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WELCOME Dear Friends, Happy 80th birthday to MPAC! Mayo Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, has been at the heart of arts and entertainment in Morristown since it first opened as the single screen Community Theatre in 1937. Eighty years later, it is an honor and a privilege to be part of a community that is committed to sustaining the legacy that Walter Reade originally founded. Through your support, this magnificent historic venue has helped to create wonderful experiences and memories for so many; memories that we continue to share with our family and friends through many generations. As part of our mission, we proudly continue the tradition of giving back, offering enriching programs that serve the public, often at no cost. Be on the lookout throughout the year as we announce free lectures, movies, concerts on the mainstage, performances on the plaza and events throughout the community. We hope you will take advantage of these diverse and exciting opportunities. Education and outreach are integral parts of our mission. MPAC brings the arts into schools, community centers, nursing homes and hospitals â€“ bringing joy, inspiring hope, and instilling a sense of creativity and community to students in schools lacking arts programs and to those unable to travel to the Theatre. MPACâ€™s Miracle Project classes for those with special needs, and our relaxed performances on the main stage, are perfect examples of how the arts can truly became a transformative experience in someoneâ€™s life. It is the goal of our entire organization to create an accessible and inclusive environment that offers something for everyone. Thank you for supporting us and for joining us again this season. We are thrilled to continue the tradition of offering memorable experiences, this year, and in the next eighty years. Warm Regards,
Allison Larena, President & CEO
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MPAC Makes The Arts Accessible For All Our Performing Arts School offers classes in musical theatre, acting, vocal technique and more for children and adults. MPAC is the only New Jersey provider of The Miracle Project, a groundbreaking, fully inclusive music and theatre program for children with special needs. For more information, please visit our website: www.mayoarts.org/Education
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FAMILY E V E N T S Tao: Drum Heart
Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcase the ancient art of Japanese drumming by combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals. $29-$59
Masters of Illusion
Friday, February 16 at 8 pm Believe the impossible! See grand illusions involving levitating women, amazing escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers. It’s everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you’ll never forget -- all rolled up into a live show that defies reality! $39-$69
Gobsmacked! The A Cappella Musical
Sunday, February 18 at 7 pm Seven incredible singers and beatboxers create pure, unadulterated musical magic guaranteed to leave you with a song in your heart and a smile on your face. Gobsmacked! weaves stories through all forms of a cappella, from traditional street corner harmonies to cutting-edge, multi-track live looping. $39-$59
Go, Dog. Go!
Tuesday, February 27 at 4 pm P.D. Eastman’s book comes to life in a frolicking musical party that’s gone to the dogs! Featuring audience participation, this hilarious visual spectacle is a musical romp full of surprises, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! Ages 3-8 $12-$15
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Sing Along with The Muppet Movie
Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm (Relaxed Performance) Renew your rainbow connection with the classic Jim Henson film. The Sing Along crew brings elements of the film to life for the audience via puppetry and more, while children and adults are urged to participate in a variety of fun ways for Muppet fans old and new. $20-$30
New Shanghai Circus
Saturday, March 17 at 3 pm and 7 pm Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. $19-$39
Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm “You and Me” celebrates the mutual joy the audience and performers share in Mummenschanz’s one-of-a-kind theatrical performances. The show brings to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love from Mummenschanz and its classic sketches that have endured the test of time. $29-$59
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: All New Show! King for a Day
Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm and 5:30 pm The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new show. Daniel and his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure filled with tigertastic fun that teaches valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Ages 2-6 $20-$50; $75 Gold Section includes meet & greet
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Tuesday, April 10 at 12:15 pm (Relaxed Performance) Bedtime is approaching, and a team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye? Ages 3-8 $8
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2018 FAMILY PROGRAMS
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour
Sunday, April 22 at 12:30 pm and 4 pm Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Ages 3-8 $29-$59 | Limited Tickets!
Pete the Cat
Monday, April 23 at 4 pm (Relaxed Performance) Groovy, rockin’ Pete the Cat sets out to turn the super square lives of the family he moves in with upside down in this far out, fun adventure based on the popular book series. Ages 4-10 $12-$15
PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero
Tuesday, April 24 at 3 pm and 6 pm It’s time to be a hero! Join Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko as they race in the night to save the day from triple trouble: Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! $29.50-$59.50 $99.50 Gold Section includes post-show meet & greet
The Magic of Anthony Salazar
Sunday, April 29 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm Rising magic star Anthony Salazar performs fantastic illusions with a dash of comedy, juggling, music and audience participation in this high-energy show guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Ages 5+ $12-$15
New Jersey Ballet’s Cinderella
Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet’s original “storyteller” narration so little children can follow the story. Ages 4 and up $15-$25
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RELAXED PERFORMANCES These performances will have lights up, modified sound, a quiet room and the ability to get out of your seat so children with autism and special needs may share in these family experiences. March 11
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SC IE NC E STEVE TRASH: THE SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY TUESDAY, MARCH 13 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES K-6 • $8
HIS T ORY HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES 3-12 • $8
ST O R Y B O O K GO, DOG. GO! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 10:30 AM GRADES PreK-2 • $8
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE TUESDAY, APRIL 10 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM (RELAXED PERFORMANCE) GRADES PreK-3 • $8
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