Mac-Haydn Theatre to Hold End-of-Season Cabaret Fundraiser

CHATHAM, NY—In celebration of its 51st season, the Mac-Haydn Theatre will hold its annual End-of-Season Cabaret fundraiser on August 31st at 12pm. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Saunders and music direction by Music Supervisor David Maglione, the company of the 2019 season will perform various “Showstoppers” from musical theatre repertoire. The Resident Company will be…

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s sci-fi hit Little Shop of Horrors, running August 8 through 18. Get ready for this beloved and out-of-this-world comedy. Down on Skid Row we meet the meek and loveable Seymour Krelborn, where he discovers a carnivorous plant that needs more than just plant food to grow; it…

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.…