McAninch Arts Center

Upcoming Events

The Second City: “Jingle Bell Ruckus”
Comedy, Holiday
Dec 10, 2022
The Second City’s “Jingle Bell Ruckus” delivers a generous serving of seasonal satire that is a perfect alternative to those same old holiday shows. Nothing is sacred. Even Rudolph gets a wicked holiday slant in this fast-paced, interactive comedy revue filled with style wit, and plenty of that famous Second City improv. Please note: This show may contain adult language and themes.  
Voctave: The Spirit of the Season
Holiday, Music
Dec 11, 2022
VOCTAVE lights up the holiday season with their incredible a Capella harmony and a program filled with holiday favorites including “O Holy Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells of Notre Dame” and more. “Voctave brings vocal magic,” says the Orlando Sentinel and Lemon Wire says, “With only 11 voices, Voctave fills a room and makes hearts soar.” Tickets: $65 – $75. For tickets or more info, visit or call 630-942-4000.
Salt Creek Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” with New Philharmonic
Dance, Holiday
Runs Dec 17Dec 18, 2022
MAC welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet for their traditional staging of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This magical full-scale production with more than 50 dancers including guest artists features live accompaniment from New Philharmonic – a rare opportunity to see this magnificent ballet performed to live music.
New Year’s Eve – Pops & Viennese Celebration
Holiday, Music
Dec 31, 2022
New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt ring in the New Year with a celebratory program of Pops and Viennese works, champagne toast and more. The concert features guest baritone Mischa Bouvier hailed by Opera News for his “soothing, cavernous baritone that can soar to heights of lyric beauty;” and special guests, members of the pop/rock violin ensemble, The CoverGirls.
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
Located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois , the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is a state-of-the-art facility, housing three performance spaces, an art gallery and classrooms for the college’s academic programming. This unique facility has presented theater, music, dance and visual arts to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and last year welcomed more than 99,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to over 230 national touring shows, as well as college theatre music and dance performances. The Center is home to the New Philharmonic Orchestra.
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