Bits And Pieces 10.25.12

Local culture news

Journey in Song
    A unique and powerful night out has been promised for tomorrow’s event subtitled “Journey in Song,” with Inda Eaton, Nancy Atlas, and Caroline Doctorow. The three local powerhouse female musicians will join together onstage at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. The ticket price is $20 for an evening of Americana, folk, country, and rock. All three are popular performers, “great songwriters, and fun people,” according to Ms. Eaton.
    The women will collaborate to perform their original work backed by One Hot Band, which consists of Jeffery Smith on percussion, Russ Seeger on guitar and fiddle, Neil Surreal on keyboard and accordion, and Jimmy Farmer on upright bass. Special guests are also expected.
    Advance tickets to the 8 p.m. show, called “Way Out East,” are available at Crossroads Music in Amagansett, Becker’s Hardware in Montauk, and Ironhorse Graphics in Bridgehampton.


Spooky Tuba
    The Long Island Tuba Quartet will perform a “Halloween (Sort Of)” concert at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    This is the group’s sixth annual visit to the library and the members, Don Sherman and Michael Canipe on euphoniums and Jeff Furman and Bill Troiano on tubas, will share an eclectic program. Popular, classical, film scores, and original works are all part of the mix, which is recommended for young and old alike.
    The group formed in 1986 and performed at Tubafest, sponsored by the Suffolk County Music Educator’s Association. It was so popular, the members decided to keep it going and now perform at faculty department music recitals for various school districts, and at weddings and Christmas parties in addition to libraries and parks on Long Island.
    The concert is free and open to the public.


Ballet Among the Vines
    On Sunday, Wolffer Estate Vineyard Winery will host the New York City Ballet for an afternoon of food, wine, and dance. Jared Angle, a New York City Ballet principal dancer, will lead the program of George Balanchine’s work, celebrating the ballet troupe’s founder and his love of food and wine as well as dance.
    The performance begins at noon with four dance excerpts performed by Mr. Angle and Rebecca Krohn, another principal dancer, and joined by Sara Adams and Russell Janzen, who are corps de ballet members. A string quartet of New York City Ballet Orchestra members will accompany them.
    A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $125 per person with $100 fully tax deductible as a contribution to the ballet. Reservations are required.


Good People in Quogue
    The Hampton Theatre Com­pany ­will present “Good People,” a play by David Lindsay-Abaire, beginning tonight through­ Nov. 11.
    The play, which won the Horton Foote prize for outstanding new play, is about the divide between those who make it and those who do not and the moral dilemmas that guide them along the way.
    Morgan Vaughan plays the role of Margaret, a single mother from South Boston struggling to survive after losing her minimum wage job, a role Frances McDormand played on Broadway. Joe Pallister is her former boyfriend, Mike, a successful doctor. Nehassaiu deGannes, who was in Guild Hall’s production of “Equus,” plays Mike’s wife, Kate. Diana Marbury, the company’s artistic director, plays Margaret’s landlady, Dottie. Linda May makes her company debut as Margaret’s friend Jean. Brennan Vickery plays a young boss at the Dollar Store.
    “Good People” will be presented on Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at the Quogue Community Hall. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for those over age 65 (except Saturdays), and $10 for students under 21. For further information or to make reservations, visit the company’s Web site, hamptontheatre.org.