Gail M. Burns of Berkshire On Stage reported on the opening of Wendy’s Shadow this weekend.
This weekend the Mac-Haydn is doing something it has almost never done in 50 years of presenting professional musical theatre – it is offering a world premiere of a new work.
Wendy’s Shadow, an original work with book, music, and lyrics by Mac-Haydn Music Director David Maglione, with additional material by Tomas Ruiz, is making its debut as a part of the Children’s Theatre line-up on August 3 and running Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am until August 18.
“Having the Mac-Haydn develop and present new musicals is something I really want to work on in the coming years,” said Artistic Director John Saunders. “We presented an evening of work in development late last season which featured songs from Wendy’s Shadow and another musical David is working on. Our associate Producer Monica Wemitt and I went down to New Jersey to see a full workshop production this past spring, and I immediately asked David if he could create a one-hour version for our season.”