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WELCOME Welcome to another spectacular season at MPAC! As a nonprofit performing arts center at the heart of our community, it is with tremendous pride that we serve as the cornerstone to a thriving arts district in Morristown. With over 200 performances, 60 classes, two dozen art exhibitions and nearly two dozen free events annually, MPAC is where our family, friends and neighbors come to enjoy, be inspired by and participate in the arts. Now in our 24th season, our commitment as an essential community partner continues to be a core value to our mission. For example, this past summer we launched our Arts in the Community initiative, a series of over 15 free concerts, movies and events for the community. This included diverse world music at the Morristown Green, emerging and innovative artists at 70 South Gallery, movies at MPAC and outdoor evening events at Vail. Overall, over 5,000 people attended these free events that included poetry, reggae, classical guitar and even salsa dancing. We are committed to providing arts experiences by and for the diverse populations we serve. Our Education programs, which include performing arts training, student recognition, youth productions and more, provide cultural enrichment to young people at a time when arts programs are often on the chopping block in school districts. We continue to find new ways to expand these programs throughout our region. The addition of The Miracle Project New Jersey and relaxed performances has been another exciting step toward providing opportunities of diversity, equity and inclusion. This award-winning innovative program for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other special needs is just the beginning of what we hope to achieve in this area. MPAC has also been proactive in creating work opportunities for adults with special needs and other barriers to employment. We thank you for your enthusiastic support of our venue and for returning year after year. Each season, we strive to make a difference, create a memory, inspire a child and dazzle an audience. I hope that the performance you are about to enjoy fulfills that promise. Warm Regards,

Allison Larena, President & CEO

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“There is a stretch of time before opening night when the performance has to be your first priority. That doesn't mean that your academic workload changes. At Gill, all of my teachers understood that—they were flexible, accommodating and completely supportive. I never felt I had to choose between the arts and my core academic subjects.” Amity Matthews ’18, Loyola Marymount University Gladstone, NJ College of Communications and Fine Art

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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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Small by design For more information, please contact Kellen Kent, Director of Admission 973.410.0400 x15 or kkent@chathamdayschool.org www.chathamdayschool.org

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.

BRADY RYMER AND THE LITTLE BAND THAT COULD Sunday, March 3 at 4:30 pm

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS AND OTHER STORIES Monday, April 15 at 4 pm

See schedule for full descriptions. These performances are generously supported by the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm This critically acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets as it faithfully adapts four stories by author/ illustrator Eric Carle: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. $20-$30

The Wizard of Oz

Friday, November 2 at 7:30 pm Saturday, November 3 at 1 pm & 7 pm Travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish theatrical production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and all the classic songs. $49-$99

Puddles Pity Party

Wednesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm The “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! Puddles performs melancholy music from the likes of Lorde, David Bowie, ABBA and more. A hit on America’s Got Talent, Puddles Pity Party is an act you have to see to believe, and hear to be amazed. $35-$55

Elf the Musical

Sunday, November 18 at 7 pm Elf The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. $59-$99

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A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage

Sunday, November 25 at 1 pm and 4 pm Your favorite Peanuts characters come to life in this all-new stage adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s classic Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning animated television special – all set to Vince Guaraldi’s unforgettable music. Join the gang as they put on their own Christmas play and discover the true meaning of the season. $29-$69

Biscuit

Wednesday, December 5 at 4 pm This musical based on the iconic series of children’s books follows the adventures of a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends and stirring up mischief. $12-$15

NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker with NJ Symphony Orchestra

Friday, December 14 - Thursday, December 27 Our annual seasonal favorite enchants youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, live orchestra, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic. $29-$69

Pinkalicious

Sunday, January 13 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes causes a severe case of Pinkititis! $12-$15

American Girl Live

Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm and 5:30 pm American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship. $29-$59 ©2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl. Copyright Mills Entertainment 2018. All rights reserved.

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The Magic of Adam Trent

Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 pm Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this high-tech spectacle. Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. $29-$69

Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix

Sunday, February 3 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone with amazing and hilarious stunts! This show for the dog lover in all of us stars mostly animals rescued from shelters or pounds. $12-$15

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Friday, February 8 at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®winning Broadway musical that puts a contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! $59-$99

Disney’s DCappella

Friday, February 15 at 8 pm 100% Voice! 100% Disney! DCappella, Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group featuring seven world class vocalists, embarks on its first North American tour. Created by Disney and contemporary a cappella legend Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off and much more), DCappella will appeal to fans of both Disney and a cappella with their modern a cappella versions of Disney hits. $39-$89

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Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm If Blue Man Group and Stomp had a child, it just might be this innovative troupe that takes you on a breathless journey of sound and light, combining music, visual effects and skilled performers in constant movement in a one-ofa-kind experience. $29-$69

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Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm (4:30 pm Relaxed Performance) Brady Rymer performs rockin’ music for kids and families. When not moonlighting as a member of The Laurie Berkner Band, Brady’s pop and rock regularly wins critical acclaim and national awards including three Children’s Grammy nominations. $12-$15

Kodo

Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum, Kodo forges new directions for a vibrant living art form that transcends the barriers of language, cultures and customs with a powerful and profound musical performance that speaks to the heart of Japanese tradition. $49-$79

Peg + Cat Live

Sunday, April 7 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm Based on the Emmy-winning PBS Kids series, this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! $12-$25

Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories

Monday, April 15 at 4 pm (Relaxed Performance) This musical revue brings to life five beloved children’s books: Dragons Love Tacos, Interrupting Chicken, The Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days. $12-$15

The Sound of Music

Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm and 7 pm A new production of the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. $49-$89 2018-19 Family Programs | www.mayoarts.org | 9


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* Please check with the Box Office for age recommendations NJ Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm Beloved characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince and other favorites from the fairy tale realm including the Lilac Fairy, Puss in Boots and Red Riding Hood fill the stage in this ballet that features splendid dancing and “Storyteller” narration to make sure even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with ease. $15-$25

Charlotte’s Web

Monday, May 6 at 4 pm Based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, Charlotte’s Web explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. $12-$15

The Gong Show Off-Broadway

Thursday, May 9 at 8 pm Unpredictable, deranged and magnificent! The Gong Show is the Off-Broadway smash that captures the hilarity and lunacy of the beloved television show with a cast of mind-blowing, oddball and amazing performers who battle for the coveted prize of $516.32. $29-$59

Black Violin

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 pm Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” $29-$59

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FIELD TRIP PROGRAMS

2018-2019 Student Schooltime Shows Ask your child’s teacher about field trips to MPAC!

SCIENCE & MATH LANGUAGE ARTS

THAT PHYSICS SHOW TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 AT 10:30 AM GRADES 3-8 • $10

DANNY CARMO’S MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES

CALL OF THE WILD: ILLUSTRATED EDITION TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES 4-12 • $8

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES 1-5 • $8

THE CRUCIBLE MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 AT 10:30 AM GRADES 7-12 • $10

PEG+CAT LIVE! MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES K-5 • $8 TWELFTH NIGHT TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019 AT 10:30 AM GRADES 7-12 • $8

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS THE BOY WHO WOULD BE CAPTAIN HOOK TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019 AT 10 AM GRADES K-5 • $8

BLACK VIOLIN THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 AT 11 AM GRADES 4-12 • $10

STORYBOOK BISCUIT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 AT 10:30 AM GRADES PRE K-3 • $8

SOCIAL STUDIES

HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES 3-12 • $8

MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 AT 10:30 AM GRADES PRE K-3 • $8

ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY TO A DREAM TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019 AT 10 AM & 12:15 PM GRADES 1-5 • $8

RESERVE ONLINE AT MAYOARTS.ORG/FIELDTRIPS OR CALL OUR TEACHER HOTLINE: (973) 539-0345 ext. 6556 • Discounts available for groups over 100 • 1 FREE ticket for every 15 purchased!

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