Thursday, May 23, 2013
Friday is opening night for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
More than 70 local youth performers will be performing in MPAC's first original production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber's uplifting musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. From ages 7-19, the youths have been rehearsing for weeks at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, preparing for opening night this Friday. Here are the performance times: Check out the videos to see interviews with Parsippany Hills High School ninth grader Justin Chinoff, who plays one of the Brothers; Alexander Hamilton third grader Sarah Crossford, who is in the children’s chorus; and LaGuardia High School ninth grader Montana Byrne, who is one of the narrators. Click here to see the cast list “Auditions were in February and we started …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
An Evening with Colin and Brad: The Two Man Group Tour—Thursday, April 4 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
The following was submitted by Ellen Wilkowe on behalf of the Morristown Performing Arts Center. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. This is a show that is completely unrehearsed, unscripted and requires complete audience interaction to help make it happen. Are you up for the challenge of an “Evening with Colin and Brad: The Two Man Group Tour.” Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, that is. Those are the guys from the former ABC improve show, “Whose Line is it Anyway,” and they’re bringing their uncut antics to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Thursday. Tickets are $49-$79 and are available at www.mayoarts.org or at 973-539-8008. Show time is 8 p.m. “We’re going to hand the keys to the car to…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Legendary comedian will talk about his career and work as chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and show rarely-seen home movies of him with Dean Martin.
Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis will talk about his career at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 5. The event will feature classic film clips, home movies of Lewis with fellow entertainer Dean Martin, and a question and answer session. A world-famous comedian and actor, Lewis has received critical acclaim for his comedic ability and timing. Lewis has also been nominated for a Noble Peace Prize and was awarded the U.S. Department of Defense’s distinguished public service award, the department’s highest civilian award. Lewis is national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has spent more than half his life working to cure muscular dystrophy and other related diseases. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The classic cartoon comes to the stage of the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
Scooby Doo, Shaggy, and the rest of the murder mysteries gang will take to the stage in an all-new family musical at the Mayo Performing Arts Center this month. “Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries” will be playing at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on March 29. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and the gang has to try and crack the case. The performance features big musical numbers and new characters. Performances will be staged at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 29. Tickets cost between $29 and $39. To purchase tickets call the box office at 973-539-8008 or visit the center’s website.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Juniors took the first prize and a sophomore took the second prize.
Students from Morristown High School swept first and second place honors at the sixth annual Morristown's Got Talent competition Wednesday, according to NJ.com. Juniors Katherine Merwin and Julia Cipriani won the first place prize at $1,000 for their rendition of "Love's Philosophy" with Merwin providing vocals and Cipriani on the keyboard. Sophomore Jonathan Aloba won the $500 second place prize with a dance routine. Siblings Sofia, Arthur and Isabella Wawrzyniak sang Imelda May's "Proud and Humble" and won the $250 third place prize. The annual fundraisder for the Morris Educational Foundation usually features 16 acts by people who live, work or go to school in Morristown, Morris Plains or Morris Township. This year one of those acts was…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Patrons can hear the song styles of George and Ira Gershwin, a cappella music and enjoy a laugh with comedy show.
The Mayo Performing Arts Center will host a variety of events next month. Multi-platinum selling musician Michael Feinstein will perform classics from George and Ira Gershwin at the center on March 21. Feinstein met Ira Gershwin in 1977 and became his assistant for six years. He gained access to several of Gershwin’s unpublished songs, many of which he has recorded. Feinstein, a five-time Grammy nominee, has been called “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” Feinstein’s concert will begin at 8 p.m.; tickets cost between $69 and $99. VocaPeople, an a cappella singing group, will perform at the arts center on March 22. The group performs favorites from a variety of musicians and musical styles, including: Madonna, Queen, and …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
'Who's Next' will be performed by Phil Naro as part of the Classic Albums Live series.
Wednesday, February 20
The following was submitted by Ellen Wilkowe on behalf of the Morristown Mayo Performing Arts Center. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. This album landed on Rolling Stone Magazine’s coveted 500 Greatest Albums of All Times list, and in the esteemed top 30 to boot. Come Feb. 28, The Who’s, “Who’s Next” album will come to life on stage at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. It’s all part of Classic Albums Live, a 10-year-old music series which promises “note, for note and cut for cut,” the recreation of top rock albums, minus the impersonations and cheese factor. The brainchild of Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live employs top-notch seasoned musicians, many who were raised on the very music …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Students from Parsippany, Morristown, Chester and East Hanover are named Music Students of the Month for February.
Wednesday, February 6
Some area music students won monthly honors at the Mayo Performing Arts Center last Saturday, including one from Morristown. Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Mayo Center’s education department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The theatre honors students each month during its season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor. The winners will be invited to perform at a year-end recital in June. Among those honored as the Mayo's Music Students of the Month for February are (bios come from respective schools): Charlotte Rodgers Senior, Morristown High School, Morristown, Cello Nominated by Norma Davis Charlotte is a senior at Morristown High School has …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Auditions for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' begin Feb. 7 for thespians aged seven-through-21.
To all our thespians between seven and 21 with dreams of performing in front of a lot of people ... how does 1,400 thrill you? The Mayo Performing Arts Center is holding open auditions in February for its first-ever in-house production, a four-show run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditions begin Feb. 7. The show will run from May 31 through June 2. One of Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice's best-recognized productions, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. It was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly, in 1968. Cathy Roy, education director for MPAC's Mayo Performing Arts School, said the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Annual Morris Educational Foundation fundraiser set for Feb. 27, 2013 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
The envelope, please. Nearly 100 performers turned out this month to vie for a spot in the sixth-annual Morristown's Got Talent—the annual fundraiser for the Morris Educational Foundation. But, only a select few would be able to move on to the big show on Feb. 27 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. On Friday, 16 finalists were named to compete for the top prize of $1,000, as well as for the admiration and praise of the regularly-sold out event. A press event for the 16 performers is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Morristown High School.