Laura Benanti and Linda Benanti
It’s a family affair for Broadway leading lady Laura Benanti and her mom Linda Benanti. The Tony Award-winner and her mother take their audience on a musical journey in “The Story Continues.” The duo, who first performed this concert just three months after the birth of Laura Benanti’s daughter, share songs and stories about their lives and careers, as well as reflect on and celebrate their special relationship. Laura Benanti first began studying voice at a young age with her mother, an accomplished actress-singer who had performed on Broadway, off Broadway, and regionally. Linda transitioned out of performing following her turn in the 1981 revival of “Brigadoon” in order to dedicate more time to being a hands-on mother, and has been a highly sought after voice teacher since. This show marks Linda Benanti’s return to the stage.
Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m. $65, $55, $45. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
The Wizard of Oz
Journey down that Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish spectacle. A spectacular celebration of the classic 1939 MGM film, the touring production offers a refreshed and lavish rendition of the beloved, enduring story. Audiences young and old, seeing it for the first time or the fifth, will be dazzled by the brightly colored sets, charmed by its timeless score and enthralled with the breathtaking special effects. Travel “Over the Rainbow” once again and experience all the moments that make this tale a cultural phenomenon.
Saturday, April 14, 2 and 8 p.m. $85, $65, $55, $35. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.