REVIEW: Panto 2021 “Rapunzel: Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

by Gail M. Burns The PantoLoons are back! The Ghent Playhouse has reopened its doors post-pandemic with its signature family-friendly laugh-fest, based on the British holiday tradition of the Panto. What is a Panto? Well, it is a British theatrical tradition for the holiday season. Basically you take a familiar…

Ghent Playhouse Presents the Family-Friendly Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of A Quaran-teen”

November 26-December 12 [GHENT, NY] – After being shuttered for more than 11 months, The Ghent Playhouse is delighted to kick off its 2021-2022 season with a new take on the annual Panto production. “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen” is a zany twist of the classic story, written, acted, produced…

“She Loves Me” Opens August 12 at the Mac-Haydn

(August 5, 2021—Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents She Loves Me, the classic musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff, running August 12 through 22. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm, romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch…

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…

REVIEW: “The Elves and The Shoemaker” Panto 2018

After two years of good-but-not-great Panto productions, the Pantoloons at the Ghent Playhouse have regained their mojo and are currently tearing up the stage with a hum-dinger of a holiday treat. The Elves and The Shoemaker is funny, timely, and colorful. The script and songs, concocted by director Cathy Lee-Visscher…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Ghent Playhouse

A Snapshot of the Weimar Republic by Barbara Waldinger The classic Kander and Ebb musical CABARET portrays sexual depravity as a metaphor for the decadence of 1931 Germany, where the Nazis were poised on the cusp of power.  At least that was director Sam Mendes’s concept when he reimagined the…

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