McAninch Arts Center

Upcoming Events

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery and MAC Host
Frida Fest
Dance, Music
Sep 08, 2019

Featuring entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, Mariachi Monumental de México and headliner ARTRAGEOUS! Attendees will enjoy live music, interactive visual art, live dance, authentic Mexican food vendors and …

Chris Botti
Music
Sep 21, 2019
A mesmerizing trumpet player, Botti is also a storyteller who thrives on audience interaction (DC Metro Theater Arts)
Mexico Beyond Mariachi: SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adv.
Children’s/Family, Espanol, Musical, Puppetry
Oct 04, 2019
A joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of the holiday through music and dance.
An Evening with the BoDeans
Music
Oct 04, 2019
Best known for their chart-topping songs “Fadeaway,” “Closer to Free” and “Dreams,” the band has helped to inspire the smooth, melodic adult alternative sound.
The Kingdon Choir: Stand By Me Tour
Music
Oct 06, 2019
Seen in show-stopping performance of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
REZA: Edge of Illusion
Magic
Oct 11, 2019

Reza takes the art of illusion to a new level. His rock concert style of magic been seen by more than 30 million viewers around the world on …

An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Music
Oct 12, 2019
Hailing from the “First Family of Jazz,” this three-time Grammy musical chameleon enters into his fourth decade making waves with more prowess than ever before.
National Theatre Live Broadcast
I’m Not Running
Drama
Runs Oct 16Oct 20, 2019

“I’m Not Running” by David Hare, directed by Neil Armfield. Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. …

John Hiatt
Music
Oct 25, 2019

With more than 20 studio albums and multiple Grammy nominations, Hiatt’s musical influence ranges from rock to progressive country with hits like “Feels Like Rain” and “Have A …

The Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia!
Oct 26, 2019

Fusing wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism and dramatic flair, Italy’s next generation of world-class tenors perform a salute to Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea …

New Philharmonic with Jens Lindemann
Music
Runs Nov 02Nov 03, 2019

Lindemann, formerly with Canadian Brass, is the first classical brass soloist to be awarded the Order of Canada in recognition as being internationally outstanding in his field. The …

Ailey II
Dance
Nov 09, 2019

The venerable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which forever changed the perception of American dance more than 60 years ago, highlights the next generation of boundary-breaking dancers with …

Blue Note Records 80th Birthday Celebration
Media Sponsor: WDCB 90.9 FM
Music
Nov 10, 2019

In a spectacular celebration of the 80-year-old record label, Blue Note Records presents their unique brand of cool assembling a dynamic evening of three exciting and gifted artists. …

TheatreWorksUSA presents
Pete the Cat
Children’s/Family
Nov 15, 2019

When Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on Earth, draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete the Cat is the perfect pal to help …

The Midtown Men
Music
Nov 16, 2019

Former “Jersey Boys” stars Christian Hoff, Michael Langoria, Daniel Reichard and Robert J. Spencer, bring to life the greatest hits of the 1960s. The NY Daily News says, …

National Theatre Live Broadcast:
42nd Street
Musical
Runs Nov 21Nov 23, 2019
One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales.
Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Million Dollar Christmas
Music
Dec 01, 2019

This holiday favorite returns to the MAC for a rip-roaring holiday show featuring a full catalogue of heartwarming holiday tunes by rock ‘n roll legends Elvis Presley, Carl …

The Second City: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater
Comedy
Dec 07, 2019

Members of the Touring Company are showcased in this hilarious show featuring a festive mix of material from The Second City archives.

Salt Creek Ballet: The Nutcracker with New Philharmonic
Dance, Holiday
Runs Dec 14Dec 15, 2019

Salt Creek Ballet, under the artistic direction of Sergey Kozadayev, brings their magical full-scale production of the gorgeous holiday classic to the MAC for the first time with …

New Philharmonic New Year’s Eve Concert
Holiday, Music
Dec 31, 2019

Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen, lauded by Vocal Arts Chicago for her “secure upper register, mahogany timbre, even vibrato, and generous access to well-blended chest tones,” makes her MAC debut …

Colin Mochrie (Of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”) presents:
HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis
Comedy
Jan 12, 2020

Hypnosis and improv – two art forms that have mystified and entertained audiences for decades worldwide – come together as masters of their crafts unite. 20 volunteers from …

The Cake
Comedy/Drama
Runs Jan 30Mar 01, 2020
Steve Scott directs this hilarious and compasionate work from the writer of NBC’s hit “This is Us.”
National Theatre Live Broadcast
Kinky Boots
Musical
Runs Feb 06Feb 09, 2020
The huge-hearted Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical.
Hot Club of Cowtown
Music
Feb 07, 2020

Back by popular demand, Hot Club of Cowtown returns to the MAC to celebrate its 21st Anniversary. “This trio’s stylistic genesis ­— as well as title — stems …

Hiplet Ballerinas
Dance
Feb 08, 2020
Hiplet™ is a fusion between classical pointe technique has been seen on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Bravo’s “Project Runway.”
The Best of The Second City
Comedy
Feb 15, 2020
Featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from the company’s 58- year history performed by The Second City Touring Company.
Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano
Dance, Espanol
Feb 16, 2020

“We bring the essence, tradition and color of strength and feeling from Mexico … to the world.” Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO  has inspired audiences …

The Capitol Steps
Comedy, Musical
Feb 29, 2020
The perfect night of political parody with plenty of fresh laugh-out-loud songs and original sketches pulled from headlines of today.
In The Mood: 25th Anniversary Production
Dance, Music
Mar 01, 2020
A fully staged musical revue with period costumes and choreography, celebrating America’s greatest generation.
National Theatre Live Broadcast
Small Island
Drama
Runs Mar 03Mar 08, 2020
Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.
TheaterWorksUSA presents
Dog Man: The Musical
Children’s/Family, Music
Mar 06, 2020
A hilarious new show is based on The New York Times #1 bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of “Captain Underpants.”
Cirque Eloize Hotel
Circus, Dance
Mar 07, 2020
A touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation revealing the story of a hotel and the travelers who come passing through it
The High Kings
Media Sponsor: WDCB 90.9 FM
Music
Mar 13, 2020
“…the High Kings are the Irish folk band of the 21st century.” (Irish Echo)
Drum Tao 2020
Circus, Dance
Mar 15, 2020
Combining highly physical, large-scale Japanese drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the athletic performers create an unforgettable production.
New Philharmonic: A Salute to Frida
Music
Apr 18, 2020
In anticipation of “Frida Kahlo 2020” coming to the new Cleve Carney Museum of Art and MAC June-Aug. 2020, New Philharmonic celebrates the rhythms and sounds of Mexico with a program featuring works by Mexican-born composers.
Naperville
Comedy/Drama
Runs Apr 30May 31, 2020

It is Naperville, 2012. Anne works on a new project, T.C. is captaining the first shift as new manager and Candice and son Howard, back from Seattle, arrive …

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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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