Bo Bice, Paula Poundstone and More Set for Patchogue Theatre's Fall 2014 Lineup
The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) has announced its fall 2014 performance line-up and remind supporters that the 2014/2015 Season Sponsorship Package to support the continued sustainability of the theatre is now available.
All members of the family will find a show that that fits their liking at the PTPA this fall. Performances such as Blood Sweat Tears featuring Bo Bice, An Evening with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, Paula Poundstone, and Steve Solomon's Long Island debut of My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, I'm Home for the Holidays are just a sampling of shows already lined up. Additional performances are being added daily; check www.patchoguetheatre.com for updates.Executive Director John Ashline states "We are thrilled to be offering such a wide variety of performances this season. We take our mission to 'serve as a cultural center for Long Island by showcasing a broad spectrum of performing arts for the benefit of a wide-ranging audience at affordable prices' to heart when lining up a season's performances." In addition to announcing the fall 2014 schedule, the PTPA would like to remind the public that its 2014/2015 sponsorship package is now available. Supporters of the PTPA are directly impacting the momentum of downtown revitalization of the Village of Patchogue and the surrounding region through their contribution. In use 195 days and with over 140,000 patrons in attendance for the 2013/2014 season, the PTPA has been a financial and artistic success bringing foot traffic and jobs to the Patchogue Village business district and beyond. The variety of performances every year guarantees a diversity of patrons, and as a result has led the way for a wide range of dining and shopping options to spring up in the region.
Fall 2014 Performances:
8/22/14, 7 PM; 8/23/14, 1 & 7 PM - The Wizard of Oz presented by Ovations Dance Repertory
9/6/14, 7 PM - Bobby Collins Comedy Showcase
9/20/14, 2 & 7 PM; 9/21/14 2 PM - Menopause The Musical
10/10/14, 7:30 PM - Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis in Concert
10/11/14, 8 PM - Blood Sweat Tears Featuring Bo Bice
10/12/14, 7 PM - An Evening With Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
10/18/14, 8 PM - Paula Poundstone
11/1/14, 8 PM - Joplins Pearl Featuring Amber Ferrari
11/2/14, 3 PM - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
11/9/14, 3 PM - A Sousa Salute to Our Armed Forces
11/15/14, 8 PM - Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling
11/22/14, 8 PM - Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, I'm Home for the Holidays
Since re-opening in 1998, well well over a million theatre goers have enjoyed a performance at the PTPA. The PTPA has welcomed dozens of well known national acts to their main stage such as Roseanne Cash, the Bacon Brothers, and Lee Brice to name a few. The theatre has established critically acclaimed local music and theatre programs such as Live in the Lobby and the New Musicals Project that support and nurture Long Island talent. For 2014-15 they will be launching their new series, Laughs in the Lobby, featuring stand-up comedy in the intimacy of the theatre's Lobby. The PTPA has supported the local community through events like the Youth Talent Search known as "Starshine", the annual "moving up" ceremony for Patchogue-Medford School District's South Ocean Middle School, its talent show for adults "Patchogue Pizzazz," and many other events.
The Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with almost 1200 seats. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful facility was in use 195 days with over 140,000 in attendance in our 2013-2014 season. PTPA is an independent not for profit organization that leases the building from The Village of Patchogue and covers all of the operating costs without any subsidies from the Village. Our leadership is a volunteer board of directors with a professional staff and we are thriving thanks to hard work by dozens of volunteers, companies, funding agencies and individuals who support what we do by contributing their time or their money. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting patchoguetheatre.com.