Sunset Boulevard

The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents  Sunset Boulevard through June 30th. Bob and I had the pleasure of interviewing the three principal performers Elizabeth Ward Land,  Pat Moran, and James Zannelli. Having an informative conversation with three nice people increased our anticipation of the performance. However, something happened when we went into the theatre. Those three people disappeared and on stage were three different people, Norma Desmond, Joe Gillis and Max von Mayerling. They were so completely those characters that we even forgot the actors who had played those roles in the movie upon which this Andrew Lloyd Weber musical is based. That is the magic of theatre and why we keep going.

Click on the interview below.

Sunset Boulevard Interview

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     Pat Moran, Elizabeth Ward Land

 

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               James Zannelli, Elizabeth Ward Land, Pat Moran

Curtains

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is presenting  Curtains by Kander and Ebb through June 16.  This musical offers mystery, comedy and music in one delightful package. Bob and I interviewed three of the main members of the cast on opening night.  We learned about them, the musical, and the magic  of performances at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, New York.  After you listen to the interview, by clicking below,

Curtains Interview

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To hear what others thought about the production.

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association

 

 

 

Camelot – Mac-Haydn Theatre

Mac-Haydn Theatre begins its 51st season with Lerner and Lowe’s landmark musical Camelot. The musical was one of John Kennedy’s favorites, particularly the last song when Arthur instructs a young boy, “Don’t let it be forgot.,That once there was a spot, For one brief shining moment, That was known as Camelot”

Bob and I had seen the original production in New York. Richard Burton and Julie Andrews were no longer in the cast at that point.  Robert Goulet still was. To be honest, we liked the Mac-Haydn production better. Camelot is running Wednesday to Sunday until June 2. You don’t want to miss it.

After clicking on the link below and listening to our discussion, you can click on the link to the theatre below or call 518-392-9292 for tickets.

Discussion of Camelot

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Oklahoma! – Dorset Players

The Dorset Players are presenting Oklahoma May 17 to May 26. Bob and I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Dorgeloh, the producer and director; Kelly Gaiotti, the choreographer, and three members of the cast, Josh Bond (Curly) . Danielle Houston (Laurey),  and  Caren McVicker (Aunt Eller). This musical which opened on Broadway 76 years ago transformed the American musical. Unlike most musicals of the time, in Oklahoma the music and dance were integrated into the “book” and moved the action along. The musical was a sensation and started Rodgers and Hammerstein on their long and successful collaboration. With a cast of twenty-four, the Dorset Players production is is an ambitious project for a community theatre. However, The Dorset Players produce wonderful musicals  as Bob and I can testify, having enjoyed them over the years.. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to see an outstanding musical at a reasonable price.

Listen to the interview by clicking below

Oklahoma Interview

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Dorset Players

 

 

 

 

 

Annie

The Mac-Haydn Theatre is ending its season with a production of Annie which will run through September 2. This is an outstanding conclusion to an outstanding  50th Anniversary season. The musical score is filled with great songs.  Most people will remember Tomorrow,  but Easy StreetIt’s The Hard Luck Life,  Little Girls, and N.Y.C . are also great and that is just the first act. Whether you have seen a stage production, or one of the movies or the television show. there is something special seeing it on the Mac-Haydn arena stage where the audience surrounds the fourteen little girls that drive Miss Hannigan crazy and the chorus comes singing down the aisles.

On opening night Bob and I had the pleasure of  talking with George Dvorsky who plays Daddy Warbucks, Corrine Tork who plays Grace Farrell, and Gabe Belyeu who plays FDR.

Listen to our discussion by clicking below

Annie discussion with the actors

Then go to The Mac-Haydn website to order tickets before all the shows are sold out

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Read what the critics have to say

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The splendid musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame is playing at the Mac-Haydn Theatre through August 5. Based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel with music from the Disney film by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, this play has been produced  at regional theatres and abroad.. Once again the designers of the arena stage at the Mac-Haydn Theatre bring the audience into the world of the musical with, the costumes, the stained glass windows, the choreography and the direction.  This production portrays the world of the novel, more than the Disney version.

Bob and I interviewed three of the leading actors in the show.

Michael Brennan
Laura Helm

 

 

 

 

 

Quinto Ott

Click below to listen to the interview.

Interview with Hunchback of Notre Dame cast members.

 

After you listen to the interview, click on the theatre’s website below for tickets.

Mac-Haydn Theatre web site

Video of cast members from Hunchback of Notre Dame

For reviews, click below

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association

Hair

The Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting Hair at the Unicorn Theatre through August 11. This landmark musical was originally performed in the 1960’s when social change was happening against the background of an unpopular war. Contributing to the war’s unpopularity was  television coverage which brought the war into people’s living rooms. Since then, our wars have been depicted with less carnage.  Watching Hair, one is aware of difference and similarities between then and now.

Bob and I talk about  some of this in our discussion.

Discussion of Hair

For tickets and to learn more about the rest of Berkshire Theatre Group;s season, click below.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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Berkshire Theatre Critics  Association