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HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

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-13

Savage Pianos

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. 

That Motown Band

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!

Rita Rudner

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.

Generously Sponsored by Gisele & Joseph Schueller

Craig Ferguson

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 […]

OLA’s 19th Annual Latino Film Festival: ENCANTO

Join us for a day of Family Film, Live Music, and even a bit of Competition when OLA’s Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons comes to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center! Following a screening of Disney’s instant classic and celebration of family, Encanto,  (in Spanish language with English Subtitles) participants will be treated to music by Banda de Música Ecuatoriana. We’ll finish off the day listening to singing competition finalists – the finest young voices on the East End!

My Old School

In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years became the stuff of legend. Starring WHBPAC alum Alan Cumming

English | 1 hour 44 minutes | NR

September 30 @ 7:30PM
October 1 @ 4PM
October 1 @ 7:30PM

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera

Bubbly About Opera

Join us for lively multi-media presentations on all things opera! This open conversation series allows participants to consider what makes up the backbone of opera while deconstructing prior stereotypes in a calm environment perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics! Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, […]

David Sedaris

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.

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera

Bubbly About Opera

Join us for lively multi-media presentations on all things opera! This open conversation series allows participants to consider what makes up the backbone of opera while deconstructing prior stereotypes in a calm environment perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics! Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, […]

Niccolo Ronchi and Anastasiia Mazurok

Concert pianist Niccolò Ronchi has been lauded by both critics and audiences for his incredible virtuosity, great expressiveness, and the communicative power of his interpretations. At an early age, Ronchi distinguished himself at national and international piano competitions. He has performed both as a soloist and with orchestras, in over 200 recitals and concerts.

Described as "spellbinding" by Northwest Music Scene, Anastasiia Mazurok is an award-winning concert violinist and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Juilliard School. A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, Anastasiia gave her concerto debut with orchestra at the age of thirteen. She has performed extensively throughout Russia, the United States, Japan, France, and Austria. She is currently touring with multi-platinum, Grammy winning trumpeter/composer Chris Botti, performing to sold out crowds across the world.

Generously Sponsored by Marcus Stinchi

Sebonack Golf

Sebonack features holes that offer panoramic views of Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond. The visual impact of the water vistas competes for the golfer’s eye with the rolling fairways, expansive bunkers and waste dunes, and undulating greens that present tricky swales and burrows. Meant to look as if manicured by time, […]

The Good Boss

Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company's proprietor, Blanco (Javier Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.

Spanish | 2 hours | NR

Friday, October 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15 at 4pm
Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera

Bubbly About Opera

Join us for lively multi-media presentations on all things opera! This open conversation series allows participants to consider what makes up the backbone of opera while deconstructing prior stereotypes in a calm environment perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics! Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, […]

Brandon "Taz" Niederauer + Friends of the Brothers

Ferocious guitar player Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed "Taz", teams up with Friends of the Brothers for a double billing that can't be missed!

Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. He has also performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and countless other bands.

The Friends of the Brothers is a celebration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band, with members closely associated with the original band and continuing the brotherhood with passion, committed to the ideals of every night being special and unique. Guitarist/singer Junior Mack has fronted Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 12 years and starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Lackawanna Blues. Guitarist Andy Aledort played with Dickey Betts for 12 years, has recorded with Double Trouble and Band of Gypsys and toured with Experience Hendrix. Singer/guitarist Alan Paul is the author of One Way Out, the definitive, best-selling Allman Brothers Band biography based on 25 years of reporting on and interviewing the band.

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera

Bubbly About Opera

Join us for lively multi-media presentations on all things opera! This open conversation series allows participants to consider what makes up the backbone of opera while deconstructing prior stereotypes in a calm environment perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics! Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, […]

Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues

"Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues" offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong's own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.

English | 1 hour 44 minutes | R

Friday, October 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 29 at 4pm
Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera

Bubbly About Opera

Join us for lively multi-media presentations on all things opera! This open conversation series allows participants to consider what makes up the backbone of opera while deconstructing prior stereotypes in a calm environment perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics! Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, […]

An Author’s Afternoon: Overture of Hope

Join Isabel Vincent and Alexandra Fee in a Q & A discussion about Vincent's new book, Overture of Hope.

Overture of Hope tells the tale of the Cook sisters in 1930s Europe, who both share a passion for opera. This takes them on frequent trips to Germany and Austria to see their favorite stars perform. But as clouds of war gather, the stars of Continental opera, many of whom are Jewish, face dark futures under the Nazis.

What can two British spinsters do? Against all odds, the sisters conspired to bring together worldwide opera aficionados and insiders in an operation to rescue Jews in the opera from horrific fates. By the time war did arrive, the Cooks and their operatives had plucked over two dozen Jewish men and women from the looming maw of the Holocaust and spirited them to safety in England.

Doktor Kaboom

The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.

Melodies & Memories

Join us on Sunday, November 20th at 3pm for a very special FREE performance of WHBPAC’s landmark performing arts program for seniors, Melodies & Memories!

Students have spent months developing music and theatre skills in a fun, nurturing, and social environment while learning from professional, seasoned Teaching Artists. On Sunday, they will sing beloved classic songs using memories to create an amazing performance for family and friends on the WHBPAC stage.

Blood Drive

The day after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season of giving. This year, take a break from the hectic holiday pressures and give an hour of your time to save up to three lives. Under the stage lights, you'll feel like the rock star you are. Sure, you can't tie it up with a bow - but the pint you offer will be the most meaningful present someone will receive all year.

The Jungle Book KIDS

Come see our littlest players; Mini Mozarts in the Jungle and Elementary School Theatre Troupe in the Jungle Book Kids for a show that’s sure to make your whole family dance in their seat!

About Mini Mozarts in the Jungle:
Adventure through the musical jungle through story and song, the Little Players will perform traditional opera stories and added their own twists with visions of Disney's The Jungle Book!

About Jungle Book Kids
This jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

Toys for Tots

Help the WHBPAC deliver holiday cheer to Long Island children - our annual partnership with Toys for Tots is underway! 

No need to shimmy down chimneys to play Santa this year. Just point your team of reindeer at the WHBPAC and drop off new, unwrapped toys in the Box Office lobby now through Saturday, December 4.

Fall Music Festival

Join us for an exciting concert of our Fall Music Semester students. Featuring performances by UpBeat, private vocal students, Tappy Hour Dancers, Singer Songwriters Circle, and our teen Rock Band 101, this show will have you humming along and dancing in your seat!

Nutcracker

Join Clara as her beloved Nutcracker Doll turns into a prince and takes her on a journey to an enchanted wonderland forest and into the Land of The Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy, and many more beloved characters. Capture the holiday spirit and watch this year’s Peconic Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

Saturday, December 10th at 12PM (Cast A)
Saturday, December 10th at 7PM (Cast B)
Sunday, December 11th at 12PM (Cast C)
Sunday, December 11th at 5PM (Cast D)

Damien Sneed’s Joy to the World

Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey takes the listener through Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz and classical favorites.  This performance features a cast of ten singers and musicians performing well-known holiday classics such as “Silent Night”, “This Christmas”, “O Come Emmanuel”, “Little Drummer Boy”, “The Christmas Song”, “Joy to the World”, excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”, and many others!

Recurring Event Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! Performed by our teen theatre troupe, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Dames," "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."

Recurring Event Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! Performed by our teen theatre troupe, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Dames," "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."

Recurring Event Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Teen Theatre Troupe: 42nd Street

Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! Performed by our teen theatre troupe, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Dames," "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and "Forty-Second Street."

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Act 2? Opera, YOU!

Our second series of all things opera!

This open conversation series has been such a hit that we are going to take you on a journey around the world and see how opera has affected many different countries! Perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics!

Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, Sundays from 2pm to 3pm

Llama Llama Live!

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 - 1

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Act 2? Opera, YOU!

Our second series of all things opera!

This open conversation series has been such a hit that we are going to take you on a journey around the world and see how opera has affected many different countries! Perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics!

Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, Sundays from 2pm to 3pm

Recurring Event Middle School Theatre Troupe: Fiddler on the Roof, JR.

Middle School Theatre Troupe: Fiddler on the Roof, JR.

This special adaptation, performed by our Middle School Theatre Troupe, of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

Middle School Theatre Troupe: Fiddler on the Roof, JR.

This special adaptation, performed by our Middle School Theatre Troupe, of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof JR. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof JR. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

Recurring Event Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Bubbly About Opera Act 2

Act 2? Opera, YOU!

Our second series of all things opera!

This open conversation series has been such a hit that we are going to take you on a journey around the world and see how opera has affected many different countries! Perfect for beginners to lifetime fanatics!

Broaden your knowledge of opera through a series of multi-media presentations and discussions in WHBPAC’s Gallery/Lounge, Sundays from 2pm to 3pm

The Boy Who Grew Flowers

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 - 3

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare’s tragedy of “star-crossed lovers” is a lively 90-minute production which emphasizes language, pleasure in playing and the relationship that exists between the actors and the audience.  Shakespeare & Company actors create a wonderful rapport with students, and while they make Shakespeare immediate and accessible, they never dumb it down.  Taking students to see Shakespeare gives them an opportunity to experience his plays as live theatrical events, rather than simply as literature.  The performance is followed by an interactive audience talkback.

Grades 6 - 12

Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries

A lot has happened since we last saw Danny Carmo and his magical math skills–he's toured all over the world and he even became a Professor at the University of Wonder & Imagination! It's hard to believe that he used to think that school and, in particular, math wasn’t for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage and perhaps the big screen – all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician. But when he knuckled down to learn all the tricks of the trade he realized that math was not only essential… it was the SECRET to a whole load of magic.

Grades 2 - 6