“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…

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: “Grease” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Since its arrival on Broadway in 1972, Grease has been the Word in more than 3300 Broadway performances, had 27 productions worldwide, made its way to the big screen as a feature film, been revived on Broadway twice, and has greased and graced the boards of high school stages around the country…

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…