A Message From The Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

With spring fast approaching, I thought it was time for an update on how we are doing at the Mac. As I am sure you know, Covid-19 cases are declining and the vaccines have arrived. All of this is such positive and hopeful news. Venues in New York State have begun to open at very minimal capacity and that’s a good sign for us. I have heard from so many of you cheering for our triumphant return and asking what this summer might look like.

Just like much of 2020, things are changing constantly and we are ready to adapt to whatever comes our way. Right now we are able to say one thing for certain—we will not be able to start our 2021 season in May. However, we are focusing on presenting a very special season further into the summer. This means we won’t see the exact line-up we had planned for 2020, but we will create a season packed with as many shows as possible with something great for everyone to enjoy. Much like the rest of the country, and the entire arts industry, patience is key in determining what the plan will ultimately be. As I said at the beginning of the year, as soon we know you will know!

Many of you have logistical questions regarding tickets and subscriptions. We are still operating with a very minimal staff and we ask that you hold off on contacting us with questions until we have more information. Stay up-to-date with us on the website, Facebook, and Instagram, this is the first place we will post updates! Plus, our Mac-Haydn Online series is going strong with several events to keep you entertained.

Expect more frequent updates now that we seem (fingers crossed) to be turning the corner on the pandemic. We will be contacting you as soon as it’s time to start making your plans to join us once again for the magic at Mac-Haydn.

In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay healthy

John Saunders
Producing Artistic Director

Thank you once again for your tremendous support.

For 51 years, the Mac-Haydn has presented full summers of top-notch musical theatre and we plan to keep on doing just that! We simply couldn’t do it without you, both as an audience member, and as a contributor.

Summer ’19 was another wonderful year with remarkable performances from our team both on an off the stage. We took a big step forward and plan to keep doing so for years to come.

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre for the 2020 season and thanks again for your loyal support.

John Saunders
Producing Artistic Director

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We hear it a lot: "I don't know how you do it!"

Well, we don't do it alone. Our volunteers who you see ushering, in the food booth and coffee house are the backbone of our theatre and we are always looking for more.

    Here are some specific things our volunteers assist with.
  • Housing: Maintenance and setup for our artists and technical team.
  • Hosting: We are often looking for additional space for our talented and interesting teams. Please fill out our Housing Information Form if you are interested in hosting an artist for part or all of the summer. We will work with you to find a good fit.
  • Distribution: Rack cards and posters around Columbia County.
  • Cars: we have a small fleet that are stored for the winter. These need to be started up and taken for service and check-ups.
  • Copying: Scripts, inserts, and other incidental things. It's a very necessary but time consuming process.
  • Lawn Mowing and Gardening: Having some help with our extensive properties would be wonderful.

Please contact us at jrodgers@machaydntheatre.org to inquire further about becoming a volunteer.