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Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

The Five Towns College Performing Arts Center (FTC PAC) is dedicated to providing top-notch concerts, shows and productions. Students perform a wide range of performances, including music concerts of all genres, film/video presentations, and Main Stage theatrical shows, musicals, and dramas.

  • Please scroll down to see the upcoming productions for the Spring 2022.
  • Tickets will only be available by purchasing online and in advance. Scroll down to the show you want to attend and purchase tickets on the icon there.
  • Proof of vaccination, boosters and masks are required to attend and will be checked at the door. Be sure to either download the Excelsior App to show your proof and/or present your paper Vaccination document as well as picture license or ID. This must be presented prior to picking up tickets at the Box Office. 
  • FTC students, faculty and staff get complimentary tickets as long as there is availability and they show ID and proof of the above.


Now Showing - Hedda Gabler

Due to the impact of the pandemic on college productions, the full version of the Fall 2020 Hedda Gabler was not available for public viewing until now. The Five Towns CollegeTheatre Division in collaboration with the Film/Video, Mass Communication, Music Divisions all supported by the Audio Department is pleased to share the culminating work of our student actors, performers as well as technical assistants in this important production of theatrical work for your entertainment. Kindly click the button below and enter your email address so that we may invite you to future productions as well. Then, you will be redirected to the production. Thank you for visiting with us and we hope to see you in person at the upcoming Fall 2021 shows.

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Spring 2022 Shows:

Pippin, the Musical

  • Apr. 14-16, 7:30 PM; Apr. 16, 2pm

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Pippin, the 1972 musical, music and lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger Hirson, and choreographed by Bob Fosse, tells the story of a mysterious performing troupe, lead by the Leading Player, as they reenact the story of the Medieval character Pippin and his father, Charlemagne.  The musical, known for its spectacular choreography and upbeat songs, is a rousing and energetic musical for all to enjoy!

As You Like It

  • May 6-7, 7:30 PM; May 8 at 3pm

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As You Like It is Shakespeare’s comedy of love and romance.  Filled with Shakespeare’s characteristic disguises and intrigue, this FTC production will be a modern-dress version of the play, inserting contemporary songs and even a disco scene that replaces Shakespeare’s Forest.

Music Division Concerts


    • February 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM

THE INAUGURAL CONCERT: FTC Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, & Chorale present a wide range of music for everyone’s enjoyment on one spectacular winter’s night. Music Educators and Graduate Music Students from all over LI and NY join a wonderful group of professionals to share a renewal of the large instrumental music ensembles right here in the cultural and creative center of LI.

The Evening of Classical Music

    • December 8 at 7:30 PM

Please join us for a highly impressive and entertaining night of Classical music, featuring the FTC Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra ensembles, featured soloists, as well as the FTC Choir. A wide range of time periods will be featured – from Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Vivaldi, to modern pieces. There will also be a special performance of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

Spring concert

The Evening of Jazz

  • December 9 at 7:30 PM

Please join us for an energetic and exciting night of Jazz, featuring:

-FTC Jazz Guitar Ensemble

-Top Jazz combo groups

-Vocal Jazz Ensemble

-American Songbook ensemble

Fall 2021 Shows

Fall 2021 Shows



    • Friday, Oct. 1 and Sat., Oct. 2, 2021 @ 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

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Sweat, by Lynn Nottage, was the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as nominated for the 2017 Drama Desk Award and three Tony Award Nominations. The drama deals with a factory town in Reading, Pennsylvania which struggles through poverty and the meaning of life. Directed by Actor and Director Lisa Strum.



Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

  • Oct.28 – 30, on Thurs., Fri., and Saturday at 7:30 PM;
  • Sunday, Oct. 31, at 3:00 PM

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, by Alan Ball (creator of the HBO series, Six Feet Under), is a 1993 comedy that takes place in the South, where five bridesmaids converge in a bedroom above the wedding ceremony and discover that despite their differences, they have much in common. Directed by Theatre Chair Dr. David Krasner and presented in the Studio Theater. Limited seating available!

Hair Poster


  • Nov. 18-20, on Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM;
  • Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3 PM

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Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, music by Galt MacDermot, is a 1968 famous musical that examines the hippie generation. Many of the songs went on to become top chart hits. Directed by Joe Baros, Artistic Director of the Theatre Barn in NYC and other off-Broadway musicals.

Preview Spring 2021 Theatre Trailers, Virtual Music Productions and More Here:

The World Keeps You Waiting

Five Towns College Jazz Orchestra Presents: Paper Moon

Hedda Gabler

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Shows

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Shows:

      • Thursday, June 17, 2021
A Film/Video Division presentation of the Best Student Projects-a culminating academic event! Films of all types of genres are screened, voted on in different categories, the nominated films are presented and awards announced. There is always an exciting vibe on campus about this. To see more, click here.


Drowsy Chaperone

    • June 4, 2021
    • June 5, 2021
The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical comedy with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. A show within a show revolving around the thoughts and hopes of an avid musical theatre fan and is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s.

Evening Jazz- May 2021

Evening of Jazz

    • May 28, 2021

The Music Division’s highly-regarded students are excited to perform together again! On Friday, May 28, four professional-level FTC Jazz groups will feature selections ranging from Chick Corea to Hoagy Carmichael to Jaco Pastorius. These performances will be video recorded, and later featured in online presentations throughout the summer. We are very proud of their extraordinary musicianship. The groups performing will be:

FTC Jazz Combo – Dave Lobenstein, Director
American Songbook Ensemble – Scott Ballin, Director
Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Kristi Adams, Director
Jazz Orchestra – Steve Briody, Director


An Evening of Classical Music

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021
The Music Division proudly hosts several ensembles that showcase the musical talents and performances of students. Come enjoy a wonderful event of classical music arrangements and marvel in this sophisticated evening with FTC!


Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Friday, May 14, 2021 and Saturday, May 15, 2021
Glengarry Glen Ross tells the story of four salesmen trying to make money, sell properties, and keep their jobs. Their supervisor, Williamson, tells them about a contest being put on by their bosses, Mitch and Murray. Whoever sells the most property wins a Cadillac, but whoever sells the least gets fired! Should be an interesting plot!


Men On Boats

  • Friday, May 7, 2021 and Saturday, May 8, 2021

    • AWARDS CEREMONY: Dec. 18 @ 7:30 PM
    • ZOOM AFTER PARTY: Dec. 18 @9 PM

Looking forward to The Luminaries 2020!! The Film/Video Division showcases students’ projects.  There should be something for everyone!  So, come join the screenings, cast your vote and attend the after-party, too!

To learn more about The Luminaries 2020- a Five Towns College Film/Video Division Festival, click here:

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

    • Oct. 24, 2020
    • Oct. 25, 2020
Henrik Ibsen’s 1890 play, Hedda Gabler, rocked the world at its production at the end of the nineteenth century.  Our production, set in the 1950s, concerns a woman trapped in her social environment, looking for ways to discover her identity in a patriarchic world.  Funny, absorbing, and challenging, this famous play will shock and stimulate ideas and discussion.


Flyin’ West

    • Nov. 6, 2020
    • Nov. 7, 2020
    • Nov. 8, 2020
Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West is a moving drama about four African American women seeking a place to live after the Civil War.  Humorous and powerful, this play will touch the hearts of everyone.


The Wolves

    • Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30pm
    • Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm

This recent play presents an all-women’s soccer team meeting to prepare for the game of their lives.  Sports becomes the metaphor of struggles and aspirations, as each carefully delineated character plays soccer and competes for a place in contemporary society. 

Please be advised that Sunday’s The Wolves is being taped and is not open to the public. No tickets will be sold to the public for Sunday’s show and all paid tickets will receive a refund or a credit to another show. Thank you!


Evening of Jazz

  • Friday, April 17, 2020, 7:30pm
    $10 Seniors & Students


Once Upon a Mattress (Musical)

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3, 3:00pm
    $18, $15 Seniors & Students

A musical based on the mythic tale of the Princess and the Pea.  Using the story to present romance and humor, with a large cast that dances, sings, and acts in this delightful and lighthearted romp.


Spring concert

Evening of Classical Music

  • Tuesday, May 5, 7:30pm
    $10 Seniors & Students