What's happening on Long Island this weekend

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Cheating Cheaters
A touching, warm-hearted comedy about the adventures of two sisters who impersonate begging nuns in order to put their niece through art school. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. $20 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater,
Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport.
293-0674 or www.arenaplayers.org.
John Patrick Shanley’s award-winning drama, set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, about a popular priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled 12-year-old student, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m. $20 $17 seniors and students Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Grace and Glorie
A two-character drama about a woman dealing with the end of her life and the volunteer worker who befriends her, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m. $25, $23 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth 12 and under, $28 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Lisa Lampanelli
The “Queen of Mean” does her standup routine, Friday, Jan. 18, 8 p.m. $49.75. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Shirley Valentine
A one-character play that focuses on the life of a middle-aged Liverpool housewife before and after a transforming holiday abroad, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m. $20, $18 seniors, $14 youth. All tickets $25 at door. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Breaking Legs
Comedy involving a playwright who seeks funding from the family of a former student with Mafia connections, Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m. $20, $18 seniors, $16 students, $15 ages 12 and under; $25 at door. Studio Theatre, 141 S. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. (631) 226-8400 or www.studiotheatreli.com.
Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, presented by Hofstra University’s Grey Wig Alumni Theater Company, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m., $28, $25 seniors, $20 students. Hofstra University’s Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. 463-6644 or www.tickets.com.
Shenole Latimer’s “Introspective of a Dream
A reflective look into the thoughts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer, Sunday, Jan 20, 1 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Michael Moschen
The acclaimed juggling artist performs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1 and 7 p.m. $25, $15 children. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 \Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. 678-5000 ext. 7715 or www.madisontheatreny.org.

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