Dear MAC Friends!

I have worked in the performing arts for the entirety of my career and after 10 seasons at the MAC, I can unequivocally say our patrons are Simply the Best! The support you provide and the sense of community you have fostered make the MAC such a special place for all who step through our doors.

I am pleased to share our 2024-25 season with you! Look for Diana’s Picks throughout the season for some of the artists that I’m looking forward to sharing with you the most.

Thank you for being a part of our community of arts enthusiasts. We can’t wait to share these unforgettable experiences with you. Thank you for being Simply the Best! I look forward to seeing you at the Theater!

All the best,
Diana Martinez,
MAC Director


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Sep. 5 – Oct. 6 | Thur. - Sat. 7:30p, Sun. 3p

Thoroughly non-partisan laugh fest is just what you need. by Paul Slade Smith Directed by Kurt Naebig A timely and hilarious mock-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley is the worst candidate to ever run for office…he has no political instincts and a fear of public speaking. While Ned seems destined to fail, his political…

Saturday, Sep. 7, 7:30p

PROUD TINA: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner Pre-Show Season Kick-Off Party 6:30p, FREE Who better to kick off Simply the Best season than the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll?! Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner in this energetic stage production from the company that brought you the Whitney Houston tribute The Greatest…

Saturday, Sep. 14, 7:30p

Paula Poundstone Recognized on Comedy Central’s list as one of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time, iconic comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the MAC! With her smart, observational humor and spontaneous interaction with a crowd that has become the stuff of legend, you don’t want to miss her iconic blend of wit and…

Saturday, Sep. 28, 7:30p

Malevo Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as MALEVO returns to captivate audiences once more! After getting the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent and sharing the stage with Ricky Martin and Cirque du Soleil, MALEVO is ready to take the MAC stage by storm once again. If you like STOMP!, RIVERDANCE or DRUM TAO you will…

Sunday, Sep. 29, 3p

Capitol Fools The head writer, music director and all-star cast members from the former Capitol Steps join forces to unite the country one laugh at a time. With their hilarious musical political satire, the Capitol Fools are equal opportunity offenders that provide hilarious entertainment both parties can agree on. May contain adult themes and language.…

Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30p & Sunday, Oct. 6, 3p

Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major Mahler Symphony No. 1 Guest Artist: Winston Choi, Piano Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor Ravel’s Piano Concerto is considered a colorful tour-de-force composed with the influences of spirituals and jazz. Our piano-cam makes every seat an up-close view of the mesmerizing piano mastery of Chicago’s virtuoso Winston Choi.…

Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30p

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl This dazzling Mexican folk dance troupe delights audiences with their eye-popping costumes, thrilling dance numbers and beautiful music. Celebrating the rich and vibrant Mexican culture with a performance that is a visual history lesson, this group has been entertaining, inspiring and electrifying audiences for 41 years. Run Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes…

Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30p

Scott Keo – The #1 Michael Bublé Tribute Worldwide Celebrate Sweetest Day with Scott Keo’s captivating tribute to Michael Bublé! Keo effortlessly brings Bublé’s music to life with his velvet voice, showmanship and charisma. As described by Las Vegas’ Legends in Concert producer, “He just has that something special in his energy, his vocal tonality,…

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30p

Electric Avenue: The 80s MTV Experience Performing on the MAC stage for the first time, get ready for a high energy concert as Electric Avenue recreates every nuance and flavor of your favorite ‘80s songs. Delivering the full concert experience where your favorite ‘80s hits come to life, don’t miss your chance to experience all…

Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30p, Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30p & Sunday, Nov, 3, 3p

Celebrate the music of iconic composer John Williams as New Philharmonic brings to life some of his most legendary film scores. Due to last year sold-out concerts, we are doing more of your favorite composer with new pieces and Oscar-winning favorites. Experience the awe and excitement of cinema’s greatest composer! Includes pieces from the following…

Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30p & Sunday, Nov. 10, 3p

A Conversation with Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin Moderated by Their Son, Gideon Grody-Patinkin She is an award-winning actress and writer. He is a star of TV, stage and film. Together they share hilarious nuggets of their “uninterrupted togetherness,” entertaining millions during the COVID shutdown. A Conversation with Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody is a live…

Nov. 14 – Dec. 15 | Thur. - Sat. 7:30p, Sun. 3p

A charming companion piece to last year’s Miss Bennet! by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon Directed by Connie Canaday Howard The Wickhams brings a new holiday tale with romance, intrigue and celebration. As the events of Miss Bennet unfold upstairs at Pemberley, during the same celebration the servants below find themselves in the midst of…

Friday, Nov. 22, 7p | Saturday, Nov. 23 & Sunday, Nov. 24, 2p & 5p

College of DuPage Theater Presents: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Adapted by William J. Norris Directed by Amelia Barrett Adapted for the College Theater department in a family-friendly 70-minute show by William J. Norris, Charles Dickens’ treasured tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is brought to life by a high-spirited cast of 50 local…

Sunday, Dec. 1, 3p & 6p

The Second City: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater Kick-off the holiday season with The Second City! Join us in this fast-paced, interactive comedy revue stuffed with seasonal songs, sketches, and of course, a generous helping of The Second City’s world-famous improv comedy. Festive family gatherings, classic holiday movies…nothing is off limits! May…

Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30p

The Four Phantoms in Concert An extravagant celebration of the iconic Broad­way musical and more, The Four Phantoms in Concert brings together an extraordinary quartet of Phantoms from The Phantom of the Opera – Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D’Ambrosio, and Ciarán Sheehan under the music supervision of two-time Grammy Award-winner David Caddick. The Four…

Saturday, Dec. 14 & Sunday, Dec. 15, 1p & 5p

Salt Creek Ballet: The Nutcracker 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 with a live orchestra, amazing magical effects, and scenery.…

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1:30p, 5:00p & 8:30p

A SALUTE TO VIENNA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE Ring in 2025 with Maestro Muspratt as he conducts a fun and exciting New Year’s Eve pops concert featuring a variety of light classics, Strauss waltzes, arias, guest singer, champagne with surprises! A joyous night of reflecting back while looking ahead together through the music of New Philharmonic.…

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 26, 3p

Concert Opera A romantic comedy opera by Donizetti about a young villager who seeks a love potion from a traveling quack doctor to win the heart of the town’s wealthy owner. The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Elixir is opera’s most heartwarming comedy, filled with delectable music that brings nonstop smiles. Adina…

Jan. 30 – Mar. 2 | Thur. - Sat. 7:30p, Sun. 3p

A comedy about neighbors crossing boundaries and mending fences. By Karen Zacarias Directed by Steve Scott Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and his very pregnant wife, doctoral candidate Tania, have purchased their first home, which is next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. Soon a disagreement over a long-standing fence line derails Pablo and Tania’s…

Sunday, Feb. 2, 3p

MOMIX: Alice Seamlessly blending illusion, acrobatics, magic and whimsy, MOMIX sends audiences flying down the rabbit hole in Moses Pendleton’s newest creation, “Alice,” inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice in Wonderland.” Join this dazzling company on a mind-bending adventure as Alice encounters time-honored characters. Runtime: 90 minutes, no intermission – Renew Your Subscription by June…

Saturday, Feb. 15, 5p & 8p

The Best of The Second City The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest show features sketch comedy, songs, and improvisation from the Second City’s comedy vaults. The show is updated for the modern era and includes some of Second City’s newest classics.…

Friday, Feb. 16, 4p

Michael Feinstein in Because of You: My Tribute to Tony Bennett The incomparable Michael Feinstein pays a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Tony Bennett. The performance features hits such as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,”…

Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30p

The Barricade Boys The Barricade Boys are back! The stars of London’s West End put on a show filled with powerhouse vocals, slick dance routines and an incredible array of music. From the emotion of Les Misérables to the raw energy of West Side Story, these phenomenal artists take you on a journey which includes…

Sunday, Feb. 23, 7p

YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan 人の力 “Hito no Chikara” – The Power of Human Strength Passion meets tradition in a show that drums up the spirit of Japan. The captivating YAMATO drummers perform a powerhouse program with more than 40 Taiko drums, all with different characters and sizes including their largest drum, two meters…

Saturday, March 1, 7:30p

The High Kings & Mary Black Dublin legends The High Kings return to the MAC with guest artist Irish Folk singer, Mary Black! Known worldwide as the preeminent voice of Irish folk music and renowned for their captivating harmonies and timeless melodies, The High Kings remain firmly rooted in Irish tradition and classic folk music.…

Saturday, Mar. 8, 7:30p

Rhythm of the Dance Direct from Ireland and seen by 7 million people worldwide! Coming off the heels of their 25th anniversary, don’t miss one of the most popular Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance returns to the MAC with World and Irish champion dancers, and the finest Traditional musicians. Through this…

Sunday, Mar. 9, 4p

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Asking for Trouble Get ready for an evening of sidesplitting laughter as Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, the dynamic duo from TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” take the stage in an uproarious live show. Armed with their lightning-fast wits, Mochrie & Sherwood transform the audience’s suggestions into an unpredictable…

Sunday, Mar. 16, 3p

John Waters: A Live Director’s Screening & Commentary of Hairspray Join us for an unforgettable afternoon with iconic director and writer John Waters! Waters will present his 1988 cult-classic and provide commentary during the screening, sharing memories of making the film in Baltimore and the true events that inspired it. Don’t miss this rare opportunity…

Saturday, April 12, 7:30p & Sunday, April 13, 3p

Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is an intensely emotional journey and at times a battle with fate. Considered one of the most beloved symphonies of all time. Butterfly Lovers Concerto is an orchestral adaptation of a Chinese legend that tells the story of two lovers, who are separated by fate but are not…

Saturday, Apr. 19, 7:30p

The Doo Woo Project – New Show! The supergroup of Broadway stars is back with a new show! Starring five charismatic leading men from Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, Beautiful and A Bronx Tale, this exciting new show features fresh renditions of classic Doo Wop hits as well as “doowopified” versions of contemporary…

Saturday, Apr. 26, 7:30p

The Greatest Piano Men This electrifying production celebrates the world’s greatest piano icons and showmen in music history – from Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ray Charles to Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Billy Joel. The show features storytelling, video, backup singers, a great band, and 25 hit songs including “Good Golly Miss Molly,”…

Sunday, Apr. 27, 4p

Black Violin For nearly two decades, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals. Join us as the two-time Grammy nominated duo, brought to life by Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, invoke a mystifying musical fusion of exquisite classical sounds and exhilarating hip-hop beats. Run Time: 1hr 30 minutes, no intermission…

Saturday, May 3, 7:30p & Sunday, May 4, 3p

iLUMINATE Selling out their MAC debut more than 6 months in advance, iLuminate returns better than ever! Named the “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent, this mind-blowing fusion of technology and dance is performed in electrified, glow-in-the-dark suits. Don’t miss this awe-inspiring, multi-sensory stage spectacular direct from Las Vegas! Great for the whole family. Run Time:…

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