Gateway — Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County: 2018 Season


The Gateway is thrilled to announce its 2018 Season! The Gateway’s new season features dazzling Broadway hits incluing: A Chorus Line, Nunsense, Memphis, Cabaret, Flashdance and Beauty & The Beast. Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, March 20 at 10am. Student and youth prices are available for select shows. Full Season Subscription Memberships are available now through March 18th. Season Subscription memberships include tickets to all five Main Stage shows and exclusive membership perks. For more information, contact the Box Office at (631) 286-1133, or visit the website at TheGateway.org.

This year’s Children’s Theatre Series includes two Gateway School for the Performing Arts productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr, and Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr, as well as the interactive bubble show – Bubble Trouble, and fresh off its off-Broadway run, the breathtaking show for children starring magician and illusionist Max Darwin – The Amazing Max.

MAIN STAGE

A Chorus Line at The Gateway, May 9-26, 2018
May 9 – 26
at The Gateway Playhouse
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
An audition of a lifetime – A Chorus Line celebrates both the glamour and grind of 17 talented dancers, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream of making it in showbiz. The unforgettable score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A Chorus Line has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater and is one of the biggest smash hit musicals to ever play on the Great White Way.


 

June 6 – 23
at The Gateway Playhouse
by Dan Goggin
Originally hailed by the New York Times as “Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!” Nunsense is a barrel of laughs for any and all ages with zany songs and never ending smiles. The show is a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken to raise money to bury sisters accidentally poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). Updated with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements, this timeless riot is not to be missed.



July 5 – 21
at The Gateway Playhouse
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Inspired by the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member, David Bryan.



August 1 – 18
at The Gateway Playhouse
by Kander and Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff
Willkommen! and welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. A sexy nightclub set in a troubled war makes Germany the backdrop for one of the most talked about musical of all time. The show features the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Two Ladies” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret – John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.



August 29 – September 15
at Patchogue Theatre
Book by Tom Hedley & Robert Cary
Music by Robbie Roth and Lyrics by Roth and Cary
What a feeelin’! Flashdance the Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hit “Maniac,” “Manhunt,” “Gloria,” “I Love Rock & Roll” and the sensational title track “Flashdance!”


December 14-30
at Patchogue Theatre
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Be Our Guest! This “tale as old as time” follows Belle, a book-smart and adventurous young woman and Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. If the Beast cannot learn to love and be loved in return, he and his household including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip will be trapped forever under the spell. The Broadway smash hit showcases a merry, award-winning score with such favorites as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gaston,” and “Be Our Guest.” This delightful family musical enchants and transforms hearts of all generations.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE

July 6 & 7, 11am
at The Gateway Playhouse
A Unique and Interactive Bubble Extravaganza
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit…anywhere there’s air!



Fridays at 11am & 2pm and Saturdays at 11am
July 13-21

at The Gateway Playhouse
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance



August 3, 11am & 2pm
at The Gateway Playhouse
The smash hit show returns! Celebrated Off-Broadway illusionist Max Darwin (Nickelodeon, National Geographic Channel) displays a unique brand of visual magic, comedy, and audience participation that will thrill audiences of all ages. During the past 10 years, the Amazing Max has performed over 3,000 shows with celebrities such as Uma Thurman, William Baldwin, Diana Ross, Steven A Cohen, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Sisto and Tommy Hilfiger. 



Fridays at 11am & 2pm and Saturdays at 11am
August 10-18

at The Gateway Playhouse
Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this junior production based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. An enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers, even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” A Gateway School for the Performing Arts production.

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SALES BEGIN MARCH 20th


TheGateway.org  |  (631) 286-1133

The Gateway is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to provide theatre of the highest caliber to the Long Island region and beyond. It is the region’s oldest professional theatre.

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The Gateway’s 2018 Season is generously sponsored by:

 

     
     

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AAQ Resource: The Hampton Maid

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