FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Northport, NY- June 2016) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MAMMA MIA! Performances begin on Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 11, 2016.
Over 60 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! This tale full of sun and fun unfolds on a Greek island paradise when, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years before. Based on the music of Swedish pop group ABBA, this Tony Award-nominated musical includes hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and many, many more!
MAMMA MIA! is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE the Engeman Theater’s Producing Artistic Director.
The Director and Choreographer is ANTOINETTE DIPIETROPOLO (Engeman Theater: Memphis, Miracle on 34th Street, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Evita!, The Music Man, South Pacific, Hairspray, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change and Nunsense. Off Broadway: With Glee. Regional: Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago, Ragtime. National Tour: How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Associate Director/Choreographer for The Big Apple Circus). The Musical Director is JAMES OLMSTEAD (Engeman Theater: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Memphis, West Side Story, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Evita. Broadway: Radio City’s New York Spring Spectacular (Keyboardist), On Your Feet! (Copyist). Off Broadway Music Director: 54 Below/Feinstein’s Broadway Swinger, Birdland’s BAA 10th Anniversary Concert, Laurie Beechman’s Perfectly Complicated. Off Broadway Synth Programmer: Fun Home. Composer: Mambo Italiano, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist.).
The Creative Team includes: DT WILLIS (Scenic Design), TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design), ADAM HONORE (Lighting Design), ADAM SHUBERT (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY and SCOTT WOJCIK of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), KRISTIE MOSCHETTA (Props Design), DENISE WILCOX (Production Stage Manager), and MEGAN E. COUTTS (Assistant Stage Manager).
The cast of MAMMA MIA! features MICHELLE DAWSON as Donna Sheridan (Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Ragtime, Showboat, & Cyrano); JACOB DICKEY as Sky (Regional: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Theatre Raleigh), Mamma Mia! (Royal Caribbean), Next to Normal (Charleston Stage); SEAN HAYDEN as Sam Carmichael (Broadway national tours: Lincoln Center’s The Light in the Piazza and Mamma Mia! Off Broadway: Confidentially, Cole); HEATHER PATTERSON KING as Tanya (Regional and NY: Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz); ROBIN LOUNSBURY as Rosie (Regional: Fulton Theatre, Barrington Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre); HANNAH SLABAUGH as Sophie Sheridan (National Tour: Annie; NYC: Babes in Arms (Musicals Tonight); JEFF WILLIAMS as Bill Austin (Broadway/National Tour: The Music Man, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Pirate Queen, A Christmas Carol, The Will Rogers Follies, Me and My Girl); FRANK VLASTNIK as Harry Bright (Engeman Theater: The Sunshine Boys; Broadway: A Year with Frog and Toad, Sweet Smell of Success, Big. Off-Broadway: Sondheim’s Saturday Night).
The cast also includes: LYDIA RUTH DAWSON, JOEY DIPPEL, JAY GAMBOA, CHRISTOPHER HLINKA, STEPHANIE ISRAELSON, YURINA KUTSUKAKE, DARIUS JORDAN LEE, SUZANNE MASON, EDWARD MISKIE, ANJULI REGNIER, AVERY ROYAL and JENNIFER SEIFTER.
Press Opening is Saturday, July 23rd at 8:00pm
MAMMA MIA! will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $76 on Saturday evenings, $71 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at www.EngemanTheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.
The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality, theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.
For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com