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Family-friendly performances on Long Island in October
Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout October to help you plan a fun-filled day.
The Ghost of Sleepy Hallow at Vanderbilt Mansion's Carriage House Theater (180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport) on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. starting Sept. 28 through Oct. 6. This performance is adapted from Washington Irving's tale of the Headless Horseman and includes audience participation. Price: $10 for adults, $8 for children.
The Wiggles at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (960 Brush Hallow Rd., Westbury) on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Check out a live performance by The Wiggles featuring favorites like Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, and Henry the Octopus. Price: $19.50-$75.50.
Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown at Van Nostrand Theatre (Suffolk County Community College, Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. In this children's theatrical production, Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and it's up to Jigsaw and his friend Mila to track down the class clown. Appropriate for grades 1-4. Price: $8.
Cinderella at Studio Theatre (141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst) on Saturdays at 2 p.m. starting Oct. 5 through Oct. 26. Enjoy a live performance of the classic children's fairy tale. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Pinocchio at BroadHollow Theatre Company (700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont) on Saturday Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. Enjoy a live performance of the popular children's tale. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Cinderella at Long Island Children's Museum (11 Davis Ave., Garden City) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy this classic fairy tale performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Price: $12.
The Littlest Witch at BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center (265 E. Main St., East Islip) on Saturdays at 2 p.m. starting Oct. 5 through Oct. 26. This live performance tells the story of a mischievous little witch that mixes up her holiday with every other season but her own. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Mr. Mouse Orange Show at Mills Pond House (660 Rte. 25A , St. James) on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This family-friendly performance features Katie's Puppets and kids can make their own puppet after the show. Price: $9.
The Wizard of Oz at BroadHollow Theatre Company (700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont) on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a live performance of the classic tale of Dorothy, the wizard and the friends she meets along the way. Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
The Legend of Sleepy Hallow at Sands Point Preserve (127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Enjoy this family musical by John David Earnest and Mervyn Goldstein based on the 1820 story of the Headless Horseman. Price: $20 for adults, $10 for children.