Presenting MPAC’s 2017-2018 season

Boston Pops, Ringo Starr, Randy Newman, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, Sutton Foster and A Chorus Line are just a few of the headline events coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) during its 2017-2018 season.

2017-2018 season events go on sale Monday, June 12 at 9 am at MayoArts.Org.  July and August events, and select September – November events are currently on sale.

The lineup features MPAC’s trademark diversity of acts. Classical music is highlighted by Boston Pops, as well as the return of Sarah Chang and Itzhak Perlman. Jazz fans can enjoy favorites including Dave Koz, Kenny G and Boney James. Classic rock acts include Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special and The Orchestra, made up of former members of ELO. The Theatre lineup will feature the Tony winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the classic A Chorus Line and the Walnut Street Theater’s presentation of Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Events for families include Brain Candy Live featuring Adam Savage of Mythbusters and the Hollywood FX Show.  Of course, NJ Ballet’s Nutcracker returns in a collaboration with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

“We have put together a great lineup of shows for people of all interests and ages,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “Each year our goal is to bring the world’s most diverse entertainment to Morristown, and we have assembled another lineup that reflects the best of the performing arts, including headliners, amazing Broadway productions, fun family events, incredible music and dance from around the world and so much more.”

Two “relaxed performances” are currently scheduled for children on the autism spectrum during Autism Awareness Month in April. The Theatre will announce its Explorations School events, free summer movies and other free events later in the summer and fall.

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

MPAC 2017-2018 Schedule

Events denoted by ** are already onsale

July:
7/11 The Righteous Brothers**

7/15 Blues Traveler**

7/19 The New York Bee Gees**

7/20 Vic DiBitetto**

7/25 Dave Koz and Larry Graham: Side by Side Summer 2017**

7/27 50 Summers of Love with Micky Dolenz, The Fab Four & Mark Lindsay**

August:
8/1 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams**

8/2 Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank!**

8/4 Sara Evans**

8/11 Ron White**

8/15 Donny and Marie**

8/16 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band**

8/17 Air Supply**

8/23 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins**

8/24 Chris Isaak**

September
9/15 Randy Newman (on sale June 16)

9/16 Anderson Cooper**

9/17 Shopkins Live!**

9/21 iLuminate

9/27 The Simon & Garfunkel Story

9/28 Paul Anka – Celebrating 60 Years of Hits – His Way**

9/30 The Orchestra - Starring former members of ELO

October:
10/1 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis**

10/6 Opening Night! An Evening with Sutton Foster**

10/7 Dixie’s Tupperware Party**

10/12 38 Special

10/20 America**

10/21 Brian Regan**

10/22 Festival of South African Dance featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

10/25 Evil Dead the Musical

10/26 Jake Shimabukuro

10/28 Jim Breuer

10/31 ZZ Top**

November:
11/2 Jackie Mason (On sale June 16)

11/3 Kenny G

11/4 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

11/5 Mutts Gone Nuts!

11/9 Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship

11/10 Fernando Varela**

11/14 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band** (SOLD OUT)

11/16 Brain Candy Live!

11/18 Love on the Floor starring Cheryl Burke**

11/19 The Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Concert

11/24 Manhattan Comedy Night

11/25 Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour 2017 (On Sale June 16)

11/27: The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour 2017 (on sale June 23)

December:
12/2 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas By Chip Davis

12/8-24 New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (times vary)

12/13 Linda Eder: Christmas Where You Are

12/29 Manhattan Comedy Night presents: Rich Vos and Friends

January:
1/5 The Capitol Steps: Orange is the New Barack

1/7 Pinkalicious

1/12 Manhattan Comedy Night

1/14 All Hands on Deck

1/19 Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

1/20 Recycled Percussion

1/21 New Jersey Youth Chorus Winter Concert (on sale in November)

1/25 The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe - The Art of Jazz

1/27 Tommy James and The Shondells

1/31 The Hollywood Special Effects Show 

February:
2/1 Piano Battle

2/3 The Ultimate Tribute to Elvis

2/5 Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

2/9 Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

2/11 Mammoth Follies

2/14 Tao: Drum Heart

2/15 The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

2/16 Masters of Illusion

2/17 The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor

2/18 Gobsmacked!

2/23 Cesar Millan

2/27 Go, Dog. Go! 

March:
3/1 Kings of Dance: Lezginka: The State Dance Ensemble of Dagestan

3/3 A Chorus Line

3/4 A Chorus Line

3/7 Dublin Irish Dance “Stepping Out”

3/8 Sarah Chang -- Viva Piazzolla!

3/14 The Chieftains

3/16 Marc Cohn featuring special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama

3/17 New Shanghai Circus

3/23 Eddie Palmieri

3/24 Chita & Tune - Two for the Road

3/29 Mummenschanz 

April:
4/5 David Sedaris

4/7 Boston Pops

4/8 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

4/11 One Night of Queen

4/12 Boney James

4/14 Buddy -- The Buddy Holly Story

4/19 Cheech & Chong

4/21 Itzhak Perlman with Rohan DaSilva

4/23 Pete the Cat

4/26 Larry Carlton and John Pizzarelli

4/27 Manhattan Comedy Night

4/28 Dancin’ Broadway

4/29 The Magic of Anthony Salazar 

May:
5/9 Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake

5/11 Arlo Guthrie

5/19 New Jersey Ballet: The Bard’s Ballets: Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth

5/20 New Jersey Ballet: Cinderella 

June:
6/8 Manhattan Comedy Night

6/23 Dirty Dancing - The Musical

6/24 Dirty Dancing - The Musical 

Additional events to be added.  Events subject to change.


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