MEET OUR STAFF
LINDSAY MARON is founder and artistic director of Pixie Dust Players. She has directed/choreographed over 50 productions since 2008. She had the honor and privilege of adapting Children of Eden into a junior version for Stephen Schwartz and Music Theatre International, which is now a licensable title. Lindsay has also worked directly with Music Theatre International, iTheatrics, and several playwrights, composers and lyricists on adapting new titles and workshopping over a dozen new productions. In addition to her work with Pixie Dust Players, Lindsay recently began working as the director and choreographer of the Millburn High School musicals (where she went to school years ago!) As a performer, Lindsay has most recently been seen as Natalie in Next to Normal (Hamilton Stage), Sophie in Mamma Mia (Cranford Dramatic Club, Villagers Theatre), and Maggie in A Chorus Line (Algonquin Arts Theatre). Graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre, a minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Musical Theatre. During quarantine, Lindsay has been keeping busy writing many parodies and improving her skills at video/audio editing as we gear up for the new virtual world!
JAKE GLUCKMAN is a rising senior at Yale University. He took this past academic year off of school to sing and travel the country with the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest collegiate a cappella group. Jake has studied musical theater composition under Tony-nominated composer/lyricists Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, as well as musical theater libretto writing with Marsha Norman. During his junior year at Yale, Jake premiered his first original musical, entitled My World, which was based on his brother’s experience growing up with Autism. This past fall, Jake and the original cast of My World performed an autism-friendly concert version of the show in New York City for kids with autism and their families. This concert was produced through Music For Autism, an organization that provides free and sensory-friendly concerts for kids with autism and their families. When he’s not performing or writing, Jake loves reading, attempting the NYTimes Crossword, and working on his island in Animal Crossing.
ADAM ROTHENBERG is a conductor, pianist, and music director based in New York City. He is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Broadway revival of Company, having recently returned from the national tour of Miss Saigon. Other theater credits include Chicago, Miss Saigon (Broadway), Sweeney Todd (off-Broadway), and West Side Story (Philadelphia Orchestra). As a classical pianist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Tanglewood Music Center, and Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School.
ZACHARY NOAH PISER is currently the Evan Hansen alternate on Broadway (performing Wednesday and Saturday matinees), after originating Dear Evan Hansen’s premiere international production in Toronto. Other Broadway: Wicked (Boq). Off-Broadway: Barrow Street Theatre’s West End transfer of Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Mad Libs Live. Favorite Regional: The Heart of Rock & Roll (The Old Globe, world premiere), Godspell (Marriott Theatre). He is a Bay Area native and Northwestern grad! @zach_piser
GEOFFREY KO is a New York based music director, orchestrator, and arranger. Broadway: Be More Chill (Associate MD/Conductor). Off-Broadway/Regional include: Broadway Bounty Hunter, Other World (Bucks County Playhouse), Billy and the Killers, Generation Me, Renascence, Love in Hate Nation (Two River), The Honeymooners (Paper Mill Playhouse), and October Sky (Marriott Lincolnshire). Other NYC work includes: Hear Her Song, The Remarkable Journey to Tianguo, Naamah’s Ark, Little Dancer, Becoming Nancy, The Town Hall, and orchestrations for Symphony Space and The American Pops Orchestra. Projects in development include Punk Rock Girl (The Argyle Theatre), Into The Black, and Pop Goes The World. Born and raised in Jersey. Northwestern University graduate. www.geoffreyko.com @geoffreyhko
CRYSTAL RENEE WRIGHT is a rising senior in the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Montclair State University. She has performed in many productions, including many new works and pilots in which she was a part of the original cast. Most recently she has spearheaded a small but mighty organization that celebrates and advocates for racial diversity in the theatre space called “Live in Living Color."
CARLY MAZER will be graduating from Northwestern University in June with a major in Theatre and minor in Psychology. She is also in the Musical Theatre Certificate Program and has a strong background in English/Creative Writing. On campus, she is very involved in musical theatre performance and is a teaching artist for ImagineU, Purple Crayon Players, and Seesaw Theatre.
Patrick B. Phillips is a versatile music director, arranger, and keyboardist based in the New York – New Jersey metro area. Patrick is a proud Rutgers University alumnus where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in choral music and piano. Aside from music and theatre, Patrick is also passionate about social justice, learning languages, cooking, and having a good time with friends. Past credits include Paper Mill Playhouse, Union County Performing Arts Center, and Feinstein's 54 Below. patrickbphillips.com @patrickthepianist