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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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Long Island Press Review: 1776: Hit Musical About Birth of Our Nation Opens at Northport’s Engeman Theater

The Long Island Press October 8, 2016 Elise Pearlman   Expect to be thoroughly entertained by an enthralling slice of American history set to music as 1776, the multiple Tony Award-winning musical about the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which recently opened at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater. The […]

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Long Islander Review: ‘1776’ Packed With Historical Drama

The Long Islander October 6, 2016 Janee Law   Audience members were taken back to the 1700s Thursday night, when John W. Engeman Theater’s production of musical “1776” hit the stage and told the intense and courageous tale of how the founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain.  The Tony Award-winning musical covers a three-month […]

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Smithtown Matters Review: ‘1776’

Smithtown Matters October 2, 2016 Jeb Ladouceur   When ‘1776’ opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 1969, its producers were well aware that the show was about to establish a number of significant ‘firsts.’ Especially interesting is the odd fact that during its three-year run (when the play moved to the St. James, and ultimately the Majestic […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: Cast of Engeman’s ‘1776’ brings history to life

Times Beacon Record September 20, 2016 Rita J. Egan   With talented actors, period-appropriate costumes and a detailed set, a theatrical production can make audience members feel as if they have traveled back in time. This is certainly the case with the John W. Engeman Theater’s production of “1776,” which opened last week. Before there […]

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The Observer Review: History comes alive on Engeman Stage with 1776

The Observer September 29, 2016 David Ambro   If presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump want to get it straight, they should have driven from the Hofstra University auditorium to the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. The Broadway musical hit 1776 opened at the Engeman and it’s a hit, certainly more entertaining politics […]

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Broadway World Review: The Engeman’s 1776

Broadway World Melissa Giordano September 28, 2016   In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny – and kind of funny – how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst […]

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Village Tattler Review: Thank You for the Music of Mamma Mia!

The Village Tattler Claudia D. Wheeler August 4, 2016   The perfect summer musical is already engaging audiences at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater, now through September 11, 2016. Mamma Mia! takes it all and gives it all–another successful production with an enormously talented cast led by the amazing director and choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo, who returns to Engeman after successful choreography […]

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Long Island Press Review: Mamma Mia! Hit Musical Debuts at Northport’s Engeman Theater

Long Island Press August 2, 2016 Elise Pearlman Mamma Mia!, the Broadway smash hit musical showcasing the high-energy songs of pop superstars ABBA, recently began its East Coast regional debut at The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. It is said that the musical, which has played to international audiences and had a record 14-year […]

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Times of Huntington-Northport Review: Engeman presents a ‘Mamma Mia!’ fit for a ‘Dancing Queen’

Times Beacon Record July 26, 2016 Rita J. Egan   The Long Island premiere of “Mamma Mia!,” the jukebox musical that features an assortment of iconic songs from the Swedish pop group ABBA, opened at the John W. Engeman Theater last week. And, it appears the name of the game for the Northport venue is […]

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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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Meet Mamma Mia! Star Michelle Dawson

Now playing is the musical sensation MAMMA MIA! based on the music of Swedish pop band ABBA. This production is the East Coast Regional premiere of the hit musical, which closed on Broadway in September 2015 after a 14-year run. We sat down with lead actress Michelle Dawson, who plays Donna Sheridan in the upcoming […]

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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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