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…

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: “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…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Holds Local Auditions for the Summer 2019 Season

The Mac-Haydn Theatre will hold auditions for the Summer ’19 season on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Adults and youngsters are needed for shows throughout the summer. Location: Mary E. Dardess Chatham Elementary School 50 Woodbridge Ave. Chatham, NY 12037 ***take the road by the school sign to the MED (elementary school) building. Date and Time:…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Announces 2019 Season

Mac-Haydn Theatre 2019 Season Three shows – Curtains, Sunset Boulevard, and Ragtime – will be making their Mac-Haydn debuts, alongside four old favorites. May 23–June 2: Camelot June 6–June 16: Curtains June 20–30: Sunset Boulevard July 4–21: Grease July 25–August 4: Ragtime August 8–18: Little Shop of Horrors August 22–September 1: Oklahoma! Mac-Haydn Theatre 1925…