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…

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…

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…

REVIEW: “Camelot” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Roseann Cane There may be no American musical that comes close to the poignant resonance of Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot. A favorite play of President John F. Kennedy (who had been a classmate of Lerner’s at Harvard), the star-studded, award-winning show originally ran on Broadway from December 1960 through early January 1963. It was…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Kicks Off its 51st season with “Camelot”

CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its 51st season with the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe classic Camelot, running May 23 through June 2. This soaring Lerner and Loewe masterpiece tells the tale of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. The fate of the kingdom hangs in the…