Pay What You Can
Pay What You Can

From its inception in 1969, the Mac-Haydn has made accessibility to the arts a core focus of our mission. We believe that equity and inclusion start with access. With our highest ticket price at $45.00, we set the cost barrier lower than any other professional musical theater producer in the region.

However, we want to do more to provide access to the experience of live theater, which is why we’re introducing the PAY WHAT YOU CAN initiative. For one night only, ticket prices don’t exist – you decide what to contribute to attend the performance.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN for Forever Plaid will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00pm.

Patrons who wish to PAY WHAT YOU CAN for FOREVER PLAID may do one of the following:
Call the box office from 3pm onward on Wednesday, Sepetemeber 28.
Visit the box office from 6pm onward on Wednesday, Sepetember 28.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN for Xanadu will take place on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00pm.

Patrons who wish to PAY WHAT YOU CAN for XANADU may do one of the following:
Call the box office from 3pm onward on Thursday, September 29.
Visit the box office from 6pm onward on Thursday, September 29.

For the remainder of the season we will offer a PAY WHAT YOU CAN performance for each Mainstage show. Details of that performance will be released closer to the performance date.

Please note that this performance will have a limited number of tickets available for the PAY WHAT YOU CAN initiative. Patrons MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION and photo ID upon entry. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PATRONS.

If you would like to contribute to the continuation of the PAY WHAT YOU CAN initiative click here to subsidize a ticket for someone else.

Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

Box Office: 518-392-9292

Robert Gerbode

Robert has been working in theatre in various capacities since he was eight years old. He hails from Brooklyn, and is thrilled and honored to be working with the MacHaydn for their 2022 season. Credits include four years working as a technician at Cabrillo Stage in his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA and most recently as Head Carpenter for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s premiere production of Harmony in New York City. In his free time Robert enjoys playing guitar, acting, singing, watching chemistry videos on the internet, and spoiling his cats Draco and Daffodil. He would like to thank his ever-supportive family, his incredible friends both new and old, and his wife April for reminding him to believe.

April Gerbode

April Gerbode is a hair and makeup artist working in theatre, film, print, and events. The daughter of a movie buff, April’s exposure to makeup and practical effects began in early childhood and remained a constant fascination as she participated in community theatre productions. April holds a Special Business Degree in Special Makeup Effects from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program at Douglas Education Center where she studied theatrical makeup, wig making and styling, mold making and casting, prop and costume fabrication, prosthetic design and application, digital sculpting, and animatronics. Favorite projects include Other World (Delaware Theater Co.), Julius Caesar (Mountain Community Theater), and Isaac’s Eye (Sidereal Theater Co.). Love to Bo, Mo, Doc and Dil.

Nate Taylor

Nate has been involved with the theatre since 2016 when he performed in South Pacific. For several years he volunteered doing the 50/50 raffle and performing in other productions. He started working in the box office last season. Nate graduates spending his last high school year in the New Visions program learning visual arts, editing, film making, and working with sound, lights, and other technical aspects of his classes end of the year play. He hopes to start on building a career in technical production and editing at Mac-Haydn Theatre and then furthering his education in a degree in film production and editing. He would like to thank his family, friends, and significant other for their encouragement.

Eric Shorey

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Eric is thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn team as a music director this season! As an actor, Eric has been seen across the country and abroad, including productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, Lyric Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Maine State Music Theatre, and Florida Repertory Theatre. He has sung with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed in touring productions of Cats, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He would like to thank the entire Mac-Haydn staff for their support, especially John. Eric is excited to bring Chatham audiences such an incredible line-up of musicals. Enjoy!

Creative Roles this Season

Music Supervisor
Assistant Music Director - A Chorus Line
Music Director - Urinetown
Assistant Music Director - Kiss Me, Kate
Music Director - Next to Normal
Assistant Music Director - The Full Monty
Nate Huvard

Nate Huvard is a guitarist, composer/arranger, and educator based in New York City. He is a versatile performer with experience playing jazz, classical, old-time, folk, hip-hop/R&B, rock and pop music, new music, and early music. Nate also plays tenor banjo, mandolin, renaissance lute, and theorbo, and has played in countless large ensembles including the Pittsburgh Opera, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and over 70 musical theater pit orchestras. Nate received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina (2016); a Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2019); and a Master of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music on a full tuition fellowship (2020). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.​

Emalina Thompson

A Los Angeles native, Emalina Thompson has over 15 years of experience in the music industry. She received her B.M. in Music Education and Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach California and then moved out to New Jersey in 2012 to complete a Masters in Horn Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. As well as being a freelance Hornist, Emalina teaches privately and group classes. On top of all of her musical endeavors, Emalina is the Associate Director of Admissions for Mason Gross School of the Arts and recruits talented artists from all over the country. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and being a loving cat mom to her fur baby Cory.

Andrew Stickman

Andrew Stickman studied classical guitar at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated in 2012. He teaches private lessons, music theory, music history, and group classes at the Omaha Conservatory of music since 2014. In 2016 he began teaching guitar classes at Saint Augustine Indian mission school in Winnebago Nebraska and hosts a concert fundraiser for the program every year. His group the Omaha Guitar trio’s music can be found on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and many other streaming platforms. He also plays in a tribute band called The Album Party that plays full length albums, including Ziggy Stardust, purple rain, born in the USA, stop making sense, loaded, are we not men we are Devo, and Sports. Andrew is a composer and arranger of instrumental guitar music.

Jane Sycks

Jane Sycks is a New York-based trumpet player originally from Ohio. She is experienced in many styles of music, including musical theater, jazz, orchestral, and chamber music. Pre-pandemic Jane was on tour with “Chicago” the Musical. She has also had the opportunity to play for theaters and on cruise ships around the country and the world. She received her Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and her Masters in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington. Jane is currently working as a freelance musician in New York City and is very excited to join the Mac Haydn Theatre for their productions of “World Goes Round” and “Beehive”!

Whitaker Gardner

Whitaker Gardner is thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family for the first time. His recent Off-Broadway credits as operator include Dracula/Frankenstein (rep), Macbeth, The Cradle Will Rock, Mies Julie/The Dance of Death (rep), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, & Carmen Jones at Classic Stage Company. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Georgia Southern University and spent time as an Apprentice of Production at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL. He is originally from and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Hobbies include movies, sports, music, reading and podcasts. He would like to thank Rachel, his friends, and his family for all of their love and support.

Lucy Ritter

Born and raised in the vibrant music scene of New York and New Jersey, Lucy began playing drums at just 9 years old. Her passion for drumset flourished through high school where she studied at the Eastman School of Music and NYU Steinhardt. In addition, Lucy was awarded a full scholarship to the NJYS Jazz Quorum. Over a decade since her first pair of sticks, Lucy is currently studying at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University. Amidst her studies, Lucy is the drummer for the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers where she tours, records, and performs across the country. Lucy is also an audio engineer for Keep Making Music, a professional video and audio production company. Lucy uses these skills to write and produce music for many independent artists. Lucy also maintains a busy private teaching schedule and church drumming rotation. Lucy is thrilled to be with the Mac-Haydn Theatre.

Andrea Mejuto

Andrea Mejuto is a rising Junior at Ithaca College studying Theatrical Production and Design with a concentration in Technical Production and an emphasis in costume construction. Having been born in Colombia and growing up in NYC, Andrea enjoys the community and collaboration you can find in any theatrical production. She first found her passion for theatre at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, the high school she attended where she majored in fine arts. There she found many opportunities to participate in all aspects of theatrical production including sound design, stage management, light programming, scenic painting, and props construction. She hopes to use the education and experience she gains during her college career to work in a costume shop for theaters in NYC.

Olivia Bowles

Olivia Bowles is a costume technician, working primarily in theatre. Based in Birmingham, she graduated with a BA in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing. Experience in costume design, stitching, corsetry, costume crafts, and wardrobe run crew. She spent four years at the university working in the theatre department’s costume shop. In 2018, Olivia was the main costume designer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Theatre Department production of Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches. She also was the assistant costume designer for the university’s production of Hairspray in the same year. In 2019, Olivia was the costumer for UAB Opera’s production of The Music Shop.

Chris Frazier

Chris is thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut! Regional credits: ‘MATILDA’ (Miss Trunchbull) ‘SWEENEY TODD’ (Beadle Bamford) ‘AVENUE Q’ (Nikky/Trekkie Monster) ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ (William Barfeè) ‘RAGTIME’ (Willy Conklin) Other favorites: ‘TALK RADIO’ (Kent) *2017 NJ Perry Award Winner Best Featured Actor in a Play.* ‘HAIR’ (Woof), ‘THREEPENNY OPERA’ (Sawtooth Bob) ‘WENDY’S SHADOW’ at New York Musical Festival (Curly), Busch Gardens: Williamsburg ‘BLOOD BANQUET’ (Alfred), ‘SEUSSICAL’ (Horton). All the love to my family.

Kiara Hines

Kiara Hines is excited to be joining the cast of Beehive this fall! Kiara is a North Carolina native and she is making her Mac Haydn Theatre debut with this production. Some of Kiara’s favorite previous roles include: Cinderella in “Cinderella”, Lil Inez in “Hairspray”, and Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet.” There are not enough words to suffice for how grateful she is for her health, the opportunity to perform once again, and the love and support from her family and friends. Kiara hopes these familiar songs and stories will comfort the hearts of all in attendance.

Hayden Ponjuan

Hayden Ponjuan is delighted to be making his Mac-Haydn Theatre debut! Hayden, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, is currently pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre at The Hartt School. Recent credits include Aaron Mckinney in The Laramie Project (The Hartt School) Che Guevara in Evita (Jean’s Playhouse) Rolf in The Sound of Music (Jean’s Playhouse) and Ren McCormack in Footloose (Theatre Baton Rouge). He would like to thank his parents Jorge and Cristin, and his two brothers Noah and Dawson for their unconditional love and support. Lastly he would like to thank Mark Planner for his vocal guidance throughout his career. Following his graduation, Hayden has plans to become a New York City-based actor. For professional inquiries… Email:

Mia Sempertegui

Mia Sempertegui is a current graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. In the Fall she is off to Los Angeles to complete her training and receive her BFA in Theatre. She was born and raised in Queens, NY. Mia’s most recent project was the short film POCHA, directed by Carly Oscar, and she played Vic, the main protagonist. She has also performed in cabarets and concerts all throughout NYC since she was in high school. When not performing she is picking up new hobbies that interest her, such as crocheting, ceramics, sewing, piano, and writing music. Mia is extremely thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family and escape the sounds of the big city for the summer!, (IG)miasemperteguii

Erika Ji

Erika Ji is a Chinese American cross-genre musical storyteller. As a conductor, pianist, and vocalist, Erika has performed on national TV for CBS Sunday Morning, at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, and for house concerts across the country. As a composer, her work has been featured off-Broadway and around the world by Broadway’s Future Songbook at Lincoln Center, the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the Nadia Boulanger Institute, and the Musical Theatre Factory at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Most recently, she and her collaborator Clare Bierman were winners of the 2021 New Voices Project for their immersive circus experience VISARE. A Tisch Fellow at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Erika grew up in California, studied computer science and philosophy at Stanford University, organized the Viennese Ball in San Francisco, and built products at Dropbox before deciding to follow the music.

Bright Future Fund
Bright Future Fund
Help Us Navigate This Unprecedented Time

In this time of uncertainty, one thing that is clear is that the future of performing arts organizations across the world is in jeopardy. The Mac-Haydn Theatre is no exception and we must appeal to your generosity at this vital time.

Our defining phrase for the 2020 Season was “Bold Vision, Bright Future”. Though our bold vision has become clouded, it is critical that our bright future does not.

To allow the theatre to weather this unprecedented event in our fifty one seasons, we have established the Bright Future Fund in collaboration with GoFundMe.

Our goal of $250,000 represents 20% of our regular yearly operating expenses. Contributions to this fund will cover the cost of maintaining our facilities, retaining our staff at reduced salaries and preparing for our reopening in 2021.

The future of the Mac-Haydn, and our remarkable family of theatre practitioners, depends upon you. We hope you will consider making a contribution.

Other Ways To Give

Physical Mail: Donations, Mac-Haydn Theatre, PO Box, 204, Chatham NY 12037


Nathan Schilz

Nathan Schilz is delighted to make his debut with Mac-Haydn Theatre! Originally from Central Illinois, but spending most of his sound and composing career in Minneapolis, he now calls Seattle home where he is the Master Audio Engineer of Cornish Playhouse. Notable design credits include: Mixed Blood Theatre, Penumbra Theatre, and Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre; Oklahoma City University; and Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA)

Creative Roles this Season

Sound Designer - Season
Rob Brinkmann

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Rob Brinkmann is thrilled to make his debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre! Off-Broadway: The Red Room (Barrow Group Theater). Regional: Peter and The Starcatcher (Black Stache, Jenny Wiley Theater), Cabaret (Cliff, Pentangle Arts Center), An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Searching for Signal (A.R.T.’s Oberon). Acoustica Electronica (House of Yes).

Roles this Season

Jud Fry in Oklahoma!(Debut)
Angel Snyder

Angel is a graduate of Michigan State University. Her recent credits include volunteer for Americorps NCCC, costume designer for Bike America, and makeup department head for On the Way Up (short film). She is stoked to be a part of Mac-Haydn’s season this summer and beyond thankful for the opportunity!

Vivienne Fairfax

Miss Fairfax is elated to join the Mac-Haydn company for her first season! She studies at Point Park University, in Pittsburgh, PA, majoring in Theatre Arts, with a minor in Costume Design. Previous costuming credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Pittsburgh Playhouse),The Double Threat Trio (Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret), and work with the American Shakespeare Center, in Staunton, VA.

Caitlin O’Brien

Caitlin is thrilled to be joining the team at the Mac-Haydn this summer! Caitlin is originally from the Chicago metropolitan area, and graduated from North Central College in 2018. She has previously worked for Greenhouse Theater Center (Chicago, IL.) and Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC) as a costume technician and wardrobe supervisor. She enjoys yoga, true crime, and baking vegan treats.

Brian Sousis

Brian is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Musical Theatre.  Previous shows that he has worked on are: Company, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pippin, and Antigone.  He is very excited to be a part of the production team for this fantastic season and hopes everyone enjoys the work that everyone has put into it.

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Madi Cupp-Enyard

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Madi Cupp-Enyard is a rising senior at Yale University, double majoring in Theater Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has performed at The Muny, around Yale’s campus and now is thrilled to be acting as Dance Captain for this season, along with assisting Seb in Grease. She would like to thank Seb, John, Joy Hermalyn, and her family for supporting her.

Roles this Season

Lady Clarius in Camelot (Debut)
Roberta Wooster in Curtains
Anita/Masseur in Sunset Boulevard
Cha-Cha DiGregorio in Grease
Harlem Ensemble in Ragtime
Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors

Creative Roles this Season

Dance Captain
Choreographer- The Pinocchio Show, Jane of The Jungle, Martin and Meelo
William Taitel

William Taitel is a Baritone from Rockaway, New Jersey. This will be his second season of performances at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He is super excited to give his all this season, especially since the world has been in a state of chaos and he has been cooped up inside for too long. His other performances include: Jekyll & Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Oklahoma (Ali Hakim), Ragtime (Booker T. Washington). He hopes you enjoy the performances and the season! Do it up big!

Justin Forward

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

East Texas Native. Off Broadway: Revelation, With or Without You (Sam); Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Rock of Ages (Franz), Godspell (Jesus), Les Misérables (Coureyac), The Little Mermaid. Sending love and thanks to my family, friends, and the Mac-Haydn family! IG: @csmclv

Roles this Season

Teen Angel in Grease (Debut)
Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime
Steve Collins/Kayla's Dad in Jane of the Jungle
King's Council in Martin and Mee-Lo
Plumber in Little Shop of Horrors
Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn is over the moon to be returning to the Mac for her second season. She recently graduated from The Hartt School of Music where she earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Holly in The Wedding Singer and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. Emma is so so grateful to the Mac-Haydn Theatre and the whole community of Chatham for welcoming her back for the summer!

Roles this Season

Morgan Le Fey in Camelot
Arlene Barruca in Curtains
Harem Girl/Larissa/Beautician in Sunset Boulevard
Sandy Dumbrowski in Grease
Kate in Oklahoma!
Sam Seleznow

Sam is so excited to be back in Chatham with his Mac-Haydn family and is grateful to be doing theater again. Past credits include: Footloose (Ren), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Grease (Johnny Casino), Ragtime (Tateh u/s), James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper), Matilda (Big Kid), and many others at Mac-Haydn and at other regional theaters. Sam has also worked as a production singer for two cruise lines traveling all over the world and working in Germany. Sam was stranded at sea for two months at the beginning of the pandemic and is happy to be back on land! Sam will soon be releasing a music project that he wrote, co-produced, and recorded during the pandemic so look out for that (ig- @samseleznow). Sam is a Hartt school Alumni. Much love to his family and everyone at Mac-Haydn.

Angel Harrison

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Angel Harrison is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She was most recently seen in the Argyle Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening, and the award winning play As Much As I Can. She has also performed in readings, concerts, and cabarets throughout New York City. She is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut.

Roles this Season

Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime(Debut)
Kayla in Jane of the Jungle
Ellie in Martin and Mee-Lo
Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors
Virginia in Oklahoma!
Alecsys Proctor-Turner

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Alecsys Proctor- Turner is a rising senior BFA Music theatre major at the University of Miami. She was born and raised in Miami, Fl. Alecsys is extremely honored to join the Mac-Haydn Family. Previous credits include; Camae in The Mountaintop, Mother of the Late Afternoon in Blind Mouth Singing, and Kate in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Alecsys brings a little bit of Miami’s sunshine wherever she goes.

Roles this Season

Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime (Debut)
Woose in Martin and Mee-Lo
Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors
Zoey Bright

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Zoey Bright is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn debut this season! She is an upcoming sophomore Theatre Performance major at Wagner College and some of her favorite roles include Tracy Turnblad (Hairspray) and Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family). She would like to thank the cast, crew, and the whole Mac-Haydn family for such an amazing experience!

Roles this Season

Jan in Grease (Debut)
Sob Sister in Ragtime
Jane in Jane of the Jungle
Star to Be in Little Shop of Horrors
Ellen in Oklahoma!
Spencer Petro

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Spencer Petro is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at Rider University. He is beyond thrilled to be joining the Mac Haydn Theatre Family this summer as part of their most exciting season yet. He would like to thank everyone at Mac Haydn for this amazing opportunity as well as his family for always supporting him. Humbled. Honored. Grateful.

Roles this Season

Tom of Warwick in Camelot (Debut)
Russ Cochran/Stagehand in Curtains
Wunderkind/Adam/Salesman/Paramount Crew in Sunset Boulevard
Professor in The Pinocchio Show
Eugene Florczyk in Grease
Baron's Assistant in Ragtime
Martin in Martin and Mee-Lo
Uptown Square in Little Shop of Horrors
Jess Chalmers in Oklahoma!
Jesse Lynn Harte

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Jesse Lynn Harte is so stoked to join The Mac-Haydn! Some regional credits: Star To Be (Annie) at Westchester Broadway, Wendy Jo (Footloose) & Ms. Crookshank (Miracle on 34th St) at Theatre Workshop Nantucket. Fun fact: she’s also played Ariel (The Little Mermaid)10 times, including in Boston at Fiddlehead Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Thanks to the fam & Vienna for everything!

Roles this Season

Lady Guilliam in Camelot (Debut)
Marjorie Cook in Curtains
Edda in Martin and Meelo
Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma!
Elizabeth D’Aiuto

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Elizabeth is ecstatic to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! Recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory! Her recent credits include; PBT: Dames at Sea (Ruby), Damn Yankees (Sister), RMT: The Music Man (u/s Marian) Anything Goes, Barrington Stage: Pirates of Penzance (u/s Mabel). Many thanks to the cast and crew, especially John, Monica, and Kevin! Love to her family!

Roles this Season

Nimue in Camelot (Debut)
Connie Subbotin in Curtains
Mary/Analyst in Sunset Boulevard
Marty in Grease
Brigit in Ragtime
Mom/Joanne/Samantha in Jane of the Jungle
Bette in Martin and Mee-Lo
Dental Assistant in Little Shop of Horrors
Vivian in Oklahoma!
Maya Cuevas

Maya is grateful to return to Mac-Haydn for her second year! A recent grad from The Hartt School of Music, Dance, and Theatre, her credits include Goodspeed Musicals Festivals: Gloria GROW, Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sarah RAGTIME, Ronnette LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Frenchie GREASE, Armina OKLAHOMA! Playhouse on Park: Carla u/s IN THE HEIGHTS, North Rockland Theatre Society: Aida AIDA, New Generation Theatre: Vanessa IN THE HEIGHTS, The Hartt School: Loraine u/s ALL SHOOK UP. Maya would very much like to thank her parents, siblings, and all of her family for always being her number one supporters, especially throughout the pandemic. She is super thankful to be back at the place she loves- doing what she loves once again!

Anthony DaSilva

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Anthony is thrilled to be spending his first summer here at Mac-Haydn! He is a rising junior at Montclair State University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Infinite thanks to his family, friends, and all who support and create theatre. Select Credits include: Riff (West Side Story), Durdles (Drood), Melchior (Spring Awakening). Instagram: @antthology . Go Red Hawks!

Roles this Season

Clarius and Dap in Camelot (Debut)
Ronnie Driscoll in Curtains
John/Salesman/Paramount Crew/Guard in Sunset Boulevard
Dipstick in The Pinocchio Show
Danny Zuko in Grease
Conductor in Ragtime
Night Monster in Martin and Mee-Lo
Priest in Little Shop of Horrors
Ensemble in Oklahoma!
Rachel Pantazis

Rachel Pantazis is elated to be returning to the Mac-Hadyn. An NYC based actress, Rachel was a company member in 2019 and played the roles of Nikki in Curtains, Betty in Sunset Boulevard, and Ado Annie in Oklahoma! opposite her incredible husband, Andrew Burton Kelley. Since her time at the Mac, Rachel worked as a production singer for Carnival Cruise Lines out of Miami on itineraries to Mexico and the Bahamas. During the pandemic, Rachel started working as a virtual voice teacher for students of all ages. Rachel was also lucky enough to safely music direct youth theatre at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH from fall of 2020-June of 2021. She fully embraced the opportunity to mentor grade school students on virtual platforms and finally in person by the end of May, 2021. Thank you to John, Monica, and the whole Mac team for welcoming her back this summer.

Roles this Season

Calliope/Aphrodite in Xanadu
Chelsea Lynne Myers

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Californian by birth, New Yorker at heart. BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP 21). Favorite roles: Hunyak in Chicago, (Greenbrier Valley Theatre, WV) Emma/understudy Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, (Village Theatre, WA) and Larato/understudy to Nicole Scherzinger in Two Lost Worlds (NYC). Love and thanks to the Mac-Haydn team, family, Liz and Mike. For Ashley.

Roles this Season

Lady Anne in Camelot (Debut)
Bambi Bernet in Curtains
Secretary/Lisa/Danielle/Astrologer in Sunset Boulevard
Madame Azure in The Pinocchio Show
Patty Simcox in Grease
Kathleen in Ragtime
Night Monster in Martin and Mee-Lo
Dental Assistant in Little Shop of Horrors
Sylvie in Oklahoma!
Joe Hornberger

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Joe Hornberger Mac-Haydn Debut Summer! Off-Broadway: Frankenstein (The Players Theatre). Regional: Elf (The Fireside Theatre), One Thousand Words (Chicago Musical Theatre Festival), Peter and the Wolf (Lookingglass Theatre/Chicago Symphony Orchestra), and Breath (ArtsEmerson). Concert: Spring Awakening (54 Below). BFA Emerson College. Many thanks to John, Monica, everyone at The Mac, RSO, Lindsay, friends and family, and always to Mom. @hornburgalar

Roles this Season

Sir Lionel in Camelot (Debut)
Brick Hawvermale in Curtains
Finance Man/Cliff/Salesman/Paramount Crew/Jones in Sunset Boulevard
Carl/Pinocchio in The Pinocchio Show
Roger in Grease
Stanford White in Ragtime
Grott in Martin and Mee-Lo
Skip Snip in Little Shop of Horrors
Slim in Oklahoma!
Deshaun Tost

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

DeShaun Tost is a baritone hailing from Steubenville, Ohio. He graduated in 2018 from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s integrated program. Last summer he was a cast member in various productions at the Ohio Light Opera. He is delighted to be working here at the Mac-Haydn Theatre this season, and looks forward to bringing this outstanding repertoire to life.

Roles this Season

Sir Sagramore in Camelot (Debut)
Roy Stetson in Curtains
Finance Man/Glenn/Salesman in Sunset Boulevard
Cricket in The Pinocchio Show
Vince Fontaine in Grease
Coalhouse Gang in Ragtime
Nicholas in Martin and Mee-Lo
Pimp in Little Shop of Horrors
Joe in Oklahoma!
Sarah Kozma

After spending her past two summers as a member of the stage management team (Production Stage Manager/2018, Assistant Stage Manager/2017), Sarah is returning to The Mac-Haydn for a third season in a new administrative role! She is excited to take on the responsibilities of ‘Digital Content Coordinator’ for the Mac’s 51st season and cannot wait to document the life and atmosphere of this season’s productions through photos and videos. Regional credits include: THE FLAMINGO KID (World Premiere), JEEVES & WOOSTER IN “PERFECT NONSENSE” (North American Premiere), A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (World Premiere), AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (World Premiere), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Hartford Stage, THE LITTLE MERMAID, NINE WIVES (World Premiere), and LES MISERABLES at The Sharon Playhouse. @sarahkozma

Angie Colonna

Look out old Mac is back!! Angie is beyond thankful to be returning to a theatre she calls home. Angie made her Mac-Haydn debut in 2019, receiving a nomination for Broadway Worlds Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Rizzo in Grease. Angie is thrilled to take on the role of dance captain and choreographer this summer! Angie is so grateful to be able to continue spreading joy, being an ally and lifting others up all while doing what she loves most. Thank you John, James, Jill and my dear friend Spates for all your continued love and support! Angie dedicates everything she does to her Colonna Army. You’re my way, my moon and my life. After all this time, we survived! Always.

Alison Zador

Alison is a New York City based Costumer. She is honored to returning for her second season here at the Mac-Haydn as Costume Shop Manager and a Resident Costume Designer. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Alison moved to NYC in 2017 and has been working on such productions as the Phantom of the Opera International Tour, Bronx Tale National Tour, Sound of Music National Tour, and as a Costume Coordinator for various cruise lines. Previous Mac-Haydn design credits include Hunchback of Notre Dame, Camelot, Grease, Martin and Meelo, and now Little Shop of Horrors.

Creative Roles this Season

Costume Designer - Camelot : Grease : Little Shop of Horrors
Joshua Gallagher

Joshua E. Gallagher is a graduate candidate in the stage design program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Prior to returning to school, he was freelancing as a scenic designer, scenic artist, and props artisan in the Philadelphia area for three years. Recent properties design credits include James and the Giant Peach, The Wizard of Oz (Limelight Performing Arts Center) and the puppet and mask design for Beauty and the Beast (Millbrook Playhouse).

Creative Roles this Season

Props Designer - Season
Corbin White

Corbin is a sound designer, composer and media programmer currently completing his BFA in Sound Design at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Corbin is returning for his second season with the Mac-Haydn. He has also worked as an engineer and designer for Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock MO, Short North Stage in Columbus, OH, and Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, VA, where he worked on the new musical Atlantis. Favorite credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, Heathers: The Musical, The Fantasticks, Angels in America, Dreamgirls, Hair, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. In his spare time, Corbin enjoys writing and playing music, reading biographies, and programming interactive media.

Alumni Spotlight: Jelani Alladin

Jelani Alladin (Mac-Haydn, 2011) talks to us about creating the role of Kristoff in Broadway’s Frozen, working for Disney and the audition process.

Jelani you recently had the opportunity to originate a role in a Broadway show! What about that experience differed from your expectations?

Bringing to life a character in the biggest animation hit of all time is no small task. I was never expecting it to be easy, but I could have never imagined the great number of challenges in trying to honor what people know and love about the character and blend it with my own identity as an artist. I was lucky that Kristoff and I meet in many places, but there were some that we didn’t. I had to rise to the occasion!
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Vivien Gorman

Vivien Gorman is 10 years old and excited for the opportunity to perform with Mac-Haydn Theater. Vivien was TInkerbell in Peter Pan with Broadway Sings! She played Woodstock in You’re a God Man Charlie Brown and also performed in Alice in Wonderland with Debuts Theater. In dance theater productions, she was in: Seussical, Beauty and the Beast and Trolls. Vivien has been in The Nutcracker with Northeast Ballet for 4 years. Vivien enjoys ballroom dance, tumbling, tap, jazz and ballet. Vivien also plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin.

Roles this Season

Gertie in Annie
Maeve Gorman

Maeve Gorman is 12 years old and excited to be performing at Mac-Haydn Theater. Maeve was John in Peter Pan with Broadway SIngs! She played Sally in You’re a God Man Charlie Brown. Other local shows include: Alice in Wonderland with Debuts Theater and The Nutcracker with Northeast Ballet for 4 years. Theatrical dance productions include: Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, and Trolls. Maeve studies ballroom dance, tumbling, tap, jazz, ballet and pointe. She also plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin.

Roles this Season

Juy in Annie
Fiona Gorman

Fiona Gorman is 7 years old and is thrilled to be performing at Mac-Haydn Theater. Fiona was in Peter Pan with Broadway Sings! She was in a dance theater production of Trolls. Fiona studies ballroom dance, tap, jazz, tumbling and ballet. Fiona plays the piano and studies voice with Lisa Franklin​.

Roles this Season

Molly in Annie
Riley O’Kane

Riley O’Kane is thrilled to join Mac-Haydn Theater for their 50th season! Riley attends Green Meadow Elementary School EG and lives in Castleton, NY. Recent Credits include: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (Oompa Loompa), and Peter Pan (Tinkerbell). Riley is grateful to the production team at Mac-Haydn for this amazing opportunity and her family for their love and support.

Roles this Season

Ellie in Annie
Emma O’Kane

Emma O’Kane is thrilled to be part of Mac-Haydn Theater for their 50th season! Emma attends Goff Middle School EG and lives in Castleton, NY. Recent credits include: Once On This Island (Little TiMoune), Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (Veruca Salt) and Music Man (Ensemble). Emma thanks the production team at Mac-Haydn for this amazing opportunity and her family for their love and support.

Roles this Season

Duffy/ Annie Understudy in Annie
Sachie Capitani

Sachie Capitani, a rising 8th grader, is thrilled make her Mac-Haydn debut. Theater credits include Gypsy (The Cape Playhouse), Music Man (North Shore Music Theatre), Trumpet of the Swan(Wheelock Family Theater), and various shows with Watertown Children’s Theatre. Film/TV credits include Good Kill, The Homesman, War on Everyone, and Breaking Bad. When not singing or dancing, Sachie likes to read, ski, and binge watch The Office. Thanks to Mac Haydn for this amazing opportunity.

Roles this Season

Kate in Annie
Mallory Bourgault

Mallory is delighted to be making her professional debut at the Mac! This is her second time performing the role of Molly. A recent cabaret style show with Broadway Sings allowed her to play Young Cosette, Baby June, and other iconic roles. Mallory is a 3rd grader in Averill Park, NY, where she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Roles this Season

Molly in Annie
Meet Our Annies!

You can’t do Annie without an amazing young actress in the title role. Well, we have two of them! We are so excited to introduce Annabel Feigen and Rieleigh Smith, the two incredible girls taking on the most famous orphan in Musical Theatre history. We sat down for a chat about dogs, the show and working at the Mac-Haydn.

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Lauren Wrigley

Lauren Wrigley (she/her) is thrilled to be back at the Mac this summer. She is about to enter her senior year at the college of Saint Rose, where she is double majoring in English education and special education, with a minor in drama. She has been spending her summers with the team since age 9, and wouldn’t have it any other way! In the past, you’ve seen her running around the theatre both onstage (Hello Dolly, Saturday Night Fever, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and behind the scenes (summer ’17 & ’18 apprentice). This season you can find her in the box office. Huge thanks to the whole Mac-Haydn family for so many years of memories, let’s make some more!

Tales from the Tours…

Two stars from our upcoming Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quinto Ott (Frollo) and Laura Helm (Esmeralda), have toured extensively over the last few years. They chat with us about their experiences and how the Mac-Haydn helped prepare them.

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Elsa Poynter

Elsa Poynter is from Higginsville, Missouri, and is incredibly excited to be working with the Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer! She recently graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in theatre and is happy to be using her myriad of skills while working as a scenic constructor for the Mac-Haydn’s fiftieth anniversary season. Elsa has spent her life striving to create and tell stories any way she can, and theatre has been just the avenue to do it. Per audacia ad astra!

Andres Vahos

Andres Vahos is a freelance drummer, percussionist, and educator based in the New York City Metropolitan area. From ballet orchestras to hip-hop acts, Andres enjoys playing many styles of music on a regular basis. He has been heard at Carnegie Hall, on PBS National Broadcasts, and in performances receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times. Andres has also performed as a drum/percussion substitute in the Off-Broadway productions ‘Cyrano’ (starring Peter Dinklage), and ‘For Colored Girls…’ at the Public Theater. Andres takes great pride in teaching all ages and abilities through his private percussion and drum studio, presentations, and clinics along the East Coast. His students have achieved high honors in New York State and have gone onto acclaimed institutions such as the Juilliard Pre-College Program and top university percussion programs.

The Lynne Haydn Memorial Fund

Remembering our founder Lynne Haydn.

If there’s one thing Lynne loved, it was the theatre filled with an audience having a wonderful experience. It was her vision and tenacity that allowed the Mac-Haydn to produce 50 years of outstanding theatre right in the heart of Columbia County. Ticket prices alone do not cover all the theatre’s expenses, and it is only with the generous support of friends like you that the theatre is able to grow and flourish.

Please consider making a donation in Lynne’s memory and we will continue to honor her and Linda’s lasting legacy on stage each day.

Remembrance of Lynne at The Mac-Haydn Theatre

Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am.

We have been so moved by the many tributes and stories that people have shared with us over recent weeks and we would love to hear more. Please send your funny and inspiring stories to We will be reading as many of them as we can at the service as well as compiling a memory book in Lynne’s honor. Lynne meant the world to so many people and the stories are endless – thank you for sharing them! We also would love to see your pictures so send those along too!

If you plan on attending the memorial, please RSVP to Dee Lashway at and let her know how many will be attending.

Thank you once again for your tireless support. Lynne would be so proud of the work we are doing and your part in that work cannot be understated.

Monica Gonzalez- Burgos

Mónica González Burgos is pretty excited to be a part of Mac-Haydn’s 50th season! Originally from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico; she took a leap of faith and moved overseas to follow her dreams of working in theatre. While her background was originally in communications, little did she know that her technical courses would be the spark that would eventually lead her to pursue and obtain a Master’s Degree in Audio Arts from Syracuse University, focusing on live sound for Musical Theatre. Her regional work includes The Three Musketeers, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, The Wizard of Oz and Next to Normal.

Kira Williams

Kira Williams is a graduate from Missouri Western State University. She has a major in Theatre Performance but has found a love for all things hair and makeup. Her favorite shows that she has worked on are Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun, and the Drowsy Chaperone. She is originally from Saint Joseph, Missouri and has two puppies that she misses very much back home.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee is pleased to be a part of her first season with the Mac-Haydn Theatre. Recent credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway (U/S Costume Department Intern), Ain’t Too Proud National Tour (Costume Department Intern), short film Daughter of Ruin (Design), Twelfth Night (Design) with Montclair State University, the premiere of Larry Keigwin’s Mad Rush (Design), Seussical (Design) and Romeo and Juliet (Design) with the New London Barn Playhouse.

Jess Petino

Jess Petino is a recent graduate of Montclair State University, with a BFA in Theatre and a Concentration in Scenic and Costume Design. She has recently worked on In the Red and Brown Water (Projections Design), Anything Goes (Scenic Design), West Side Story (Scenic Design) and Iphigenia at Aulis (Projection Design). Jess is from Staten Island, New York. She is also a terrible ukulele player, can only play one part of one song on piano, and an avid dog lover.

Bruce De La Cruz

Bruce De La Cruz graduated from Kean University with a B.M. In Piano Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. Bruce enjoys being an active freelance musician, music director, arranger, accompanist, and private teacher. Bruce is a staff accompanist at Paper Mill Playhouse and accompanies various classes and lessons at Montclair University and Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. Bruce has most recently served as music director for 13, High School Musical, Rent, Legally Blonde, If/Then, Title of Show, School of Rock Youth Production, Wendy’s Shadow (original musical), American Idiot and has recently conducted a full orchestra in a concert version of Porgy and Bess.

Roles this Season

Sasha Iljinsky in Curtains

Creative Roles this Season

Music Director - Curtains
Julie Galorenzo

Thrilled to be back at the MAC as the company manager and performer! Regional credits include: Xanadu (Melpomene, Arizona Broadway Theatre), Ragtime (Emma Goldman: Mac-Haydn, BCEFA, Axelrod PAC), The Secret Garden (Mrs. Winthrop, Palace Theatre NH), Damn Yankees (Meg, Mac-Haydn), Funny Girl (Mrs. Strakosh, Mac- Haydn), Legally Blonde (Paulette: CST, UCPAC, various), Oliver (Widow Corney, Palace Theatre NH). Select NYC/Additional: Pamela (Head Over Heels), The Full Monty (Vicki), Wendy’s Shadow (Smee: NYMF, UCPAC), Show Choir! (Millie, NYMF), Metropolitan Music (York Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett, Light Opera NJ), It Shoulda Been You (Jenny, 4th Wall), 25th..Bee (Rona, various). Proud AEA member. BA Marymount Manhattan. Come join me on TikTok & IG for acting and audition content: @juliegalorenzocoaching

Roles this Season

Melpomene/Medusa in Xanadu
Rieleigh Smith

Rieleigh Smith (Annie) is thrilled for her first production with the renowned Mac-Haydn Theater for their 50th season! Rieleigh attends Farnsworth MS and lives in Altamont, NY. Recent credits: Oliver (Oliver) at FMS, Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Ollie Herdman), The Music Man (Amaryllis) at Park Playhouse and Annie (Annie) with SYFI. Rieleigh thanks the production team at Mac-Hadyn and her family for their love and support.

Roles this Season

Annie in Annie
Tom Dallas (ERIN TEST)

John Saunders is honored to be working alongside this fantastic cast, crew, box office team, ushers, coffeehouse gang, and the amazing volunteers. As an actor here: 1776 ( Adams), MY FAIR LADY (Higgins), CAROUSEL (Jigger), THE SECRET GARDEN (Archie), and HAIRSPRAY (Edna). As a director here: THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE FULL MONTY, LES MISERABLES, CHICAGO, OLIVER! and many others. Elsewhere: National Tours: MY FAIR LADY, OLIVER!, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Regionally: The Papermill Playhouse and Northshore Music Theatre. Tremendous gratitude to his fellow directors, designers, and choreographers for the incredibly dynamic and brilliant work they present here. Thanks to Monica, Paul, Neal, James, Dee, Josh, Kevin, Jimm, Jeanne, Larry and Barbara for your constant support. And finally, a special thank you to Lynne Haydn for 16 years of opportunities, knowledge, guidance, friendship, and too many laughs to count. Enjoy the show!

Roles this Season

Flo Manero in Saturday Night Fever
Joseph Christianson

Joseph Christianson is thrilled to be back at the Mac-Haydn as the trumpet player. He is a freelance musician/music teacher in the tri-state area. Joe received his Master’s Degree from Montclair State University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University. Previous Mac-Haydn productions include: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot, and Hello Dolly. In addition to playing in various ensembles, Joe is a core member of the rock band “Amigos, Amigos!” participating as a trumpet player, singer, and composer.

Spamalot Audience Participation Page

Hello and welcome!

If you are on this page it is probably because you or a loved one recently made an appearance in The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Production of Spamalot. Enjoy the photos, and tell your friends!

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Invited Dress

Tim Williams

Born and raised in Minnesota, Tim trained in building/styling wigs at the Guthrie Theatre. He has worked with wigs/hair at various theatres across the country including: The Alley, Penumbra, Royal Caribbean Productions, and the University of Minnesota at the Guthrie. He has a BA in theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Tim is excited to be working at the Mac this season for the first time!

Mitchell Martin

Mitchell Martin is a free Lance musician and teacher in the New York City area. He has a bachelor’s egree from Oklahoma City University and graduated from New Jersey City University in the spring with a master’s degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance. He is returning for his second season at the Mac-Haydn after performing in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes and Hello Dolly last season. His most recent performances was performing on Broadway’s Aladdin.

Hannah Sloane

Hannah is a UK based cellist, living and working in London. She is so excited to be making her first trip to the Mac this summer! As the cellist of the Eusebius String Quartet, Hannah has appeared across the UK and live on BBC Radio 3. She also plays regularly as principal cello with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Spira Mirabilis and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and and as a section player of the London Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and the MultiStory Orchestra. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Hannah retains musical links with the USA, and regularly performs recitals with her duo partners, Allegra Chapman and Jillian Zack.

Kevin Bolt

Kevin Bolt is a rising sophomore at Montclair state University in the BFA theater design tech program with a scenic concentration. He has work on numerous shows in many different capacities. Some of his favorite productions he has worked on include Montclair State University’s AIDA, and his work with the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade. Kevin is also involved in an apprenticeship with I.A.T.S.E Local 59. He is looking forward to being a part of the Mac-Haydn technical team for the 2017 season, and eager to work in the scene shop.

Quinton Champitto

Hello, I am happy to be spending my summer with MHT for the first time and very exited to begin building these amazing shows. I am originally from Raleigh North Carolina, though I am currently a Junior at SUNY Purchase College in the Theatre Design and Technology BFA with a concentration in Technical Direction and Production management. My most recent productions include HOT L BALTIOMORE and L’INCORINAZIONE DI POPPEA at Purchase College, as well as THE MUSIC MAN and ROSCOE at Seagle Music Colony.

Julia Pogue

Julia is excited to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre for her first summer stock. She is a recent graduate of Philadelphia University with a BS in Fashion Design. While in school, she interned for the costume departments at the Arden Theatre Co and the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, where she assisted with costume stitching and construction for their prouductions.

Albert Hsueh

Albert Hsueh (Ting-Chou Hsueh) is thrilled to become a part of The Mac-Haydn Theatre family, in the production of ANYTHING GOES. Originally from Taiwan, Albert has been working for several years as a professional actor both in Taiwan and abroad. He was cast in numerous musicals and worked with theater companies throughout Asia. He is a graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and his most recent credit was the PASSPORT TO TAIWAN in Union Square New York City as a featured soloist. Albert would like to thank his family, teachers and friends for all their love and support on his journey.

Roles this Season

Luke in Anything Goes
Madison Stratton

Madison is thrilled to be back at the Mac this season in a new role as Company Manager! Past credits at the MacHaydn include Camelot (Guenevere), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate), and Spamalot (Lady of the Lake). Madison resides in New York City and has performed Off Broadway in such shows as Brigadoon (New York City Center Encores!), Mack and Mabel (New York City Center Encores!), High Button Shoes (New York City Center Encores!), Chick Flick: the Musical (Westside Theatre), and Baby (Theatre Row) among others. Madison is so elated to see theater thriving again in the Hudson Valley and looks forward to performing for all of you again in the Mac’s new limited events this September!

Andres Vahos

Andres Vahos has had the privilege of performing in a variety of musical venues around the globe as both a drummer and percussionist. From ballet orchestras to hip-hop groups, he has performed in Prague and Beijing, at Carnegie Hall, on PBS National Broadcasts, and in performances receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times. Andres is honored to be at Mac-Haydn this summer and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support; with a special thanks to David for giving him this opportunity.

Noelle Rueschman

Noelle Rueschman (Reed Doubler) is a Florida native who has recently relocated to New York City to pursue her career as a reed doubler specializing in the saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. Noelle graduated from the Florida State University, and is now pursuing a Masters in Woodwind Doubling at New Jersey City University. Noelle is an on-call saxophonist with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Tallahassee Symphony Jazz Orchestra, and has played in over 70 musical productions. Noelle was the Mac-Haydn’s 2017 season reed player, and is excited to be back!

Sarah Travis

Sarah is thrilled to begin her first season at Mac-Haydn Theatre! A costumer native of Bowling Green, Kentucky and a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, she currently works during the academic year in Bloomington, Indiana at the Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her recent draping work includes HAIRSPRAY and WIZARD OF OZ at Little Theatre on the Square, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRLS and PRIVATE LIVES at Creede Repertory Theatre, and select pieces for FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS, RODELINDA and THE MUSIC MAN at IU Opera and Ballet. Sarah would like to thank her friends, family, and co-workers in Bowling Green, Bloomington, and elsewhere for their love and support in making her dream job possible.

Aryn Carr

Aryn Carr is a BFA Theatre Technology and Design student at the University of South Alabama and is very excited for her first summer at Mac-Haydn! Her recent credits include HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (stitcher/Martha), WHEN YOU COMIN’ BACK RED RYDER (stitcher/wardrobe supervisor), THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY (stitcher), and A FLEA IN HER EAR (stitcher/wardrobe supervisor).

Bryce McAllister

Bryce McAllister (Wardrobe Supervisor) is thrilled to be at Mac Haydn this summer! He is a rising senior at Rider University. Most recently he was working in the Wardrobe department of the Off-Broadway show SLEEP NO MORE. Other credits in design and wardrobe include ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, INHERIT THE WIND, THE TEMPEST, WHITE CHRISTMAS, OF THEE I SING, SHE KILLS MONSTERS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Rider University) and AMERICAN IDIOT (Patrick Dorow Productions).

Sarah Kozma

Sarah is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and holds a BFA in Theatre: Design and Technical Theatre. She is thrilled to return to the Mac for the 50th Season after being the ASM in 2017! Regional: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE [World Premiere], MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hartford Stage), THE LITTLE MERMAID, NINE WIVES [World Premiere], and LES MISERABLES (Sharon Playhouse). @SarahKozma

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy: Most recently, Kelly was seen playing Tzeitel in the First National Tour of Fiddler on The Roof directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher. Favorite Mac Haydn credits include: Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Florika in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Wendy in Wendy’s Shadow to name a few. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Vocal Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College. Kelly would like to thank you for being here and supporting the return of live theater! Lastly, a huge thank you to John and the entire Mac Haydn staff! To learn more or to connect with Kelly visit

Joanne Hoch

Joanne Hoch is a BFA Acting major with a Costume minor from Oklahoma City University. She works on many shows at the OCU Costume Shop, past credits include HAIRSPRAY, THE GIVER, AS YOU LIKE IT, and PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS. She has also worked as an assistant costume designer and a wardrobe supervisor. She is very excited to be working on this great season of shows.

Sam Pickart

Sam Pickart is thrilled to join the MHT family this summer! He is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He would like to thank the incredible MHT team for welcoming him with such kindness, the company for sharing their talents and their hearts, and his family for (quite literally) everything. AMDG.

Roles this Season

Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Billy Crocker in Anything Goes
Gus in Saturday Night Fever
Ensemble in Sweeney Todd
Jared Cowley

Jared is a rising junior at Montclair State University studying to earn his BFA in Musical Theater. He is thrilled to be joining the company of the Mac Haydn’s summer season! His most recent credits include Carmen Ghia in THE PRODUCERS and Baby John in WEST SIDE STORY. He’s also an alum of the Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Conservatory.

David Thatcher Maglione

David Thatcher Maglione gratefully returns to the Mac for a 5th season! Dave composes music and songs for theater, film, TV, orchestra, and other mixed media, while engaging the emotive influence of Music, Nature, Story, and Ancestry. Music written by Dave has been heard at venues in NYC such as 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman, and The Duplex. Most recently, Maglione was in residence in England at Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall, and NDT Broadgate, developing a musical theater project entitled The Only Way Out. David’s work has been developed at multiple stages including living room shares, table workshops, residencies, readings, concerts, commissions, and productions. Proud member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.

Creative Roles this Season

Music Supervisor
Music Director - A Chorus Line
Assistant Music Director - Urinetown
Rhnea Wright Ausmus

My first show at the Mac was 35 years ago which included Ado Annie in OKLAHOMA and Charity in SWEET CHARITY. If you were around back then, you will remember my one armed Charity run as I broke my arm on opening night-but the show must go on. I was fortunate to play amazing roles here at my b loved Mac- Mabel in MACK N MABEL, Molly in THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Sugar in SUGUAR, Agnes in I DO, I DO and (Linda’s favorite) Sonia in THEY’RE PLAYIN OUR SONG. My favs here at the Mac in my more Mature years are Louise in ALWAYS….PATSY CLINE (with the fabulous Monica Wemitt directing) , Janette in The FULL MONTY and Calliope in XANADU. What fabulous audiences and family here! I love Mac-Haydn and hope that all the kids training here really know and understand what a special place this is!

James Cella

James is absolutely thrilled to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this summer! He comes from just having played the role of Franz in Rock of Ages at the Millbrook Playhouse as well as taking part in a workshop of the new David Byrne musical St. Joan directed by Alex Timbers. In May he received his BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. Up next he’ll be playing Juror #2 in Twelve Angry Men at the Judson Theatre Co. Many thanks to John and Monica for this wonderful opportunity. MMDB-All my love!

Roles this Season

Lurch in The Addams Family
Joan Faxon

It’s been 37 years since Joan has been seen here at the Mac, where she spent her summers on stage alongside her mother Muriel, the choreographer and her brother Timmy, the percussionist. During that absence she has performed nationally and internationally with many professional and community companies, including the Cohoes Music Hall, where she met and subsequently married (on the same stage) actor/director Sky Vogel. Joan works for the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and coordinates the Governor’s initiative on Domestic Violence and the Workplace. Mom, this one’s for you!

Roles this Season

Nun in Sister Act
Raymond Bailey

Raymond Bailey (Conductor/Keyboards) grew up in southeastern Virginia, where his fixation on music began in pre-school, then attended Yale (later returning to accompany and coach at the University’s School of Drama), before moving to NYC, where he’s lived for the past decade, playing, arranging, teaching, and singing from off-Broadway to as far afield as New Orleans and Moscow. Ray sings with the professional ensemble at St. James’ Church in Manhattan, is on staff at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and did casting and/or music-direction for the Arundel Barn Playhouse (Maine) from 1999 until its closing last year. He feels blessed to be a part of the Mac’s Sister Act and thanks Josh and John and Monica for the opportunity!

Megan McQueeney

Megan McQueeney (Props Master) is thrilled to be working with the Mac-Haydn Theatre again. Some of her work credits include THE BONESETTER/THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY (Spicy Witch Productions), MARY POPPINS (West Virginia Public Theatre), and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Mac-Haydn Theatre). She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting all her endeavors.

Jamie Grayson

Jamie Grayson is #blessed to return to the MHT after eating Power Bars and having feelings as Man in Chair in last season’s THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.. Having appeared on National Tours, many regional productions, and a few shows in NYC, Jamie left “the biz” a few years ago and is now an internationally-recognized baby gear and juvenile product expert who has appeared on Martha Stewart and Today Show, amongst others. You can follow him at He’s beyond happy to return to his roots here at the MHT and cannot thank YOU all enough for supporting this special place.

Roles this Season

Narrator in Into The Woods
Anthony Christian Daniel

Anthony Christian Daniel is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn family this summer. He has served as Associate Director to Shaun Kerrison on productions of MARY POPPINS featuring Tony Nominee Christiane Noll and the new American Premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, which featured a Broadway star-studded cast and Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers. He recently began working as the Associate Director to Matt Lenz on the upcoming National Tour of CHEERS Live on Stage after working alongside Matt on an all-new production of VICTOR/VICTORIA and the brand new musical THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST. As a performer, Anthony has toured the globe in productions of Disney’s MARY POPPINS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, GREASE, and was an original cast member of the World Premiere production of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. His regional credits include performing at theatres such as the St. Louis MUNY, Riverside Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Atlanta TOTS, among others. Currently Anthony serves as the resident Casting Director for Ogunquit Playhouse, serves on the Faculty at The Growing Studio in NYC, and is the Founder and Director of the In The Spotlight Audition Workshops.

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Sister Act
Not that we like to brag…

Not that we like to brag, but we’d like to brag that we have been voted (thanks to all of you!) the Best Local Live Theatre in Columbia County.
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Joe Bongiorni

Joseph is ecstatic for his debut performance with the Mac-Haydn Theatre. A new face to the theatre world, Joseph recently performed for Arizona Broadway Theatre’s, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”. From a young age he received formal dance training. After graduating from NYC’s The Fashion Institute of Technology, he completed an 8-month contract in the Mediterranean, with the RWS & Associates. Personal motto: You say no to wine, you say no to life.

Roles this Season

Velma's Boy in Chicago
Meet the Children of South Pacific!

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is excited to be working with some amazing children in “South Pacific.” Jerome and Ngana are the children of Emile de Beque and a Polynesian woman who has passed away.

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Kelsey Woods

Kelsey Woods is elated to be performing at Mac-Haydn! A native of Bay City, MI, Kelsey received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Montclair State University. Recent credits: HAIR (Sheila),THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Cathy), 42ND STREET, TARZAN, PETER PAN, THE WILD PARTY and Busch Gardens’ GLORIA. Love to mom, dad, and Courtney.

Roles this Season

Nurse in South Pacific
Prisoner, Reporter, et al in Chicago
Giant/Sleeping Beauty in Into The Woods
Michelle, et al. in Sister Act
Saloon Girl Ancestor in The Addams Family
“There’s a somebody I’m longing to see….” – Berkshire Bright Focus Reviews ‘Nice Work’

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Isabella Pellino

Isabella is a Junior B.F.A. Stage Management and Design and Theatre Technology student at the University of Rhode Island and a Connecticut resident. She has worked as a Carpenter and Scenic Painter in theatre since 2010, and is currently the Student Technical Director at URI Theatre. Previous credits include: LEGALLY BLONDE (Sound Technician), COLUMBINUS (Assistant Stage Manager), IN THE NEXT ROOM (Carpenter/Scenic Artist), AVENUE Q (Sound Technician). Isabella would like to thank her family for their endless support and her co-workers for their brilliant work.

Owen Lenz

Vermont based violinist, Owen Lenz, has been performing actively throughout New England and New York for the past 15 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where he studied with Laurie Smukler. Since graduating, Owen has enjoyed frequent performances in musical theater and opera productions throughout the region. He is greatly looking forward to joining the Mac-Haydn theatre for his second summer in productions of CHICAGO and SOUTH PACIFIC.

Zachary Greer Emerson

Zachary is a BFA candidate at the UNC School of the Arts, with an intense focus in Wig & Makeup Design. His past credits at UNCSA include: IL CAPPELLO DI PAGLIA DI FIRENZE (AWM/A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute), THE NUTCRACKER BALLET (WMU), THE MATCHMAKER (WMU), and NINE (WMU). He has also designed and worked on multiple short films and commercials in North Carolina. He is ecstatic to be back at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for his second time, and their 49th season. He would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support.

Roles this Season

Ishmaelite in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Creative Roles this Season

Wig and Makeup Designer
Michelina Abrahamzon

Michelina Abrahamzon is delighted to join the Mac-Haydn team this summer! She most recently acted as Wardrobe Supervisor at Arizona Broadway Theatre. She graduated in 2010 from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Costume Design & Technology. Other theatre credits include: Olney Theatre Center and Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Rachel Aberman

Rachel Aberman is thrilled to be joining The Mac-Hadyn Theatre team this summer for the first time! She is currently a student at Muhlenberg College. She is working to earn her B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in costume design and minors in Studio Art and Women and Gender Studies. To see more of her work you can check out her portfolio at: She would like to thank her family for their love, the costume shop staff for their support, and Jimm Halliday for this incredible opportunity.

Anne Vick

Anne Vick is delighted to be working with everyone at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for the first time on this wonderful show. Anne is an NYC based choreographer/director, teaching artist and performer. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and was a recipient of the 2015/16 observer fellowship with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Recent projects include: FOREVER PLAID (Director/Choreographer, Ocean City Theatre Company) SWING! (Choreographer, OCTC), GUYS AND DOLLS (Choreographer, OCTC), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT, (Choreographer, OCTC) , CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN (Assistant Choreographer, New York Musical Theatre Festival winner) and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Assistant Choreographer, Merry Go Round Playhouse). Thanks to this amazing cast, crew and team for all your hard work! A special thanks to John for bringing me into the fold, Maddy for being my partner in this, and many, crimes. And Josh, for everything.

Creative Roles this Season

Assistant to the Director/Choreographer - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Heather Farney

Heather Farney is so excited to be back at the Mac.  She was last seen at MHT as Kathy Selden in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and Natalie in ALL SHOOK UP.  Other favorite credits include MARY POPPINS (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), WEST SIDE STORY (Fireside Theatre), SECRET GARDEN (Capital Repertory Theatre), and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Music Theatre of Wichita).  Thanks to the Mac-Haydn family for this opportunity and to her family and friends for their love and support.  Philippians 4:6-7

Roles this Season

Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Robby Moser

Robby Moser studied trumpet performance and music education at University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music for his undergraduate and Yale University for his masters.  During his studies at these universities he attended the Brevard Music Center, Hot Springs Music Festival, National Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival on the New Horizon fellowship, Pierre Monteux Orchestra, Opera Maya Opera Company, Lake George Music Festival (Artist in Residence) and faculty trumpet teacher at Luzerne Music Festival in upstate New York.  After completing Yale, he has enjoyed traveling and performing across the world playing in pits for Shen Yun Performing Arts Ballet, Princess Cruise line productions and the international tour of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Katherine Wainscott

Katherine Wainscott is a Junior BFA Production and Design student at Montclair State University. Notable MSU credits include: DANCE COLLAGE 2016 (PSM), PERFECTLY FRANK (PSM), SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (PSM), THE DIRTY 9 Sketch/Comedy Group (PSM), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (ASM), HAIR (Props Head), THE PERSIANS (ASM), WORKS-A-FOOT 2014 (ASM). She is very excited to work with so many amazing artists this summer!

Edward W. Hardy

A critically acclaimed violinist, violist and composer, Edward W. Hardy performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and England, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Gaillard Center and Princess Anne Theatre, among others. Composition credits: THE WOODSMAN (New World Stages/59E59/Ars Nova), HAMLET (Theatre of War), JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE (Dean Irby), THE MASTER OF MARGARITA (David Bassuk), NO EXIT (Yellow House Pictures), A BROOKLYN BOY (National Black Theatre). He has worked in cooperation with BAFTA, Google, Grand Canyon NACAP, Trilogy Opera. Edward earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors.

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Don Dolan

This is Don’s first appearance on the Mac-Haydn stage.  He holds a BA in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh.  His most recent role was that of Irish mechanic Jack Mullen in The Ghent Playhouse production of THE WEIR. Don has appeared in multiple shows with Upstage Productions including  SHREK THE MUSICAL (The Bishop), LEGALLY BLONDE (The Professor), BYE-BYE BIRDIE (The Mayor), ANNIE (FDR), and THE WIZARD OF OZ (The Tin Man).  He is retired from the Hew York State Offices of Children and Family Services, and lives in Hudson, NY, with his wife Lisa and son Michael.

Roles this Season

Senator Max Evergreen in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Zackary Horan

Zackary Horan is currently a student at Montclair State University, studying technical theater. He is very excited to be a part of the Mac-Haydn Theater family and is looking forward to the season.

Abigail Stenner

Abigail Stenner is delighted to be working as the costume shop’s Cutter/Draper with The Mac-Haydn Theatre this summer.  She is originally from Newarkm Delaware, but for the past two years worked at The Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky.   She has a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design from the University of Delaware with minors in Theatre Production and Fashion History.  If you would like to learn more about Abigail check out her portfolio here:  She wishes everyone a productive and exciting summer!

Doug Hearn

Doug is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn family this season! He is a native of Wichita, KS, and has enjoyed a career both on and off stage since 2010. Notable set design credits include NOISES OFF (Wichita Center for the Arts), INTO THE WOODS (Heather Mueller Circle), JUNIE B. JONES: THE MUSICAL (Wichita Children’s Theatre), and most recently JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (WCT). Many thanks to the amazing production staff for their talents, and the guys at Fairview for the good vibes!

Jennifer Motta

Jennifer Motta is a graduate of the BFA Production and Design program at Montclair State University. Her past credits at Montclair State University include: WEST SIDE STORY (PSM); WORKS-A-FOOT ’16 (PSM); TRIUMPH OF LOVE (PSM); DIE FLEDERMAUS (PSM); DANCEWORKS ‘15 (PSM); WORKS-A-FOOT ‘14 (PSM); Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA (ASM); THE PRODUCERS (ASM); GIANNI SCHICCI (ASM); New Play Festival 13’ (ASM); FALSETTOS (ASM); CITY OF ANGELS (ASM); MIDDLETOWN (ASM). Motta was the PSM at The Mac-Haydn Theatre for their 2016 summer season and is ecstatic to be returning for the 2017 season.

Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon

Mark “Monk” Schane-Lydon is back at the Mac! Monk can be found on stages from Saratoga to the Berkshires. Here in the round, he’s been in THE MUSIC MAN, The FANTASTICKS, LES MISERABLES, ANNIE, STATE FAIR and DAMN YANKEES and now SOUTH PACIFIC! Monk is a professional stage, film, commercial and voice actor.

Roles this Season

Welch in Damn Yankees
Austin Woodward

Austin graduated with a B.A. In Theatrical Studies from Ball State University in 2015. A native Indiana resident, he is excited to be working at Mac-Hayden Theatre for the first time. Other shows he has worked on include INTO THE WOODS, EQUUS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and OKLAHOMA. He want to thank his parents, Art and Monika, his brother, Dylan, and Matt for their loving support.

Rick Hambright

Rick Hambright is the retired Chair of the East Greenbush, NY Music Department. He has played with the National Tours of AVENUE Q, GREASE, THE FULL MONTY, THE DROWSY CHAPARONE et al. Mac-Haydn Theater, Park Playhouse, Proctors, Cohoes Music Hall, Capital Repetory Theater, Papermill Playhouse et al.

Ken Swinkin

Ken Swinkin is a New York City-based theater drummer. He has played for U.S. tours of THE MUSIC MAN, STAND BY YOUR MAN –THE TAMMY WYNETTE STORY, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Europe he played for a tour of GREASE. He’s very happy to be back at the Mac-Haydn Theatre for his fifth summer here.

Rolin Mains

Rolin Mains has lived in Nashville since 1994. He has worked as a pianist/keyboard player, record producer, Music Director, conductor, and composer. Highlights include a 1997 Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year as producer and voted “Best Music Director” by the Nashville Scene in 2011. As Music Director Mr. Mains was in residence with the highly acclaimed Street Theatre Company in Nashville, directing over 30 different shows from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Mains composed all music and performed a live underscore for the winter productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and KING LEAR for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Creative Roles this Season

Children's Theatre Music Director
Rider Q. Stanton

Rider Q. Stanton is a Sound Designer and Audio Engineer from the Berkshires of Massachusetts. He has spent the past four years working with the Berkshire Theatre Group as a Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, and Keyboard Programmer. Last summer, Rider traveled to Switzerland to design for Cirque Starlight, and toured with the company as their Audio Engineer. He has also been the Sound Designer at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center in Sheffield, MA since 2012. Design Credits include PETER PAN, CHICAGO, LION KING, THE MUSIC MAN, GREASE, WILLY WONKA, ANNIE, SWEENEY TODD and OLIVER!. Rider looks forward to joining the team at the Mac-Haydn this season, and would like to thank Lynne and John for the opportunity.

Creative Roles this Season

Sound Designer
Maddy Apple

Maddy is thrilled to return to Mac-Haydn this season and make her directorial debut! Favorite Choreography Credits: BERNARDA ALBA (Long Island University Post); YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, KISS ME KATE (Mac-Haydn); SWING! THE MUSICAL (Greater Ocean City Theater Co.); THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, COMPANY (NYU-Tisch); THE STORY OF JO-BETH (CAP21); NUNSENSE (MGR Playhouse). Maddy is a proud graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently resides in Astoria, NY. To find out more about Maddy, please visit or follow her on Insta @mappleography. Love and thanks to the Mac-Haydn family and all the Apples!

Creative Roles this Season

Director/Choreographer - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Choreographer - Sister Act
Barbara Peduzzi

Barbara Peduzzi had no intention of ever working in theatre but thought it might be fun to help out in 1969. That season she overheard the director of the first show, My Fair Lady, asking Lynne and Linda if they had the antique birdcage needed in the show and said “I think my mother has one in her antique shop”. That started her working on props and she has worked at Mac-Haydn ever since. Barbara has been full time with the Mac since 2002 in various capacities. She is very proud of her daughter Sara, step-daughter Stephanie and their families; seven grandchildren and seven great-grands.

Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin – NYC CREDITS: MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY – NYMF; Velma – HAIRSPRAY – FSF,  REAL DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA CO. – Laurie Beechman Theatre, FRANKLIN FAMILY CABARET – 54 Below. Regional: LOMBARDI -The Palace WI Dells;  THE MUSIC MAN – TriArts, The Glove & Park Playhouse. Favorite MHT roles include Lady Thiang in THE KING AND I and Mrs. Smith in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.  Lisa has vocal studios in NYC and Albany and has had students in 23 Broadway shows and National tours.

Roles this Season

Millicent Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Carol Charniga

Now a 10-year Mac-Haydn veteran, Carol’s past productions include last season’s THE BAKER’S WIFE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, STATE FAIR, GREASE, ANYTHING GOES, CRAZY FOR YOU, FOOTLOOSE, MY FAIR LADY, THE MUSIC MAN AND OKLAHOMA! Other regional credits: James Joyce’s THE DEAD, THE CRUCIBLE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Capital Repertory Theatre. Offstage Carol keeps busy as both a lab manager for the Neural Stem Cell Institute and the grandmother of 5 little people! Thanks Lynne, Barbara, Monica, John and Josh!

Roles this Season

Mary Lazarus in Sister Act
Meg Dooley

Meg Dooley is thrilled to be back at the Mac, where she has been performing since 1999. Favorite roles at MHT include Mrs. Higgins in MY FAIR LADY (now for the third time!), Mrs. Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN , Mother Lord in HIGH SOCIETY, and Tessie Tura in GYPSY (not a mother!). Look for Meg later in the season when Mac-Haydn Mondays, in partnership with Taconic Stage, presents Carl Ritchie’s THE REAL DESPARATE HOUSEWIVES OF COLUMBIA COUNTY (Musical). Meg plays Melody, the overbearing weekender (also not a mother—fortunately!).

Roles this Season

Mrs. O'Malley in Funny Girl
Rosie in The Wedding Singer
Josh D. Smith

Josh D. Smith is delighted to be spending his 8th season at MHT! You’ve seen him in the pit, in our Coffeehouse, and occasionally onstage in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, CHICAGO, ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, and ALL NIGHT STRUT. Josh has music directed and/ or accompanied numerous productions throughout the US including ArtisTree Theatre and Northern Stage in vermont; with the national tour of BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY; Arizona Broadway Theatre; Prather Entertainment Group in Lancaster, PA; the Arundel Barn Playhouse in Maine; Jersey Shore Entertainment/Surflight in New Jersey; Downstairs Cabaret, Syracuse Stage, Cortland Repertory Theatre and Capital Repertory Theatre in Upstate New York. He was named 2013 Central New York (SALT) Musical Director of the Year by the Syracuse New Times. His musical arrangements have been heard in venues across the country including 54 Below and Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan.

Creative Roles this Season

Musical Director
Edgar Acevedo

Edgar is the founder of CCYT. He holds a B.S. in musical theatre [from SUNY Fredonia] and an M.A. in elementary education [from The College at Saint Rose]. During his tenure as a New York State certified teacher, he collaborated for three years with the Bill T. Jones Arnie Zane Dance Company (Education) to develop a program that integrated dance into the classroom (grades 3 – 5), and taught numerous professional development classes for teachers in active learning. Under the auspices of CCTY, he developed and currently produces the Theatre Arts Programs at the Hudson City School District Intermediate School, the Summer Funshop musical theatre program, and CCYT’s Performance Company. For the past thirty years, Edgar has directed and produced the Mac-Haydn Musical Theatre Workshop.

Bridget Elise Yingling

Bridget Elise Yingling is more than thrilled to be back at the Mac with her favorite people! Bridget Elise just recently graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, BFA. Favorite Mac-Haydn credits include: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Millie Dillmount) and 42ND STREET (Peggy Sawyer). Other favorites include LES MISERABLES (Eponine), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Wednesday) and Carnegie Hall. She was also a part of the regional premiere of SISTER ACT with Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse. Next, you can catch Bridget Elise playing the role of Missy in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Huge thanks to John and Monica! MDDJ—All my love!

Roles this Season

Little Red in Into The Woods
Velma Kelly in Chicago
Caitlin Wilayto

Caitlin Wilayto is so happy to be returning to MHT to play her dream role! You may have seen her in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Inga), 42ND STREET (Annie), or SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Lina). She is originally from Pepperell, MA and is a graduate from The Hartt School. Other credits: A CHORUS LINE (Judy), GYPSY (Dainty June), WEST SIDE STORY (Velma). She would like to send a huge thank you to her parents, MT13, KG and The Mac for their love and support! Follow me! @ caitwilayt

Roles this Season

Roxy Hart in Chicago
Kate Suppes

Kate Suppes is thrilled to be making her Mac-Haydn debut this summer! Originally from sunny California, she headed over to the east coast where she earned her BFA in musical theater at The Hartt School. After graduating last May, she quickly moved to NYC to pursue her dream! Since then, she has participated in multiple concerts and cabarets, including readings for new works.

Roles this Season

Mrs. Eynsford Hill in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Lead Nurse Lt. Genevieve Marshall in South Pacific
Prisoner, Reporter, et al in Chicago
Cinderella's Mother/Granny in Into The Woods
Tina, et al in Sister Act
Indian Ancestor in The Addams Family
Wayne Shuker

Wayne Shuker – New York Theatre: COMPANY (Tisch New Theatre), OOOO! (Nyuorican Poets Cafe), PINS AND NEEDLES (Joe), GRAND HOTEL (Zinnowitz), A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Baldy), BLOOMER GIRL (Wilfred Thrush). Wayne holds a BM from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from NYU Steinhardt.

Roles this Season

Quartet in My Fair Lady
Jimmy in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Lt. Cable in South Pacific
Master Of Ceremonies in Chicago
Julia Mosby

Julia Mosby returns to The Mac-Haydn Theatre after previously starring as Marian Paroo in THE MUSIC MAN and Woman #2 in SONDHEIM’S PUTTING IT TOGETHER in 2013. Regional credits include Betty Haynes in IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS (Arizona Broadway Theatre), the Northeast premiere of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (Ogunquit Playhouse), BILLY ELLIOT (Gateway Playhouse), SISTER ACT  (Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Music Circus). Julia received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Indiana University.

Roles this Season

The Witch in Into The Woods
Stephen Millett

Stephen Millett is originally from Pittsburgh, and graduated from Penn State University with a BM in vocal performance with a focus in dance. He has traveled the world performing on the high seas with Royal Caribbean and now resides in NYC. Recent credits include: GREASE (Sonny), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gus), HISTORY BOYS (Posner), and NEXT TO NORMAL (Dr. Madden).

Roles this Season

Quartet and Servants Chorus in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Professor in South Pacific
Aaron in Chicago
Jack in Into The Woods
TJ in Sister Act
Puritan Ancestor in The Addams Family
Lily Lewis

Lily Lewis – BPA Oklahoma City University, Columbus,
Ohio native, is thrilled to be performing at MHT! Regional:
WEST SIDE STORY (Velma), CRAZY FOR YOU (Tess), THE DROWSY CHAPARONE, GODSPELL (Peggy), 42ND STREET (Diane Lorimer), HELLO DOLLY, MISS SAIGON, THE WIZ. Much gratitude to Jeri Pinnell, Jo Rowan, extraordinary teachers and my loving parents.

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ensign Dinah Murphy in South Pacific
Hunyak in Chicago
Snow White in Into The Woods
Nun in Sister Act
Courtesan Ancestor in The Addams Family
Amy Laviolette

Amy Laviolette is elated to join The Mac-Haydn Theatre for the summer. A native of New Orleans, Amy received her BMA in vocal performance and music education. Recent credits: THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Off-Broadway, NYTF), A CHORUS LINE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Tulane Summer Lyric), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, and THE RAPE OF LUCETIA (LSU Opera), among many others.

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Female Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Ensign Janet MacGreggor in South Pacific
Annie in Chicago
Cinderella in Into The Woods
Nun in Sister Act
Flapper Ancestor in The Addams Family
Eryn LeCroy

Eryn LeCroy- National Tour: JEKYLL AND HYDE (Emma Carew). Other credits: INTO THE WOODS (Cinderella), STREET SCENE (Rose), L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Giannetta), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Katherina), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Elizabeth Bennet). As a soloist, Eryn has won honors in state, regional and national competitions awarding her opportunities to perform as a soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and with Peter Nero and the PHILLY POPS at Independence Hall. Awards: Presser Scholar, National YoungArts Foundation winner in voice, 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Young Encouragement Award. Education: BM, Oklahoma City University, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. @erynlecroy

Roles this Season

Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Eileen in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nicholas Kuhn

Nicholas Kuhn is beyond excited to be at MHT for the summer! Recent credits include THE LITTLE MERMAID, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Arizona Broadway Theatre), AMERICA’S SWEETHEART, WHOOPEE! (Musicals Tonight!). Nick would love to thank his wonderful parents and his beautiful Renee for all their continued love and support!

Roles this Season

Quartet in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Henry in South Pacific
Daniel Klingenstein

Daniel Klingenstein is thrilled to be joining Mac-Hadyn for the summer! Daniel most recently appeared in Emerson College’s GUYS AND DOLLS (Angie the Ox) where he is pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre (’18). Regional credits: LEGALLY BLONDE (U/S Aaron Schultz), CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Templeton), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Cowardly Lion) with the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

Roles this Season

Harry in My Fair Lady
Chief Berry in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Radio Operator Bob McCaffrey in South Pacific
Sergeant Fogarty in Chicago
Footman/Puppeteer in Into The Woods
Monsignor O'Hara in Sister Act
Sarah Kawalek

Sarah Kawalek is honored to make her Mac-Haydn debut! Favorite credits: SWEET CHARITY, WEST SIDE STORY (Velma), THE LITTLE MERMAID, GREASE (Marty), MARY POPPINS, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SPAMALOT (Lady of the Lake), PINKALICIOUS, FOR TONIGHT. “Love to my family and friends! For Devin.”

Roles this Season

Servant Chorus in My Fair Lady
Jeannie in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nurse in South Pacific
Nun in Sister Act
Flight Attendant Ancestor in The Addams Family
Shannon Haddock

Shannon Haddock is originally from Orlando, Florida and has been living and working in New York City for almost a decade. With a lifetime love of music, and a degree in Music Education/Trombone from the University of Central Florida, Shannon has been performing for over forty years. past roles include: Orlando: GUYS & DOLLS (General Cartwright), BIG RIVER (Miss Watson/Aunt Sally),Walt Disney Resort: FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING(Timon), FANTASMIC! (Swing). Regional: THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB (Sheree). New York: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Mrs. Hardcastle), THE SWORDSMAN’S LADY (Sybil), and the world premier of THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS (Official/Mother Fox). Shannon is thrilled to be joining the Mac-Haydn Theatre family.

Roles this Season

Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady
The Duchess in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Emily Louise Franklin

Emily Louise Franklin is very happy to be back at the Mac for another season! She is a rising junior musical theatre major at Pace University where she recently played Val in A CHORUS LINE. Tour: PINKALICIOUS, Regional: GYPSY (Dainty June), SHREK (Fiona), and THE PRODUCERS (Ulla). Love to the fam and Conor.

Roles this Season

Mona in Chicago
Lucinda in Into The Woods
Mary Robert in Sister Act
Wednesday in The Addams Family
Rasheem Ford

Rasheem Ford is ecstatic to be back performing at The Big Mac this season! He was last seen on stage here in RENT (Collins) and HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed). National Tour: SESAME STREET LIVEL LET’S DANCE! originating the role of Jordan. Favorite credits: DAMN YANKEES (Smokey), VIOLET (Flick), A CHORUS LINE (Richie), and KISS ME KATE (Paul). Rasheem is grateful for the constant love and support from his wonderful family and friends. Deepest thanks to Lynne, John, Monica, and Josh! www.RasheemFord. com

Roles this Season

Eddie in Sister Act
Andrew Jordan DeWitt

Andrew Jordan DeWitt is aware that these bios typically include the word “delighted.” he prefers “super pumped.” Jordan is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Roll Tide. Past credits include: THE ALTRUISTS (Ronald), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Algernon), THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Goldberg), and LEND ME A TENOR (Saunders)

Roles this Season

Lord Boxington in My Fair Lady
Cookie in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Stewpot in South Pacific
Amos Hart in Chicago
Cinderella's Father in Into The Woods
Ernie, et al in Sister Act
Mal Beineke in The Addams Family
Beatrice Crosbie

Beatrice Crosbie is excited to return to MHT having just completed the international Tour of NETwork’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Mrs Potts, Wardrobe u/s). Favorite credits: SHE LOVES ME (Amalia), THE ANDREWS BROS. (Peggy), SHREK (Fiona), and 42ND STREET (Phyllis). A big thank you to the cast and crew, and endless love to friends and family for their constant support!

Roles this Season

Billy in Nice Work If You Can Get It
June in Chicago
Rapunzel in Into The Woods
Mary Martin-Of-Tour in Sister Act
Bride Ancestor in The Addams Family
Carrie Cimma

Carrie Cimma is excited to return to the Mac-Haydn stage after last being seen as Adelaide in GUYS AND DOLLS. Nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her portrayal of Bridget Sullivan in LIZZIE, she has since reprised the role at TUTS, Village Theatre, and Portland Center Stage, as well as on the original concept recording (available on Amazon and iTunes). other credits include: Frank Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND, and the national tours of SWEENEY TODD (Lovett), THE WEDDING SINGER, OLIVER, and THE FULL MONTY. Regionally, she has been seen in COWGIRLS (Mickey), GREASE (Rizzo), CABARET (Fraulein Kost), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE… (Doatsey Mae), AVENUE Q (lefthander), and TOMMY (Mrs. Walker).

Roles this Season

Morticia in The Addams Family
Viveca Chow

Viveca Chow is excited to make her MHT debut! Originally from Hong Kong, Viveca recently graduated from Point Park University. Favorite credits: SOUTH PACIFIC, A 1940s RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL, SPELLING BEE, HECUBA. Endless thanks to everyone at MHT! Love to Mom, Dad and Matthew.

Roles this Season

Liat in South Pacific
Go-To-Hell Kitty in Chicago
Florinda in Into The Woods
Libby Bruno

Libby Bruno is thrilled to be returning to the Mac-Haydn stage to play one of her dream roles! Some of
her favorite credits include Charity in SWEET CHARITY, Reno in ANYTHING GOES, Jo in LITTLE WOMEN, and Millie in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Ms. Bruno attended Bowling Green State University where she graduated with a BMA in Music Education, but she is currently residing in Nantucket, MA. She most recently has been involved in staged readings of THE MONEY SHOT and the female version of THE ODD COUPLE. Libby would like to thank all of her loved ones for their love and support.

Roles this Season

The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods
Matthew Blum

Matthew Blum is ecstatic to be making his Mac-Haydn debut this season! He is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he studied musical theater, dance, and gender/social justice. Recent/favorite credits include WEST SIDE STORY (Bernardo), DON QUIXOTE (Basilio), and SPRING AWAKENING (Ernst). enjoy the Show!

Roles this Season

Jamie in My Fair Lady
Male Ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It
Yeoman Quale in South Pacific
Harry in Chicago
Milky White in Into The Woods
Cab Driver, et al in Sister Act
Gambler Ancestor in The Addams Family
Tickets on Sale January 1!

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We are so delighted to be taking a walk down memory lane to discover what it is that built the theatre!