McAninch Arts Center

Upcoming Events

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Runs Nov 16Dec 17, 2023
It’s two years after the end of the novel. The Bennet family is spending Christmas at Pemberley. Mary Bennet is the bookish, unmarried middle sister. An unexpected guest joins the festivities. This romantic comedy, rooted in the complications and joys of being part of a spirited family, will delight Austen enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Contains adult themes and language.
The Midtown Men
Cabaret, Music
Dec 02, 2023
Stars from the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” reunite to ring in the Christmas season with iconic Yuletide classics including “Winter Wonderland,” “Let It Snow” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” as well as renditions of the greatest rock and roll hits of the 1960s. Note: This is not a performance of or affiliated with the show “Jersey Boys.”
Voctave: The Spirit of the Season
Holiday, Music
Dec 10, 2023
Following 2022’s sold-out debut concert, Voctave lights up the holiday season with their incredible a cappella 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 Orlando Sentinel and Lemon Wire says, “With only 11 voices, Voctave fills a room and makes hearts soar.”
Salt Creek Ballet: The Nutcracker
With New Philharmonic
Children’s/Family, Dance, Holiday
Runs Dec 16Dec 17, 2023
The MAC welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet with a roster of guest artists to perform the holiday tradition: Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This magical full-scale production features live accompaniment from New Philharmonic – a rare opportunity to see this magnificent ballet set to live music.
New Philharmonic: New Year’s Eve Concert
Dec 31, 2023
New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt, with guest baritone Ollarsaba, reflect back on 2023 and look ahead to 2024 with a celebratory program of waltzes, polkas, light classical and pops music, a champagne toast and more. The Washington Post lauds Ollarsaba as a “meltingly smooth bass-baritone;” and Opera News says, “Ollarsaba didn’t just have the tall-dark-and-handsome bit going for him, but also robust, flavorful, agile vocalism.”
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.