CHATHAM, N.Y. -- Four shows new to the Mac-Haydn Theatre and four classic favorites are on the summer theater-in-the-round's 2014 schedule,
"We are excited to have four shows we have never done before, and know that people always look forward to the old standards," artistic director/producer Lynne Haydn says in a news release, adding "we hope that people plan a journey to one of the many places we'll take them with this summer's shows. In our theatre the audience is so close they are almost part of the live on-stage action, which makes the shows even more exciting to see and hear."
The season will open on May 22 with "Sondheim: Putting It Together" in which five great voices travel to 1800s Paris, ancient Rome, 1960s New York, and London in the 1800s using some of Sondheim's most enjoyed songs. "Sondheim: Putting it Together" runs through June 1.
Also new to the Mac-Haydn:
n "Young Frankenstein," July 24 through Aug. 3;
n "The Full Monty," Aug. 2 through 31.
n and, to end the season, "The All Night Strut," Sept. 5-14, feturing the special sounds from the depression and Harlem jive to WWII and stage door canteens to uptown and downtown night club elegance.
Coming back to the Mac-Haydn are:
n "Fiddler on the Roof," June 19 through 29;
n Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," June 5 through 15;
n "42nd Street," July 3 to 20;
n and "Guys and Dolls," Aug. 7 through 17.
Performance times are: first week Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday, at 2 and 7 p.m.; second week: Wednesday, 2 p.m., Thursday, 2 and 8 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.
Full season and four-show subscriptions are available, and single show reservations are being taken.
Complete ticket, schedule and reservation information is available by phone at (518) 392-9292 or online at machaydntheatre.org