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…

“Grease” Returns to the Mac-Haydn Theatre

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents the Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey fan-favorite Grease, running July 4 through July 21. The household favorite returns to take us down memory lane once again with the gang at Rydell High! This time we are adding in all of the hits from the film to make this new Grease even more memorable.…

REVIEW: “Curtains” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Macey Levin   From the mid-60’s into the 21st century John Kander and Fred Ebb were major figures in Broadway theatres.  Their notable musicals include Cabaret (1966), Zorba (1968) Chicago (1975) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) among many others.  Curtains (2007) was their last show but it was incomplete at the time of…

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…