MPAC Announces 2015/2016 Season

June 14 2015

Tony-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth officially kicks off the Mayo Performing Arts Center 2015-2016 season with a performance on Friday, September 11 at  8 pm.  It is one of over 150 events to take place at MPAC from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, June 15 at 9 am. (Events in July and August are already on sale)

Other headline acts include syndicated talk show host Wendy Williams (Sept. 12), Bob Newhart (Oct. 24), Melissa Etheridge (Oct. 1) and Sesame Street Live (Sept. 22).

As in prior years, MPAC boats a strong lineup in all performance genres, including jazz, classical, theatre, dance, world music and family programming.

Touring Theatre productions include The Producers, Mamma Mia, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Ragtime the Musical.

Jazz artists include Chick Corea (with Bela Fleck), John Pizzarelli with Ramsey Lewis, Chris Botti and recent Grammy winner Gregory Porter.

New Jersey Ballet returns for Nutcracker with 14 performances in December. This year, for the 45th anniversary of Nutcracker, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will serve as the orchestra for the events.

World music includes Yanni, Gaelic Storm, popular rock group Los Lobos in a celebration of Mexico, and the unusual, kooky Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.

Dance features Savion Glover,  Pilobolus and the National Dance Company of Siberia

Laughs come from the likes of Wendy Williams, Norm MacDonald and Kevin Nealon, Bob Newhart, Kathy Griffin and The Capitol Steps.

Rock and pop acts include Melissa Etheridge, Art Garfunkel, Christian favorites The Newsboys and Amy Grant, Dave Mason, Rob Thomas Gladys Knight and many more.

Family events include Sesame Street Live, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

An additional 20-30 events will be added throughout the season.

Patrons who purchase five or more events staged from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016  qualify for special benefits, including the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to public onsales and the ability to exchange tickets up to 48 hours prior to events.

MPAC Schedule:
JULY 2015
7/9 Dion
7/12 Gin Blossoms/Fastball/The Rembrandts
7/15 Little River Band, Ambrosia, Steven Bishop in Rock the Yacht
7/16 Howie Mandel
7/17-18 Big Apple Circus (7pm/3pm/7pm)
7/21 Jonny Lang and Robert Randolph & the Family Band
7/22 American Idol Live! 2015
7/23 Blues Traveler
7/29 Boz Scaggs

8/2 “Weird Al” Yankovic
8/4 Happy Together Tour 2015
8/6 Chris Botti
8/10 Rob Thomas (7:30 pm)
8/13 Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
8/19 Human Nature: The Motown Show
8/27 The Monkees
8/28 Gladys Knight and The O’Jays
8/30 Justin Hayward

9/11 Kristin Chenoweth
9/12 Wendy Williams
9/17 Martina McBride:The Everlasting Tour
9/22 Sesame Street Live (3 pm/6:30 pm)
9/24 Jackson Browne
9/25 Chick Corea and Bela Fleck
9/29-30 Brad Zimmerman

10/1 Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E. Solo
10/6 Engelbert Humperdinck
10/10 Art Garfunkel
10/11 Clifford the Big Red Dog — Live! (1:30 pm/ 4:30 pm)
10/16 Chubby Checker & The Spinners
10/17 Charles Esten and Clare Bowen
10/18 Last Comic Standing
10/22 Norm MacDonald and Kevin Nealon
10/23 National Dance Company of Siberia
10/24 Bob Newhart
10/28 Evil Dead The Musical
10/29 Newsboys
10/30 Bewitched Broadway

11/1 Curious George (1:30 pm/4 pm)
11/3 Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne
11/6 Amy Grant
11/12 Paco Pena: Flamencura
11/13 Linda Eder
11/18 Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers
11/19-20 The Producers
11/22 An Evening with Chris Thile
11/27 Manhattan Comedy Night
11/28 Savion Glover
11/29 Mooseltoe (1:30 pm/4 pm)

12/4: The Three Irish Tenors
12/5 Mannheim Steamroller (3 pm/8 pm)
12/6: New Jersey Festival Orchestra: Home for the Holidays (3 pm)
12/11-26 NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker with NJSO (times vary)
12/14 Squeeze Acoustic

1/2 Manhattan Comedy Night
1/3 Sing-A-Long-A Grease (3 pm)
1/7 Band of the Royal Marines
1/8 The Capitol Steps: “Mock the Vote”
1/9 Paul Williams
1/10 NJ Youth Chorus (3 pm)
1/14 Deepak Chopra (7:30 pm)
1/16 Steve Lippia Sinatra Celebration
1/22 Mummenschanz
1/23 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2 pm/7:30 pm)
1/28 Ragtime the Musical (7:30 pm)
1/29 2Cellos
1/31 The Mega Bubble Show (1:30 pm/4:30 pm)

2/2 Flight School (4 pm)
2/4 Sergio Mendes
2/5 NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players:“The Mikado”
2/6 TAO: Seventeen Samurai
2/12 Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne starring Mary Wilson
2/18 Polish Baltic Philharmonic of Gdansk
2/19 The Marshall Tucker Band and The Outlaws
2/20 Drew Thomas Magic (3 pm/7:30 pm)
2/21 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (1:30 pm/4:30 pm)
2/26 Tap Factory
2/27 Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli

MARCH 2016
3/4 Patty Griffin in Concert with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell
3/5 Los Lobos: Fiesta Mexicana
3/6 Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy (1:30 pm/4 pm)
3/10 The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
3/11 Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
3/15 Charlotte’s Web (4 pm)
3/17 Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom
3/19 Pilobolus
3/24 The Hitmen
3/25 Manhattan Comedy Night
3/31 James Van Praagh

APRIL 2016
4/1 Yanni
4/2 Future Stars of the Metropolitan Opera
4/3 Rumpelstiltskin (1:30 pm/4 pm)
4/7 Sons of Serendip
4/8 Manhattan Transfer and Take 6
4/9 Peking Acrobats (3 pm/7:30 pm)
4/11 Seussical (4 pm)
4/13 Let It Be
4/14 Moscow Festival Ballet: Carmen Suite/Romeo & Juliet
4/15-16 Mamma Mia! (8 pm/2 pm/8 pm)
4/23 Kathy Griffin (7 pm/9:30 pm)
4/24 Peter Rabbit Tales (1:30 pm/4 pm)
4/28 Jackie Evancho
4/29 Jukebox Junction with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Diamonds

5/7 Itzhak Perlman with Rohan DaSilva
5/13 Whose Live Anyway?
5/20 Gaelic Storm
5/21 New Jersey Ballet: Don Quixote
5/22 NJ Ballet’s Cinderella (1:30 pm/4:30 pm)
6/9 Gregory Porter
6/10 Manhattan Comedy Night

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.

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

Discover Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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