British Boys, Scooby Snacks, Griffin Dishes and Rich Little
Variety of events to be performed at MPAC
MORRISTOWN — There's a wide variety of events at the Mayo Performing Arts Center April 16 to 19. The lineup features the British boys choir Libera (April 16); Rich Little's Jimmy Stewart and Friends (April 17), Scooby Doo Live! (April 18) and comedian Kathy Griffin (April 19). Tickets are available for all performances.
Libera: April 16 at 8 p.m.: The British youths who make up the vocal group Libera describe themselves not as a choir but as an alternative kind of boy band. With shimmering, mystical chords, ecstatic harmonies, and a sound both ancient and modern.
Libera, made up of boys aged between 7 and 16, has been praised for its unique and deeply-moving sound, which is at once both ancient and modern. Their distinctive flowing white robes symbolize the traditional origins of their style, yet their music reaches across the generations to a new mainstream audience.
Libera is currently the best-selling act of its kind, reflecting the surge of interest in choirs as a result of television shows such as Last Choir Standing and Glee. The group has recorded 10 albums for Warner Classics, with Peace, released in 2010, reaching number one in the UK, Japanese and Philippine classical charts; in the United States, the release went to number two. Libera's video for "Going Home," from their PBS special, has had more than two million hits on You Tube. Tickets range from $29 to $59.
Rich Little: Jimmy Stewart and Friends: April 17 at 8 p.m.: Legendary comedian and impressionist Rich Little performs this one-man show about the life of Jimmy Stewart, featuring Little's impressions of more than 25 celebrity voices including Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne. Tickets range from $29 to $49.
Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries: April 18 at 1 and 4 p.m.: A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it. This live production features groovy musical numbers and outrageous antics that will have audiences on the edge of their seats like only Scooby can do. Scooby Doo Live features big musical numbers including the classic theme song, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?," alongside original tunes for the show. Tickets range from $29 to $39.
Kathy Griffin: April 19 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.: Two-time Emmy winner Kathy Griffin uses rapid fire wit to make audiences howl with laughter as she riffs on Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders through her skewed, sarcastic prism. Mature content, language. Adults Only. Tickets range from $69 to $115.
The Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St. in Morristown. For more information or tickets contact the box office at 973-539-8008 or mayoarts.org.
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