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…

Mac-Haydn Introduces “Pay What You Can” Initiative

Mental Health Professionals Get Discount for “Next to Normal” (August 2, 2022–Chatham, NY) The Mac-Haydn Theatre will introduce a “Pay What You Can” performance initiative and Mental Health Professionals discount for the upcoming regional premiere production of “Next to Normal.” The two initiatives are implemented in the spirit of community…

“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…

Mac-Haydn Theatre Opens First Round of Video Auditions for 2022 Season

The Mac-Haydn Theatre audition form for summer 2022 is now live! The first round of video submissions will be followed up by in person/appointment-only auditions (invited) to take place April 5-7 in New York City. In addition to submitting a vocal side of your choice from a selection provided at…

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: “Next to Normal” at Fort Salem Theater

by Emily Edelman The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Next to Normal,” currently playing at Fort Salem Theater in Salem, New York, is an empathetic and accessible portrayal of a familyaffected by mental illness. The show includes adult language and themes that could be triggering for some, and so a certain amount…

Fort Salem Theater Announces Fall Shows

SALEM, New York, July 9, 2021 – Following an extended and sold-out run of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fort Salem Theater continues their 2021 summer programming with Next to Normal (July 23-August 1), followed by a free reading of Nietzsche! The Musical (August 21), written by Salem locals Kimerer LaMothe and Geoffrey Gee. Just announced fall…

Cast Announced for “Next to Normal” at Fort Salem Theater

SALEM, New York, June 21, 2021 – Fort Salem Theater is excited to announce their 2021 cast and creative team of Next To Normal, opening July 23 and running through August 1. This will be the second musical of the season, following an extended run of The Marvelous Wonderettes, which…

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