No Shortage of Venues Around Queens


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This spring, our international borough is true to its reputation with outstanding productions for every persuasion. Let’s see. Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is celebrating their tenth anniversary with William Saroyan’s musical heartbreaker “The Human Comedy.” With a cast of more than two dozen polished performers, many are actor’s equity. Currently housed at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Road, in Astoria; call (718) 706-5750 or check their website at www.apacny.org.
In Douglaston, Theatre a la Carte (TALC) presents an old favorite—“Arsenic and Old Lace.” It’s lighthearted fun that never goes out of style. Many community theatre favorites are on board for this one. Call (718) 631-4092 or email them at TheatreALaCarte@aol.com for tix and info.
Back in Astoria, the Greek Cultural Center presents an incredibly intense and not-to-be-missed production entitled the “P-roject.” The premise is unusual—the upstart ancient Greek army defeats the Persians. But we don’t celebrate with the victors, we watch the defeated enemy instead. The troupe is located at 26-80 30 Street in Astoria. Call (718) 726-7329 or surf to reservations@greekculturalcenter.org for more information.
This coming Sunday afternoon, JES Entertainment and their associates provide another bridge between generations at Queens College. Their concert presents audience favorites Kenny Vance and the Planotones, Shirley Alston Reeves from the original Shirelles, The Legendary Teenagers, The Original Chimes and the De-mensions.
Producer Gary Fuchs promises more great nostalgia in the weeks ahead with the sensational Midtown Men, The Happenings, Vito Picone & the Elegants, The Duprees, The Drifters and the Chiclettes. To select your favorite fun for the family, call (718) 423-8394.
These are just a few of the warm weather ways to spend your entertainment dollars without leaving Queens. After you’ve attended, come back to this blog and let us know what you think. Then stick around for even more great shows just around the corner in Queens neighborhoods.