(August 10, 2022–Chatham, NY) Mac-Haydn Legend Gabe Belyeu debuts his solo concert “A Call To Places” as a part of the theatre’s Limited Performances Series later this month. The limited engagement runs August 24, September 3 and September 10. 

From work to vacation, solitude to sanctuary, the reasons people travel across the globe are as varied as the people who live on it. In “A Call To Places,” Gabe Belyeu explores the traveling in all of our lives through an eclectic mix of music from jazz to classic rock to musical theater and back again; hits including “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Walking in Memphis,” “Journey On,” and many more. 
Since joining the Mac-Haydn acting company in 2001 in a replacement casting for “Evita,” Belyeu has played nearly sixty productions at the Chatham summer theatre, earning him significant local recognition – and even a small fan base in the area.

Aside from his roles so far this season in “A Chorus Line,” “Urinetown,” and “Next to Normal,” audiences will recognize Belyeu for his past appearances as Eagle Eye Fleagle (“Lil Abner”), Fagin (“Oliver!”), Zaza (“La Cage aux Folles”), Javert (“Les Miserables”), Nicely Nicely (“Guys and Dolls”), Jerry (“The Full Monty”), Aldolpho (“The Drowsy Chaperone”), Roger DeBris (“The Producers”), Gomez (“The Addams Family”), Lawrence (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”), Galahad (“Spamalot”), Sam (“Mamma Mia”), Christopher Belling (“Curtains”), Tateh (“Ragtime,” Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination), Cervantes (“Man of La Mancha,” Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination) …to name a few.

“I can’t even describe how blessed and honored I feel that people would want to come see a show that is all me,” said Belyeu. “The Mac is my home and I wouldn’t want to premiere this show anywhere else.”

Belyeu is joined vocally by his “Next to Normal” castmate, Andrew Burton Kelley, as well as seasoned Mac-Haydn performer Rachel Pantazis. Audiences will remember the pair as Will Parker and Ado Annie in the 2019 production of “Oklahoma,” and from the 2021 resident company. The production is directed by Mac-Haydn Producing Artistic Director John Saunders and music directed by Eric Shorey.

The production’s debut means “everything” to Belyeu, who revealed “in the 9 years I was not performing at the Mac (2003-2011), I went through a dark period where I was considering giving up performing all-together; the Mac brought joy and light back into my life when I needed it desperately. The sense of community and family that emanate from this place is a rare gift that I treasure every day.” 

The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s Limited Performances Series runs August through October and features Meredith Lustig (To Sondheim, With Love), Gabe Belyeu (A Call To Places), toUch Performance Art (Major Arcana: The Next Draw) and the Mac-Haydn 2022 Company (Showstoppers).

Vaccination and masks are required for all patrons. For tickets, 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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