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This Week's News From MPAC: Spring Musical Auditions, New Art Exhibit And Upcoming Events
We are thrilled to announce the
return of MPAC's Spring Musical in 2022!
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.
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.
will be MPAC’s eighth spring
production, and its first since 2019.
The production will feature a cast of
young performers ranging from age
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
for School of Rock will go on
sale in the spring.
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 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
The Art Upstairs Gallery is a gift of the John
and Margaret Post Foundation.
The Starlight Gallery is a gift of Jay and Wendy
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
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.
IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS WHOSE MAJOR SUPPORT HELPS
TO SUSTAIN THE GENERAL OPERATING NEEDS OF OUR ORGANIZATION