Susan Gentile Hackett/ Director of Marketing & Public Relations -

Susan Gentile Hackett has run her own marketing and design firm on Long Island’s East End since 2009.  Susan specializes in strategic marketing, providing design support to private entrepreneurs and corporations. She focuses on Brand Management and Fund-raising Marketing. In her role as Creative Director she has written, designed and illustrated blogs, books, websites and catalogs, radio, television, direct mail, site design, invitations. She creates iconic imagery with personalities that relate to the consumer and solid design and communication solutions.

Susan began her career as the Art Director for ProTennis Magazine creating sports marketing IDs and merchandise for professional tennis. Susan has created brand identities for Coca Cola Clothes, Tommy Hilfiger, as well as Britches.  The Britches brand in 1996 was at its peak was one of the most recognizable mens’ brands in America. Britches of Georgetowne was the old guard traditional suit of Capitol Hill. Hackett has served as Creative Director for Wilsons Leather, creating national in-store marketing, print and television campaigns, as well as visual merchandising for 1250 stores and Outlets. Here at The Suffolk Theater her studio will provide internal, external and online advertising and marketing campaigns.

She aligns herself with industry experts in marketing, engineering, SEO, identity and website design.


Chef Bernardo Menendez

Chef Bernardo Menendez started his culinary career in the state of Florida 20+ years ago, where he worked at the Orlando Entertainment Group under the tutelage of Chef Beenie McGregor. He then moved on to the Hard Rock Café at Universal Studios of Orlando. From there he wanted to broaden his horizons and decided to go back to his birthplace, New York, except he went further to the East End. Chef Bernie was the Valedictorian at the Culinary Academy of Long Island. He took on the role of Chef De Cuisine at the Rams Head Inn on Shelter Island, NY. From there he secured a spot as the Executive Chef at the Red Dish Martini Bar & Grille in Commack. He then decided his roots were still eastward bound and went into the position of Executive Catering Chef of Bistro 72, in Riverhead. He then took his talents to Amarelle’s in Wading River. After leaving Amarelle’s he was approached by Tom Schaudel to become the leader of the culinary team of the Suffolk Theater where he strives to deliver a wonderful and entertaining meal for all who come.


LynnAnn Kolesar / Box Office Manager / Office Manager -

LynnAnn Kolesar began her career in the entertainment industry at the “showplace of the nation” Radio City Music Hall.  Lynn was an integral part of the IMAC team for well over a decade, and helped to make it the “Best Concert Venue 2008 & 2009” voted by Long Island Press.  She has worked in the performing arts industry for 18 years and was previously at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. It is said that Lynn provides the “best customer service in the industry”.


Diane Tucci /  Resident Photographer

Diane is a seasoned performance and event photographer. She's been photographing bands, performers, dance and events of all kinds for over 20 years professionally. She loves her craft and seeks to capture the emotion of the performances she photographs. In addition to events, she is equally experienced in studio lighting and portrait photography. Diane loves to think outside the box, work with people and constantly challenge herself to come up with new and creative ideas and strives to produce the best quality imagery she can. With master Photoshop and design skills, she brings all these components together when appropriate or necessary. 

Diane Tucci has freelanced for several news publications over the years which include: Good Times Magazine, The Angle, Circus Magazine, The Suffolk Times, The News Review, the Riverhead Patch and currently RiverheadLocal. Her more well known clients have included: Al DiMeola, Sears, Bennigans , MinWax., WALK 97.5 and Peconic Bay Medical Center. Her work has been published in print and online several hundred times. She has traveled as art director/photographer on shoots to the Bahamas, California and Colorado. Diane was born and raised 4th generation in Riverhead and after leaving for many years to pursue her career, she returned back to Riverhead to raise her family. She watched movies at the Suffolk Theater as a child and feels privileged to now be a part of it's new place in history.




(Unless otherwise indicated).


The Suffolk Theater is a Cabaret Style venue with tables and chairs.

Please be advised if your party is less than 4, others may purchase the remaining tickets at your table.


All tables seat either 4 or 8 patrons. If you are a party of 6, there is a possibility that a party of 2 will be added to your table.


Our seating plans vary based on style of performance.


Please check each show for seating options.


For additional information on seating, please call or email the Box Office at 631-727-4343.



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