From MPAC: 2018-2019 Season Offers The Best in the Arts!
MPAC’s 2018-2019 season promises to be one full of amazing concerts, musicals, family events, dance and even Vicki Lawrence’s Mama.
Season 24 officially kicks off on Friday, September 14 with a performance by music and TV star Vanessa Williams. Williams is best known best for her hits “Save the Best for Last” and “Colors of the Wind,” as well as from recurring roles on such TV shows as Ugly Betty, Daytime Divas and The Good Wife.
Vanessa Williams is just one of over 140 events scheduled to date for this season to date. “Our season represents the best in the performing arts,” said Allison Larena, President and CEO, MPAC. “We truly have something for everyone – great events for perfect nights out with friends and family.”
Among the artists new to MPAC this season are The Piano Guys, Celtic Woman and Linda Ronstadt, who won’t sing but rather talk about her storied career.
“Each year presents a challenge to top what we did the year before,” Larena says. “The 18-19 schedule is reflective of a mix of returning favorites, MPAC first-timers, stunning touring Broadway productions, fun family events and innovative artists. No matter what is on our stage, trust that the performance will be of quality.”
MPAC’s Theatre series is highlighted by the touring productions of The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Elf the Musical, Spamalot, Steel Magnolias and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Returning favorites include Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Paul Anka, Donny and Marie, The Temptations and The Four Tops and Lyle Lovett.
Family shows include The Very Hungry Caterpillar, American Girl Live and live version of the popular PBS Kids show Peg + Cat. And New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker returns for 14 performances with music by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
And don’t be afraid to try out more culturally innovative events, such as Enchanted India, the Havana Cuba All-Stars, Black Violin and Currents by Mayumana, a mix of Blue Man Group and Stomp.
Additional events will be added throughout the season.
Events go on sale Monday, June 11 at 10 am. Purchase five or more events at the same time and save on per ticket charges with a one-time $15 processing fee. Patrons who accumulate five or more purchases during a season (July 1-June 30) qualify for presales and exchange privileges.
7/10 Dick Fox’s Golden Boys
7/12 Andrew Dice Clay: Live in Concert
7/16 Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
7/17 The Mavericks
7/19 Brian Wilson: Pet Sounds: The Final Performances
7/20 Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour
7/22 Human Nature: Jukebox
7/31 Boy George and Culture Club
8/2 Peter Cetera
8/7 An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
8/8 Get the Led Out
8/9 The Piano Guys
8/17 American Idol: Live! 2018
8/25 Wayne Brady
9/6 Robert Cray Band
9/14 Opening Night! An Evening with Vanessa Williams
9/20 Celtic Thunder X
9/21 Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish’s Rascals
9/27 Enchanted India! DHOAD Gypsies of Rajasthan
9/28 An Evening with Pat Metheny
9/29 Bobby Collins
10/4 Anka Sings Sinatra –
His Songs, My Songs, My Way
10/9 The Greatest Love of All -The Whitney Houston Show
10/11 The Price is Right Live!
10/13 Three Dog Night
10/24 Gaelic Storm
10/25 Friends! The Musical Parody
10/26 An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth
10/27 The Temptations and The Four Tops
10/28 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
11/2-3 The Wizard of Oz
11/8 Dr. Drew Pinsky
11/9 Howie Mandel
11/11 Duty, Honor, Country – A Salute to Service:
A Hanover Wind Symphony Veterans Day Concert
11/17 Ballet Folklórico de Mexico
11/18 Elf the Musical
11/23 Manhattan Comedy Night
11/24 The Wizards of Winter
11/25 A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage
11/26 Canadian Brass Holiday Concert
11/28 Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour
12/2 Monty Python’s Spamalot
12/3 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2018
12/4 Craig Ferguson
12/6 Donny & Marie Holiday Show
12/7 98°: 98° at Christmas
12/14-27 New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
1/4 Manhattan Comedy Night
1/6 Sing Along Grease
1/11 The Capitol Steps
1/19 American Girl Live
1/25 Tusk & Eaglemania
2/1 ASERE! A Fiesta Cubana with the Havana Cuba All-Stars
2/2 Legends in Concert: Neil Diamond, Cher, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
2/3 Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix
2/8-9 Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
2/13 Love Letters – Starring Jill Eikenberry
and Michael Tucker
2/14 The Aluminum Show
2/17 Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra
2/21 The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]”
2/28 Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles
3/2 Currents by Mayumana
3/3 Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
3/7 Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
3/8 Steel Magnolias
3/10 National Dance Company of Ireland:
Rhythm of the Dance
3/16 Songs of Ireland – A Celtic Celebration
3/29 Manhattan Comedy Night
4/3 Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show
4/4 Russian National Ballet Theatre: Giselle
4/7 Peg+Cat Live
4/10 The World of Musicals
4/15 Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories
4/18 Michael Feinstein with very special guest
4/19 The Romeros
4/20 The Hit Men – Legendary Rock Supergroup
4/26-27 The Sound of Music
5/2 A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt
5/3 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players:
5/6 Charlotte’s Web
5/9 The Gong Show Off Broadway
5/11 Bernadette Peters
5/16 Black Violin
5/17 Battle of the Big Bands: The Glenn Miller Orchestra vs. The Cab Calloway Orchestra
6/7 Manhattan Comedy Night
6/13 Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian,
My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy
Additional events to be added. Shows and dates subject to change.
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