“High Tor”?on High Tor is one of several theatrical offerings across the Lower Hudson Valley this weekend. Here’s a sampling of others:
Westchester Broadway Theatre opens Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Rent,” a rock retelling of Puccini’s “La Boheme” set in NYC’s Alphabet City in the height of the AIDS scare. Directed by Rye’s Patricia Wilcox, it runs through Sept. 25. “Rent” has adult language and subject matter and is recommended for those 14 and older. Tickets, which include a meal and a show, range from $62 to $75. Thursdays through Sundays, with some Wednesday matinees and evenings. Wednesday and Thursday matinees: lunch at 11:30 a.m., show at 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday evenings: dinner at 6, show at 8. Sundays: lunch at noon, show at 1:30 p.m.; and dinner at 5:30 p.m. with a show at 7 p.m. 914-592-2222 or the Westchester Broadway Theatre website.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s apprentices present “Julius Caesar” Aug. 23 at 8:30 p.m. $30, $15 for students. The grounds open at 7:30 p.m. with a wine-tasting and book-signing by Andrew Caldwell — the History Chef who’ll discuss Caesar’s last supper. The “Caesar” curtain is at 8:30 p.m. Proceeds aid the festival’s educational programs. 845-265-7858 or the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival website.
Stony Point’s Penguin Rep continues its run of Mark Brown’s adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days,” Jules Verne meets Monty Python in a family friendly play. Weekends through Sept. 5. Directed by Thomas Caruso. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $33 ($16.50 for people 21 and younger). 845-786-2873 or The Penguin Rep website. (Read my review of Penguin Rep’s “Around the World in 80 Days.”)
Nyack Village Theatre presents “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” Christopher Durang’s dark take on his Catholic upbringing, directed by Michael Willows. At 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. $13; $10 for students and seniors. Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St., Nyack. 845-826-2639 or the Nyack Village Theatre website.
Helen Hayes Youth Theatre’s Summer Camp presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” the medieval retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” with a cast age 12 to 17. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.. $15. At Riverspace Arts, 119 Main St., Nyack. 845-826-2049 or the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre website.
Blueberry Pond is the home to Elijah Shaheen’s play, “The Movie Story,” the 14-year-old Montrose resident’s fantasy about a video store’s closing and the movie characters that are determined to save it. 8 p.m., Aug. 20, 21; 2 and 7 p.m., Aug. 22. $18; $15 children. At Blueberry Pond’s Laylon Theater, 235 Cedar Lane, Ossining. 877-FOR-4TIX. (Read my story about Elijah Shaheen and “The Movie Story.”)