Presenting: Our 2016/2017 Season

June 10 2016

From “Defying Gravity” to a year in space without gravity, Mayo Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 season is definitely going to new heights.

Over 100 performances will go onsale on Monday, June 13 at 9 am.  Tickets can be purchased online at, at the box office or over the phone at 973-539-8008.

Tony-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth performs an encore opening night performance on Friday, September 23, and then comes back for a second performance on September 24. Ms. Chenoweth wowed MPAC audiences last year.

One of the highlights of the season includes a lecture by New Jersey’s Captain Scott Kelly, who will discuss the year he spent at the International Space Station. Captain Kelly comes to MPAC on January 12, 2017. He will also conduct two lectures for schoolchildren on January 13.

Other artists and events coming to MPAC for the first time include Alan Cumming, Eric Stonestreet, Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer, Pet Shop Boys, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, Drumline Live, Riverdance and the touring Broadway productions of Once, Annie, 42nd Street and Into the Woods.

Returning favorites include Tony Bennett, Michael Feinstein, New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker (with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Kenny Rogers and Art Garfunkel.

There is also a full slate of family-oriented events, including TV favorites Peppa Pig, The Octonauts and Sesame Street Live. This year, MPAC will offer two sensory-friendly events for children – The Rainbow Fish on February 8 and The Little Prince on May 7.

 “As with every season at MPAC, we strive to bring the best of the performing arts to Morristown,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “Our season has something for everyone, whether you enjoy rock, pop, classical, lectures, jazz, theatre, comedy or family shows. We will also soon be announcing a free summer film series, sensory-friendly performances and other free and affordable events that provide arts experiences for everyone in our community.”

An additional 20-30 events will be added throughout the season. Most July – September events are already onsale.

JULY 2016

7/7                  The Purple Xperience

7/8                  Yacht Rock 2016

7/12                  Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Sold Out

7/14                  An Intimate Evening with Eric Stonestreet

7/15                  Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

7/17                  Eric Burdon and The Animals/ The Edgar Winter Band

7/21                  Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

7/28                  Dion


8/1                  Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

8/10                  David Brighton’s Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience

8/12                  Happy Together Tour 2016

8/13                  Yes: The Album Series

8/20                  Celtic Thunder: Legacy

8/31                  Chicago Sold Out


9/1                  Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

9/8                  Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

9/10                  The Robert Cray Band

9/11                  Daniel Rodriguez 9/11 Remembrance Concert

9/14                  Gordon Lightfoot in Concert: The Legend Lives On

9/16                  Kenny Rogers

9/17                  Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!

9/23-24                  Opening Night! An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth


10/3                  Sesame Street Live “Elmo Makes Music”

10/5                  David Sedaris

10/6                  ABBA the Concert

10/13                  Joe Nichols

10/15                  Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

10/18                  Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer

10/20                  Three Dog Night

10/21                  The Price Is Right LiveTM

10/25                  Evil Dead the Musical

10/28                  Michael Feinstein: The Great American Songbook

10/29                  Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience


11/3                  Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co.

11/5                  Robert Klein and Rita Rudner

11/10                  Pet Shop Boys: The SUPER Tour

11/15                  The Songs of Willie Dixon: Big Head Todd and The Monsters

11/17                  Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

11/18                  Tony Bennett

11/19                  The Octonauts Live!

11/22                  The Havana Cuba All Stars

11/25                  Manhattan Comedy Night

11/26                  Art Garfunkel In Close-Up

11/27                  Mooseltoe

11/30                  Sandi Patty Christmas Blessing


12/2                  The Band of Merrymakers

12/4                  Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show

12/9-24            New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


1/6                  Manhattan Comedy Night

1/12                  Captain Scott Kelly: The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space

1/13                  The Capitol Steps:  “What to Expect When You’re Electing”

1/14                  4 Girls 4 with Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Maureen McGovern and Donna McKechnie 

1/15                  Pinkalicious The Musical

1/21                  Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience


2/3                  The Piano Men — A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel

2/5                  Into the Woods

2/7                  Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue

2/8                  The Rainbow Fish – Sensory Friendly Performance

2/10                  Bobby Collins

2/12                  Once

2/23                  National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

2/25                  Annie

MARCH 2017

3/2                  MOMIX: Opus Cactus

3/4                  The Temptations and The Four Tops (on sale June 17)

3/5                  Drumline Live

3/7                  Milos: From Bach to The Beatles

3/12                  Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat

3/14                  The Five Irish Tenors

3/17                  Stomp

3/18                  Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

3/22                  One Woman Sex and the City (on sale June 24)

3/23                  Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles

3/24                  Eroica Trio

3/29                  Graeme of Thrones

3/30                  Kim Russo

3/31                  42nd Street

APRIL 2017

4/1                  42nd Street

4/6                  Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake

4/7                  Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

4/9                  In the Mood

4/20                  Joey Alexander (on sale June 24)

4/21                  Neil Sedaka

4/23                  New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: HMS Pinafore

4/28                  Manhattan Comedy Night

4/29                  Rhythmic Circus: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!”

4/30                  Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live Presented by Nationwide


5/4                  Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

                  with Wynton Marsalis

5/5                  Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert

5/7                  The Little Prince

5/12                  GuGu Drummers of Shanghai

5/13                  The Midtown Men

5/19                  Anderson Cooper

5/20                  New Jersey Ballet: Giselle

5/21                  New Jersey Ballet: Beauty and the Beast/Peter and the Wolf

6/9                  Manhattan Comedy Night

6/14-15                  Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

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 operation needs of our organization:

Discery Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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