Photo Flash: Miracle on 34th Street at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is pleased to ring in this Holiday Season with MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Joy comes to Main Street as this traditional holiday tale arrives to celebrate the wonder of the winter season! Little Susan, doubtful there is a real Santa Claus, meets a convincing department store Santa and discovers dreams can come true if you believe. This inspiring story is a gift for the entire family.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.IN ADDITION, there will be matinees on the following days: Saturdays November 21 & 28, December 12, 19, & 26 and January 2 at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesdays December 23 & 30 at 2:00 p.m.; and Thursday December 31 at 2:00 p.m.ALSO there will performances on Sundays November 29, December 6, 13, 20, & 27, January 3, at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are NOW ON SALE and are $60. Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is produced for the John W. Engeman Theater by Richard T. Dolce, the theater's Producing Artistic Director. The director is Erick Divine who performed on stage at the John W. Engeman Theater as the Padre in MAN OF LA MANCHA last season and has appeared in CANDIDE (with Kristin Chenoweth) and ANNIE WARBUCKS (with Gavin MacLeod).The Musical Director is Mike Pettry who is a New York based composer/lyricist and musician and who recently performed in ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE (off-Broadway run at New World Stages) and was the Musical Director for RENT at the John W. Engeman Theater. The Casting Director is Stephen DeAngelis who has been a member of the John W. Engeman Theater since its inception and has cast all of the main stage productions as well as the ongoing Broadway Concert Series. Stephen is on staff at Grey NYC having cast over 2,200 network television and radio commercials. The Production Manager is Michael Leslie. The Design Team includes Sonoka Fukuma Gozelski (Scenic Designer) whose credits include BETRAYAL (Rutgers Theater Company), OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Always...Patsy Cline (John W. Engeman Theater). She has been serving as resident scenic artist as well as set designer for the TD Bank Youth Theater series at the Engeman Theater. Gail Baldoni (Costume Designer) who has designed multiple productions for Papermill Playhouse, and Goodspeed Opera House as well as THE FOREIGNER, and THE ODD COUPLE for the John W. Engeman Theater. Bradley Clements (Lighting Designer) who recently designed the Off-Broadway production of BASH'D, and assisted the design for COMPANY on Broadway. Katherine Miller (Sound Designer) who has been the sound engineer for the John W. Engeman Theater since its inception in 2007 and has designed CRAZY FOR YOU, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, and BAREFOOT IN THE PARK for the John W. Engeman Theater. Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Hair and Wig Designer) returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after designing numerous shows in its first two seasons. He recently completed work on the Hartford Stage Company production of THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE starring Olympia Dukakis and also recently worked with Cybill Shepherd on her one woman production of CURVY WIDOW for the Post Street Theatre in San Francisco. The Production Stage Manager is CJ LaRoche. The cast of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET features Kenneth Cavett (Kris Kringle) who returns to the John W. Engeman Theater stage after performing as the Inn Keeper in MAN OF LA MANCHA last season. He has also appeared in regional theaters including Paper Mill Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House; Dale Hensley (Dr. Sawyer)who performed on Broadway in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, SUNSET BLVD., GUYS AND DOLLS, CATS, and ANYTHING GOES; Gianna LePera (Susan Walker) who made her professional debut in SUMMER SHORTIES-SUM-AR NOT and sang with the Grammy award winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Steve Luker (Mr. Macy) who returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after appearing in A WONDERFUL LIFE in 2007, has appeared in both the Broadway Production and the National Tour of 42ND STREET as well as the National Tour of FOOTLOOSE; Patrick Richwood (Percy Shellhammer) who has appeared in such feature films as THE PRINCESS DIARIES, DEAR GOD, THE OTHER SISTER, and PRETTY WOMAN; Jim Sorensen (Fred Galey) whose New York theater credits include THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, PLAIN & FANCY, and PLAGUED! A LOVE STORY; and Laurie Wells (Doris Walker) who performed on Broadway in MAMA MIA! And recently appeared at the Bay Street Theatre as Mona Kent in DAMES AT SEA and Dorothy Brock in 42ND ST. at the Goodspeed Opera House. The cast also includes Cara Buschi, Alex Krasser, David Alan Marshall, Mary Jo McConnell, Bruce Rebold, Craig Sculli, Roger Preston Smith, Donnalynn Waller, Evan White, Katie Zaffrann, and Ben HartRounding out the cast are Salvatore Casto, Alissa Cavallaro, Nancy Fallon, Jake Huben, Sarah Nicole Kendric, Emma Kowalchuk, Marisa Pierni, Michael Recchia, Larry Saperstein, and Alexa SgroiThe 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 or visit our website at www.engemantheater.comFor more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com .
L to R: Gianna LePera and Kenneth Cavett
L to R: Laurie Wells and Gianna LePera