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THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE and more for Engeman Theater’s 2022-2023 season

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced its 2022-2023 main stage season. The new season features a New York premiere, a Long Island premiere, a cherished holiday classic, a beloved family classic, a modern musical, and a thrilling musical-drama. Season passes are on sale now. Tickets for the unique show will go on sale June 13, 2022.

“We have a fantastic collection of shows for our new season which begins with the New York premiere of an all-new musical,” said Richard Dolce, Artistic Director Producer and Co-Owner of John W. Engeman Theatre. “This season is going to be so much fun with an amazing mix of new and classic shows. It’s wonderful to see so many customers excited about live theater again!”

The season begins with the New York premiere of the new musical MYSTIC PIZZA. Based on the classic 1988 film starring julia robert, MYSTIC PIZZA traces the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the port town of Mystic, CT. With some of the best pop songs of the 80s and 90s such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “Addicted To Love”, “Small Town”, “Hold On” and “Take My Breath Away”, MYSTIC PIZZA has all the ingredients of a romantic comedy with the works! September 15 – October 30, 2022

For the holiday season, we’re bringing back one of our most popular holiday shows – A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSIC. Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an official Red Ryder 200-round air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots many schemes to fulfill his desperate desire to obtain the coveted BB gun. Based on the beloved movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is the perfect holiday gift for the whole family! November 17, 2022 – January 1, 2023

Next, we take you to a luxurious resort where con artist Lawrence Jameson enjoys the fruits of his deceptions – that is, until a contestant, Freddy Benson, reveal. When the new guy’s low-key tactics intrude on his own work, Jameson decides to get rid of him. Based on the thunderous film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS features a jazzy-pop score by David Yazbek, who also wrote the music for The Full Monty. January 19 – March 5, 2023

In the spring, we bring you the sensual and sultry musical adventure THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Percy Blakeney, a true Englishman, takes on a sword-fighting and dashing dual identity as Scarlet Pimpernel to save the citizens of France from the bloodthirsty guillotine. The Pimpernel’s exploits soon become the talk of Paris, however, fanatical Agent Chauvelin will stop at nothing to catch the Pimpernel and send him to the guillotine. With a catchy and passionate score of Frank Wildhorn, who also wrote the music for Jekyll & Hyde, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is a musical not to be missed! March 16 – April 30, 2023

No season is complete without a classic musical, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC is one of the best! Set in Austria at the dawn of World War II, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as a governess to a large family while she decides to become a nun. She soon falls in love with the children and their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. But when the Captain is ordered to take a commission in the German Navy, he must decide whether to accept or flee his beloved homeland. With a treasure trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “My Favorite Things”, “Do Re Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, “The Sound Music”, this musical has won the hearts of audiences around the world. May 18 – July 2, 2023

We end our 2022-2023 season on island time with ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! A part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer thinks he’s got it all figured out until a handsome career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is a musical featuring the most beloved jimmy buffet classics such as “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville”, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, “Fins”, “Volcano” and many more! This hilarious and heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for! July 13 – August 27, 2023

Tickets can be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, visiting, or at the Engeman Theater box office at 250 Main Street, Northport. For group rates or to arrange an event at the John W. Engeman Theater, please contact the Group Sales Department at 631-261-2900. For more information on advertising in our programs or in our lounge, please contact the Advertising Sales Department at 631-261-2900. The theater is also home to the John W. Engeman Theater Studio of the Performing Arts, offering classes and camp programs for children. For more information, call 631-261-2900.