BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Veston and Kopit’s “Phantom” is opening today, Thursday, September 13 at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, and will run through November 25. It will then come back December 27 and run through January 27, 2019. The musical magic returns. Call 914-592-2222 or go to broadwaytheatre.com for more info. Also coming up is “A Christmas Carol,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Menopause The Musical,” “The Newsies,” “On Your Feet”, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, “Mambo Italiano,” and “An American in Paris.”
“Woody Sez, the Life and Music Of Woody Guthrie” will be held at the Rockland Community College Cultural Arts Theatre inSuffern on Saturday, September 15 at 8 pm., and Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m. Contact penguinrep.org.
The ninth Italian Feast Festival will be presented by the Blauvelt Sons Of Italy at the Masonic Park Fairgrounds, Tappan, starting today September 13 and run through September 16. Thursday, Anna Veleva will be on opera and Anthony Tolve on tenor; Friday, Alfio, Lauren Mascitti and Dead Mile Dance; Saturday, Freddy Lando, and Steve Maglio will be singing Sinatra and Kick Start Charlie; Sunday, Phil Caggiano Band, Al Sapienza, Deborah Rennard and Louis Vannara. Also, DJ Jerry and MC Paul Borghese will perform. Visit BlauvelSonsofItaly.org for more info.
Finn and the Sharks and Big Jim Wheeler in a fundraiser for Open Arms Inc., Sunday September 16 from 12-2 p.m. at Hudson Valley Harley Davidson in Nanuet. Visit OpenArmsRockland.org.
The Cruisin’ For Kids car show by Neighborhood Cruisers will be held Sunday, September 30 at Bowline Point Park in Haverstraw. This will be a benefit for Maria Fereri. DJ Albarelli will entertain from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“After,” directed by Joe Brancato, will begin September 21 and run weekends through October 14 at Penguin Rep in Stony Point. A timely new play. Visit penguinrep.org or call 845-786-2873 for more info.
A block party at Garner Arts Center in Garnerville will be held Saturday, September 22. Arts, music and food under the stars. Visit garnerartscenter.org.
A food truck mash-up at Empire City Casino in Yonkers will be held Sunday, September 16. New York vs. New Jersey, produced by USA Today Network. Contact FOODTRUCKMASHUP@LOHUD.COM for more info.