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Smithtown Matters Review: MAMMA MIA!

Smithtown Matters July 24, 2016 Jeb Ladouceur   Granted, many fans of the feel-good ‘Mamma Mia!’ featuring songs like “Dancing Queen,” … “The Winner Takes It All,” … and of course the title track … probably identify the play with the so-so motion picture adaptation starring the great Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. But the fact is, the […]

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Broadway World Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Engeman

Broadway World June 1, 2016 Melissa Giordano Closing out a spectacular 9th season at Long Island’s John W. Engeman Theatre is a first-rate incarnation of the Tony winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Is this show done consistently? Perhaps. But let me tell you everything about this production, running through July 10th, is absolutely top-notch and […]

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Long Island Press Review: A Riveting ‘Memphis’ Opens at Northport’s Engeman Theater

Long Island Press April 1, 2016 Elise Pearlman The multiple award-winning musical, ‘Memphis,’ which opened last week at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater, is the rare musical that showcases spectacular singing and dancing while boasting a storyline and characters so engaging that they stir your innermost sensibilities. Memphis is that rare breed of musical and […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘Memphis’ is another smash hit for the Engeman

Times Beacon Record March 30, 2016 Heidi Sutton Well, hockadoo! The John W. Engeman Theater was full of soul last Saturday night, engaging theatergoers with a sizzling production of “Memphis” that raised the roof and culminated with a five-minute standing ovation. Directed by Igor Goldin (“West Side Story” and “Evita”) and choreographed by Antoniette DiPietropolo, […]

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Newsday review: Racial musical’s stellar debut at Engeman

Newsday March 29, 2016 Steve Parks WHAT “Memphis” WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 8, John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St. TICKETS $69-$74; 631-261-2900, engemantheater.com There’s arguably no American city that symbolizes race relations and rock and roll more starkly […]

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NY Theatre Guide Review: ‘Memphis’ at John W. Engeman Theater

NY Theatre Guide March 28, 2016 Kristen Weyer If you’re looking for an entertaining evening of theater, then look no further than Northport. The John W. Engeman Theater’s current production of Memphis is full of great acting, fantastic singing and fun music. With a book by Joe DiPietro, and score by David Bryan, Memphis originally […]

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The Long Islander Review: Characters Unravel In Dark Comedy, ‘God Of Carnage,’ At Engeman Theater

February 11, 2016 By: Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport was roaring with laughter Thursday night as members of the audience witnessed the unraveling chaos between two sets of parents in the popular international comedy, “God Of Carnage.” Written by Yasmina Reza, the dark hour and a half comedy that’s composed […]

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The Long Islander: Paying it Forward

The Long Islander February 6, 2016 Donna Galluccio, Director of the Ecumenical Lay Council’s food pantry, and Pastor Tim Hoyt of First Presbyterian Church in Northport, dropped by the Engeman Theater earlier this week to receive funds donated by theater audiences over the holiday season. Theater owners Kevin O’Neill, managing director, and Richard Dolci [sic], […]

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Long Island Press Review: Comedy of Manners: God of Carnage Debuts at Northport’s Engeman Theater

Review: God of Carnage By: Elise Pearlman The internationally acclaimed God of Carnage is possibly the most unique theatrical offering that I have seen at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater. The dark farcical comedy makes for uproarious pandemonium and laughter, and the audience (myself included) simply loved it. It is so good that you might […]

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Broadway World Review: The Engeman’s GOD OF CARNAGE

Review: The Engeman’s GOD OF CARNAGE By: Melissa Giordano Having seen a previous less-than-stellar local production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony winning play God Of Carnage, I’m thrilled that Long Island’s John W. Engeman Theatre has added it to their season this year. Leave it to The Engeman to redeem a show. This intelligent and well-executed […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: Humanity’s inner struggle revealed in black comedy ‘God of Carnage’

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | TIMES OF HUNTINGTON-NORTHPORT Review: Humanity’s inner struggle revealed in black comedy ‘God of Carnage’ By CHARLES J. MORGAN JAN. 27, 2016 Four highly skilled Equity members starred equally in Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater’s production of “God of Carnage” that opened Friday, Jan. 21. This tightly written effort was written by […]

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Newsday Review: This ‘Carnage’ has plenty of punch

Review: God of Carnage By Steve Parks steve.parks@newsday.com WHAT: “God of Carnage” WHEN | WHERE: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 6, John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St. TICKETS: $59-$64; 631-261-2900, engemantheater.com Watching other people behave badly – unless they’re your children – […]

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BWW Review: The Engeman’s MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

November 25 10:33 AM2015 ?by Melissa Giordano The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is about to get under way and, as always, the John W. Engeman Theatre excellently delivers a fabulous holiday production. This years’ offering, running through January 4th, is the musical Miracle On 34th Street by Meredith Willson based on the […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: Theater Review – “Miracle On 34th Street”

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 AT 7:20PM THEATER REVIEW – Miracle on 34th Street – Produced by: John W Engeman Theater, Northport – Reviewed by: Jeb Ladouceur Chalk up another smash hit for The Engeman! Meaghan McIinnis as Susan Walker & Kevin McGuire as Kris Kringle ( photo by Michael DeCristofaro)The famed equity company’s new holiday offering is the […]

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The Long Island Press Review:‘West Side Story’ Is a Knockout Hit at Northport’s Engeman Theater

by Elise Pearlman on September 30, 2015 “West Side Story” had the audience on its feet applauding wildly and shouting bravos after its first Saturday night performance at the John W. Engeman Theater. The musical saga of star-crossed lovers whose Manhattan romance is doomed by cultural discord is not only simply sensational, but the perfect choice for the Northport theater’s 50th production. […]

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BWW Review: The Engeman’s Exquisite WEST SIDE STORY

BWW Review: The Engeman’s Exquisite WEST SIDE STORY September 23 ?by Melissa Giordano Celebrating their 50th show, The John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport has mounted a truly exquisite production of the iconic Tony winning musical West Side Story. The tale, of course, centers on Maria and Tony in a modern day – 1957 modern […]

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Smithtown Matters: THEATER REVIEW – ‘West Side Story’

THEATER REVIEW – ‘West Side Story’ Produced by: John W. Engeman Theater, Northport Reviewed by: Jeb Ladouceur ‘West Side Story’ is invariably described as an American musical suggested by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ That is akin to stating that a ham sandwich is inspired by Easter. Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Robbins are all […]

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Newsday Review: West Side Story’ review: A classic musical superbly done

  September 21, 2015 8:04 PM By STEVE PARKS steve.parks@newsday.com REVIEW Arguably the greatest American musical, “West Side Story” lost the 1958 Tony for best musical to “The Music Man.” Igor Goldin, who previously directed “The Music Man” for the Engeman Theater, now has directed both shows on the Northport stage. A side-by-side comparison proves […]

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