There still may not be musicals on the stage of the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, but there'll be plenty of music and laughs happening there this summer.
The theater unveiled a series of summer concerts featuring Broadway talent, including "Rent" star Adam Pascal, as well as comedy nights throughout July and August as a warm-up before it begins presenting full-scale musicals again starting this fall. It will be ladies first on July 10, with cabaret singer Carole Bufford's show "You Don't Own Me: Fearless Females of the '60s and '70s," followed the next night by Klea Blackhurst's show saluting Ethel Merman. Kelli Rabke's "Tiny Giants: Petite Powerhouses From Garland to Gaga" is next on July 16.
Other highlights include Broadway powerhouses Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector "Funny How It Happens" (July 17); Analisa Leaming's afternoon concert (July 18); folk trio A Band Called Honalee, featuring folk singer Tina Scariano (July 23); "Shades of Bublé" (July 25); "Jersey Boys and Girls," featuring the music of performers from the Garden State (Aug. 5-6); "Seeger to Springsteen" (Aug. 7-8); "Music of the Knights," honoring Sirs Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and Paul McCartney; Pascal's show "So Far" (Aug. 14); "Bette, Babs and Beyond" (Aug. 15); "Rock 'n Radio: Music's Biggest Hits" (Aug. 19); "Witches & Divas," a music and comedy crossover show; "You've Got a Friend: Music of the Brill Building" (Aug. 21); and "Phantom of the Opera" star Jeremy Stolle's "No More Talk of Darkness" (Aug. 28).
Comedy nights are also on the lineup including one headlined by Joe DeVito on July 24. Comics for the July 15 and Aug. 26 shows have yet to be announced.
Tickets for all shows go on sale Monday. To reserve, call 631-261-2900 or visit engemantheater.com.