CHATHAM — The Mac-Haydn Theatre presents Beehive: The ‘60s Musical, running Sept. 11 through Oct. 2.
Instead of the usual two-week summer stock schedule, the theatre will rotate this debut mainstage show in a repertory schedule with The World Goes ‘Round. The two musicals will run simultaneously, in addition to the five Limited Performances presented in September, with two separate casts and creative teams.
Beehive explores the iconic women who made the music of the 1960s so powerful, from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, and every woman in between. Told from the perspective of six young women with two dozen beloved hits including “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” the show is journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that America underwent during the ‘60s.
The Beehive cast features returnees Maya Cuevas as Jasmine, Ashley DeLane Burger as Patti, and Angie Colonna as Laura, with newcomer Mia Sempertegui as Wanda. Julia Hajjar and Kiara Hines make their Mac-Haydn debuts as Alison and Gina, respectively.
Bryan Knowlton returns to the Mac-Haydn as director. Past directing credits at the theatre include Mamma Mia!, Damn Yankees, and Joseph…Dreamcoat. Holly Lauren Dayton assistant directs, and David Maglione music directs. The production features costume coordination and hair and makeup design by Matthew Oliver, set design by Kevin Gleason, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, props by Megan McQueeney, and sound design by Whitaker Gardener.
The Mac-Haydn Theatre’s extended “Summer in September” season runs through Oct. 3, and features artists including Elizabeth Ward Land, James Benjamin Rodgers, Laura Helm, the Mac-Haydn 2021 company and toUch Performance Art, in addition to two debut mainstage musicals Beehive: The ‘60s Musical and The World Goes ‘Round.
Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, visit www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at 518-392-9292.