♦ Trumpet legend Chris Botti returns to MPAC on February 17
♦ MPAC took home the 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award during the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) 40th Annual Conference, the largest gathering of historic theatre professionals in the nation.
Sesame Street’s Elmo and Grover visited with children and families at Goryeb Children’s Hospital on September 22. In addition to high-fives and playing real-life “Tickle Me Elmo,” children enjoyed dancing, singing, and doing karate moves with the infamous duo. The characters were at the children’s hospital courtesy of Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, where they performed two Sesame Street Live ”Make a New Friend” shows on Sept. 22.