MAC in Glen Ellyn to welcome live audiences to 35th anniversary season

GLEN ELLYN – McAninch Arts Center, MAC for short, on the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, announces its 35th anniversary season, featuring such artists as The Oak Ridge Boys, BoDeans and Heather Headley among headliners.

The season also marks the return of Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and the 45th anniversary of New Philharmonic. Subscriptions are on sale now, and single tickets go on sale Sept. 24

“We’re so thrilled to return to in-person performances in time for our 35th anniversary,” MAC Director Diana Martinez said in a news release. “MAC audiences will have the opportunity to now see some of the fabulous acts they enjoyed virtually last year live such as Drum Tao and the incomparable Anne Careere in ‘Piaf! The Musical,’ plus encore engagements of some of our most popular acts that have been featured throughout the MAC’s history, including electrifying illusionist Mike Super, the BoDeans, the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, The Second City, The Texas Tenors and everyone’s holiday favorite, ‘The Nutcracker.’ We are also happy to welcome some exciting new names coming to [the] MAC stage for the first time, including Tony Award-winning Broadway star Heather Headley, the extraordinary Ten Tenors and Belinda Davids in her acclaimed tribute to Whitney Houston, ‘The Greatest Love of All’.”

Select events will be accompanied by a free MAC Chat, providing the opportunity to engage with artists and learn more about their work.

Masks are required for all audience members for the MAC’s 2021-2022 season. Based on CDC guidance, it is anticipated proof of vaccination also will be required for entry.

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The MAC also is the host to more than 60 of the college’s College Theatre, Music and Dance performances and recitals that are affordable and exceptional entertainment experiences, the release stated. In addition, the MAC offers free programming for the community throughout the year, including the “Free Global Flicks” series and a free summer Lakeside Pavilion outdoor concert series.

The MAC is also home to the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, which opens its 2021-2022 season with Tony Fitzpatrick’s “Jesus of Western Avenue” exhibition from Oct. 16 to Jan. 31.

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Subscriptions (purchases of three or more shows) are on sale now. Subscribers receive a discount of up to 20% and access to the best seats. Subscriptions may be ordered online at or by calling the MAC Box Office at 630-942-4000.

All tickets for individual shows go on sale Sept. 24 at noon online at, by phone at 630-942-4000 and in person at the MAC box office at 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The MAC Box Office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.