Performance Series

Performance Series

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

Interested in becoming a subscriber? Call the Box Office Tuesdays – Sundays, 12 – 6p at 630.942.4000. 

We invite you to join the hundreds of people who have made the MAC their favorite place for entertainment and enjoy the exclusive benefits and special offers throughout the year. 

As a subscriber, you receive ticket discounts of up to 20%!
– buy 3-4 shows and save 10%
– buy 5-7 shows and save 15%
– buy 8 or more shows and save 20%

Other perks of being a subscriber include:
– priority seating
– FREE exchanges
– advance notice of added shows
– exclusive access to buying tickets before they go on sale to the public

View our Season Brochure HERE:

42nd Street

Thursday, Nov. 21, 7p | Saturday, Nov. 23, 2p

Show Details


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

  • November 21, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • November 23, 2019
    2:00 pm

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes cinema screens in the largest-ever production of the breathtaking musical.

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

Sunday, Dec. 1, 4p

Show Details


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

  • December 1, 2019
    4:00 pm

This holiday favorite returns to the MAC as our gift to you! 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!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater

Saturday, Dec. 7, 5 & 8p

Show Details


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

  • December 7, 2019
    5:00 pm
  • December 7, 2019
    8:00 pm

While the weather outside could be frightful, the laughter inside is most delightful as comedy’s best and brightest roast the chestnuts out of all the things we lovingly loathe about the holiday season.

The Nutcracker with New Philharmonic

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 & 5p

Show Details


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

  • December 14, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 14, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    1:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    5:00 pm

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Salt Creek Ballet’s enchanting production is everything you hope for with stunning costumes and magical effects.

New Year’s Eve Concert

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

Show Details


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

  • December 31, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    9:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt conducting waltzes, polkas, arias, light classical, movie music, and Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano sensation!

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Sunday, Jan. 12, 4p

Show Details


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

  • January 12, 2020
    4:00 pm

Hypnosis and improv – two art forms that have mystified and entertained audiences for decades worldwide – come together as masters of their crafts unite.

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30p, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 26, 3p

Show Details


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

  • January 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 25, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 26, 2020
    3:00 pm

So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love.

The Cake

Thursday, Jan. 30 - Mar. 1 | Thursdays - Saturdays, 8p & Sundays, 3p

Show Details


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

  • January 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • January 31, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 1, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 2, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 6, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 7, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 8, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 13, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 14, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 15, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 20, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 21, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 22, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 23, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • February 27, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 28, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • February 29, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • March 1, 2020
    3:00 pm

Faith, family, and food impact one another in the discovery that love is the key ingredient to any recipe, in this timely play from a writer of NBC’s hit “This is Us.”

Kinky Boots

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7p | Sunday, Feb. 9, 2p

Show Details


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

  • February 6, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • February 9, 2020
    2:00 pm

With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, Charlie and Lola learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

Hot Club of Cowtown

Friday, Feb. 7, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • February 7, 2020
    7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the Hot Club of Cowtown returns to the MAC to celebrate their 21st Anniversary!

Hiplet™ Ballerinas

Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • February 8, 2020
    7:30 pm

Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with hip-hop and urban dance styles creating a dance experience unlike any you’ve seen before.

The Best of The Second City

Saturday, Feb. 15, 5 & 8p

Show Details


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

  • February 15, 2020
    5:00 pm
  • February 15, 2020
    8:00 pm

This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Alan Arkin and more–as well as their trademark improvisation.

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Sunday, Feb. 16, 5p

Show Details


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

  • February 16, 2020
    5:00 pm

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano has inspired audiences through their sharing of the culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad, through dance.

The Capitol Steps

Saturday, Feb. 29, 4 & 8p

Show Details


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

  • February 29, 2020
    4:00 pm
  • February 29, 2020
    8:00 pm

Just in time for primary season, everyone’s favorite equal opportunity offenders return to the MAC for the perfect night of political parody with plenty of fresh laugh-out-loud songs and original sketches!

Small Island

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 7p | Sunday, Mar. 8, 2p

Show Details


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

  • March 3, 2020
    7:00 pm
  • March 8, 2020
    2:00 pm

Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Dog Man: The Musical

Friday, Mar. 6, 7p

Show Details


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

  • March 6, 2020
    7:00 pm

Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new show based on The New York Times #1 bestselling series from Dave Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants and features the crime biting canine who is part dog, part man and ALL HERO!

Cirque Éloize Hotel

Saturday, Mar. 7, 7:30p

Show Details


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

  • March 7, 2020
    7:30 pm

Cirque Éloize is magic for your eyes! Be swept away by acrobatics, theater, dance and live music that has thrilled New York’s Broadway, London’s West End and over 3.5 million spectators worldwide

Lewis Black “It Gets Better Every Day”

Saturday, March 14, 8:00p

Show Details


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

  • March 14, 2020
    8:00 pm

Actor, author and critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Lewis Black returns to the MAC with his  2020 tour, “It Gets Better Every Day.”  A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, he performs more than 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Black was (more…)

Drum Tao 2020

Sunday, Mar. 15, 2 & 6p

Show Details


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

  • March 15, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • March 15, 2020
    6:00 pm

Combining highly physical, large-scale Japanese drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers create an unforgettable production.

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, Apr. 18, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 19, 3p

Show Details


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

  • April 18, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    3:00 pm

Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2020.

Naperville

Apr. 30 - May 31 | Thursdays - Saturday, 8p & Sundays, 3p

Show Details


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

  • April 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 1, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 2, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 3, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 7, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 8, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 9, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 10, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 14, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 15, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 16, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 21, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 22, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 23, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 24, 2020
    3:00 pm
  • May 28, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 29, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 30, 2020
    8:00 pm
  • May 31, 2020
    3:00 pm

What follows a series of chance encounters is a day full of eccentricity, cups of coffee and affecting conversation creating a turning point that shows how community can add to your life.