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A Dinner and Conversation with Susan B. Anthony

Through June 10: La Cage Aux Folles This book by Harvey Fierstein is brought to life by the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. A new production of a timeless classic reminds us about the value of family, remaining true to who you are, and above all else, love. Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., $29 adults, $26 seniors and students. • Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack, 845.353.1313; www.elmwoodplayhouse.com

Through June 14: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat This fresh and new production of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s enduring masterpiece has entranced audiences. Hit songs include “Any Dream Will Do,” “Those Canaan Days,” and the rousing “Mega-Mix.” See website for times. $15–$33. • Mac-Haydn Theatre, 1925 Route 203, Chatham, 518.392.9292; www.machaydntheatre.org

June 16, 20, 25, 28: Twelfth Night Shakespeare’s music-filled ensemble comedy weaves mistaken identities, tangled letters of love, and gender-bending high jinks led by Tony-nominated Moritz von Stuelpnagel. June 22, 26, 30: The Book of Will Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, this play about Shakespeare by playwright Lauren Gunderson, finds an unforgettable story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know. June 24, 27, 29: Pride & Prejudice Playwright Kate Hamill debuts her playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance novel.  All shows 7:30 p.m., call for ticket costs. • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, 1601 Rt 9D, Garrison, 845.265.9575; www.hvshakespeare.org

Through June 25: Mamma Mia! Based on the songs by the Swedish pop group ABBA, this musical is set on a Greek island around a young woman who wants to have a traditional wedding and hopes her father will walk her down the aisle, but she has no idea who her father is! With help from her mother’s journal, she narrows the possibilities down to three men, and hilarity ensues. Call for show times and tickets. • Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, 914.592.2222; www.broadwaytheatre.com

June 30–July 16: Green Day’s American Idiot The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, is a rock opera that strikes numerous chords in the world we are all living in. 8 p.m. Fri & Sat, 3 p.m. Sun, $27/$25. • Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org


Our Picks:

Oliver! This timeless musical, based on Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, brings us the memorable characters of the Artful Dodger, Fagin, and Mr. Bumble. Unforgettable musical numbers, like “Food, Glorious Food,” are featured. June 2–25, 8 p.m. Fri & Sat, 3 p.m. Sun, $27/$25. Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org 

A Dinner and Conversation with Susan B. Anthony marks Mount Gulian’s 22nd Annual Historic Dinner. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York, the evening will begin with a historical portrayal of the passionate suffragist Susan B. Anthony by actress Marjorie Goldman, followed by a delicious four-course meal inspired by the late 1800s. Call for reservations. June 3, 4:30–9 p.m., prepaid $150. Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling St, Beacon, 845.831.8172; www.mountgulian.org

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