CHATHAM, NY — A well-known area quartet and new favorite leading man will be featured performers for the Mac-Haydn Mondays shows this summer.
The Joe Adee Band will perform on July 17. Mr. Adee has played from upstate New York to Nashville, TN, mixing blues, easy rock, ballads and some songs of his own with touches of comedy. He plays guitar and harmonica – often at the same time – and is joined by Gabriel Father on bass and guitar, Benjamin Lanphear playing saxophone and Grant Horn as drummer. The group specializes in benefit performances and a part of the proceeds from this event will go to Our Community Cares, a local group which assists Columbia County residents who need assistance due to unforeseen events.
Mac-Haydn leading man Steve Hassmer will present his solo concert A Journey to Grateful on August 14. Audiences who lauded his powerful portrayal of Emile deBecque in last summer’s South Pacific have been delighted by his comedic turn as Andre Thibault in this season’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Mr. Hassmer has also performed in the national tour of My Fair Lady, the world premiere of Some People Hear Thunder at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, Uncle Yakuside in Madama Butterfly at Berkshire Opera Festival, Harry Houdini in Ragtime, baritone soloist with Carmina Burana at Princeton University Chapel and production singer with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines. His concert will include a variety of songs and stories that will touch and entertain viewers.
Mac-Haydn Mondays shows are at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $25.00. Visit www.machaydntheatre.org or call 518-392-9292 for information and tickets to these and all Mac-Haydn Theatre shows.