(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has a diverse lineup of holiday events this season. From New Jersey Ballet’s 50th anniversary of Nutcracker to the George Gee Swing Orchestra, vocal powerhouse Jonathan Antoine to ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro, MPAC has events for families to get out and enjoy the season.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:30pm - Jake Shimabukuro: Christmas in Hawaii. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs fan favorites, music from his new release and holiday hits with a Hawaiian twist. Jake’s trio will be joined by singer-songwriter Thunderstorm Artis (Finalist from The Voice) and percussionist Taku Hirano. Tickets range from $19-$59.
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 2:00pm & 5:00pm - A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage. Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, and featuring the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, there’s no better way to discover the magic of the season! Tickets range from $29-$69.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7:30pm - Jonathan Antoine’s ChristmasLand Live! Where the Magic of Christmas Comes Alive. When Jonathan Antoine sings, it’s immediately apparent you are hearing one of the best voices in the world. Antoine was first introduced to the world at the age of 17 on Britain’s Got Talent with what became the world’s most viewed television audition of any performer. Antoine performs music from his new holiday release Christmasland Live and more, bringing many musical tastes together that appeal to audiences young and old. Tickets range from $29-$125.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm - A Magical Cirque Christmas. The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family. Tickets range from $39-$69.
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:00pm - A Forever Motown Holiday Celebration. All of your favorite Motown hits and holiday favorites on one stage on one night! G.C. Cameron, original lead singer of The Spinners, Glenn Leonard, former lead singer of The Temptations and former members of The Marvelettes headline this trip down Motown memory lane. Tickets range from $29-$69.
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:00pm - Sara Evans Blue Christmas Tour. With five chart-topping singles (“No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger”), multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans is one of the most played most-played female artist on country radio in the last two decades. Enjoy a country holiday concert complete with traditional Christmas music as well as her greatest hits. Tickets range from $39-$79.
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00pm - “Sleigh Bell Swing” with the George Gee Swing Orchestra. Santa’s gonna be jumpin’ and jivin’ to the swingin’ sounds of the George Gee Swing Orchestra as they spice up the season with big band versions of your favorite holiday music. Featuring the Lindy Hop Swing Dancers. Tickets range from $29-$49.
December 17-December 26, 2021 - New Jersey Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 50th anniversary! New Jersey Ballet's beloved annual tradition enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancing, eye-popping special effects and a touch of holiday magic, set to Tchaikovsky's iconic score performed live by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from $35-$75.
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.