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Nicholas Pontolillo For the past 7 years, Nick has worked as an Adolescent English Educator in various school districts on Long Island. He also has worked in various libraries as well. Nick is an avid film, music and theater buff and looks forward to sharing his amazing experiences with you!



BWW Review: Theatre Three's production of JOSEPH is ?a walking work of art!? PhotoBWW Review: Theatre Three's production of JOSEPH is ?a walking work of art!?
Posted: Feb. 20, 2020

BWW Review: A Christmas Story at CMPAC is ?A Major Award? PhotoBWW Review: A Christmas Story at CMPAC is ?A Major Award?
Posted: Nov. 29, 2019

BWW Review: Theatre Three's production of JOSEPH is “a walking work of art!”
February 20, 2020

On February 15, Port Jefferson's Theatre Three premiered their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and it couldn't have opened at a better time. We are currently living in very trying times, and this production is the right remedy that will definitely get your spirits up.

BWW Review: A Christmas Story at CMPAC is “A Major Award”
November 29, 2019

BWW Review: Carol Burnett at the Tilles Center
November 12, 2019

Carol Burnett is one of the last living legends of Hollywood; she is the epitome of comedy. As a critic, this was a career highlight for me. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd be in the same room with one of my heroes. On October 23, Ms. Burnett honored Long Island by appearing at the Tilles Center for 2 sold-out performances of her one-woman show: Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection.

BWW Review: CMPAC's Production of GHOST is 'Three Little Words' – Fun Night Out!
October 19, 2019

CMPAC once again knocks another musical out of the park with their current production of Ghost the Musical. The amazing cast and creative team of this production really breathe life into a show that is often viewed as lifeless.

BWW Review: Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts's production of Rabbit Hole is brilliant.
February 2, 2019

Rabbit Hole centers on the accidental death of a young child and how his death affects five individuals. This play is not your typical Lifetime movie of the week and it's not supposed to be; thank God! Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who won a Pulitzer prize for this play, captures the honesty of the grieving process and examines multiple perspectives of how one copes with grief. Through Lindsay-Abaire's lyrical dialogue, the audience learns that it's ok to laugh, cry & remain spirited and resilient when dealing with grief. What's important is that you have to be able to move on, no matter how tragic the loss.

BWW Review: CM Performing Arts Center Production of PIPPIN Is "On the Right Track"!
January 25, 2019

The Noel S. Ruiz Theater at CMPAC does it again with their production of Pippin. Pippin was a wise choice to wrap-up CMPAC's 43rd season. Inspired by the real-life individuals of the early Middle Ages, Charlemagne and his hunchbacked son Pippin, the show tells the fictionalized story of the young prince in search for meaning and significance in his life.

BWW Review: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo 'Shine' at Tilles Center at LIU Post
October 25, 2018

As all Long Islanders know, Billy Joel IS the King of Long Island. Occupying the throne as Queen is Pat Benatar. Sorry Mariah, but as it was experienced on October 12, 2018 at the Tilles Center, Benatar hit the stage with her best shot, fired away and knocked all competition for the title. I don't understand how in the h-e-double hockey sticks both Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yet; to say that this is an injustice is putting it lightly. #wakeuprockhall

BWW Review: Theater Three's production of Kander and Ebb's CURTAINS certainly is “A Tough Act to Follow”
June 2, 2018

Port Jefferson's Theater Three production of the musicial murder mystery romp Curtains is brilliant; it is a clever mash up of Columbo meets Kiss Me, Kate. Curtains is a wonderful show that reveals how a show's ensemble is not just its cast, but also its creative team. It emphasizes the importance of each and every talent involved with putting on a Broadway show. From the stage manager to the conductor; from the music team to the director. Theater Three's production successfully emits this theme.

BWW Review: 'I Know the Truth'.... AIDA is a SMASH at The Noel S. Ruiz Theater At CM Performing Arts Center
January 26, 2018

After seeing Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida at The Noel S. Ruiz Theater at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale, NY, I can officially say that this theater and production is the closest Long Island will ever get to Broadway! Aida was truly unbelievable and will go down as one of the best theater experiences I've ever had with Long Island theater.

BWW Review: Broad Hollow's Production of MY FAIR LADY
January 26, 2018

Broad Hollow Theater Company begins its 2018 Spring season with the classic Lerner & Lowe's My Fair Lady which continues its run through January 28 at Baywway Arts Center in East Islip, NY and then transfers for a run at the Broad Hollow at Elmont Theater from February 3 - March 4.

BWW Review: Of Thee I Sing at the Tiles Center
January 26, 2018

Upon entering the theater, brightly lit stars graced the stage. While it's intentions were to symbolically represent the stars on the American flag, it also indicated the level of talent the audience would endure.

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Tilles Center “…A tale of revenge and retribution; So if you're smart”, you'll see it!
November 4, 2017

If one were to describe A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder in a single phrase, it would be described as 'madcap fun'. On October 28, 2017, the national touring production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (GGLM) performed at the Tilles Center in Greenvale, NY.

BWW Review: THE GODFATHER IN CONCERT at Tilles Center At LIU Post: A production "you can't refuse"
July 5, 2017

BWW Review: Gateway Playhouse's Swing! puts you “In the Mood” to experience the music of a classic era.
July 5, 2017

BWW Review: MasterVoices' Babes in Toyland: “I did dwell within it and was forever happy there!”
July 5, 2017

BWW Review: Cast of CAP's SISTER ACT was "Fabulous, Baby," the Technology Definitely Was Not
July 3, 2017

Originally founded in 1995, the Cultural Arts Playhouse, or CAP, has housed over 500 productions, established a highly successful acting school for Long Island Youth and formed a Youth Theater program.

BWW Feature: Check Out the Studio Theater in Lindenhurst
July 3, 2017

If you have not heard about The Studio Theater in Lindenhurst, NY, then you must check it out; it truly is a hidden gem.

BWW Review: The National Touring Production of Once is “GOLD!!!”
July 3, 2017

Based on the 2006 indie hit film, Once tells the captivating love story about Irish musician Guy and Czech immigrant Girl and how they are drawn to each other based on their shared love for music. From the moment Guy and Girl meet, the audience is enraptured by their chemistry and wait at the edge of their seats, gasping for air, watching how the next scene will either result in a stepping stone or a set back for their relationship.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH WAYNE BRADY at Tilles Center At LIU Post 'The Improv can Improve'
November 14, 2016

BWW Review: BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION is 'the Vacation From Hell!' at Bare Bones Theater
November 14, 2016

Who would've thought serious topics like rape, dismemberment and molestation could be met with humor? All of these horrific acts occur in the hysterically angry Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang. The play begins with the arrival of Betty and Trudy arriving at their summer timeshare hoping for a relaxing summer. Tranquility soon ends when Betty realizes that she will be spending her summer with the hyper energetic Trudy who breaks her promise of limiting her talking, Keith, a bi-sexual serial killer who hides body parts in hat boxes, Mrs. Seizmagraff, the landlady of the time share who is also Trudy's mother and is jealous of her own daughter due to her serial molester husband, Buck an extremely horny frat-jock, and Mr. Vanislaw, a flasher. In addition to this dynamic cast of characters is a mysterious laugh track that emits from an unknown source within the time share and serves as the play's Greek chorus.