Mayo Performing Arts Center announces 2023-24 season

by JAY LUSTIG
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Most of the shows in the Mayo Performing Arts Center’s 2023-24 season will go on sale June 20.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown has announced its 2023-24 season, including shows by John Cleese, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Il Divo, Celtic Woman, Pilobolus, The Bacon Brothers and many others.

Tickets to most shows will go on sale June 20 at 10 a.m., with approximately 30 shows expected to be announced at later dates. Visit mayoarts.org.

The official season-opening show, on Sept. 29 — coincidentally, the 29th anniversary of the reopening of the theater — will be “Hitting New Heights,” featuring Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz. Both have performed on Broadway in both “In the Heights” and “Hamilton.”

Here are all the shows on the theater’s current schedule. Tickets to events with asterisks (*) are already on sale. Other shows go on sale June 20, unless otherwise noted.

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

June 16: Manhattan Comedy Night with Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Jim Colliton, Rich Aronovitch, Alex McCale and Greg Stone*
June 17: Almost Queen, Queen tribute*
June 21: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers*
June 24: Three Dog Night*
June 29: Rufus Wainwright*

July 11-12: The Doobie Brothers*
July 18: Andy Grammer*
July 20: Donny Osmond*
July 25: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Chris Trapper*
July 27: Hermanʼs Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots*
July 28: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall*

Aug. 3: Laurel Canyon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute*
Aug. 6: The Wallflowers*
Aug. 9: Don Felder*
Aug. 16: Floyd Nation, Pink Floyd tribute*
Aug. 17: Manhattan Comedy Night. Lineup TBA*

Sept. 16: “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza”*
Sept. 17: 98º*
Sept. 21: Judy Collins, Madeleine Peyroux*
Sept. 24: “Story Pirates: The Amazing Adventure Tour” (on sale June 23)
Sept. 29: Opening Night: “Hitting New Heights” with Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz

JOHN CLEESE

Oct. 3: Gipsy Kings with Nicolas Reyes*
Oct. 8: The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA
Oct. 14: “Coco” Live-to-Film Concert featuring Orquesta Folclorica Nacional de Mexico
Oct. 18: Jim Messina, Pablo Cruise
Oct. 19: The Bacon Brothers
Oct. 21: “American Girl LIVE! In Concert” (on sale June 16)
Oct 22: “An Evening with the Late John Cleese”
Oct. 25: New Jersey Symphony: “Jurassic Park” in concert*
Oct. 28: Celebrating Meat Loaf, Meat Loaf tribute featuring Caleb Johnson and The Neverland Express
Oct. 29: “Daniel Tigerʼs Neighborhood: King for a Day”

Nov. 4: The Chapin Family, “Harry Chapin at 80” tribute
Nov. 10: Celtic Thunder, “Odyssey”*
Nov. 12: New Jersey Symphony, Ruth Reinhardt Conducts Bartok and Mendelssohn*
Nov. 17:
New Jersey Ballet, “A Night on the Town”
Nov. 18: “Legends of Country Rock” featuring Firefall, Pure Prairie League and Richie Furay
Nov. 24: Manhattan Comedy Night. Lineup TBA.
Nov. 26: “A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage”
Nov. 30: Derek Hough, “Symphony of Dance”*

Dec. 2: “A Magical Cirque Christmas”
Dec. 5: Scott Bradleeʼs Postmodern Jukebox*
Dec. 6: Il Divo (on sale date TBA)
Dec. 7: The Temptations, The Four Tops
Dec. 9: The Irish Tenors, “A Family Christmas”
Dec. 15-17, 21-24 and 26-27: New Jersey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” with New Jersey Symphony

Jan. 5: Manhattan Comedy Night. Lineup TBA.
Jan. 6: Reza, “Edge of Illusion”
Jan. 7: “The Wizard of Oz”
Jan. 12: Face 2 Face, Elton John/Billy Joel tribute
Jan. 18: DRUMline Live
Jan. 21: New Jersey Symphony, “The American Dream”*
Jan. 26-27: “Hairspray”

Feb. 2: Forever Motown
Feb. 3: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
Feb. 22: Dena Blizzard, “I Love You, Get Away From Me”
Feb. 23: The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Feb. 25: The Gazillion Bubble Show

RAHAV

PATTI LuPONE

March 1: The Man in Black, Johnny Cash tribute featuring Shawn Barker
March 2: The Four Phantoms in Concert featuring Brent Barrett, Ciarán Sheehan, Franc D’Ambrosio and John Cudia
March 7: Spyro Gyra, Jeff Lorber Fusion
March 8: Patti LuPone, “A Life in Notes”
March 9-10: New Jersey Ballet, “Leap Into Spring”
March 15: Celtic Woman
March 16: Vic DiBitetto
March 17: New Jersey Symphony, “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony”*
March 23: The Peking Acrobats
March 24: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
March 29: Manhattan Comedy Night. Lineup TBA.
March 30: “Southern Rockfest” with A Brother’s Revival (featuring former Allman Brothers Band bassist David “Rook” Goldflies) and Classic Skynyrd Live (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute)

April 4: New Jersey Symphony, “Star Wars: Last of the Jedi” in Concert*
April 6: Pilobolus, “Re:CREATION”
April 10: One Night of Queen, Queen tribute
April 11: iLuminate
April 19: The Fab Four, The Beatles tribute
April 27: Dinosaur World Live!

May 2: TAIKOPROJECT
May 5: New Jersey Symphony, featuring Jennifer Koh and Jun Markl*
May 10: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, “The Pirates of Penzance”
May 17: Bernadette Peters
May 18-19: New Jersey Ballet, “The Sleeping Beauty”

June 21: Invincible, Michael Jackson tribute

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