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…

“Oklahoma!” Closes Mac-Haydn 2019 Season

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre concludes its 51st season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!, running August 22 through September 1. The road to true love is anything but smooth in this musical that paved the way for American musical theatre. Set in the western territory on its way to becoming a state, Oklahoma! contains some of the most…

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…

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre continues its 50th celebration season with the epic musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame! from July 26 through August 6. Featuring one of the most sweeping scores we have ever presented with hits from the Disney classic film like “Out There,” “God Help the Outcasts,” and “The Bells of Notre Dame,”…