In Their Own Words
The hit comedy showcase featuring celebrities acting out other celebrities’ memoirs returns with another lively edition. Wild, hilarious and true memoirs are given the full dramatic — and comedic — treatment by some of the sharpest performers around. The current ensemble, featuring Ralph Macchio, comic actress Jackie Hoffman, Gina Gershon and Richard Kind along with show creators/performers Dayle Reyfel and Eugene Pack put their spin on celebrity vignettes, including Mr. T’s acting tips and a “He Said, She Said” account by the most famous love triangle in Hollywood history — Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Other major tell-alls have included the words of Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Ricky Martin, Madonna, and Britney Spears. This bicoastal tour de force began over a decade ago in Los Angeles. Pack, who has a fascination with celebrity memoirs, was inspired after reading Vanna White’s tome, “Vanna Speaks.” “I was amazed that she could fill a whole book with her life story,” he says. “I thought it was really funny, even though she was not trying to be humorous.” Audiences have been known to leave the show asking, “Did these celebrities really write that?”
Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. $59 $49, $39. Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or
Life is a cabaret, old chum. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd — and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-World War II Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at the cabaret — based on the Roundabout Theatre Company’s award-winning production. Enjoy some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”
Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m. $88, $68, $58, $38. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.