Holidays Onstage: See an East End Show Before the New Year

Elf: The Musical at The Gateway
Elf: The Musical at The Gateway, Photo: Julia Russell

The holidays are a great time of year to revel in the arts, and the Hamptons and North Fork never disappoint during this festive season. With Christmas-themed shows, fun concerts and fabulous special performances, there’s something for everyone on the East End.

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Plan your evenings with this list of onstage performances between this Friday, December 13 and New Year’s Eve on Tuesday, December 31.

CeeLo Green
CeeLo Green, Photo: Courtesy Suffolk Theater

Suffolk Theater
118 East Main Street, Riverhead
631-727-4343, suffolktheater.com

Sinatra Birthday Bash (December 13): Spend Friday the 13th with the Millennium Big Band 19-piece orchestra as they celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show (December 15): Clarence, George Bailey, Mary and the rest of the beloved characters from this seminal holiday classic come to life in this live radio play-style production.

Cee Lo Green Holiday Hits Tour (December 22): The five-time Grammy winner performs.

Night Fever Bee Gees Tribute (December 28): Disco stays alive with this tribute to “More Than a Woman,” “You Should Be Dancin’” and more Bee Gees hits.

New Year’s Eve Laugh, Dine and Dance (December 31): Ring in 2020 with comedy, food from Chef Noah Schwartz and music from DJ Phil. Stay late for the after party.

Soul Cruisers
Soul Cruisers, Photo: Courtesy Suffolk Theater

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
631-288-1500, whbpac.org

Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers (December 28): The Sensational Soul cruisers are an 11-man vocal harmony group with fabulous horns.

Ugly Christmas sweater
Find your ugliest Christmas sweater! Photo: belchonock/123RF

Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett
631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com

Sarah Conway Revel in Your Spirits Xmas Show (December 14): Conway sings a collection of Christmas-themed rock, blues, country and gospel songs.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with Hello Brooklyn (December 14): Don your best ugly sweater with this hip-hop/pop band as they rock out for the holidays.

Stomp is coming to the Gateway
Stomp is coming to the Gateway, Photo: ©Steve McNicholas

The Gateway
215 South Country Road, Bellport
631-286-1133, thegateway.org

An Evening with Isabella Rossellini and Friends (December 14): The legendary actress will perform selections from her series Green Porno. Poet Christopher Knowles will read from his works. Hugo Guiness will screen a film, Lia Chaves will perform a light display, Nadia Quinn will sing original works and the evening will feature a number of Gateway performers such as Brandi Burkhardt, Ryan K. Bailer, Moeisha McGill and others.

Elf: The Musical (December 20–29): This musical adaptation of the beloved holiday film will delight audiences with its endearing lead character, Buddy, a human who is transported to the North Pole as a baby and grows up to be an elf despite his large size and poor toy making skills.

Stomp (December 31): This percussion-based music and dance show hits the Patchogue Theatre stage, presented by The Gateway.

For more holiday arts and entertainment on the East End, visit DansPapers.com.

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