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5 Berkies for the Mac-Haydn

November 12, 2019

The Mac-Haydn has won 5 Berkshire Theatre Awards for 3 different productions including Best Musical for our magnificent production of Ragtime!

The fourth annual Berkshire Theatre Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield, MA on Monday, November 11th. We were so honored to be acknowledged in such a whole-hearted manner by the Critic’s Association members.

Our 5 winners were:

Best Production of a Musical
Ragtime

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
John SaundersRagtime

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical
Rachel Rhodes-DeveyRagtime

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical
Monica M. WemittCurtains

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical
Rob BrinkmannOklahoma!

We were nominated across multiple categories and a huge congratulations to all those involved in this very special season. We couldn’t be happier that the work is being acknowledged in this way.

The full list of Berkie winners and nominees can be found on the Berkshire Critics Association Website.

The Mac Receives 11 “Berkie” Nominations for 2019!

November 5, 2019

The Berkshire Theatre Critics Association has announced the nominations for the 2019 Berkshire Theatre Awards (“The Berkies”) and The Mac-Haydn Theatre has received a total of 11 nominations!
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The Oklahoma Reviews Are In!

August 26, 2019

J. Peter Bergmam Oklahoma! Review for The Berkshire Edge

“go prepared to be stunned into applause by this stellar production”

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Little Shop of Horrors Receives Praise

August 10, 2019

J. Peter Bergmam Little Shop of Horrors Review for The Berkshire Edge

(Erin Spears Ledford) has taken it apart and put it back together again using one of the best cast shows of the season.”

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Ragtime A Triumph

July 27, 2019

J. Peter Bergmam Can’t Get Enough of Ragtime in his review for The Berkshire Edge

“If I had the availability, I would attend every performance of this show, a show I’ve seen four times before and liked. This time I loved it.”

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Great Grease Reviews

July 7, 2019

J. Peter Bergmam Grease Review for The Berkshire Edge

“The 18 or so players could not have been better-chosen for this production and it is their youth and-God knows-their energy that keeps the show so vivaciously vital.”

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Sunset Boulevard A Tour De Force

June 23, 2019

Lisa Jarisch shows admiration for our Sunset Boulevard in her review for Berkshire on Stage

“Producing Artistic Director John Saunders has created his own Most Memorable offering; indeed this show may very well turn out to be the crown jewel of the season.”

“Elizabeth Ward Land’s performance is a true tour de force.”

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Curtains Is A Hit!

June 7, 2019

J. Peter Bergman wants to see our new production of Curtains again! The Berkshire Edge

“Every performer in every role in this show was just about as good and as right as could be.”

“Pritchard is an excellent Cioffi, stiff but melting in this atmosphere he adores – one of his best roles.”

“Wemitt is singing so lyrically and beautifully in this show that she is a perfect example of a musical comedy star like the one her character would like to have in her show.”

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Sunset Boulevard Casting

June 3, 2019

We are so excited to announce that the captivating Elizabeth Ward Land will appear with the Mac-Haydn Theatre for the first time in the groundbreaking role of Norma Desmond. Elizabeth is a veteran of the stage and screen with numerous appearances on and off Broadway, on National Tours and on Film and Television. We are honored to have her with us this season and can’t wait to see her bring this remarkable character to life.

Also making his debut with us is James Zannelli in the pivotal role of Max Von Mayerling. James has numerous regional and touring credits and was featured as the Bishop of Digne in the 25th Anniversary Touring Production of Les Misérables. His powerful intensity will bring a magnificent dynamic to our production.

Returning to our stage after his triumph as the Emcee in last years Cabaret is Pat Moran in the role of Joe Gillis. Pat is no stranger to our audiences and we are delighted to have him back.

The elegant Rachel Pantazis takes on her second role of the summer as Betty which promisses to be a highlight and Mac-Haydn legend Gabe Belyeu returns for his third role of the summer Sheldrake.

We told you it was an incredible cast! Sunset Boulevard opens June 20th and promises to be a transformative experience. Get your tickets today.

Sunset Boulevard