Staller Center announces fall lineup with Wayne Brady and more in Stony Brook


After nearly two years of virtual programming, Long Islanders can once again take in live performances of all genres at the Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook, which is booked for the 2021-22 season.

The performances already on tap range from jazz legends, to some of America’s best dancers, to household names in comedy such as Wayne Brady and Alan Cumming.


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Kicking off the Fall 2021 Season on Sept. 25 is a legendary trumpet player, Chris Botti, followed by the internationally renowned and award-winning quartet in residence, the Emerson String Quartet, featuring Philip Setzer and Eugene Drucker on violin, Lawrence Dutton on Viola, and Paul Watkins on cello.

R&B singer-pianist Sheléa will take the stage on Nov. 13. And the fall season will be closing out with country music singer Stephanie Quayle on Dec. 11 for a special holiday show.

The Staller Center opened its doors fully to the public for the first time since the pandemic this July for the hybrid Stony Brook Film Festival, offering people the option to participate either virtually or in-person.

“We had some amazing feedback from our patrons this summer,” says Alan Inkles, the Staller Center’s director, “and it was such an uplifting reminder about the importance of the arts, especially during times like these.”

The Staller Center for the Arts is located on the Stony Brook University campus community.

Tickets for the Fall 2021 season and the Staller Center’s 2022 Gala are on sale now with a 10 percent discount being offered on all shows through Sept. 6.

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