Beehive: The ’60s Musical

Maya Cuevas, Kiara Hines and Julia Hajjar make up half the cast of Mac-Haydn’s production of Beehive: The 60s Musical, running concurrently with The World Goes ’Round. Original photos by Ann Kielbasa.
I bet I can guess your age by which current Mac-Haydn musical revue you like better.

By Andrew Andrews

The 1960s is widely regarded as a decade of change in America.

Perhaps nothing reflects that change as readily as the music, from early songs about teenage girls’ frustrations with boys, to later numbers about young women’s frustrations with equality and politics.

Mac-Haydn’s production of Beehive: The ’60s Musical chronicles that progression of pop music with excerpts from over two dozen hits by female artists and groups.

Tied into a loose narration by a character named Wanda and five of her friends, the cast performs numbers from The Name Game to Make Your Own Kind of Music, interspersed with anecdotes and reminders of events that were important to a young woman coming of age over the course of the decade.

Closing out the theatre’s season, Beehive runs concurrently with another musical revue, The World Goes ’Round, and it’s even possible to attend both productions on the same day, as I’ve just done!

Ashley DeLane Burger and Angie Colonna (left), and Mia Sempertegui (front) complete the cast.

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Andrew Andrews attended Beehive: The ’60s Musical at Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham on Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm to write this review.

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