Take a trip down the rabbit hole with “Alice in Wonderland Follies”

Lewis Carroll’s fantasy tale about a young girl who accidentally stumbles into a magical world, where caterpillars give advice and tea parties are never-ending, is brought to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts stage by the New York Theatre Ballet, on Feb. 5.

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Laugh the night away at the All Star Comedy Show

If the shorter days lacking enough happy light, the recent cold snap that brought snow to shovel and the 2017 resolution to lay off the chocolate has turned you into an after-holiday Grinch, than you must need something to laugh about – like the All Star Comedy Show, on Jan. 13. Held at Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts, it begins at 8 p.m.

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Visions of sugar-plums dance before you in “The Nutcracker”

Every year during the holidays – between the shopping, gift wrapping and parties – I try and make time to see a childhood favorite of mine, “The Nutcracker.” After seeing it for the first time at 7-years-old, it has become a December staple for me. Well, I’m in luck (and so are you), since the ballet is coming to the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, Dec. 16-19.

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“Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer” to the Buddy Holly musical

Blasting Don McLean’s song “American Pie” will undoubtedly bring you to the verse “the day the music died” – a line alluding to the plane crash that killed three rising American rock stars: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. And though you may have heard some of their songs, you can find out more about why Holly (and the others) were immortalized in McLean’s lyric by going to see “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” – which tells the true story of his rise to fame – presented at Suffolk Theater, on Nov. 12 and 13.

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