Stepping Out

A tribute to Queen with Gary Mullen and the Works

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In Concert

One Night of Queen

Queen-mania rolls on, certainly experiencing a resurgence since the recent release of the popular film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Now it’s Gary Mullen and the Works time to get in on the fervor, with their latest tribute to the beloved Freddie Mercury and his bandmates. Mullen and the Works deliver a spectacular performance that replicates Queen’s look, sound, pomp and showmanship. “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Another One Bites the Dust” are just a few of the monster hits performed in this stunning celebration of the iconic band, complete with over-the-top staging, lighting and effects. Fronted by lifelong Queen fan Mullen, the Scottish vocalist is a legend in his homeland for his uncanny ability to channel the late, great Mercury. Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the U.K., the U.S., Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sold-out audiences since 2001, garnering fan and critical acclaim.

Friday, April 19, 8 p.m. $57, $47, $37. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.

On Stage

Elephant & Piggie: ‘We Are in a Play!’ 

Enjoy a musical adventure, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Willems’ classic characters Elephant and Piggie storm the stage in a rollicking musical romp filled with plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense, perfect for young audiences. Carefully cautious Gerald and spirited playful Piggie share a day when anything is possible in an imaginative exploration of the meaning of friendship. The duo address such important questions as: What do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Together with nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, the pair even gets the audience involved in the action. Join in the theatrical fun with these delightfully amusing characters; there are bound to be lots of laughs.

Monday through Friday, April 22-26, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Suggested for ages 2-8. $9 with museum admission ($7 members), $12 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org.