Featuring works that are big, bold and brilliant, our upcoming season will include a diverse roster of plays and artists, innovative revivals of time-honored classics and a host of special productions and events.


In a word MacTheatre’s 2016/2017 season is a season of pure PANACHE.



October 13-16 & 20-23, 2016 McCallum Arts Center


Fans of The Phantom of the Opera, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, and Jekyll and Hyde will fall for CYRANO THE MUSICAL.


A swashbuckling romp with a case of hidden identity, a passionate love story and one unforgettable nose.





December 8-11, 2016 Fine Arts Building Theatre


"Somewhere up above, George S. Kaufman, Abe Burrows, Moss Hart and all those clever fellows who wrote the comedies of yesteryear are rolling with laughter, echoing the audience last night at Moon Over Buffalo. The play is nothing less than a love letter to live theater."
-Boston Herald


Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.





February 23-26 & March 2-5, 2017 McCallum Arts Center

  • Winner! 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Book and Outstanding Music 
  • Winner! 3 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography 
  • Nominee! 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, and Original Score 
  • Nominee! 11 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical

This grand old (1938) musical was revived in London in 1984 and came to New York in 1986. The late Viscount Hareford had a youthful, unfortunate marriage - and kept discreetly out of sight was a son and heir, Bill Snibson. The Hareford Hall family are despondent when the family solicitor finds the legitimate heir in the less than desirable Lambeth area of London. When Bill is brought to Hampshire, he is forced to decide if he should fit in with high society and lose his Cockney roots and his girlfriend.




"Has uncorked the innocence of the old-fashioned musical comedy so ingenuously that for once a theatre goer is actually sucked directly into that sunny past rather than merely suckered into nostalgia for it." - New York Times


"A honey. It has humor, music, dancing, charm, wit and a deft expertise and that takes your heart away." - New York Post


"The freshest and funniest musical to hit Broadway in ages." - Newsweek





 May 12-14, 2017 Fine Arts Building Theatre


MacTheatre is about CREATING a movement: the ART of a Revolution. Join us. Think and question with us. Create a movement with us. All are welcome.


George Orwell's revolutionary masterpiece comes to the stage with MacTheatre’s world premiere re-imagining of Animal Farm. After revolting against the reign of their negligent human master, the animals of Mr. Jones’s farm create their own ideal society in which all animals are equal and rules are set by democratic vote. It's all working pretty well, until the allure of power leads the animals to a chilling fate. Animal Farm illustrates how new tyranny replaces old and power corrupts even the noblest of causes. 






ABSOLUTELY FREE THEATRE as part of THE REP: Student- Directed One Act Play Festival



March 31- April 2, 2017 Fine Arts Building Theatre 


Oscar Wilde is a master of sophisticated comedy, and The Importance of Being Earnest is his masterpiece. Like all the composers of classics, Wilde injected timeless messages into his plays. Although the play was written near the end of the 19th century, the message is still valid—a person's name and heritage mean little; it's what you make of yourself that counts. Oscar Wilde wraps up his message into a delightful package. 





March 31- April 2, 2017 Fine Arts Building Theatre


Join us for an extraordinary collection of one acts marking the 401st anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.





March 31- April 2, 2017 Fine Arts Building Theatre