With the summer in full swing, local stages are heating up with community-theater options, from those music-filled Austrian hills to a backstage murder-mystery musical comedy to a Skid Row flower shop.
There are just two weeks to see the Family Theater production of “Seussical” at Westchester Broadway Theatre, with music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the stories of Dr. Seuss. Performances, through July 31, are on Thursdays (matinee & evening), Saturdays (matinees) and Sundays (matinees & evenings) and include a complete served meal. $75; $67 for seniors; $52 for those 16 and younger. Fridays are show only, no dinner: $45. Broadway Plaza, Elmsford. 914-592-2222. www.broadwaytheatre.com
Elmwood Playhouse presents Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” — about a shy man who pretends not to understand English, with hilarious consequences — weekends through Aug. 6. $21, $18 for seniors and students. 10 Park Street, Nyack. 845-353-1313. www.elmwoodplayhouse.com.
Brewster Theater Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Aug. 6. At Brewster High School’s Performing Arts Center, 50 Foggintown Road, Brewster. $18, $15 students and seniors. 845-698-1621. www.brewstertheater.org
Yorktown Stage presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” directed by Pia Haas, with musical direction by Chloe Sasson and choreography by Dorina DiLullo. 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., July 23; 1 p.m., July 24 and 31; 7:30 p.m., July 29; 8 p.m., July 30. 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights. $26; $24 for Yorktown residents; $21 for seniors and students; $19 for those younger than 12. 914-962-0606 www.yorktownstage.org
The Port Chester Council for the Arts presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at 8 p.m. July 22 and 23 at Rye Country Day School’s Dunn Performing Arts Center. Directed by Julie Colangelo, with musical direction by Cindy Moore. $12, $10 students and seniors. The Dunn PAC is on Cedar Street in Rye. 914-939-3183.
Next up for the Port Chester council is “Seussical, Jr.,” July 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. (also at Dunn PAC) and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” which will play a few sites across Westchester: 5:30 p.m., Aug. 5 at at Rye Town Park, Rye; 5:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at Pine Ridge Park, Rye Brook; 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Wampus Brook Park, Armonk; and at 8 p.m., Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at the Girl Scout House in Lyon Park in Port Chester. 914-939-3183.
The Hope for Change Foundation, which raises breast-cancer-fighting funds through musical theater, performs “Godspell” July 29-31 at the Ursuline School in New Rochelle. The Stephen Schwartz musical is Broadway-bound this fall, so this will likely be one of the final local productions for the foreseeable futuere. At 8 p.m. July 29 and 30 and 3 p.m. July 31. $20 at the door or $18 for adults in advance and $15 for students and seniors in advance. Ursuline School, 1354 North Ave., New Rochelle. 914-206-9617. www.hopeforchange.org.
Mt. Pleasant Community Theatre is in its 41st season, presents “Curtains,” the musical-comedy-murder-mystery written by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Rupert Holmes. At Westlake High School’s John Whearty Theatre. 8 p.m., July 29, 30, Aug. 5 and 6; 2 p.m., July 31 and Aug. 6. $20, $17 students and seniors. 914-949-8382. www.mpctshows.com.