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Beginning Tuesday, June 7, Andrew Botsford of Quogue will once again introduce our summer films each Tuesday night and discuss them afterward, often with guest commentators, followed by an informal audience discussion.
Most recently a visiting professor and communications consultant for the graduate arts program at Stony Brook Southampton, Andrew was for 20 years the associate editor of The Southampton Press and editor of its Arts & Living section. He has written extensively about film, theatre, and the arts. The host of the annual Hamptons Doc Fest in Sag Harbor, he has been an actor, director and producer with the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue since 1985.
This is Andrew’s 16th year of hosting the WHBPAC summer film series.
Please note: due to a prior commitment, Andrew will not be leading the discussion on August 23.Find Out More
Written by and Starring Candace Bushnell
In her new one woman show, New York icon Candace Bushnell, the international best selling novelist and creator of Sex and the City takes us on a whirlwind tour of New York City, from Studio 54 to Sex and the City to Lipstick Jungle and beyond, sharing her remarkable philosophy through stories of fashion, literature and sex while pouring cosmos in Manolos.
Ages 18+Find Out More
Stephen Marley is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. From his solo works to family collaborations and production credits, Stephen Marley’s music has earned him eight Grammy Awards. He is the second eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Rita Marley, raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Stephen started singing professionally at 7 years old with his elder siblings Ziggy, Sharon and Cedella in The Melody Makers.Find Out More
Four-time Grammy-award winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist Keb’ Mo’ returns to WHBPAC on the heels of his celebrated 2019 release, Oklahoma. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest Blues artists of his generation, Keb’ Mo’ has consistently made music that reflects his own interests and passions. In the process, he’s earned a reputation for his ability to draw upon his bottomless roots-music expertise to make deeply expressive, highly personal music.Find Out More
Kelli O’Hara, star of stage and screen, has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Loenowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics and Olivier Nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre. Kelli also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in Topic’s hit web series The Accidental Wolf.
She can currently be seen in the HBO series, The Gilded Age.
Generously Sponsored by Abby Merrill & Sammi KatzFind Out More
Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. Her plans are derailed, however when her mother’s sudden death leaves her the owner of a neighborhood bookshop in the Bronx.
78 Minutes | English | Not RatedFind Out More
Join Kate Schumacher and Carinn Jade of the popular podcast Pop Fiction Women, as they engage in conversation with Emily Giffin about her latest book, Meant to Be. Grab a copy of her book (included pre-signed in the ticket price), grab a Meant to Be Rosé from the bar (not included in the ticket price), and grab your friends for a fun night out! After the live podcast, audience members will have the opportunity to meet the author and to get their books personalized.Find Out More
Calling all car enthusiasts! Join us for a car show fundraiser like you’ve never seen before to benefit the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center! Car enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a spectacular fundraiser featuring the finest new and vintage automobiles from near and far. Spend the day admiring vehicles of all makes and models, or bring your own showstopper to compete to be named Best in Show — the ultimate award for car connoisseurs. Fans will critique their elegance, technical merit, and history, and crowds come from all over to cheer their favorites! This event is rain or shine.
Children 12 & younger freeFind Out More
Dubbed “The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz,” Jay Leno, famed late night television host, stand up comic, and host of Jay Leno’s Garage, knows a thing or two about a thing or two. His side-splitting show covers all of his career highlights; from his early days as a lot boy at a Ford dealership to following Richard Pryor’s sell-out acts at The Comedy Store, to eventually earning the coveted Tonight Show spot from Johnny Carson. His observational style of comedy and witty banter with the audience are the hallmarks of a true career comedian.
Generously Sponsored In Part by:
Roni & Howard Cowan
Patricia Rousso & Stuart Salenger
Ages 18+Find Out More
“The blues is bigger than most people think,” Taj Mahal says. “You could hear Mozart
play the blues. It might be more like a lament. It might be more melancholy. But I’m
going to tell you: the blues is in there.”
Taj is a towering musical figure — a legend who transcended the blues not by leaving
them behind, but by revealing their magnificent scope to the world. Quantifying the 77-
year-old’s significance is impossible, but people try anyway. A 2017 Grammy win
for TajMo, Taj’s collaboration with Keb’ Mo’, brought his Grammy tally to three wins and
14 nominations, and underscored his undiminished relevance more than 50 years after
his solo debut. Blues Hall of Fame membership, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Americana Music Association, and other honors punctuate his résumé. Taj appreciates
the accolades, but his motivation lies elsewhere. “I just want to be able to make the
music that I’m hearing come to me — and that’s what I did,” Taj says. “When I say, ‘I did,’
I’m not coming from the ego. The music comes from somewhere. You’re just the conduit
it comes through. You’re there to receive the gift.”
Dave Attell is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer, best known as the host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac With Dave Attell, which gave him a cult following. He can next be seen in the Hulu series Life & Beth alongside Amy Schumer, Michael Rapaport, and Michael Cera. He can also be seen on Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross, currently streaming on Netflix and HBO’s Crashing with Pete Holmes. His stand up series, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground and his one hour special, Road Work, were featured on Comedy Central.
His film credits include Chris Rock’s cult film, Pootie Tang, Funny People, Scary Movie 4, and Los Enchiladas and in the Amy Schumer films Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty. His television credits include, The Simpsons, Difficult People, Bob’s Burgers, Arrested Development, The Jim Gaffigan Show, The Jim Norton Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Ed, Everybody Loves Raymound, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. When not on the road, Attell makes regular appearances at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Ages 18+Find Out More
Over the course of his three-decade plus career, Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer & actor Chris Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone. His music and film credits include nine critically acclaimed studio albums, twelve chart-topping singles along with several motion pictures, such as The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do!. His work has also taken him behind the scenes, creating music for multiple film soundtracks, including Eyes Wide Shut, True Romance, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet. Isaak has starred in his own critically acclaimed television series The Chris Isaak Show on SHOWTIME, has previously served as a judge on The X Factor Australia, and hosted the music talk show, The Chris Isaak Hour on BIO. 2019 marked the 30th Anniversary of Isaak’s beloved Heart-Shaped World album, which includes his breakthrough classic “Wicked Game.” He is currently recording a new studio album in Nashville.Find Out More
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Generously Sponsored by The Louis Auer FoundationFind Out More
Tim Dillon is a Stand up comedian, writer, and actor. He was a new face at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2016. He won the title of New York’s Funniest 2016 at Carolines NY Comedy Festival. In 2017 he was named of the top ten comics you need to know by Rolling Stone magazine. He had two specials premiere in 2018, a Comedy Central Half Hour and a Netflix Quarter hour. He created and hosts Tim Dillon’s Real NY Tour which takes the audience on a double decker bus through Manhattan. He has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, the Glasgow Comedy Festival, SXSW, among others. He has been on the Christ Gethard show on Fusion, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS tv, Fox’s Red Eye, Tru Tv’s Comedy Knockout, and season two of WYFD with Big Jay Oakerson on Seeso. He hosts a Podcast called The Tim Dillon Show.
Ages 18+Find Out More
A new feature-length documentary chronicling the legacy of one of the most important and influential children’s television shows of all time, Reading Rainbow. Spanning nearly 40 years from 1981 to the present, the film tells the story of a handful of broadcasters, educators, filmmakers, and one incredible host – LeVar Burton – who believed television could inspire a lifelong love of reading.
87 minutes | English | NRFind Out More
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.
Generously Sponsored by Cynthia HochmanFind Out More
International phenomenons and legendary ‘70s icons Village People and their biggest hits “YMCA” and “Macho Man” will bring you back to the days of Studio 54 and the heyday of disco. With founder Victor Willis at the helm and backed by a full band, Village People are one of the biggest disco acts of all time and this performance will be the ultimate dance party for all generations!Find Out More
Broadway, Television, and Film’s leading man, Jeremy Jordan, is bringing his effortless, soaring tenor voice to the WHBPAC stage. Regarded as a dynamic actor and vocalist, Jordan sings with a passion that can only be found in someone who truly loves what they do. Jordan’s stories and singing are mesmerizing and the witty narrative of his show allows for a warm and welcoming experience. Some of his Broadway credits include Newsies (Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk nominations), Bonnie and Clyde (Theatre World Award), American Son, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, Waitress, and Rock of Ages. He can also be seen on screen as a TV series eregular on “Supergirl,” “Smash,” and Disney’s “Tangled” and in leading roles for films like The Last 5 Years, Joyful Noise, American Son, and Newsies. Next up, he will star as the tenacious record industry giant, Neil Bogart, in the upcoming feature film, Spinning Gold.Find Out More
Oz Pearlman is one of the most sought after mentalists in the world. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a hobby ended up becoming a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full time entertainer. He has now been dazzling audiences with his mind reading ability for over two decades!Find Out More
First-time feature filmmaker Rebeca “Beba” Huntt undertakes an unflinching exploration of her own identity in the remarkable coming-of-age documentary/cinematic memoir BEBA. Reflecting on her childhood and adolescence in New York City as the daughter of a Dominican father and Venezuelan mother, Huntt investigates the historical, societal, and generational trauma she’s inherited and ponders how those ancient wounds have shaped her, while simultaneously considering the universal truths that connect us all as humans. Throughout BEBA, Huntt searches for a way to forge her own creative path amid a landscape of intense racial and political unrest. Poetic, powerful and profound, BEBA is a courageous, deeply human self-portrait of an Afro-Latina artist hungry for knowledge and yearning for connection.Find Out More
Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee, NORM LEWIS, recently starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed, “Da 5 Bloods,” and in the groundbreaking FX series, Pose. Additionally, Mr. Lewis can be seen starring in ABC’s newest series, Women of The Movement, and offscreen, his voice can be heard in the latest season of Apple TV’s animated series, Central Park. He was also seen as ‘Caiaphas’ in the award-winning NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper.
Mr. Lewis returned to Broadway in the Fall of 2021, starring in Chicken and Biscuits at the Circle In The Square Theatre. He previously appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island and as Sweeney Todd in the Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre, receiving the AUDELCO Award for his performance. In May of 2014, he made history as The Phantom of the Opera’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.
Generously Sponsored In Part by Shelley & Paul LindenauerFind Out More
MIKE DELGUIDICE & Big Shot
From New York & Billy Joel’s Band
Currently Mike DelGuidice tours with Billy Joel
all over the World including every month at the Iconic Madison Square Garden
Mike and his band are renowned for performing a show of astonishing renditions of songs by of Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Mike’s originals, and much more.Find Out More
Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in the comedy business. He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100+ city TAKE IT DOWN TOUR. He is best known for his Netflix specials, Ball Hog (2020), Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014). Paste Magazine described him as, “…having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Your Mom’s House Studios is home to his hit podcasts Your Mom’s House which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, 2 Bears 1 Cave which he co-hosts with Bert Kreischer, and many more. Additionally, YMH Studios was one of the first networks to create wildly successful Livestream Podcast Events as an outcome of the pandemic.
Ages 18+Find Out More
Directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singer songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews. Featuring Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright, and many others, this film was a selection at Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival.
115 minutes | English | PG-13Find Out More
Savage Pianos is back at the WHBPAC! The foremost dueling piano show in the Northeast, they are known for their craftsmanship, deep repertoires, and unique personalities. Fronted by Steve Savage, a classically trained pianist from the Berklee College of Music, Savage Pianos is the ultimate hybrid of all modern forms of entertainment: Two performers on two facing pianos taking turns playing audience requests and curated playlists. What sets Savage Pianos apart from the rest is their unique ability to engage the audience with comedy, witty banter and excellent musicianship.
Whether you sit on stage with the guys (complete with tableside drink service), or prefer to be out in the audience – they’ll be putting their unparalleled spin on your requests all night long. This will be an engaging, interactive experience you won’t want to miss!Find Out More
That Motown Band returns to the WHBPAC stage with all the Motown songs you know and love! With hits like “Heat Wave”, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “Baby Love”, “My Girl”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in their repertoire, this talented group has previously graced the stages of The Town Hall on Broadway, Center City in Philadelphia, The Inner Harbor in Baltimore, and more!Find Out More
A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a multi-year run she sold almost two million tickets, grossed over a hundred million dollars and become the longest-running solo female comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She was named Las Vegas’s Comedian of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award. In October 2017 she was given the Casino Entertainment Legend Award.
Generously Sponsored by Gisele & Joseph Schueller
Ages 18+Find Out More
The story of vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Melody Gardot is remarkable; she’s persevered against abject adversity throughout her life. Blessed with a beautiful alto voice and grand insight as a songwriter, Gardot overcame a life-threatening bicycle accident early in her career. As amazing as her story is, what is more evident is that she possesses a blue, jazz-oriented style and dusky persona that reflect not only her afflictions, but conversely the hope and joy of making personalized music that marks her as an original.Find Out More
Craig Ferguson is a multiple Grammy nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian with a diverse career that encompasses film, television and the stage. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has recorded numerous standup specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central and Amazon.
The wildly popular Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ran on CBS for ten years and remains a cult favorite on YouTube racking up millions of views every year on fan posted bootleg clips.Find Out More
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.Find Out More
When Grace’s teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace asks “Where are the girls?” , as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be the first female president. Grace immediately starts off her political career as a candidate and initiates a mock school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her.
Grades 1 – 4Find Out More
Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep…except…they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart.
Grades PreK – 1Find Out More
Adapted from the picture book by Mara McEwin and choreographed by Emily Bunning, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is the story of a young boy, Rink Bowagon, who lives on top of Lonesome Mountain with his unusual family of rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters. The townspeople agree that Rink’s family are quite strange, but they are unaware of Rink’s spectacular gifts. Whenever the moon is full, Rink sprouts beautiful flowers all over his body. When a new girl, Angelina, moves to town, Rink’s life truly begins to grow.
Grades K – 3Find Out More