Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE at the John W. Engeman Theater

By: Jan. 23, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater presents ONCE. Performances began on Thursday, January 18 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, March 4, 2018. Get a first look at the show in the photos below!

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his music. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

ONCE is directed and choreographed by Trey Compton (Engeman Theater: Assoc. Director - Gypsy, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Twelve Angry Men, The Music Man, Evita, The Producers, West Side Story; Off-Broadway: YANK!, White's Lies).

The Musical Director is James Olmstead (Engeman Theater: Mamma Mia!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Memphis, West Side Story, The Producers, A Chorus Line, Evita. Broadway: Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular (Keyboardist), On Your Feet! (Copyist). Off Broadway Music Director: 54 Below/Feinstein's Broadway Swinger, Birdland's BAA 10th Anniversary Concert, Laurie Beechman's Perfectly Complicated. Off Broadway Synth Programmer: Fun Home. Composer: Mambo Italiano, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist).

The Associate Director / Movement Consultant is Natalie Malotke (NYC: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Choreography Assistant), Little Dancer, Really Rosie (Asst. Director); Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Company, Music Theatre Wichita).

The Creative Team includes: Nate Bertone (Scenic Design), Tristan Raines (Costume Design), Cory Pattak (Lighting Design), Laura Shubert and DON HANNA (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY, SCOTT WOJCIK and Holly Buczek of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), Suzanne Mason (Props Design), JESSICA BROWNING (Production Stage Manager) and Leila Scandar (Assistant Stage Manager).

ONCE is produced for the Engeman Theater by RICHARD DOLCE .

The cast of ONCE features Barry DeBois as Guy (National Tour: Once; NYC: The Shape of Things, The Wedding Singer, The Seed of Abraham, Pilgrims of the Night, Deployed; Regional: Midtown Arts Center, Media Theatre, The Armory Theatre, Players Guild Theatre, Cassidy Theatre, Kathleen Howland Theatre, Rivertree Players, Carnation City Theatre) and Andrea Goss as Girl (Broadway: Indecent, Cabaret, Once, Rent; National Tours: Cabaret (Sally Bowles); Regional: Baltimore Center Stage, TUTS, Alliance, McCarter, CTG/Kansas City Rep, North Shore, MUNY, Syracuse Stage; Film: "Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway").

The cast includes Billy Cohen, AnnaBelle Deaner, Elisabeth Evans, Ryan Halsaver, John Thomas HAYS, Stephen McIntyre, Rachel Mulcahy, Ryan Michael Owens, Terry Palasz, Bristol Pomeroy, Sam Saint Ours, Sophia Lily Tamburo, Douglas Waterbury-Tiemanand Lauren Wright.

ONCE 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 $78 on Saturday evenings, $73 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at, 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

Photo Credit: Michael DeCristofaro


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