MCANINCH ARTS CENTER HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE AND TICKETS ON-SALE PARTY FOR 30th ANNIVERSARY SEASON SATURDAY, AUG. 6 AT 11 A.M.
Some of the exciting shows MAC’s 2016-2017 Touring Performances Series available for purchase include the following:
- The internationally acclaimed MOMIX dance company brings back “Opus Cactus” after a 10-year hiatus (Sept. 10). This mesmerizing show inspired by the landscape of the American Southwest, features dynamic, acrobatic images of cacti, slithering lizards, fire dancers and more;
- Legendary rock singer-storyteller John Hiatt in an intimate acoustic concert (Oct. 2);
- “Stephen Schwartz and Friends,” featuring the Tony Award-winning composer of popular musicals including “Godspell,” Pippin,” and “Wicked,” performing with a trio of his favorite Broadway singers including Chicago’s own Liz Calloway, (Oct. 7);
- Herb Alpert and Lani Hall in an exclusive Chicago fall engagement (Oct. 15) immediately following theSept. 30 release of Alpert’s newest record, “Human Nature;”
- A lecture by PBS’s Rick Steves on “Travel as a Political Act” (Oct. 22);
- A solo engagement by Grammy Award-winning American singer and keyboardist Bruce Hornsby (Oct. 28);
- The Havana Cuba All-Stars, showcasing some of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians (Nov. 6);
- Wynonna & the Big Noise Christmas (Dec. 2);
- “Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass” featuring the host of NPR’s “This American Life” (Feb. 25), and much more.
- The MAC’s resident symphony orchestra, New Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, exciting five-concert 40th Anniversary season, opening with “Passionate Virtuosity” – Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, featuring guest pianist Wael Farouk plus a guest conducting appearance by New Philharmonic’s founder, Harold Bauer.
- Buffalo Theatre Ensemble’s three-play 2016-2017 season, opening with Marc Camoletti’s hysterical comedy, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” directed by Kurt Naebig (Sept. 8-Oct. 9).
About the MAC
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 236-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.
The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org, facebook.com/AtTheMAC or twitter.com/AtTheMAC.
Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit foundation.cod.edu or call630.942.2462.
Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.