Performance Series

Performance Series

Discover the magic of our season and dozens of new ways to be entertained

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Tues – Sun: 12p-6p | Mon: Closed

The Performance Series represents the incredible entertainment that the MAC is known for. Shows span a range of genres and performance styles – music, dance, comedy, family events – there’s always something new. You’ll find jazz, orchestras indie bands, solo artists, acoustic shows, stand-up comics, improv groups, variety shows and so much more.

2017-2018 Performance Series Brochure

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The Best of Broadway Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Saturday, Oct. 21, 3 & 7:30p | Sunday, Oct. 22, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 21, 2017
    3:00 pm
  • October 21, 2017
    7:30 pm
  • October 22, 2017
    3:00 pm

A not-to-be-missed concert of iconic songs from the well-loved musicals of both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The New Lionel Hampton Big Band with Jason Marsalis

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7P

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 4, 2017
    7:00 pm

The New Lionel Hampton Big Band features Jason Marsalis and world-class musicians who played with Hamp himself!

Lidia Bastianich

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 9, 2017
    7:00 pm

Lidia Bastianich is one of the best-loved chefs on television, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business.

Lonestar

Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 10, 2017
    7:30 pm

For more than 20 years they’ve logged countless miles touring throughout the world, releasing several Platinum-selling albums.

Amadeus

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2p & Thursday, Nov. 16, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 12, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • November 16, 2017
    7:00 pm

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, who is seized by obsessive jealousy and begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 17, 2017
    7:30 pm

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

Savion Glover: All Funkd’ Up!

Sunday, Nov. 26, 4p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • November 26, 2017
    4:00 pm

Glover dances to an eclectic soundtrack, that includes new age to John Coltrane, in a tribute to his personal experiences with dance greats and the forefathers of tap.

Pete the Cat

Friday, Dec. 1, 7p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 1, 2017
    7:00 pm

Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

The Second City: NUT-CRACKING Holiday Revue

Saturday, Dec. 9, 6p & 9p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 9, 2017
    6:00 pm
  • December 9, 2017
    9:00 pm

The Second City returns with a sprig of holiday mischief to this night of spirited fun.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

Thursday, Dec. 14, 7p & Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 14, 2017
    7:00 pm
  • December 19, 2017
    7:00 pm

The play concerns the misadventures and musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

“The Nutcracker”

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2P & 7p Sunday, Dec. 17, 1p & 5p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 16, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • December 16, 2017
    7:00 pm
  • December 17, 2017
    1:00 pm
  • December 17, 2017
    5:00 pm

The gorgeous holiday classic returns for three magical performances featuring accompaniment from New Philharmonic orchestra!

Viennese Classics, Movie Favorites & More!

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2, 5:30 & 9p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 31, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2017
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2017
    9:00 pm

A toast to Viennese classics and movie favorites!

Obsession

Thursday, Jan. 4, 7p & Sunday, Jan. 7, 2p & Thursday, Jan. 11, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 4, 2018
    7:00 pm
  • January 7, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • January 11, 2018
    7:00 pm

Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, a chilling tale of passion and destruction.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 & 6p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 14, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • January 14, 2018
    6:00 pm

More than 50 of the company’s highly skilled dancers will grace the stage in Prokofiev’s lavish, highly entertaining full-length ballet, Cinderella, one of the most beloved stories of all time.

Chris Botti

Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 20, 2018
    7:30 pm

Chris Botti is one of the important figures of the contemporary music world, performing worldwide with an innovative repertoire that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

Guiseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata”

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30p | Sunday, Jan. 28, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 27, 2018
    7:30 pm
  • January 28, 2018
    3:00 pm

Lavish parties, adoring suitors and exquisite jewelry mean nothing after a beautiful socialite meets the true love of her life.

“Time Stands Still” by Donald Margulies

Feb. 1-Mar. 4 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 1, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 3, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 4, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • February 8, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 10, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 11, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • February 15, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 17, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 18, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • February 22, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 24, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • February 25, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • March 1, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • March 2, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • March 3, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • March 4, 2018
    3:00 pm

Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, are war correspondents and a real-life couple who re-discover themselves upon returning home from Iraq.

Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories

Friday, Feb. 2, 7p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 2, 2018
    7:00 pm

“Dragons Love Tacos and other stories” is Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue of five great books.

Peter Pan

Sunday, Feb. 4, 2p & Thursday, Feb. 8, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 4, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • February 8, 2018
    7:00 pm

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it and in return, she is invited to Neverland, where a riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

Exploring the Red Planet

Friday, Feb. 9, 2 & 7:30P

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 9, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • February 9, 2018
    7:30 pm

Perhaps no one on earth knows more about our planet’s nearest neighbor than Kobie Boykins.

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 10, 2018
    7:30 pm

Mister Mojo’s music reflects the Louisiana and Cajun Zydeco tradition, as well as New Orleans two-steps, rock & roll and blues rhythms.

Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 11, 2018
    2:00 pm

The world champion Irish step dancers bring an epic tale of Celtic culture to life in Stepping Out, complete with a sensational, eight-member Irish band and vocalist.

The Best of The Second City

Saturday, Feb. 17, 6p & 9p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 17, 2018
    6:00 pm
  • February 17, 2018
    9:00 pm

From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more, comes the next generation of comedy performing hilarious sketch comedy.

¡Cubanismo!

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • February 18, 2018
    3:00 pm

Founded by legendary trumpeter Jesús Alemañy, the all-star orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cuban music in dance styles from around the world.

Mummenschanz: You & Me

Saturday, Mar. 3, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 3, 2018
    7:30 pm

Swiss mask theater company celebrates over four decades of motion magic in their new show you & me.

Yerma

Sunday, Mar. 4, 2p & Thursday, Mar. 8, 7p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 4, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • March 8, 2018
    7:00 pm

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

In The Mood

Saturday, March 10, 7:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 10, 2018
    7:30 pm

Complete with period costumes and choreography, this one-night-only tribute brings the Big Band era back with a bang!

Grand Canyon Adventure Show

Friday, April 6, 2P & 7:30P

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 6, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • April 6, 2018
    7:30 pm

Photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko share photos and their story on a perilous adventure to hike through the Grand Canyon.

Beethoven: Five Concertos – One Pianist

Saturday, April 7, 7p | Sunday, April 8, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 7, 2018
    7:00 pm
  • April 8, 2018
    3:00 pm

For the second time ever in America, Beethoven’s five piano concertos will be performed together in a spectacular event.

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal: “Black List River”

Saturday, Apr. 14, 7:30p

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DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 14, 2018
    7:30 pm

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music.

“Curious George”

Saturday, Apr. 21, 11a & 1p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 21, 2018
    11:00 am
  • April 21, 2018
    1:00 pm

All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year and George has been waiting anxiously to help his friend Chef Pisghetti cook something delicious.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Wednesday, April 25, 2P & 7:30P

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 25, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • April 25, 2018
    7:30 pm

Join veteran National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb on a whirlwind retrospective of a distinguished career that has spanned four decades.

Kathleen Madigan

Friday, Apr. 27, 7:30P

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 27, 2018
    7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, Kathleen Madigan returns to the MAC with an all new show!

“Outside Mullingar” by John Patrick Shanley

May 3-June 3 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May 3, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 4, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 5, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 6, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • May 10, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 11, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 12, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 13, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • May 17, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 18, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 19, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 20, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • May 24, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 25, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 26, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • May 27, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • May 31, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • June 1, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • June 2, 2018
    8:00 pm
  • June 3, 2018
    3:00 pm

Two middle-aged introverts in rural Ireland are at risk to lose it all. Will this eccentric duo beat the odds and find solid ground?

Capitol Steps

Saturday, May 12, 4p & 8p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May 12, 2018
    4:00 pm
  • May 12, 2018
    8:00 pm

Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to play up the comedic political footing in the U.S.