“Xanadu” and “Forever Plaid” Bring Summer to September at the Mac-Haydn Theatre

(August 29, 2022–Chatham, NY) The electrifying roller-skating tale “Xanadu” and the deliciously fun 1950s Barbershop revue “Forever Plaid” will play the Mac-Haydn Theatre in a repertory schedule, running September 9 through October 2. After immense success and positive reviews upon its debut in 2021, the “Summer in September” Mac-Haydn season…

Fan-Favorite “Showstoppers” Musical Revue Returns to the Mac-Haydn for a Limited Engagement

(August 22, 2022–Chatham, NY) The annual fan-favorite show tunes revue “Showstoppers,” featuring the 2022 Mac-Haydn acting company, returns to the Chatham theatre in a 4-performance limited engagement this September. Previously known as the Mac-Haydn’s “End Of Season Cabaret,” “Showstoppers” was introduced as part of the 2021 Limited Performances season, playing…

Gabe Belyeu Debuts Solo Concert at the Mac-Haydn

(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…

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…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Announces 2022

(February 15, 2022—Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced its 2022 season of shows, kicking off on June 23 and running through October 2.  The Mac-Haydn Mainstage season will feature A Chorus Line, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate, Next to Normal, The Full Monty, Xanadu, and Forever Plaid. The Mac-Haydn returns to the full 7-show mainstage schedule the theatre has traditionally operated…

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…

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