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Stepping Out

Some creatures are stirring


On Stage

Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house... Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Except this year, it seems Santa accidentally skipped over one little mouse’s house. Experience this all-new live stage adaptation of the beloved Christmas poem. It gives the classic tale a modern twist, as the enjoyable and lovable storyline follows an unstoppable trio: a mouse, an elf and a little girl who are determined to witness a Christmas miracle. It’s wild adventure, where the whole family can help solve a holiday mystery. When Santa’s naughty and nice list goes missing, a few dancing mice, the young girl and a wacky elf need to save the day before Santa boards his sleigh. This stage adaption is written by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, who has written over 28 plays and musicals including six shows on Broadway and seven in London’s West End.

Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. $56, $46, $36, $29. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

Stepping Back In Time

1863 Thanksgiving

Partake of Thanksgiving traditions from days gone by during Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s annual holiday event. Journey back to the 19th century as old-fashioned wood burning stoves, beehive ovens and hearths are all fired up, with “villagers” preparing seasoal foods and baked goods, using historical recipes. Of course, a fat turkey is spitted and roasted, and plenty of pie is being made, along with a demonstration of food preservation methods. The village also displays methods of food preservation employed for late fall crops in the 1800s. Fiddle music, entertainment and children’s activities, including storytelling, add to the festive atmosphere. The enticing aromas charm visitors to the recreated village, which shares the welcoming holiday spirit with all who visit.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $14, $8 children 4-14 and seniors. 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage. (516) 572-8401 or www.obvrnassaucom.