Stepping Out

Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' at Hofstra University

Grey Wig alumni theater company revives the celebrated musical this weekend


On Stage


Hofstra University’s Grey Wig alumni theater company brings Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical comedy to the Hofstra stage. “Company” takes place on the 40th birthday of Robert, a bachelor who has been thrown a surprise party by his married friends. Robert reassesses his life as he interacts with his friends and his three girlfriends. With a score that includes “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive,” “Company” features Cathy Barteld of Merrick, as April; PJ Cirino of Oceanside, as Larry; Bellmore’s Andrea Galeno, as Jenny; and Joanna Lamb, of Wantagh, as Amy.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 p.m. $28, $25 seniors, $20 students. Hofstra’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644 or

Outdoor Adventures

Seal Cruises

Now’s the time once again to get a close-up look at Long Island’s seal population, on a seal cruise offered by the Riverhead Foundation. Sail from Freeport aboard the Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seals throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist is on board to discuss biology and seal behavior and other marine life encountered.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13, 12:30 p.m. boarding time, with 1 p.m. departure. $26, $22 seniors and children. Reservations required. All proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. 28A Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. (631) 369-9840 or

In Concert

Midtown to the Met 3

The Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island performs some of the most beloved tunes to grace the Great White Way and opera houses worldwide at its annual gala concert. Conceived by co-Directors David Groeger and Sina Kiai, “Midtown to the Met 3: Even More of the Best of Broadway and Opera” is a light-hearted revue of favorite songs everyone loves to listen to and sing along with. From “Madame Butterfly” and “Mary Poppins,” to everything in-between, this show will please both opera and musical theater fans alike in a friendly and casual ‘coffee house’ setting.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m. $20, including complimentary light fare and dessert. Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. For tickets and information, visit