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2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre

LHAT’s Awards Program inspires excellence by recognizing theatres and individuals for their significant accomplishments or distinguished service. The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes a theatre that demonstrates excellence through its community impact, quality of programs and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure. An award-winning theatre will have demonstrated excellence through significant achievement, the impact of its services and breadth of populations served, and the length of time and/or intensity of its activities. Each year, one theatre and one individual are honored by LHAT at its annual conference. Former winners include the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta, New York City Center and Playhouse Square in Cleveland.


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A welcome from our President It is our delight to be able to bring the world’s greatest entertainers so close to home! This year is no exception. The 2016-2017 season is a mix of returning favorites and exciting new events. By the time this season concludes, over 200 events will have been held on our stage, from world renowned performers such as Tony Bennett and Kristin Chenoweth, to touring Broadway shows like Once and Annie, to New Jerseybased organizations including New Jersey Ballet and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, to the hundreds of children who participate in our afterschool performing arts program. I was thrilled to travel to Chicago recently to receive the League of Historic American Theatre’s 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre award. It was an honor for me to accept this national award on behalf of our entire community. For nearly 80 years, MPAC has been instrumental in stimulating Morristown’s economy, building our downtown and nurturing creativity through the arts and entertainment. As a non-profit performing arts venue, we simply would not be here today without the extraordinary commitment from our community members. We sincerely appreciate your patronage. Looking ahead, we are pleased to present even more community-based initiatives this year, which started over the summer with our free summer movie series and lunchtime concert series Music Beyond Borders, and continues with our pre-show local emerging artist performances on the plaza. Our education and outreach efforts remain central to our mission. This past year, over 40,000 children were touched by MPAC events, many exposed to the arts for the first time; including students who participated in our “PAS on the Road” program in distressed school districts such as Paterson. We continue to partner with local school districts, daycare centers, hospitals and social service organizations to ensure the arts are accessible to all children and adults in our neighborhoods. This year we begin an exciting journey with The Miracle Project, an expressive arts program for individuals with autism and other disabilities. This is one of the most anticipated initiatives we will launch this season as we continue to strive to make performing arts experiences welcoming to all individuals including those with special needs. Our Education Department will be working with The Miracle Project to undergo training to better serve these children and engage them in theatre arts. We continue to make strides to improve parking options and customer service. Everyone at MPAC is dedicated to serving our community and creating a welcoming atmosphere at which you, your family and friends can come enjoy world class entertainment. We look forward to seeing you here often this season!

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A welcome from our Board Chairman On behalf of the Board of Trustees at MPAC, I welcome you to the theatre! We hope that you will enjoy the many wonderful performances that will take our stage this season. We are thrilled to bring the finest performers in the world to Morristown. I always enjoy show nights because you can see just how much of a buzz an event at MPAC creates. The sidewalks are full of people and the restaurants are teeming with guests – it brings an energy to town that only the anticipation of seeing a live act can deliver. Over the years, we have continuously worked to improve our building – preserving its historical integrity while adding the amenities that today’s audiences require. We thank you for your continued support over the years to help make these improvements possible. As a non-profit organization, ticket sales do not cover the complete costs of all of our programs. MPAC presents a number of education and outreach initiatives in the community, and our fundraising efforts help to cover the costs of these programs. We are committed to making the arts available to people of all means, whether it is a concert in our building, an afternoon theatre class in a disadvantaged community or a free concert at the Morristown Green. If you are not a member, we hope you will consider supporting our mission and assisting us to make arts experiences available to all. MPAC’s economic impact on the region is over $15 million, based on the Americans for the Arts Economic Prosperity calculator. With over 200 events on our stage annually, and numerous free programs and education programs that touch the lives of thousands of children, the return to the community is much more than what can just be calculated in dollars. Enjoy tonight’s performance and thank you for making MPAC the leading performing arts center in the region.

Joseph M. Goryeb Chairman, Board of Trustees


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to New Jersey MPAC Bolsters education curriculum with The Miracle Project to bring performing arts training to NJ children diagnosed with Autism Mayo Performing Arts Center, under the guidance of Elaine Hall and her pioneer organization, The Miracle Project™, will bring a new course curriculum to children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in 2017. MPAC will offer The Miracle Project methodology, a unique program that utilizes music, dance and theatre to unlock the creativity, personalities, and great potential of children, for the first time anywhere in New Jersey. This program builds on MPAC’s commitment to serve all members of the community, including children with autism and other special needs, by combining a traditional inclusionbased arts education program with the use of student aides and peers in the classroom. The Miracle Project is an evidenced-based, award-winning program that uses music, dance and theatre to bring out the best of children with autism. Through a method called Inclusion from WithIn (I Win)™ and the “Seven Keys to Unlock Autism,” the program addresses the core challenges of autism – communication, behavior and socialization. Its goal is to provide children with tools to build communication, social skills, self-esteem through inclusive theater and to become part of a performing arts community. “We are thrilled to bring our Miracle Project training to MPAC,” said Elaine Hall, founder and artistic director of The Miracle Project. “The need for this program is profound. The rate of New Jersey children diagnosed with autism is much higher than the national average. MPAC and The Miracle Project are so aligned in the way we approach the arts that it was such a natural fit.” The Miracle Project’s arrival at MPAC comes at a time when a staggering 2.5% of children in the State are diagnosed with autism, considerably higher than the national average of 1.5%. As prevalence rates in New Jersey continue to climb, MPAC is growing to meet the needs of those affected with autism. Autism spectrum disorders are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas. (Source: Autism Speaks). In preparation for the launch of the two session course which begins in January, MPAC educators trained directly with Ms. Hall and her team this December in the methods that her groundbreaking, West Coast-based program has developed for the past 12 years.


Added Hall, “Our training programs understand the specific sensory and emotional needs of children with autism. Imparting this training to the MPAC educators will enable them to not just assist with intervention techniques, but ultimately provide the right theatrical foundation for future theatre, film and television professionals in a way that encourages belonging to a theatrical community.” “Establishing The Miracle Project at MPAC is a milestone for our arts education program and an amazing opportunity for us to expand our offerings to serve children of all needs,” said Cathy Roy, Education Director, MPAC. “We’re looking forward to working with Elaine Hall and becoming certified as the only Miracle Project provider in the state of New Jersey where 1 in 41 children are affected by autism. There is a great need here for a program like this and we are very honored to be a part of it. The program is aligned with our philosophy of building self-esteem and acceptance through the use of collaboration and artistic expression. I’m really looking forward to all the ways we’ll be able to help empower the lives of these children and expose them to the wonder and excitement of theatre!” The spring 2017 semester will offer two course opportunities. One course will be offered to 10 students with autism, ages 9 through 15, who require individual aides and 10 neurotypical “peer mentor” students who volunteer to undergo the program alongside their peers with autism. The second course will feature 10 students with autism, ages 9 through 15, who do not require individual aides, along with 10 neuro-typical volunteer students. Each course runs 22 weeks, and culminates in an open-class presentation. As with all MPAC Performing Arts School classes, scholarships are available to students based on need, ensuring that no child is turned away due to financial constraints. “MPAC is committed to making the performing arts accessible to all members of our community without any barriers,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, Mayo Performing Arts Center. “The launch of The Miracle Project program at MPAC significantly enhances our offerings for children on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities through a revolutionary and specialized theatre training program.” Major support for The Miracle Project at MPAC is provided by Bruce Jacobs and Ken Levy of Jacobs Levy Equity Management. For more information on The Miracle Project at MPAC, go to www.mayoarts.org.

Elaine Hall and the Miracle Project staff with MPAC educators.


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Mayo Performing Arts Center Board of Trustees Joseph M. Goryeb, Chairman Robert Mulholland, Vice Chairman Anita J. Siegel, Esq., Secretary & Legal Counsel Matthew Finlay, Treasurer Allison Larena, President & CEO Wendy Aresty Sally Epstein Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., Esq. John J. Hallacy Linda Hellstrom John P. Hyland, CFP Unjeria C. Jackson, MD Thomas C. Jardim, Esq.

Mark Jones Jefferson W. Kirby Marylyn McLaughlin Howard Moseson James F. Quinn Harry J. Riskin Mary Jane Robertson Douglas B. Sieg Gregory J. Supron Chairman Emeritus Bud Mayo Trustee Emeritus Leonard Sichel

HONORARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES The Honorable Brendan T. Byrne The Honorable Timothy P. Dougherty The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Sr. Joe Piscopo John Pizzarelli

Staff Allison Larena Administration Ed Kirchdoerffer Sasha Pensado Anthony Scareon Charles Miller Adrienne Beck Julie Dwoskin Michele Bezak

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Our Mission Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous other foundations, corporations and individuals.


Where to park for your show We’re working hard to offer parking solutions to make your MPAC experience stress free. Please refer to your pre-show email and our online preshow planner for show-specific information.

Mayo Performing Arts Center Parking Options • The Verizon Lot on Maple Street is available for many shows exclusively for MPAC patrons. We are now offering the opportunity to reserve your parking in advance for $6 for many events. Look for an email on whether reserved parking is available for your show. • $10 parking is available for many shows at the Presbyterian Church (across the street from MPAC. ) Free Parking Option • FREE parking is available at Morristown Town Hall, approximately 1/3 mile from MPAC starting at 5:00 pm. Additional Recommended Parking • Local parking garage options: DeHart Street Garage, Ann/Bank Street Garage, Dalton Street Garage and The Highlands Garage. • The Dumont Street Lot is a short walk from the theatre via Pine Street. The lot at Franklin & Elm is another option.

MPAC operates a FREE shuttle service for select performances from the Dehart Street Garage and Verizon Lot. Please refer to your pre-show email or our online pre-show planner for availability. Don’t get caught in lines at the end of the night paying for your parking! MPAC patrons can pay for parking at the DeHart, Ann/Bank Street and Dalton Garages at the MPAC box office. This offer is only good for cars parked after 5pm on MPAC show nights.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Captain Scott Kelly

The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Captain Scott Kelly: The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space Back from his historic record-breaking year in Space, NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly has laid the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration, and continues to garner media exposure like no other pioneer of our time. From the cover of TIME to live interviews on TODAY to features in Forbes and on CNN to a Twitter following that is rapidly approaching 1 million, the world remains in awe as we celebrate a hero’s return to the planet that is home, from an adventure that is extraordinary. With life lessons and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable advice on pushing one’s own limits, to insight on the leadership and teamwork required in such demanding conditions, and the challenges— such as long term deprivation from loved ones and Planet Earth—Kelly reflects on the choices and life events that paved his journey’s path and brings audiences to the edge of their seats as he delivers a truly oneof-a-kind experience.

An astronaut since 1996, Kelly’s achievements over his illustrious 20-year career with NASA earned him the coveted position as America’s first year-round astronaut. On his historic mission that spanned from March 2015 to March 2016, Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko conducted experiments, reconfigured station modules, and captivated the world with live interviews and never-seen-before photos from the International Space Station. The historic mission also included NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study, in which Kelly’s identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body. Prior to his career with NASA, Kelly served 25 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as an experienced aviator and decorated Captain.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


The Capitol Steps: "What to Expect When You're Electing" Producer: Elaina Newport ... with lyrics by Elaina Newport, Mark Eaton and the cast Kevin Corbett • Morgan Duncan • Jack Rowles • Nancy Dolliver • Janet Gordon Pianist: Howard Breitbart PROGRAM (the show is constantly changing, based on the scandal of the day! But you might spot a few of these…) Leader of the PAC Mock The Vote Stuck In the Middle East Too All About the Base The Leader is a Trump Livin’ La Vida Marco Pope and Change Hard Crazed Right How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea? Return to Center Fools on the Hill You Can't Hide this Biden Guy Fiscal Shades of Gray If There Were No Rich Men Lirty Dies…and more! The Capitol Steps begin in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never knew when to stop. Over the past thirty-five years, the Capitol Steps have recorded thirty-six albums, and appeared on “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show,” “20/20,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Nightline,” CNN’s “Inside Politics,” and dozens of times on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” For the past twenty years, they’ve produced specials for public radio and have been featured in three national specials for public television. They’ve performed for five U.S. Presidents (six if you include Hillary.) Many of the performers have worked on Capitol Hill, some for Republicans, some for Democrats, and some for members who sit firmly on the fence. In fact, the current cast of the Capitol Steps has at one time or another infested the offices of eleven US Senators and seven Members of the House of Representatives. Most of these politicians have since been defeated or placed under investigation. “The troupe has become a favorite on the Washington social circuit. Its political satire brings chuckles… rave reviews…guffaws…and bipartisan grins all around. The satire hits the mark.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “Clapped like mad for the Capitol Steps!…The best musical satire on Washington I’ve ever seen!” THE WASHINGTON TIMES “They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.” LARRY KING, CNN “These people are very funny. They do comedy, they do satire, and they do it extremely well.” BERNARD SHAW, CNN


MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

ducatio E N About Our Educational Programs

As one of New Jersey’s anchor arts institutions, Mayo Performing Arts Center education programs are critical to our mission to provide cultural enrichment for both young audiences and the general public. MPAC is committed to the extension of arts education and appreciation through theatre classes, workshops and seminars, school and community outreach programs, adult enrichment programs and teacher training. Our education programs provide significant opportunities for young people, increasing their exposure to the arts and expanding our cultural contribution to the community.

Programs Include: E The Performing Arts School

E Artist-in-school residencies

E The Performing Arts Company

E Professional development

E Annual Spring Youth Musical Production

E Visual Arts Program Cover Contest

E Explorations Through the Arts schooltime performances

E Free community pre-school programs

E Music Student of the Month student recognition

E After school enrichment programs

E Poetry Out Loud regional host

E Intern program

Did You Know? E MPAC educational programs touch E Over 700 students participate the lives of over 40,000 school-age in artist-in-residency programs children annually annually E Our performing arts school now serves over 500 students annually E Students from over 450 school groups from as far south as Cumberland County have attended Explorations events since 2008

E Over 1,000 students have been honored as Music Students of the Month since the program’s inception More information is available at www.mayoarts.org/education


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Friday, January 27, 2017

HOWIE MANDEL Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Howie Mandel Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its eleventh season with this being Mandel's seventh season on the series. Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host For A Reality or RealityCompetition Program” for Deal or No Deal and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holdsbarred memoir "Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me." The memoir that revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD–and how it has shaped his life and career made the New York Times Bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.

Howie started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and then one night during a trip to Los Angeles he was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy gameshow Make Me Laugh. His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross’ opening act and eventually to the television series St. Elsewhere, where Howie spent six seasons as “Dr. Wayne Fiscus” on the award-winning NBC drama. Howie’s Emmy Award-nominated animated children's series Bobby’s World ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Howie was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby’s dad and other characters. Howie attributes the show’s success to drawing the story lines from real life. Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit. Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada. Howie lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Terry, and their three children.

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Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


The Piano Men DONNIE KEHR

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Donnie Kehr is an accomplished actor, singer and musician. He is a Broadway veteran and has originated roles in award winning musicals such as, Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy, Billy Elliot, and The Human Comedy to name a few.

Craig A Meyer has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making strong impressions in theatre, film, television and music.

His film credits include Clint Eastwood's film version of Jersey Boys, Oliver Stone's Wall Street, and Chaplin with Robert Downey Jr. TV credits include "The Good Wife", "Daredevil", "Gepetto" and 72nd Annual Academy Awards where he sang "Blame Canada" with the late Robin Williams. Donnie has shared the stage with many musical icons including: Pete Townshend, Frankie Valli, Micky Dolenz, Debbie Gibson, Paul Williams and the late Leslie Gore. In the 1980's Donnie formed the EMIManhattan Records band Urgent with his brothers Michael and Steven, reaching the top 100 on Billboard’s pop charts. In 2005, he released “Shift,” a solo CD featuring 10 original songs. In the past few years, Donnie branched out into music production through New Yorkbased Good-to-Go Studios. He produced the highly acclaimed CD “Comfortable", for Emmy Nominee, Tituss Burgess ("The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"). Currently he’s producing an EP for rising teen star Megan Rice. On piano Donnie has played sold-out dueling piano shows across the country including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City. He enjoys playing his alter ego, Broadway's Billy Joel, with Almost Elton John's Craig A. Meyer, in their face to face show Piano Men. Donnie is a longtime philanthropist. Over two decades ago he created the annual Rockers On Broadway benefit concert series, and in 2007 co-founded The PATH Fund, which raises much needed funding for arts education (www.thepathfund.org and www.donniekehr.com).

On Broadway, Meyer created the role of Clinton Badger in MGM’s classic Meet Me In St Louis and toured nationally in Cats as Skimbleshanks, The Red Caboose in Starlight Express, and Mike Nulty in Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Atlanta performances include appearances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre in the critically acclaimed Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris for which he also served as the choreographer. The production was honored with a Suzi Bass Award for Best Musical Production in 2008. Meyer was thrilled to win the Suzi Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. Meyer’s creative contribution to the original production of Brel… was recognized with a Suzi nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Regionally, he has starred in Forever Plaid (Frankie), A Class Act (Lehman Engel), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), The All Night Strut and the West Coast Premiere of The Thing About Men (Man). Television and film appearances include guest starring roles on “Necessary Roughness”, “Will & Grace”, “Good Morning Miami”, “Family Law”, “General Hospital”, and “Fernwood 2nite” as well as working with Alan Menken on Disney’s Aladdin, and with Tim Rice and Elton John on The Lion King. Film credits include Leatherheads with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah and Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. In music, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli, and has headlined for Princess Cruises around the world. Throughout Meyer’s busy career, he was repeatedly approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Taj Express Taj Express, an internationally acclaimed musical based out of Mumbai, India, is making its United States debut in early 2017. More than 50 cities across the country will be showcasing this theatrical spectacular that is wrapped into 120 minutes of swirling colors, sparkle, shimmer and electrifying energy. Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation promises to take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India's pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music. Taj Express is produced by one of India's leading entertainment families, the Merchants. The show is produced and directed by Shruti Merchant who is amongst the top choreographers in the Bollywood industry. Shruti has been seen as a judge on India's dance reality show "Dance India Dance". Alongside Shruti Merchant is Director of Choreography, Vaibhavi Merchant. Vaibhavi has worked in over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re & Kamli. Her recent work includes songs for Sultan, Fan and Befikre. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award. "Taj Express completes 5 years of International touring and the North American tour marks the second leg of finishing a decade. Vaibhavi, myself & the entire team are really looking forward to our performances across the US. We are delighted to be associated with CAMI and could not have asked for a better platform to present the show. The Company has

been preparing for this tour for the past two years and the Cast & Crew are gearing up with fresh choreographies, latest music and a lot of surprising elements for the US run. America: Do not forget your dancing shoes, Taj Express is going to make you LOVE, DANCE and SING!" says Taj Express Producer and Director, Shruti Merchant. Taj Express is presented in the US by Columbia Artist Management LLC (CAMI). CAMI is an international leader in managing the careers and touring activities of the world's most prominent performing artists and institutions. CAMI has been on the forefront of performing arts management and production throughout the world for nine decades. CAMI is known to bring World Music and Dance to center stage with collaborations such as Dublin Irish Dance, Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China, The Havana Cuba All-Stars and many others. "Our CAMI team attended a performance of Taj Express in France a few years ago and were instantly convinced that we needed to share this beautiful show with American audiences. The energy on stage is very exciting and irresistible, every cast member is a star and the music, costumes and production elements are amazing. The audience was dancing from the opening to the encore. Immediately after the show, we invited Taj Express to make their U.S. debut and luckily they agreed. This will be the first major coast-to-coast tour of a live Bollywood production and we know that audiences will be thrilled to see this fantastic show," says Tim Fox, President of Columbia Artists Management LLC. See the performance insert for additional information.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Imagine wandering into a nightclub somewhere on the outskirts of time. A classic jukebox in the corner plays timeless music with oddly familiar modern lyrics, incongruously marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead is incongruously married with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. The dance floor is full of revelers twerking in poodle skirts, while at the bar well-heeled hipsters balance a martini in one hand with a smartphone in the other. If such a place actually exists, no doubt the soundtrack is Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, the ensemble reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” The band parlayed a series of YouTube videos shot in Bradlee’s Queens living room into massive success, accruing more than 500 million YouTube views and over 2 million subscribers, an appearance on “Good Morning America,” and performances at packed houses across the globe. The Essentials, set for release on September 30 via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records, collects 18 favorites from Postmodern Jukebox’s weekly postings. Both the songs and the styles span decades – it just happens that the decades in question are separated by about half a century. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as last year’s Justin Bieber plea “Sorry.” They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time when Axl, Slash and Bieber’s parents had yet to be born – a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and goldenvoiced crooners. In his liner notes Bradlee writes, “It’s my hope that this collection will lead you to discover a world of nostalgia for the music of the past - regardless of when you were born - and welcome you warmly into our community of amazing live performers,

creative artists, and music lovers that are dedicated to keeping #RealMusic alive.” If that hashtag denotes a modern-day mission statement, that’s no accident. Bradlee conceived Postmodern Jukebox as a tonic for the autotuned vocals and programmed beats that populate today’s radio soundscape. Postmodern Jukebox combines a genuine appreciation for the melodies and songcraft of these recent hits with a passion for talented musicians playing real instruments. “I just wanted to make music in the classic styles of ragtime, blues, swing, doo wop, and Motown that I loved as a kid,” Bradlee writes. The album, he continues, includes “breathtaking vocal performances, raucous horn solos, infectious dance rhythms, and nostalgic melodies - all captured the way music was recorded in the Golden Age of the record industry: with everyone together, in the same room.” In the early days, that room was in the rather cramped confines of Bradlee’s small apartment in Queens, NY, at a time when he was one of countless struggling musicians in the city. The backdrop has grown along with the ensemble’s success, but the spirit remains the same – a collective of musicians dedicated to the timelessness of music, performing songs vibrantly and without a trace of irony. And the media has taken notice: Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Scott Bradlee’s group is known for retro-fying modern hit songs into viral success,” while Yahoo! Music added, “if you’ve been on YouTube in the last couple of years, then you’re familiar with the everything-new-isold-again brilliance of the viral phenomenon known as Postmodern Jukebox.” In its seven years of existence, Postmodern Jukebox has recorded literally hundreds of songs, but this release compiles the best of them, the tunes that Bradlee himself calls “most essential to the PMJ universe.” That includes the song that put the band on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” fronted by Robyn Adele Anderson that garnered more than a million views within a week of being posted. The pin-up styled


Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox singer returned for the album’s opener, their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ celebration of an inhibition-shedding spree, “We Can’t Stop,” which garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine. Maroon 5’s “Maps” flashes forward a couple of decades for a horn-laden ‘70s soul sound featuring the powerhouse voice of Morgan James, while American Idol alum Haley Reinhart wrings the emotion from Radiohead’s breakthrough hit “Creep” as a torch singer worthy of Julie London. And while Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” referred to the singer’s curves, Kate Davis takes it to another level with a smoking upright bass performance to augment a coy vocal redolent of Billie Holiday. Heavy metal and New Orleans jazz may seem to have little in common but Bradlee finds the thread connecting the two, rendering both “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and The Darkness’ “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” as gutbucket Bourbon Street blues numbers featuring

the stirring voices of Maiya Sykes and Miche Braden. Mykal Kilgore, meanwhile, rescues “My Heart Will Go On” from titanic schmaltz to Jackie Wilson-style R&B. Similarly revelatory transformations mark every song on the album, which also includes favorites by Beyoncé, the White Stripes, Outkast and Lorde, who praised PMJ’s cover of her hit “Royals” as a favorite. That’s not even the most notable thing about the song, which is sung in the gorgeous baritone of Puddles, the “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice,” a performer in full facepaint and ruffles that Bradlee describes as a cross between Andy Kaufman and Tom Jones. Postmodern Jukebox is certainly a rebuke to the contention that “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” The Essentials is an engaging and vivacious album that bridges generations with a unique spin of its own. To echo Bradlee’s own invitation: “Dust off the turntable, fix yourself a stiff drink, and get comfy. Welcome to the world of Postmodern Jukebox.”

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Bobby Collins Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events. Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from hole in the wall clubs to sold out theaters. Bobby Collins' rise to top headlining, comedic master was inevitable. His true dedication to his craft is what keeps his vibrant shows consistently sold out. A native New Yorker, Collins possesses a confidence and genuine everyman likeability that can only be earned. He knows what it's like to work a day job, in order to pursue a dream. He's flipped his share of burgers, as well as signing on as a substitute high school history teacher, to pay the bills - all the while performing in comedy clubs at night. After heeding a conversation with his father, with some trepidation, he ventured into sales. Settling into the high fashion industry. A detour that proved so successful, that in the 1980's he had risen to Vice President at Calvin Klein. It was there that he found himself faced with a life changing decision; remain here or chuck the security (and more than substantial steady income) for the uncertain challenge of heading out on the road - to pursue his dream of becoming a professional, full time stand-up comedian. It was a decision he's never regretted. Realizing his dream has given Bobby the opportunity to tour with titans of

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Friday, February 17, 2017

CHRIS BOTTI Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Chris Botti Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD, When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest

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NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE Theodore Kuchar, Conductor Laureate Dima Tkachenko, Violin Soloist

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Program Giuseppe Verdi (B. 1813 in Roncole - D. 1901 in Milan)

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(B. 1840 in Votkinsk-D. 1893 in St. Petersburg)

Formed by the Council of Ministers of Ukraine in November of 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Its first conductor was Oleksander Horilyj. Natan Rachlin was the Artistic Director of the Orchestra from 1937 until 1962. Stefan Turchak, Volodymyr Kozhuchar, Fedir Hlushchenko, Igor Blazhkov and Theodore Kuchar consequently conducted the Orchestra as its Principal Conductors. Other conductors who worked with the NSOU include Leopold Stokowski, Igor Markevitch, Kurt Sanderling, Evgeny Mravinsky, Kiril Kondrashin, Evgeny Svetlanov, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Soloists who performed with the NSOU include Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, OlehKrysa, Monserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras, and Juan Diego Flores. The NSOU was entrusted with the premier performances of the works of the following composers: Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Aram Khatchaturian, Boris Lyatoshynsky, Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, and Evgen Stankovych. The Orchestra has gained international recognition over a remarkably short period of time. After an appearance in Moscow, Dmitri Shostakovich commented: “This orchestra has as distinguished a group of performers as one would be likely to find anywhere. The ensemble of the orchestra is of the highest level. In addition, the various soloists and instrumental groups within the Orchestra play exceptionally and complement each other beautifully – as would the greatest of the world’s symphony orchestras.”

Since 1993, the NSOU has released more than 100 sound recordings which include both Ukrainian and international repertoires. Most of these recordings have received the highest international acclaim. In 1994, the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) rated NSOU’s recording of Boris Lyatoshynsky’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3 as “The Best Recording of the Year.” The CD of Silvestrov’s “Requiem for Larissa” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. The CD of Bloch and Lees’ Violin Concertos was nominated for a Grammy Award four years later. The NSOU has performed in successful concert tours throughout Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, England, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. “... A program rich with energy and unusually adventurous placed the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in a highly favourable light when it gave its only Sydney concert during its Australian tour on Friday. This is an orchestra with many virtues. Its strings can conjure up a vibrant songfulness; the woodwinds have a fruity, penetrating ripeness; the brass could endanger the walls of Jericho; the percussion might wake the dead...” ~The Sydney Morning Herald. Since April of 1999, Volodymyr Sirenko has been the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the NSOU. Since June of 2006, Alexander Hornostai has been its Managing Director and Producer.


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Opus Cactus

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


MOMIX: Opus Cactus PART I Sonoran: But Not Asleep Desert Storm Cactus Wren / Morning Star Pole Dance Desert Blooms Ostrich of the Imagination Prickly Pair Black Mesa Sidewinder Gila Dance Tracking the Earth Caravan PART II Dream Catcher Menitation Sundance Big Pole Dance Totem Fire Walker First Contact OPUS CACTUS is performed with one 20 minute intermission.

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancerillusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. For 20 years, MOMIX has been celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. In addition to stage performances world-wide, the company has frequently worked on special projects and in film and television. MOMIX has made five Italian RAI television features broadcast to 55 countries (including the USSR and China) and has performed on Antenne II in France. MOMIX was also featured in PBS’s “Dance in America” series. The company participated in the “Homage a Picasso” in Paris and was selected to represent the US at the European Cultural Center at Delphi. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann played the role of “Bluey” in the film “FX II”, under the direction of Moses Pendleton. The company is featured on a Decca Records laser disc, appearing with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony

in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, winner of an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special. In 1992, Mr. Pendleton created “Bat Habits”, developed with the support of the Scottsdale Cultural Council/Scottsdale Center For the Arts, Scottsdale Arizona and the University of Washington to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale, Arizona. This work was the forerunner of “Baseball” which was created by Mr. Pendleton in 1994. MOMIX is featured in one of the first IMAX films in 3-D, “IMAGINE”, premiered at the Taejon Expo 93 and subsequently released at IMAX theaters world-wide. MOMIX has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, England, Austria, Ireland, Holland, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia. The company is based in Washington, Connecticut. See the performance insert for additional information.


Friday, March 3, 2017

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Piff the Magic Dragon The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) who performs jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house. His one-man show has had five record breaking runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two sell-out seasons at SoHo

Theatre in London’s West End, a national tour of the UK and Australia. Previously, he was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their 17 date UK tour and has just completed a six month residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in their flagship show Vegas Nocturne. Piff is conquering TV too. Piff stole the show on ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ and in 2015 became the breakout star of the 10th season of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Howard Stern and Howie Mandel were huge fans and singled Piff out as one of the funniest and most unique acts in the history of the show. America agreed and voted Piff into the finals.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

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The Temptations

The Four Tops

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


The Temptations and The Four Tops THE TEMPTATIONS For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. “The crowds are bigger, the sales are sizzling,” says one industry report. “The outpouring of affection for this supergroup has never been greater”. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, that amazing engine invented by Berry Gordy, The Temps began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-andproduced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars. An avalanche of hits followed, many of which...”My Girl,” for instance...attained immortality. “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep,” “I Wish It Would Rain”...the hits kept coming. The classic lineup was Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin. Beyond the fabulous singing, The Temps became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. The Temptations Walk became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw their Temptations as cultural heroes. When the sixties and seventies turned political, The Temps got serious. They changed their tone, dress and music. Producer Norman Whitfield led the way. His Temptations hits, many featuring Dennis Edwards who had replaced David Ruffin, burned with intensity. “Runaway Child” “Cloud Nine,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”, and “Psychedelic Shack” still smolder. Other stellar singers - Richard Street, AliOllie Woodson, Theo Peoples - joined and added their luster to the groups’ growing fame. No matter the change in personnel, The Temptations remained true to The

Temptations tradition. They survived the whims of fashion, whether disco or techno, and stuck to their guns. “Great singing,” says Otis, “will always prevail.” In the eighties, The Temps prevailed with smashes like the Otis Williams’ penned “Treat Her Like A Lady.” Then in the nineties there came another Temptation explosion: It began with their appearance on Motown 25 in 1983; it continued with the NBC miniseries that chronicled the group’s history, a ratings triumph over two nights in prime time. An Emmy Award followed. Then came a series of acclaimed records: Temptations Miniseries, 1998 - Number 1 rated for two nights. Nominated for 5 Emmys, including best miniseries and winner of 1. For Lovers Only - a collection of love standards, termed an instant classic by critics, remains among the most cherished of all Temptations recordings. Phoenix Rising - went through the roof, a platinum-plus mega-hit featuring “Stay,” the Narada Michael Walden produced song that topped the charts. Ear Resistible - nailed a Grammy and a legion of new fans. Awesome - released in 2001 is The Temptations at their freshest, strongest, and most appealing. Reflections - was released in 2005, nominated for a Grammy and brought to the world The Temptations versions of some of Motown’s greatest songs. Get Ready - This DVD was released in 2006One of the largest selling music DVD ever The Temptations Musical - 2016 Musical based on Otis Williams’s book & mini-series. The current lineup consists of: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, Willie Greene Jr. “The more we change,” says veteran Ron Tyson, “the more we stay true to ourselves. We’re about singing straight-up soul. It’s a


The Temptations and The Four Tops style that will live on forever.” “The Temps have always been known for great lead singer’s”, says Williams. “Today we have four of the greatest leads in the proud history of the group.” The soaring voice of Philadelphia born and raised Ron Tyson, perhaps the best high tenor in the business. Terry Weeks, who grew up in Alabama and spent eight years in the Air Force before his chance encounter with Otis. After an A Cappella audition on a Hollywood street corner; Otis was so impressed and brought him into The Temptations family. Larry Braggs is passionate, powerful and very spiritual. These are also the amazing attributes of the voice of this two-time Grammy-nominated artist. Cut from the same cloth as some of the world's greatest vocalists, Larry has one of the most notable voices in the business. With a vocal range over three octaves and a command of the stage like no other, Larry has become one of the most electrifying entertainers on tour. This has gained him the respect and praise of his peers and fans all over the world. Willie Greene is a Bass vocalist who was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In the earlysixties Willie first saw The Temptations on The Lloyd Thaxton Show. They sang "The Way you do The Things you do" and "Get Ready". Says Willie, "Even though I was just a child… I knew that I was a "Temptation Forever!" Throughout my career I have had the honor, privilege and pleasure of recording and performing with Lyle Lovett, Ry Cooder, Dolly Parton, John Fogerty, George Harrison (The Beatles)....This opportunity to become a part of the "Great Temptation Legacy" is truly God's greatest musical gift to me! I would like to thank Mr. Otis Williams for his tenacity in keeping the group together and granting me this opportunity!" “Our challenge,” says Williams, “is to live in the present while respecting the past. Our past is filled with riches only a fool would discard. At the same time, we thrive on competition. As a Motowner, I grew up in

the most competitive musical atmosphere imaginable. But we also understand that for a group with history, no matter how glorious that history might be, reinvention is the name of the game.” “When I tell people we are God’s group,” says Otis, a remarkable modest man, “I don’t mean it arrogantly. It’s just that we have been tested time and again and keep coming back. We have suffered the deaths of so many legendary singers - Paul Williams, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin. Others like Dennis Edwards, Richard Street, Ali-Ollie Woodson and Theo Peoples have left, and yet our unity is tighter, our sound brighter and our popularity greater. Someone has watched over this group. Someone has protected our integrity. Someone has said...just go on singing and it’ll get better.” THE FOUR TOPS The quartet, originally called the Four Aims, made their first single for Chess in 1956, and spent seven years on the road and in nightclubs, singing pop, blues, Broadway, but mostly jazz—four-part harmony jazz. When Motown’s Berry Gordy Jr. found out they had hustled a national “Tonight Show” appearance, he signed them without an audition to be the marquee act for the company’s Workshop Jazz label. That proved short-lived, and Stubbs’ powerhouse baritone lead and the exquisite harmonies of Fakir, Benson, and Payton started making one smash after another with the writingproducing trio Holland-Dozier-Holland. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars and their sixties track record on the label is indispensable to any retrospective of the decade. Their songs, soulful and bittersweet, were across-the-board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” a no. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965, is one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers; it was quickly followed by a longtime favorite, “It’s The Same Old Song” (no. 2 R&B/no. 5 pop). Their commercial peak was highlighted by a romantic trilogy: the no. 1 “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” (no. 2 R&B/no. 6 pop) and “Bernadette”


The Temptations and The Four Tops (no. 3 R&B/no. 4 pop)—an extraordinary run of instant H-D-H classics. Other Tops hits from the decade included “Ask The Lonely,” “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over),” “Something About You,” “You Keep Running Away,” “7-Rooms Of Gloom” and their covers of “Walk Away Renee” and “If I Were A Carpenter.” The group was also extraordinarily popular in the U.K. After H-D-H split from Motown, producer Frank Wilson supervised the R&B Top 10 hits “It’s All In The Game” and “Still Water (Love)” at the start of the seventies. The Tops also teamed with Motown’s top girl group, the Supremes, post-Diana Ross. Billing themselves The Magnificent Seven for a series of albums, they hit with a cover of “River Deep - Mountain High.” When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, the steadfast Tops decided to stay at home, and with another label. They kept up a string of hits with ABC-Dunhill for the next few years: “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got),” a Top 5 hit; the Top 10 “Keeper Of The Castle”; and the R&B Top 10’s “Are You Man Enough (from the movie Shaft In Africa),” “Sweet Understanding Love,” “One Chain Don’t Make No Prison” (later covered by Santana), “Midnight Flower” and the disco perennial “Catfish.” In 1980 the group moved to Casablanca Records. The following year they were at no. 1 again, with “When She Was My Girl,” making them one of the few groups to have hits in three consecutive decades. They also scored R&B Top 40s with the ballads “Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over” and “I Believe In You And Me,” the original version of the 1996 Whitney Houston smash. And the Tops were heard in the film Grease 2 with “Back To School Again.” By 1983, riding the wave of the company’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Tops were back with Motown and H-D-H. The reunion resulted in the R&B Top 40 hits “I Just Can’t Walk Away” and “Sexy Ways.”

They signed with Arista later in the decade, and there they racked up their final solo Top 40 hit, “Indestructible,” which was the theme of the 1988 Summer Olympics. That year they also partnered with Aretha Franklin, a longtime friend from Detroit, for the Top 40 R&B “If Ever A Love There Was.” During this period, Stubbs stepped out and gained notoriety for voicing the man-eating plant Audrey II in the film musical Little Shop Of Horrors, for which he sang the cult classic “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space.” In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Though they would no longer have hits on record, the group continued to be a hit in concert, touring incessantly, a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown Sound they helped shape and define. Following Payton’s death in 1997, the group briefly worked as a trio until Theo Peoples, a former Temptation, was recruited to restore the group to a quartet. When Stubbs subsequently grew ill, Peoples became the lead singer and former Motown artistproducer Ronnie McNeir was enlisted to fill Payton’s spot. In 2005, when Benson died, Payton’s son Roquel replaced him. For Rolling Stone’s 2004 article “The Immortals – The Greatest Artists Of All Time,” Smokey Robinson remembered: “They were the best in my neighborhood in Detroit when I was growing up (and) the Four Tops will always be one of the biggest and the best groups ever. Their music is forever."Payton’s spot. In 2005, when Benson died, Payton’s son Roquel replaced him. For Rolling Stone’s 2004 article “The Immortals – The Greatest Artists Of All Time,” Smokey Robinson remembered: “They were the best in my neighborhood in Detroit when I was growing up (and) the Four Tops will always be one of the biggest and the best groups ever. Their music is forever."


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. The 2016-2017 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the  New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and other numerous foundations, corporations and individuals. As a courtesy to the artists and for the uninterrupted enjoyment of your fellow patrons, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, beepers and other electronic devices. Please unwrap any lozenges before the performance begins. No portion of this performance may be photographed, recorded, filmed, taped, broadcast or mechanically reproduced without the written consent of the Artist and/or the Presenter. Mayo Performing Arts Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux RICKIE LEE JONES Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances. Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade. “This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Rickie. “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast…. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.” MADELEINE PEYROUX Rounder Records is pleased to announce the release of Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux, the debut anthology of the critically acclaimed, singer-songwriter’s nearly 20year career. The album includes favorites not only from Peyroux’s releases with Rounder, but also tracks from her Atlantic and Decca/Emarcy catalogs. Additionally, the compilation includes one previously unreleased recording — the collection’s title track and Warren Zevon cover, “Keep Me in Your Heart” — which appeared in 2011’s independent film Union Square. Liner notes by former Atlantic Records A&R man

Yves Beauvais, who discovered Peyroux, complete the package. Peyroux, whose voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s, was discovered while in her early twenties, when Beauvais spotted her at a New York club. He recalls the worldly singer’s set to be “some of the most exciting, viscerally moving minutes of my music-listening life.” Beauvais subsequently signed Peyroux to Atlantic and co-produced her 1996 debut Dreamland. Prior to this life-changing performance, the American-born Peyroux was a musician on the streets of Paris. A precocious teenager, living abroad with her mother, Madeleine quickly became entranced with local buskers, spending much of her time accompanying a regular band on the sidewalks of the Latin Quarter with her distinctive voice, and, by 15, had dropped out of school to join a touring blues and jazz band. Following the whirlwind release and promotion of the critically acclaimed Dreamland, the 22-year old Peyroux disappeared from the limelight, just as the buzz surrounding the singer was at its peak. Health issues were partly to blame, but the pressures of a quick rise to stardom in the jazz world became overwhelming. Peyroux took time to find herself, and, in doing so, returned to her first love of busking. When she finally felt ready to return to the studio, Madeleine was paired with renowned producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Herbie Hancock) — a match that would prove to be a successful one, stretching over several, subsequent albums. The result was 2004’s Careless Love (Rounder) — a diverse collection of covers penned by everyone from Elliott Smith to Hank Williams. Breakout track “Don’t Wait Too Long” helped push Madeleine into the mainstream by topping the jazz charts and appearing in national commercial spots and film soundtracks. Peyroux followed the success of Careless Love with 2006’s highly anticipated Half the Perfect World (Rounder). The singersongwriter once again paired original material (“I’m All Right,” among them) with an eclectic selection of covers (paying


Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux homage to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and Serge Gainsbourg). 2009’s Bare Bones (Rounder) shook up the prototype, and featured all original compositions by Peyroux, including the likes of the upbeat and twangy “Instead.” Continuing her artistic growth, Madeleine released Standing on the Rooftop — her debut with Decca Records — with a new producer, GRAMMY® Awardwinning Craig Street (John Legend, k.d. lang, Norah Jones). Peyroux’s most recent recording project, 2013’s The Blue Room (Decca), found the singer-songwriter once again teaming up with Larry Klein, and paying homage to Ray Charles’ classic 1962 LP, Modern Sounds in Country Western Music. Covering a handful of Charles’ songs from the album, and adding such fitting tracks as Randy Newman’s “Guilty” and Warren Zevon’s “Desperadoes Under the Eaves,” Peyroux melded multiple

genres, creating an album that floated in the ether between jazz, country, blues and pop. A living document of her artistic metamorphoses, Keep Me in Your Heart for a While … combines the poignant with the charming, the old with the new, and the standard favorites with the original compositions. Beauvais writes of his protégé, “Whether she sings Leonard Cohen (“Dance Me to the End of Love”), Bob Dylan (“You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”) Charlie Chaplin (“Smile”), Edith Piaf (“La Vie en Rose”), or post-punk songster Elliott Smith (“Between the Bars”), [Madeleine] brings to this most diverse material the same beguilingly cautious, respectful, and crystal clear way with the melody, the same revelatory focus to the lyric’s delivery.”

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Nunzio’s Dolce Vita 90 South Street, Morristown; 973-984-7700 Nunzio’s Dolce Vita is an Italian restaurant that incorporates fresh, seasonal ingredients into it’s dishes. Owner, Nunzio Cassara, combines his New York City experience with the Mediterranean food of his heritage to create a fusion of traditional and chic in Morristown. Nunzio’s is located next door to the MPAC and is a BYOB restaurant. Reservations are encouraged and please allow 90 minutes for your dining experience.

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Mayo Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following restaurants for their advertising support. The Office Tavern Grill

3 South Street, Morristown; 973-285-0220 Villa Restaurant Group purchased 7 iconic Office Beer Bar & Grill restaurants in North Central Jersey and the Morristown location was the first to be renovated and transformed into our new upgraded brand. We have a new menu featuring a modern twist on classic comfort foods, a very large craft-centric beer selection, great happy hours and a fun & friendly atmosphere. It is our goal to make sure that each time you visit The Office, it is better than the time before.

www.officetaverngrill.com

Roots Steakhouse

Stirling Tavern

150 South Street, Morristown; THE STIRLING TAVERN, minutes away from MPAC is the new sister restaurant to the award winning New American Restaurant The STIRLING HOTEL. The Stirling Tavern offers an exquisite cocktail menu,16 revolving draft beers and we offer an extensive food and dessert menu that lasts until 1 am. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to begin or end your theatre experience. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner

www.stirlingtavern.com

Swiss Chalet Bakery

40 W Park Place, Morristown; 973-326-1800 Diners can expect delicious USDA aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west. We pride ourselves on only center cut beefs and cooked at 1800 degrees to ensure our guests the best product possible.

159 South Street; 973-267-0092 We’re a full service bakery with a daily selection of over 200 freshly baked items and a self-serve beverage center offering delicious fresh ground coffee & a variety of teas. Additionally, we offer cappuccino, espresso and lattes and a selection of natural European jams & jellies.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Tito’s Burritos

www.rootssteakhouse.com

1 Hilton Court, Parsippany; 973-889-1400 We at Ruth’s Chris serve up a lot more than just our famous sizzling steaks. Private Dining available, book your next memorable event with us.

www.ruthschris.com

Sirin Thai Restaurant

3 Pine Street, Morristown; 973-993-9122 Just around the corner from the theatre. Authentic Thai cuisine.

www.sirinthairestaurant.com

South + Pine

90 South Street; 862-260-9700 South+Pine is an american eatery focusing on using fresh seasonal ingredients to create artistic, and of course, delicious dishes. Chef/Owner Leia Gaccione, former Executive Chef & Chef de Cuisine for Bobby Flay, brings her talent to Morristown with this little gem. A casual and inviting environment, South + Pine is family friendly and located just next door to MPAC.

www.southandpine.com

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26 Washington Street; 973-267-8486 Mexican Food - Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Hot Wings - It’s All Good!

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Urban Table

40 W Park Place; 973-326-9200 Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu focuses on fun, casual fare. The atmosphere is bright and full of Urban whimsy. It offers full service bar featuring great wine, Trap Rock draft beers and delicious shakes and smoothies.

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Come with us on a guided journey to learn about the authors and the plays that continue to shape contemporary theatre. * William Shakespeare * Noel Coward * Dylan Thomas * Eugene Ionesco * Lolita Chakrabarti ‌.just to name a few This is all happening at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Wall Sreet Journal

www.ShakespeareNJ.org 973-408-5600

Kindergarten:

The Perfect Place for Peck Beginnings Enter the Peck Pride at Morristown’s premier K-8 private school Join us for an Open House: Saturday, October 15th (10:00 - Noon) Sunday, November 13th (1:00 - 3:00)

Contact:

Erin Ceder Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

(973) 539-8660 x117 eceder@peckschool.org RSVP online at www.peckschool.org


Mayo Performing Arts Center acknowledges the following generous Performance Sponsors and Partners Performance Sponsors

THE BLANCHE & IRVING LAURIE FOUNDATION

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Media Partners

Hotel Partners

For more information about sponsorship opportunities and the associated benefits, please call Justin Wynn at 973-539-9345 x6550 or email jwynn@mayoarts.org. *As of January 3, 2017


Mayo Performing Arts Center 2016-2017 Supporters We wish to thank our donors for their generous support of our Annual Fund* $100,000 and higher F. M. Kirby Foundation New Jersey State Council on the Arts $40,000 - $99,999 Jacobs Levy Equity Management Morris County Historic Preservation Trust The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation $20,000 - $39,999 BASF Corporation Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Jersey Central Power & Light A FirstEnergy Company Morristown Medical Center $10,000 - $19,999 AAA Northeast Acorn Hill Foundation Inc. Affiliated Medical Associates The Allergan Foundation Wendy Aresty The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation The Conger Family Foundation Goldman Sachs Gives Unjeria C. Jackson, MD and Mr. Larry Thompson Paula and Bill Marino Paragano Family Foundation Private Advisor Group RBC Wealth Management Mary Jane Robertson and James A. Clark Doug and Tracy Sieg $5,000 - $9,999 Sheri and Steve Alexander The Arnold F. Baggins Foundation, Inc. Bayer The Lewis D. Brounell Charitable Trust Carroll McNulty & Kull LLC Crum and Forster Glenbrook Technologies The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc. Joe and Jeanne Goryeb The Hampshire Companies, LLC JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. Karen and Jeff Kirby S. Dillard and Adrienne Kirby The Sandra Kupperman Foundation

Longo Electrical-Mechanical, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Malone McCarter & English, LLP MetLife Foundation Nancy and Howard Moseson Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Orthopedics, Sports and Executive Health - Atlantic Health System PNC Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers The Provident Bank Foundation TD Bank N.A. Wells Fargo Gil and Claire Zweig $1,000 to $4,999 Richard and Connie Batherman Ms. Susan Brauer Bruzzichesi Orthodontics The Charitable Foundation of the Burns Family, Inc. Jim and Donna Chambers Kristin Elliott Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gannet Arthur/Veronica Goldberg Foundation Richard and Leslie Goryeb John J. Hallacy and Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento Investors Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lichtenfeld Joseph and Pamela Longo McGuinn Family Foundation Thomas and Marylyn McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mulholland Mr. and Mrs. James Perhacs Eileen and Carlos Rodriguez Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ross Jr. Robert and Sherry Scott Anita J. Siegel William E. Simon Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Supron Peter and Lisa Wallburg Kim and Finn Wentworth in memory of Elisa De Jonghe The Harold Wetterberg Foundation As of January 3, 2017 * Excludes membership gifts

Gifts In-Kind All County Rental Center Diversified Media Group Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP Elliott’s Flower Shoppe

Enjou Chocolat FTC, FBO Google

Hawk Graphics Inc. Larena Construction LLP Rita’s of Morristown

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Steinway & Sons is the official piano of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.


Main Lobby Building Project The Mayo Performing Arts Center has completed renovating and expanding its main lobby and plaza area. The Campaign for the Project exceeded its goal and raised over $2.5 million in gifts and pledges. Now we are examining ways to add more upgrades to the venue and better facilities for our patrons and look forward to keeping you informed of our progress. We would like to thank the following donors for their generous support of the Main Lobby Building Project:

$300,000 and above The Gagnon Family F.M. Kirby Foundation

$250,000 - $299,999 A.P. Kirby, Jr. Foundation, Inc. John and Margaret Post Foundation

$100,000 - $249,999 Jay and Wendy Birnbaum The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Paula and William Marino Eileen and N. Larry Paragano Sr.

$50,000 - $99,999 Conger Family Foundation Jeanne and Joseph Goryeb Jacobs Levy Equity Management Gail and Ben Lobel Mary Jane Robertson and James A. Clark

$25,000 - $49,999 Linda and Jay Hellstrom The Hyde and Watson Foundation Jenny and Jeffrey Kalajian Sudy and Bud Mayo Carol and Robert Mulholland Maxine and Harry Riskin Wendy and Gregory Supron

$10,000 - $24,999 Gar Wood N. Burwell The Ellis Family The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation Kathy and Greg Heher Unjeria C. Jackson, MD and Larry E. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Bruce I. Jacobs Karen and Jefferson Kirby Larena Construction LLC Pamela and Joseph Longo

James K. Malloy Marylyn and Thomas McLaughlin Helen and Jim Quinn Anne and Robert Rooke Elise and Thomas J. Ross, Jr. Clementina, Debra and Ron Sanes Brenda and Leonard Sichel Anita J. Siegel Claudia and Kenneth Silverman Joseph Weber

$5,000 - $9,999 Daniel and Meryl Alesandro Sally Epstein Matthew and Teresa Finlay Edward and Beth Gramigna Anita Hotchkiss and Christopher Martin Marcia and Peter Hunter Thomas Jardim and Karen Fountain MATTHEW 18:5 Foundation Lary Wasserman

$1,000 to $4,999 The Elliott Averett Family Mr. and Mrs. Stephen D. Bach Rev. Janet Broderick Louise and Malcolm Chamalian Theresa de Leon Nancy and Flo Brown Foley Joan and James Lynch Dana and Eric Macy Lois and Peter Mancuso Dr. Edward and Norlyn Poto Michael Shoblock Marilyn and Mark Talve Foundation The Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement Neva and Rich Watson

Naming Opportunities are available for gifts ranging from $500 to $500,000. Donations at every level make an impact! Please call Marysue DePaola at 973-539-0345 ext. 6503 or email mdepaola@mayoarts.org for more information on how to be a part of this exciting project!


The Starlight Society MPAC gratefully acknowledges its Starlight Society members for their generous contributions, providing the theater’s leading source of annual support each year. President's Circle: $10,000 and up Wendy and Jay Birnbaum Jim and Donna Chambers Mary E. and David L. Cobb The Ellis Family Rob and Nancye Falzon Joe and Jeanne Goryeb Sheridan and John Greeniaus John J. Hallacy and Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento John and Kristin Hyland Paula and Bill Marino Bud and Sudy Mayo Nancy and Howard Moseson Eileen and Carlos Rodriguez Clementina, Debra and Ron Sanes Claudia and Kenneth Silverman Kim and Finn Wentworth Producer's Circle: $5,000 Sheri and Steve Alexander Wendy Aresty Theresa Augustine-Christie Betty Carroll Christie Family Foundation Gordon and Cindy Crawford David and Jill Farris Frederick and Katherine Fultz Steve and Kathy Gillen Tobi and George Goldman Antonia A. Gollob Jay and Linda Hellstrom Unjeria C. Jackson, MD and Mr. Larry Thompson Richard and Cindy Johnson Jennifer and Jeffrey Kalajian Pam Mondelli and Paul Pazniokas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mulholland Mr. and Mrs. James Nason John F. and Baiba Norton Ms. Carolyn Olenowski Nancy and Jeffrey Rich Mary Jane Robertson and James A. Clark Bob and Anne Rooke Hank and Jacke Schram Allan and Barbara Staats Mr. Jon Stewart Stewart Stimson and Yunior Caballero Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Supron Sonia Turnquist Director's Circle: $3,000 Michael and Karen Byrne Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Carroll, Jr. Chip Carver and Anne DeLaney

Ann and Art Corwin Leonard and Janet Dell Mary Ellen and Paul DeNoon Harriett and Bob Druskin John and Lisa Ennis Ms. Sarah R. Epstein Tom and Susan Fuller Dana Griffith and Jack Hogoboom Orren and Trish Grushkin Jerry and Jerry Happ Mr. and Mrs. Robin Kinney Karen and Jeff Kirby Michael Kohner Ellen and Jonathan Lewis Don and Fran MacMaster Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Matlesky Will and Dyanna McGuire Nancy and David Medford Marianne and Walter Morris Diane and Bob Noelke John O'Grady and Brad Motta John and Lucy Orfan Eileen and Larry Paragano Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pester Carole and Jack Plaxe Ms. Jaime Raskulinecz and Ms. Linda Varas Dr. Michael and Mrs. Alice Samach Robert and Sherry Scott Leonard and Brenda Sichel Anita J. Siegel Michael and Maria Simoff Susan and Rick Sinay The Hon. and Mrs. Timothy L. Smith Denise S. Starcher Artist's Circle: $2,000 Arnie and Ruth Aprahamian Richard and Connie Batherman Gregg and Jackie Buckalew Denis and Barbara Burke Mr. Gar Wood N. Burwell Glenn and Eleanor Coutts Data Designs, Inc. Robin and Tim Devaney E. Steven and Bernadette Doyle Teresa and Matthew Finlay Caren Frankel and Dr. Jory Magidson Caroline and Richard Godfrey Richard and Leslie Goryeb Mr. Mark S. Hartmann, Jr. and Shelby C. Rhodes Virginia and Russell Hawkins Kristin and Will Henson Marcia and Peter Hunter Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Israel Jane and Michael Kurek Mark and Cindy Magath

Mr. David F. Miller and Ms. Sheila F. Eule Steven and Sherry Nalbone Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pfeffer Joyce Prevoznik Sue and Eric Robbins Eileen Rolnick Linda and Mike Rosenberg Phillip and Stacey Rubinfeld Carol Schautz Michael Shoblock Doug and Tracey Sieg Mr. Don Terwilliger Mr. and Mrs. James Van Derveer Deborah Vilage and James Wilkinson Thomas and Rebecca Wafer Lary Wasserman Conductor's Circle: $1,250 Susan and Ken Adler Jeffery Aughey and Aileen Kiter Michael and Joanne Aversa Joseph and Teresa Axtell Jeff and Lee Ann Barone Laurie and Larry Baruch Lynn and Mitch Baumeister Dr. and Mrs. Charles Becht, IV Mr. and Mrs. George H. Becker, Jr. Jack Benvent and Robin Cornick Benvent Richard G. Binetti, MD Ken and Lisa Bodmer Michael and Eileen Boos Family The Bornstein Family Ginger Brennan Scott and Gail Bresky Rev. Janet Broderick Lois Brounell Jay and Diana Buffum Robert and Francoise Burn Cynthia and Ed Cashman Robert and Fran Cavalero Malcolm and Louise Chamalian Pam and Frank Clancey Janet and Robert Cole, MD Stan and Holly Coleman Nancy and William Conger Dr. Adrian and Mrs. Susan Connolly Dr. David and Lynda Conyack Linda R. Couch Mrs. Janet DeMeo Stephen and Norma DeTommaso Ms. Dina Di Maria John and Karen Dubel Joan Ducey-Munde and Dan Munde Molly Dunn and Len Smith


Mr. Richard Eger and Mrs. Anne Aronovitch Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ehinger Sally and Gary Eisenreich Kieran and Molly Fagan John and Eileen Farry John and Linda Fedinec Kevin Feeley Stephen and Ann Marie Feld Mr. and Mrs. Jason Fowler Mr. and Mrs. James Frame Mrs. Kelly Frank Chris Friedman and Sharon Gordon Dorrie and Brian Gagnon Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gagnon Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gannet Douglas Garno and Beth Van Brunt Mr. Timothy Gearty Mr. Richard Genabith Edda and James Gillen Ms. Daria Goginsky Betty and Arnold Goldstein Edward A. Gramigna, Jr. Lawrence and Florence Green Richard and Kathleen Grochala Fred and Susan Gruel Bob and Cynthia Hamburger Donald Hardman Mary and Brad Harmon Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Heher Amy and Charles Hendershot Mr. John W. Holman, III Ken Isaacson Diann and Peter Jinks Ken and Jackie Kairys Mr. William Kawam Ezra and Bonnie Kazam Mr. George Kelly and Dr. Janine Kelly William Kesselman Frederick K. Kleen, III and Virginia DeLalla

Ms. Lynn Krelle Harry Krystalla Mrs. Gloria LaGrassa, Pluckemin Inn Allison and Paul Larena Adam Levinsohn and Christine St. Peter Barbara and Stuart Levy Nicky and Paige L'Hommedieu Jeffrey and Lisa Libman Gail and Ben Lobel Donald and Barbara Louria Dr. Barry Lowell Mr. Bruce Lowenhaupt Brian and Tara Luing Kevin and Trisha Luing Anne and Tom MacCowatt Mr. and Mrs. Paul Magnani Mr. James K. Malloy Lois and Peter Mancuso Ms. Sandra Mathews Roger and Mary Elyn Matthews Elizabeth Mattson Jim and Sue McArdle Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. McGuinn Thomas and Marylyn McLaughlin Donna McNamara and Lawrence Cohen Jeff and Theresa Moeller Betsy and Sean Monaghan Trish and Michael Morchower Morristown Antique Center Steven and Lillian Mueller Mrs. Rachel Mullen Donald and Eliza Murphy Phil and Gen Nicastro Betty Ortiz and Robert Drace Robert L. Parker and Family Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pecci Jonathan Perelman and Dr. Evelyn Eckert Stephen and Lisa Plavin Judy and Jim Pohlman James Polley

Martin and Clare Prentice Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Suzy Press Doug and Myla Pridgen Mr. and Mrs. James F. Quinn Mr. John Raymonds Maria Redondo and Michael Weisman Lisa and Phil Richards Mark A. Rieger, MD Ms. Elizabeth Ritter Rick Rizzuto Joseph and Marla Runsdorf Nancy and Nelson Schaenen, Jr. Judy and Fred Schiller Rudy and Debora Schloesser Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Sumali Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schneider Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Patti Schneider Mr. David Schoner Craig and Cathy Simon Frederic and Joan Sirota Marg and Glen Skar Don and Mary Kaye Sparaco Lawrence and Naomi Stein Mr. and Mrs. Edward Surette Maureen and Paul Tafuro Theo Tilton Mr. and Mrs. Edward von der Linde Roxanne Wallace Peter and Lisa Wallburg Mrs. Judy Weinstein Gerard J. Weir Mr. and Mrs. David and Lisa Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Bonnie Welsh Michael and Susan Wilk Allison and Chris Wilson Alan and Lori Winter C. R. Wishner Gil and Claire Zweig As of January 3, 2017

Matching Gifts We are grateful to the following companies who have generously matched their employees’ charitable gifts to MPAC. Please be sure to check with your Human Resources Department to maximize your support! Automatic Data Processing, Inc. AIG AT&T Bank of America BD Big Lots! Chubb & Son Coach Deluxe Corporation Foundation Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Emerson ExxonMobil Foundation Faber Daeufer & Itrato PC Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. Gap Inc. Geico

General Re Corporation Horizon Foundation Johnson & Johnson Kemnay Advisory Services Macy's Merck Moretrench American Corp Novartis Pfizer Prudential Foundation Rudolph Technologies The Toa Reinsurance Company of America Toyota Dealer Verizon Voya Foundation As of January 3, 2017


Members Make It Happen As a non-profit organization, the Mayo Performing Arts Center relies on the generosity of its members to help bridge the gap between ticket sales and operating costs. Some of the great benefits of membership include:

• Access to the Starlight Lounge and complimentary refreshments for Starlight Society and Business Circle members • Advance ticketing prior to the general public for added events • Discounts on select performances throughout the season • Discounts at local businesses and much, much more!

Become a member today! Visit MayoArts.org and click on the “support” tab to view a complete list of all membership levels and benefits. For more information, call Lana Missaggia, Membership and Special Events Manager at 973-539-0345, ext. 6526. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

MEMBER DISCOUNTS!

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Enjou Chocolat The Famished Frog George & Martha’s American Grille Glassworks Studio Grasshopper Off the Green Morristown Deli The Morristown Diner The Office Tavern Grill Pascarella Brothers Sandwich Shoppe

Piattino Pomodoro Ristorante and Pizzeria Rio’s Engraving Strawberry Fields Tito’s Burritos & Wings of Morristown T.P.S. Supply - The Plumbing Store As of January 3, 2017

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Ledgewood www.townetoyota.com 973-584-8100

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Fox Rothschild LLP

Avison Young

Morristown www.avisonyoung.com 973-898-6360

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Don Giovanello, Morristown Wealth Management

Livingston www.themillercenter.com 973-533-0053

Morristown mwmllp.website.raymondjames.com 973-971-0202

Law Offices of Martin D. Eagan

Morristown www.martyeagan.com 973-898-7300

Mark Scordato & Associates, MSA Wealth Management Parsippany www.markscordato.com 973-331-7840

Titan Aviation Group Morristown www.titan.aero 855-593-3598

Advocate

$1,500 - $2,499 AAA Ad Magic Kim S. Luthy, CFPÂŽ, CFS, CLTC, Allied Wealth Partners Attentive Dental Care, Dr. Karey P. Matthews, DDS Jack Cooney, Jr., CPA, The Bleakley Financial Group Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. Bruzzichesi Orthodontics Carmagnola & Ritardi LLC ConnectOne Bank County Concrete Corp Dublin Pub

Elangeni Consulting, Inc Erica Peitler & Associates, Inc. Pete O’Hagan, Fitness Together The Attorneys at Graham Curtin, A Professional Association Jacobs Levy Equity Management JFL Total Wealth Management Longo Electrical-Mechanical Mariner Wealth Advisors Marks Paneth LLP Maxlife McKirdy & Riskin, P.A. Mendham Capital Management Mitchell H. Davich, DMD, PA

Morgan Stanley The Peck School Prismatic Development Corporation Andrea Martone and Paul Cristelli, RE/MAX American Dream Regent Atlantic Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP Shade Tree Garage Supreme Energy, Inc. Trajectory Branding & Marketing Turpin Real Estate Village Wine & Liquors of Mendham Ryan Dawson, Weichert, Realtors *As of January 3, 2017


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2016-2017 Schedule JANUARY 2017 1/12 Captain Scott Kelly 1/13 The Capitol Steps 1/14 4 Girls 4 1/15 Pinkalicious The Musical 1/21 Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience 1/27 Howie Mandel 1/29 Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz FEBRUARY 2017 2/3 The Piano Men - A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel 2/5 Into the Woods 2/7 Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue 2/8 The Rainbow Fish Sensory Friendly Performance 2/9 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 2/10 Bobby Collins 2/12 Once 2/17 Chris Botti 2/23 National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine 2/24 Sal Valentinetti 2/25 Annie MARCH 2017 3/2 MOMIX: Opus Cactus 3/3 Piff The Magic Dragon 3/4 The Temptations and The Four Tops 3/6 Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux 3/8 Drumline Live 3/9 An Evening in Conversation with Yanni 3/12 Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat 3/14 The Five Irish Tenors 3/17 Stomp 3/18 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live 3/22 One Woman Sex and the City 3/23 Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles 3/24 Eroica Trio 3/29 Graeme of Thrones 3/30 Kim Russo: "The Happy Medium" 3/31 42nd Street

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APRIL 2017 4/1 42nd Street 4/6 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake 4/7 Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood 4/9 In the Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue 4/11 Olivia Newton-John 4/14 Get the Led Out 4/15 The Illusionists: Live from Broadway 4/20 Joey Alexander 4/21 Neil Sedaka 4/23 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: HMS Pinafore 4/28 Manhattan Comedy Night 4/29 Rhythmic Circus: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” 4/30 Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live MAY 2017 5/3 Julianne & Derek Hough: MOVE - Beyond 5/4 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 5/5 Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert 5/7 The Little Prince Sensory Friendly Performance 5/12 GuGu Drum Group From Shanghai 5/13 The Midtown Men 5/19 Anderson Cooper 5/20 New Jersey Ballet: Giselle 5/21 New Jersey Ballet: Beauty and the Beast/Peter and the Wolf JUNE 2017 6/9 Manhattan Comedy Night 6/13 Happy Together Tour 6/14-15 Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour 6/17 Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment


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