News

This is a perfect “Dolly”

September 17, 2017

Sometimes like the parade, the end of the season passes us by quickly and we miss the opportunity to share all the wonderful things that happen during our finals weeks. more …

Spellbinding and zany production: Spamalot Review

August 13, 2017

Originally posted on Berkshire On Stage
Monty Python’s Musical Gallop
by Barbara Waldinger
Review included in its entirety below.

To find the Holy Grail, it seems that the legendary King Arthur was required to produce a Broadway show; more …

“Funniest musical of the season!” A review of Spamalot

August 12, 2017

Originally posted on the Berkshire Bright Focus page.
Review by J. Peter Bergman included in its entirety below.

When the Lady of the Lake sings her duet with King Arthur you know, definitively, that you are in the atmosphere of a big Broadway show. more …

“….the creative elements of the technical side of the production are worth the price of admission”

July 28, 2017

Originally posted on Berkshire On Stage July 28, 2017

By Macey Levin
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“Saturday Night Fever more than delivers”

July 18, 2017

Originally appearing in the Lakeville Journal, “Euripides Meets the Bee Gees” is a review by CB Wismar. The original post can be found on TriCorner News’ Website

At it’s heart, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is a latter day Greek tragedy. The flaws of the central character, Tony Manero, are shared by his buddies who stumble through the sometimes painful coming of age that, like the stone pillars and capstones of a Greek temple, are intractable. The haunting refrain in Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb’s “Stayin’ Alive” opens the play and telegraphs the message of the evening. “I’m goin’ nowhere … Somebody help me…”more …

The Show is a Delight: A Review

June 30, 2017

“Delightful Dancing and Catchy Tunes” a review by: Jenny Hansell of the Lakeville Journal

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“…this show is the quintessence of wit and charm”

June 24, 2017

“What good is love when there is no hope? Love, Hope”
A Review by: J. Peter Bergman
Posted on Berkshire Bright Focus
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A High energy, lively and just plain funny evening of music and dance: A Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Review

June 15, 2017

FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON ME … BUT DO IT, AGAIN. IT’S TOO MUCH FUN

Appearing in the June 15th edition of the Compass section of the Lakeville Journal. All part of TriCornerNews.

By CB Wismar

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More Theatre Talk: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

June 13, 2017

The wonderful people at “More Theatre Talk” sat down with Gabe Belyeu and Madison Stratton from our latest production more …

The Season Steps off with a flurry of choreography: A Joseph…Dreamcoat Review

May 31, 2017

“…, it’s not the storyline that will draw you into the theatre’s 49th season opener, it’s the great cast and the stellar production”

Appearing in June 1st edition of the Compass section of the Lakeville Journal. All part of TriCornerNews
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Come and witness the birth of a theatre goddess: A Joseph…Dreamcoat Review

May 26, 2017

“I rarely get to see any show twice in a season but – at this early stage – this is one I’d revisit because it is just so much fun to watch.”

A review by J. Peter Bergman
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Wigs by Maxwell: From Mac-Haydn to Broadway

April 25, 2017

Caitlin Maxwell spent four years at Mac-Haydn as the Wigs Supervisor beginning back in 2007. She has continued to come back helping with various specialty wigs and hair and will also be helping with a few shows this summer. Since her four seasons here, she has worked on National Tours and Broadway, currently working on more …

“That Voice is Truth:” Alumni swing onto the Great White Way

January 20, 2017

Broadway’s new show Bandstand which begins previews March 31, 2017 features two familiar faces, Andrea Dotto and Ryan VanDenBoom. MHT was able to sit down with them and discuss this new and exciting show, what they have been up to since they left the Mac, and much more.
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Hair Department

Taking Applications for the 2017 Technical Team

January 11, 2017

Join the Mac-Haydn technical team and gain strong experience towards your career in theatre.

Work with talented professional directors, designers and technicians from New York City and across the country to learn and grow like never before.

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MHT Alum Spotlight: Swing Life with Emily Afton

December 18, 2016

Our MHT Alum Spotlight is on Emily Afton. Emily was a Company Member in 2007 and returned in 2009 (Polly Parker in Crazy for You) and 2010 (Roxie Hart in Chicago). Emily is currently the female swing* for the pre-Broadway production of Amelie in Los Angeles.more …

MHT Alum Spotlight: James Rodgers

December 4, 2016

James Rodgers (Young Frankenstein 2014) has spent the last few months working with New Zealand Opera on Sweeney Todd. MHT was able to catch up with James as he returned to the States.
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Vote for us on BroadwayWorld

November 16, 2016

This year we had the great opportunity to have BroadwayWorld cover many of our shows. They have turned around and awarded us with over more …

Lynne Haydn Honored by Local Business and Tourism Organization

October 26, 2016

1Berkshire, the business and tourism organization in Berkshire County, is honoring women in their member theatres, and included Mac-Haydn’s Artistic Director/Producer Lynne Haydn:
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Nominate your favorite shows!

October 25, 2016

It’s time for you, our amazing audience, to “Raise your voice!” The first annual BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards are currently accepting nominations for the 2016 season!
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Alums head south!

October 17, 2016

Mac-Haydn Alums are heading south for the Winter!
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2016 New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Announces Nominees

October 13, 2016

Berkshire County, MA [October 11, 2016] – In the last twelve months, more than 300,000 people attended a live theatre production in or around Berkshire County. With 75 stage productions employing hundreds of professionals, making theatre is an important cog in the area’s cultural economy. more …

It’s Christmas time on the West Coast

October 12, 2016

Christmas comes early, on time, and late to our West Coast fans.
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Alums in 1776!

October 11, 2016

It seems like our alums are taking over both sides of the country! Back on the East Coast, more …

Alum in Arizona

October 10, 2016

Remember this guy?
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MHT to make NYC Debut!

October 5, 2016

A favorite of ours Caitlin Wilayto​ will be making her NYC Theatre Debut this month!
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Costume Sale Preview: Originally from Broadway!

September 29, 2016

Tomorrow is the first day of the Sale. Our preview is from our recent past, and also a BROADWAY ORIGINAL!!!
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Costume Sale Preview: Glinda

September 28, 2016

Another day another preview!

Today’s tells us that not all witches are bad…
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Costume Sale Preview: Belle

September 27, 2016

Want to know what’s in store at our Costume Sale starting this weekend? Here’s a sneak peak
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MHT Alum heads on a ship, to Dutch Apple

September 21, 2016

Pennsylvania fans! A favorite from the past few summers, Conor Robert Fallon will be in your state!
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Don’t Stop Clowning Around

September 20, 2016

There is no reason to stop clowning around! Sebastiani Romagnolo, our wonderful choreographer from “The Producers” and “The Addams Family” is headed back to his home of Lake Tahoe, CA to perform “Democrazy: The Other Party.”
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Costume Sale!

September 19, 2016

A month-long sale of costumes from overflowing storage spaces is planned by The Mac-Haydn Theatre.
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MHT Alum performs in “Camelot”

September 14, 2016

Mac-Haydn Alum Jeffrey Funaro (2007 & 2009) is playing Lancelot in a concert production of “Camelot” this weekend!

He will be opposite Broadway performers Craig Schulman (Les Miserables) and Marni Raab (The Phantom of the Opera).

Friday September 16th at 7:30
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Washingtonville, NY (179 E. Main Street)
$20 at the door (cash or check only) and part of the proceeds benefit the St. Anne’s Church

Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th at 5pm
Tickets include a cruise, self-guided tour and show.
Information and Reservations are available at: http://bannermancastle.org/

Steve Hassmer performs in Sea Scapes

September 13, 2016

Steve Hassmer is back with three evenings of songs in three different locations!
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Mac-Haydn Favorites head to CT!

September 8, 2016

Playhouse on Park Theatre in West Hartford, CT (Only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Mac-Haydn) is getting a few Mac-Haydn favorites this month!
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A Window into the 1964-65 World’s Fair

September 1, 2016

Our very own Jimm Halliday has quite the unique collection.

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We had the privilege of sitting down with the cast members of “The Addams Family” to ask a few questions.
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“. . .a sophisticated New York lifestyle!” – An Addams Family Review

August 29, 2016

J. Peter Bergman reviews “The Addams Family” our final show of the 2016 season, now running through September 4th!
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We had the privilege of sitting down with the cast members of “The Addams Family” to ask a few questions.
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Meet the Ad(d)am(s): Pugsley

August 17, 2016

Mac-Haydn Theatre welcomes Adam Salerno as Pugsley Addams.
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“Here is a woman whose powerful voice is easily matched by her character development in her scenes”

August 13, 2016

“God loves us when we sing. . .even like that.”
A Review by J. Peter Bergman
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A ‘Desparate Housewives of Columbia County’ Review

August 12, 2016

“For an hour of delicious amusement put down the dish towel, drop that garden trowel and pull into the parking lot at the Mac-Haydn. You won’t be disappointed.”
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A Mac-Haydn Conversation with Gabe Belyeu

August 4, 2016

“Its amazing what you can do with some Ben Nye cream-based makeup” – Gabe Belyeu
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Back to the Wood – a Review

July 30, 2016

“….there’s some sort of magic that occurs in a Sondheim musical that can only be conveyed on stage. That magic is evident in the Mac-Haydn Theatre’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ running through August 7.”

A Review by Alan Ilagan
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“There is a natural reality about the most unnatural and unreal scenario”

July 29, 2016

“Quit while you’re ahead, I always say.”
A Review by J. Peter Bergman
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A Conversation with Jimm Halliday

July 26, 2016

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the award-winning costume designer Jimm Halliday.more …

Prepare to be Razzled, Dazzled – A Review

July 24, 2016

“The current production of “Chicago” taking to the Mac-Haydn Theatre stage in Chatham, NY is simply stated, one great evening.”
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A Mac-Haydn Monday(s) You Don’t Want to Miss

July 20, 2016

WEEKENDERS AND LOCALS — Mix it up (and mix the cocktails) in more …

Hometown Spotlight

July 14, 2016

Mid-Hudson Cable featured us this weekend on their “Hometown Spotlight”. Below is the video of the interview.more …

“I Could Have My Own Act”

July 8, 2016

Chicago, Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander. Based on a play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Directed by John Saunders. Choreographed by James Kinney. Reviewed by J. Peter Bergman.
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Meet the team behind the scenes: A Saturday Conversation

July 2, 2016

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Zachary Greer Emerson (wig and makeup designer) and Michelina Abrahamzon (wardrobe supervisor) to discuss life, theatre, and their busy schedule.
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‘Mac-Haydn Mondays’ start this week with a tribute to ‘Ol Blue Eyes’

June 26, 2016

Mac-Haydn Mondays, one of the latest additions to the packed Mac-Haydn schedule kicks of its 2016 programming with “Sinatra 101: The Man, The Myth and The Music”.
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“I stood up in the public square and made a speech.”

June 25, 2016

J. Peter Bergman’s stunning review of “South Pacific” running through July 3rd.
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Not that we like to brag…

June 24, 2016

Not that we like to brag, but we’d like to brag that we have been voted (thanks to all of you!) the Best Local Live Theatre in Columbia County.
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The Mac-Haydn Theatre is excited to be working with some amazing children in “South Pacific.” Jerome and Ngana are the children of Emile de Beque and a Polynesian woman who has passed away.

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“There’s a somebody I’m longing to see….” – Berkshire Bright Focus Reviews ‘Nice Work’

June 12, 2016

J. Peter Bergman of The Berkshire Bright Focus gives a lovely review of “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

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A Saturday Conversation at The Mac: Mark Hardy

June 5, 2016

Mark Hardy is a Broadway Vet, a Professor at Montclair State University and a former Company Member of The Mac-Haydn Theatre (1984) who has recently returned to act and direct the past few years. Mark stars as Henry Higgins in our season’s opening show “My Fair Lady.”

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First Review of the Season!

May 28, 2016

The first review is in!  Thanks to the Berkshire Bright Focus for the wonderful review.

Reviewed by J. Peter Bergman

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My Fair Lady

The Mac Returns to Its Roots

April 18, 2016

In 1969, when the closest professional Musical Theatre to Chatham was Broadway, the idea of the Mac-Haydn Theatre was born. After some floor scraping and dressing room painting, the lights came up at that Chatham Fair Grounds on the inaugural production of My Fair Lady.

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Mac-Haydn Theatre