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2014-15 Staller Center Fall Season Highlights

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Natalie Merchant (photo by Mark Seliger)

Asylum Theatre brings the riveting drama Doubt to Staller Center’s intimate black box Theatre 2 in September to start the 2014-2105 season. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play by John Patrick Shanley is scheduled for eight performances, September 18 through September 21 and September 25 through September 28, Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $30 at or by calling (631) 632-ARTS.

The cast includes Steven Lantz-Gefroh as Father Brendan Flynn, Valeri Lantz-Gefroh as Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Nancee Moes as Sister James and Oya Bangura as Mrs. Muller. Deborah Mayo and Laura Ross-White are co-directors for the production. The play is set in 1964, with Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, taking matters into her own hands when she suspects Father Brendan Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. The audience is left to decide what may or may not be true.

Staller Center brings a colorful mix of artists following the production of “Doubt.” Cellist Colin Carr and pianist Thomas Sauer will play the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Adès in the Recital Hall on Wednesday, October 1. Award winning circus performers Cirque Peking, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, will perform on the Main Stage Saturday, October 18. The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet will perform Bach and Beethoven on Friday, October 24. Salsa and Latin Jazz fans can look forward to the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, directed by Oscar Hernandez, coming to Staller Center’s Main Stage on Saturday, October 25.

emerson string quartet
Emerson String Quartet

The dancer-illusionist group Momix will perfom a new work, Alchemia, on the Main Stage Saturday, November 1. Celebrity magician Mike Super will present his show, Magic and Illusion, on Sunday, November 9.  Jazz star, Japanese composer and piano great, Hiromi, performs on Saturday, November 15. Starry Nights, a chamber music concert featuring Stony Brook University artists-in-residence, will be held on Wednesday, November 19, featuring the Brahms Quintet for clarinet and strings with Hagai Shaham, violin, and Alan Kay, clarinet.

Classic Broadway songs are on the program with star Brian Stokes Mitchell on Saturday, November 22. And the fall season ends in style with recording artist and singer Natalie Merchant on Saturday, December 13. Known for her vocals with the rock band 10,000 Maniacs, Merchant will play for the first time at Staller Center, performing new songs from her latest album as well as songs that span her career.

For more information and tickets, visit or call the Staller Center box office at (631) 632-ARTS.

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