Executive Director – Alyse Nicole Arpino -  was the founder of the Performing Arts Program at St. Mary School in East Islip. She has had the unique opportunity of receiving a spot at the Broadway Teachers Workshop numerous years. She has served as a freelance Director and Choreographer in Professional Theatre, Community Theatre and Educational theatre. She is a member of NYSTEA. Alyse has served as a Guest Teaching Arts for a number of Student and Professional theatre conferences. She also participates with NYSSMA. Alyse graduated with honors from Wagner College and earned a Theatre/ Speech Degree with a concentration in Musical Theatre and a minor in psychology. Some of her most exciting achievements include performing on tour, being a solo tap performer with Omar Edwards, and directing several production that were performed in Walt Disney World. Alyse is proud to say she has worked in the theatre community for 14 years. She is thrilled to bring her passion, knowledge and love for Theatre Arts in combination with an understanding of theatre performance and theatrical religious interpretation performances here to CM Performing Arts Center.



Artistic Director – Patrick Grossman is a NY state court employee for over 15 years.  Patrick has been our Artistic Director since 2013.  In addition he is also our resident set designer, set dresser and is currently acting as our technical director.  Patrick is no stranger to the theater as he has been part of CM since 1992. He has directed and choreographed over 100 productions over the years as well as several New York and Long Island premieres. Patrick has directed and choreographed at several other theaters on Long Island but his roots are here at CM.




Subscriptions/Group Sales – Kate Arso

Marketing/PR – Kate Arso

Playbill Advertising  – Doodle Dog Graphics

Social Media/Marketing - Brendan Noble




Box Office/Office Staff –  Annie Arpino, Kate Arso, Rachel Arso, Jenna Freisem, Frances Manziak, Larisa Schadt, Liam Summers, Missi Tini

Office Manager - Frances Manziak

​Custodial Maintenance - Alex Diamond





Resident Costume Designer – Ronald R. Green III 

Resident Musical Director - Matthew W. Surico

Set Construction - Jenn Hocker

Web Designer – Brendan Noble

Playbill Design - Doodle Dog Graphics/Brendan Noble



Volunteer House Managers: Alyse Arpino, Kate Arso, Patti Adamo, Marc André Ausset,
John D’Orta, Anita Lalor, RoseAnn Petrizzo, Michael Sherwood, Marie Sixt, Denice Sidorowicz, Sue Tiernan

Volunteer Ushers: Patti Adamo, Mary-Francis Altaner, Michelle Antonelle, Kate Arso, Doreen D’Orta, Carol DiSalvo, Erin Donahue, Chris Farley, Jodie Fox, Ron Fox, Sheri Fox, Ben Galioto, Diana Goldstein, Toby Goldstein,
Dawn Grimes, Sandy Hiller, Peg Houdek, Anita Lalor, Debbie Linneman, Vana McClure, Juliana Jagielo, Mary Kratchman, JoAnn Nevins,  Diana Petrizzo, RoseAnn Petrizzo, Norm Roscoe, Sue Roscoe, Larisa Schadt, Michael Sherwood, Denice Sidorowicz, Gregg Sixt, Jackie Smith, Sue Tiernan



If you’d like to volunteer, please call: 631.218.2810 or email: