My Son the Waiter
Comedian-actor Brad Zimmerman offers up his perspective on what it takes to chase your dreams in his one-man comedy tour de force. One-part standup and one-part theatrical, “My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy” is the hilarious tale of Zimmerman’s journey to make it as a comedic actor in New York City. In the process, Zimmerman has paid his dues. He spent 29 years “temporarily” waiting tables, all the while chasing a career in acting and comedy. He shares that pursuit, along with stories about his childhood, family, and misbegotten love life with warmth, wit, and self-deprecating humor, as he combines his years of training as an actor with his innate comedic talent.
Now through Sunday, Aug. 5. $44-$59. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. Tickets are available at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.
Lost 80s Live
The sounds of the ‘80s are back. The long running retro tour brings together some of the memorable music of that decade. Nostalgic fans can see some of their 80s favorites on one stage, for one tuneful evening. The latest edition includes A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Farrington & Mann, originavl vocalists of “When In Rome UK”, Naked Eyes, Men Without Hats, Animotion and Nu Shooz. They’ll give it all their all, bringing new life to such hit as Naked Eye’s “Always Something There to Remind Me,” and Wang Chung’s “Dance Hall Days” among many others. Fans nationwide enthusiastically respond to this flashback concert as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. It’s nostalgia-driven blast from the past that brings everyone together to get lost in the ‘80s one more time.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $88, $78, $58. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.