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Kiss Me, Kate Opens Thursday at Mac-Haydn Theatre, Jul 21

Up next at the Mac-Haydn theatre is Kiss Me, Kate. The show opens on Thursday, July 21 and runs through Sunday, July 31.

The sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical. Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of four brilliant writers: Sam and Bella Spewack, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare.

The battle of the sexes takes center stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham and his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi profess to hate each other. However, it soon becomes clear that their relationship is a little more complicated. Throw in some cases of mistaken identity and a few legendary comedic routines and you get Kiss Me, Kate.

Returning to the Mac-Haydn for the first time in 10 years, this production of Kiss Me, Kate is sure to be a blockbuster addition to the 2022 season. You will hear the Mac-Haydn musicians at their absolute best in this timeless score which features hits like “Another Op’nin’, Another Show”; “Always True To You In My Fashion” and “It’s Too Darn Hot”. Cole Porter’s exceptional musical will burst off the stage in our intimate setting and promises to leave you feeling so in love.

Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Production information from machaydntheatre.org

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 31, 2022

Jul 21 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 21 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 22 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 23 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 24 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 24 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jul 27 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jul 28 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 28 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 29 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 30 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 30 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 31 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 31 – 7:00PM Sunday

TICKETS: $45
Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents Urinetown, Jul 7 – 17

After the successful season opening run of A Chorus Line, the Mac-Haydn Summer 2022 Season continues with Urinetown, July 7 through July 17.

A side splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution and musical theater itself. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is hilariously funny, remarkably irreverent and touchingly sincere. The winner of 3 Tony Awards and 2 Obie Awards, this incredible satire leaves no one safe from scrutiny as it surveys societies established norms and foundational institutions.

A dire water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens of Urinetown are forced to pay a single malevolent company to use the only available amenities. One citizen of Urinetown decides that they’ve had enough. They plan a revolution to break the chain and lead the people to freedom!

Originally planned for our 2020 season, this production of Urinetown is two years in the making, finally hitting our stage for the first time ever. You are sure to love the ardent characters of this irreverent satire. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the modern era. It’s outrageous, unscrupulous and absolutely hilarious!

Trey Compton makes his Mac-Haydn directorial debut after previously directing with The Fulton, Riverside, Engeman, Sierra Repertory, The Herb Strauss, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, and most recently at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Compton is joined by seasoned Mac-Haydn choreographer Elizabeth McGuire, whose previous credits in Chatham include “Camelot” (2019) and “Pippin” (2021). 

“I’m so very thrilled Urinetown will be shared with audiences at Mac-Haydn,” said Compton. “The show is musical theatre satire at its best. It brilliantly walks the line between thought provoking, affecting theatre and ‘pee your pants funny’ musical comedy (pun very much intended).”

Broadway’s George Dvorsky returns to the Mac-Haydn stage as Caldwell B. Cladwell. Dvorsky’s past roles with the theatre include Mushnik in the 2019 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” and his Berkshire Theatre Award-winning performance as Warbucks in 2018’s “Annie.”

Dvorsky is joined by newcomer Janet Dickinson as the menacing Penelope Pennywise. Dickinson is no stranger to the stage, having appeared regionally and on Broadway in shows including “Anastasia the Musical,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Happiness” at Lincoln Center.

The “Urinetown” cast features Kylan Ross as Bobby Strong, Gabe Belyeu as Officer Lockstock, Nina Laing as Hope Cladwell, and Sarah Chiu as Little Sally.

Book by Greg Kotis
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis

Production information from machaydntheatre.org

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Jul 7 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 7 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 8 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 9 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 10 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 10 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jul 13 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jul 14 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 14 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 15 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 16 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 16 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 17 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 17 – 7:00PM Sunday

TICKETS: $45

Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Presents A Chorus Line

The Mac-Haydn Summer 2022 Season kicks off with A Chorus Line, opening June 23rd.

The history-making sensation returns to the Mac-Haydn stage! Winner of 9 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line explored the realities of life as a professional theater dancer in an entirely new way, redefining the parameters of musical theater forever.

A Chorus Line takes us inside the pressure cooker of a final casting call for a new Broadway musical. Our dancers are asked to give everything they have in the hopes of realizing the dream they have worked their whole lives for. This turbulent, true-to-life depiction of the performer’s experience is the ultimate love letter to the stage, highlighting the personal hardships, triumphs and failures that surface when we pursue our aspirations.

Coming to the Mac-Haydn stage for only the third time, this A Chorus Line will be an experience like no other. Intimate and visceral, you will feel like part of the audition. Featuring such classic hits as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It”, this masterpiece of live theater will resonate with anyone who has ever pursued a dream, and inspire those who have not.

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian

Production information from machaydntheatre.org

DATES/TIMES: Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Jun 23 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 23 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jun 24 – 7:00PM Friday (Annual Gala)
Jun 25 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jun 26 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jun 26 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jun 29 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jun 30 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jun 30 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 1 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 2 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 2 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 3 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 3 – 7:00PM Sunday

TICKETS: $45

Tickets can be purchased through machaydntheatre.org by clicking here.

LOCATION: Mac-Haydn Theatre
1925 NY-203
Chatham, NY 12037

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Chatham Repair Cafe, May 14

Have a toaster that won’t toast? Bike with a flat tire? Necklace that needs a new clasp? Start gathering your beloved but broken items, and get ready for the CHATHAM REPAIR CAFE on May 14th 10-2 at the Chatham Firehouse!

Repair Cafes are free, fun, community events where local volunteer “fixers” help their neighbors repair broken household items and keep them out of the landfill! Hosted by local Climate Smart Communities (Chatham, New Lebanon, Austerlitz, Village of East Nassau).

If you’re handy and want to volunteer as a helper, contact karlak@taconic.net

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 14, 2022 / 10am – 2pm

LOCATION: Chatham Firehouse
2 Hoffman St,
Chatham, NY 12037

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At The Crandell, The Batman

Opening this weekend at the Crandell Theatre, The Batman!

Batman ventures into Gotham City’s underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.

  • Rating: PG-13 (Some Suggestive Material|Drug Content|Strong Disturbing Content|Strong Language|Strong Violent Content)
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Crime
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Writer: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig
  • Runtime: 2h 56m

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2022
Friday & Saturday – 7pm
Sunday Matinee – 4pm

TICKET PRICES: $7 – $11
Members $8
Adults  $11
Children 12 and under $7
Available here

LOCATION: The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

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