FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Northport, NY- January 2017) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00pm and run through March 5, 2017.
This 10-time Tony Award® nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz… not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.
THE FULL MONTY features a book by Terrence McNally (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Ragtime, Catch Me If You Can) with score and lyrics by David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown).
The Creative Team is KEITH ANDREWS, Director (National Tour: The Full Monty; New York: The Gig (NYMF), Regional: The Rocky Horror Show (Regional Premiere), Rock of Ages, Saturday Night Fever, The Addams Family, South Pacific, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscopo), Sister Act, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone); ANTOINETTE DIPIETROPOLO, Choreographer (Engeman Theater: Mamma Mia!, 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) and ANDREW HAILE AUSTIN, Musical Director (New York: Golden Fleece Opera Company; Regional: Tidewater Opera Initiative (Composer-in-Residence), Virginia Music Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Theatre Under the Stars, Gateway Playhouse).
The Creative Team also includes: DT WILLIS (Scenic Design), TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design), DOUG HARRY (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY and SCOTT WOJCIK of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), EMILIA MARTIN (Wig & Hair Design), TONIANNE DIFILIPPO (Props Design), VINCENT ORTEGA (Assistant Director/Choreographer), DENISE WILCOX (Production Stage Manager), and KRISTIE MOSCHETTA (Assistant Stage Manager).
THE FULL MONTY is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE the Engeman Theater’s Producing Artistic Director.
The cast of THE FULL MONTY features BRENT MICHAEL DIROMA as Jerry Lukowski (National Tours: Jersey Boys, Avenue Q; Off-Broadway: I’d Rather Be Right, Cabaret Girl (Musicals Tonight); Regional: Legally Blonde and West Side Story at Gateway Playhouse), RYAN G. DUNKIN as Dave Bukatinsky (Broadway Workshops/Readings: Pure Country, Shrek the Musical; National Tours: Cheers: Live on Stage, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Full Monty), PETER SIMON HILTON as Harold Nichols (Engeman: Boeing, Boeing (Bernard); National Tours: Frost/Nixon, Oklahoma!, Les Misérables); SPENCER GLASS as Malcolm MacGregor (New York: Wringer!; National Tour: Elf; Regional: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Weston Playhouse), NOAH BRIDGESTOCK as Ethan Girdard (Regional: Hairspray, Les Misérables, Bonnie and Clyde; Film: “Webb MD” and “Allabaster”) and MILTON CRAIG NEALY as Noah “Horse” T. Simmons (Broadway: Motown the Musical, Caroline or Change, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on This Island, Dreamgirls; National Tours: The Full Monty, Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar; Film: “The Blues Brothers”).
THE FULL MONTY also features: DIANE FINDLAY (Jeanette Burmeister), GAELEN GILLILAND (Vicki Nichols), NICOLE HALE (Georgie Bukatinsky) and KATE MARSHALL (Pam Lukowski).
The cast also includes: TREVOR DORNER, LEXI LYRIC, SUZANNE MASON, ALEXANDER MOLINA, VINCENT ORTEGA, NYGEL DEVILLE ROBINSON, JAMES D. SCHULTZ, WAYNE SHUKER, JENNIFER COLLESTER TULLY and KYLE WOLF.
Press Opening is Saturday, January 21st at 8:00 pm
THE FULL MONTY 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 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