FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Northport, NY – February 3, 2016) – On Wednesday, February 3, Richard T. Dolce and Kevin J. O’Neill, owners of the John W. Engeman Theater presented a check to Chairperson Donna Galluccio of the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of Northport and Pastor Tim Hoyt-Duncan of the First Presbyterian Church of Northport with money raised in support of the Food Pantry.
Following each performance of Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical, cast members collected donations for the Food Pantry. In total, $35,000 was collected during the run of the 2015 holiday production.
O’Neill stated that this fundraising effort represents an ongoing commitment to give back to the communities of Northport and greater Long Island. This is the second year that the Engeman Theater has raised funds for the Food Pantry and the First Presbyterian Church of Northport, which hosts the Food Pantry.
Since it opened nearly ten years ago, the Engeman Theater has had a partnership with the First Presbyterian Church, allowing theater patrons to have their cars valet parked to the church parking lot. “This partnership is vital to the existence of the theater,” said O’Neill, who stressed the importance of working together with local organizations and businesses to support the community and economy of Downtown Northport.
The Engeman Theater also receives support from Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) for its Mainstage series and Bethpage Federal Credit Union for it Children’s Theater series, in the form of multi-year corporate sponsorships.
The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island’s only year round professional theater company, casting our 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