The 2022 MainStage season may be over, but the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has an engaging lineup to entertain the community this holiday season.
“I find the winter season on Bay Street to be one of my favorites,” says Tracy Mitchell, General Manager of Bay Street Theatre. “This is a time when we can be more versatile and collaborate even more with our local partners, building community bonds and serving a wide variety of tastes. We welcome the opportunity to celebrate with our neighbors who may have been too busy during the summer months. Plus, our winter lineup features some of my annual favorites like Judy Carmichael, Doc Film Fest, Studio 3’s Mixed Nuts dance, and tree and menorah lighting right outside our door. And this year, we’re happy to announce a few new things — an evening of Indigenous stories in short films, as well as artwork by Jeremy Dennis celebrating the Shinnecock Nation. Last but not least, we’re adding the Met Opera: Live in HD which kicks off in December and runs through September 2023 for Long Island opera lovers. Throw in the return of Nancy Atlas during the January Fireside sessions and who wouldn’t be thrilled to celebrate on Bay Street?
Until November 27All Things Being Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is this year Live Literature! educational game and is written by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes (see review on page 44). Ending its run a few days later on November 30, Views of Shinnecock: An Exhibition of Photographs by Jeremy Dennis explores Aboriginal identity, cultural assimilation and ancestral traditions of the Shinnecock Nation of the East End. In collaboration with Views of Shinnecocka seven-film program entitled Amplifying Indigenous Voices will be presented on Sunday, November 13, followed by a discussion with photographer and filmmaker Jeremy Dennis.
Met Live in HD comes to Bay Street with 11 operas between December 10 and September 30, many of which will be broadcast live directly from the Metropolitan Opera House. This holiday season, Met Live in HD kicks off with the live world premiere of Kevin Puts’ new adaptation of Hours on Saturday December 10 and a repeat of The magic flute.
On Saturday, December 17, Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael returns to Bay Street for an evening of swing with hits from The Great American Songbook.
And if that’s not enough to get the community in the spirit of the season, the Bay Street Holiday Auction is also set to return. Details will be announced soon, but expect unique collectibles, exclusive experiences and fabulous travel packages.
For tickets and more information, visit baystreet.org.