Wednesday, January 26, 2022

This Week's News From MPAC: Spring Musical Auditions, New Art Exhibit And Upcoming Events



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We are thrilled to announce the return of MPAC's Spring Musical in 2022!



MPAC is excited to announce the return of our annual spring youth production this June when we present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical, June 3 - June 5.

 “After a two-year hiatus, we’re thrilled to be able to bring our fully produced musical back to the MPAC stage!” said Cathy Roy, MPAC’s Director of Education and the Director of the production.

This will be MPAC’s eighth spring production, and its first since 2019. The production will feature a cast of young performers ranging from age 10-25. 

School of Rock is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music, performing and the participation in the arts,” Roy says. “We’ve seen firsthand over the last two years how important it has been to keep our students engaged in our Performing Arts School classes.  Whether virtual, in person or hybrid, these programs have provided a critical outlet for students of all ages during a very challenging and isolating time.  School of Rock feels like the perfect choice for us right now.  It’s fun, uplifting and inspiring, and will feature a lot of talented young musicians and performers.  We can’t wait to give them this professional opportunity and positive experience while once again sharing their talent with our MPAC audience!” 

Tickets for School of Rock will go on sale in the spring.

Any individual or business interested in sponsoring School of Rock should contact MPAC’s Development Office.



Audition Information 

Auditions for School of Rock will take place at MPAC February 13-15 for performers ages 10-25. 

Visit our website for audition details and to sign up for a spot! 

We will be holding Zoom information sessions on January 30th and February 7th to answer any questions about the audition process. 








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Image of Elvis The Concert Of Kings February 5


Image of Chris Botti February 10

Image of Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly Tribute February 12


Image of Beautiful the Musical February 18 - 20

Image of The Righteous Brothers February 21


Image of Price Is Right Live February 24

Image of The Life And Music Of George Michael February 25


Image of Alton Brown Live February 26

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MPAC Event Guidelines


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MPAC is thrilled to be once again presenting full capacity performances. Your health and safety is paramount to us, and we have made many updates to our facility and procedures. 

All MPAC patrons ages 12+ attending a performance are required to show proof of vaccination, or a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks are required to be worn inside the venue, except while briefly consuming concessions. Learn more in our Welcome Back Guide!






Art Upstairs Gallery: Art in the Atrium Presents "Exhibition of African-American Fine Art"


Art in the Atrium celebrates 30th Anniversary with exhibits in MPAC’s art galleries


MPAC is proud to partner with Art in the Atrium, Inc. (ATA) for a special exhibit celebrating their 30-year history as a champion of Black art excellence.

Exhibition of African American Fine Art can be viewed in MPAC's Art Upstairs and Starlight Galleries from now through March 6, prior to MPAC events or by appointment.

A reception will take place this Sunday, January 30, from 3 pm – 5 pm. The reception is free and open to all, but we ask that attendees RSVP in advance.

The show will highlight the work of renowned artists including Alonzo Adams, Leroy Campbell, Nzinga Nichol, Nettie Thomas, OnnieStrother, Curtis Grayson III and Anthony Gartmond.

Since its inception in 1991, ATA has proudly exhibited fine art from the African diaspora in venues throughout northern New Jersey. Its annual exhibit at the Atrium Gallery in the Morris County Courthouse has become the largest of its kind in New Jersey by successfully showcasing art by emerging and established artists.

About The Mayo Performing Arts Center Art Upstairs Gallery:

MPAC's Art Upstairs and Starlight galleries provide a unique opportunity to marry the visual and performing arts, and to provide exposure to these artists to an audience that may not normally frequent an art gallery. 

The Art Upstairs Gallery is a gift of the John and Margaret Post Foundation. 

The Starlight Gallery is a gift of Jay and Wendy Birnbaum.




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Limited Space is still available in MPAC's Performing Arts School Spring Semester!


MPAC's Performing Arts School Spring Semester features classes in musical theatre, acting, voice and more for kids and adults. Limited space is available, particularly for our youngest performers ages 3 - 8.




Congratulations to our Fall students on their final performances! We're so proud of you! 







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.




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