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!
Eoghan is back for his 4th season at the Mac! He has been with the Mac since 2019, putting on favorites like A Chorus Line, The Full Monty, Next to Normal, Forever Plaid, Xanadu, Beehive, Sunset Boulevard, Grease, Ragtime, and Oklahoma. NYC area credits: Rock of Ages, West Side Story, Elf: the Musical (Argyle Theatre), In My Own Little Corner (Broadway Arts Community), Steel Magnolias (Gallery Players), The Floorshow (Combustion Collective), and many shows with the Actors Studio Drama School (Pace University). Select regional credits: Mamma Mia, Matilda, Footloose, The Sound of Music, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket). When not stage managing or production managing, Eoghan works as a scenic carpenter and leathercrafter in the NYC area. Eoghanhartley.com
Amanda Calvin (she/her) grew up in the Columbia County area attending shows at the Mac-Haydn, and now has the honor of working with an incredible team to produce the musical theatre she’s always admired.
A recent graduate of Wagner College, Amanda holds a degree in arts administration with a journalism minor. She served as the president of Completely Student Productions (CSP), a student-run theatre company on campus, where she produced a variety of shows including LIZZIE: The Musical, The Wolves, The Laramie Project, Spring Awakening and various original works. She is a recipient of the Kendris Award in Expository and Journalistic Writing and Outstanding Service in Communication awards for her work as the editor of the Wagnerian, Wagner’s student newspaper.
Amanda has worked with various companies including Rattlestick Theater and Snug Harbor Cultural Center in New York City, and Upstate Scenic, Inc. here in Chatham. In addition to her work in theatrical administration, Amanda is an avid tap dancer and usually can be found hanging out with her cat, Bella. Many thanks to the MHT team for countless opportunities and laughs. @amandajcalvin
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. www.sarahkozma.com @sarahkozma
We are delighted to announce the cast for our first show of the season, Camelot.
Stepping into the role of King Arthur is Mac-Haydn favorite Gabe Belyeu, kicking off his tenth season in Chatham. Last summer, audiences enjoyed Gabe in Damn Yankees, Mamma Mia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Annie. Some of Gabe’s career highlights include the National Tours of Showboat and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley.
Madison Stratton returns to The Mac-Haydn as the beautiful and spirited Guenevere after her performance as Tonya in last season’s fan-favorite production of Mamma Mia. Madison’s New York theatre credits include Baby, A New Musical Off-Broadway and the National Tour of Ragtime.
Nick Miller makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Sir Lancelot. Nick was recently seen as Falstaff in Mixed Precipitation’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Plunkett in Utopia Opera’s Martha, and Judd in the Engeman Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which he will reprise in Mac-Haydn’s production in August.
John Saunders directs this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to close out our season. He is joined by Music Director Jillian Zack who’s known well to Mac-Haydn audiences. Jillian can’t wait: “I’m very excited to bring this expansive score to the intimate space of the Mac-Haydn. The show is packed full of hits and the chance to dissect them with fresh eyes and ears is thrilling!”
Saunders is excited to have the great team of Kevin Gleason and Andrew Gmoser together again for the final time this year. “Kevin and Andrew know our space so well that it is always exciting to see what we can come up with when recreating something from the classic repertoire.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver complete the task of bringing the farmers and the cowmen to life.
We are heading to skid row with a dynamic team led by Erin Spears Ledford whose direction Mac-Haydn audiences will remember from the fantastically fun Wedding Singer last season. “Little Shop of Horrors has long been a favorite of mine as it pairs my love of both musical comedy and the horror genre. I couldn’t think of a better venue to put up this show than the Mac- Haydn stage!”
She is joined by David Maglione, who Music Directs his fifth and final main stage show of the season. No doubt David will have to work closely with Sound Designer Corbin White on this one who is excited to build the sound world of the plant: “Crafting the sound for the monster plant in Little Shop will be a rewarding challenge as it has to be very refined, but it’s sure to be a lot of fun!”
Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver round out the team.
It’s an epic, devastatingly touching adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel and our creative team are extremely conscious of how poignant the message of Ragtime is right now. An award winning team leads the largest cast in the history of the Mac-Haydn Theatre.
The Berkshire Award winning combination of John Saunders and Sebastiani Romagnolo join forces again to put their stamp on this majestic show. Romagnolo is very aware of the powerful messages Ragtime represents: “The American Dream, different for each of us, is defined by our race, our class, our origins. Ragtime is a gorgeous revelation of that fact. It reminds us that the struggle for equality is never finished and that ultimately, it is our differences that make a stronger and better world. If ever there were a time for this tale, now is it!”
Saunders is excited to bring Ragtime to the Mac-Haydn family: “I can’t wait to work with this all-star team on this epic show. I have no doubt that it will be the show event of the summer.”
Jimm Halliday returns to Ragtime, having won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Costume Design for his Kennedy Center production of the work. David Maglione carries the conductors baton, creating the musical world of this incredible score which he knows will leave a lasting impact on all that hear it.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver team up again to fill out the turn of the century world of Ragtime.
“So many people know the story of Grease, the teenage epic of love, longing, and identity. I’m very excited to dig into this classic and find a fresh voice in it for a modern audience. Get ready for explosive dancing, heart pounding action, and the guttural power that is the story of the American Teen.”
Romagnolo, who received the Berkshire Theatre Award for his Hello Dolly! choreography two seasons ago, also choreographs the production and is joined by David Maglione as music director for the second time this season. Alison Zador costume designs her second show of the season and Kevin Gleason combines with Andrew Gmoser once again to produce the set and lighting designs.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver hit their stride for the fourth production of the season.
The master director of the Mac-Haydn takes on Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece and surrounds himself with an incredible team to carry off the task. The Sunset Boulevard team is all aces.
John Saunders has taken our productions in directions many could not have imagined over the past decade and this will be no exception. “It’s high time we had the ultimate diva Norma Desmond on our stage and this season it’s finally happening! I am thrilled to present Sunset Boulevard for the first time to the Mac-Haydn audience. With Andrew Lloyd Weber’s soaring and beautiful score, alongside this compelling story, I hope to make it a new favorite here.”
John is is joined by our incredibly inventive resident music supervisor David Maglione and we are excited to see how he presents one of music theatre’s most fascinating scores.
Ashley DeLane Burger returns to choreograph and Jimm Halliday creates the costumes from this iconic period in Hollywood’s history. Erin Kiernan and Andrew Gmoser team up for the second time this season to design sets and lighting.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver continue their work with us this season.
Curtains is a brand new show for our audiences and we welcome a brand new director to lead the production.
Courtney Laine Self has directed and choreographed throughout the United States in both theatre and musicals. John Saunders said of Courtney: “We are really excited to have her here. Both our performers and our audiences are going to love her creative energy.”
Bruce De La Cruz leads the pit in this wonderful score. “I’m very excited to be returning to the Mac-Haydn this summer! Digging into this score over the past few weeks has been so much fun and I can’t wait to get started working on it with the always amazing talent at the Mac.”
Our costumes are designed by the legendary Jimm Halliday whose biography speaks for itself.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver reprise their roles in this hillarious show that we know will be a fun surprise for our audiences.
Camelot opens our 51st season and we have assembled an awesome Creative Team, some of whom you know, and some of whom you are yet to discover.
After starring as Quasimodo in last years epic production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mac-Haydn favorite James Rodgers moves back to the directors chair. He last directed for us in our 2014 production of Sondheim’s Putting It Together. He is joined by choreographer Elizabeth McGuire who has an extensive background in immersive and innovative theatre that includes her work with ToUch Performance Art, a company she foundered.
Artistic Director John Saunders is excited about what these two artists will bring to the round table: “With their collective understanding of classical art forms and desire to present them in innovative ways while remaining true to the spirit of the material, James and Lizzie are a perfect combination for us. We’re really excited to see a Camelot that is unlike any we have presented before.”
Rodgers couldn’t be happier: “John has put together a fabulous team for this. Camelot is such an iconic show but so many aspects of this story are frighteningly relevant today. Hope, love, belief and the pitfalls of those things playout in very powerful ways in the political world of Camelot.”
The wonderful David Maglione, who will be with us all season as Music Supervisor, leads the musical forces and Alison Zador returns to design the costumes. The dynamic duo of Kevin Gleason and Andrew Gmoser join forces again for the set and lighting designs.
Some new faces round things out with Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver.
It promises to be an exciting opening to our Summer ’19 Season.