WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for WEST SIDE STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015.

From the first notes to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. The well-known and beloved score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The Broadway's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark musical.

WEST SIDE STORY is produced by RICHARD T. DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director. It is directed by IGOR GOLDIN (Engeman Theater: The Producers, Evita, The Music Man, Twelve Angry Men and South Pacific. Off-Broadway: YANK!, With Glee, A Ritual of Faith, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Crossing Swords. Regional: Molly Sweeney, Learning How to Drown; An Irish Musical, Crossing Swords and Tick, Tick...BOOM!). Choreography is by JEFFRY DENMAN (Disney's When You Wish at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Off -Broadway: YANK!, Naked Boys Singing!, Assistance, Bullet for Adolf. NY Workshops: Untitled Tina Landau Project, YANK!, The Searchers. NYMF: Pride & Prejudice, ValueVille. Regional: Pride & Prejudice; West Side Story, Damn Yankees, The Music Man, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Musical Direction is by JAMES OLMSTEAD (Engeman Theater: A Chorus Line, Evita, The Music Man, White Christmas, South Pacific).

The Design Team is DANIEL WILLIS (Scenic Design), TRISTAN RAINES (Costume Design), ZACH BLANE (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), ERIC REYNOLDS (Props Design), WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING, LLC (Casting Director), TREY COMPTON (Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer), LAUREN CANNON (Assistant Choreographer), SARAH HALL (Production Stage Manager) and MEGAN COUTTS (Assistant Stage Manager).

The cast of WEST SIDE STORY features:

ZACH TRIMMER (Tony) Off-Broadway: The Bard-y Bunch. National Tours & Regional: Hairspray, Avenue Q, Gypsy , West Side Story , South Pacific , La Cage aux Folles, Grease , The Fantasticks.

SAMANTHA WILLIAMS (Maria) Credits include: A Little Night Music (Anne), Nine (Claudia), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and Street Scene (Rose).

KARLI DINARDO (Anita) Engeman Theater: The Music Man. National Tour: Flashdance The Musical as Alex Owens. Off -Broadway: Revolution In The Elbow. Other Credits: 42nd Street, The Pajama Game .

SAM WOLF (Riff) Regional: Saturday Night Fever, Carrie, Xanadu, LES MISERABLES, Merry Wives of Windsor, Guys & Dolls, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson , Grease , Footloose. TV: " The Mysteries of Laura".

NIKKO KIMZIN (Bernardo) National Tours and Regional: Ritchie Valens in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The King and I, La Cage Aux Folles, Chino in West Side Story and My Fairytale.

The cast also includes: MIKE BAERGA, JOSH BATES, CHRISTIAN BUFFORD, MARK T. CAHILL, NICK CASAULA, VICTORIA CASILLO, JOEY DIPPEL, JON DRAKE, ASHLEY PEREZ FLANAGAN, ROY FLORES, ERIC GREENGOLD, JOAN HEERINGA, MELISSA HUNT, GREGORY KOLLARUS, LEER LEARY, RICK MALONE, ASHLEY MARINELLI, KELLY METHVEN, KAITLIN NIEWOEHNER, JOSEPH ROSARIO, SCOTT SHEDENHEL, TORI SIMEONE, MARQUEZ STEWART.

WEST SIDE STORY 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 $74 on Saturday evenings, $69 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at EngemanTheater.com, 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 www.EngemanTheater.com



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