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Staller Center for the Arts Announces Fall 2022 Season



The Peking Acrobats head to the Staller Center Oct. 7

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook welcomes the Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus on the Main Stage on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Combining time-honored Chinese music and groundbreaking special effects to create an environment that mirrors the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival, The Peking Acrobats are set to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime evening of exuberant entertainment. Fun for the whole family! 



October Events at the Staller Center for the Arts at at Stony Brook University

October ushers in a broad spectrum of programs and works with something for everyone: gravity-defying maneuvers of THE PEKING ACROBATS, the soulful renderings of vocalist MACY KATE, the classical preeminence of the EMERSON STRING QUARTET,  exuberant comedy from VIC DIBITTETO, and the charisma of cabaret legend MICHAEL  FEINSTEIN.



Colin Carr and Kyungwah Chu Concert to Benefit Department of Music

Come and immerse yourself in musical imagination and ingenuity as Colin Carr, virtuous cellist and artist-in-residence, joins forces with rising star Kyungwah Chu to bring masterworks of the cello and piano repertoire to the Staller Center on Wednesday, September 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm.



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Times … and dates: September 29 to October 6, 2022



Morgan James Comes to Staller Center For The Arts, September 29 

Morgan James is a Broadway performer with a soulful voice and a bent toward vintage-sounding R&B. Hear her unique covers from Aqua's Barbie Girl to Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, to Hozier's Take Me To Church, and Aerosmith's Dream On, live at the Staller Center on September 29!



R&B duo LION BABE brings soul and funk to Staller

On Sept. 23, musical duo LION BABE graced the stage of the Staller Center with a blend of R&B, soul and funk. Comprised of multidisciplinary artist/vocalist Jillian Harvey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw, the pair had audience members off of their seats with their magnetic energy.



Kevin James show at Staller Center quickly sells out; second show added for venue

The tickets went live last Thursday for his Friday, Jan. 27 show — and minutes later they were sold out.

Alan Inkles, Staller Center’s director, had a feeling people would want to see the Stony Brook native and popular comedian.



Here’s three great acts coming to Stony Brook’s Staller Center this fall

Every year, the Staller Center for the Arts hosts world renowned performers from across the spectrum of live exertainment.

For more than four decades, the performance arts center in the heart of campus at Stony Brook University has loaded its lineup with an array of talent from classically trained musicians and dancers to pop singers and standup comics.



Kevin James sets second Staller Center Show

Comedy star Kevin James, born in Mineola and raised in Stony Brook, has added a second date to his hometown stand in January at Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts after the first show sold out in less than an hour.



Kevin James heads to SBU’s Staller Center — Second show just added

UPDATE: January 27 show sold out! Second show added on January 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale for the second show on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. 





Kevin James to headline first Staller Center show

"The King of Queens" is about to come home for an audience with his fans at Stony Brook.




LI actor Kevin James to perform at Stony Brook’s Staller Center Jan. 27

The Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook has just announced a one-night winter appearance for “King of Queens” actor and Long Island comedian Kevin James.



Just announced! Kevin James heads to SBU’s Staller Center for one night only

It’s official! Kevin James is headed to Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts’ Main Stage for an evening of comedy on January 27, 2023 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.For one night only, the King of Long Island comes home in his first Staller Center appearance, blocks away from the streets that built him.



Kevin James at the Staller Center, One Night Only – January 27, 2023

On Friday, January 27 at 8pm, for one night only, the King of Long Island comes home in his first Staller Center appearance, blocks away from the streets that built him! “We’re thrilled to bring Kevin James to Staller Center,” says Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center, “I’ve been looking forward to hosting him here in his hometown for some time now, and I know this will be a really special show for our audience.”



Tickets on Sale Sept. 15 for Kevin James Coming to Staller Center for One Night Only

On Friday, January 27, at 8 pm, for one night only, the King of Long Island comes home in his first Staller Center appearance, blocks away from the streets that built him!



David Foster and Katharine McPhee announce Staller Center show Dec. 1

It’s their only New York performance for 2022.

On Dec. 1, one day after they help light the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 16-time Grammy award-winning musician, composer, and producer David Foster and singer/songwriter and Broadway star Katharine McPhee will take the stage at Staller Center for the Arts in Stony Brook.



Staller Center for the Arts in Long Island

A dynamic array of inspiring and matchless performances will highlight the 2022 Fall season at Staller Center for the Arts. With a diverse lineup of performers, including rhythm & blues duo LION BABE, featuring Jillian Hervey (daughter of Vanessa Williams) and DJ Lucas Goodman, to kick off the season on September 23, followed by Virtuoso cellist and Stony Brook artist-in-residence COLIN CARR joining award-winning pianist Kyunghwa Chu to perform masterworks of the chamber music repertoire on September 28. 



🌱 Three Village Daily: Staller Center Announces Fall Schedule + Jobs

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Music, theatre, comedy and special events to mark the fall 2022 season at the Staller Center For The Arts

A dynamic lineup of inspiring and unparalleled performances will highlight the Fall 2022 season at the Staller Center for the Arts. With a diverse lineup of performers, the Staller Center showcases emerging and established artists from a wide range of appeals.



Music, Theatre, Comedy, And Special Events To Highlight 2022 Fall Season At Staller Center For The Arts

Opening the season, rhythm & blues duo LION BABE bring their unique brand of funk, soul, and sonic magic to the Staller stage on September 23.



More Unforgettable Performances Coming to Staller Center This Fall

A dynamic array of inspiring and matchless performances will highlight the Fall 2022 season at Staller Center for the Arts. With a diverse lineup of performers, Staller Center showcases both emerging and established artists of wide-ranging appeal.




2021-22 Season

 McInnis officially inaugurated as SBU’s sixth president 

Maurie McInnis was officially inaugurated as Stony Brook University’s sixth president. Following a full week of events, the ceremony was held at Island Federal Arena on Oct. 23, attended by faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends, along with local officials and representatives from colleges and universities from across the country.



 We’re Stronger Together with the Arts 

The cultural opportunities surrounding us at Stony Brook University are some of the most exciting reasons to be on campus. Our most recent Stronger Together event on Oct. 27 put a spotlight on three such esteemed venues: the Charles B. Wang Center, the Staller Center for the Arts, and the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, all within a stone’s throw of the main academic mall and each featuring rotating exhibits for both entertainment and cultural enlightenment.



 Staller Center for the Arts Announces Spring 2022 Season 

A lively and excitable audience flocked back to the Staller Center this past fall to experience live art, theater, and music, and this spring, the Staller Center for the Arts returns with a jam-packed season! Spring 2022 features performances from the best of the best, including RENT, the RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET, VIVA MOMIX, David Sedaris, and many more!



 “Spy Kids” actor Alan Cumming dazzles the Staller Center with his new cabaret show  

On Saturday, Oct. 23, performer Alan Cumming came to SBU to make the American Debut of his new show, “Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age.” Cumming’s new cabaret show was full of witty anecdotes, emotional tell-alls and surprising revelations. 



 Inauguration Week Begins with Opening Reception at Zuccaire Gallery 

A full week of events celebrating the inauguration of Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis began Monday afternoon with the Opening Reception at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center for the Arts, featuring the first Faculty Artist Spotlight with Distinguished Professor of Art Howardena Pindell and the traveling exhibition Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives.



Inauguration of President Maurie McInnis Will Be Livestreamed  

The Inauguration of Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis will take place Saturday, October 23 at 11 am at Island Federal Credit Union Arena, and everyone in the SBU community is invited to celebrate.



Alan Cumming’s Oct. 23 Staller Center Show Will Be an American Premiere  

The cabaret show, filled with cheeky storytelling broken up by big musical numbers and ballads, tells a vivid story, threaded together with a common theme of music, time, aging, nostalgia and celebration. The Tony award winning, Scottish star of stage and screen delivers a funny and personable performance with a combination of songs and stories that will provide a wonderful evening filled with laughs, giddiness and even some tears.



Comedian and actor Alan Cumming performs at the Staller Center on Oct. 23  

The show is described “as an evening of story and song celebrating and exploring his puckish, eclectic spirit and joie de vivre, in a mischievous exploration of that most communal of pastimes: aging!”



Stronger Together Update (Oct. 7, 2021)  

The Staller Center is thrilled to be back and offering LIVE performances. As part of the Stronger Together initiative, the Center is also proud to offer Stony Brook University faculty and staff discounted tickets for upcoming performances this fall. Visit to see the full fall schedule, and to redeem your $10 discounted ticket using the code STRONGER at checkout.* Look forward to seeing you at Staller!



The Staller Center brings live performances back to Stony Brook  

A year and a half have passed since Broadway legends Kelli O’Hara and Sutton Foster performed at the last Staller Center Gala since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020. After months of virtual performances and viewings, the Staller Center is now opening its doors to patrons starting on September 25 with a musical performance by Grammy-winning trumpet player Chris Botti.



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.



Alan Cumming, Chris Botti, more headed to Staller Center this fall 

Summer is still in full swing, but autumn is already in the air at Staller Center for the Arts. The Stony Brook University theater has announced its fall lineup of shows, which will include such headliners as Chris Botti, Alan Cumming and Wayne Brady.



The Arts Are Back Live at Staller Center

The arts are back and they are better than ever at Staller Center for the 2021-22 season. After nearly two years of virtual programming, Staller Center is reopening its doors and welcoming live performers from all genres this fall. From jazz legends to some of America’s best dancers, the Center offers a variety-filled season, with safety measures in place as outlined below. 




Movie magic. Do you remember how it feels? The palpable excitement as the trailers run, the smell of freshly buttered popcorn, the polite din of a full house dampened by the theater’s acoustics, the feeling of anticipation just before an alternate reality begins. Finally, silence washes over the crowd as the lights dim, and all at once, you’re in a different world.



An enduring, film-loving partnership

This is the story of how a beautiful friendship between an entrepreneurial filmmaker and a cultural director veteran has resulted in a great partnership between The Staller Center, hosts of The Stony Brook Film Festival and Indieflix, bringing a wealth of incredible independent films to the world.



Staller Center presents free virtual concert with Jack Licitra 

The 26th annual Stony Brook Film Festival, presented by Island Federal Credit Union, wrapped up with a Closing Night Awards Reception on July 31. The evening recognized the outstanding new independent films screened at the festival, which was held at Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University from July 22 to 31.



Film Review - Her Campus 

Stony Brook’s Staller Center has curated 13 films exclusively for the student body, and with Stony Brook’s first release of Days of the Bagnold Summer, the series seems promising. Alan Inkles, the Director of Staller Center, was in charge of curating the Spring 2021 Film Series. After watching nearly 60 new films, Inkles chose 13 to make completely free and virtually accessible to Stony Brook students. To get your pass for the Spring 2021 Film Series, click here.



Staller Center's Spring Film Series to be Virtual  

Stony Brook University's Staller Center for the Arts' Spring Film Series will be held virtually this year beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, with a lineup of films not available anywhere else. The series will run consecutive Thursdays until Apr. 29.



Virtual KIDS Concert  

Staller Center for the Arts and Jack Licitra team up again to offer an uplifting and healing concert, virtually. Let the Music Heal Your Soul, will be live on Monday, February 15 at 3 pm. The concert is free and registration is required. To register, visit



Staller Center's Spring Film Series Goes Virtual  

Staller Center’s Spring 2021 Film Series goes virtual on February 11, 2021. This year’s Film Series features 13 independent films you won’t see anywhere else and presents award-winning and record-breaking films from around the world. 



Staller Center’s Spring 2021 Film Series kicks off Feb. 11 

The Staller Center for the Arts’ much anticipated Spring 2021 Film Series goes virtual on February 11. This year’s series features thirteen independent films you won’t see anywhere else and presents award-winning and record-breaking films from around the world.



Staying Connected - Winter Virtual Programming  

The Staller Center for the Arts is proud to offer the annual Spring Films at home! Purchase your pass today to see 13 films over 12 weeks, including 10 new feature premieres and three bonus encore screenings.



2019-2020 SEASON

Fast Chat: Kelli O'Hara talks about PBS holiday special, last LI appearance - Newsday

Stony Brook Film Festival Postponed - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival 2020 Postponed Due to COVID19 - Vimooz

Stony Brook Film Festival postponed; Other LI fests still mulling their options - Newsday

Stony Brook Film Festival Presents Award-Winning Short Films Online - SBU News

Stony Brook Film Festival to stream Award-Winning Short Films FREE Online - Vimooz

SBU Cultural Leaders View Post-Pandemic Performing Arts - SBU News

Staller Center Closes for Season - Broadway World

Staller Center Closes Season with Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster - SBU News

Staller Center Closes Doors - March 23 - Coronavirus Concerns - The Statesman

Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara to headline Staller Center Gala - Newsday

Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster - Headline Staller Gala - Broadway World

Staller Center Gala - Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster - A Success Despite Coronavirus Concerns - The Statesman

Kelli O'Hara Headlines Staller Gala with Sutton Foster - Newsday

Beyond the Expected Podcast - Alan Alda and Alan Inkles

Tao Drummers Perform at Staller Center - The Statesman

Bodytraffic Visit - Stony Brook Children's

LI Museums Give Women Artists a Brush with Fame - Newsday

Bodytraffic Visits Stony Brook Children's Hospsital Before Staller Center Show - SBU News

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Add Four New York Stops To 30th Anniversary Tour

Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara to Headline Staller Center Gala - Daniel Bubbeo - Newsday

Staller Season Lineup Features An Evening with Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster - Lynne Roth - Stony Brook News

2019-2020 Press Release 

Executive Profile: Sree Sreenivasan - Adina Genn - Long Island Buisness News

Kids Corner Events: Nov. 1-7 - News 12

Today's Family & Kids Activities in Long Island Nov. 3 - NY Metro Parents

Seven Events Happening on Long Island Next Week - The Island Now

Instrument Petting Zoo to Perform this weekend at Staller Center for the Arts - Arlene Gross - Newsday

North Fork Event Highlights: November 15-17, 2019 - Dan's Papers

 Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids' Activities & Programs on Long Island

Dan’s Best of the Best 2019 Winners: North Fork Arts & Entertainment - NY Metro Parents

Between You and Me: The Attractions of Village Living - Times Beacon Record 


Press Coverage - Stony Brook Film Festival


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