INTRODUCING THE 2022–2023 SEASON
Season tickets are on sale now. Single show tickets go on sale on June 13th, 2022.
The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce our 2022-2023 Main Stage Season. The new season includes one New York premiere, one Long Island premiere, a cherished holiday classic, a beloved family classic, a modern musical comedy, and a thrilling dramatic musical.
“We have a fantastic collection of shows for our new season starting off with the New York premiere of a brand new musical,” said Richard Dolce, Producing Artistic Director and Co-Owner of The John W. Engeman Theater. “This season is going to be so much fun with an incredible mix of new and classic shows. It’s wonderful to see so many patrons excited about live theater again!”
September 15 - October 30, 2022
Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, Mystic Pizza charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, CT. Features 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,” and you have all the ingredients for a romantic comedy–with the works!
The Scarlet Pimpernel
March 16 - April 30, 2023
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling, sensuous, musical adventure. Percy Blakeney, a proper Englishman, takes on a sword fighting and dashing double identity as The Scarlet Pimpernel to save French citizens from the blood-hungry guillotine. The Pimpernel’s exploits soon become the talk of Paris, however, the fanatical Agent Chauvelin will stop at nothing to catch the Pimpernel and send him to the guillotine. With a rousing and passionate score by Frank Wildhorn, who also wrote the music for Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel is a thrilling musical!
A Christmas Story
November 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
9-year-old Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas–an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Based on the beloved movie, A Christmas Story, The Musical is the perfect holiday gift for the entire family!
The Sound of Music
May 18 - July 2, 2023
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a 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 of Music has won the hearts of audiences worldwide
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
January 19 - March 5, 2023
Con artist Lawrence Jameson is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions–that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson, shows up. When the new guy’s lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jameson resolves to get rid of him. Based on the uproarious movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels boasts a jazzy-pop score by David Yazbek, who also wrote the music for The Full Monty.
Escape to Margaritaville
July 13 - August 27, 2023
A part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. This hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!