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Bits and Pieces: 09.12.19

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:50

Jule Styne Tribute

The composer Jule Styne, with the scores of such Broadway classics as “Gypsy,” “Funny Girl,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” and “Peter Pan” to his credit, was one of the titans of 20th-century American musical theater. “Let Me Entertain You: The Jule Styne Songbook,” a revue featuring four musical theater and cabaret veterans, will take place at Guild Hall Friday evening at 8.

“Just In Time,” “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend,” “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “Time After Time,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “The Party’s Over,” and “People” are among the classics that will be performed by Valerie diLorenzo, Danny Gardner, Meagan Michelson, and Sal Viviano under the musical direction of Jeff Harris. Tickets are $20 to $45, $18 to $40 for members.

‘Othello’ at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater and Divaria Productions will present a live opera performance of “Othello: The Opera and Play Enmeshed” on Saturday at 8 p.m. The production will use selections from Verdi’s opera in Italian and parts of Shakespeare’s text to convey the essence of the story.

Anton Armendariz Diaz and Andrew Bell will direct the cast of singers and actors. Nicolo Sbuelz, the musical director and pianist, will be accompanied by a string quartet. The action is set during World War II, “an uncertain time period where one’s ethnicity divides and one’s loyalty is always being put to the test,” according to Mr. Bell.

Divaria Productions, based in New York City, was founded in 2011 to make quality opera accessible. Tickets are $25 to $50.

Bay Street has also announced auditions for its Literature Live! production of “A Raisin in the Sun,” which will be performed from Nov. 11 through Dec. 1. The auditions, which are for Equity actors, will take place at the theater in Sag Harbor next Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Detailed information can be found at

Poetry and Music

Voices of Poetry, which has staged poetry events in New York City and New England, will join with Muse of Blues for an evening of poetry and music at the Southampton Cultural Center on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Christine Tobin, a vocalist whose “music . . . veers from grungy, post-industrial grooves to wispy romanticism to abstracted contemporary classical,” according to the Irish Times, will be accompanied by Angelica Sanchez, a pianist and composer.

The participating poets, all of whom have been published widely, are Jessica Greenbaum, Michael Klein, Neil Silberblatt, and Eva Salzman. Tickets are $25, and reservations have been suggested.

On Sunday at the cultural center, performances of “Broadway and Beyond,” benefit concerts of Cole Porter standards and hits from Broadway shows, will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. Darren Ottati, Valerie diLorenzo, and Jennifer DeMeo will be accompanied by an 8 to 10-piece orchestra. Tickets are $50, $60 for premium seating.

An Integrated Home

“On Collaboration and Design,” a panel discussion moderated by the noted architecture critic Paul Goldberger about what makes a beautifully integrated home, will take place at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The panelists are Kelly Behun, an interior designer, Ed Hollander, a landscape architect with offices in Sag Harbor, Manhattan, and Chicago, and James Merrell, an architect based in Sag Harbor. The three panelists collaborated on a Southampton house that was published in the June issue of Architectural Digest. Tickets are $29.

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