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Broadway World Review: GREASE at John Engeman Theater

Broadway World July 16, 2017 Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg   “Grease,” the 1950’s rock and roll musical is back and slick as ever at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. Expertly directed by Paul Stancato and brilliantly choreographed by Antoinette DiPietropolo, this production of “Grease” combines all of the magical moments from the […]

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UPDATE: July 18th Public Hearing

Dear Friends, Another public hearing has been called for this coming Tuesday, July 18th at 6:00pm, after which the trustees will vote on the proposed zoning changes that would allow hotels within the Northport Village limits. If these changes are approved, we will be able to move forward with our plans to convert the current structure […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘Grease’ is the word at the Engeman

Times of Huntington-Northport July 13, 2017 Melissa Arnold   When it comes to musical theater, few shows are more beloved with theatergoers than “Grease.” Can you blame us, though? It’s an old, familiar story: Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Things get messy. Put simply, it’s a snapshot of teenage relationships that’s almost universally […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: “Grease” Engeman Theater

Smithtown Matters July 10, 2017 Jeb Ladouceur If nearly all the songs in the current Engeman production of ‘Grease’ sound the same, it’s because that’s the way most melodies were in the late 50’s. Tunes of the day seemed to have been produced by a musical cookie cutter. That said, give Director Paul Stancato and his cast […]

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Long Islander Review: Northport Heads West With ‘Oklahoma!’

The Long Islander Janee Law May 22, 2017   John W. Engeman Theater’s “Oklahoma!” delivered a strong cast, catchy tap dancing, beautiful melodies and fits of both comedy and drama that kept the audience laughing and singing along Thursday night in Northport Village. Audience member Abbey Slawitsky, of Central Islip, said loved both the cast […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ sweeps into Northport’s Engeman

Times of Huntington-Northport Katherine Espinoza May 20, 2017   Calling all cowboys and farm girls yearning to see turn of the century Oklahoma Territory! The John W. Engeman Theater is the place for you! The Northport playhouse kicked off its seven-week run of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration, “Oklahoma!,” this past weekend to a full […]

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The Long Islander: Huge Support Voiced For Inn Plan

May 18, 2017 By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com Northport Village Hall was packed Tuesday night with supporters, and at least one dissenter, of a plan to bring a boutique inn to Main Street. The support was voiced during a public hearing on a proposal made by trustees to add a “Hotel/Inn” designation to village code, paving […]

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Newsday: Northport considers zone changes allowing downtown hotels

May 17, 2017 By Valerie Bauman  valerie.bauman@newsday.com More than 100 people packed Northport Village hall Tuesday night, voicing overwhelming support for proposed zone changes that would allow hotels to operate on and around Main Street. Officials drafted two proposals addressing the issue after Kevin J. O’Neill and Richard T. Dolce, owners of the John W. […]

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The Long Islander: Engeman Owners Unveil Parking Plan For Inn

April 20, 2017 By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com Kevin O’Neill and Richard Dolce, co-owners of the John W. Engeman Theater, presented the tentative parking plan for their proposed three-story, Northport Village inn at Tuesday’s trustee meeting. The plan calls for a total of 54 parking spaces — 30 of which will be new — across two […]

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Newsday: Northport theater owners dream of upscale inn nearby

March 27, 2017 By Deborah S. Morris  deborah.morris@newsday.com HIGHLIGHTS Engeman Theater’s owners want to convert Main Street building New facility would include restaurant, around 2 dozen guest rooms Northport Village could soon get a hotel. The owners of the John W. Engeman Theater have purchased the three-story building across the street from the venue and […]

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The Long Islander: Engeman Owners Plans Main Street Inn

March 02, 2017 By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com The minds behind Northport Village’s John W. Engeman Theater unveiled last week plans to create an inn with a restaurant on Main Street in the village. Owners Kevin O’Neill and Richard Dolce, managing director and producing artistic director of the theater respectively, presented the plan to Northport Village […]

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Broadway World Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S OKLAHOMA!

Broadway World Melissa Giordano May 17, 2017   Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island’s John W. Engeman Theater offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly […]

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Village Tattler Review: Jekyll & Hyde Triumphs at Engeman Theater

The Village Tattler Claudia D. Wheeler March 30, 2017   The John W. Engeman Theater has not ceased to amaze audiences with its fantastic 2016-2017 season. Jekyll & Hyde is no exception. The amazing nineteenth-century period costumes, off-the-charts talent, and chemistry between the actors is worthy of a second visit to this show, which runs […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: Jekyll & Hyde

Smithtown Matters Jeb Ladouceur March 28, 2017   About twenty years ago, when I first heard that the famed thriller novella (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson) was to be staged as a musical, my initial reaction was, ‘What next?’ I feared the moguls of Broadway might eventually […]

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Long Islander Review: Good And Evil Battle In Engeman’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

The Long Islander Janee Law March 27, 2017   In John W. Engeman Theater’s production of “Jekyll & Hyde” audiences are exposed to an authentic battle between good and evil. The battle is particularly apparent in “Confrontation,” a mesmerizing performance in which Dr. Henry Jekyll, a gentle, passionate and romantic giant displays his internal battle […]

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Broadway World Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at the Engeman

Broadway World Melissa Giordano March 22, 2017   To start, this article will probably not do this incredible production justice. The latest at the John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, is absolutely electrifying and the Broadway caliber cast is positively glorious. This is, without a doubt, a must see for […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ mesmerizes at the Engeman

Times of Huntington-Northport Victoria Espinoza March 21, 2017   For theatergoers with one personality or more, the newest production at the John W. Engeman Theater has something for all. The Northport playhouse kicked off its seven-week run of “Jekyll and Hyde The Musical” this past weekend to a full house, and the multiple Tony-nominated production […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘The Snow Queen’ captivates at the Engeman

Times of Huntington-Northport Heidi Sutton February 2, 2017   In perfect harmony with the frosty weather outside, “The Snow Queen” opened at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport last weekend to a warm reception. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen story that inspired Disney’s “Frozen,” the musical, co-written by Rick Lombardo and Kristen […]

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Long Islander Review: ‘The Full Monty’ Keeps The Laughs Coming

The Long Islander January 26, 2017 Janee Law   Ten-time Tony Award nominee “The Full Monty” is bringing plenty of laughs to Northport village’s John W. Engeman Theater. The venue was roaring with laughter during Saturday night’s show, causing audience member Rose Santopietro, of Northport, to call it “better than Broadway.” The witty line delivery […]

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Broadway World Review: ‘Let It Go’ with the Engeman’s THE FULL MONTY

Broadway World January 25, 2017 Melissa Giordano   In another hit for Long Island’s John W. Engeman Theatre, Tony nominee The Full Monty delivers a lively production like its Broadway predecessor. This wonderful incarnation, directed superbly by Engeman newbie Keith Andrews, runs through March 5th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The musical, by Terrence McNally […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: Engeman’s ‘The Full Monty’ more than satisfies audience members

Times of Huntington-Northport January 24, 2017 Rita J. Egan   The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport exposed a night of adult fun this past Saturday when it held the press opening of “The Full Monty,” its current mainstage production. Judging by the applause, laughter and howling coming from the audience, the musical, directed by […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: ‘The Full Monty’

Smithtown Matters Jeb Ladouceur January 23, 2017   No one seems to know the exact origin of the British term ‘The Full Monty,’ but we’re certainly aware of what it defines in modern parlance. It means ‘whole hog’ … ‘all the way’ … ‘the whole enchilada’ … ‘the works!’ Accordingly, when Terrence McNally wrote the book for David Yazbeck’s musical about six destitute steel workers […]

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Long Islander Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ Rings In Holiday Season

The Long Islander December 1, 2016 Janee Law   The stage of the John W. Engeman Theater is bringing an energetic performance to Northport Village this holiday season with the timeless and magical tale of “Mary Poppins.” “I thought it was fantastic,” audience member Marianne Esolen, of Huntington, said after Saturday’s performance. “It was wonderfully […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ is the spoonful of sugar we all need right now

Times Beacon Record November 23, 2016 Melissa Arnold   Sometimes, looking at life through a child’s eyes again makes everything better. That’s exactly the opportunity you’re given in “Mary Poppins,” which kicked off a six-week run at the John Engeman Theater in Northport this week. And boy, is it a treat. The Engeman Theater has […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: MARY POPPINS

Smithtown Matters November 21, 2016 Jeb Ladouceur   Sooner or later, it seems, every theatrical organization gets a crack at ‘Mary Poppins’—and now through New Year’s Eve, it’s The Engeman’s turn. Actually the timing couldn’t be more fortuitous for locals, because with the exception of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ (currently playing its standard holiday gig forty minutes east in Port […]

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