Meet the cast

Jared Grossman(Will) is thrilled to have come full circle performing one of the first albums he ever bought by the first band he ever saw in concert. Jared is a rising senior at Molloy College, where he studies English and New Media and is president of the Performing Arts Club. When not gracing the Cap stage, you may find him staring at a blank computer screen in the basement of Molloy's Wilbur building getting no work done, or flinging rubber bands onto ski poles at his ski shop of employment. He plays the guitar, bass, and drums, but has never been in a band.

Jared Grossman(Will) is thrilled to have come full circle performing one of the first albums he ever bought by the first band he ever saw in concert. Jared is a rising senior at Molloy College, where he studies English and New Media and is president of the Performing Arts Club. When not gracing the Cap stage, you may find him staring at a blank computer screen in the basement of Molloy's Wilbur building getting no work done, or flinging rubber bands onto ski poles at his ski shop of employment. He plays the guitar, bass, and drums, but has never been in a band.

Michael Visconti (Johnny) Michael is a recent graduate of Molloy College who studied Film Making and Animation. Recent Stage Credits include St. Jimmy (American Idiot), Moritz (Spring Awakening) , Roger (Rent), Rob (High Fidelity), and Robbie (The Wedding Singer) to name a few. Michael is beyond excited to step onto the CAP stage once again and perform this powerhouse with some of his best friends!

Michael Visconti (Johnny)
Michael is a recent graduate of Molloy College who studied Film Making and Animation. Recent Stage Credits include St. Jimmy (American Idiot), Moritz (Spring Awakening) , Roger (Rent), Rob (High Fidelity), and Robbie (The Wedding Singer) to name a few. Michael is beyond excited to step onto the CAP stage once again and perform this powerhouse with some of his best friends!

Michael Marmann (Tunny) is going to be a sophomore at Molloy College, pursuing at BFA in Theatre Arts through the CAP21 conservatory in NYC. He is so excited to be back home at CAP this summer with the opportunity to perform one of his favorite shows. Most recently you may have seen him on the CAP stage as Chad in "All Shook Up" or as Chuck in "Footloose," but some of his other credits include: "Bring it On" (Randall), "Little Shop of Horrors" (Seymour), "West Side Story" (Tony), "Dogfight" (Boland) & "Spring Awakening" (Melchior). Michael had a brief stint on "Saturday Night Live" in the 3rd grade, but quickly left the show due to creative differences. A huge thanks to Eliana, Matt, Tony, Diane, and this entire cast for all their hard work, and of course to the T-Rex from "Jurrasic Park" for being awesome.

Michael Marmann (Tunny) is going to be a sophomore at Molloy College, pursuing at BFA in Theatre Arts through the CAP21 conservatory in NYC. He is so excited to be back home at CAP this summer with the opportunity to perform one of his favorite shows. Most recently you may have seen him on the CAP stage as Chad in "All Shook Up" or as Chuck in "Footloose," but some of his other credits include: "Bring it On" (Randall), "Little Shop of Horrors" (Seymour), "West Side Story" (Tony), "Dogfight" (Boland) & "Spring Awakening" (Melchior). Michael had a brief stint on "Saturday Night Live" in the 3rd grade, but quickly left the show due to creative differences. A huge thanks to Eliana, Matt, Tony, Diane, and this entire cast for all their hard work, and of course to the T-Rex from "Jurrasic Park" for being awesome.

Mike Staub (St. Jimmy) is pumped to make his debut on the CAP stage in American Idiot. As a child of the 1990s, he grew up with Green Day in his discman on constant repeat, so being able to perform these songs on stage has always been a dream of his. While this is the first time Mike will be on stage since High School, he is an active musician and performs bass/vocals in New York Punk Band, Bad Mary. Bad Mary has performed all over the NY area and recently performed at The Vans Warped Tour at Jones Beach. Mike hopes that this is just the beginning of his stage and acting career as this process has been incredibly fun for him. He thanks the wonderful cast and crew, his beautiful fiance Amanda (Whatsername), and his family, for without them this wouldn't be possible. Rage and Love.

Mike Staub (St. Jimmy) is pumped to make his debut on the CAP stage in American Idiot. As a child of the 1990s, he grew up with Green Day in his discman on constant repeat, so being able to perform these songs on stage has always been a dream of his. While this is the first time Mike will be on stage since High School, he is an active musician and performs bass/vocals in New York Punk Band, Bad Mary. Bad Mary has performed all over the NY area and recently performed at The Vans Warped Tour at Jones Beach. Mike hopes that this is just the beginning of his stage and acting career as this process has been incredibly fun for him. He thanks the wonderful cast and crew, his beautiful fiance Amanda (Whatsername), and his family, for without them this wouldn't be possible. Rage and Love.

Amanda (Whatsername) is thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage after a fifty year hiatus. Previous theater credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier), and Reefer Madness (Mary Lane). Currently, Amanda spends most of her time writing and performing with NY punk band Bad Mary. They were last seen at Vans Warped Tour at Jones Beach, and they have a new album due out in the fall. Thank you to everyone in the cast for making her CAP return so much fun, to Eliana, Tony, and Matt for this opportunity, friends and family for all of their support, and to her fiancé Mike (St. Jimmy). RAGEANDLOVE.

Amanda (Whatsername) is thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage after a fifty year hiatus. Previous theater credits include The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier), and Reefer Madness (Mary Lane). Currently, Amanda spends most of her time writing and performing with NY punk band Bad Mary. They were last seen at Vans Warped Tour at Jones Beach, and they have a new album due out in the fall. Thank you to everyone in the cast for making her CAP return so much fun, to Eliana, Tony, and Matt for this opportunity, friends and family for all of their support, and to her fiancé Mike (St. Jimmy). RAGEANDLOVE.

Steffy Jolin (Extraordinary Girl) graduated from Adelphi University with a BS in Music/Vocal Performance. She has been a part of various productions all over Long Island over the past 4 years. Most recently you may have seen her in CAP's productions of All Shook Up (Lorraine) or Footloose (Urleen/Dancer). Other credits include Once on this Island (Ti Moune), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Hairspray (Lil Inez, Dynamite, Motormouth Maybelle), Legally Blonde (Pilar), In the Heights (Vanessa, Carla), Seussical (Bird Girl), Ragtime (Sarah), West Side Story (Consuela), Princess and the Frog (Tiana), Hair (Tribe Member). Steffy would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support! Much love to such an amazing cast!!

Steffy Jolin (Extraordinary Girl) graduated from Adelphi University with a BS in Music/Vocal Performance. She has been a part of various productions all over Long Island over the past 4 years. Most recently you may have seen her in CAP's productions of All Shook Up (Lorraine) or Footloose (Urleen/Dancer). Other credits include Once on this Island (Ti Moune), Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), Hairspray (Lil Inez, Dynamite, Motormouth Maybelle), Legally Blonde (Pilar), In the Heights (Vanessa, Carla), Seussical (Bird Girl), Ragtime (Sarah), West Side Story (Consuela), Princess and the Frog (Tiana), Hair (Tribe Member). Steffy would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support! Much love to such an amazing cast!!

Alyssa Caracciolo is thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage as Heather in ‘American Idiot!’ She was last seen here at CAP as Wednesday in ‘The Addams Family.’ Favorite credits include: Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Chris Hargensen (the regional premiere of Carrie: The Musical), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Sandy (Grease), Amber (Hairspray), Eponine (Les Miserables), Nina (In the Heights), Natalie (All Shook Up), Marcy (Spelling Bee), Learn Your Lessons Well (Godspell), and Nikki (2 A.M.). She would like to thank Eliana, Tony, Matt, Diane and the incredible cast and band for all of their hard work, especially her partner in crime and double trouble, Sarah. Special thanks to Kimmy, Dee, and Em. Eliana: it’s been an immense honor to live my dream through yours; five years in the making! Rage and love, Idiots. She would also like to extend huge thanks to her family and friends for their undying support and love. SMB; my beating heart belongs to you. This one and every one is for NPM<3.

Alyssa Caracciolo is thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage as Heather in ‘American Idiot!’ She was last seen here at CAP as Wednesday in ‘The Addams Family.’ Favorite credits include: Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Chris Hargensen (the regional premiere of Carrie: The Musical), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Sandy (Grease), Amber (Hairspray), Eponine (Les Miserables), Nina (In the Heights), Natalie (All Shook Up), Marcy (Spelling Bee), Learn Your Lessons Well (Godspell), and Nikki (2 A.M.). She would like to thank Eliana, Tony, Matt, Diane and the incredible cast and band for all of their hard work, especially her partner in crime and double trouble, Sarah. Special thanks to Kimmy, Dee, and Em. Eliana: it’s been an immense honor to live my dream through yours; five years in the making! Rage and love, Idiots. She would also like to extend huge thanks to her family and friends for their undying support and love. SMB; my beating heart belongs to you. This one and every one is for NPM<3.

Sarah Berger (Heather) is super excited to be returning to the CAP stage after a super boring 2 year hiatus. Some favorites include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre), Les Miserables (Fantine), Carrie (Norma Watson), and Hair (Jeanie/Sheila). Sarah spends her days behind a styling chair, and her evenings with her amazing boyfriend, and amazing pets! Much much love to Eliana, Tony, Matt, the real Diane Marmann and this amazing cast of rock stars!!! RAGE&LOVE!!

Sarah Berger (Heather) is super excited to be returning to the CAP stage after a super boring 2 year hiatus. Some favorites include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre), Les Miserables (Fantine), Carrie (Norma Watson), and Hair (Jeanie/Sheila). Sarah spends her days behind a styling chair, and her evenings with her amazing boyfriend, and amazing pets! Much much love to Eliana, Tony, Matt, the real Diane Marmann and this amazing cast of rock stars!!! RAGE&LOVE!!

Oliver Mayes (Theo, U/S St. Jimmy) is stoked to be back at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, where he played Roger in RENT and the Lounge Singer in Dogfight last summer! Other recent theatre and concert credits: NYMF's Beyond Words Concert, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Grease (Doody), A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog), She Loves Me, Dogfight (Boland), The Music of Maglione & Ruiz: #thestruggle, Bare: A Pop Opera (Jason), HAIR (Hubert/Steve), All's Fair (Barker), An Arctic Tale (Nat; World Premiere). BFA MT graduate of AMDA.

Oliver Mayes (Theo, U/S St. Jimmy) is stoked to be back at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, where he played Roger in RENT and the Lounge Singer in Dogfight last summer! Other recent theatre and concert credits: NYMF's Beyond Words Concert, 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, Grease (Doody), A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog), She Loves Me, Dogfight (Boland), The Music of Maglione & Ruiz: #thestruggle, Bare: A Pop Opera (Jason), HAIR (Hubert/Steve), All's Fair (Barker), An Arctic Tale (Nat; World Premiere). BFA MT graduate of AMDA.

Gina Salvia (Alysha) is a musical director by day and a performer by night! She has performed many roles including: Miss Sandra (All Shook Up), Maureen (RENT), Marcy (Dogfight), Sheila (Hair), Sheila (A Chorus Line) and many more! Gina loves sharing her training and knowledge with her CAP students when she's not performing...and she loves it even more when her students come out to see her in the Shows!! 😜

Gina Salvia (Alysha) is a musical director by day and a performer by night! She has performed many roles including: Miss Sandra (All Shook Up), Maureen (RENT), Marcy (Dogfight), Sheila (Hair), Sheila (A Chorus Line) and many more! Gina loves sharing her training and knowledge with her CAP students when she's not performing...and she loves it even more when her students come out to see her in the Shows!! 😜

Danielle Jenkin (Ensemble) is so excited to back on the CAP stage performing in American Idiot. As a rising senior at Hofstra University, Danielle is studying Televison Production with a minor in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include: Mimi (RENT), Eponine (Les Mis), Rona (Spelling Bee), Columbia (Rocky Horror), Amber (Hairspray) and many more!

Danielle Jenkin (Ensemble) is so excited to back on the CAP stage performing in American Idiot. As a rising senior at Hofstra University, Danielle is studying Televison Production with a minor in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include: Mimi (RENT), Eponine (Les Mis), Rona (Spelling Bee), Columbia (Rocky Horror), Amber (Hairspray) and many more!

Danielle Coutieri (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to back at CAP for another amazing show! Favorite theater credits include: Rizzo (Grease), Sharpay (High School Musical), Mayzie La Bird (Seussical), Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious), Miss Flannery (Thouroughly Modern Millie) and many more. Danielle is a dance teacher, theater teacher and choreographer all around Long Island! Hugs and kisses to mommy and padre for constant love and support! Danielle can't wait for this show and really hopes everyone comes out to support such an outstanding cast!

Danielle Coutieri (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to back at CAP for another amazing show! Favorite theater credits include: Rizzo (Grease), Sharpay (High School Musical), Mayzie La Bird (Seussical), Pinkalicious (Pinkalicious), Miss Flannery (Thouroughly Modern Millie) and many more. Danielle is a dance teacher, theater teacher and choreographer all around Long Island! Hugs and kisses to mommy and padre for constant love and support! Danielle can't wait for this show and really hopes everyone comes out to support such an outstanding cast!

Zach Russo is a rising senior at Marist College with a Communications major and a Music minor. Past credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Buck Barrow), All Shook Up (Chad), Gypsy (Herbie), Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), 12 Angry Men (Number Four), Our Town (Howie Newsome), and others. He has also performed in Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and Carnegie Hall with the Marist Chamber Choir. Zach is so excited to help take on this show and bring the music he knew so well growing up to life! He's loved getting to know the cast and would like to thank Eliana, Tony, and Matt for their hard work on this production as well as his parents and friends for all their support.

Zach Russo is a rising senior at Marist College with a Communications major and a Music minor. Past credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Buck Barrow), All Shook Up (Chad), Gypsy (Herbie), Wait Until Dark (Harry Roat), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), 12 Angry Men (Number Four), Our Town (Howie Newsome), and others. He has also performed in Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and Carnegie Hall with the Marist Chamber Choir. Zach is so excited to help take on this show and bring the music he knew so well growing up to life! He's loved getting to know the cast and would like to thank Eliana, Tony, and Matt for their hard work on this production as well as his parents and friends for all their support.

Jared Glazer (Ensemble) is happy to be back on the CAP stage. You have previously seen him this summer in All Shook Up and Footloose, with other credits including Oliver, Ragtime, Rent, Bye Bye Biride, as well as numerous others as well as being on staff. Jared is heading into last year of graduate school receiving his masters in music education from NYU. Jared would like to thank Eliana, Tony, Matt, and Diane for the opportunity to be a part of this special show. Hope you have the time of your lives!

Jared Glazer (Ensemble) is happy to be back on the CAP stage. You have previously seen him this summer in All Shook Up and Footloose, with other credits including Oliver, Ragtime, Rent, Bye Bye Biride, as well as numerous others as well as being on staff. Jared is heading into last year of graduate school receiving his masters in music education from NYU. Jared would like to thank Eliana, Tony, Matt, and Diane for the opportunity to be a part of this special show. Hope you have the time of your lives!

Em Varney (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is currently pursuing a B.A in Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. She is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage, especially with a show as epic as American Idiot! Favorite theatre credits include RENT (Maureen), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Hair (Dionne), Carrie (Frieda), and West Side Story (Velma) among others. Many thanks to Eliana, Tony, Matt, Diane, and this incredible cast for making this show so special!

Em Varney (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is currently pursuing a B.A in Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. She is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the CAP stage, especially with a show as epic as American Idiot! Favorite theatre credits include RENT (Maureen), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Hair (Dionne), Carrie (Frieda), and West Side Story (Velma) among others. Many thanks to Eliana, Tony, Matt, Diane, and this incredible cast for making this show so special!

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 OperaMatildaAladdin, 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 AwakeningBeauty and the BeastFiddler 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

Eliana K-Lichtman - Director and Choreographer  Eliana has been with the CAP Center since 2001. She grew up taking classes in the MTAA program. She has been teaching at the Cultural Art Playhouse since 2008, and has also choreographed and directed a number of the YPT and Mainstage productions. As a performer and a director/ choreographer she has been a part of over 100 productions here at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Aside from CAP, she also choreographs at several theaters across Long Island as well as Molloy College, Harborfields High School, Half Hollow Hills High School East, and she is the Director of the theater program at West Side School in Cold Spring Harbor. Most recently she was also the Assistant to the Director for How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden where she worked under Director Matt August. She has studied with world renowned choreographers Derek Mitchell, Kristin Sudeikis, Ginger Cox, and Emmy Award Winner Mia Michaels. Eliana likes to bring fun, new, and unique techniques into her classes. There is nothing more that she loves more than performing, and she hopes to impart that joy of theater and dance to all of her students and cast members.

Eliana K-Lichtman - Director and Choreographer 

Eliana has been with the CAP Center since 2001. She grew up taking classes in the MTAA program. She has been teaching at the Cultural Art Playhouse since 2008, and has also choreographed and directed a number of the YPT and Mainstage productions. As a performer and a director/ choreographer she has been a part of over 100 productions here at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Aside from CAP, she also choreographs at several theaters across Long Island as well as Molloy College, Harborfields High School, Half Hollow Hills High School East, and she is the Director of the theater program at West Side School in Cold Spring Harbor. Most recently she was also the Assistant to the Director for How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden where she worked under Director Matt August. She has studied with world renowned choreographers Derek Mitchell, Kristin Sudeikis, Ginger Cox, and Emmy Award Winner Mia Michaels. Eliana likes to bring fun, new, and unique techniques into her classes. There is nothing more that she loves more than performing, and she hopes to impart that joy of theater and dance to all of her students and cast members.

Matthew DeMaria - Musical Director/Conductor Having just come off of playing “Will” in Second Stage Productions’ AMERICAN IDIOT he is excited to strap on his bass and play with some of the most talented musicians he knows as well as perform with one of the most talented casts he’s ever had the privilege to work with.  In the past you might have seen him on stage as “Judas” in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, “Jean Valjean” in LES MISERABLES, or “Gary Coleman” in AVENUE Q. (Yes, for real.)  As a musical director he’s had the privilege of working on a wide variety of shows ranging from the classics, OKLAHOMA for Kellenberg Memorial High School and WEST SIDE STORY for Kids Performing Who Kare to contemporary shows such as SPRING AWAKENING here at CAP.   He’s beyond honored to work beside Tony Frangipane and Eliana K-Lichtman as they both share his undying passion for theater and bring to the table new and brilliant ideas.  He’d like to thank his Mom and Aunt as always for being supportive in every endeavor.  He’d also like to thank Kate for continuing to put up with the hundreds of times he’s said “I can’t…I have rehearsal.”  www.mattdemaria.com

Matthew DeMaria - Musical Director/Conductor

Having just come off of playing “Will” in Second Stage Productions’ AMERICAN IDIOT he is excited to strap on his bass and play with some of the most talented musicians he knows as well as perform with one of the most talented casts he’s ever had the privilege to work with.  In the past you might have seen him on stage as “Judas” in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, “Jean Valjean” in LES MISERABLES, or “Gary Coleman” in AVENUE Q. (Yes, for real.)  As a musical director he’s had the privilege of working on a wide variety of shows ranging from the classics, OKLAHOMA for Kellenberg Memorial High School and WEST SIDE STORY for Kids Performing Who Kare to contemporary shows such as SPRING AWAKENING here at CAP.   He’s beyond honored to work beside Tony Frangipane and Eliana K-Lichtman as they both share his undying passion for theater and bring to the table new and brilliant ideas.  He’d like to thank his Mom and Aunt as always for being supportive in every endeavor.  He’d also like to thank Kate for continuing to put up with the hundreds of times he’s said “I can’t…I have rehearsal.”  www.mattdemaria.com

Tony Frangipane - Executive Director - Projections Tony is the Cultural Arts Playhouse's Artistic and Resident Director, his most notable CAP credits include directing the Long Island premieres of Miss Saigon, Aida, Side Show, Debbie Does Dallas, the musical, A New Brain and the regional premier of the cult musical Carrie . Tony has also directed The Addams Family, Bye Bye Birdie, The Sound Of Music, Ragtime, Honk, Falsettos, One Upon a Mattress, Next To Normal,  Les Miserables, Chess to name a few. As a director, and actor, Tony has worked with Charles Strouse of “Annie” fame, Casey Nicholaw, Nathan Lane, Collen Dewhurst, Kathleen Turner, Treat Williams, and Boyd Gains. As an actor Tony has worked with Theater Works USA, American Family Theater, Dallas Musical Theater Workshop, The Shubert Theater New Haven, The Yale Rep, Yale University "UT" Theater and the Long Wharf Theater. Off-Broadway, Tony performed in the award winning “Valley of the Dolls” and “Boyfriend for the Holidays”. Numerous National Tours and Regional Theater productions. He was a founding member of FARCE INC, where he served as artistic director for six seasons, has been the artistic director for Summer Stage of Leonia, and The Players Guild of Leonia, The Artistic Director for Hills on Stage for five years, where he directed the acclaimed production of Peter Pan, Honk, Wizard of Oz, Free To Be You and Me and Cinderella. Of all his work Tony is most proud of his work with children and the musical acting academy here at CAP.

Tony Frangipane - Executive Director - Projections

Tony is the Cultural Arts Playhouse's Artistic and Resident Director, his most notable CAP credits include directing the Long Island premieres of Miss Saigon, Aida, Side Show, Debbie Does Dallas, the musical, A New Brain and the regional premier of the cult musical Carrie . Tony has also directed The Addams Family, Bye Bye Birdie, The Sound Of Music, Ragtime, Honk, Falsettos, One Upon a Mattress, Next To Normal,  Les Miserables, Chess to name a few. As a director, and actor, Tony has worked with Charles Strouse of “Annie” fame, Casey Nicholaw, Nathan Lane, Collen Dewhurst, Kathleen Turner, Treat Williams, and Boyd Gains. As an actor Tony has worked with Theater Works USA, American Family Theater, Dallas Musical Theater Workshop, The Shubert Theater New Haven, The Yale Rep, Yale University "UT" Theater and the Long Wharf Theater. Off-Broadway, Tony performed in the award winning “Valley of the Dolls” and “Boyfriend for the Holidays”. Numerous National Tours and Regional Theater productions. He was a founding member of FARCE INC, where he served as artistic director for six seasons, has been the artistic director for Summer Stage of Leonia, and The Players Guild of Leonia, The Artistic Director for Hills on Stage for five years, where he directed the acclaimed production of Peter Pan, Honk, Wizard of Oz, Free To Be You and Me and Cinderella. Of all his work Tony is most proud of his work with children and the musical acting academy here at CAP.

 

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!