Stepping Out

Making some 'Noise'

Adelphi's Larson Legacy Concert series welcomes Cesar Alvarez


On Stage


Composer-lyricist-playwright Cesar Alvarez explores music and its effect on society in a workshop staging of his new musical “Noise.” Alvarez’s workshop production, featuring a cast of 13, is this year’s Larson Legacy Concert. Alvarez’s performance of what he calls his “absurd little musical” is presented at Adelphi as part of the concert series honoring alum and “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson who died in 1996 on the morning of the first off-Broadway performance of “Rent.” Alvarez, a recipient of the American Theatre Wing’s 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant, is recognized for his creative contributions to musical theater.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. $25. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or

Family Fun

Princess Frog: A Musical Fairy Tale

Mix three wild boys (who happen to be princes), their mother (the Queen), some magic rocks and an enchanted frog and see what unfolds. Lena Pennino-Smith’s contemporary retelling of an Italian folk tale, full of wit and wimsy, features shadow puppetry and catchy original songs.

The interactive show, in which true love has the power to break any bad spell, seeks out the audience to help the Queen and shape the unfolding story.

Monday through Saturday, Feb. 20-25, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $9 with museum admission ($7 members), $12 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or

Native American Culture

Explore the lives of those early Americans by taking part in some authentic Native American games of skill and chance, along with craft activities, during winter recess week at Garvies Point Museum. Each day will feature games from different regions: Northeast, Plains, Northwest and Southwest. Specific craft activities are also offered daily, including clay bead jewelry, sand art, pottery and bird feeder making. In addition, check out the museum’s permanent exhibits, which showcase Long Island’s Native American culture and archaeology, as well as the geology of Long Island and New York State.

Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 21-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $4, $2 ages 5-12; additional fees for some programs. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove by Hempstead Harbor. (516) 571-8010 or