The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts schedule for 2022 is filling up fast, with headliners Colin Hay, American Idol-winner Ruben Studdard and the last living member of The Ramones already booked.
Al Jardine, a co-founder of the Beach Boys will also be taking the stage on East Main Street in 2022, alongside Carnie and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips, on March 4.
Tickets for all the shows are already available online.
This will be the 1,106-seat theater’s first full year in operation since the pandemic.
The winter-spring gets rolling Feb. 5 with Marky Ramone’s spoken-word show, “My Life as a Ramone,” presented in conjunction with The Bowery Presents.
Studdard, the second-ever American Idol victor (2003) brings his Luther Vandross show to Patchogue Village on Sunday, Feb. 13, the night before Valentine’s Day, starting at 7 p.m.
“He does a beautiful job doing Luther Vandross, who’s so beloved across the island,” said Patchogue Theatre’s executive director, Michele Rizzo-Berg. “Luther used to perform at Westbury Music Fair and I know people want to hear all those songs, especially because they can’t hear them from Luther anymore.”
Check it out for yourself:
(Vandross passed away in 2005.)
Our pick for later in 2022 is Colin Hay, the former lead man for Australian sensation Men at Work.
He’ll be performing solo and acoustic April 1. Here’s Colin Hay at his best:
Also starting in January, The Loading Dock speakeasy installments will still be happening on select Thursdays, “with the focus on emerging artists and unique programming,” Rizzo-Berg said.
“We’re looking at a possible drag show, burlesque, comedy and improv,” she said. “Things you wouldn’t typically see on our main stage. I give a lot of credit to the people who brought The Loading Dock to life. It’s such a great way to showcase talent with a nice, speakeasy, cabaret-style setup.”
Beer, wine and mixed vodka-based drinks in cans, along with canned margarita drinks are available at all the shows in Patchogue.
“Of course, we always encourage people to come into the village for a show but also go out and eat and drink at the local restaurants and experience everything this vibrant village has to offer,” Rizzo-Berg said.
She also hinted at more big acts that will be announced soon.
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Top: Ruben Studdard courtesy photo. (Facebook)