MPAC Announces 2014-2015 20th Anniversary Season

June 12 2014

(Morristown) – The Mayo Performing Arts Center features over 100 events, concerts and performances in its 2014-2015 season. Tickets for events go on sale Monday, June 16 at 9 am online and 10 am in person and by phone (973-539-8008).

The season marks MPAC’s 20th anniversary as a performance hall. The season officially kicks off with a concert by Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) and Kelli O’Hara (Bridges of Madison County, South Pacific).

MPAC celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert marking the return of Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, and the Mariinsky Orchestra (formerly the Kirov Orchestra), which opened the theatre 20 years prior, on September 29, 1994.

Headline acts include Smokey Robinson, Paul Anka, Bill Cosby, Patti LuPone and Don Rickels.  MPAC’s Broadway lineup features recent hits Sister Act, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes and Memphis. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Million Dollar Quartet return by popular demand.

Other notable artists include William Shatner in “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in it,” Chazz Palminteri in “A Bronx Tale,” Ira Glass from public radio’s “This American Life,” Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, and Dennis Miller. 

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker returns with 14 performances in December.

Complete list follows.  All events in July and August are currently on sale.

JULY 2014

7/1            Happy Together Tour 2014

7/9            The GoGo’s and The Motels in Replay America

7/17          The Stylistics in 70’s Soul Jam

7/18          The Marshall Tucker Band

7/20          The Bacon Brothers

7/22          Barenaked Ladies

7/25          Alanis Morissette

7/29-30    Menopause the Musical


8/7            The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw

                  and Tommy Tutone in Rock of the 80s

8/11          Heart

8/12          Josh Turner

8/14          Abba the Concert

8/20          Yanni In Concert LIMITED TICKETS

8/24          Deep Purple


9/9-10      Steely Dan SOLD OUT

9/12          Bill Engvall

9/13          Don Williams

9/19          Opening Night: Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O’Hara

9/20          Ladies of Laughter

9/25          Asia


10/5          Peter Gros, of the Original Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

10/9          David Sedaris

10/11        Dick Fox’s The Golden Boys

10/17        Chazz Palminteri in “A Bronx Tale”

10/18        Midtown Men

10/19        Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Tour

10/22        New Orleans Legends with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

10/24        Smokey Robinson


11/7          Voca People

11/8          Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Two Man Group

11/14        Paul Anka

11/15        Ron White: The Nutcracker Tour

11/20        Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

                  and The Buckinghams

11/21        Dancing Pros Live

11/22        Jackie Evancho

11/28        Manhattan Comedy Night

11/29        Charlie Daniels Band: Hits and Holiday


12/2          Michael McDonald This Christmas:

                  An Evening of Holiday & Hits

12/3          Dennis Miller

12/5          Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2014

12/6          Celtic Thunder: Symphony

12/12-24 NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker


1/4            Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

1/9            Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It

1/10          The Doo Wop Project

1/11          Wild Kratts Live

1/15          Nice Work If You Can Get It

1/16          Manhattan Comedy Night

1/17          Rockin’ the 70s

1/30          20th Anniversary Concert with Valery Gergiev

                  & Mariinsky Orchestra

1/31          Sister Act


2/1            Sister Act

2/5            The Australian Bee Gees Show

2/6            In The Mood: A 1940’s Musical Revue

2/7            Complexions Contemporary Ballet

2/8            Frogz presented by Imago Theatre

2/13          Rosanne Cash

2/14          The Fab Four

2/19          Tango Buenos Aires

2/20-21    Stomp

2/26          The Pink Floyd Experience

2/27          Visions from Cape Breton:

                  A Celtic Family Celebration

2/28          Anything Goes

MARCH 2015

3/5            Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks

3/6            The Temptations and The Four Tops

3/7            New Shanghai Circus

3/12          Andrew Weil

3/13          Women of Ireland

3/21          Patti LuPone: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda

3/26          Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

3/27          Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

                  with Jeremy Denk

3/28          Mike Super: Magic & Illusion Show


APRIL 2015

4/2            Shaolin Warriors

4/9            Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

                  with Wynton Marsalis

4/10-12    Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

4/16          Russian National Ballet presents Swan Lake

4/18          Manhattan Comedy Night

4/24          Peter Schickele: 50 Years of P.D.Q.

                  Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence

4/25          Tommy James & The Shondells/ Felix Cavaliere

4/30          2Cellos


5/1            Mariachi Del Sol

5/2            The Rat Pack is Back!

5/5            Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

5/8-9         Memphis

5/13          Don Rickles

5/16          NJ Ballet presents Tappin’ at the Ballet

6/10          Million Dollar Quartet


Children’s Events:

11/2        Veggie Tales LIVE! Silly Song Sing-Along

11/16      Rainbow Magic Live: Saving Fairyland

11/30      Mooseltoe

1/25        Pinkalicious

1/27        Sid the Science Kid

2/10        The Rainbow Fish

3/3          Little Engine That CouldTM Earns Her Wheels

3/22        Fancy Nancy

4/20        Butterfly: Story of a Life Cycle

4/26        The Berenstain Bears Live! in “Family Matters”

5/17        NJ Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

5/19        Curious George



* Additional events to be added.

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

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support sustains the general operation needs of our organization:

Discery Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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