Upcoming Shows & Events at MPAC


The Santaland Diaries

December 3-5, 2015

Thursday | 8 PM    Friday | 8 PM  

Saturday | 7 PM

THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant counterpoint to the traditional "Norman Rockwell" and sugar plum fairy Christmas. Out of work, our narrator gains employment as a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Is Sedaris just trying to cynically jeer at what's wrong with people and Christmas, or is there glimmer of hope that Christmas hasn't been commercialized to death?

Parental Guidance: There is some crude humor and rough language. There are some parents who on occasion yell at their children, or say mean things to other adults. David Sedaris is brilliant in dragging us through the muck of human experience so that though tarnished we emerge as better individuals on the other side.



ANCSS Christmas Concert

December 17, 2015

Thursday | 8 PM  

The ANC Secondary Schools' annual Christmas Concert is an evening of song, dance, and holiday cheer. All are welcome. Donations gratefully accepted at the door.


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

January 29 - February 6, 2016

Fridays | 8 PM    Saturdays | 8 PM

Sunday | 2 PM 

Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience!


ANCSS Performing Arts Night

February 26, 2016

Friday | 8 PM  

Performing Arts Night is an end of term concert featuring the work of Performing Arts Portfolio, Dance Ensemble, Concert Choir and the Instrumental Ensemble. 

Donations appreciated.


Bryn Athyn Orchestra Winter Concert

February 21, 2016

Sunday | 3 PM 

Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
Gene Chieffo, Clarinet

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op.97, 'Rheinische'