Stepping Out

Romeo & Juliet at Madison Theatre this weekend

The timeless tale is transformed in an inventive new production


On Stage

Romeo & Juliet

The tale of the star-crossed lovers is told in a vibrant new production that captures the youthful passion, beauty and ultimate tragedy of Shakespeare’s timeless love story — in a uniquely 21st century style. This acclaimed production, staged by the Canadian Classical Theatre Project (CTP), brings the famous play to life with a live score and the emotional journey expected from the Bard. With a doomed romance, pulse-pounding sword fights, and the tragic fate of two families, it is a story that touches the hearts of everyone, designed specifically for a modern audience. Wandering players transform their unadorned Elizabethan surroundings into a playing space with a chalk circle and the audience’s imagination. The energy, talent and dedication of this youthful cast bring the feeling of a rock concert to each performance.

Friday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 and 8 p.m. $35-$45 ($15 students). Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or

Family Fun

Gold Coast Mansion Life

Travel back to the early 20th century with the kids during a winter adventure at Nassau County Museum of Art. Step back in time to the days when the museum and its gorgeous grounds were the home of the Frick family. Explore the amazing mansion and property just like the Fricks did — with a scavenger hunt throughout the building, playing period games of the time, and by experimenting with weaving. The Science Museum of Long Island also joins in, sharing some of their favorite critters.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m. Entrance fee is museum admission plus $8

per family materials fee. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or