Meet the cast
Meet The Band
Jessica Hansen - Violin
Jessica Hansen, 21, is a current college student at Mansfield University being the concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra. She has been playing violin since the age of 3, and will continue her college career as a Music Business major. She has played in the pit orchestras such as HELLO DOLLY and NEXT TO NORMAL. During her free time she enjoys to dance and exercise. She would also like to congratulate the cast for doing an excellent job on this musical!
Matt Klein - Guitar 2
Matt Klein is excited to be playing guitar 2 for American Idiot at CAP. He holds a degree in music education from the Crane School of Music and a master’s in music from LIU Post where he was awarded Outstanding Performance in Jazz Studies and Guitar Studies. He has also played guitar and bass for many CAP productions including Footloose, HAIR, Rent, Altar Boyz, Dogfight, Spring Awakening, 13, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Rocky Horror. In addition to performing he’s a music teacher for grades nursery through eighth at St. Joseph’s School in Ronkonkoma, and he teaches guitar and mandolin lessons at the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park. He’s also a member of the Local 802 AFM.
Bradley Bosenbeck - Violin
Whether composing and arranging for rock and pop music legends, performing and recording with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest television and film stars, concertizing with the classical music world’s leading and upcoming talents, or lending his unique abilities to the hottest Broadway shows, national television programs, and Grammy-Award winning albums—Bradley Bosenbeck is doing just about as much as one can with his musical gifts. Today, he is quickly emerging as one of the few professional musicians who can straddle multiple genres without missing a beat. He regularly moonlights in backing bands at numerous New York City clubs, including (Le) Poisson Rouge, 54 Below, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has taken solos with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Mark O’Connor. Bradley regularly performs in the orchestras for such Broadway musicals as The Phantom of the Opera, Matilda, Aladdin, and The Lion King.
Ryan Furrer - Viola
Ryan Furrer has been studying Viola and Violin for 16 years. After graduating from Islip High School he attended the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where he studied under Shelly Tramposh and then went on to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens where he studied with Greg Williams– at both schools he studied Music Education while heavily concentrated in performance.Ryan performs regularly at weddings, with local community orchestras and with local theatre groups. He has down shows such as: Spring Awakening, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. He also teaches his own private studio as well as in the Long Island Violin Shop. As a hobby Ryan enjoys singing and beatboxing (vocal percussion) in a cappella groups as well as arranging for different vocal groups.
Tiffany Jordan - Cello
Tiffany has been playing for theatrical productions across the region for more than 20 years. Favorite productions include: THE LAST 5 YEARS (Hofstra Grey Wig), SPRING AWAKNING (Smithtown), THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Smithtown), THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Smithtown), THE SUMMER OF ’42 (Smithtown), VIOLET (Smithtown), LES MISERABLES (Star Playhouse), INTO THE WOODS (Smithtown), DOGFIGHT (Second Stage Productions), WEST SIDE STORY (CM Productions). Recently, she has been appearing with Donny Most (Ralph Malph of “Happy Days”) in concerts across Long Island and NYC. When not playing shows, weddings, and concerts, Tiffany is an administrator for Hofstra University. Love to Michael and Lucas. For Natalie
Julian Maultsby - Drummer/Percussionist
Julian is honored to be part of the pit for this production of American Idiot at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. This will be his fifth CAP show he has played. He is from Elmont, and is the bassist of a Long Island based jam band, MEDICINE FISH. Past credits include "Javert" and "Enjolras" in LES MISERABLES, "Audrey II" in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, "Collins" in RENT, "Caiaphis" in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, "Barfée" in 25TH ANNUAL…SPELLING BEE, and "Ernie" in RUMORS. Julian would like to thank Matt DeMaria for having me in the pit, and would like to congratulate the cast and crew of this show for putting this up in such a short amount of time. Special congratulations to Eliana for getting the opportunity to direct and choreograph this show and make it as awesome as it is. Uber proud of you!
Meet The Creative Team
Diane Marmann - Stage Manager An attorney in Mineola by profession, but has been directing YPT and Children's Theater shows at CAP for over ten years. In addition to directing and stage managing, Diane has been in too many CAP productions to mention. She is the mother of two young adults, both of whom benefited greatly from the MTAA program and family atmosphere at CAP over the years.
Samantha Weiser (lights) is glad to be designing lights for this show. She has designed lights for over 28 productions over the past few years at cap, molloy and Plainview JFK high school. When not running lights, she's probably running sound
Thank you to everyone who helped make this show possible! Special thanks to Paul Lichtman, Donna Kleiner-Lichtman, Debbie Parker, Danielle Jenkin, Maddie Dezego, Templar Wright, Kimmy Immanuel, Bad Mary, and everyone else who made this show rock!