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April Events Bring May Gents

In April, we welcomed 4 unique and excellent Special Events. It was such a blessing to watch and meet these extraordinary entertainers.

Earlier in the month we introduced Mary Domino to the stage with her one woman act ; Scared Skinny. Mary, winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian, entertained our Season Ticket Holder family with quirky and hilarious personal stories about growing up Italian and fat in Queens. This sold out show had audience members cracking up and begging for more! Luckily we were able to get her back onto our stage. Mary will be preforming her new act Big Dummy on August 19th, 2015 at 7pm! I was lucky enough to meet her after the show and I even got a t-shirt!

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Next up we had juggler and comedian Mark Neizer! He was seriously CRAZY. He might be the first person to ever be on a unicycle on the Engeman Theater Stage! I was so worried he was going to fall! Here is a photo of him on a unicycle juggling …KNIVES!

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His use of lighting effects, 3D glasses, and random items like ping pong balls, bricks, lasers, swords and even something he created called the “New Dimension Beam” were fantastic. The “New Dimension Beam” is a juggling stick that allows him to play music, cues lighting effects and juggle all at the same time. It was very cool! His final act left our theater a mess with toilet paper but we still love him.

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We also welcomed Will and Anthony Nunziata. The twin brothers, born in Brooklyn and raised in Pelham Bay. They certainly wowed our sold out Special Event Series Night attendees. The Nunziatas have recently been on Good Morning America, The Rachel Ray Show and NPR Music Radio.

The Nunziatas are full of energy, jokes and both have absolutely wonderful voices. After the show they autographed photos and their debut album “Make Someone Happy.” The album is an intimate collection and eclectic mix of songs from the Great American Songbook, show-tunes, and contemporary music.

Here is a photo I snagged with Season Ticket Holder Anna C. What a lucky woman!

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Our last Special Event for April was debuting group Shades of Buble. The three man trio sang their hearts out for our packed house. This was a very special evening not only for us but for them. It was their premier as a group for their act.

Producers;  Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano (who you might recognize from Two on Tap) pulled together these three wonderful men and a full band to sing  incredible songs like “Come Fly With Me, “Moondance,” “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” and many more.

The boys brought the swinging standards and pop hits of this modern-day Sinatra to our stage and the audience absolutely loved them. Here is a quick video of the boys singing one of my favorites, “Moondance:”

Hopping into May we were lucky to have the Gents from Apollo Link join us. This is our only Special Event in May but it was great! This very unique male vocal group met on the Broadway set of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark!

Primarily an A Capella group, they mixed it up with a two hour pop concert for our crowd, accompanied with guitar player Sergio Ortega. The boys, Brandon Rubendall, Adam Roberts, & Jake Odmark sang songs from Etta James, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas and even threw in some of their favorite Broadway songs! Their harmonies gave us all goosebumps. After the show they did a meet and greet where patrons were able to take photos, get autographs and buy one of their really awesome shirts! Here are the Bensons posing with the “Spidey Boys!”

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Hope everyone enjoyed the Special Events as much as I did! I am looking forward to all the other amazing Special Events coming up.

Have suggestions? Questions? Concerns? Please feel free to reach out to me.

 

 

 

Jackie Polden

Jpolden@Engemantheater.com

(631)261-9700 ext 29

Season Ticket Manager

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