The season opens with The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, and one of the six shows that made up Mac-Haydn’s first season in 1969. The story of two young lovers, their interfering fathers, a swashbuckling rogue, and the illusions and disillusionment they go through before reaching their enlightened finale is told with equal parts charm and comedy. Fun, romantic and nostalgic songs that enhance the story include “Try To Remember, Soon It’s Gonna Rain, Much More, They Were You, and Plant A Radish.”
June 6-9, 12-16
It’s brand-new to MHT, the songs are bouncy, the women are bold and big-hearted, and the boss is his own biggest fan in 9 to 5. Based on the hilarious hit movie, the show is all fun and a yard wide, and full of frisky, flirty songs by Dolly Parton, like “Backwoods Barbie, Joy To The Girls, Let Love Grow” and, of course, that hymn to the work force title song "9 to 5." Mr. Hart, the boss, stops at nothing to prove his chauvinism, until the “girls” in his office declare their women’s rights and put a stop to it all, in a very daring way. See what changes they make to the strict office.
June 20-23, 26-30
Flirtatious, fabulous and oooooh-la-la so much fun. A long-together couple rediscover their love while their son discovers how much family means in this “mad extravaganza” that admits "just who is who and what is what is quite a question at La Cage Aux Folles. You’ll “have the evening of your life” with zany characters, laughs galore, and a lush Jerry Herman score including “With You On My Arm, Look Over There, The Best Of Times Is Now, I Am What I Am.”
July 4-7, 10-14, 17-21
"What a glorious feeling!" The most requested show of the season has the most famous dance scene EVER, plus lots of laughs and romance as the "talkies" hit 1920’s Hollywood in Singin’ In the Rain. Flashy tap-dancing as only MHT can do it and a score full of fun songs including “Make ‘Em Laugh, Good Mornin’, You Are My Lucky Star, You Were Meant For Me." Warning: if you get front row seats – wear drip dry!
July 25-28, July 31 - August 4
Powerful, emotional music: “I Dreamed A Dream”; area’s premiere professional production.
August 8-11, 14-18
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the laughs and fun. ‘Twenty Fans are turnin’’ as The Chicken Ranch tries to outlast the over-zealous watchdog evangelist trying to close it down. Kathy Halenda returns to Mac-Haydn for her liveliest, most touching role as Miss Mona. The foot-stompin’ and tender songs: “Bus From Amarillo, Hard Candy Christmas, Good Ol’ Girl, Twenty-Four Hours of Lovin’” and boot-scootin’ dancing fun.
August 22-25, August 28 - September 1
Starring Monica M. Wemitt as Mama Rose, the ultimate stage mother. This musical classic is the strong and sensitive story of a woman whose ambitions for stardom drive one daughter away, and the other to unexpected stage renown. The hit-filled score includes “Some People, Small World, All I Need Is The Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses”.
September 6-8, 12-15
MHT II Productions presents ...
The third new show closes Mac-Haydn’s 45th Anniversary Season, as MHT II Productions gives everybody a chance to swivel their hips and fall in love to Elvis Presley’s greatest hits in All Shook Up! Hear “Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, It’s Now Or Never,” and a whole lot more of the songs The King’s fans clamored for when a leather jacketed, guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding stranger hits a sleepy town and shakes everything up!
Please note the change in schedule for All Shook Up (for the schedule of all other 2013 shows, visit Performance Times & Ticket Information). First week: Friday-8 p.m., Saturday 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; second week: Thursday 2 p.m., Friday-8 p.m., Saturday 2 & 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.