Sunset Boulevard A Tour De ForceJune 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.”
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.”
Sunset Boulevard CastingJune 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.
We told you it was an incredible cast! Sunset Boulevard opens June 20th and promises to be a transformative experience. Get your tickets today.
Camelot Shines MightilyMay 25, 2019
J. Peter Bergman applauds Camelot in his review for the The Berkshire Edge
“The company’s opening show for the 2019 season is a thriller… a show that is truly worth every minute….”
“Madison Stratton is a gorgeous singer and a splendid actor… she brings out things (Julie) Andrews never divulged.”
Camelot Cast 2019May 20, 2019
We are delighted to announce the cast for our first show of the season, Camelot.
Stepping into the role of King Arthur is Mac-Haydn favorite Gabe Belyeu, kicking off his tenth season in Chatham. Last summer, audiences enjoyed Gabe in Damn Yankees, Mamma Mia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Annie. Some of Gabe’s career highlights include the National Tours of Showboat and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley.
Madison Stratton returns to The Mac-Haydn as the beautiful and spirited Guenevere after her performance as Tonya in last season’s fan-favorite production of Mamma Mia. Madison’s New York theatre credits include Baby, A New Musical Off-Broadway and the National Tour of Ragtime.
Nick Miller makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Sir Lancelot. Nick was recently seen as Falstaff in Mixed Precipitation’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Plunkett in Utopia Opera’s Martha, and Judd in the Engeman Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which he will reprise in Mac-Haydn’s production in August.
Oklahoma! Creative Team 2019May 8, 2019
John Saunders directs this incredible Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to close out our season. He is joined by Music Director Jillian Zack who’s known well to Mac-Haydn audiences. Jillian can’t wait: “I’m very excited to bring this expansive score to the intimate space of the Mac-Haydn. The show is packed full of hits and the chance to dissect them with fresh eyes and ears is thrilling!”
Saunders is excited to have the great team of Kevin Gleason and Andrew Gmoser together again for the final time this year. “Kevin and Andrew know our space so well that it is always exciting to see what we can come up with when recreating something from the classic repertoire.
Sound Designer Corbin White, Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver complete the task of bringing the farmers and the cowmen to life.
Little Shop of Horrors Creative Team 2019May 7, 2019
We are heading to skid row with a dynamic team led by Erin Spears Ledford whose direction Mac-Haydn audiences will remember from the fantastically fun Wedding Singer last season. “Little Shop of Horrors has long been a favorite of mine as it pairs my love of both musical comedy and the horror genre. I couldn’t think of a better venue to put up this show than the Mac- Haydn stage!”
She is joined by David Maglione, who Music Directs his fifth and final main stage show of the season. No doubt David will have to work closely with Sound Designer Corbin White on this one who is excited to build the sound world of the plant: “Crafting the sound for the monster plant in Little Shop will be a rewarding challenge as it has to be very refined, but it’s sure to be a lot of fun!”
Props Designer Joshua Gallagher and Hair & Makeup Designer Matthew Oliver round out the team.