Mayo PAC announces 2024-25 season: Norm Lewis, Blind Boys of Alabama, Itzhak Perlman, more

by JAY LUSTIG
mayo 2024-25 season

Norm Lewis will perform at The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Sept. 20.

Norm Lewis, Itzhak Perlman, Jay Leno, The Blind Boys of Alabama and touring productions of shows such as “Come From Away,” “The Cher Show” and “Clue” will be among the offerings in the 2024-2025, 30th anniversary season of The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. The Sept. 20 show by Lewis — the Tony-nominated Broadway veteran whose credits include “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables” and “The Little Mermaid” — will be considered the official opening night.

Tickets to some shows are currently on sale, with others going on sale June 17 at 10 a.m. Visit MayoArts.Org.

Many other shows will be added in the months to come.

Here is the schedule. Asterisks (*) denote shows already on sale. All other shows go on sale June 17.

July 14: Night Ranger*
July 16: Justin Hayward, Christopher Cross, Mike Dawes*
July 17: Yachtley Crew*
July 31: “It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey”*

Aug. 1: The New York Bee Gees, featuring a tribute to Donna Summer*
Aug. 6: “The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show” starring Belinda Davids*
Aug. 8: Air Supply*
Aug. 9: Jim Breuer*
Aug. 14: The Ledbetters (Pearl Jam tribute), Superunknown (Chris Cornell tribute)*
Aug. 15: Tusk, Fleetwood Mac tribute*
Aug. 16: Pete Davidson*
Aug. 22: Dweezil Zappa, including 50th anniversary tributes to Frank Zappa’s Roxy & Elsewhere and Apostrophe (‘) albums*

Sept. 20: Norm Lewis (opening night)
Sept. 21: The Buena Vista Social Orchestra*
Sept. 27: Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert*

CRAIG FERGUSON

Oct. 5: Blippi: Join the Band Tour*
Oct. 9: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band*
Oct. 12: Rich Francese’s Italian-American Comedy All-Stars featuring Eric Tartaglione, Regina DeCicco and Joseph Anthony
Oct. 13: “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert”
Oct. 25: Craig Ferguson: The Fancy Rascal Tour*

Nov. 8: New Jersey Ballet, “Creative Forces” featuring Justin Peck’s “Murder Ballades” and Jerome Robbins’ “In the Night”
Nov. 13: Ben Folds, Lindsey Kraft*
Nov. 14: Josh Turner
Nov. 16: The Illusionists, “Magic of the Holidays”
Nov. 22: KC & the Sunshine Band
Nov. 27: Manhattan Comedy Night, lineup TBA
Nov. 29: “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Nov. 30: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Dec. 3: The Sensational Soul Cruisers, “Destination Soultown Holiday Show”
Dec. 7: Johnny Mathis, “Johnny Mathis Christmas”*
Dec. 13-15, 20-24 and 26: New Jersey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” with New Jersey Symphony

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA

Jan. 4: Bobby Collins, Maureen Langan
Jan. 10: “The Greatest Piano Men,” tribute to pianists including Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Liberace and Billy Joel
Jan. 11: Manhattan Comedy Night, lineup TBA
Jan. 18: EagleMania, Eagles tribute
Jan. 19: The Jazz at Lincon Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, “Cool School & Hard Bop”
Jan. 25: Mike Super, “Magic & Illusion”
Jan. 26: “Pinkalicious the Musical”
Jan. 31: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 7-8: “The Cher Show”
Feb. 13: Vitamin String Quartet, “The Music of Taylor Swift, Bridgerton, and Beyond”
Feb. 14: Jay Leno
Feb. 16: “Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular!”
Feb. 22: “Gazillion Bubble Show”
Feb. 27: Bilal

MANDY PATINKIN

March 7: KODO
March 9: “A Year with Frog and Toad”
March 14: Mandy Patinkin, “Being Alive” with Adam Ben-David on piano
March 15: New Jersey Ballet, “Masterpieces in Motion” featuring George Balanchine’s “Concerto Barocco” and “Tarantella,” and Peter Martins’ “Hallelujah Junction”
March 21: The National Dance Company of Ireland, “Rhythm of the Dance”
March 23: New Jersey Ballet, “Once Upon a Time” featuring excerpts from “Swan Lake,” “Romeo & Juliet” and “Sleeping Beauty”
March 25: “Rhythm India: Bollywood and Beyond”
March 27: Terry Fator
March 28-30: “Come From Away”

April 5-6: “Stomp”
April 9: Dr. Temple Grandin, “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s”
April 13: Tony DeSare, “Sinatra & Beyond”
April 25-27: “Clue”

May 2: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, “Asking for Trouble”
May 3: Itzhak Perlman, with pianist Rohan De Silva
May 4: “Pete the Cat”
May 9: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, “HMS Pinafore”
May 13: “Cat Kid Comic Club: The Musical”
May 17-18: New Jersey Ballet, “Timeless Masterpieces featuring “Swan Lake, Act II” and more
May 26: Isaac Mizrahi

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