The Musicians

David Maglione

Music Director / Keyboards

David Maglione (Musical Director, Arranger): Dave is a New Jersey based composer, lyricist, music director, orchestrator, and theater nerd. He is the music director at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Montclair High School, as well as a pianist at Montclair State University. Happy to be back at the Mac for his second season! Favorite shows (as MD/AMD) include: Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, and Peter Pan, to name a few. Currently developing a new musical entitled The Only Way Out, a story of injustice in 1960’s England. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. @Dmaggs12

David’s original musical WENDY’S SHADOW will have it’s world premiere as part of the Mac-Haydn 2018 Children’s Theatre Season.

Jillian Zack

Music Director / Keyboards

Jillian Zack was most recently Music Director for The Sound of Music at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Assistant Faculty at the Juilliard School. Jillian also performs as a recital partner throughout the US, UK and New Zealand, and maintains a full vocal coaching studio in NYC. Past shows: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Spamalot (MHT) Baby (Theatre Row), Annie Get Your Gun (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket), The Full Monty (TWN), Into the Woods (TWN). Concert venues include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Degrees from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.

Brandon Bromsey

Drums / Percussion

Brandon Bromsey is very excited to be a member of the Mac-Haydn’s 50th season! A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Brandon holds his BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music and will pursue a MM in Percussion Performance at Northwestern University this fall. He is thrilled to be playing for this season’s productions of Damn Yankees, Funny Girl, and Cabret .

Bruce De La Cruz

Keyboards

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.

Erika Friedman

Reeds

Erika is excited to be joining the company at Mac-Haydn this season as one of the Reed players in the orchestra. She holds education and performance degrees from Ithaca College (B.M. in Music Education and Saxophone Performance) and New Jersey City University (M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance). Her most recent and memorable musical experiences include the National Tours of “The Producers”, “Annie” and “The Bodyguard”.

Joseph Christianson

Horns

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.

Mitchell Martin

Reeds

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.

Noelle Rueschman

Reed Doubler

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!