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A Nonprofit Performing Arts Center

Events Calendar LLL MARCH 3/16 Marc Cohn featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama 3/17 New Shanghai Circus 3/23 Eddie Palmieri 3/24 Chita & Tune - Just in Time 3/29 Mummenschanz: “You and Me” 3/31 Charles Esten & Clare Bowen


Our Mission Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

Special Events! Cristina Mittermeier: Standing at the Water’s Edge Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm Cristina Mittermeier learned the concept of responsible earth stewardship from her indigenous nanny as a child growing up in Mexico, and she explores that calling through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water. Free; Tickets available in April sponsored by

4/2 Pretenders 4/3 Daughtry 4/4 Straight No Chaser 4/5 David Sedaris 4/6 David Foster 4/7 The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra 4/8 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live 4/10 Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site 4/11 One Night of Queen 4/12 Boney James 4/13 Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour 4/14 Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story 4/17 Nat Geo Live: Cristina Mittermeier 4/18 Engelbert Humperdinck 4/19 Cheech & Chong 4/20 Jeremy Camp 4/21 Itzhak Perlman with Rohan De Silva 4/22 Disney Junior Dance Party 4/23 Pete the Cat 4/24 PJ Masks Live 4/26 Larry Carlton and John Pizzarelli 4/27 Manhattan Comedy Night 4/28 Dancin’ Broadway 4/29 The Magic of Anthony Salazar

LLL MAY 5/4 ABBA The Concert 5/5 Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul 5/9 Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake 5/11 Arlo Guthrie 5/12 Rob Lowe 5/18 Jay Leno 5/19 New Jersey Ballet: The Bard’s Ballets 5/20 New Jersey Ballet: Cinderella


the musical Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3 MPAC’s 6th Annual spring production will feature a larger than life cast! See page 12 for additional information. $20-$30

6/1-3 Shrek The Musical 6/7 Tyler Henry 6/8 Manhattan Comedy Night (pg 8) 6/17 David Crosby 6/23-24  Dirty Dancing 6/28 Happy Together Tour 2018 7/10 The Golden Boys 7/18 Yanni 8/3 Dion

March Marc Cohn featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama Friday, March 16 at 8 pm After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Cohn’s special guests will be the legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama, who have defined the sound of gospel music for over 75 years. $29-$69 media partner

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. If it’s humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it’s not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair! $19-$39 sponsored by

Eddie Palmieri Friday, March 23 at 8 pm One of the finest jazz pianists of the past 60 years, 10-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences such as Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner as well as his brother, Charlie Palmieri. $29-$69; students $20

Chita & Tune – Just in Time Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm Just in Time is a unique concert event that pairs two of Broadway’s most celebrated legends. Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune collectively have won 12 Tony® Awards, and this iconic Broadway coupling is guaranteed to dazzle audiences. $59-$89

Many performances have been on sale since June 2017. All events subject to change. Other events may be added.


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Mummenschanz: “You and Me”

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm “You and Me” celebrates the mutual joy the audience and performers share in Mummenschanz’s one-ofa-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; students $20

Wednesday, April 4 at 8 pm Neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, a cappella favorite Straight No Chaser has forged a captivating sound that moves people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. $49-$89

David Sedaris Charles Esten & Clare Bowen Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of TV’s Nashville, perform songs from the series and other country favorites. $39-$89

Thursday, April 5 at 8 pm With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Language, adult content. Book signing follows event. $39-$69

David Foster: Hitman Tour

Pretenders Monday, April 2 at 8 pm Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders (“Brass in Pocket,” “I’ll Stand By You,” “Message of Love,” “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” “Middle of the Road”) perform hits as well as music from their recent release Alone. $79-$125 (LIMITED TICKETS)

Friday, April 6 at 8 pm One of the most successful producers in history, 16-time Grammy Award winner David Foster is joined by some special guest artists, performing songs from his unparalleled catalog. Popular hits — written for artists including Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand and many others — include “You’re the Inspiration,” “The Prayer,” “The Glory of Love” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.” $85-$150

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, Conductor Daughtry Tuesday, April 3 at 8 pm With four No. 1 hits, four Grammy nominations, four American Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards, Daughtry has been one of the most successful rock bands of the last decade. Enjoy a night of hits such as “It’s Not Over,” “Waiting for Superman,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “Over You.” $49-$109 (LIMITED TICKETS)


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Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 pm Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops perform a tribute to the music of George Gershwin, as well a “Best of” program of Pops favorites. From Rhapsody in Blue to music from Star Wars, it’s a celebration of America’s most original composer and the music you’ve come to know and love from the Boston Pops. “The perfect orchestra for people who don’t know they like orchestras!” — Keith Lockhart $69-$159 (LIMITED TICKETS)

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April One Night of Queen Wednesday, April 11 at 8 pm Gary Mullen and the Works will rock you when they bring the music of Queen to life with note-by-note renditions of such classics as “Keep Yourself Alive,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and more. $29-$69

Engelbert Humperdinck: The Prodigal Son Tour Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm In a career spanning over 50 years, Engelbert Humperdinck has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold and 35 platinum albums. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans worldwide with such romantic classics as “Release Me” and “After the Lovin.’” $49-$89

Boney James: The Honestly Tour

Cheech & Chong

Thursday, April 12 at 8 pm Four-time Grammy nominee Boney James is one of the most successful artists in contemporary jazz. The acclaimed sax player merges contemporary jazz with elements of R&B to create a dynamic sound that’s been described as “retro music for a modern age.” $29-$69

Thursday, April 19 at 8 pm The iconic comedy duo Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holdsbarred comedy routines. Language, mature themes. Adults Only $49-$89

Jeremy Camp Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential Friday, April 13 at 4 & 8 pm Confidential is the all-new dance tour from the stars of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. How do you follow up the smash hit Our Way national tour that was all about family? You make the family bigger! $59-$99

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Saturday, April 14 at 8 pm Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story follows the all-too-brief life of one of rock and roll’s pioneers. The show features over 20 Holly hits, including “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy” and “Rave On,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” $49-$89


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Friday, April 20 at 7:30 One of the leading artists on the Contemporary Christian scene, Jeremy Camp describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.” Camp has won five GMA Dove Awards, has been nominated for three American Music Awards, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and has had 37 No. 1 radio hits across all formats. Enjoy Camp favorites as well as music from his release, The Answer. With special guest Micah Tyler. $29-$75; $75 includes meet and greet

Itzhak Perlman with Rohan De Silva Saturday, April 21 at 8 pm The reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved as much for his charm and humanity as his talent, he is treasured by audiences who respond to his remarkable artistry and to his irrepressible joy of making music. $79-$129

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May Larry Carlton and John Pizzarelli

Moscow Festival Ballet: Swan Lake

Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm A double bill of exceptional jazz guitarists! Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans four decades. John Pizzarelli has been hailed by The Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” $39-$79

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm This esteemed Russian company brings to the stage one of the most magical and well-known works from the classical ballet repertoire. With choreography by Petipa and an unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky, it is easy to see why Swan Lake continues to earn the adoration of classical ballet enthusiasts. $29-$59

Dancin’ Broadway Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm Dancin’ Broadway takes a dazzling romp through the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history! The high energy performance stars veteran Broadway hoofers and features iconic choreography from Agnes De Mille, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and others. $29-$69; students $20

Arlo Guthrie: Re-Generation Tour Friday, May 11 at 8 pm Folk singer Arlo Guthrie and his children Abe and Sarah Lee perform the music of three generations of Guthries in this celebration of an iconic American music-making family. $39-$69 media partner

ABBA the Concert Friday, May 4 at 8 pm The official ABBA fan club calls ABBA The Concert “the best ABBA tribute band in the world.” Enjoy this amazing recreation of the pop phenomenon and its greatest hits, including “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen.” $29-$69

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul


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Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends LIVE Saturday, May 12 at 8 pm Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob Lowe has created an all-new, peek-behindthe-curtain look at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage. From the Brat Pack to The West Wing to Parks and Recreation and beyond, Stories I Only Tell My Friends is packed with witty, fun and one-of-a-kind insights spanning an iconic four-decade career. $49-$69

Saturday, May 5 at 8 pm E Street band member Steven Van Zandt has carved out a successful solo career fronting his R&B-influenced band. His first new album in over 15 years, Soulfire, was named one of the “Best Albums of 2017” by Rolling Stone. $59-$150

Jay Leno

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Friday, May 18 at 8 pm The former host of The Tonight Show presents his hilarious take on the world when he performs his trademark brand of everyman humor that has made him one of America’s favorite personalities. $100-$150

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May/June New Jersey Ballet: The Bard’s Ballets: Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth Saturday, May 19 at 8 pm An evening of romance…sword fighting…and witches! The Bard’s tale of star-crossed lovers features music by Prokofiev and has been hailed “as fine a piece as NJB has ever owned.” Trouble brews in Scotland when blind ambition dooms a general’s fate in MacBeth, based on a production created by Vladimir Vasiliev for the Bolshoi. $29-$59; students $20

Dick Fox’s Golden Boys: Starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell

Thursday, June 7 at 8 pm Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment’s hit television show Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled “5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From The Departed.” This exclusive show will feature Tyler discussing his unique gift and how it affects his everyday life, and also includes a multi-media video presentation and interactive audience Q&A. $49-$99

Tuesday, July 10 at 8 pm The original teen idols from the 1950s and 1960s sing their biggest hits as well as tributes to contemporaries such as Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and Rick Nelson. $69-$99

Friday, June 17 at 7:30 pm Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby, a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, performs solo work and other favorites from his storied career. $40-$90

Dirty Dancing The Classic Story On Stage Saturday, June 23 at 2 pm & 8 pm; Sunday, June 24 at 3 pm Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Featuring the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” You’ll have the time of your life! Mature themes and subject matter $59-$99

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Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 pm An evening of hit after hit after hit that will have you heading home whistling the soundtrack of the 60s and 70s! With The Turtles; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Association, The Cowsills and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders. $39-$89

A Very Special Evening with Tyler Henry: 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Departed

David Crosby & Friends


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Yanni 25 – Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour Wednesday, July 18 at 8 pm Yanni – featuring his full band – returns to MPAC in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his famous concert at the Acropolis. $79-$150

Dion Friday, August 3 at 8 pm A street poet and singer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion defined Rock ’n’ Roll for a generation. Enjoy classic hits such as “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” from this Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer whose music remains creative and relevant through the decades. $59-$109

Additional Summer Events to be added! Manhattan Comedy Night Friday, April 27 at 8 pm Friday, June 8 at 8 pm Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Language, mature themes. Adults only $25-$30

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Family Events Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: 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 (LIMITED TICKETS for 2 pm show)

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 into the night to save the day from triple trouble: Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Ages 2+ $29.50-$99.50 ($99.50 price includes VIP meet and greet)

PJ Masks © Frog Box/Entertainment One UK Limited/Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited 2014

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – The Musical Tuesday, April 10 at 12:15 pm 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? Based upon the best-selling book. $8 (Open to schools and the public) This is a “relaxed performance” with modified sound and house lighting.

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

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Sunday, April 22 at 12:30 and 4 pm Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. 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! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around! SOLD OUT

Pete the Cat Monday, April 23 at 4 pm 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 4-8 $12-$15 This is a “relaxed performance” with modified sound and house lighting.

Relaxed performances are supported by a grant from the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.


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New Jersey Ballet: 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+ $15-$25


Shrek the Musical Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3 Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. $20-$30 (Tickets On Sale In April)

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Planning Your Visit

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E O  ur website,, has a “Visitor Information” section full of helpful information to help you plan your next trip to MPAC. Directions and Parking • Restaurant Partners • Accommodations

Qualify as a season ticket holder by purchasing tickets to five or more events. Upon purchasing your fifth qualifying performance for the 2017-2018 season, you earn for the following benefits: E Ticket exchange privileges up to 48 hours prior to events E Opportunity to purchase tickets prior to public on sales E   Special offers Tickets for shows presented through June 30, 2018 count toward your total.

E Ticket buyers who have email addresses registered with us will receive an email prior to the show with show-specific information, including parking options.

Parking Street parking and paid lots are available throughout Morristown. Our website features an interactive Google Map that will help you locate our recommended lots and plan the best route for your trip. Be sure to check your pre-show email or our online Planning Your Visit page for updated parking options pertaining to your specific show, which may include: E Reserved  Parking: Cut the stress of performance parking and reserve your parking spot in advance! Reserved parking is available online 2-3 weeks prior to most performances, in the Verizon Lot, the Good Grief Lot on Elm Street and the Presbyterian Church Lot.

E Shuttle  Service: We are pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service for many performances to and from MPAC’s Verizon parking lot and the DeHart Street parking garage.

Become a Member and Receive Even Greater Benefits Members receive all season ticket holder benefits and much more! Most importantly, member support is essential to MPAC as a non-profit organization. Our members help us raise the curtain for exceptional events onstage, as well as raise the bar for excellence in arts education. Join today and play a “starring role” in helping MPAC to provide important arts enrichment programs, especially for children in need, and essential

For details of membership levels, please or call 973-539-0345, ext. 6526 to join today!

MPAC acknowledges the following Season Sponsors and Partners for their generous support. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please call 973-539-0345, ext. 6550.



Help MPAC Go Green! There are many ways you can help our efforts to reduce waste and energy usage. E Scan your MPAC ticket right from your mobile phone by selecting our “print-at-home” ticketing option.

cultural events in our community. Basic memberships begin $150. Starlight Society, the ONLY membership level with the ability to purchase tickets on the first day they go on sale, begins at only $1,250.

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