Moondance

The Moon and The Magic

Limited Performance

Created and performed by Elizabeth Ward Land

Elizabeth Ward Land returns for the Mac-Haydn debut of “Moondance,” using her one-of-a-kind voice to weave a spell as she celebrates songs about the moon and the magic that is everywhere around us.more …

2023 Limited Performances Announcement

2023 LIMITED PERFORMANCES ANNOUNCED!

Something Wonderful (August 5 at 8pm, August 11 at 3pm)

Sondheim Tribute Revue (August 23 at 8pm, August 25 at 3pm)

Showstoppers (September 2 at 12pm)

Still Within the Sound of My Voice (September 13 at 7pm)


Please note that single tickets for Limited Performances, as well as 7 Show Subscriptions for the 2023 Season will go on sale May 15, 2023.

Tickets for the previously announced mainstage season are available here.


The Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced its 2023 Limited Performance Series, adding to the previously-announced lineup of musicals in the theatre’s 54th summer season. The series features stars of both the Mac-Haydn and Broadway, including George Dvorsky (“The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Passion”) and Elizabeth Ward Land (“Amazing Grace,” “Memphis,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel”).

Kicking off the Limited Performances is George Dvorsky’s “Something Wonderful,” featuring Mac-Haydn Music Supervisor Eric Shorey on piano with hits from the Great American Songbook. Chatham audiences have been captivated by Dvorsky’s performances in “Urinetown” (2023), “Little Shop of Horrors” (2019), and for his Berkshire Theatre Award-winning performance as Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” (2018). Dvorsky is joined by Shorey, who has performed nationally as an actor including performances at Paper Mill Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House.

A nod to the late composer, the Mac-Haydn will present a two-performance tribute revue featuring the works of the great Stephen Sondheim. The performances will feature a yet-to-be-announced all-star cast of Mac-Haydn favorites to celebrate the award-winning, influential work of the legendary composer and lyricist through a selection of his iconic tunes.

The Mac-Haydn’s annual fundraising event returns with “Showstoppers,” a single performance featuring the 2023 Mac-Haydn company members as they deliver show-stopping performances of musical theater’s greatest hits – covering styles from classic to contemporary, with tunes by the most noteworthy composers in show business and from Broadway’s biggest shows.

Back by popular demand following its debut in 2021, Elizabeth Ward Land returns her Bistro Award-winning cabaret, “Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt” to the Mac-Haydn stage. Land, who previously starred as Norma Desmond in the Mac-Haydn’s “Sunset Boulevard” (2019), traces her life and career to songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s vast catalogue, including “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “Frenesi,” and “Long, Long Time.”


Still Within the Sound of My Voice

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7:00pm

Limited Performance Season Ended

Created and performed by Elizabeth Ward Land

Back by popular demand, Elizabeth Ward Land’s award-winning cabaret, Still Within The Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt returns to the Mac-Haydn!

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Mac-Haydn Encore Performances
Mac-Haydn Alums Take Us Down Memory Lane

As we work to determine what our 2020 Season will look like at the Mac-Haydn, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite artists by asking them to perform, from the safety of their self isolation, songs which they have brought to our stage in the past. We hope you will enjoy a little trip down memory lane with us during this uncertain time.


Monday, April 6th

Elizabeth Ward land – “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard.

Who could forget Elizabeth Ward Land’s tour de force as the iconic Norma Desmond in 2019’s Sunset Boulevard? It was a triumphant show in many respects but nothing compared to her remarkable performance.

Just in case you did forget it, she has recreated one of the most famous moments from the show as only Liz could.

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Saturday, April 4th

Emily Kron – “By The Sea” from Sweeney Todd.

In 2017 we presented an inspired production of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece Sweeney Todd.

Emily Kron was spellbinding and hilarious in the pivotal role of the grotesque and vicious Mrs. Lovett. Her portrayal gave us such empathy for this corrupted soul that we could not help but love her.

Here she gives us a glimpse of the amazing detail that she incorporated into that performance.

In this difficult time, sometimes you just need to have a good laugh. Here it is.


Friday, April 3rd

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy and David Maglione – “Wonderful Thought” from Wendy’s Shadow.

2018 saw the world premiere of this magical musical by our music supervisor David Maglione. A story of fear, hope and discovery, it moved audiences of all ages and set a new standard in our Children’s Theatre productions. Kelly was delightful in the title role and those who saw this performance will never forget it.

We see in this amazing performance from their family’s home just how joyous the act of making music together is.

Think wonderful thoughts everyone. And please stay safe.

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Wednesday, April 1st

Rachel Rhodes-Devey – “It Only Takes A Moment” from Hello Dolly.

In 2017 Rachel created the perfect Irene Molloy in our remarkable production of Hello Dolly.

Words cannot describe her beautiful artistry in this performance from her living room, reminding us how many people we wish we could hug today.

Stay safe and strong everyone. These magical moments of human connection will return.


Tuesday, March 31st

George Dvorsky – “NYC” from Annie.

George gave a Berkshire Award winning performance as Daddy Warbucks in our 2018 production of Annie.

As New York City goes through this unprecedented time, George Reminds us of why we love this incredible place. Let’s hope we can enjoy all its wonders, and eccentricities again in the coming months.

Stay safe New York. We love you and all the amazing people who call you home.

During this time of isolation, it becomes very clear to us all just how important the sentiments of this song are.

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Monday, March 30th

Lauren Palmeri – “People” from Funny Girl.

Lauren performed Fanny Bryce with us in 2018 as part of our 50th Anniversary season to rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. J. Peter Bergman of The Berkshire Edge said of Lauren. “She embraces the uniqueness of the Fanny Brice persona… she is as good as it gets!”. We think you get a marvelous impression of that in this heartfelt rendition of the song, performed from her bedroom.

During this time of isolation, it becomes very clear to us all just how important the sentiments of this song are.

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Sunset Boulevard Casting

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.

The elegant Rachel Pantazis takes on her second role of the summer as Betty which promisses to be a highlight and Mac-Haydn legend Gabe Belyeu returns for his third role of the summer Sheldrake.

We told you it was an incredible cast! Sunset Boulevard opens June 20th and promises to be a transformative experience. Get your tickets today.

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

June 20 – June 30

New Production Season Ended

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork comes to life to dazzle and awe. Based on the hit film, this stunning score brings the tragic Norma Desmond to life as she stages her comeback. With the help of down-and-out screenwriter, Joe Gillis, the stage is set for romance, jealousy, mystery, and tragedy. With huge hit songs like “With One Look” and “As if We Never Said Goodbye.” Sunset Boulevard is ready for its closeup!

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