(September 4, 2021—Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Beehive: The ‘60s Musical, running September 11 through October 2, 2021.

Instead of the usual two-week summer stock schedule, the theatre will rotate this debut mainstage show in a repertory schedule with The World Goes ‘Round. The two musicals will run simultaneously, in addition to the five Limited Performances presented in September, with two separate casts and creative teams.

Beehive explores the iconic women who made the music of the 1960s so powerful, from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, and every woman in between. Told from the perspective of six young women with two dozen beloved hits including “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” the show is journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s.

The Beehive cast features returnees Maya Cuevas as Jasmine, Ashley DeLane Burger as Patti, and Angie Colonna as Laura, with newcomer Mia Sempertegui as Wanda. Julia Hajjar and Kiara Hines make their Mac-Haydn debuts as Alison and Gina, respectively.

Bryan Knowlton returns to the Mac-Haydn as director. Past directing credits at the theatre include Mamma Mia!, Damn Yankees, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. Holly Lauren Dayton assistant directs, and David Maglione music directs. The production features costume coordination and hair and makeup design by Matthew Oliver, set design by Kevin Gleason, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, props by Megan McQueeney, and sound design by Whitaker Gardener.

The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s extended “Summer in September” season runs through October 3, and features artists including Elizabeth Ward Land, James Benjamin Rodgers, Laura Helm, the Mac- Haydn 2021 company and toUch Performance Art, in addition to two debut mainstage musicals Beehive: The 60s Musical and The World Goes Round.

Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, please visit www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.

About the Mac-Haydn Theatre

Founded in 1969, the Mac-Haydn Theatre strives to present innovative, diverse and professional musical theatre productions to the residents of Columbia County and beyond. We aim to cultivate young talent for careers in theatre and seek to provide a supportive environment for the creation of new musical theatre works.

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