- Sat, Oct 01FreeportOct 01, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PMFreeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USAMurder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Freeport presented by librarian and archivist, Regina Feeney The secrets of Freeport will be revealed! Learn about an 1880s unsolved murder; a 1920s sensational alimony case that garnered national attention.
- Sun, Oct 02Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center
- Multiple DatesSat, Nov 26Freeport
- Multiple DatesSun, Nov 27Freeport
Sparkle lights up the Mile
Dignitaries convene for ribbon-cutting at the Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center
Passion for the arts doesn’t always pay, but for Robyn Workman, her daughter Stefanie, and their supporters, passion has finally paid off.
For years, they have discussed their dream of a permanent home for Sparkle on Stage, Inc., the youth theater group founded by Freeport native Workman years ago. In May, they moved into 195 Woodcleft Avenue and fixed it up to have an internal theater with dressing rooms and rehearsal space.
In fact, the space will be more than just a home for Sparkle. On July 6, friends and local officials gathered at the official ribbon-cutting to christen the space the Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center.
See LI Herald for the full story.
Sparkle on Stage re-animates "Nutcracker"
Freeport’s own youth theater group delighted friends and family last Sunday with a combined reading and enactment of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman’s 1816 novella, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” See LI Herald for the full story.
Holiday Fun on the Nautical Mile
Congratulations to the Sparkle on Stage players for their fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol on Freeport’s Nautical Mile last week. Preceding the Freeport Annual Holiday Boat Parade, this amazing cast of seven persevered, despite masks, to project their character’s emotions with only the benefit of microphones and eyes in the cold and damp.
While the venue was rustic, the set was festive and the audience was game for a live holiday performance. Bravo to these youngsters who toiled to learn their lines and emote their meaning despite the challenges of rehearsing wearing masks. Their commitment to the project was evident.
In the end, it was somewhat like being a live audience at a radio drama from back in the day. The audience was enthusiastic, hanging on their every word, and in fact, they joined in at the end for a round of caroling. With cookies and hot cocoa in hand, the whole crowd emptied joyfully onto Woodcleft Canal to watch the lighted and decorated boats parade by. The entire evening was a triumph for Freeport and the intrepid holiday makers of Long Island’s south shore! Bravo! ~ Jackie Anner Kimlingen
Local Non-Profit Lifts Spirits with Summer Fundraiser
August 13, 2020
The Sparkle on Stage players sang the songs of Mary Poppins on Freeport's Nautical Mile on August 13, 2020. The children were expecting to perform on stage in May, but the pandemic put an end to that. Undaunted, they continued to rehearse on Zoom and created a performance video. It wasn't the same as performing live. Our SOS players were invited to perform as part of the Long Island Arts Council of Freeport's outdoor summer concert series. It was an excellent opportunity for our players to experience a live audience. A smaller cast performed the music in concert style of Mary Poppins, entertaining friends and family in a safe socially distanced venue.
Arty Party Brunch Celebrates the Arts
The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport held its annual Arty Party Brunch on Nov. 3 at the Freeport Yacht Club to honor three members of the community for their contributions to the arts. Our own Robyn Workman received the Theatre Arts Award. See LI Herald for the full story.