Wednesday, March 16, 2022

This Week's News From MPAC: New Show Added and More Upcoming Even



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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band


Wednesday, July 27, at 8:00 pm




A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans over three decades. His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any living artist working today.






On Sale Details:

Starlight Society Presale: Wednesday, March 16, at 10 am
Member/Season Ticket Holder Presale*: Thursday, March 17, at 10 am
General Public: Friday, March 18, at 10 am at, by phone at (973) 539-8008 or at the box office.

*Presale benefits available for Members ($150+ level) and Season Ticket Holders (patrons who have purchased 5+ events to the current season).




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MPAC members support our mission and get great benefits including early access to all newly added shows. Membership starts at $150 and you can join online!




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The Queen Of Soul: A Tribute To Aretha Franklin


Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 pm


Tickets: $39 - $69; students $20



Aretha Franklin is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history. Musician, vocalist, and composer Damien Sneed pays homage to the Queen of Soul with fresh renditions of her most cherished hits. Backed by an accomplished cast of jazz, gospel, and soul musicians and vocalists, including four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Karen Clark Sheard of the legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, this multi-media tribute is a tender and spiritual reflection upon the life of a music icon.






Image of Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro March 19



Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro: Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret


Saturday, March 19, at 8:00 pm


Tickets: $39 - $89; students $20



Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in song. Witness the debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales.









Image of Devon Allman Project March 25

Image of Postmodern Jukebox March 26


Image of Straight No Chaser Back In The High Life Tour March 29

Image of The Beach Boys April 4


Image of Southside Johnny April 9

Image of Paddington Gets Into A Jam April 10


Image of Black Violin April 14

Image of A Bronx Tale Starring Chazz Palminteri April 15





Photo of Investors Bank Performing For A Purpose


MPAC is proud to participate in Investors Bank's virtual fundraiser United in Hope: Performing for A Purpose this Friday night! The event will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and City Harvest.

We hope you'll tune in to this free virtual event, featuring performances by MPAC's Performing Arts Company and many of our fellow NJ theatres and college.



Register in advance via the Zoom link below. If you choose Mayo Performing Arts Center as the organization you're there to support, Investors Bank will donate $5 to MPAC!










Celebrate Women's History Month at MPAC with our latest Starlight Gallery art exhibition, "Familiar Voices" by photographer, educator, and author Nancy Ori!

This exhibition is on view through April 8 prior to MPAC events and by appointment.





These images provide a balance of impressions between the architecture, furniture, costumes, and artifacts of by-gone eras and reflect the lives of women who lived, worked, and played at earlier times here. Some images are romantic and painterly in style and provide a contrast to the playful depictions of antique dolls and toys that their children would have handled. Some are bold forms of kitchen tools and objects presented almost as sculptures or still life’s and some are composed room set ups to provide a more formal and wide view of their simple environment.

“Since 1970, I have traveled throughout the world working on various teaching and photographic projects which has given me the opportunity to explore many popular and cherished places. I have discovered that right here in my own back yard there are wonderful sites to photograph and images to share. I am especially drawn to the stories of the women in our local history.”






MPAC Event Guidelines


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Your health and safety is paramount to us, and we have made many updates to our facility and procedures. 

Current MPAC policy requires all patrons ages 12+ attending a performance to show proof of full vaccination, or a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks are not required but are strongly recommended during your visit. 





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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