ANYTHING GOES at Mac-Haydn This Summer!
The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), continues their 2017 season with a Cole Porter classic. Winner of the 1987 and 2011 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Anything Goes returns to the MHT stage for the first time since 2010.
Angela Travino, last seen at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in From Here to Eternity makes her MHT debut as Reno Sweeney. Darrel Blackburn, last seen on the MHT stage as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family will play Moonface Martin.
Company Members Sam Pickart, Megan Hasse and Dakota Dutcher will play Billy Crocker, Hope Harcourt and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh respectively. Anything Goes also introduces Cathy Lee-Visscher (Evangeline Harcourt) and Brian D. Wagner (Elisha Whitney) to the MHT audience.
Robin Levine makes her MHT debut as director and choreographer. Later this summer, her work can be seen at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. Assisting her is Patrick Heffernan, who has been on the MHT stage many times since 2012, but is working in a creative role for the first time.
Rounding out the cast is Katie Skawski as Erma, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Steffany Pratt, Catherine Skojec and Laura Michele Erle as Reno's Angels, Albert Hsueh and Atushi Eda as Luke and John, David Figliuzzi, Quinn Corcoran, Ryan Owens, Sebastiani Romagnolo, Dan Macke, Stephen C. Kallas, Connor Hubbard, Ross Flores, Alex Carr,
The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), concludes its 2017 season with the 1964 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and the 2017 Tony Award Winner of Best Revival of a Musical in Hello, Dolly! The Jerry Herman classic was last seen on the MHT stage in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Hello, Dolly marks the return of Rachel Rhodes-Devey to MHT. Born and raised in Albany, NY, Ms. Rhodes-Devey grew up performing on the MHT stage, and was part of the company in 2007. She returns to play Irene Malloy.
Brian D. Wagner (Eli Whitney in Anything Goes) returns as Horace Vandergelder, with Ryan Michael Owens (Jacob & Pharaoh in Joseph...Dreamcoat) and company member Dan Macke (Bobby in Saturday Night Fever) playing Mr. Vandergelder's employees Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker respectively.
The love-struck Ermengarde and Ambrose Kemper are played by company members Catherine Skojec and Dakota Dutcher (Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes and Sir Bedevere in Spamalot). Meg Dooley (Jack's Mother in Into the Woods) plays Ernestina and Steffany Pratt (company member & dance captain for the season) plays Minnie Fay.
Artistic Director John Saunders (director of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Saturday Night Fever, and Sweeney Todd) directs and Sebastiani Romagnolo (choreographer of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Spamalot) choreographs.
Rounding out the cast is Victoria Benkoski as Mrs. Rose, Gabe Belyeu as Rudolph Reisenweber, Quinn Corcoran, Stephen C. Kallas, Alex Carr, Connor Hubbard, Atsushi Eda, Ross Flores, Bryce McAllister, Laura Michele Erle, Katie Skawski, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Michelle E. Carter, Megan Hasse, and Lauren Wrigley.
The show is under music direction of David Maglione. Kevin Gleason set designs, Bethany Marx costume designs, Megan McQueeney designs the props, and Ethan Carleton sound designs.
Hello, Dolly runs on Mac-Haydn's stage August 24 - September 3. For more information and tickets, visit www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Monica M. Wemitt)
and Sophia Tzougros.
The show is under music direction of Jillian Zack. Erin Kiernan set designs, Jimm Halliday costume designs, Megan McQueeney designs the props, and Ethan Carleton sound designs.
Anything Goes runs on Mac-Haydn's stage from June 22 to July 2.
Founded in 1969 by Lynne Haydn and Linda MacNish, The Mac-Haydn Theatre has been bringing artists from all around the country to the town of Chatham, NY (perfectly placed in between the Berkshires, the New York Capital, and the Catskill Region) each summer to produce classic and modern musicals in-the-round. For more information and tickets, please visit us at: www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.