Kids Corner: Easter Egg Hunts

4/19/2014:

Spring Egg Hunt
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
10:30am-12:30 pm
All ages
Free with paid admission
Kids of all ages are invited to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery for an egg hunt. Bring your own basket and collect eggs filled with both treats for kids and treats for the fish! Call 516-692-6768 for information.

Northport Village Easter Bunny Visit

Caumsett State Park: Egg Hunt

4/20/2014:

Northport Village Egg Hunt

 

Pedestrian Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash in Halesite

police_tape.jpgSuffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian last evening at 9:35 p.m.  in Halesite.

Jose Lucero, age 28, was walking northbound in the traffic lane on New York Avenue, just south of Hill Place, when he was struck by a 2013 Honda Accord, driven by Frances Reynoso, who was also traveling northbound on New York Avenue at 9:35 p.m.

Lucero, of New York Avenue, Halesite, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Reynoso, 21, of Halesite, was not injured.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.  

 

Music Man Marches On At Northport’s Engeman Theater

Rob Gallagher as Harold Hill and the cast of THE MUSIC MAN. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro.

Rob Gallagher as Harold Hill and the cast of The Music Man. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro.

The Music Man mesmerizes audiences of Engeman Theater’s spring musical, with its classic musical numbers that stay with you long after you have left the theater. When “Seventy-Six Trombones” come marching in the small town of River City, Iowa, in 1912, both young and old in the town can do nothing but be swept along with the music and the leader of the band, the enthusiastic Harold Hill. Running now through May 18, 2014, The Music Man, with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, is a must-see for lovers of musical theater and this production can boast top-notch acting and singing. The Music Man will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m.

With Rob Gallagher (Harold Hill) and Kim Carson (Marion Paroo) in the leads, the well-known numbers “Trouble;” “Seventy-Six Trombones;” “Goodnight, My Someone;” “Goodnight Ladies;” “The Wells Fargo Wagon;” and “Till There Was You” are beautifully performed by this talented cast.  Hill and Paroo are perfectly cast by Stephen DeAngelis, casting director. Igor Goldin directs this production, recently having directed Twelve Angry Men and South Pacific at Engeman. Goldin’s other credits include Off-Broadway: YANK! (Drama Desk Award), WITH GLEE, SEUSSICAL and recipient of the NYMTF Award for Excellence in Direction for CROSSING SWORDS, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and COMMON GROUNDS. Cygnet Theatre Company: MAPLE AND VINE.

We first learn of the fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill on the Railway Coach in scene one and then again among the stubborn Iowa townspeople, “Iowa Stubborn” and “Trouble” in scene two. Hill runs into an old work colleague Marcellus, played by Carlos Lopez, who warns him that he will never “get anywhere with these stubborn Iowans.” Nevertheless, Hill poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the townspeople. Hill’s plan is to leave town before the new band needs to be trained. But he doesn’t figure on falling in love and even risks being caught to please Miss Paroo. Carson’s soprano voice  is beyond beautiful with several amazing solos in “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Will I Ever Tell You?” and “Till There Was You.”

Kim Carson as Marion Paroo and Rob Gallagher as Harold Hill in The Music Man. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro.

Kim Carson as Marion Paroo and Rob Gallagher as Harold Hill in The Music Man. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro.

The musical was a hit on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for “Best Original Cast Album.”

The choreography deserves high praise in this production, especially  in “Trouble,” the Madison Library scene, “Wells Fargo Wagon,” the dance number “Shipoopi,” and “Seventy-Six Trombones.” Choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo also choreographed South Pacific, Hairspray, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Nunsense at Engeman. Off Broadway credits for  DiPietropolo include With Glee and the National Tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The cast of The Music Man. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro

The cast of The Music Man. Photo Credit- Michael DeCristofaro

The impressive, talented cast of The Music Man features: Rob Gallagher (Harold Hill) whose credits are Engeman Theater: SOUTH PACIFIC (Emile Debecque), SOUND OF MUSIC (Capt. Von Trapp), OLIVER! (Bill Sykes), and MAN OF LA MANCHA (Dr. Carrasco).  Broadway: LES MISERABLES, SOUTH PACIFIC.  Kim Carson (Marian Paroo) with credits at Engeman Theater: SOUTH PACIFIC, LITTLE WOMEN. Other credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Fulton Theatre, Arden Theatre Co., Philadelphia Theatre Co. Lopez (Marcellus Washburn) credits include Broadway: MAN OF LA MANCHA, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, GREASE, GUYS AND DOLLS, GRAND HOTEL and A CHORUS LINE.  Ray Demattis (Mayor Shinn) and credits are Broadway: FIORELLO!, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, CITY OF ANGELS, GREASE.  Patti Mariano (Mrs. Paroo) made her Broadway debut in the original production of THE MUSIC MAN with Robert Preston and Barbara Cook.  Broadway: BYE BYE BIRDIE, SAIL AWAY, I HAD A BALL, GEORGE M!, GODSPELL, AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, RAGS, THE FULL MONTY, and the revival of 42ND STREET (Helen Hayes Award for the national tour).  Jennifer Collester Tully (Eulalie Shinn) whose credits include Engeman Theater: WHITE CHRISTMAS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and 42ND STREET.

The cast also includes: NATHAN APPLEGATE , TARA CARBONE, RICHARD COSTA, KARLI  DINARDO, DANIELLE MIA DINIZ, KATIE DOLCE, AMY JANE FINNERTY, EVAN FLANNERY, KENNY FRANCOEUR, HEIDI FRIESE, ANNA FROST, VINCENT GERARDI, JEFFREY KISHINEVSKY , CHRIS LEBEAU , LARRY LOZIER, MEGAN MAHER , PHYLLIS MARCH, JOHNNY MARX , SHANE MCGLONE, RYAN MCINNES, MARYELLEN MOLFETTA, MCKENZIE ANN MULLAHEY, KEVIN NECCIAI, DYLAN PERLES, ZOE KAYA PERLES, KILTY REIDY, MOLLY RUSHING, SAMMY SCHAPERO, JUSTIN SCHUMAN,  NATALIE SEUS,  MICHAEL SPENCER, JAMES MAXWELL TULLY, DOUGLAS VANDEWINCKEL, ALEXANDRA VALLEJOS,  NELL WORDEN.

Tickets are $65.00 and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport.

Body Found Behind Thai USA: Reported to be Suicide

IMG_2876The crime scene in the parking lot behind Thai USA is grim and eerily quiet. All that remains are ashes and the outline of where the body was lying.  A young man reportedly committed suicide on Wednesday evening, April 9 sometime between 10:30 and 11:15 p.m.

The 21 year-old, who authorities declined to identify, allegedly drove an automobile into the parking lot on the south side of Thai USA, a restaurant on New York Avenue.  There, the victim purportedly doused himself in gasoline and set himself afire.

According to sources, the man resided less than a mile from the site of the incident.