Celebrating Community Theater of Long Island

Theater is a place to disappear. Performers get lost in their roles. Audiences escape their daily lives. Community theater is where you come to experience the comedy and drama of others, sometimes real, sometimes imagined. Long Island has just the ticket to transport you into these alternative realities, while Broward Transportation has the means to enrich your experience.

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L.I. Community Theater Cooperative

Congratulations to the recent winners and nominees of the Long Island Community Theatre Awards. This can be a starting place to discover the best that Long Island has to offer. Whether you like dramas, fantasies, comedies, musicals, Long Island has it all – and more.

Logo for the Long Island Community Theatre Cooperative

Children’s theater is popular here, as well as traveling theater. New plays, old plays, experimental shows, educational exhibits. There really is something for everybody.

Traditional Community Theater

Mixing it up with comedy, drama, musical, and mystery, the Theatre Box of Floral Park has 35 years of experience putting on professional productions, which have ranged from Sherlock Holmes, As You Like It, and Godspell to Death of a Salesman and Arsenic & Old Lace. If your lean is more toward comedy, you may want to see what’s playing at the Hampton Theater Company, especially if you delight in dinner & theater packages (lunch & theater, too!).

Actors perform a scene from "The Boys Next Door"
Hampton Theater presents “The Boys Next Door”

Musical Theater

If you’re looking for a taste of Broadway without dealing with Manhattan traffic, you’ll find big musical productions at Star Playhouse. Recently remodeled, this theater has brought the spectacles of Young Frankenstein, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Beauty and the Beast, and The King and I (among many others) to overjoyed audiences.

The Jewish Community Center offers the Sid Jacobson Community Players, a dedicated volunteer-based organization that produces large-scale musical productions like Grease, The Little Mermaid, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Actors perform a scene from "It's Only A Play"
Star Playhouse present “It’s Only A Play”

The Jewish Community Center offers the Sid Jacobson Community Players, a dedicated volunteer-based organization that produces large-scale musical productions like Grease, The Little Mermaid, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Theater for Kids

Some of the above mentioned theaters offer workshops and summer programs for kids and teens, so be sure to do thorough research. Otherwise, Studio Theater is notable for their summer theater program for kids, while their seasonal repertoire remains largely geared toward adults.

Actors perform a scene from "The Babylon Line"
Studio Theater presents “The Babylon Line”

Kids and families may get a kick out of all Malverne Community Theatre has to offer. Their entertainment is an eclectic mix improv, interactive performances and kid-friendly versions of classical plays. Coming up in July: The Wizard of Oz: An Interactive Play for Children. Finally, as traveling shows go, Plaza Theatrical is perfect for young audiences. This amazing team showcases Broadway and children’s musicals, and they have their very own puppet theater: the Hudson Vagabond Puppets!

Non-traditional Community Theater

Maybe you’re looking for performance art that strays just a little from the mainstream. These theaters are expanding the definition of the art form in wildly interesting ways. The Long Island Theater Collective has much to offer in the way of traditional theater; however, it also values artistic growth, particularly in the way of multi-media. This non-profit is open to new adaptations of classics, modern plays, and even unknown playwrights. Best of all: they won’t turn away patrons who cannot afford the cost of ticket!

For an educational spin on the medium, you may consider the traveling exhibits of St. George Living History Productions. Their award-winning educational programs travel across the country. Often historically based or biographical, these performances include staged shows, theme parks and wildlife programs, lectures, and festivals.

Actors perform a scene from "Ghost Writers: Shelley, Stoker & Poe"
St. George Living History Productions presents “Ghost Writers: Shelley, Stoker & Poe”

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