Stepping Out

Holiday memories with the Crosby family

It's 'A Crosby Christmas' at the Madison Theatre this weekend


On Stage

A Crosby Christmas

Christmas just hasn’t been the same without that warm, engaging voice and personality of Bing Crosby. Now his wife Kathryn Crosby brings “A Crosby Christmas” to fill that void, based on those classic Bing Crosby Christmas specials. Crosby headlines an afternoon of great songs performed by Broadway stars Frank Basile, David Hibbard, Alyse Alan Louis, Donna McKechnie, with a special appearance by area favorite Bob Spiotto. The newly created ensemble, the Crosby Kids Choir, featuring 24 local young vocalists, also participates. Crosby reminisces about what Christmas meant to Bing Crosby and the family, and also performs, along with her son Harry Crosby. Audiences are asked to bring a toy to put under the onstage Christmas tree, which will be donated to the Bethany House.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. $40-$55. Proceeds benefit scholarships for vocal performance majors at Molloy. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or

Family Fun

Dishwasher’s Circus

Join the “Remarkable Renaldo” as he heads to his job as a dishwasher in a restaurant, in this creative production. His day begins with a rough commute to work at the same time a circus arrives and sets up behind his restaurant. Renaldo’s imagines what it would be like to be in the circus as he solves his work challenges creatively and with humor. Following the show, meet his alter ego, Al Calienes, the author and illustrator of the children’s book “Renaldo Joins the Circus, “ from which this show is adapted.

Saturday through Monday, Dec. 21-23, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10, $8 children. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 224-5800 or