Song & Stage

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Sings, Dances, Laughs Through Fall

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is known for presenting great musicians, comedians and stars to East End audiences, and they’ve got a great fall lineup.

Jonny Lang performs on Saturday, October 3. The Grammy Award-winning Lang is known for his soulful guitar and stirring blues voice. Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Sting. Humorist David Sedaris returns to the East End on Sunday, October 11. Sedaris, known for his books Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day and others, is an NPR regular and has a distinctive, colorful voice and deceptively polite demeanor. Blues icon Taj Mahal will perform at WHBPAC on Sunday, October 18. This longtime star has won multiple Grammy Awards and is sure to be a treat. On Thursday, November 8, check out former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Hackett will perform in celebration of his new album Wolflight.

Comedienne Elayne Boosler will take the stage on Friday, November 13. Known for her hilarious political humor and her love of baseball and animals, Boosler will have audiences in stitches. On Saturday, November 14, acclaimed musician Edwin McCain will perform. McCain is known for hits including “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More.” The performance benefits the 3256 Foundation. Singer-songwriter Citizen Cope will perform a solo acoustic show on Saturday, November 21. On Saturday, December 5, Hot Tuna will perform. Hot Tuna consists of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen.

Take your kids to The American Revolution on Thursday, November 5, featuring seven actors in just 21 square feet of space reenacting the entire Revolutionary War. Using their bodies, voices and tongue-in-cheek humor, this is guaranteed to be an educational and entertaining show. The American Revolution is appropriate for children in grades 3–8. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will perform adaptations of Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved children’s books, Good Night Moon and The Runaway Bunny, on Thursday, November 10. This performance is perfect for kids in pre-kindergarten through second grade. On Tuesday, November 17, introduce your kids in grades 6–12 to Slam Poetry by the Mayhem Poets. This exciting show will combine hip-hop rhythm, theatrical techniques and more.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is located at 78 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. For tickets and more information, call 631-288-1500 or visit whbpac.org.

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