West Side Story at the John W. Engeman

Just opened this exciting production on Long Island.  Runs through November 8.


Check out the reviews so far!

New York Times

“The orchestra, under the direction of James Olmstead, provides lush support.”

Broadway World

“Additionally, it is always thrilling to have a live orchestra; this one strongly led by music Director James Olmstead.”

NY Theatre Guide

“Completing the magic is the beautifully performed score by Music Director James Olmstead and the entire Band.”

Long Island Press

“As always, the band at the Engeman, led by musical director James Olmstead on keyboard, is topnotch and does full justice to Bernstein’s musical genius.”

Village Tattler

“The score is once again magically performed by musical director James Olmstead (Engeman: A Chorus Line, Evita, Music Man, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, South Pacific) on keyboard, and the band with Craig Coyle on keyboard; Robert Dalpiaz and Joel Levy on reeds; Joe Boardman, Steve Henry and Pete Auricchio on trumpets; Brent Chiarello and Frank Hall on trombone; Russell Brown on bass; and Josh Endlich on percussion.”


Great group of musicians with in the pit:



Synth: Craig Coyle

Reed 1: Bob Dalpiaz

Reed 2: Joel Levy

1st Trumpet: Joe Boardman

2nd Trumpet: Steve Henry/Pete Auricchio

Trombone: Brent Chiarello/Frank Hall

Bass: Russ Brown

Drums: Josh Endlich