Jim Gaffigan, PINKALICIOUS and More Set for MPAC, Jan-Feb 2014
Below are all performances at Mayo Performing Arts Center in the month of January and February. Additional events may be added. Please note the Sylvia Browne event has been canceled due to her death. Scroll down for more information.
Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Kick off 2014 with a hilarious evening of wry, twisted and unusual observations from the popular stand-up comic. Mature themes, language
Gallagher's Last Smash
Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8 pm
Take cover! After 35 years of non-stop touring, Gallagher is hanging up his Sledge-O-Matic.but not until after one last stop in Morristown. Gallagher's Last Smash will be his way of saying "Thank You" to his massive audience who has stood by him and supported him throughout his career.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 3 pm
Grease is the word and the audience gets to sing all of them! Slick back your hair and put on your poodle skirts and leather jackets as you sing along to all of the songs of the classic movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8 pm
This multimedia retrospective of Traffic is recounted through the music and stories of its co-founder, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason. Backed by a full band, Mason performs hits such as "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Feelin' Alright," while relating behind-the-scenes insights on the band's heyday.
Fancy Nancy: The Musical
Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 4 pm
When it comes to being fancy, Nancy believes more is better. From her tiara to her sparkly shoes, she's out to teach her family a thing or two about being fancy. Ages 4-12
Starlight on Stage
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Lieder of Richard Strauss, Schumann and more
Stefania Dovhan, soprano; Laryssa Krupa Slobodyanik, piano
Enjoy chamber music in the round as you sit onstage surrounding the performers
Million Dollar Quartet
Friday, January 17 at 8 pm; Saturday, January 18 at 3 pm and 8 pm
They came together to make music. They ended up making history. The Tony-winning smash musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the one and only time features a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.
Guest Attraction; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Winter Festival: Mahler's Das Lied Von Der
Saturday, January 19, 2014 at 3 pm
Manhattan Comedy Night
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8 pm
Stand-up comedy direct from the clubs of New York City. Comics TBA. Adults only; Language, mature themes
Don McLean in Concert with Special Guest Judy Collins
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8 pm
Two legendary singer songwriters showcase their insightful and intimate performance styles that have made them an essential part of America's folk music heritage for decades in such songs as "American Pie" and "Both Sides Now."
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure
Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Based on the popular PBS Kids series! Join Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and their friends and family in this upbeat, interactive, multi-media adventure that transports you back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth....and rode in trains!
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8 pm
Two legendary singer-songwriters, Lyle Lovett ("If I had a Boat," "She's No Lady") and John Hiatt ("Have a Little Faith in Me," "Thing Called Love") share the stage, trading off songs and stories that have made them two of the most innovative voices in music over the past three decades.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8 pm
New Jersey's own Southside Johnny returns for a rousing evening of rock, soul and blues that only this Jersey Shore legend can deliver.
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8 pm
Three master guitarists - Grammy-winning classical artist Sharon Isbin, iconic jazz star Stanley Jordan, and Brazil's leading guitarist Romero Lubambo - perform an exquisite evening of sensual Latin and Brazilian sounds.
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8 pm
Comedian Bobby Collins is a storyteller whose heartfelt humor engages audiences with a hilarious blend of characterizations to which everyone can relate. Language, mature themes
Masters of Illusion
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm
All new masters-all new illusions! The Masters of Illusion return with an all-new show featuring comedic magicians, daring escape artists and beautiful dancers who amaze with magic that has to been seen to be believed!
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 4 pm
A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink causes a severe case of Pinkititis! Ages 4-12
Green Day's American Idiot
Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8 pm
The New York Times calls American Idiot "thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!" Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, this daring musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Wake Me Up When September Ends," "Holiday" and "21 Guns." Adult content and strong language
Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking
Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 pm
From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, this fall-down funny satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast.
Jim Brickman: The Love Tour
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8 pm
Featuring dazzling solo piano and star-studded vocal collaborations, award-winning musician Jim Brickman presents one of the most entertaining, intimate and romantic concerts of the year. Enjoy Brickman favorites including "Valentine," "If You Believe," "Love of My Life" and more.
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8 pm
Smoky soul and pop from the Grammy-winning best-selling artist behind such chart-toppers as "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," "When a Man Loves a Woman," "How Can We Be Lovers," "That's What Love Is All About" and "Soul Provider."
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed violinists, Sarah Chang has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. "Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe..." -- The New York Times
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Physician, holistic health advocate, best-selling author and New Age guru, Deepak Chopra is one of America's most notable alternative medicine practitioners. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine." Book signing follows lecture.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7 pm; Saturday, March 1 at 1 pm and 7 pm
Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
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. The 2013-2014 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St., Morristown, NJ. Box office (973) 539-8008 or online: www.mayoarts.org. All programs subject to change.
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