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 ReviewAugust 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 SpamalotAugust 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 …
“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 ReviewJune 30, 2017
“Delightful Dancing and Catchy Tunes” a review by: Jenny Hansell of the Lakeville Journal
A High energy, lively and just plain funny evening of music and dance: A Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ReviewJune 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
The Season Steps off with a flurry of choreography: A Joseph…Dreamcoat ReviewMay 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”
Come and witness the birth of a theatre goddess: A Joseph…Dreamcoat ReviewMay 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
Wigs by Maxwell: From Mac-Haydn to BroadwayApril 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 WayJanuary 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.
Taking Applications for the 2017 Technical TeamJanuary 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.
MHT Alum Spotlight: Swing Life with Emily AftonDecember 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 RodgersDecember 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.
Vote for us on BroadwayWorldNovember 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 OrganizationOctober 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:
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!
Alums head south!October 17, 2016
Mac-Haydn Alums are heading south for the Winter!
2016 New Berkshire Theatre Awards Program Announces NomineesOctober 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 CoastOctober 12, 2016
Christmas comes early, on time, and late to our West Coast fans.
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 ArizonaOctober 10, 2016
Remember this guy?
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!!!
Costume Sale Preview: GlindaSeptember 28, 2016
Another day another preview!
Today’s tells us that not all witches are bad…
Costume Sale Preview: BelleSeptember 27, 2016
Want to know what’s in store at our Costume Sale starting this weekend? Here’s a sneak peak
Costume Sale!September 19, 2016
A month-long sale of costumes from overflowing storage spaces is planned by The Mac-Haydn Theatre.
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 ScapesSeptember 13, 2016
Steve Hassmer is back with three evenings of songs in three different locations!
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!
“. . .a sophisticated New York lifestyle!” – An Addams Family ReviewAugust 29, 2016
J. Peter Bergman reviews “The Addams Family” our final show of the 2016 season, now running through September 4th!
Meet the Ad(d)am(s): PugsleyAugust 17, 2016
Mac-Haydn Theatre welcomes Adam Salerno as Pugsley Addams.
“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
A ‘Desparate Housewives of Columbia County’ ReviewAugust 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.”
A Review by J. Peter Bergmanmore …
A Mac-Haydn Conversation with Gabe BelyeuAugust 4, 2016
“Its amazing what you can do with some Ben Nye cream-based makeup” – Gabe Belyeu
Back to the Wood – a ReviewJuly 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
“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
A Conversation with Jimm HallidayJuly 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 ReviewJuly 24, 2016
“The current production of “Chicago” taking to the Mac-Haydn Theatre stage in Chatham, NY is simply stated, one great evening.”
A Mac-Haydn Monday(s) You Don’t Want to MissJuly 20, 2016
WEEKENDERS AND LOCALS — Mix it up (and mix the cocktails) in more …
Hometown SpotlightJuly 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.
Meet the team behind the scenes: A Saturday ConversationJuly 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.
‘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”.
“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.
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.
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.
“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”
A Saturday Conversation at The Mac: Mark HardyJune 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.”
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
The Mac Returns to Its RootsApril 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.