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

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I have had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Performing Arts Center for over 18 years, and as its Chair since 2011. Over that time span, I have seen many memorable concerts on stage and milestones achieved. This performing arts center has grown in so many ways. We’ve had a major expansion to our stagehouse and completely renovated the front of the house. The number of performances has doubled, and the caliber of artists is world class. Whether it has been Ringo Starr or Jackson Browne or a touring Broadway production, there have been many great nights that I have shared here with friends and family. One of the aspects of our organization which makes me most proud is our Performing Arts training programs. The caliber and quality of our youth productions, the selfless time our teen Performing Arts Company volunteers to perform at fundraisers, senior centers and elsewhere, and the daily enthusiasm we see on the faces of the children who participate in our programs is testament to our goal of inspiring a new generation with a love of the performing arts. Of special significance is The Miracle Project New Jersey, our classes for children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs. In my long association with MPAC, I am most proud of this initiative. Watching the joy these children express on stage in their final class performances the past two years has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had here. Learn more about The Miracle Project on our website. Programs such as The Miracle Project and our education and community outreach initiatives are essential to our role as a community arts leader. Your support helps to sustain these important programs. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we thank you for your generous support of MPAC. Please consider joining as a member as we work together to make Morristown a vibrant arts community, and a great place to live, work and raise a family. Sincerely,

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Miracles Continue to Happen at MPAC Autism and Special Needs Programs Continue to Expand

New Jersey historian John T. Cunningham often described the revival of MPAC as “The Miracle on South Street.” In January 2017, new miracles began to take place in MPAC’s education studios every Thursday afternoon with the launch of The Miracle Project New Jersey. Those miracles became evident on the evening of June 6, when students from MPAC’s inaugural Miracle Project NJ classes took the stage for their final session open performance in front of family and friends, and everyone in the theatre shared a special moment of sheer joy. 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. 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. When MPAC decided to establish a special needs program within its Performing Arts School, Education Director Cathy Roy was determined to create one that would be in line with the school’s philosophy to serve each child, build their selfesteem and give every participant an individual experience. The Miracle Project made for an ideal match. MPAC found its kindred spirit in the Los Angeles based program, established by Elaine Hall and chronicled in the Emmy Award winning documentary Autism the Musical. “MPAC and The Miracle Project are so aligned in the way we approach the arts that it was such a natural fit,” said Ms. Hall.

The Miracle Project NJ'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%. Two 22-week courses for children ages 9-15 began in January 2017. One course was offered for children who required individual aides and featured neuro-typical “peer mentor” students who volunteered to undergo the program alongside their peers with autism. The second course was designed for students who do not require individual aides, along with 10 volunteer students. “This wasn’t just about singing and performing, but also about learning social skills, how to make a friend, gain confidence and become part of something awesome,” said Jenny Boeckel, MPAC Education Manager, who participated in the program as a teacher. Every parent and every teacher wants their child to feel special, included and important, and MPAC’s Miracle Project NJ classes delivered on that promise of giving them a wonderful experience. “For an hour each week, my son got a chance to participate in a class he loves,” said Elle, a mother of one of the students. As the only program in New Jersey that is certified to use The Miracle Project’s methodology, MPAC has ambitious plans to grow the program to meet the needs of the autism community. MPAC has now doubled the program, expanding to four classes and is looking for ways to develop programs for adults with autism. In addition, the Theatre continues to offer “relaxed performances” for families to enjoy an entertainment experience together. Major support for The Miracle Project New Jersey at MPAC this 2018/2019 season has been provided by Bruce Jacobs and Ken Levy of Jacobs Levy Equity Management. Additional support was provided by Mary and David Cobb, Nicholas and Elizabeth DeAngelo, John and Kristin Hyland, The Paragano Family Foundation, and by Starlight Ball 2017 Fund-A-Need Donors. For more information about MPAC’s Miracle Project program, class registration and to view a video of the program in action, go to education/the-miracle-project

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 2018-2019 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 F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous other foundations, corporations and individuals.


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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 • • • •

$5 parking is available for many shows exclusively for MPAC patrons at the Verizon Lot at 39 Maple Ave (entrance on Oak St). $5 parking is available for select performances at the Good Grief lot at 38 Elm Street. $10 parking is available for many shows at the Presbyterian Church at 65 South Street, across the street from MPAC. Limited Spaces We are now offering the opportunity to reserve your parking in advance for many events. Look for an email on whether reserved parking is available for your show for the above lots.

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.

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CELTIC THUNDER X DAMIAN MCGINTY - 24-year-old Damian was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. His career began at the age of 13 when he recorded a charity CD, and his unmistakable talent and charisma quickly catapulted him into fame and success. Selected in 2007 by producer Sharon Browne and musical director Phil Coulter to join the inaugural cast of Celtic Thunder, Damian quickly became a fan favorite for his friendly charm and his deep baritone voice. Following his own advice to “Dream Big,” Damian took his career to the next level by auditioning for the Oxygen network’s “The Glee Project” in 2011. Out of 40,000 applicants, Damian was chosen to appear on the show with only 11 other hopefuls. Extreme dedication and an intense work ethic took him to the final four, and ultimately he was chosen as one of two winners. As a winner of the project, Damian landed a guest star role in Fox’s hit television series “Glee,” as foreign exchange student Rory Flanagan. Initially slated to appear in just seven episodes, Damian was so popular his role was extended to finish out the rest of Season 3. With fans clamoring for more, Damian self-produced an eponymously titled EP in late 2012. The 5-track album raced up the iTunes charts to hit #3 in the U.S. (as well as #1 in Ireland, Mexico, and Peru). In 2013, Damian returned to the Public Television forum. First, he worked with former Celtic Thunder cast-mate Paul Byrom in Paul’s PBS special, “This is the Moment,” and then he appeared with child prodigy Ethan Bortnick in Ethan’s special, “The Power of Music,” which went on to be a #1 concert pledge show on PBS. To the great delight of eager fans, Damian toured across the U.S. with Ethan in the 2014 “The Power of Music” spring and fall tours. In 2015 Celtic Thunder announced Damian as a Special Guest on the “Very Best of Celtic Thunder” Tour of the US and Canada, much to the delight of Damian McGinty and Celtic Thunder fans everywhere. The hugely successful tour ran from February-April 2015 and traveled coast to coast in the US and Canada. Damian also collaborated with Celtic Thunder on the recording of their last show Legacy, Volume I & Volume II released on CD, DVD/ Blu-Ray and Vinyl in 2016. 2018 is looking up to be a huge year for Damian too. Damian has been cast in lead role of 2018 Christmas Movie ‘Santa Fake’ where Damian will play Pat Keeley a young man from Ireland who has emigrated from the United States. EMMET CAHILL - SOLOIST - Emmet Cahill is 27 years old and hails from Mullingar in County Westmeath in Ireland. His musical journey began with a piano lesson when he was just 5 years old. By the time he turned 7 Emmet had begun to have his voice professionally trained and he later went on to win a music scholarship for high school in Mullingar. Emmet spent the next 5 years intensively studying and playing music. At school he furthered his studies in piano, organ, violin and vocal

training, but singing was always his true choice. He continued his education at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music where he received a university degree in Music Performance. Emmet has been cast in many stage productions and has performed on stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and as a soloist at the National Concert Hall. He is an avid sports fan and has twice sung the Irish national anthem at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin in front of crowds of 90,000. Emmet has also performed for the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and has sung at several international rugby games in Dublin’s new Aviva Stadium. In 2010 he was awarded The John McCormack Bursary for the most Promising Young Tenor, was named the most promising young singer at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, was a multiple prizewinner at the National Feis Ceoil singing competition in Ireland and was approached by Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne and invited to join the show. He recorded and toured with Celtic Thunder from 2011 to 2014. Emmet started his Celtic Thunder journey on the Heritage tour with his rendition of an original song “Kindred Spirits” that Phil Coulter had written especially for him. The baritone of Celtic Thunder shows, Emmett performed belting solo numbers showcasing the richness of his voice. During his time with Celtic Thunder Emmet recorded the Voyage and Mythology CDs and Public TV specials as well as the Heritage and Holiday Symphony CDs. In Mythology Emmet performed the inspirational love song “Always There,” the haunting Irish ballad Isle of Inisfree and a uniquely beautiful version of the all-time favorite “Danny Boy.” In addition to his role with Celtic Thunder, Emmet released his eagerly anticipated debut solo album Emmet Cahill’s Ireland which released February 2017. MICHAEL O DWYER - Michael O Dwyer is an Irish singer, songwriter, composer, multi-faceted instrumentalist and actor from Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. He is part-time studying for a BA in Popular Music at the prestigious Cork School of Music, majoring in Keyboards. Michael first discovered music when he started playing the Cornet in the Carrick on Suir Brass band at the age of seven, graduating to guitar by the time he turned twelve. He quickly fell in love with the instrument and has been studying and honing his guitar skills ever since; he has also learned to play Saxophone, Drums, Bass guitar and Piano. Michael has a wealth of musical theater behind him; making his stage debut at fifteen in the role of Joseph in a youth production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He later joined his hometown’s musical society and has been cast in the roles of Pish Tush, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado; Jesus in Godspell as well as leading roles in several pantomime productions. As a student Michael joined the Mary I Drama & Arts Society and

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 played the role of Danny Zuko in their production of Grease. He also joined The Cecillian Musical Society where he played the role of Riff in their production of West Side Story. Michael has also been cast in the role of Curly in a Limerick Musical Society production of Oklahoma. Michael has played with several bands both in Limerick and Cork and is currently lead singer with The Love Junkies wedding band. He is passionate about music and is currently working on his debut EP. Michael came to the attention of Celtic Thunder’s producer Sharon Browne and Musical Director David Munro in 2016. They invited him to audition for them, and asked him to join Celtic Thunder as a cast member in the North American and Canada Legacy Tour in Fall 2016. Michael has proved a worthy cast member in Celtic Thunder as he featured on Celtic Thunder’s 10th Anniversary Cruise, and on Celtic Thunder’s 2017 Symphony Tour in the US. Michael had a key role in the recording of Celtic Thunder ‘X’ with some incredible solo performances that we are sure are going to stun audiences this year! NEIL BYRNE – SOLOIST - Neil fell in love with music as a kid when he dragged some suitcases down from the attic and started drumming on them. His destiny was sealed when he was six and watched his father’s three-piece band play at a wedding. “The sound just completely blew me away,” he recalls. “I didn’t really understand what I was listening to but I just understood it was absolutely wonderful.” Shortly after, Neil swapped his drums for a guitar and then added vocals at the recommendation of his dad. “He told me, ‘Listen, if you learn to sing, you’ll never go hungry.’” Neil took the advice and started playing professionally with his father’s band before branching out into jazz. At the same time he was fortunate to play and study alongside one of Ireland’s most renowned jazz bass players, Frank Hess, and begin to learn about musical arrangements. A mutual friend invited Neil to play at a function for one of Ireland’s most renowned songwriters and producers, Phil Coulter. This led to him playing bass in Phil Coulter’s band on a full time basis. From there Neil was asked to record backing vocals for the Celtic Thunder DVD, from there he moved to lead guitar position in the Celtic Thunder band and eventually became one of the lead vocalists in the show. In 2010, Neil also released “Sensitive Souls” a solo EP. Since joining Celtic Thunder Neil has toured America, Canada and Australia extensively with the show and has with joined the other principals as a lead vocalist in the show. 2014 saw Neil on the road with Celtic Thunder again. He toured Australia in May with the Mythology Tour and the United States in the fall as part of Celtic Thunder Symphony. He was also onboard the 2nd Celtic Thunder Cruise which sailed from Miami to the Caribbean in November 2014. 

In 2015, Neil recorded and toured “Best Of” with Celtic Thunder which included hits and fan favorites of over the past eight years. Neil’s talents were utilized on stage playing lead guitar, bass guitar, and percussion as well as performing as a lead vocalist.  In the summer of 2015 Neil embarked on another tour as part of Irish duo “Byrne and Kelly”, covering a spin of 30,000 miles over U.S. terrain. When he was not out touring he was buried in studio writing and recording a brand new album alongside Ryan Kelly.  The release of Celtic Thunder’s new show Legacy on CD and DVD/Blu-Ray in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia, coupled with extensive tours of Australia and North America kept him on the go. Add to that the release of his new Byrne and Kelly album Echoes and its subsequent tour and Neil’s diary was pretty full for 2016. Neil also toured with Celtic Thunder in 2017 on both their 10th Anniversary Cruise and their 2017 Symphony Tour. RYAN KELLY - Ryan comes from The Moy in Co. Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Although he studied accountancy at Queens University, Belfast and is a qualified Chartered Accountant by trade, music and theater have always been Ryan’s true passion. He first began singing in public at the age of seven and has won many accolades and awards for his performances, including SCOR 2007, a national Irish Singing Competition and the BBC’s “Country Cool” competition in 2003. In his solo career, Ryan has released two World Billboard chart-topping self-penned solo albums, “In Time” in October 2011 and “Life” in December 2013 to great critical acclaim and has won several Irish Music Awards – including “Top Solo Performer in a Concert” in 2011 and 2014. Ryan’s love of musical theatre has led him to perform the lead role of Mickey in the Willie Russell musical Blood Brothers and the role of Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar. Ryan is a fanatical sports fan and has played Gaelic football and basketball at national level. When he’s not on the road, Ryan can still be found training with his local GAA football club and playing basketball as often as possible. He is a lifelong supporter of the Boston Celtics. He mentions the opportunity to stand alongside his Celtic Thunder cast mates in TD Garden in Boston and sing the US National Anthem at the opening of a Celtics game as one of the highlights of his Celtic Thunder journey so far. One of the original members of Celtic Thunder, Ryan was between banking jobs when his brother told him about the audition for “an Irish touring band of America”. Celtic Thunder Producer Sharon Browne was looking for someone who could “sing like they had a mean streak” and when Ryan sang as Judas Iscariot from Jesus Christ Superstar, it all came together. Ryan’s love for drama made him the perfect pick for the role of the “rogue” or “Dark Destroyer” in Celtic Thunder Shows. Celtic Thunder

CELTIC THUNDER X fans enthusiasm for his performances ensure that he enjoys every moment onstage - “It’s clichéd, but music is my life. It’s what makes me happy and I feel blessed to be able to call this my job.” Ryan has toured the US, Canada and Australia with Celtic Thunder since 2008. 2016 saw is his fourth tour “Down Under” with Celtic Thunder and he also toured the country twice with Neil Byrne with their acoustic “Byrne and Kelly” shows. He notes that Australia will always have a special meaning for him as his aunt and uncle emigrated to Newcastle, New South Wales over fifty years ago and made Australia their home ever since. “It’s great to be able to come out here and sing songs that I’ve grown up singing from home to a lot of people who have strong connections to Ireland and its culture – including my own family.” 2018 is looking to be a big year for Ryan, starting off with his Byrne & Kelly world tour followed by the much anticipated Celtic Thunder 10th Anniversary show. DAVID MUNRO - A graduate of Glasgow University, David started his musical life as a concert pianist then turned his attentions to theatre, notably ballet and opera. He has worked as musical director, répétiteur and composer for many ballet and contemporary dance companies including The Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet. He was on the music staff of Scottish Opera where he was musical director of a wide range of works from Rossini through Puccini to Janacek and has composed numerous works for the stage and orchestra that have been produced and broadcast throughout the world. A prolific composer, his commissions “The Musical Story Book” for B.B.C. Radio 4 were nominated for a Sony Award in the UK as have been his many works for Scottish Opera. Amongst others, he has worked with Sinead O’Connor, Maire Breatnach (Clannad), Finbar Furey, Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, Brian Kennedy, Samantha Mumba and Hayley Westenra. He has conducted, collaborated and performed with many orchestras including The Orchestra Of Scottish Opera, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and The National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland). David was musical director with The Celtic Tenors for several years achieving several No. #1 albums with them as producer and musical director and more recently with The Canadian Tenors, collaborating on their recent No. #1 album. David joined Celtic Thunder in 2011 as Musical Director and has toured with the show ever since. He has composed several original songs for Celtic Thunder and is responsible for all musical and vocal arrangements on the recent tours of Voyage, Mythology, Celtic Thunder Symphony, Very Best of Celtic Thunder and now Legacy. “One word sums up the prevailing mood behind every note in Celtic Thunder. That word is collaboration. The creativity that's involved in making a Celtic Thunder show is immense. From the moment the first note is struck

in rehearsal to the final gloss put on each track in the studio, I search for the best possible arrangement for each song. We have the finest singers, musicians and engineers on every project that we can find, and they have all contributed greatly to what you hear. The Celtic Thunder tradition has always been to bring you the best possible versions of music that you know and love and so continuing that tradition is no easy matter.” SHARON BROWNE - PRODUCER - Sharon Browne has been working in the music industry for over 30 years. Her management buyout in 1996 of K-Tel in Ireland created what was to become Ireland’s Premier Irish Music Label - Celtic Collections, an independent and Irish owned label representing Ireland’s best loved Artists such as Phil Coulter, The Dubliners, The Wolfetones, The Furey Bros & Davy Arthur as well as the female vocalists from Celtic Woman. Sharon’s career to date has focused on promoting established artists as well as breaking new acts and launching them on the world stage. Sharon Browne created Irish record label Celtic Collections and was the Original Producer of Celtic Woman. For Sharon, no longer with Celtic Collections or Celtic Woman, it was time for a new challenge and a new chapter in her life. In Celtic Thunder, Sharon Browne met that challenge head on. She channeled 30 years of music industry experience, her production expertise and her unique vision into sculpting a new and exciting show from scratch. In 2007 Sharon held auditions in Ireland and Scotland to cast her new show Celtic Thunder, which featured 5 talented male soloists performing Celtic and international hits. She shot the Public Television special at the Helix in Dublin in August 2007 and it first broadcast in the US in March ’08, where it immediately captured the imagination and hearts of the US Public Television audience. Immediately upon its release, the show’s debut album, Celtic Thunder, shot straight to the top of Billboard’s World Music Charts. Since then Celtic Thunder has released a steady and impressive collection of best-selling albums, all developed around the show initially conceptualized by Sharon Browne. Celtic Thunder The Show, Act Two, Take Me Home, It's Entertainment, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, Voyage, Mythology, Holiday Symphony, Very Best of Celtic Thunder and Legacy Vol 1 and Legacy Vol 11 as well as multiple live performances on DVD and live touring shows. Sharon herself admits that Celtic Thunder is the most difficult task she has ever set herself, and also the most rewarding. In her ‘hands on’ production style Sharon has been involved in every aspect of every Celtic Thunder show and for the past nine years Sharon has lived and breathed Celtic Thunder. Her belief in the magic of Celtic Thunder is infectious.

Friday, September 21, 2018

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FELIX CAVALIERE AND GENE CORNISH’S RASCALS Two legendary founders of The Rascals have teamed up for the first time in five years – Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish cite the fans and love of their timeless songs as reasons for collaboration. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Grammy Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame members and Songwriter Hall of Fame, The Rascals are widely considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s and their music the soundtrack of a generation. The Rascals have 17 Top 20 hits, seven Top 10 hits, and three No. 1 hits that include “Groovin’, “People Got To Be Free” and “Good Lovin’.” Joining them on this new journey is hall of fame drummer, Carmine Appice. The Brooklynborn iconic drummer’s résumé includes Vanilla

Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Beck Bogert & Appice, Ozzy Osbourne and Pink Floyd. About The Rascals Originally named The Young Rascals, and comprised of Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and drummer Dino Danelli, the group signed to Atlantic Records in 1965. Just a short time later their first single “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Your Heart Out Anymore” reached modest success. Now just called The Rascals, they struck No. 1 in February 1966 with mega hit “Good Lovin.’” They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,”“Groovin’” (No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968).

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Enchanted India!

Gypsies of Rajasthan

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ENCHANTED INDIA! DHOAD GYPSIES OF RAJASTHAN DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan Directed by Rahis Bharti Company of 17 Artists and Performers DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan celebrates a repertoire of song, music and dance which derives from the tradition of the semi-nomadic travelling musicians in Rajasthan. This musical heritage continues to thrive as it has been handed down through several generations of travelling gypsies. Their brand new production invites the North American audience to the deep and mysterious life of desert travelling artists of Rajasthani tribes with its vibrant and colorful stage and captivating sound. The revolutionary presentation of DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan is embracing their travelling musical tradition and celebrating this rich history of Rajasthani music and dance to pay a true homage to the Gypsies of India from over 1,000 years ago.

Rahis Bharti, artistic director and founder, is a Jaipur native musician and a seventh generation descendant of the courtier musician caste called "Khan Saheb" who performed for the royal courts of Indian rulers "Maharajas� in Rajasthan, India. DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan have performed in 95 countries in the last 16 years giving them the title of Cultural Ambassador of Rajasthan. Their new production consists of 17 Artists with the powerful vocals, poets and troubadours of Khan Saheb musicians, traditional Rajasthani female dancers, male dancers dressed in drag, and acrobats who perform traditional Rajasthani song and dance as well as perform mesmerizing stunts. The company’s program is a vibrant dream that tantalizes the senses and transports audiences to the country of the Maharajas, bringing them back to a time where the courtier musicians of Rajasthan played before kings and queens.

Friday, September 28, 2018



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AN EVENING WITH PAT METHENY Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Pat Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career. After the massive worldwide successes of his Grammy winning “Unity Band” and “Unity Group” records and the extensive touring that followed, Metheny took a bit of a break in 2015. “This is the first time I have taken any real time off since 1994. It was great to be able to practice, do some research and start the process of developing some ideas that I have had cooking for a while”. While 2015 may have been less active than usual for Metheny on the touring front, he nevertheless created the critically acclaimed large scale work “Hommage” for Eberhard Weber and performed it at events in Europe, Japan and America. He also served as Artistin-Residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival performing with his own ensembles, his longtime associate Gary Burton and a newly formed duet partnership with legendary Miles Davis bassist Ron Carter. For this upcoming touring period, Metheny wanted to continue “the research”. Says Metheny, “The usual process for me over these years has been the traditional scenario that flows like this; write some music, make a record, do a tour. I wanted to break that pattern a bit this time. And also, I have so much music from over the years that I almost never play, I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a really select group of musicians who could cover the widest range of everything I have done previously and could also possibly develop into something beyond that with a lot of playing together under our belts”. Joining Pat this year once again will be his long time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate in a huge variety of settings since 2000. “Antonio is always incredible. He is one of the greatest drummers of all time and the fact that we have been able to share so much music together over these years is something really special for both of us. And I am so proud of all his recent successes with the “Birdman” score.” Antonio’s score for the Oscar-winning Alejandro G. Innaritu film

was nominated for a Golden Globe award and 2016 Grammy award as well as dozens of other prizes around the world. Pat goes on to say, “Being on the bandstand with Antonio is like nothing else I have ever experienced with any other musician. He has the capacity to listen and be inside the music with an intensity that is unique. That focus, combined with his truly otherworldly skills on the kit puts him his own category.” Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community. Metheny continues, “I love to follow who the new players around town and I go out often to check out what everyone is doing. The first time I heard Linda, she immediately went to the top of my list of candidates. She has everything I always am looking for; great time, great notes and a lot of imagination. But the most important thing I am always searching for in any musician is an elusive and hard to describe quality that embodies a certain communicative ability to connect - not just to the other musicians, but to the audience as well. Linda has that. When we got together, she was so easy to play with. She went on to tell me how much she had been affected as a young player by my record Question and Answer and a few others, which is incredibly gratifying for me. I am really excited to get the chance to play with Linda.” Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years. Metheny: “I first heard about Gwilym on a trip to London a few years back when someone at a radio station gave me his debut record while mentioning to me that he had often spoken of his interest in this music having been sparked by his exposure to one of my early records, again one of the most flattering things imaginable. “When I listened to his CD, I became an instant fan; Gwilym is simply one of the best piano players I have heard in a long, long time. After trying to find time to get together over a number of years, in 2014 I was finally able to stay over after a gig in London do some playing. We had planned on getting together for a few hours or so, but wound up playing

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 written a bunch of new music inspired just by the thought of this presentation, but I could also imagine playing only old music one night, or even playing entire albums. I like the idea of keeping it open and letting it become whatever it winds up being over the course of a tour. At this stage, I have so much music and it all is kind of one big thing for me without borders or distinctions between this period or that period. With Antonio, Linda and Gwilym, I think we As to what the performances will be like as could and will do a wide range of things from the year unfolds Metheny says, “It could really throughout all of it - and maybe uncover what be anything and everything. I have already the next period has in store as well.” continuously for an entire afternoon. It was absolutely incredible what we were able to get to so quickly. I have only ever had that kind of communication and ease of playing with another musician a handful of times over the years to that degree. I am so excited to get the chance to play with Gwilym and there seems to be enormous potential there for us to develop a really unique way of playing together.”

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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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 entertainment like Frank Sinatra, Cher, Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton. As a professional stand-up comedian,

he’s worked alongside friends, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey, as well as many others. Rosie O’Donnell specifically requested that Bobby take over as host for Stand-Up Spotlight. Collins is widely regarded as a “comic’s comic.” Through his personal appearances at Comedy Clubs, Theaters, Corporate and Charity events, coupled with innumerable television appearances on legendary shows like Letterman, The Tonight Show with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, Collins continues to add new fans of all ages to his loyal base of diehard followers. It is his relationship with his audiences that results in sold out shows everywhere he makes an appearance. What you see is what you get – Collins is the same man on and off the stage. Bobby Collins has a genuine love for what he does. With such skillful dissection of everyday life, he weaves his uproarious storytelling with effortless flair and charisma as he successfully dismantles any and all socioeconomic, race and age divides. As evidenced by his birthday performance for Chelsea Clinton at the White House, to appearances in US embassies and USO shows abroad. Night after night, Bobby Collins masterfully reflects the hilarious truth – we’re all in this together! Bobby currently has 5 CD’s, 3 DVD’s and a new special slated for early 2015. With the critically acclaimed publication of his first book, On The Inside – Witisms and Wisdomisms by Comedian Bobby Collins we learn, through his personal and professional tragedies and triumphs, what has shaped his beliefs. With humorous recall, Bobby recounts his search for balance between career and family.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

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ANKA SINGS SINATRA: HIS SONGS, MY SONGS, MY WAY Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Canada, into a close-knit family, Paul Anka didn’t waste time getting his life in music started. From an early age he sang in a choir, studied piano and honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working as a cub reporter at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. Blinded by determination, he would take his mother’s car and drive to perform at every amateur night he could across the river in Quebec. Soon after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell’s soup contest that required him to spend three months collecting soup can labels. After visiting the music hub of New York, was there that his dream to make it as a singer composer was solidified. There was not a doubt in his young tenacious mind. In 1956, he convinced his parents to let him travel to Los Angeles to visit his uncle, where he hitchhiked to a meeting with Modern Records that led to the release of Anka’s first single, “BlauWile Deveest Fontaine.” The inspiration for the song came from a book he was reading for a report he had to write for Fisher Park school by the former Governor General of Canada, John Buchan. Although it was not a hit, Anka kept plugging away. He went so far as to sneak into Fats Domino’s dressing room in Ottawa to meet him and his man-ager. In the dressing room, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry were sitting there and Anka sang his music to them. They told him to stay in school. When Anka returned to New York in 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa, the A&R representative for ABC-Paramount Records, playing him a batch of songs that included “Diana”. Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of “Diana”, his first number one hit, made him a star at the young age of 15. Soon Paul found himself traveling by bus with the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with the top names of the day. He honed his craft surrounded by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon, and Chuck Berry. Anka was the youngest entertainer to ever perform at the Copacabana. After a few hit songs, Anka confident in his talent as a writer wisely knew that being a songwriter meant the power was in the pen. As a result, he went on to write for Connie Francis, Leslie Gore, and Buddy Holly (including the last song Holly ever recorded, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”). Other hit songs include the Academy Awardnominated theme for the 1962 film in which he starred, The Longest Day. He notably penned the

longest running theme in television history for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep go-ing,” he says. In the early 60’s, he became a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Even with the British invasion, Anka still had chart records. He moved to Italy and outsold the Italians, selling an astonishing 4 million records there. In the late 60’s, Anka wrote “My Way” for Frank Sinatra and by the 70’s, he had another string of hits like “(You’re) Having My Baby”, “Don’t Like To Sleep Alone”, and “Times Of Your Life” which confirmed his status as an icon of popular music. His later achievements as a recording artist included the charted song, “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes,” a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album Amigos in 1996, and Body of Work, a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka. If this wasn’t enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” which has further cemented his place upon the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation. Not one to rest on his laurels, Rock Swings and Classic Songs, My Way – ingeniously featured songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers of the day. Anka, of course, did the songs ‘his way.’ Rock Swings went Top 10 in the UK, and was certified gold in the UK, France, and Cana-da, hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart and went on to sell half a million units worldwide. On November 15, 2011, Anka released his first Christmas album in decades. Songs of December featured lush romantic versions of popular Christmas songs such as “Let It Snow”, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. All were recorded with a full orchestra in the renowned Capitol studios and sung by a music legend. It is a true holiday classic. In April 2013, Anka released his New York Times Bestselling autobiography, published by St. Martin’s Press, entitled My Way. This autobiography is a remarkable story of a decades-long career as an entertainer, actor, and songwriter. During the same time, his new 14song album entitled Duets was released by Sony Music Entertainment and featured artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, and Michael Bublé (who Anka was with from the start of his career as well as co-

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 producer on his self-titled album in 2003). Duets provides a musical journey through the life and times of Paul Anka and includes heartfelt liner notes written by Anka himself as an introduction to the classic songs he and his collaborators have chosen. Duets set a milestone in Billboard Chart history because with the CD, Anka became the only artist to have a CD on the Billboard Top 100 Chart for seven consecutive decades.

In 2014, Anka saw the release of another song he co-wrote with Michael Jackson entitled “Love Never Felt So Good” off of Jackson’s album Xscape. The song was also recorded as a duet with Justin Timberlake. As lead song off of Jackson’s CD and its first single, it has received massive radio, sales, and critical success and reached #1 in over 50 countries!






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Friday, October 5, 2018

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AN EVENING WITH MELISSA ETHERIDGE: YES I AM 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed “inconvenient truths” to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge

acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease. On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014’s critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album has received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. Guitar World raved “the album is a triumphant application of Etheridge’s signature rasp and substantial guitar chops to this classic genre,” while Edge Media Network declared Melissa “is a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.” The 12-track album features original material as well as interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, celebrating its artists and legacy and spotlighting the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement. Engineered by Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, son of famed music producer Willie Mitchell, the album and tour includes a number of top Memphis musicians, including the Hodges Brothers.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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DIANA KRALL: TURN UP THE QUIET WORLD TOUR 2018 Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, (not far from Vancouver), Diana Krall grew up in the western part of Canada and began studying the piano when she was four years old. By the time she was 15, she was playing jazz in a local restaurant/bar. One person who encouraged her interest in music was her father, a stride pianist with a vast knowledge of such Twenties and Thirties keyboard masters as Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, and Earl Hines. “I think Dad had every recording Fats Waller ever made,” she says, “and I tried to learn as many as I could.” Krall was still a teenager when she was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. After two years in Boston, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her first jazz heavyweights, including John Clayton, pianist/singer Jimmy Rowles, and Ray Brown, the legendary bassist who served as her musical mentor (and played on Only Trust Your Heart). Krall had lived in Los Angeles for three years when she moved to Toronto, and it was a Canadian label that gave her a chance to record for the first time. In 1993, the Montreal-based Justin Time Records released her debut album, Stepping Out. In 1994, she signed with GRP and recorded Only Trust Your Heart, which featured Brown on bass and Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone and marked the beginning of her association with Tommy LiPuma (who has worked with everyone from Barbra Streisand to George Benson). Since then, LiPuma has produced all of Krall’s subsequent albums for GRP, Impulse!, and Verve, including All for You: A Dedication to the Nat “King” Cole Trio (1995), Love Scenes (1997), When I Look In Your Eyes (1998), The Look of Love (2001), and Live in Paris (2003). “That was the first time I had produced that many albums in a row for any artist,” he says. “Diana and I have such a good chemistry between us -- it makes it easy. When one of us makes a suggestion, the other listens in earnest. We have tremendous respect for one another.” Krall grew increasingly popular throughout the Nineties. Only Trust Your Heart, All for You, and Love Scenes all sold well, but the album that put her over the top commercially was When I Look in Your Eyes. In addition to spending 52 weeks in the #1 position on Billboard’s jazz chart, When I Look in Your Eyes won GRAMMY®’s in two categories, Best Jazz Vocal Performance and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and received a GRAMMY® nomination in the

Album of the Year category-putting Krall in competition with Santana, the Backstreet Boys, the Dixie Chicks, and TLC. Needless to say, it isn’t every day that an acoustic-oriented jazz improviser finds herself competing with major rock, country, urban, and teen-pop stars for a GRAMMY® award. Nor is it every day that a jazz improviser becomes a major attraction at the Lilith Fair festival, founded by singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan to spotlight female pop-rock and pop artists. But in 1998, Krall had no problem winning over a young, predominantly female audience more likely to be into Sheryl Crow or Alanis Morissette than Abbey Lincoln or Chris Connor. When I Look in Your Eyes eventually went platinum in the United States (where it sold over one million units), double platinum in Canada, platinum in Portugal, and gold in France. It was a hard act to follow, but Krall’s next album, The Look of Love, would also be an impressive seller. Released in September 2001, it entered the Billboard 200 at #9 and sold 95,000 copies in the U.S. alone in its first week. “The thing about Diana is her musicianship,” Al Schmitt said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “More than most singers, she knows what’s right for her, and she knows how to make it happen musically.” Diana’s “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour” features material from Krall’s stunning new album Turn Up The Quiet (Verve Records) as well as a mix of Diana fans’ favorites. Earning critical praise, MOJO Magazine called the new album “spectacular” and said Krall was “on top form.” People Magazine said, “Diana Krall’s new music will have fans falling for her all over again,” and The New York Times commented, “A voice at once cool and sultry, wielded with a rhythmic sophistication.” Turn Up The Quiet holds significant importance as it was the last recording Krall made with her long-time mentor and collaborator, producer Tommy LiPuma, before his sudden passing last year and is dedicated to his memory. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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THREE DOG NIGHT Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. New and existing fans buy THREE DOG NIGHT’s music on iTunes as well as at record stores. In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies. Recently, THREE DOG NIGHT began adding new songs to its arsenal by releasing its first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. The blistering performance of “Heart Of Blues” and the timely, beautiful a-cappella ballad “Prayer of the Children” are available online at iTunes, and other digital retailers as well as through the official band website ( THREE DOG NIGHT also pushed boundaries by recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, giving fans new and old a chance to experience its dynamic performances of the hits as well as several new songs. The project, recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London and released to coincide with the band’s 35th Anniversary, added exciting new orchestral arrangements to THREE DOG NIGHT’s signature sound.

THREE DOG NIGHT maintains an aggressive, yearround touring schedule of over 70 dates a year. The hit filled concerts are performed for generationspanning audiences by Danny Hutton (founder/ lead vocalist) and Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), Howard Laravea (keyboards) and David Morgan (vocals). The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a “three dog night”. Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, THREE DOG NIGHT had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 singles, 11 Top 10’s, 18 straight Top 20’s, 7 millionselling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. The hits appeared on best selling charts in all genres (pop, rock and country). Its records continue to sell around the world, reaching beyond the borders of the U.S. into Japan, Canada, Holland, England, Germany, Spain and elsewhere. Tens of millions of THREE DOG NIGHT records have been sold through the years. THREE DOG NIGHT recorded the music of the best (and mostly undiscovered) new songwriters of that time including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Elton John, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton among many others. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with its ability to recognize and record hits in a unique, distinctive and appealing style, resulted in THREE DOG NIGHT dominating the charts for years. Now, marking nearly 50 years on the road, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to grow its fan base by keeping up a full schedule of concerts at theatres, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, corporate events, and casinos. Since 1986, the band has performed over 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


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THE TENORS: FAN FAVORITES TOUR A decade after forming in their native Canada, The Tenors are an international success story. With their robust singing and seamless blend of classical and contemporary pop textures, Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, and Fraser Walters have scored multi-platinum sales, performed for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and HM Queen Elizabeth II and shared stages with superstars ranging from Paul McCartney to Justin Bieber. And once again, they’re ready to share their blessings, and seasonal spirit, with the new recording Christmas Together. “Our whole career has been about finding songs we really love,” says Clifton. “The thing about Christmas music is it’s the music that takes us back furthest in our lives, because we’ve been listening to these songs since we were children.” For Christmas Together, he, Fraser, and Victor dug deep into tradition while also looking forward, coming up with an assortment of both old and new favorites — including original material – that reflects their personal and artistic growth. The Tenors were involved in each step of the creative process behind Christmas Together, working on arrangements and production alongside Grammy Award-winning producer Keith Thomas (Blake Shelton, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight), renowned producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper), and Grammy Award and Oscar-winning orchestrator Jorge Calandrelli (Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Plácido Domingo). The new album is further enriched by experiences Micallef, Murray, and Walters have had outside the studio: All three are now married men, and Walters welcomed a daughter a year ago. Micallef has a nine-year-old son, who makes a cameo appearance on “Santa’s Wish,” a new song adapted from “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony),” with fresh lyrics and music by the Tenors, spinning a tale of a young boy who witnesses Santa disguised as a street musician. Murray, who isn’t yet a dad – “I have a new puppy, though, so that’s a warmup,” he says – thinks Christmas Together is “more playful” as a result: “We really tried to capture the essence of what it’s like to be a child at Christmastime. The wonder and mystery of it, the sense that miracles can happen.” At the same time, Murray says, “There’s a lot of nostalgia. You think of those magical times sitting around the dinner table, singing with family. These songs have been the soundtrack to our memories.”

Adds Micallef, “We’ve included classic songs like ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘Little Drummer Boy,’ but tried to go in a slightly different direction and add some rhythm.” On “Faithful,” featuring members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, they inject world-music accents while rising to operatic heights. The Tenors’ agile and resonant voices soar throughout, whether forming lush harmonies on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – in a stirring a cappella arrangement – or dancing through playful guitars on the buoyant original “When We Are Together.” Also included is Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene’s “Mary, Did You Know?”; Fraser describes the sweetly melancholic song as “kind of a new classic, in that it’s really ramped up in popularity in the past 15 years or so. When we put the word out that we were working on this album, it was one of the songs most requested by our fans.” That kind of feedback is vital to The Tenors, who, Fraser notes, “all have diverse backgrounds and bring different tools and abilities to the group.” Micallef, the son of Maltese immigrants, began playing piano and singing at the age of five. It was not until he was 16 – after his father passed away – that he focused his training on his operatic voice, singing the classical repertoire that his father so dearly loved. Following University, Victor continued his studies with the Canadian Opera company and also with his mentor in Italy while singing with the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Italy. “So Victor’s our inhouse Italian guru,” quips Fraser, “which mostly means he orders the red wine at restaurants.” Murray, Fraser says, “jokes that he got his musical training around the campfire. His dad started a family-run fishing resort in the most beautiful part of British Columbia, and from the age of 12, Clifton and his father would pull out their guitars after dinner and entertain the guests with songs, stories, and jokes. So Clifton got to learn the trade by ear, and by feel, and then went on to sing in gospel choirs while pursuing a successful career in acting.” Walters added “I started singing and playing different instruments as a kid, earning an early musical education jamming with my grandfather’s band on the weekends. My mom shared her love of theatre with me, in fact we were often in musicals together and I realized later it was probably just glorified babysitting! Well I’m grateful for that because it paved the way for my career as a young artist and those experiences have stayed with me all these years.”

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 They were all writing music as well, Fraser says. “I think we all knew we didn’t want to go down one road, or stick to one genre. Victor was in a rock band at one point, with hair down to his butt, and then sang these amazing operas in Italy.” As Micallef says, “We never put what we do into a category. We just follow our hearts into whatever comes out at that moment, so that we could do a rock festival or a symphony show.” That eclectic virtuosity will be on display when The Tenors embark on a North American tour in November and December, starting in the USA. “We live and breathe by our live show,” says Murray. “It’s where we come from as artists, and how we got to where we are today. Everything comes down to, how do we constantly create a better experience live? We’re working with some great choreographers and directors to make sure we get everything out of each song and moment.” That enthusiasm is shared by The Tenors. “When we create in the studio, it’s beautiful to be in that zone,” says Micallef. “But I think

we all agree that there’s nothing like getting on stage and feeling that reciprocal energy go back and forth between the audience and us. It’s something you can’t put into words. It’s magic. And we can’t wait to start sharing it again.” The Tenors have performed all over the world including headlining tours across North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Their widespread popularity has also enabled them to extend their talents to philanthropic endeavors with many charitable organizations including The Special Olympics, The David Foster Foundation, The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and for much needed orphan care in Bulembu, Swaziland. The Tenors have also been ‘We Day’ Ambassadors for many years, encouraging young people worldwide towards volunteering in communities both locally and globally; this has resulted in several lifechanging trips for The Tenors to Africa and India with the organization. It’s safe to say The Tenors have truly embraced the art of harmony in all of their endeavors.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (Eric’s Nephew* and son of Zeppelin/ Stones/ Hendrix engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation in an extensive World Tour. Feel the fire and the freedom of “Spoonful”, “Strange Brew”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut Room”, “Crossroads” and “Badge” — Listen to album, the bloodlines of that hallowed the stories and see them interplay with their trilogy come together to pay tribute to mentors on the big screen — master musicians Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the whose lives have been steeped in the Cream psychedelic frontier of the late 1960s. spirit, celebrating an extraordinary legacy. After their successful inaugural Music of Cream Don’t miss this once-In-a-lifetime concert 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New salute to the most innovative and explosive Zealand in 2017, supergroup of all time, in the hands of those Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) and Malcolm that knew them best. BRUCE (son of Jack) unite with Will Johns *By marriage to Pattie Boyd Ginger Baker. Jack Bruce. Eric Clapton.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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GAELIC STORM It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multinational, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.” On Go Climb a Tree, co-founders of Gaelic Storm, Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy, along with longtime friend and co-writer Steve Wehmever, are again at the helm of song-writing duties. The album has everything—party drinking songs (“The Beer Song”), patriotic anthems (“Green, White and Orange”), beautiful folk songs (“Monday Morning Girl”), spritely instrumentals “”The Night of Tomfoolery”), perfectly poppy songs (“Shine On”), and even a raucous pirate song (“Shanghai Kelly”). When speaking of the overall concept of the album, Patrick Murphy gives some insight: “With all the craziness and division in the world, we wanted to make an album about ‘contemplative escapism.’ Go Climb a Tree certainly isn’t about

dropping out of the conversation, it’s just about taking a short hiatus to recharge the batteries before you take on the world again.” Gaelic Storm takes a true blue-collar, hard-nose approach to touring, consistently traveling the US and internationally over 200 days a year, forging a unique path in the Celtic music world. “You have to see us live. We are the true working-mans’ band,” says Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “We still, and most likely always will, tour most of the year, and that’s how we constantly hone our craft.” The dedication to live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. Due to their discovery at the pub, by the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”). This laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart six times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band, whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative. Looking to the future, Gaelic Storm is excited about what lies ahead. They’ve added a new fiddle player, Katie Grennen, and she has affectionately become the “purple squirrel” of the band, meaning she is the perfect new addition. Pete Purvis who joined the band in 2005 said, “With the addition of Katie, the band has never sounded better, we’re gelling on a whole new level, and the idea of sharing these new songs with our fans is exciting!”

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RESTAURANT GUIDE Mayo Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following restaurants for their advertising support. 3 West

665 Martinsville Rd, Basking Ridge; 908-647-3000 From the smokey wood flavors of seasonal appetizers and entrees, to the finely executed desserts, we at 3 West strive to keep customers coming back for more.

Aikou Modern Asian Cuisine

54 South Street, Morristown; 973-538-0550 Aikou restaurant blends traditional Culinary art with the modern concept of fine dining in an elegant contemporary atmosphere. The excellence of our service makes our diners feel the most satisfaction and enjoyment in dining.

Black Horse Tavern & Pub

1 West Main Street, Mendham; 973-543-7300 Indulge in the area’s finest cuisine. Enjoy choice steaks, signature salads, and some of the freshest seafood this side of the Jersey shore from our Oyster and Clam Bar. Live guitar music fills the night on Fridays and Saturdays.

Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar

2 Whippany Road; (973) 451-2619 (at the Westin Governor Morris) Combines the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms with the culinary creativity of Chef Thomas Ciszak and Chef Kevin Takafuji. Blue Morel creates a farm to table experience serving New American Cuisine, Sushi and a Seafood Raw Bar.

Central + Main

3 Central Ave, Madison; 973-845-6622 Chef Leia Gaccione brings timeless seasonal American cuisine in a comfortable, but classy atmosphere. Expect delicious bites and a neighborhood vibe.

Dublin Pub

4 Pine Street, Morristown; 973-538-1999 Right across the street from the theatre. Authentic Irish Pub with cozy atmosphere and great food and drink. Private room available for parties.

Eclectic Grill

@ Morristown Hyatt, Headquarters Plaza 973-647-1234 Exciting and innovative American cuisine. Complimentary self-parking. Enjou Chocolat

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George & Martha’s

67 Morris Street, Morristown; 973-267-4700 Modern American menu in a sophisticated and fun atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner or cocktails with friends, George & Martha’s is a great choice every day of the week.


2230 Rte 10 W, Morris Plains; 973-267-4006 Seasonal Italian Cuisine. Grato means ‘grateful’ in Italian, and that’s just how you’ll feel after a meal at this pleasing restaurant.

Iron Bar

5 South Street, Morristown; 973-455-7111 Located in the heart of exciting downtown Morristown, Iron Bar has the perfect party formula including North Jersey’s longest bar, soaring ceilings, great music, giant screen TVs, drink specials, fabulous food and unbeatable service.

Monster Sushi

5 Pine Street, Morristown; 973-292-0314 Monster Sushi is a staple for lovers of Japanese cuisine delivered with high quality at an affordable price. Generous sushi rolls and other Japanese fare, dispatched in digs decorated with monster movie posters. Right around the corner from MPAC!

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 its dishes. Nunzio's is located next door to MPAC and is a BYOB restaurant. Reservations are encouraged and please allow 90 minutes for your dining experience.

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 We have a new menu featuring a modern twist on classic comfort foods, a 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.


88 East Main Street, Mendham; 973-543-0025 Nestled in Historic Mendham NJ, Piattino is serving up great Italian Fare with a modern twist, sourcing artisan ingredients from across the world and our own back yard. It is our goal to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with exceptional service for the neighborhood for years to come.


9 South Street, Morristown; 973-455-0033 Revolution is an entirely scratch kitchen, presenting a modern take on traditional German Cuisine often found in some of the world’s most familiar beer halls. Revolution sources many of its products from the local bounties of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania’s best farms and producers of fine products.

Roots Steakhouse

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.

environment, South + Pine is family friendly and located just next door to MPAC.

Stirling Tavern

150 South Street, Morristown; 973-993-8066 THE STIRLING TAVERN, minutes away from MPAC is the new sister restaurant to the award winning STIRLING HOTEL. The Stirling Tavern offers an exquisite cocktail menu,16 revolving draft beers and a late night menu Wed - Sat. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to begin or end your theatre experience. Open 7 days a week for Lunch & Dinner

Tabor Road Tavern

510 Tabor Rd, Morris Plains; 973-267-7004 Offers fine American dining and a full wine list all set in airy atrium with cozy fireplaces and sweeping bar.

Tito’s Burritos & Wings

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

TOWN bar + kitchen

80 Elm Street; 973-889-8698 TOWN bar + kitchen is a contemporary American restaurant located just across the street from the Morristown train station. Offering a diverse menu along with extensive wines, beers, and cocktails in a chic, urban atmosphere - TOWN has something for everybody.

Trap Rock Restaurant and Brewery

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.

279 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights; 908-665-1755 Combines seasonal craft brews with seasonal American food. Trap Rock Restaurant offers a working microbrewery and a comfortable European ski lodge atmosphere.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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

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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2018-2019 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 The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation Jacobs Levy Equity Management/ Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy The John and Margaret Post Foundation $20,000 - $39,999 Atlantic Health System's Chambers Center for Well Being BASF Corporation Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund $10,000 - $19,999 ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Foundation The Conger Family Foundation Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Goldman Sachs Gives/Todd and Nina Hohman The Hyde & Watson Foundation MetLife Foundation Paragano Family Foundation The Provident Bank Foundation The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust $5,000 - $9,999 AAA Northeast The Arnold F. Baggins Foundation, Inc.

Bayer Corporation Lewis D. Brounell Charitable Fund The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation Mary E. and David L. Cobb Thomas J. Collins Revocable Trust John DaSilva Memorial Foundation The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc. Jersey Central Power & Light, A FirstEnergy Company The Sandra Kupperman Foundation James and Danielle Malloy McCarter & English, LLP McGuinn Family Foundation George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust PNC Financial Services Group Wells Fargo $1,000 to $4,999 The Charitable Foundation of the Burns Family, Inc. The Calais Foundation Crum and Forster Nick and Elizabeth De Angelo Investors Bank Foundation James B. Luke Family Charitable Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Francois Nader RBC Wealth Management The Ruth Silverman-Rosenbloom and Victor H. Rosenbloom Charitable Foundation, Inc. William E. Simon Foundation, Inc. TD Bank N.A. Walmart Foundation The Harold Wetterberg Foundation As of August 20, 2018 * Excludes fundraising events and membership gifts

Gifts In-Kind Diversified Media Group Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP Enjou Chocolat

Google Hawk Graphics Inc.

Larena Construction LLC Wendy Whiting

Steinway & Sons is the official piano of 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 Jock 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 As of August 20, 2018

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 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 Rob and Nancye Falzon Joe and Jeanne Goryeb Sheridan and John Greeniaus John and Kristin Hyland Unjeria C. Jackson, MD and Mr. Larry Thompson Bud and Sudy Mayo Nancy and Howard Moseson Mary Jane Robertson and Jock Clark Eileen and Carlos Rodriguez Clementina, Debra and Ron Sanes Claudia and Kenneth Silverman David and Lisa Welsh Kim and Finn Wentworth Producer's Circle: $5,000-$9,999 Sheri and Steve Alexander Wendy Aresty Theresa Augustine-Christie Michael and Karen Byrne Betty Carroll Ann and Art Corwin Gordon and Cindy Crawford The Ellis Family David and Jill Farris Frederick and Katherine Fultz Tobi and George Goldman Antonia A. Gollob Jay and Linda Hellstrom Richard and Cindy Johnson Jennifer and Jeffrey Kalajian Karen and Jeff Kirby Ellen and Jonathan Lewis Paula and Bill Marino Nancy and David Medford Pam Mondelli and Paul Pazniokas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mulholland Mr. and Mrs. James Nason Ms. Carolyn Olenowski Nancy and Jeffrey Rich Bob and Anne Rooke Hank and Jacke Schram Mr. and Mrs. Timothy L. Smith Steven Snow Mr. David J. Sodano Allan and Barbara Staats Mr. Jon Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Supron Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sullivan Director's Circle: $3,000-$4,999 Mr. and Mrs. William Archer Gregg and Jackie Buckalew

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Carroll, Jr. Chip Carver and Anne DeLaney Nick and Elizabeth De Angelo E. Steven and Bernadette Doyle Harriett and Bob Druskin Tom and Susan Fuller Steve and Kathy Gillen Dana Griffith and Jack Hogoboom Orren and Trish Grushkin Jerry Happ Alan and Bonnie Kaufman Michael Kohner Caren Frankel and Dr. Jory Magidson Mr. Lowell C. McAdam Will and Dyanna McGuire Marianne and Walter Morris John O'Grady and Brad Motta John and Lucy Orfan Robert and Meredith Pagano Eileen Paragano Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pester Carole and Jack Plaxe Ms. Jaime Raskulinecz and Ms. Linda Varas Dr. Michael and Mrs. Alice Samach Marcia and Mark Schiffer Robert and Sherry Scott Leonard and Brenda Sichel Anita J. Siegel Michael and Maria Simoff Susan and Rick Sinay Artist's Circle: $2,000-$2,999 Arnie and Ruth Aprahamian Patti Aresty Richard and Connie Batherman Ken and Lisa Bodmer Mr. Thomas Bonitz Ginger Brennan Mr. Gar Wood N. Burwell Dr. James and Mary Chimenti James and Doreen Costello Mary Ellen and Paul DeNoon Robin and Tim Devaney Paul and Donna DiAntonio John and Lisa Ennis Ms. Sarah R. Epstein Stephen L. and Ann Marie Feld Teresa and Matthew Finlay Friend of MPAC Mr. Richard Genabith Caroline and Richard Godfrey Richard and Leslie Goryeb Ms. Paula Hartman 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 Mr. and Mrs. Robin Kinney Jane and Michael Kurek Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lewis Donald and Barbara Louria Don and Fran MacMaster Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Matlesky Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mazur Thomas and Marylyn McLaughlin Mr. David F. Miller and Ms. Sheila F. Eule Robert L. Parker and Jin Ren Kwok Joyce Prevoznik Maria Redondo and Michael Weisman Sue and Eric Robbins Eileen Rolnick Linda and Mike Rosenberg Carol Schautz Michael Shoblock Deborah Vilage and James Wilkinson Lary Wasserman Conductor's Circle: $1,250 - $1,999 Susan and Ken Adler Aesthetic Family Dentistry Charlie and Dianne Ahto Ms. Gail Alvarez Anonymous and Grateful Michael and Joanne Aversa Joseph and Teresa Axtell Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bareijsza 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 Fran and Bennett Berger Dr. Richard G. Binetti, MD Mr. Chuck Bodner and Mrs. Toral Notay-Bodner Michael and Eileen Boos Family Morgan and Amy Bornstein Lois Brounell Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown Denis and Barbara Burke Robert and Francoise Burn Cynthia and Ed Cashman Robert and Fran Cavalero Janet and Robert Cole, MD Stan and Holly Coleman Glenn and Nancy Collins Mary and David Comora Dr. David and Lynda Conyack Linda R. Couch Glenn and Eleanor Coutts

Frank and Jeanine Crippen Data Designs, Inc. Frederick K. Kleen, III and Virginia DeLalla Leonard and Janet Dell Ms. Janet DeMeo Stephen and Norma DeTommaso Mr. Donald C. Devine Mr. & Mrs. Anthony L. DiCesare Jean Marie and Robert DiQuollo Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Dollard John and Karen Dubel Mr. Richard Eger and Mrs. Anne Aronovitch Sally and Gary Eisenreich Kristin Elliott John and Eileen Farry John and Linda Fedinec Kevin and Cindy Feeley Gary and Joan Feitlin Karen Feldman Robin and Jared Feldman Rich and Dianna Fembleaux Mr. and Mrs. James Frame Dorrie and Brian Gagnon Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gagnon Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gannet Mr. Timothy Gearty Edda and James Gillen Mr. and Mrs. Duke Gillingham Ms. Daria Goginsky Betty and Arnold Goldstein Lawrence and Rita Gotfried Edward A. Gramigna, Jr. Lawrence and Florence Green Dianne and Timothy Grenz Richard and Kathleen Grochala John J. Hallacy and Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento Bob and Cynthia Hamburger Dr. and Mrs. Robert Handler Brian and Renee Hansen Mr. and Mrs. Roger Held Amy and Charles Hendershot Barbara Huarte Hill

John and Sarah Holman Thomas C. Jardim and Karen Fountain Diann and Peter Jinks Ken and Jackie Kairys Drs. Ezra and Bonnie Kazam Mr. George Kelly and Dr. Janine Kelly Jeffery Aughey and Aileen Kiter Harry Krystalla Joan and Joe La Russo Mrs. Gloria LaGrassa, Pluckemin Inn Allison and Paul Larena Mr. and Mrs. Lass Reyes Bill and Eileen Levine Adam Levinsohn and Christine St. Peter Barbara and Stuart Levy Nicky and Paige L'Hommedieu Jeffrey and Lisa Libman Arleen and Sanford Lipsman Mr. Bruce Lowenhaupt Brian and Tara Luing Kevin and Trisha Luing Anne and Tom MacCowatt Mr. and Mrs. Paul Magnani James and Danielle Malloy Lois and Peter Mancuso Roger and Mary Elyn Matthews Elizabeth Mattson Jim and Sue McArdle Ms. Donna McNamara Maryanne Mecca and Joseph Moretti Trish and Michael Morchower Morris County School of Glass Mrs. Rachel Mullen Joan Ducey-Munde and Dan Munde Phil and Gen Nicastro Diane and Bob Noelke Anthony and Toni Pecci Jonathan Perelman and Dr. Evelyn Eckert Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pfeffer Patrice Picard

Stephen and Lisa Plavin Judy and Jim Pohlman James Polley Martin and Clare Prentice Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Suzy Press Mr. and Mrs. James F. Quinn Mr. John Raymonds Amy and John Rhinelander Kurt and Linda Riedener Mark A. Rieger, MD Elizabeth and Tim Ritter Rick Rizzuto Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ross, Jr. Joseph and Marla Runsdorf Mr. Larry Sailer James and Barbara Salerno Angelo and Ramona Sappio Nancy and Nelson Schaenen, Jr. Judi and Fred Schiller Rudy and Debora Schloesser Mr. David Schoner Mr. Michael Schramm Mr. Gerald W. Scully David and Irene Sharpell E. Michael Shine and Florence K. Ferguson Craig and Cathy Simon Frederic and Joan Sirota Marg and Glen Skar Molly Dunn and Len Smith Don and Mary Kaye Sparaco Larry and Dawn Sterritt Sandy and Jeff Stiles Eileen and Peter Sudler Kevin and Betsy Sullivan Maureen and Paul Tafuro Jayne and Paul Thompson Thomas and Rebecca Wafer Gary Walker and Mary Davis Roxanne Wallace Peter and Lisa Wallburg Mrs. Judy Weinstein Michael and Susan Wilk Gil and Claire Zweig As of August 20, 2018

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! ADP Aetna AIG Bank of America BD Benevity Big Lots! Coach Deluxe Corporation Deutsche Bank ExxonMobil Faber Daeufer & Itrato PC Gap Inc. Geico

Gen Re Horizon Foundation Johnson & Johnson Kemnay Advisory Services Macy's Inc. Merck Moretrench American Corp. Novartis Pfizer Prudential Foundation Towne Toyota Inc. Verizon Voya Foundation As of August 20, 2018

S A V E T H E D A T E Mayo Performing Arts Center’s 20th Annual Starlight Ball

Friday, November 16, 2018 The Park Savoy Estate | Florham Park, NJ

where the martinis are shaken, not stirred Honoring Joseph M. Goryeb Chairman of the Board, MPAC

Join us for an elegant and fun evening featuring a “Casino Cocktail Hour” | silent and live auction entertainment by the Performing Arts Company and a special guest artist seated dinner | dancing to the Tom Costello Orchestra Black Tie “Bond” attire encouraged For more information about the Starlight Ball, please visit or call the Development Office at 973.539.0345 ext. 6504

Business Circle

Join the growing list of companies whose support of the arts also drives customers through their doors. Call 973-539-0345 ext. 6504 or email to join today and for more information.


$5,000 and higher

Fairfield 973-575-4180

Morristown, New Providence 973-538-2189

Morris Plains 862-242-8053

Whippany 973-298-6908

Morristown 800-662-3115

Ledgewood 973-584-8100


$2,500 - $4,999 Alstede Farms

Chester 908-879-7189

Avison Young

Morristown 973-898-6360

Canoe Brook Development


F.J. Rawding, A.I.A. Morristown 973-539-7878

Fox Rothschild LLP

Morristown 973-326-7100

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

The Miller Center for Esthetic Excellence

Morris County Real Estate Law, Eagan and Lenney

Short Hills 973-271-8025

Morristown 973-993-9222

Livingston 973-533-0053

Robyatt Audio

Morristown 885-ROB-YATT

Roseland 973-852-1700

Morristown 973-898-7300

Vision Creative Group

Morris Plains 973-984-3454


$1,500 - $2,499 Kim S. Luthy, CFPŽ, CFS, CLTC, Allied Wealth Partners American Hearing Centers Attentive Dental Care, Dr. Karey P. Matthews, DDS Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. Bruzzichesi Orthodontics Park Ave at Morris County | CBRE Mitchell H. Davich, DMD, PA Elangeni Smart IT Jim Torney, Essextec Pete O’Hagan, Fitness Together Graham, Curtin P.A.

Greystone Intelligence Heritage Abstract Company Jacobs Levy Equity Management/ Bruce I. Jacobs and Kenneth N. Levy JFL Total Wealth Management Hillary and Rich Lindner Longo Electrical-Mechanical McKirdy & Riskin, P.A. Mendham Capital Management Morgan Stanley Pawar Gilgallon & Rudy, LLC The Peck School

Erica Peitler & Associates, Inc. Progressive Marketing Dynamics Andrea Martone and Paul Cristelli, RE/MAX FIRST CHOICE Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP Shade Tree Garage Simplicity Title Supreme Energy, Inc. Tempewick Wealth Management Turpin Real Estate Ryan Dawson, Weichert, Realtors *As of August 20, 2018

Become A Member As a nonprofit organization, MPAC 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 shows and events; Discounts on select performances throughout the season; Discounts at local businesses and much, much more!

Become a member today! Visit and click on the “support” tab to view a complete list of all membership levels and benefits. For more information, call the Development Office at 973-539-0345, ext. 6504. Your support would be greatly appreciated!

MEMBER DISCOUNTS! Show your Membership card and save at local businesses. (Complete terms, conditions and discount information available in the local business discount section of our website.) Black Horse Tavern & Pub Blowout Braun’s Automotive Caffe India Cambridge Wines Cherish the Moment EmbroidMe

Enjou Chocolat The Famished Frog & Hops George & Martha’s American Grille Glassworks Studio Grasshopper Off the Green The Morristown Diner The Office Beer Bar and Grill

Pascarella Bros. Sandwich Shoppe Piattino Pomodoro Ristorante and Pizzeria Rio’s Engraving Tito’s Burritos & Wings of Morristown T.P.S. Supply – The Plumbing Store *As of August 20, 2018

Directory of Facility and Services Assistive Listening Devices are available at the concessions counter prior to each performance. Accessibility: The orchestra section is accessible to all patrons. There is an elevator to the balcony level. If you need special seating arrangements, please let our box office representatives know at time of purchase. Large print programs are available upon request. In Case of a Fire, exits are indicated by the red signs. In the event of a fire or other emergency, please walk to the nearest exit. MPAC is a barrierfree environment. Lost and Found is available through house management. Please call 973-539-0345 ext. 6516. Please turn off all electronic devices prior to entering the Theatre.

Photography or the recording of any performance or the possession of any device for such photographing or recording inside the Theatre without the expressed permission of the management is prohibited. Ordering Tickets can be done in person at the box office, online at, or by calling 973-539-8008. Box Office hours: Mon.-Sat.10 am-6 pm, and two hours prior to a performance. Advertise in this program guide! Call 973-539-0345 ext. 6507 for information. Rent the Theatre The theatre, lobby and Starlight Room are available for rent during our concert season subject to availability. For information visit:

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