Mayo Performing Arts Center announces 2016-17 season

Tony Bennett performs at the TD James Moody Jazz Festival at NJPAC in Newark, Nov. 12-13.

Tony Bennett performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Nov. 18.

Lots of familiar names — including Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Yes and Gordon Lightfoot — are on the 2016-17 schedule for the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, and the New Jersey Ballet and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will once again team up to present “The Nutcracker” for a good portion of December.

But there are some less traditional offerings as well, including a one-woman “Sex in the City,” featuring actress Kerry Ipema, March 18; a holiday show featuring Lisa Loeb, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and others, Dec. 2; a tribute to the great blues songwriter Willie Dixon by rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Nov. 15; a “Game of Thrones” parody, “Graeme of Thrones,” on March 29; and a talk by astronaut Scott Kelly, Jan. 12.

Tickets to most shows will go on sale June 13 at 9 p.m.

Asterisks (*) denote shows for which tickets are already on sale. Other shows go on sale June 13, unless otherwise stated. More shows will be added in the coming months.

JULY
7: The Purple Xperience, Prince tribute featuring former Prince collaborator Matt Fink (Dr. Fink) *
8: Yacht Rock Revue, with Ambrosia, Player, Robbie Dupree , Matthew Wilder *
12: Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Sold Out, featuring Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy of “Dancing With the Star” *
14: Eric Stonestreet *
15: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Weeklings *
17: Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Edgar Winter Band *
21: Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam *
28: Dion *

AUGUST
1: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band *
10: David Brighton’s Space Oddity, David Bowie tribute *
12: Happy Together Tour, with  The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Cowsills, Spencer Davis, and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders *
13: Yes: The Album Series, featuring Drama and sides 1 and 4 of Topographic Oceans *
20: Celtic Thunder *
31: Chicago *

SEPTEMBER
1: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers *
8: Johnny Mathis: 60th anniversary tour *
10: The Robert Cray Band *
11: Daniel Rodriguez, 9/11 remembrance concert
14: Gordon Lightfoot *
16: Kenny Rogers *
17: “Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!” *
23-24: Kristin Chenoweth *

OCTOBER
3: Sesame Street Live, “Elmo Makes Music” *
5: David Sedaris *
6: ABBA the Concert *
13: Joe Nichols *
15: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
18: Gavin DeGraw, Andy Grammer *
20: Three Dog Night *
21: “The Price Is Right Live” *
25: “Evil Dead the Musical”
28: Michael Feinstein: The Great American Songbook
29: Who’s Bad, Michael Jackson tribute

The Pet Shop Boys will perform at the Mayo Performing Arts Center ,Nov. 10.

The Pet Shop Boys will perform at the Mayo Performing Arts Center ,Nov. 10.

NOVEMBER
3: Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co.
5: Robert Klein, Rita Rudner
10: Pet Shop Boys *
15: Big Head Blues Club, featuring Big Head Todd and The Monsters, with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks presents “The Songs of Willie Dixon”
17: Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
18: Tony Bennett
19: The Octonauts Live! *
22: The Havana Cuba All Stars
25: “Manhattan Comedy Night.” Artists TBA.
26: Art Garfunkel
27: “Mooseltoe”
30: Sandi Patty Christmas Blessing

DECEMBER
2: The Band of Merrymakers. Holiday show featuring Sam Hollander, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees) and Lisa Loeb.
4: “Broadway Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show”
9-11, 16-18 and 22-24: New Jersey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

JANUARY
6: “Manhattan Comedy Night.” Artists TBA.
12: Capt. Scott Kelly, “The Sky Is Not the Limit: Lessons From a Year in Space.”
13: The Capitol Steps
14: “4 Girls 4” with Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Maureen McGovern and Donna McKechnie
15: “Pinkalicious The Musical”
21: Vocalosity: The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience

FEBRUARY
3: The Piano Men — A Tribute to Elton John & Billy Joel featuring Craig A. Meyer and Donnie Kehr
5: “Into the Woods”
7: Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
8: The Rainbow Fish — Sensory Friendly Performance
10: Bobby Collins
12: “Once”
23: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
25: “Annie”

The Eroica Trio performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, March 24.

The Eroica Trio performs at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, March 24.

MARCH
2: MOMIX: Opus Cactus
4: The Temptations, The Four Tops, on sale June 17
5: Drumline Live
7: Miloš Karadaglic, “From Bach to The Beatles”
12: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in The Hat”
14: The Five Irish Tenors
17: “Stomp”
18: “One Woman Sex and the City,” featuring Kerry Ipema, on sale June 24
23: Rain — A Tribute to The Beatles
24: Eroica Trio
29: “Graeme of Thrones”
30: Kim Russo
31: “42nd Street”

APRIL
1: “42nd Street”
6: Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake
7: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
9: “In the Mood”
20: Joey Alexander, on sale June 24
21: Neil Sedaka
23: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: “HMS Pinafore”
28: “Manhattan Comedy Night.” Artists TBA.
29: Rhythmic Circus: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!”
30: Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild Live.”

MAY
4: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
5:  Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love Concert
7: “The Little Prince” — Sensory Friendly Performance
12: GuGu Drummers of Shanghai
13: The Midtown Men
19: Anderson Cooper
20: New Jersey Ballet: “Giselle”
21: New Jersey Ballet: “Beauty and the Beast” and “Peter and the Wolf”

JUNE 2017
9: “Manhattan Comedy Night.” Artists TBA
14-15: “Riverdance,” 20th Anniversary World Tour

“Graeme of Thrones” is booked for March 24:

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