REVIEW: “Sunset Boulevard” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch For theatre goers “of a certain age”, the mention of Sunset Boulevard may very well conjure up images of beloved comedienne Carol Burnett’s loving homage to this classic 1950 Billy Wilder film. Burnett’s entrance as the faded Hollywood film star Norma Desmond slowly –at first—descending the staircase of her mansion to the…

Elizabeth Ward Land Stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Sunset Boulevard” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, running June 20 through June 30. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning, awe-inspiring masterwork comes to the Mac-Haydn stage to dazzle audiences. Based on the hit 1950 film, this stunning score brings the tragic Norma Desmond to life as she stages her comeback. With the help…

The Kander and Ebb Whodunit “Curtains” Makes Its Mac-Haydn Debut

CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical comedy Curtains, running June 6 through June 16. This brassy and bright broadway smash makes its Mac-Haydn debut! It’s opening night at the Colonial Theatre when the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage. The cast and crew are all suspects when the leading…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin Cabaret, first produced in 1966, is set in 1929-1930 as the Nazi Party under the leadership of Adolf Hitler is growing into a major political/social force in Berlin.  This musical by John Kander (music,) Fred Ebb (lyrics) and Joe Masteroff (book) based on the play , was the Tony Award winner for…

REVIEW: “Funny Girl” at the Mac-Haydn

by Roseann Cane A small number of American musicals seem inseparable from the actors who originated the lead roles. For devotees of musical theater, Yul Brynner is The King and I; Robert Preston, The Music Man; and of course, Barbra Streisand is Funny Girl. Contemporary actors cast in these roles have a special burden in…

“Funny Girl” Up Next at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

CHATHAM, NY — The Mac-Haydn Theatre continues its 50th season celebration with the quintessential musical comedy “Funny Girl”, performing June 7 through June 17. The story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice begins in New York’s Lower East Side, where the stage-struck teenager fumbles her way through burlesque and vaudeville, with dreams of making it big…