 845-786-2873.

Annie with Sandy and Daddy Warbucks live on stage at Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford June 29 through September 10. After 34 years, Leapin’ Lizards, the world’s most loved family musical, returns to WBT. Call 914-592-2222 or go to broadwaytheatre.com.

The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, performed by Hudson Lyric Opera Company at Trinity United Methodist Church, Stony Point, Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. Comic elements of love and a magic potion in the opera spoken and sung in English. Visit hudsonlyricopera.org or call 845-709-2273.

It was a beautiful evening at Fieldstone Elementary School this past Tuesday as the Balbach School of Dance performed The Little Match Girl and other works as part of its annual gala recital featuring many students at the school. Alyssa Lombardo as the Little Match Girl was superb in the role backed up by 50 of Rebecca Balbach’s students who have been rehearsing and training at Balbach’s studio in the Garnerville Methodist Church. Various works included Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Fuente de Sabiduria and Carmen. The ballet dancing, the classical music and the very professional presentation is a credit to the community and the hundreds who attended and responded enthusiastically to a great performance.

Callbacks for auditioners for “The Odd Couple” coming to Elmwood Playhouse in September and October are Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. by invitation only. Contact elmwoodplayhouse.com.