Stepping Out

Off to space with 'Awesome Allie'

Cradle of Aviation Museum is the setting for an out-of-this-world adventure


On Stage

Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut

Blast off on an adventure that’s out of this world, when Plaza Theatrical Productions stages the musical “Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut.” Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but now she’s headed into outer space on an amazing adventure in the cosmos. A somewhat isolated only child who has trouble relating to her video-game obsessed peers, Allie has an urge to soar. She dreams of being the first kid astronaut, of leaving her lonely world and traveling billions of miles into the cosmos. With the help of a trusty talking dog Captain Chaos and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie’s on a mission across the solar system to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science along the way. But she’d better be home in time for dinner. Allie takes over Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Dome Theatre, in its first theatrical production. The staging utilizes the unique theater to create an environment where the audience will get the effect of gently floating through space.

Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, 11 a.m.; also Monday through Sunday, April 2-8, 11 a.m. (with additional 2 p.m. show on April 4). $15, $13 children 2-12. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 572-4066 or

In Concert

U.S. Air Force Concert Band

The United States Air Force Concert Band, the premier symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force, joined by the Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the Air Force, make their way to the Tilles Center stage for a rousing spring concert.

The two groups, made up of approximately 75 active duty musicians and singers, will perform selections from a variety of musical genres. Their program includes traditional and new wind ensemble repertoire, instrumental and vocal soloists, medleys of opera classics and Broadway favorites, and moving patriotic melodic tributes to our heroic veterans.

Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but tickets required; available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (516) 299-3100 or