Look who’s coming to the Mayo Performing Arts Center for Season 25

Former American Idol Katharine McPhee will open MPAC's 25th season on Sept. 13, 2019.
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be good for an entire season of write-ups!

Check out this two-minute tour of the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s upcoming Silver Anniversary season:

Here are some anticipated highlights, from MPAC:

Opening night is Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, and features a performance by former American Idol Katharine McPhee.

Touring Broadway shows coming to MPAC include RENT, Finding Neverland, STOMP and Bandstand.
 
Superstar singers include Broadway’s Audra McDonald, Darlene Love, Paul Anka, Tony Bennett and Engelbert Humperdinck.

Contemporary music fans can enjoy the likes of Gavin DeGraw, Daughtry, Tesla, Orleans and Poco and a unique concert called It Was Fifty Years Ago Today, a tribute to the Beatles’ White Album performed by Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz and others.

For those open to taking a cultural dare, there’s the classical music meets American roots sound of The Westerlies, Harlem 100, a celebration of the Harlem Renaissance, the visual art-themed DaVinci & Michelangelo and the Colombian salsa artists Grupo Niche.

Families can expect the return of the annual Nutcracker by New Jersey Ballet, as well as popular fares including Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour, Peppa Pig, Llama Llama and more.

New to MPAC’s lineup are a series of films with one of the stars present to speak about it, including William Shatner and a screening of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and Kathy Najimy and a screening of Hocus Pocus.
 
Another highlight is a lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin on autism.

“MPAC has been at the heart of arts and entertainment in the region for a quarter century,” says Allison Larena, MPAC’s president and CEO. “This season will deliver on that promise as we present more shows, create more memorable moments and offer more opportunities for people to engage in the arts.”

SEE THE FULL 2019-2020 LINEUP.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center box office is at 100 South St., Morristown. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

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