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Pianofest in the Hamptons

Part of the East End summer classical festival, these international prize-winning young artists offer an unparalleled evening of piano. This is a fantastic way to experience promising prodigies before they transform into stars of the classical music world!

Generously Sponsored by Marcus Stinchi

Lez Zeppelin

Founded in 2004 by guitarist Steph Payne, the all-girl quartet Lez Zeppelin has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board.  Lez Zeppelin stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band’s blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out frenzied shows around the world.


What sets Lez Zeppelin apart is the seamless and unique way they inject their gender-bending performance into the original material. Since their formation, the group has broken both glass and class ceilings. Spin Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history.” For those skeptics who still dare to ask: Can four women pull off the exuberant, powerful and musically intricate performances for which Led Zeppelin are known? The answer is yes -  a Lez Zeppelin show is nothing short of a revelation.


Generously Sponsored by Marjorie and James Kuhn

Tom Papa: 2023 Comedy Tour

Tom Papa is a critically acclaimed and accomplished comedic personality who has created a name for himself as an author, actor, film and television writer, radio and podcast host while maintaining his live on-stage career. Papa’s work can be seen on his Netflix stand-up specials; Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great! and Tom Papa Live in New York City, among others. He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, hosts SiriusXM’s Come to Papa and their Netflix Radio Show, What A Joke with Papa and Fortune, as well as his own podcast, Breaking Bread with Tom Papa. Tom encourages his listeners to take a seat, break bread, and enjoy the comedy in life.

Generously Sponsored by Saunders

The Beach Boys

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys – who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their shows to fans around the world.

Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple- platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

Generously Sponsored by Marjorie & James Kuhn

The League

THE LEAGUE celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. From entrepreneurial titans Cumberland Posey and Gus Greenlee, whose intense rivalry fueled the rise of two of the best baseball teams ever to play the game, to Effa Manley, the activist owner of the Newark Eagles and the only woman ever admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, THE LEAGUE explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration.


English | 1 hour 43 minutes | NR


Special Guest: Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Historian & Executive Director of Eastville Community Historical Society

The League

THE LEAGUE celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. From entrepreneurial titans Cumberland Posey and Gus Greenlee, whose intense rivalry fueled the rise of two of the best baseball teams ever to play the game, to Effa Manley, the activist owner of the Newark Eagles and the only woman ever admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, THE LEAGUE explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration.


English | 1 hour 43 minutes | NR

Hercules

Welcome to Ancient Greece, where the focus is on the big tournament! The Olympic Games are starting soon and the Cyclopes and Titans are both expecting to win big. But the tournament can’t start without Hercules! Will the legendary strongman of the Ancient World spark the flame and start the festivities on time, or will his legendary tardiness get in the way of the Games? Join us for a tale the scholars will talk about for ages as mythical creatures and Olympians alike share in a friendly competition. Along the way, we may just learn that true strength lies not in our muscles but in our character. Support our campers aged 6 - 14 in their performance of the week!

Kristin Chenoweth

One of the biggest Broadway stars by any measure, Tony and Emmy-Winner Kristin Chenoweth makes her Westhampton Beach debut in a one-night only performance.

Generously Sponsored by Abby Merrill and Sammi Katz

Rachael & Vilray

‘RACHAEL & VILRAY’ has been a musical act ever since Rachael Price (of Lake Street Dive) saw Vilray play a very short set of covers and said she wanted in. In the years since they began, their configuration has ranged from an intimate duo, to the 9-piece formation heard on their newest album, ‘I Love A Love Song!’

No matter the set-up on stage, friends Rachael and Vilray sing right to each other, tell stories about how these original songs came to be, and relate them to the many old love songs they love to love.

Asteroid City

The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

English | 1 hour 44minutes | PG-13

Asteroid City

The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

English | 1 hour 44minutes | PG-13

Hannah Berner

Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons, and has over 1.4 million followers across her social media platforms. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.

Justin Willman

Justin Willman is the star and creator of the hit Netflix original series Magic for Humans. He's a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan and his online videos have logged over a 100 million views. The L.A. Times calls him "...a new breed of comic who's making magic cool again for grown-ups." His routine is fresh, hip, and gives magic a modern spin for the 21st century.

Between Two Worlds

Famed author Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of the working class in Northern France. She eventually lands a job as a cleaner on the cross-channel ferry and develops close connections with the other cleaning women, many of whom have extremely limited resources and income opportunities. As she learns more about the plight of these workers, Marianne struggles with her deception towards them and tries to rationalize that it's for the greater good.


French/English/German | 1 hr 46 minutes | NR

Between Two Worlds

Famed author Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of the working class in Northern France. She eventually lands a job as a cleaner on the cross-channel ferry and develops close connections with the other cleaning women, many of whom have extremely limited resources and income opportunities. As she learns more about the plight of these workers, Marianne struggles with her deception towards them and tries to rationalize that it's for the greater good.


French/English/German | 1 hr 46 minutes | NR

Some Like It Hot

After two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords.


After the film, stay for a discussion between Andrew Botsford and Laurence Maslon, author of Some Like It Hot: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion.

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald

Heather is the #1 Female Podcaster in Comedy with her show Juicy Scoop! Now you can experience and be part of all the juicy hilarious fun with a live stage experience. Get ready to hear the juicy scoop on Hollywood insiders, real housewives, reality stars and all things pop culture which will only be shared exclusively from the stage. Heather will also delve into her personal hilarious family life and famous friends. This will be interactive so be ready to share your juicy scoop… if you dare. Special and surprise guests will make the show that much more hilarious. Can’t wait to see you there! AGES 16+

Generously Sponsored by Systems Design Co.

Tommy James and The Shondells

The music of Tommy James & The Shondells is heard continuously, every day, in every country in the world! “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Draggin’ The Line”... and many more! With fifty years in the business and over 100 million albums old - Tommy James is one of pop music's most enduring hitmakers.

You've heard Tommy James' hits on radio, television or in a film soundtrack, and to date he's sold over 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles plus nine gold and platinum albums. Don't miss your chance to see this legendary band live!

Generously Sponsored by Douglas and Rita Skolnick

Sergio Mendes

For over six decades, Sergio Mendes has woven a common thread of joy throughout his remarkable career in music. From his pioneering work in the foundations of Bossa Nova alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim, to the Latin-pop sound of his iconic group Brasil '66, Mendes has collaborated with jazz legends like Cannonball Adderley and Herbie Mann, and even reinvented himself in the 21st century with chart-topping hits with the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend. His latest album, "In the Key of Joy," blends classic Brazilian, jazz, and pop sounds with contemporary inspirations, making it both timeless and wholly of the moment.

Generously Sponsored by Dr. Stanley Zinberg

Our Body

In Our Body, veteran documentarian Claire Simon observes the everyday operations of the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. In the process, she questions what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity and beauty of patients in all stages of life. We see cancer screenings and fertility appointments, a teenager dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, a trans woman considering the beginnings of menopause. Through these encounters and many more, the specific fears, desires and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself.


French/English/Spanish | 2 hr 48min | NR

Our Body

In Our Body, veteran documentarian Claire Simon observes the everyday operations of the gynecological ward in a public hospital in Paris. In the process, she questions what it means to live in a woman’s body, filming the diversity, singularity and beauty of patients in all stages of life. We see cancer screenings and fertility appointments, a teenager dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, a trans woman considering the beginnings of menopause. Through these encounters and many more, the specific fears, desires and struggles of these individuals become the health challenges we all face, even the filmmaker herself.


French/English/Spanish | 2 hr 48min | NR

Regina Spektor

Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor has captivated audiences with her unique sound and high-energy performances. With eight albums to her name, her songs have appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. Her music is a blend of sweet melodies, piano-driven pop, flashes of experimentalism, and cheery but wistful ruminations on love and heartache. Spektor has played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House, so don’t miss your chance to see her debut performance on the WHBPAC stage!

Generously Sponsored by Cynthia Hochman

Mike DelGuidice

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center welcomes back singer/songwriter Mike DelGuidice and his band.  Currently Mike DelGuidice tours with Billy Joel all over the world including every month at the iconic Madison Square Garden.  Join us Saturday August 26, 2023 for an entertaining evening with Mike DelGuidice and his band.



Generously Sponsored by Kate and Bob Schumacher

Generously Sponsored by Kate and Bob Schumacher

Indian Cinema in the Hamptons!

Celebrate The Magic of Bollywood in the Hamptons!

A Fundraiser to Benefit the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center


The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is proud to present an afternoon honoring the history and tradition of Indian Cinema and its impact on the film world with Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani. Flamboyant Punjabi Rocky and intellectual Bengali journalist Rani fall in love despite their differences. After facing family opposition, they decide to live with each other's families for three months before getting married.


Join us at a stunning private residence for a spread of Indian delicacies followed by a film screening at the theatre.


Generously Sponsored by: Madhu Powar Garg | Asmita and Arun Bhatia | Akbar and Sabina Himani | Kirtna Pai and Asheet Mehta | Indian Network of Eastern Long Island | Parul & Ujjaval Desai | Stephanie Claro & John Cannistraci



Please note: as this is a special fundraiser for WHBPAC, the 25th Anniversary Film Card pricing will not be applicable.

Before, Now & Then

Set amid the political violence of late-1960s Indonesia, Kamila Andini's intoxicating film BEFORE, NOW & THEN follows Nana, the beautiful wife of a wealthy plantation owner whose inner life remains with her deceased first husband, murdered in the civil war a decade prior. A survivor, Nana values her safety and material comforts, but carries out a haunted existence, dreaming of her lost love. Forced to confront her husband's blatant infidelity, Nana makes an unusual connection with his younger mistress, Ino. The two women, sharing their secrets and desires, discover a newfound freedom and intimacy withheld from them both by the strictures of patriarchal society. Framed by elegant cinematography and a lush score, BEFORE, NOW & THEN is a lyrical, transporting character study in the lineage of Wong Kar-wai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, "wreathed in poetic melancholy and never less than beautiful" (Deadline).


Indonesian | 1 hr 43 mins | NR

Before, Now & Then

Set amid the political violence of late-1960s Indonesia, Kamila Andini's intoxicating film BEFORE, NOW & THEN follows Nana, the beautiful wife of a wealthy plantation owner whose inner life remains with her deceased first husband, murdered in the civil war a decade prior. A survivor, Nana values her safety and material comforts, but carries out a haunted existence, dreaming of her lost love. Forced to confront her husband's blatant infidelity, Nana makes an unusual connection with his younger mistress, Ino. The two women, sharing their secrets and desires, discover a newfound freedom and intimacy withheld from them both by the strictures of patriarchal society. Framed by elegant cinematography and a lush score, BEFORE, NOW & THEN is a lyrical, transporting character study in the lineage of Wong Kar-wai and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, "wreathed in poetic melancholy and never less than beautiful" (Deadline).


Indonesian | 1 hr 43 mins | NR

Dueling Pianos

Get ready to dance the night away to…anything you want! Savage Pianos is the hit dueling piano show selling out shows across the country with their infectious renditions of your personal song requests. Don’t miss their high-energy interactive third repeat appearance at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.

Generously Sponsored by Hannah & Chris Berry

That Motown Band

Third time’s a charm when That Motown Band brings the biggest hits of The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and more to the Mollie Parnis Auditorium! This very special performance will feature Carla Cooke, daughter of soul legend Sam Cooke, and Brian Owens, powerhouse R&B singer. Also joining That Motown Band is Garfield Fleming, soul-singing scion of legendary status as a member of The Delfonics. Also performing with That Motown Band is Johnny Gale, Grammy nominated producer, composer, arranger, vocalist and guitarist extraordinaire. Gale is also a renowned expert in the authentic stylings of classic soul, doo-wop, R&B, blues, and rock. Johnny has performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, Dion, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, Phoebe Snow, Aaron Carter, M2M, Louden Wainwright III, Jules Shear, Joan Osborne, The Soul Survivors, Hank Ballard, the Dells, The Spaniels and literally hundreds of legendary doo wop groups, and was a recent recipient of the east Coast Music Hall of Fame Legend Musician Award.

Hannah Berner

Hannah Berner was born in Brooklyn, New York and played competitive tennis for the University of Wisconsin. She emerged on the comedy scene by directing, editing, and acting in videos on Instagram and writing viral tweets. She has two podcasts, Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, with over 20 million downloads. She was a cohost on Bravo’s Chat Room, as well as a member of Bravo’s Summer House for three seasons, and has over 1.4 million followers across her social media platforms. She currently performs standup in NYC and at clubs and theaters around the country. In 2022, she was named one of Just For Laughs "New Faces Of Comedy" in Montreal. Hannah is an advocate for mental health, animals, and napping.

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges amongst their lifeless bodies. Magdalena encounters her widowed husband, sending him into a state of shock and prompting the return of their daughter, Cecilia. Magdalena's presence and her effect on the environment stirs curiosity and fear among her family. As the past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with the opportunity to change the future.


Spanish | 1 hr 33 min

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future

When thousands of fish die in a polluted river in southern Chile, Magdalena, a woman long-deceased, emerges amongst their lifeless bodies. Magdalena encounters her widowed husband, sending him into a state of shock and prompting the return of their daughter, Cecilia. Magdalena's presence and her effect on the environment stirs curiosity and fear among her family. As the past comes into focus, mother and daughter are met with the opportunity to change the future.


Spanish | 1 hr 33 min

Last Film Show

Samay, a 9-year-old boy living with his family in a remote village in India discovers films for the first time and is absolutely mesmerized. Against his father's wishes, he returns to the cinema day after day to watch more films, and even befriends the projectionist, who, in exchange for his lunch box, lets him watch movies for free. He quickly figures out that stories become light, light becomes films, and films become dreams. Samay and his wild gang of friends move heaven and earth to catch and project light to achieve a 35mm film projection. Together, they use an innovative hack and jubilantly succeed in making a film projection apparatus. But following your dreams often means leaving things behind.


Gujarati | 1 hr 50 minutes

Last Film Show

Samay, a 9-year-old boy living with his family in a remote village in India discovers films for the first time and is absolutely mesmerized. Against his father's wishes, he returns to the cinema day after day to watch more films, and even befriends the projectionist, who, in exchange for his lunch box, lets him watch movies for free. He quickly figures out that stories become light, light becomes films, and films become dreams. Samay and his wild gang of friends move heaven and earth to catch and project light to achieve a 35mm film projection. Together, they use an innovative hack and jubilantly succeed in making a film projection apparatus. But following your dreams often means leaving things behind.


Gujarati | 1 hr 50 minutes

La Laguna Rosa

The family friendly conclusion to the 20th Anniversary Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons, the full-feature Mexican film The Pink Lagoon (La laguna rosada) will be preceded by the US Premiere of Frida in the Sky (Frida en el cielo), an animated short by director Dani Sadun from Ecuador and Canada. The Pink Lagoon tells the story of Arturo, who is a superficial and vain young man, and Mariana who is a talented, creative girl with Down Syndrome. Everything changes when Mariana seeks Arturo’s help to go to a ballet event so she can achieve her dream of dancing. This leads to a journey of reconnection and learning. Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles for all ages on Sunday, Sept 17 at 2 pm at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. A Live Q+A will follow with The Pink Lagoon’s director Juan Arce and his sister, the film’s lead actress, Monica Arce.

My Sailor, My Love

Howard (James Cosmo), a retired sailor and widower, lives in a house by the sea. His adult daughter Grace (Catherine Walker) hires a caretaker for her father, a lady in her mature years, Annie (Bríd Brennan). Recluse and stubborn, Howard rejects Annie's company, but eventually opens his heart and gives his final love a chance. Grace has her own crisis to unravel and finds her father's romance difficult. Her father's new love reminds her of the affection she missed, as a child and now again as an adult. Annie must face the complex father-daughter relationship, while Howard and Grace must realize their own imperfections.


English | 1 hr 43 min

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

"In The Mood" for swing music?

Known as the most popular and sought after big band of all time, the Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to perform their greatest hits, including "In The Mood," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "American Patrol," "A String of Pearls," "Little Brown Jug," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Tuxedo Junction," and their theme song "Moonlight Serenade" around the country and around the world.

The 17 member orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band.  It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting.

My Sailor, My Love

Howard (James Cosmo), a retired sailor and widower, lives in a house by the sea. His adult daughter Grace (Catherine Walker) hires a caretaker for her father, a lady in her mature years, Annie (Bríd Brennan). Recluse and stubborn, Howard rejects Annie's company, but eventually opens his heart and gives his final love a chance. Grace has her own crisis to unravel and finds her father's romance difficult. Her father's new love reminds her of the affection she missed, as a child and now again as an adult. Annie must face the complex father-daughter relationship, while Howard and Grace must realize their own imperfections.


English | 1 hr 43 min