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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s ‘Sunset Boulevard’ filled with evidence of talent

A lot of fabulous talent is involved and the result is a show that is overly true to its source but not to its original star.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s splendid ‘Curtains’ features high production values, good performers in every role

If I had the time to do it, I'd see this all over again, from the very beginning to the inevitable end—I liked it that much.

THEATRE REVIEW: Mac-Haydn Theatre’s ‘Annie’ regains its stature as a first-class musical theater experience

Directed brilliantly for theater-in-the-round by John Saunders, this company proves that a professional take on this classic can make it fine and new again and so very enjoyable.

THEATRE REVIEW: Revisiting a favorite, ‘Funny Girl,’ at the Mac-Haydn

You will find this edition a very good way to re-introduce yourself to this challenging but rewarding piece of American musical theatre.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Damn Yankees,’ a damn good two and a half hours

In spite of the fact that "Damn Yankees" is one of my favorite shows, this is a production of the musical that I would recommend heartily and without any caveat about this, that or the other thing.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Sweeney Todd,’ a killer of a musical at the Mac-Haydn

Your discomfort is gratefully accepted by the people on stage and off stage.

THEATRE REVIEW: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This production has a star-quality cast and the result of however much work went into it is simply stated as follows: You absolutely must get a ticket today and not miss this fabulous hit show -- period.

Bits & Bytes: Rusted Root at the Mahaiwe; Generation Block Party; ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;’ ‘In Bloom’

The inspiration for building a courage wall in Great Barrington was brought to Railroad Street Youth Project by author Barbara Bonner while working on her book “Inspiring Courage.”

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Chicago’ at Mac-Haydn, a richly rewarding revival

This new production in Chatham is so wonderful it could easily transfer to New York City in a New York minute.
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