Spring 2024 Shows & Concerts

FTCPAC - 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.
  • Upcoming productions are listed above.
  • Tickets will only be available by purchasing online and in advance. Scroll up to the show you want to attend and purchase tickets on the icon there.
  • FTC students, faculty and staff get complimentary tickets as long as there is availability and they show ID. A passcode may be needed for this and will be provided in advance via FTC Alert.


Click the button below to sign up for the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center mailing list to get notified about upcoming shows. As a thank you, you will receive exclusive access to a compilation of student work from some past Theatre Division performances for your viewing pleasure. We hope to see you in person at the upcoming shows!

Lena Horne: Alive at Five Towns College Performing Arts Center


Lena Horne: Alive uses powerful vocals and a rich storyline to share the most pivotal moments in Lena Horne’s life. In the 1940s and 50s, Ms. Horne topped the charts with hit songs like Stormy Weather and The Lady Is a Tramp, as well starred in numerous films. Recognized as an influential African-American pioneer in entertainment, she broke new ground when she signed with MGM studios and became one of the first artists to break the color line.

Written & Directed by Syndee Winters
Music by Andromeda Turre



Machinal: A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder.

Sophie Treadwell was a campaigning journalist in America between the wars. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair.

‘This is a play written in anger. In the dead wasteland of male society – it seems to ask – isn’t it necessary for certain women, at least, to resort to murder?’ – Nicholas Wright

Sophie Treadwell’s play Machinal was first seen on Broadway in 1928, in London in 1930, and was later revived in the 1990s.
Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal is in the public domain.


Into the woods


Into the Woods: The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


FTC Wind Ensemble & Symphony Orchestra

Monday, December 11th at 8:00 PM

305 North Service Road. Dix Hills, NY 11746

The Five Towns College Symphony Orchestra and large Wind Ensembles are composed of public and private music teachers, private music educators, professional music players and students of music who apply and audition to be considered for the opportunity to participate.

Jazz at Five Towns College

Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 PM

305 North Service Road. Dix Hills, NY 11746
Join the Music Division as they host an evening on Jazz music in the FTC PAC!

Voices of Five Towns College

Tuesday, December 5th at 7:30 PM

305 North Service Road. Dix Hills, NY 11746
A choral performance from the vocalists of Five Towns



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

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
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
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.
      • 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: https://luminaries.ftc.edu

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

View Past Theatre Trailers, Virtual Music Productions and More Below: