MAC Expands Family Programming for 2014-2015 Season

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For the first time in two years family entertainment returns to the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, as part of the MAC’s 2014-2015 Performance Series.

MAC 2014-2015 Season family shows include Story Pirates, described as “Saturday Night Live for kids” by (Oct. 4); COD’s popular staging of William J. Norris’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” (Nov. 28-30); Von Heidecke Chicago Festival Ballet’s 25th Anniversary production of “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 20-21); the gravity-defying New Shanghai Circus (Jan. 9); the Russian National Ballet’s exquisite classical ballet “Sleeping Beauty” (Jan. 17); Theatreworks USA’s adaption of Doreen Cronin’s “Click, Clack, Moo” (Feb. 14); “Come Together,”an inspirational concert featuring Soul Children of Chicago with special guest AnimaYoung Singers of Chicago (Feb. 28); and Theatreworks USA’s presentation of “Junie B. Jones” (April 11). The MAC hosts Tea Parties before select performances. A list of these events with ticket prices can be found at the end of this release.

These shows are eligible for Mini MAC Pack subscription packages, offering a 10 percent discount off of single ticket prices when ordering two Mini MAC Pack events; 15 percent when ordering three or more.

A single event tickets sale party will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the MAC Ticket office. At this time, guests can purchase tickets and enjoy free food including hot dogs, chips, pop and ice cream. Gift bags will go to the first 100 people who buy tickets (one gift bag per person). This day will also be the last day for art lovers to take in the popular “Vivian Maier: Exposed” photo exhibit at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. This exhibit is free and open to the public. Single event tickets can be purchased online or by phone at noon Tuesday, Aug. 19.

The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor pavilion, and make improvements to the infrastructure, teaching and learning spaces and patron service areas. The MAC renovation was funded as part of the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010. The MAC completed its 14-month, $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to the public with the MAC Madness Celebration on March 8. The 2014-2015 Season is the MAC’s first full season following the landmark renovation.

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For more information, please call Ann Fink, Carol Fox and Associates, (773) 327-3830, ext. 112 or