McAninch Arts Center

GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled


Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

Irish Group Danú at the MAC March 14

Traditional Irish music group Danú will perform at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 14.

Formed in 1994 at the Oireachtas Festival in Dungarvan County Waterford, Danú stays true to the traditional sounds of Irish music, but group members aren’t afraid to bring their own inspiring approach to their performance.

Danú was twice voted Best Traditional Group by BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards.

Tickets are $36 for adults, $34 for seniors and $26 for College of DuPage students and youth.

Thodos Dance Chicago at the MAC March 19

Acclaimed dance ensemble Thodos Dance Chicago will perform a program featuring works choreographed by Bob Fosse at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

The evening’s program includes “Fosse Trilogy,” featuring works created by Fosse for television. Ann Reinking, lead dancer and choreographer of Fosse’s work, will perform a set that includes “Mexican Breakfast, “Cool Hand Luke” and “Tijuana Shuffle.

Susan Werner and John Gorka at the MAC March 26

Singer/songwriters Susan Werner and John Gorka share the bill at an 8 p.m. performance Friday, March 26, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Chicago-based Werner is a mainstay of contemporary folk music and has recorded nine albums, ranging from the traditional folk sound to cabaret jazz and pop. Her latest album, “Classics,” features new arrangements of songs from the 1960s and 1970s by various artists, including Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Paul McCartney and Marvin Gaye.

White Ghost Shivers at the MAC March 5 and 6

Equal parts absurd and sublime, Austin-based White Ghost Shivers descend on the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. The show, which includes a nostalgic romp through the 1920s and 1930s, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

The performances are part of the MAC’s Club MAC series, which takes place in the intimate 183-seat Theatre 2.

Kenny Barron Trio at the MAC March 12

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Kenny Barron will perform with the Kenny Barron Trio at 8 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Named “Best Pianist” by the Jazz Journalists Association for the past four years, Barron began his career as a teenager and has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Melvin, Roy Haynes and others.

The nine-time Grammy Award nominee collaborated extensively with Stan Getz throughout the 1980s and has recorded dozens of albums.

Student Ensembles Perform at the MAC Oct. 15

College of DuPage student music ensembles will perform a concert of mixed repertoire at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the Mainstage of the McAninch Arts Center at college of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Participants include the percussion ensembles, directed by Michael Folker; small group jazz, led by Tom Tallman; the chamber orchestra, directed by Dan Pasquale D’Andrea; and the concert choir and chamber singers, directed by Lee Kesselman, with accompanist Barbara Ekholm.

In all, more than 160 students will participate. Tickets are $4.

MAC Expands SchoolStage Program, Offers Free Artist Classroom Visits

Continuing its mission to educate through art, the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage is expanding its popular SchoolStage series, offering local classrooms the opportunity to host a selection of visiting artists.

The SchoolStage program is one part of the MAC’s extensive community outreach program. Other components include pre- and post-performance lectures and classes with visiting artists.

Offering 11 different shows, the SchoolStage program this year features dance, music and theater presentations designed for various age groups ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 8.

C.O.D. College Theatre Presents 'Dracula' Oct. 16 to Nov. 1

While no one has been able to pinpoint the cause of Lucy Seward’s mysterious illness, this exciting drama explores whether the unconventional Dr. Van Helsing’s instincts might be correct that her new neighbor, Count Dracula, is to blame.

Join College of DuPage’s College Theatre for a staging of Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 in the Studio Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

Bruce Hornsby

Friday, Nov. 15, 2009, 7 p.m.
Bruce Hornsby’s resume reads like a dream: thirteen Grammy nominations, three Grammy wins, ASCAP “Song of the Year,” Grateful Dead pianist, recorded and collaborated with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Skaggs and Willie Nelson. Hornsby concerts are interactive affairs, he makes no set list and plays audience requests or whatever inspires him.
Tickets: $65 adult/63 senior/55 youth
For tickets, please call (630)942-4000 or visit

Event Start Date: 
Nov 15 2009 7:00pm - 10:00pm
McAninch Arts Center

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