Mayo Performing Arts Center announces ’17-’18 season with Randy Newman, Chita Rivera, Cheech & Chong and more


Randy Newman performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown Sept. 15, with tickets going on sale June 16.

Shows by Randy Newman, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, Cheech & Chong and many others join previously announced appearances by artists such as Ringo Starr, ZZ Top and Brian Regan in the 2017-18 season at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.

Tickets to most shows will go on sale June 12 at 9 a.m.; visit

Here is the theater’s current schedule, starting in July. More shows are  expected to be added later. An asterisk (*) denotes a show that is already on sale. Other shows go on sale on June 12 unless otherwise noted.

11: The Righteous Brothers, featuring Bill Medley and Bucky Heard *
15: Blues Traveler *
19: The New York Bee Gees *
20: Vic DiBitetto *
25: Dave Koz and Larry Graham: Side by Side Summer 2017 *
27: 50 Summers of Love with Micky Dolenz, The Fab Four & Mark Lindsay *

1: Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams *
2: Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank! *
4: Sara Evans *
11: Ron White *
15: Donny and Marie *
16: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band *
17: Air Supply *
23: Stephen Stills and Judy Collins *
24: Chris Isaak *


15: Randy Newman (on sale June 16)
16: Anderson Cooper *
17: “Shopkins Live!” *
21: “iLuminate”
27: “The Simon & Garfunkel Story”
28: Paul Anka *
30: The Orchestra, featuring former members of ELO

1: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis *
6: Sutton Foster *
7: “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” *
12: 38 Special (on sale June 9)
20: America *
21: Brian Regan *
22: “Festival of South African Dance” featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula dance companies
25: “Evil Dead the Musical”
26: Jake Shimabukuro
28: Jim Breuer
31: ZZ Top *

2: Jackie Mason (on sale June 16)
3: Kenny G
4: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
5: “Mutts Gone Nuts!”
9: Blue Öyster Cult, Jefferson Starship
10: Fernando Varela *
14: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band * (sold out)
16: “Brain Candy Live!”
18: “Love on the Floor” starring Cheryl Burke *
19: The Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Concert
24: “Manhattan Comedy Night” with comedians to be announced
25: Celtic Thunder Symphony Tour  (on sale June 16)
27: The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour (on sale June 23)


2: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
8-10, 15-17, 22-24: New Jersey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
13: Linda Eder, “Christmas Where You Are”
29: “Manhattan Comedy Night”: Rich Vos and Friends

5: The Capitol Steps: “Orange Is the New Barack”
7: “Pinkalicious”
12: “Manhattan Comedy Night” with comedians to be announced
14: “All Hands on Deck”
19: “Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook,” featuring Suzanne O. Davis
20: “Recycled Percussion”
21: New Jersey Youth Chorus Winter Concert (on sale in November)
25: The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe
27: Tommy James and The Shondells
31: “The Hollywood Special Effects Show”

1: “Piano Battle” featuring “Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis”
3: “The Ultimate Tribute to Elvis”
5: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat”
9: “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” presented by Walnut Street Theatre
11: “Mammoth Follies,” presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets
14: Tao: Drum Heart
15: The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
16: Masters of Illusion
17: The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor
18: Gobsmacked!
23: Cesar Millan
27: “Go, Dog. Go!”


1: Lezginka: The State Dance Ensemble of Dagestan
3-4: “A Chorus Line”
7: Dublin Irish Dance, “Stepping Out”
8: Sarah Chang, “Viva Piazzolla!”
14: The Chieftains
16: Marc Cohn, The Blind Boys of Alabama
17: New Shanghai Circus
23: Eddie Palmieri
24: Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, “Two for the Road”
29: Mummenschanz

5: David Sedaris
7: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchesta
8: “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live”
11: One Night of Queen, Queen tribute
12: Boney James
14: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”
19: Cheech & Chong
21: Itzhak Perlman with Rohan DaSilva
23: “Pete the Cat”
26: Larry Carlton, John Pizzarelli
27: “Manhattan Comedy Night” with comedians to be announced 
28: “Dancin’ Broadway”
29: The Magic of Anthony Salazar


9: Moscow Festival Ballet presents “Swan Lake”
11: Arlo Guthrie
19: New Jersey Ballet: The Bard’s Ballets: “Romeo & Juliet” and “Macbeth”
20: New Jersey Ballet: “Cinderella”

8: “Manhattan Comedy Night” with comedians to be announced
23-24: “Dirty Dancing: The Musical”

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