Tania Barrenechea

Tania is a scenic designer and artisan for the theatre. She received her B. Arch in architecture from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in 2015. Before beginning her MFA, she worked as an architect for 5 years in the architecture studio Vicca Verde in Lima, Peru.

She received her MFA in Scenic Design from the Pennsylvania State University. Production credits include A Little Night Music directed by Phillip Fazio and To kill a Mockingbird directed by Susan Schulman at The Pennsylvania State University. She has assisted Milagros Ponce de Leon in the Production of Miss you Like Hell at the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland and Life is a dream at the Gala Theatre in DC.

She is the Head of Design at the University of Central Arkansas and an Assistant Professor of design at the Film, Theatre and Creative Writing Department.

Creative Roles this Season

Set Designer - Godspell
Cydney Gleckner

Cydney Gleckner is overjoyed to return to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for her second summer season. In the upcoming fall, she will be a senior at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. She made her college MainStage debut her sophomore year as Carrie White in Carrie: The Musical. Other favorite roles include Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and “Bless the Lord” in Godspell. When she is not performing, Cydney enjoys cooking, cycling, playing with her dogs, and driving around in her Toyota RAV4. She wants to thank her parents, Coehl, Rosie, Belle, Jon, Michael, and the entire cast/crew at the Mac. Thank you all for the consistent guidance and endless support!

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Natalie in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Matthew Harper Stevenson

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Matthew Harper Stevenson is a Virginia native but now resides in NYC. He could recently be seen as Younger Brother in Ragtime (American Stage), Kenickie in Grease (Palace Theatre) and Eugene in Grease again! (Interlakes Summer Theater). After graduating from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Musical Theater and Dance, he would take part in different workshops in the city such as new musicals Like the Wind, Survival of St. Joan and My Pet Dragon. He would like specifically to thank his parents Bob and Laura for their endless support, his sisters Brittany and Erin for their undoubted love and reassurance and his beautiful girlfriend Sarah for inspiring him to be the best he can be every day. I love all of you! @mattsteves_

Roles this Season

Ren McCormack in Footloose
Von Schrieber/Party Guest in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell
Norm Waxman & Others in Jersey Boys
Stephanie Prestage

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Stephanie is an actor, singer, and dancer hailing from Clinton, North Carolina. She is ecstatic to be making her Mac-Haydn debut! Recent select credits include: Sandy Dumbrowski (GREASE), Cecily Cardew (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST), Jo March (LITTLE WOMEN), Campbell Davis (BRING IT ON!), Theresa (CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION), Brooke Wyndham (LEGALLY BLONDE), Young Maid (BERNARDA ALBA), and Suzannah (HAIR). She is a proud alum of the University of Michigan’s BFA Musical Theatre Class of 2023. Go Blue! Stephanie wants to thank her fabulous friends and family for supporting and following every story she tells, and her new Mac-Haydn team for an exciting summer. Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting the arts. Insta: @stephprestage / stephanieprestage.com

Roles this Season

Ariel Moore in Footloose
Nun/Party Guest/New Postulant in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell
Francine Valli & Others in Jersey Boys
Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes
Alessandra Alcala

Alessandra Alcala is a Southern California native and very excited to be on this side of the country for the Mac-Haydn’s 2023 Season! Most recently she served as the Music Assistant/Keyboard Sub for Center Theatre Group’s revival of “The Secret Garden” at LA’s Ahmanson Theatre. Other credits: Great American Melodrama (Resident MD/Composer/Arranger), SLO REP (MD: Xanadu, The Marvelous Wonderettes), Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Asst. MD: The Secret Garden, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, MD: Chicago). She is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Music, and studied Choral Music/Conducting through the Delaware Choral Symposium in Provence, France. When not behind the keyboard, you can catch her playing this weird instrument called the fife – select performances include: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Universal Studios, and Disneyland. Alessandra is a member of Maestra Music and the American Federation of Musicians. @alessandra.alcala

Creative Roles this Season

Asst. Music Director - 42nd Street
Asst. Music Director - Footloose
Asst. Music Director - The Sound of Music
Asst. Music Director - Godspell
Asst. Music Director - Jersey Boys
Kassi McMillan

Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut

Kassi McMillan is overjoyed to be making her Mac-Haydn Theatre debut this summer! Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL she currently attends the University of Cincinnati (CCM) and will be a Senior Musical Theatre major this fall. Her favorite CCM credits include Anna in Spring Awakening, Melpomene in Xanadu, and Honoria in Rocket Science. She is the 2019 Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award Winner for Best Actress as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. In addition to appearing onstage, you can catch her as Gina in Henry Danger on Nickelodeon. Besides theatre, Kassi loves to bake and decorate cakes and play with her three dogs. She would like to thank her parents and sister for their constant love and support!

Roles this Season

Lorraine in 42nd Street
Rusty in Footloose
Frau Schmidt/Nun in The Sound of Music
Cast in Godspell
Jake Koch

 

Hailing from Wisconsin, Jake Koch is absolutely overjoyed to be returning to Chatham this summer. Last summer, you may have seen Jake in the Mac’s 42nd Street (Bert), Footloose (Willard), The Sound of Music (Franz), and Godspell (“We Beseech Thee”). Jake is rising Senior at Manhattan School of Music and is a proud student of Sam McKelton’s voice studio. He was most recently seen in MSM’s Bye Bye Birdie (Mrs. Peterson), Paperboy (Willie, u/s Paperboy) and Valentino’s Tango (Ensemble, u/s Jesse Lasky). Some of his other credits include The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Hairspray (I.Q.), Les Misérables (Thénardier) and the world premiere production of Goosebumps the Musical (Zeke). Jake would love to thank John, Eric, Tori, and the entire Mac-Haydn family for another incredible summer at his favorite place! IG: @jakeolantern

Roles this Season

Joey in Sister Act
Ensemble in Rent
Dean Hyde in All Shook Up
Shylock in Something Rotten
Bella DePaola

Bella DePaola is so excited to return to The Mac Haydn Theatre! Past credits include Val (A Chorus Line), Anytime Annie/Dance Captain (42nd Street), Turn Back O’Man/Dance Captain (Godspell), Becky Two Shoes/u/s Penelope Pennywise (Urinetown), Lorriane/Lead Angel/Dance Captain (Jersey Boys), Betty Blast/u/s Ariel/Dance Captain (Footloose), Susan Hershy/u/s Georgie Bukatinski (The Full Monty), and Ensemble (Kiss Me Kate). She is a recent graduate of Pace University’s Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance Programs and was seen in productions like Into the Woods as Jack’s Mom u/s Baker’s Wife, and Pippin as Player u/s Fastrada. Bella would love to thank her family and friends, especially her two parents, for supporting her along her journey. Keep up with her instagram for future adventures: @belladepaola

Roles this Season

Graziella in West Side Story
Dance Captain for West Side Story
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Trey Compton

Trey Compton (Director, Godspell) is thrilled to return to The Mac having directed Urinetown last summer. A New York City based director, regional directing credits include: The Fulton, Riverside, Engeman, Millbrook, Lincoln Park, and Cortland Repertory (SALT Award- 2019.) As an assistant or associate director, Off-Broadway credits include Yank! (The York) and White’s Lies (New World Stages.) Also, multiple credits regionally at Seattle 5th Avenue, Goodspeed, and The Ogunquit Playhouse. He has directed at various Universities and Colleges including Penn, Georgetown, Stephens, Nazareth, and his alma mater, Pace University. Most recently, he was the associate director on Austen’s Pride in concert at Carnegie Hall. Upcoming: Productions of Misery at Fort Peck Theatre and The Fulton. treycompton.com

Creative Roles this Season

Director - Godspell
Eric Shorey

Eric is thrilled to return to MHT for his 3rd season. He is delighted for audiences to experience the incredible talents of the entire company. His music direction at MHT include Urinetown, Next To Normal, Footloose, Godspell, and last season’s smash hit Jersey Boys. He also proudly music directed the Berkshire Theatre Award Winning A Call To Places starring Gabe Belyeu. Elsewhere, Eric has music directed productions of My Way, Scrooge, A Man of No Importance, and numerous concerts and cabarets. As an actor, Eric has been seen across the country and internationally in productions of Cats, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Disney On Classic in Japan, to name a few. Eric would like to thank John, James, and the entire MHT family for their constant support. For Eric and Henry.

Creative Roles this Season

Music Supervisor
Music Director - West Side Story
Music Supervisor - Sister Act
Music Director - Rent
Music Supervisor - All Shook Up
Music Director - Something Rotten
Music Director - The Fantasticks
Amber Mawande-Spytek

Amber is a New York Based Performer and is always stoked to be back at the Mac! Her passion is to create waves of art in musical theatre and in the performance industry as a whole, expanding the hearts and minds of theatre lovers everywhere. Her recent credits include Godspell (Uzo), Next to Normal (Natalie), Xanadu (Erato), and Pippin (Leading Player). She has received multiple Berkie Nominations throughout her time here at the Mac-Haydn as well as a recent Nomination for best Actress in a Musical at the New York Theatre Festival. Lots of thanks to her friends and family who are always supporting her endeavors and cheering her on. You can follow Amber on Instagram or Tiktok at @amber.mawande

Roles this Season

Sister Mary Theresa in Sister Act
Joanne Jefferson in Rent
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Minstrel inSomething Rotten
Anthony Velez

Anthony Michael Velez is so grateful to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for their 2024 Season. This will be his fourth season in a row here! You might remember his past roles as Paul San Marco (A Chorus Line), Sancho (Man of La Mancha) and Arpad Laszlo (She Loves Me) at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut as a Standby/Swing in El Otro Oz at the Atlantic Theatre. Anthony was the recipient of the 2019 National Youth Arts Awards for Best Actor in a Musical as Jack Kelly in Newsies (Pied Piper Youth Theatre). When he’s not on stage, Anthony works as a Teaching Artist for Broadway Bound Kids. He would like to thank his family and friends for always supporting his passion for the arts.
IG: @anthonyvelezzz

Roles this Season

Moose in West Side Story
TJ in Sister Act
Angel in Rent
Ensemble in All Shook Up
Ensemble in Something Rotten
Andrew Burton Kelley

Andrew Burton Kelley is ecstatic to be returning for his 5th season here at The Mac! Past Mac-Haydn credits include Xanadu (Sonny), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), and She Loves Me (Kodlay), to name a few. Other Credits: National Tour; Waitress. Cruise Ships; Cranival Cruise Lines (Carnival Victory, Production Singer), The Company Men (Man 2). Regional; Waitress (Ogunquit), Grease (Palace Theatre), A Chorus Line (The Argyle, Palace Theatre), Xanadu (Cortland Repertory), Rent (Firehouse Center for the arts), and itch Albom’s original musical, Hockey!-The New Musical (Detroit City Theatre). He is forever grateful to his family, FSE, his amazing wife and fellow actor Rachel, and the sweetest kitten to ever exsist, Eloise. IG;@thereal_abk

Roles this Season

Mark Cohen in Rent
Elizabeth McGuire

Elizabeth McGuire is a dancer, choreographer, and arts advocate living in NYC. In 2011, Elizabeth Co-Founded ToUch Performance Art, a dance-theater company that specializes in immersive and multi-disciplinary performances, and has produced over 50 shows as Co-Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer. She has choreographed at the Signature Theater, the Connelly Theater, AMDA, and the Manhattan School of Music. Elizabeth serves as Executive Director for Broadway Bound Kids, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to arts education in NYC. At the Mac, she has choreographed Camelot, Pippin, Urinetown, Full Monty, the Sound of Music and Godspell. She is thrilled to be back for her FIFTH(!) summer at MHT and is infinitely grateful to John and the community for having her! www.mcguiremoves.com

Creative Roles this Season

Associate Director/Choreographer - West Side Story
Choreographer - Rent
Emily Allen

Emily Grace Allen is so happy to be returning to the Mac-Haydn Theatre once again! Emily just graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and is so excited to take the next step in her artistic journey. During the year, she kept busy working and training. She had the opportunity to train at the 30 Rock Wig Shop working on things for SNL and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She also performed as a featured dancer in the ensemble of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Marymount. Coming off of graduation, Emily is so thankful for all the opportunities and the support from her family and peers that have helped her to get to where she is. Sending all the love and gratitude to Mom and Dad, John, Caitlin, and the entire family at the Mac! emilygraceallen.com

Roles this Season

Ensemble in Rent
Swing in The Fantasticks

Creative Roles this Season

Hair/Wig & Makeup Designer - West Side Story
Angela Carstensen

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.
angelacarstensen.com

Creative Roles this Season

Costume Designer- The Sound of Music
Costume Designer - Godspell
Conor Robert Fallon

Conor is beyond thrilled to be back at the Mac! After last year’s productions of Jersey Boys (Tommy Devito) and Godspell (Jesus) he has been counting the minutes until he could tread the boards again of this amazing theater he calls home. He can’t wait to tackle a favorite show of his, The Fantasticks and to get to work with John and Eric and the rest of the creative teams on a musical very close to his heart. Thanks to all his friends and family for there years of support and encouragement. A special thanks to his Mother and Father, John and Kathleen, his siblings Sean, Cait and Ryan. His niece Nora and his lovely girlfriend Lydia. Social media: @conorrobertfallon

Roles this Season

Cast in Something Rotten