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: “Sweeney Todd” at the Mac-Haydn

by Macey Levin Stephen Sondheim, as the western world knows, is one of the musical theatre’s giant figures especially during the last half of the 20th century.  His works, even the weak ones, are celebrated as being innovative and challenging. Think of Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Into…

One More Weekend for “Joseph…” at the Mac-Haydn

CHATHAM, NY—The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT) opens their 49th season of musical theatre in-the-round with the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat like you have never seen it before! This will be the eighth-time Joseph…Dreamcoat has been seen on the MHT stage and the first since 2009. The 1982…