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Best February Theatre, Dance & Comedy: What’s so funny about February? There’s comedy eight ways from Twisted Valentines, leprechauns, TapeFace, to The Joke’s on Us Tour.

February

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyA Chorus Line, Westchester Broadway Theatre – Wed-Sat, 1/11-4/1: check times: The Pulitzer Prize winning song and dance musical and winner of nine Tony Awards comes to Westchester for this extended run. Featuring the memorable musical numbers such as “I Can Do That”, “One (Singular Sensation” and “What I Did for Love”. (One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; www.broadwaytheatre.com)

Local! Every Brilliant Thing, Arc Stages Pleasantville – Fri-Sat, 2/2-24: The Next Stage, an Actors Equity theatre company, presents Duncan Macmillan’s play about a six year old who makes a list of everything brilliant about the world to help his mother fight depression. (147 Wheeler Ave., Pleasantville; www.arcstages.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyEditors Choice! Pilobulus Maximus – Beyond the Limits of Dance, Emelin Theatre – Sat, 2/3: 8pm: This new show from Pilobulus assembles the most diverse element of their dance repertoire in a series of changing worlds – from a circus to their most classical physical work. Named and “Irreplaceable Dance Treasure” by the Dance Heritage Coalition, Pilobulus has won a TED Fellowship, a 2012 Grammy-nom and several Cannes Lion Awards. (153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org)

A Night of Comedy Headliners, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 2/9: 8pm: With Rich Vos, a regular on Opie and Jimmie and host of his own Sirius XM radio show My Wife Hates Me.; Ron Bennington from The Ron and Ron Radio Networkand The Ron and Fez shows, and Jim Florentine, from VH1’s That Metal Show and Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyLocal! Twisted Valentines, Axial Theatre Pleasantville – Thurs-Sat, 2/9-11 & 16-18: The Axial Theatre’s Twisted Valentines returns after a sold out run in 2017 with 6 original one-act plays, each with it’s own take on the modern relationship. Expect to laugh and cry. (St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville, 914.286.7680; www.axialtheatre.org)

Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus, Palace Stamford – Fri, 2/9: 8pm: Off-Broadway hit comedy from one-man theatre/stand-up artist John Gray comes to The Palace Theatre for one night. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyLezginka Dance Company, Westchester Community College – Sat, 2/10: 8pm: Celebrating their 60th anniversary, the Lezginka Dance Company present a Russian Folk Dance production featuring over 40 dancers, acrobats, costumes, drum and saber work. Just $24 and $18 for kids. (Academic Arts Bldg., WCC, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla; www.sunywcc.edu)

Garrison Keillor, Just Passing Through – Ridgefield Playhouse – Sun, 2/11: 4 & 7:30pm: Garrison Keillor, host of the radio show A Prairie Home Companion for over 40 years entertains with his subtle wit from his tales of Lake Woebegone. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Hamlet haters Alert! I Hate Hamlet, Lyndhurst Mansion – Sat, 2/10 – Sun, 3/4: 7pm & 2pm on Sun: M&M Performing Arts Company presents Paul Rudnick’s I Hat Hamlet about an actor with a crazy girlfriend, a haunted apartment whose TV series has just been cancelled. Good news, he just landed a part to play Hamlet in Central Park. Bad news, he hates Hamlet.  The play was originally produced on Broadway in 1991. (635 South Broadway, Tarrytown; www.lyndhurst.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyHot Ticket Alert! Tape Face, Tarrytown Music Hall, Fri, 2/16: 8pm: Tape Face, a finalist on America’s Got Talent became a viral sensation with one of the most viewed videos in history. He’s a mime with voice, stand-up without voice and thespian without acting. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Bill Gardell, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/17: 8pm: Best known for his starring role on the TV series Mike and Molly, as a stand-up, Bill Gardell has a Showtime and Comedy Central special to his name. He had a recurring role on The King of Queens and has appeared in several movies including Bad Santa. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Hamlet lovers Alert! Hamlet, Lyndhurst Mansion – Say, 2/17 – Sun, 3/4: 7pm & 2pm on Sun: Red Monkey Theater Group and M&M Performing Arts Company present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy in a fast-paced, 90-minute adaptation presented with intimate staging. The energetic, scaled-down production aims to remove as many barriers as possible between the Bard’s words and the audience. (635 South Broadway, Tarrytown; www.lyndhurst.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyChicago City Limits, Stamford Palace – Fri, 2/23: 8pm: Famed improv group, and Palace Theatre regulars, were voted the Best Comedy/Improv Group in NYC. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/24: 8pm & Sun, 2/25: 2pm: This family friendly musical from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, debuted on Broadway in 1982 and was nominated for six Tony Awards. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyHot Ticket Alert! Lewis Black, The Joke’s on US Tour – Ridgefield Playhouse – Sun, 2/25: 8pm: The Grammy Award-winning “king of rant”, Lewis Black works 200 nights of standup a year and has sold out Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, City Center and several Broadway Theaters. See him here in the intimate Ridgefield Playhouse. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

March

PAC_LADP Performing Arts Center 2017-18 Season Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyBest Winter Dance! L.A. Dance Project, Performing Arts Center – Fri-Sat, 3/2-3: 8pm: Led by choreographer Benjamin Millipied, a former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, who is also the husband of Natalie Portman and the choreographer of the film Black Swan, LADP brings a contemporary approach to art and movement. Millepied along with composer Nico Muhly and art consultant Matthieu Humery join forces to bring multi-disciplinary talents to the dance platform. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyLadies of Laughter, Emelin Theatre – Fri, 3/2: 8pm: For over 10 years the Ladies of Laughter competition has served as a launching pad for female comedians such as Amy Schumer and Melissa Rauch. This show at the Emelin features past LOL winners Patty Rosborough and Robin Fox and 2016 finalist Mina Hartong. (153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org) 

Chad Prather, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 3/9: 8pm: Often referred to as “the modern day Will Rogers”, Chad Prather’s armchair philosopher humor has garnered hundreds of millions of video views on social media. A fast-talking combination of Lewis Grizzard and Jeff Foxworthy, CNN labeled him the “pick-up pundit.” (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyHot Ticket Alert! Ron White, Palace Stamford – Fri, 3/9: 8pm: Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch swilling funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Now a Grammy-nominated stand-up, all four of his comedy albums have reached #1 on the Billboard TM Comedy Charts and he is one of the top three grossing comedians on tour in America. (61 Atlantic Ave., Stamford; www.palacestamford)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyDance Off The Grid, Emelin Theatre – Sat, 3/10: 8pm: Part 1 in a 3 part series curated by New York State DanceForce, DOTG presents three dance companies including Adam Weinert who recreates classic dances from the 1920s & 30s. The Bang Group will perform three works including Song and Dancefeaturing soloist David Parker singing and tapping Mozart’s Turkish March and the duet Two Left Feet – yes it’s funny. (153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck; www.emelin.org)

Rhythm in the Night, Westchester Community College – Sun, 3/11: 3pm: A tale of good and evil, love and salvation is told through Irish step dancing with a world-class troupe. This 90-minute epic features amazing footwork, rhythms and battle scenes. Academic Arts Bldg., WCC, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla; www.sunywcc.edu)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyKilts & Leprechaun alert! The Irish Comedy Tour, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 3/16: 8pm: Kilts and leprechauns, Irish fiddle music and laughs from four comedians whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle. Individually they have appeared on Comedy Central and Showtime, and won the All Ireland Talent Competition with their songs and tales about their mom’s dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyForbidden Broadway, White Plains Performing Arts Center – Thurs, 3/23: 8pm: The 35th Anniversary tour of Forbidden Broadway comes to WPPAC! This satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits from Annie to Phantom, Wicked and Hamilton won a Tony, an Obie and the Drama Desk Award for Best Off Broadway Musical. (White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, 3rd Floor, White Plains; www.wppac.com)

PAC_Rubberbandance Performing Arts Center 2017-18 Season Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyHot Ticket Alert! RUBBERBANDance Group, Performing Arts Center – Sat, 3/31: 8pm: Hip-hop meets the ballet in choreographer and dancer Victor Quijada and dancer and co-director Anne Plamondon’s RUBBERBANDance Group. Quijada, who began his career as a street dancer at the age of 8 went on to work with Twyla Tharp. Both influences can be seen in his contemporary works. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

April

Best February Theatre, Dance & ComedyHot Ticket Alert! Cheech and Chong, Capitol Theatre – Fri, 4/20:5:30pm: The comedy duo, Cheech and Chong recorded six gold comedy albums, receiving four Grammy-noms and won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording with their seminal work Los Cochinos. Since then each has gone on to star in TV and movies as actors and writers. They reunited in 2009 for their Lights Out Tour. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.thecapitoltheatre.com)

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