Studio Theatre of Long Island

Two Brand New Theatre's on Long Island - Manes Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst  and  Studio Theatre East in East Islip


February 10th - February 26th

Manes Studio Theatre - Lindenhurst

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography.

As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce, a closeted gay man and the owner of the family business -- the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As she watches her father’s self-loathing consume him, Alison recognizes her own experience of discovering, and ultimately embracing, her identity.

As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate (but unable) to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.

Daytime Repertory Theatre returns to the Manes Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst

School Teachers and Administrators should  contact: Marian Waller, Director of Daytime Repertory Theatre at: 631-226-8400 or by email to to set up your school trips to the theatre.

Coming Soon to
Studio Theatre's Bayway Arts Center
East Islip
Moon Over Buffalo
February 3rd - February 19th

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family -- including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend -- must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose…. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard -- one man with two mistaken identities -- and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion -- the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

Children's Theatre returns to the Manes Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst!

Weekends from March 4th - March 26th at 11:00 AM
Special pricing: Adults: $20.00 - Seniors and children 12 and under $15.00

This family-friendly musical is a full scale production, appropriate for all audiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. A
Audiences will love following Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy and will be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from a demanding creator to a real, live father.

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto's Musical Tale, the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto's, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs, "When You Wish upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings".

Winter/Spring 2023 Lineup

Manes Studio Theatre 


Visit our new Casablanca Themed Lounges:
"Rick's Cafe Americain" (Located in both theatres).
Enjoy Premium Beer, Wine Varietals, Custom Crafted Lattes and a Variety of Snacks

Winter/Spring 2023 Lineup

Studio Theatre's

Bayway Arts Center

East Islip

Studio Theatre has two locations offering

twice the entertainment options for our patrons

Manes Studio Theatre of Long Island
141 S. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst, NY 11757

 Studio Theatre's Bayway Arts Center
265 E. Main St. East Islip, NY 11730