BWW Interviews: A Chat With Director Mark Rampmeyer

Are there any other surprises you could tell us that will absolutely shock the audience?

I think the most important thing is to be ready for something fun, new, and exciting.  If you are thinking "I've seen that one before" you will surely be mistaken.  We have taken all the magic and warmth of the story as it has be told over the years and wrapped it up in a brand new fun , thrilling experience for the whole family.  So if you are seeing it for the first time or the tenth time, I'm pretty sure you will not have seen it like this!

Thanks Mark!

Mark Adam Rampmeyer (DIRECTOR) is the Associate Artistic Director at the John W. Engeman Theater and makes his home here in Northport. Last season he directed the John W. Engeman Theater production of 42nd Street. He has also directed several of our Youth Theater Series Productions at the John W. Engeman Theater including Seussical, Pinkalicious, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland, and the seasonal favorite Frosty. As a stylist, his work has been seen on Broadway in Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and All Shook Up to name a few. His design work was seen in Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story and The Farnsworth Invention. Mark was the recipient of a Drama Desk award for his contributions to the design team for Horton Foote's Orphans' Home Cycle at Signature Theater. Mark has spent 35 years working in the professional theatrical community and has had the great pleasure to work with such amazing talents as Olympia Dukakis, Lynn Redgrave, Jean Stapleton, and Hank Azaria. He is very appreciative of his mentors David H. Lawrence and David C. Woolard, for their guidance and teaching, and to Kathleen Conry for more than 30 years of encouragement. Mark would like to thank all who continue to support him on this journey. *peep*

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