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: “Annie” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Surely there is no better cure for melancholy that approaches as the curtain descends on the summer theater season than a healthy dose of rambunctious orphans, a rags to riches story, a guaranteed happy ending…AND a dog.  The Mac-Haydn Theatre fills the prescription to a “T”…or in this case, an “A,”  with Annie…

“Annie” Returns to Close Out Mac-Haydn Season

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre caps off its 50th celebration season with the family classic musical Annie, running August 23 through September 2. Just when we need her most, that eternal optimist Annie is back to teach us to believe in a better tomorrow through a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan,…

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…