matthew croft

music director | keyboards | conductor | orchestrator | composer

 

TESTIMONIALS

Below are quotes from various people that I have worked with over my career. I will make sure to update this page as things progress! 

 
 
"I Love A Piano" - Set Photo (Courtsey of Meadow Brook Theatre)

"I Love A Piano" - Set Photo (Courtsey of Meadow Brook Theatre)


Production photo from the 2016 Showcase production of "Sweet Charity" at the Academy of Musical Theatre Fredericia in Denmark.

Production photo from the 2016 Showcase production of "Sweet Charity" at the Academy of Musical Theatre Fredericia in Denmark.

REVIEWS - "I LOVE A PIANO"
The Academy of Musical Theatre Fredericia

"When the upstage doors are occasionally opened, we see the band, under the superb direction of Matthew Croft, hard at work. Although the piano is definitely the star, we are treated to a variety of unexpected instruments – from banjos to tubas – so that the accompaniment sounds bigger than the eight musicians who bring these arrangements to life" - Patty Nolan, encoremichigan.com

"The show closes with a spectacular performance by the cast and band of “I Love a Piano”. Don’t leave the theatre too quickly because you’ll miss the extended version played by the eight piece band under the direction of conductor and pianist MatthewCroft. And if that song doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a piano so that you can love one, too, or at least learn how to play one, you probably don’t have a musical bone in your body" - Daniel Skora, itsalltheatre.com


Martin Konge - Music Director,
"SWEET CHARITY"
The Academy of Musical Theatre Fredericia

"Matthew provided us with a reduced version of the original orchestra arrangements for Sweet Charity. The arrangements were extremely well-crafted and had the big Broadway sound that the show needs - you almost wouldnt notice that  it was a reduction from 26 to 11 players!

On request Matthew also provided us with a couple of new arrangements from the revival - these were also brilliant. Finally he provided us with a great and well-sounding keyboard setup.

During the whole proces Matthew was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with - professional in every way.

So I can only recommend anyone who needs professional and well-sounding arrangements for their show to get in touch with Matthew"

 

NOTE - these newly revised orchestrations are available for rental by clicking HERE.


REviews for "Forever Plaid"
Meadow Brook Theatre - Music Director & Conductor

"Props of a different kind to band members, bassist Andrew Lloyd, percussionist Nick Matthews and pianist/ conductor Matthew Croft." - Amy J. Parrent , encoremichigan.com

 "The elegantly dressed on stage band (Matthew Croft - conductor and keyboards; Andrew Lloyd - bass; and Nick Mathews - drums) add to the sophistication." - Daniel Skora, itsalltheatre.com

Conducting the finale and exit music of "Forever Plaid".

Conducting the finale and exit music of "Forever Plaid".


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