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.
Bethany Marx is an Associate Professor of Theatre specializing in Costume Design at SUNY Oneonta in Upstate New York. She has been designing costumes for select Mac-Haydn productions since 2017, including Hello, Dolly!, Oklahoma, Mamma Mia, The Wedding Singer, She Loves Me, Urinetown, and Next to Normal. Bethany has also designed for Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, and others. She holds a BFA from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bethany teaches courses in costume design, construction, and history and designs two to three productions annually for SUNY Oneonta. She also enjoys making costumes and cosplaying with her husband and daughter.
Angela Carstensen is thrilled to be back at The Mac for a sixth year! Broadway credits include Funny Girl. TV credits include The Food That Built America, History Channel. Regional Theatre costume design credits include, The Legend of Georgia McBride (Ivoryton Playhouse), Footloose (Theatre Workshop Nantucket). Previous Mac-Haydn costume design credits include: Xanadu & The Full Monty (2022), Pippin (2021), Cabaret (2018), Saturday Night Fever & Spamalot (2017) and South Pacific (2016). In addition to working in costume shops, Angela spent three years on the road with national tours: Waitress, The Spongebob Musical, and The Sound of Music. You might recall Angela briefly being on stage last year when her now fiancé, Anthony proposed during the run of Kiss Me Kate.
Beginning with Annie in 1984, Jimm has been a fixture here at The Mac for 33 seasons, having designed over 185 MainStage musicals. With the NETworks Touring Group, Jimm has been the Costume Director for over 25 National Tours since 1999, including Victor/Victoria with Toni Tennille, Annie at Madison Square Garden with Katie Lee Gifford, Bully with John Davidson, and Sweet Charity with Molly Ringwold. Jimm was the US Costume Associate for the last National Tour of Les Misérables and the Costume Director for the Toronto production of the show, which then transferred to Broadway. He also was Costume Director for the Kennedy Center production of Ragtime, winning the Helen Hayes Award for Best Costume Design. This fall Jimm will be working on the National Tours of The Sound of Music and The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Special thanks to the amazing collection of cutters, stitchers, wardrobe and wig designers that have made these productions come to life, and to Lynne, John and Monica for always being there.