Performance Series

Performance Series

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

Subscriptions are available in person and by phone.
Call 630.942.4000 or stop by the MAC Box Office!
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.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7p & Sunday, Dec. 16, 2p

Show Details


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

  • December 12, 2018
    7:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    2:00 pm

15-year-old Christopher struggles to find truth as he investigates the mysterious death of his neighbor’s dog in a world that doesn’t always understand the way his mind works.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 & 5p

Show Details


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

  • December 15, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • December 15, 2018
    7:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    1:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    5:00 pm

The gorgeous holiday classic returns for four magical performances featuring a growing Christmas tree, a battle between mice and soldiers, a journey through the land of whirling snowflakes, a joyous visit to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy and accompaniment by New Philharmonic orchestra.

A Million Dollar Christmas

Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • December 21, 2018
    7:30 pm

The music of the four greatest rock ‘n’ rollers on the planet is our Christmas gift! Join the smash hit cast of Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash for a rip-roaring holiday show that’ll have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

New Year’s Eve Spectacular

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

Show Details


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

  • December 31, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2018
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2018
    9:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with Maestro Kirk Muspratt and New Philharmonic audience favorites, Alisa Jordheim and Corey Crider.

Swan Lake

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2 & 6p

Show Details


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

  • January 13, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • January 13, 2019
    6:00 pm

Prince Siegfried sees a magnificent swan. As he takes aim the swan turns into a beautiful woman, Princess Odette.

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II

Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30p | Sunday, Jan. 27, 3p

Show Details


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

  • January 26, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • January 27, 2019
    3:00 pm

An effervescent and sparkling confection, J. Strauss II’s beloved operetta waltzes into your heart with familiar melodies, witty repartee and delightful charm.

Charlotte’s Web

Friday, Feb. 1, 7p

Show Details


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

  • February 1, 2019
    7:00 pm

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as a pork chops!

Bollywood Boulevard

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30p | Sunday, Feb. 10, 2p

Show Details


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

  • February 9, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • February 10, 2019
    2:00 pm

Over 100 years of Indian artistry of Hindi cinema come alive during this exuberant stage show with vibrancy, emotion and the heart-pounding beat of Hindi cinema.

The Madness of George III

Thursday, Feb. 14, 7p & Sunday, Feb. 17, 1p

Show Details


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

  • February 14, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • February 17, 2019
    1:00 pm

It is 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Saturday, Feb. 16, 6 & 9p

Show Details


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

  • February 16, 2019
    6:00 pm
  • February 16, 2019
    9:00 pm

In the world-famous comedy company’s latest laughter-inducing undertaking, It’s Not You, It’s Me, The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships.

Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope

Sunday, Mar. 3, 3p

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

  • March 3, 2019
    3:00 pm

Through music, song and dance, audiences will be taken on a journey through the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity and above all, family.

The Capitol Steps

Saturday, Mar. 9, 4 & 8p

Show Details


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

  • March 9, 2019
    4:00 pm
  • March 9, 2019
    8:00 pm

Founded by former U.S. Senate staffers, primed to satirize the political world in which they were employed, Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to play up the comedic political footing in the U.S.

The High Kings

Saturday, Mar. 16, 8p

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

  • March 16, 2019
    8:00 pm

Named Ireland’s “Folk Band of the Year,” The High Kings have sold out hundreds of shows in both Ireland and the U.S., made numerous TV appearances, recorded three studio albums and one live album and achieved platinum status with their first two albums.

The Texas Tenors

Sunday, Mar. 17, 4p

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

  • March 17, 2019
    4:00 pm

Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have performed an array of country, gospel, Broadway and classic styles garnering them an enthusiastic fan base and three Emmy Awards for the PBS special, “You Should Dream.”

Take 6

Friday, Mar. 22, 7:30p

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

  • March 22, 2019
    7:30 pm

Against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, Take 6 coalesces innovative arrangements and funky grooves into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop.

Pilobolus Shadowland: The New Adventure

Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:30p

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

  • March 23, 2019
    7:30 pm

Using exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quixotic quest to save an imaginary bird, the dancers employ animation, video and shadow-theater.

Lewis Black: The Joke’s On US!

Saturday, Mar. 30, 8p

Show Details


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

  • March 30, 2019
    8:00 pm

Black comes back to the MAC for hilarious and pointed insight on everything from the political divide to a revelation inspired by a trip to McDonald’s.

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Friday, Apr. 5, 7p

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

  • April 5, 2019
    7:00 pm

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic inter-planetary field trip.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, Apr. 7, 3p

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

  • April 7, 2019
    3:00 pm

Often imitated but never duplicated, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest dance bands of all time.

Pianist Winston Choi

Saturday, Apr. 13, 7:30p | Sunday, Apr. 14, 3p

Show Details


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

  • April 13, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • April 14, 2019
    3:00 pm

Saint-Saens energetic, yet delicate, musical personality is showcased in the hands of one of today’s most dynamic concert artists, Winston Choi.

Me…Jane – The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Thursday, Apr. 25, 7p

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

  • April 25, 2019
    7:00 pm

Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them.

The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell

Sunday, Apr. 28, 3p

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

  • April 28, 2019
    3:00 pm

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater

Miracle on South Division Street

May 2 - Jun. 2 | Thursdays - Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

Show Details


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

  • May 2, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 4, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 5, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • May 9, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 11, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 12, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • May 16, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 18, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 19, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • May 23, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 25, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 26, 2019
    3:00 pm
  • May 30, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • May 31, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • June 1, 2019
    8:00 pm
  • June 2, 2019
    3:00 pm

A deathbed confession reveals a secret that brings a longstanding family legend into question along with great fun.

Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Memphis Soulphony

Friday, May 3, 7:30p

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

  • May 3, 2019
    7:30 pm

American jazz singer, three-time Grammy Winner and Tony Award winner for The Wiz Dee Dee Bridgewater celebrates the musical legacy of her hometown with her newest project, Memphis, in what promises to be a show-stopping appearance.

Standing at the Water’s Edge

Sunday, May 5, 2p

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

  • May 5, 2019
    2:00 pm

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused.

Ballet Hispánico

Saturday, May 11, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • May 11, 2019
    7:30 pm

Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance.