Mayo PAC in Morristown announces 2015-16 season

Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Newark, Sept. 11.

Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Sept. 11.

A Sept. 11 concert by Broadway and film star and recent Tony co-host Kristin Chenoweth will be the official kick-off for the 2015-16 season at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. It’s one of more than 150 events to take place from July through next June, and though tickets to some shows are on sale already, most will become available at June 15 at 9 a.m. via, and at 10 a.m. by phone charge at (973) 539-8008.

Attractions will include Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, Wendy Williams, Savion Glover, Itzhak Perlman, Chick Corea with Béla Fleck, Yanni, Los Lobos, Kathy Griffin and 14 performances of “The Nutcracker” by New Jersey Ballet and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Approximately 20 to 30 more events are expected to be added to the season later.

Those who buy tickets for five or more events staged from July 1 to June 30, 2016, qualify for benefits such as the opportunity to buy tickets prior to public onsales, and to exchange tickets up to 48 hours before events.

Here is the schedule. Asterisks (*) denote shows already on sale, two asterisks (**) a show that has gone on sale and is sold out.

July 9: Dion *
July 12: Gin Blossoms, Fastball, The Rembrandts *
July 15: “Rock the Yacht” with Little River Band, Ambrosia, Steven Bishop *
July 16: Howie Mandel *
July 17-18: Big Apple Circus *
July 21: Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph & the Family Band *
July 22: “American Idol Live! 2015.” With Nick Fradiani, Jax, Clark Beckham, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen *
July 23: Blues Traveler, Matt Jaffe *
July 29: Boz Scaggs *

Aug. 2: “Weird Al” Yankovic *
Aug. 4: “Happy Together Tour 2015.” With Flo and Eddie of The Turtles, The Association, The Cowsills, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay (formerly of Paul Revere and the Raiders) *
Aug. 6: Chris Botti *
Aug. 10: Rob Thomas *
Aug. 13: “Classic Albums Live”: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours *
Aug. 19: “Human Nature: The Motown Show” *
Aug. 27: The Monkees (Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork) *
Aug. 28: Gladys Knight, The O’Jays *
Aug. 30: Justin Hayward (of The Moody Blues), Mike Dawes *

Sept. 11: Kristin Chenoweth
Sept. 12: Wendy Williams
Sept. 17: Martina McBride *
Sept. 22: “Sesame Street Live”
Sept. 24: Jackson Browne **
Sept. 25: Chick Corea and Bela Fleck *
Sept. 29-30: Brad Zimmerman: “My Rise to the Middle” *



Oct. 1: Melissa Etheridge
Oct. 6: Engelbert Humperdinck *
Oct. 10: Art Garfunkel
Oct. 11: “Clifford the Big Red Dog — Live!”
Oct. 16: Chubby Checker, The Spinners
Oct. 17: Charles Esten and Clare Bowen of “Nashville”
Oct. 18: “Last Comic Standing Live”
Oct. 22: Norm Macdonald, Kevin Nealon
Oct. 23: National Dance Company of Siberia
Oct. 24: Bob Newhart
Oct. 28: “Evil Dead The Musical”
Oct. 29: Newsboys
Oct. 30: “Bewitched Broadway.” Four former stars of “Wicked” (Kate Reinders, Mandy Gonzalez, Jenna Leigh Green, Kristoffer Cussick) perform songs from that musical and others.

Nov. 1: “Curious George”
Nov. 3: Mavis Staples, Joan Osborne
Nov. 6: Amy Grant
Nov. 12: Paco Peña: Flamencura
Nov. 13: Linda Eder
Nov. 18: Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers
Nov. 19-20: “The Producers”
Nov. 22: Chris Thile
Nov. 27: “Manhattan Comedy Night” *
Nov. 28: Savion Glover’s “Dance Holiday SPeCTacULaR”
Nov. 29: “Mooseltoe”

Dec. 5: Mannheim Steamroller
Dec. 11-13, 18-20, 23-24 and 26: New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 14: Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze

Jan. 2: “Manhattan Comedy Night”
Jan. 3: “Sing-A-Long Grease”
Jan. 7: The Band of the Royal Marines
Jan. 8: The Capitol Steps: “Mock the Vote”
Jan. 9: Paul Williams
Jan. 14: Deepak Chopra: “The Future of Wellbeing”
Jan. 16: “Sinatra Centennial Celebration” with Steve Lippia
Jan. 22: Mummenschanz
Jan. 23: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
Jan. 28: “Ragtime the Musical”
Jan. 31: Fan Yang presents “The Mega Bubble Show

Feb. 2: “Flight School”



Feb. 4: Sergio Mendes
Feb. 5: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: “The Mikado”
Feb. 6: Tao: Seventeen Samurai. Japanese drumming and dance.
Feb. 12: “Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne,” starring Mary Wilson
Feb. 18: Polish Baltic Philharmonic of Gdansk
Feb. 19: The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws
Feb. 20: “Drew Thomas Magic” presents “Materialize”
Feb. 21: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”
Feb. 26: “Tap Factory”
Feb. 27: “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” a tribute to Nat King Cole with Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli

March 4: Patty Griffin in Concert with Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell
March 5: “Fiesta Mexico-Americana” with Los Lobos and dancers from Ballet Folklórico Mexicano.
March 6: “Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy”
March 10: The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra
March 11: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam
March 17: Celtic Nights: “Spirit of Freedom”
March 19: Pilobolus
March 24: The Hitmen
March 25: “Manhattan Comedy Night”
March 31: James Van Praagh

April 1: Yanni
April 2: “Future Stars of the Metropolitan Opera”
April 3: “Rumpelstiltskin”
April 7: Sons of Serendip
April 8: The Manhattan Transfer, Take 6
April 9: The Peking Acrobats
April 11: “Seussical”
April 13: “Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles”
April 14: Moscow Festival Ballet: “Carmen Suite”/”Romeo & Juliet”
April 15-16: “Mamma Mia!”
April 23: Kathy Griffin
April 24: “Peter Rabbit Tales”
April 28: Jackie Evancho
April 29: “Jukebox Junction” with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Diamonds



May 6: Gaelic Storm
May 7: Itzhak Perlman with Rohan DaSilva
May 13: “Whose Live Anyway?” Improvised comedy and song with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray.
May 21: New Jersey Ballet: “Don Quixote”
May 22: Ballet’s Cinderella

June 9: Gregory Porter
June 10: Manhattan Comedy Night


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