REVIEW: “Oklahoma!” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Roseann Cane The first musical written by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Oklahoma! opened on Broadway on March 31,1943. An box-office smash from the get-go, it ran for more than 2,000 performances. During the nearly 76 years since, it’s a fair bet that this deservedly celebrated American musical has been…

Mac-Haydn Theatre to Hold End-of-Season Cabaret Fundraiser

CHATHAM, NY—In celebration of its 51st season, the Mac-Haydn Theatre will hold its annual End-of-Season Cabaret fundraiser on August 31st at 12pm. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Saunders and music direction by Music Supervisor David Maglione, the company of the 2019 season will perform various “Showstoppers” from musical theatre repertoire. The Resident Company will be…

Children’s Theatre Production of “Martin & Meelo” Has World Premiere at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

Our amazing children’s theatre production of Martin & Meelo, makes its world premiere at the Mac-Haydn Theatre tomorrow! From the creator of last season’s hit Wendy’s Shadow, this zany new musical runs August 2-3, 9-10 & 16-17. All performances begin at 10:30am. Two unlikely friends from two unlikely worlds must face their fears for the greater good of human and monster…

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s sci-fi hit Little Shop of Horrors, running August 8 through 18. Get ready for this beloved and out-of-this-world comedy. Down on Skid Row we meet the meek and loveable Seymour Krelborn, where he discovers a carnivorous plant that needs more than just plant food to grow; it…

REVIEW: “Ragtime” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch As a former librarian, I  am almost always wont to pronounce “the book was better” or “read the book” when presented with a film or stage adaptation of a printed or published work. And like thousands of readers, I devoured E.L. Doctrow’s best seller of 1975 and extolled its virtues to anyone…

Jane of the Jungle Opens at Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre

Spend the Heatwave with Jane at the Mac-Haydn Theatre.  It’s going to be a hot few days. Lucky for you our Jungle has A/C! We continue our wildly popular Children’s Theatre season today with Jane of the Jungle, running July 19-20 and July 26-27. All performances are at 10:30am so bring the kids along and take a break from the…