REVIEW: “Next to Normal” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Bravo to the Mac-Haydn Theatre for daring to produce Next to Normal as part of their busy summer season schedule!  Imagine a musical about mental health alongside a lineup including A Chorus Line, Urinetown, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty, Xanadu and Forever Plaid.  Undaunted, Artistic Director/Director…

“Next to Normal” Makes Its Mac-Haydn Debut

(July 25, 2022–Chatham, NY) The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal” will make its Mac-Haydn debut from August 4-14 – a regional premiere production. The show promises to be an artistic highlight of the 2022 Mac-Haydn season, and is unlike anything audiences have ever seen on the Chatham…

“Urinetown” Makes Its Mac-Haydn Debut July 7-17

(June 29, 2022–Chatham, NY) “Urinetown” makes its debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, running July 7-17. Planned for the Mac-Haydn’s 2020 season (but postponed due to COVID), the production is two years in the making. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is hilariously funny, remarkably irreverent…

REVIEW: “The World Goes Round” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Emily Edelman Currently playing at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, New York, is the musical revue “The World Goes ‘Round: The Songs of Kander and Ebb.” More than just a greatest-hits collection, this revue showcases the obvious (a la songs from “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and “New York, New York”) while…

The Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents Kander & Ebb Revue “The World Goes ‘Round”

(September 3, 2021—Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents The World Goes ‘Round from September 10 through October 3, 2021. Instead of the usual two-week summer stock schedule, the theatre will rotate this debut mainstage show in a repertory schedule with Beehive: The ‘60s Musical. The two musicals will run simultaneously, in addition to…

REVIEW: “Pippin” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

by Lisa Jarisch Full Disclosure: After almost 2 years without the pleasure and privilege of being able to enjoy live theatre, I was becoming rather desperate for another opening, another show—anything to be taken out of the Stygian gloom of lock-downs, shut-downs, & mask-ups. So desperate was I that I…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Opens 2021 Season with “Pippin”

(July 23, 2021–Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its magical 2021 return season with the Stephen Schwartz musical, Pippin, opening July 29. There’s magic to do when a young man learns the true meaning of glory, love, and war in this iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Presented for the first time ever…

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