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Bay Ridge goes Broadway!

The Great White Way is coming to Bay Ridge!

There is no need to travel to the distant island of Manhattan for the hip-hooray and bally-hoo — the lullabies of Broadway will ring out from spots in and around Bay Ridge all weekend.

On Friday, dust off your fancy frock or penguin suit for dinner and a show! Fort Hamilton High School (8301 Shore Rd. between 83th and 86th streets) will put on a one-night-only production of the Tony Award–winning musical “In the Heights” by Lin-Manuel Miranda — you may have heard of his subsequent megahit “Hamilton.” Before the show, you can hobnob with the cast and crew over dinner at the Greenhouse Cafe (7717 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets) at 5 pm, followed by show time at the school at 7 pm. Reserve your seat at the table and in the audience by calling (917) 751–6920 or e-mailing fhhs1973@earthlink.net. This night on the town will run you $55.

On Saturday, travel a few blocks into Dyker Heights to catch a bunch of Brooklyn’s Broadway babes belting out tunes at Girls Night Out at Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church (1071 80th St. at 11th Avenue) at 8 pm. A cast of incredible local songstresses will dazzle the crowd with classic hits from the Great White Way. You will have to fork over $15 for a ticket — but only $10 if you are a silver-haired senior.

Come Sunday, end your high-brow weekend on a high note just north of the Bay Ridge border with a concert by local baritones and sopranos at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Auditorium (5902 Sixth Ave. at 60th Street). The Regina Opera Company will forgo its usual repertoire of Italian tunes to serenade the crowd with the “Swing Along Broadway Concert.” Admission is $12, but teens get in for a mere $5 and children are free.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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