Southampton Arts Center has announced its new Theater & Opera Monday Series kicking off this summer, running Mondays at 7 PM from August 5 through the 26. The series will include a cabaret concert, performances of musical theatre works-in-progress and a Jazz Opera, plus conversations with Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-nominated writer Dean Pitchford, Tony-award winning orchestrator Doug Besterman and novelist Jodi Picoult, to name a few.


  • On 8/5 award-winning songwriters Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich will celebrate over 25 years of romantic comedy writing with a one-night only, all-original show. With a little help from some Broadway friends including David Beach and Scott Coulter, this Lyricist / Composer Concert promises old favorites, debuts, and a peek at upcoming projects.


  • 8/12 will be a special preview Concert Reading of the family friendly show, The Big One-Oh!, soon to be seen at the famed Off-Broadway Atlantic Theater, promises to delight audiences of all ages with the talent of writers Dean Pitchford (Fame), Doug Besterman (Fosse, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s James & the Giant Peach) along with nine talented individuals filling out the cast.


  • Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult, House Rules on 8/19 will explore a family’s fight for justice in a court system that fails to meet their needs. This Concert Reading with a cast of 8 and a 4-piece rock-band will be followed by a panel discussion with Jodi Picoult, Dan Mertzlufft, Kate Leonard and Timothy Allen McDonald.


  • Commissioned and first produced by New York City Opera, Dear Erich received acclaimed and a sold-out world premiere at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in January 2019. Composed by award-winning jazz composer/pianist Ted Rosenthal, based on family history, this Jazz Opera Concert Performance that tells a compelling story of tragedy, love, and redemption will close out the series on 8/26.


“We are thrilled to launch this new series featuring both emerging and established theatre, opera and jazz talents,” said Tom Dunn, Southampton Arts Center Executive Director. “This program will offer our audiences a rare peek into the process behind creating a new musical or opera before full staging” said Dunn. “This summer has proven to be SAC’s most diverse, impactful and exciting season yet and we are so grateful to our many program partners and sponsors for their support in helping to bring such a broad array of world-class cultural offerings to Southampton and the East End of Long Island.”





Lyricist & Composer Concert – Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich

Monday, August 5 · 7 PM · $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)

With Scott Coulter, David Beach, and Other Guests to be Announced

More Info: bit.ly/marcyandzina



Concert Performance of The Big One-Oh!

Monday, August 12 · 7 PM · Family Friendly · $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)

Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Music by Doug Besterman

Libretto by Timothy Allen McDonald

Performance to be followed by a panel discussion with the creative team.

Presented in partnership with iTheatrics

More Info: bit.ly/bigoneoh


Concert Performance of Act 1 of House Rules

Monday, August 19 · 7 PM · $20 ($15 for Friends of SAC)

Music by Dan Mertzlufft

Lyrics by Kate Leonard

Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult

Concert to be followed by a panel discussion with Jodi Picoult, Dan Mertzlufft, Kate Leonard and Timothy Allen McDonald

Presented with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

More Info: bit.ly/houserulesatsac


Concert Performance of Dear Erich, A Jazz Opera by Ted Rosenthal

Monday, August 26 · 7 PM · $30 ($25 for Friends of SAC) 

Inspired by the letters of Herta Rosenthal and family discovered in the Rosenthal family home on Long Island

Music by Ted Rosenthal

Libretto by Ted Rosenthal and Lesley Rosenthal

Translated by Dr. Peter Schmidt

Additional Lyrics by Barry Singer, E.M. Lewis and Edward Einhorn

More Info: bit.ly/dearerich



Southampton Arts Center

25 Jobs Lane

Southampton, NY 11968








Southampton Arts Center has become a hub for arts and culture on the East End with over 40,000 visitors, 5 exhibitions and over 200 events in 2018 alone.  The broad programming is delivered year-round through an impressive array of partners including New York Academy of Art, Hamptons International Film Festival, Peter Marino Art Foundation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Telluride Mountain film, the Watermill Center, and many more. With the recent upgrade of the theater, including state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, lighting and new seating, Southampton Arts Center has expanded its breadth of programming to include first-run films, theatrical performances and concerts.

Southampton Arts Center’s mission is to serve our East End community as a hub for arts and culture while preserving the iconic building and grounds of 25 Jobs Lane for future generations.

Southampton Arts Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization. 



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