The John W. Engeman Theater Announces the Cast and Creative Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(Northport, NY- November 2022) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin on Thursday, November 17, 2022, and run through Saturday, December 31, 2022.

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!

A Christmas Story, The Musical is directed and choreographed by MARA NEWBERY GREER (Engeman Theater: Elf the Musical, Matilda the Musical; Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Tuacahn, Music Theatre Wichita, Palm Beach Opera, Lexington Theatre Company, the Fulton Theatre, Gateway Playhouse).

The Creative Team includes DANIEL MOLLETT (Musical Director), KYLE DIXON (Scenic Design), DUSTIN CROSS (Costume Design), JOHN BURKLAND (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), CALLIE HESTER (Props Design), WOJCIK CASTING TEAM (Casting Directors), AARON A. WATSON (Production Stage Manager), KAYLA GOLDSBOROUGH (Assistant Stage Manager), JENNIFER COLLESTER (Director of Production) and RICHARD DOLCE(Producing Artistic Director).


The cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features LANENE CHARTERS as MISS SHIELDS (Broadway: Mamma Mia!; National Tour: Elf, Annie Get Your Gun, Titanic, Big, Cats; Regional: Cardinal Stage Company, Fulton Theater, Allenberry Playhouse, Fireside Theatre; Film/TV: “Two Evil Eyes,” “Bob Roberts”), JENNIFER EVANS as MOTHER (Broadway: Ragtime, A Tale of Two Cities; National Tour: My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys; Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Fireside Theatre, The Muny, Goodspeed Opera House), JACKSON PARKER GILL as RANDY (Regional: Plaza Theatrical Productions, Regional Opera; TV/Film: “Mysteries at the Museum,” “Almost Family,” “Retreat”), RYAN M. HUNT as THE OLD MAN (Engeman: Rock of Ages; National Tour: Rock Of Ages, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Mamma Mia!, Regional: Fulton Theater, Bay Street Theater, The Rev, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Papermill Theatre), LAURENCE LAU as JEAN SHEPARD (Off Broadway: The Exonerated, Later Life, Psycho Therapy, Scituate; National Tour: August Osage County, Regional: Lincoln Center, Virginia Stage Company, Triad Stage, Pennsylvania Center Stage, Theatre Aspen; TV/Film: “All My Children,” “Another World,” “JAG”), KAIAN LILIEN as RALPHIE PARKER (Regional: New York Theater Fest, The Players Theater, Midcoast Theater Company; TV/Film: “Sesame Street,” “Eilas and the Wand,” “Draw with Drew & Rosie”).


The ensemble includes LINDSAY LEE ALHADY, MATTHEW BLUM, FINN BROWN, SY CHOUNCHAISIT, JORDAN COATES, JAKE COONEY, BOBBY M. DAVIS, ANTHONY DE MARTE, MACKENZIE GERMAIN, RACHEL GUBOW, JAMES GARRETT HILL, SOFIA JARMEL, KAYLA KENNEDY, MAX LAMBERG, QUINN OLIVER LESSING, TIMMY LEWIS, PAIGE MATHERS, KATIE POHLMAN, LIAM POLANI, TONY ROMERO, RAQUEL LIVIA SCIACCA, AVERY SELL, LUCA SILVA, TARA SWEENEY, and CAYEL TREGEAGLE.


Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 pm.

A Christmas Story, The Musical will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $85 for Saturday evenings and $80 for all other performances. They may be purchased by calling 631-261-2900, going online at www.engemantheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport.

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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