Wednesday, April 19, 2023

This Week's News From MPAC: 2 New Shows Added and More Upcoming Events



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New Show On Sale This Week


Donny Osmond In Black Jacket With Gold Band



Donny Osmond

Thursday, July 20, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $79 - $159

Legendary entertainer and music icon Donny Osmond presents a dynamic musical journey of his unparalleled career that has made him one of the most popular and beloved performers in the world.



Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Funtastic Logo On Colorful Background


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $79 - $149

VIP Packages Available

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform hits such as “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Love is a Battlefield”, “Heartbreaker” and more with their full band.


On Sale Details:

Starlight Society Presale: Wednesday, April 19, at 10:00 am

Member/Season Ticket Holder Presale*: Thursday, April 20, at 10:00 am

General Public: Friday, April 21, at 10:00 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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Upcoming Events




Rain: Abbey Road & The Rooftop Concert April 20

Terry Fator On The Road Again April 21


Piano Battle April 22

Take Me Home The Music Of John Denver April 23


Kristin Chenoweth April 29

John Pizzarelli May 5


The Kingston Trio Holding Instruments With Text Saying Trifecta Of Folk

Howie Mandel


NJ Ballet's Spring Forward May 20

MPAC's Spring Musical Matilda June 2 - 4


Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers June 21

Three Dog Night June 24






Visual Arts at MPAC: The Pastel Society of New Jersey and Dorothy Siclare


MPAC is thrilled to feature two shows in our art galleries this spring! Works by artists from the Pastel Society of New Jersey can be seen in the Art Upstairs gallery, and the works of Dorothy Siclare can be seen in MPAC's Starlight Gallery.

Join us at MPAC for our opening reception on Sunday, April 23rd from 6pm-8pm! Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. Free admission; RSVP not necessary.


Maneuvering Through The Shadows, Adrian F. Giuliani -- NJ Pastel Society

Maneuvering Through the Shadows, Adrian F. Giuliani

Snow Shadows, Stephanie Cook -- NJ Pastel Society

Snow Shadows, Stephanie Cook


Pastel Society of New Jersey’s 4th Biennial Juried Signature Members Exhibition

April 18 – May 26

The Pastel Society of New Jersey’s Signature Member exhibitions feature the work of the society’s most skilled members in the use of the soft pastel medium. This Biennial Juried exhibition gives our Signature members the opportunity to earn the next level of membership with the Pastel Society: Distinguished Pastellist. With this exhibit, nine members earned that distinction.


Dorothy Siclare

Yellow Roses, Dorothy Siclare

Dorothy Siclare

Night Stand Roses, Dorothy Siclare


Dorothy Siclare

April 17 – May 30

Artist’s Statement: "My style is a relaxed mix of realism and impressionism. Pastel, oil and pencil are my mediums of choice. I have exhibited in the tri-state area for the past 15 years. I’ve been honored with awards and sales… I am blessed. I am a current member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Jersey, Westfield Art Association, and a past member of the Center for Visual Arts, Contemporary Center of Art, Livingston Art Center, Watchung Art Center and Millburn-Short Hills Art Association."

To read more, please visit MPAC's visual arts page!

The Art Upstairs Gallery is a gift of the John and Margaret Post Foundation. The Starlight Gallery is a gift of Wendy and Jay Birnbaum. 








Photo of NJ Symphony



NJ Symphony Presents: Symphonie


Sunday, April 30, at 3:00 pm

Buy Tickets At NJ Symphony's website



Gemma New returns to the NJ Symphony stage along with Pianist George Li to perform works by Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Sarah Gibson.

Program Details:

Sarah Gibson warp & weft

Sarah Gibson drew inspiration from artist Miriam Schapiro and the art of weaving for her melodic and colorful warp & weft, a true celebration of the creative process and art created by women.

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Pianist George Li wowed Symphony audiences with his stunning performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and returns to do the same with the dazzling keyboard pyrotechnics in Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Former Assistant Conductor Gemma New returns to New Jersey stages to conduct Berlioz’s extraordinary Symphonie fantastique, a fantastic tale of thwarted love, dreams and witchcraft.




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.