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MPAC's 23rd Annual Starlight Ball to take place November 12


(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center’s annual Starlight Ball fundraising gala returns to The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park on Friday, November 12 at 6:00pm. The theme of MPAC’s 23rd annual gala is “Come Together.” Proceeds from the event will support MPAC’s operating needs now and going forward as it continues to serve the community with outstanding arts events and education programs throughout the year. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased at MayoArts.Org.

“It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since we all gathered together to support and honor the Mayo Performing Arts Center at our renowned Starlight Ball,” said Marilyn McLaughlin, Starlight Ball co-chair and MPAC Trustee. “Don’t miss out on the excitement of an evening where we can finally ‘Come Together!’”

The event will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing to the music of the Tom Costello Orchestra, a silent auction and entertainment featuring MPAC’s Performing Arts Company. “We are looking forward to celebrating with you in person as we raise critical funds for the theatre that is the heart of Morristown!” McLaughlin said.

Event co-chairs are Marilyn McLaughlin of Morristown, Charlie Meizoso of Randolph and Lisa Wallburg of Whippany.

MPAC is dedicated to making the Starlight Ball a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests.  The event will be set up to allow for social distancing throughout the venue, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for guests.

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MPAC is grateful to the following major sponsors to date: (Sapphire) Kennedys, Vicki and Tom Malone, Mary Jane Robertson and Jock Clark;  (Gold) Atlantic Health System, Crum & Forster, Hampshire Company, The Hyland Family, Jacobs Levy Equity Management, Karen and Jeff Kirby, Lord Abbett, Paula and Bill Marino,  RBC, Wendy and Gregory Supron, Towne Toyota; and numerous generous Star sponsors. For more information about the event and to view a full list of Sponsors, click here.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or purchase tickets by phone, please contact Lana Missaggia at lmissaggia@mayoarts.org.

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is located at 100 South Street in Morristown, New Jersey. MPAC,, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2021-2022 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.

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originally published: 10/27/2021

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