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Julie’s Greenroom, produced and written by Southampton Arts faculty member Emma Walton Hamilton and hosted by her mother, Julie Andrews, made its Netflix premiere on March 17, 2017 to great acclaim. Julie’s Greenroom teaches kids the wonder of the performing arts and the way they enhance our lives. Ms. Julie (played by Julie Andrews, of course) is a theater teacher to five attentive and curious puppet children, a dog, and a duck named Hugo. Over the course of the 13-episode season, Ms. Julie helps the “Greenies” create a musical. The show was first proposed to the pair by The Jim…

Come cheer on the docs who rock in bands from Stony Brook University Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Northport VA, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Southampton Hospital. Proceeds benefit the best ideas in medicine at Stony Brook Cancer Center. The battle of the bands will be held on Sunday, May 7, from 12 pm to 5 pm at the Emporium, 9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY. The price is $20 per person (cash bar) and includes hot buffet, desserts and giveaways. Register online now For more information, please call (631) 444-1088.

The MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2017 — on display now through April 11 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center — presents new work by Stony Brook University’s graduating Master of Fine Arts students. The BODIES exhibition includes sculpture, printmaking, photography and video works by Tanya Kaiser Robinson, Rebecca Uliasz, Allison Walters and Dewayne Wrencher. These four artists are degree candidates in the Department of Art’s MFA program. All are welcome to attend a reception for the artists on Saturday, March 25, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Zuccaire Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm, and Saturday, 7 pm to…

In a roundabout way, being an Irish Step Dancer led Heather Monaghan ’19 to Stony Brook University. In 1996, at the height of Riverdance fervor, Heather was only three but her parents introduced her to the discipline on VCR. She would try to mimic the intricate steps of the performers she saw on tape and by age four, her mother thought she was good enough to sign her up to attend the Mulvihill Lynch School of Irish Step Dance in Ronkonkoma. “It was as if a whirlwind swept me up,” Heather says. By the ripe old age of 7 Heather…

Cuisine & Confessions, a unique theatrical circus with nine outstanding acrobats combining dance, music, comedy and theater, will perform on Staller Center’s Main Stage Saturday, April 1, at 8 pm and Sunday, April 2, at 4 pm. Tickets are $42 at stallercenter.com. Cuisine & Confessions celebrates the joyous memories triggered by cooking in the kitchen. Audience members can expect to be recruited to participate, asked to set their smart phones to measure cooking time, and may leave the theater nibbling the banana bread that is mixed and baked on stage, all while they watch elastic performers turn themselves into human projectiles that exhibit unlimited…

The Department of Theatre Arts will present a panel discussion, “Using Theatre as a Tool for Social Justice” on Thursday, March 9, at 8 pm in Staller Center, Theatre 1. This dynamic discussion will center on using Theatre Arts as a tool for social justice and as an agent for change in audiences’ perception and experience of events and issues. Speakers include: Emily Joy Weiner, co-founder and artistic director of Off Broadway’s Houses on the Moon Theater Company Patrick Blake, artistic director of Rhymes Over Beats and Off-Broadway producer; produced “The Exonerated,” a play that in 2002 was a key…

Staller Center for the Arts hosted Stony Brook Medicine Appreciation Day on Valentine’s Day, February 14, with a remote box office outside of Stony Brook Medicine’s Marketplace Café. Discounts were offered to live performances and free movie tickets were given to new patrons joining the Staller Center e-mail list. Staller Center Director Alan Inkles created the day to thank Stony Brook Medicine for their sponsorship and to increase awareness of Staller Center’s offerings among staff members. Several hundred medical staffers stopped by to learn more about the Center, and a large portion signed up to win Staller Center gift cards.…

“ANTIFORM,” a new exhibition featuring unconventional work by New York artists Lindsay Packer, Mitch Patrick and John Ross, is on display until February 18 at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition features art that is meant to relate the viewer to their own environments, either physical, perceptual or digital. Its title, “ANTIFORM,” is inspired by an art movement of the late 1960s, during which artists began to experiment with more materials and processes. “The most important thing about this exhibition is that it’s experiential,” said Karen Levitov, director and curator for…

The University Orchestra will present its Annual Family Orchestra Concert — “The Magic of Music” — on Tuesday, February 28, on Staller Center’s Main Stage at 7:30 pm. The Orchestra will perform this one-hour interactive concert with conductor Susan Deaver and featured soloist Emily Ramonetti, winner of the 2016 Stony Brook University Pre-College Concerto Competition. Emily, a senior at Northport High School, will perform the first movement of Shostakovich’s Piano Concert No. 2 with the Orchestra. The concert includes pieces that humorously showcase the orchestra, including Saint-Saens’ Danse Bacchanale, Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute, works by two American composers — Alfred Reed and George Whitefield…

The Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University welcomes New York based Italian Actor Giacomo Rocchini to campus on Thursday, February 9. He will present “A Love Revolution” — live readings of select Italian poetry by Dante Alighieri and other authors of the Dolce Stil Novo, the most important literary movement of the 13th century in Italy. All are invited to this free event, which will be held at 5:30 pm in the Center for Italian Studies, Melville Memorial Library, Room E4340. For more information, please contact Center for Italian Studies Executive Director Jo Fusco at (631) 632-7444.

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