“Hadestown,” “Six” and “Disney’s Frozen” top the list of musicals scheduled for the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s Broadway season during 2022-’23.
Also, MPAC Presents’ dance, jazz and National Geographic Live Speaker series will feature Hip Hop Nutcracker, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and space shuttle astronaut Terry Virts.
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Here’s a look at the Marcus Center’s plans, organized by season. All performances take place at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water St.
Broadway at the Marcus Center
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” Nov. 8-13. A jukebox musical built around King’s early life and many hit songs, from her Brill Building days through her album “Tapestry.”
“Les Misérables,” Nov. 29-Dec. 4. The operatic musical about justice and redemption based on Victor Hugo’s novel.
“My Fair Lady,” Jan. 3-8, 2023. Eternally popular musical that spawned “The Rain in Spain” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
“Hairspray,” Feb. 7-12. 2023. The musical adaptation of John Waters’ movie about a plus-size teen who integrates a TV dance show, and finds true love, too.
“Six,” March 7-12, 2023. The six wives of Henry VIII compete to be the lead singer of their band, but comparing their lives through music may lead in a different direction.
“Disney’s Frozen,” April 6-16, 2023. “Let It Go.” Need I say any more?
“Hadestown,” May 2-7, 2023. Anaïs Mitchell’s recasting of the Orpheus myth as a musical won Tony awards for best musical and best original score.
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MPAC Dance Series
“Hip Hop Nutcracker,“Nov. 26. A hip-hop remake of the holiday ballet featuring Tchaikovsky’s music, with Kurtis Blow as the MC.
Step Afrika !, Jan. 19, 2023. A troupe that performs a blend of traditional and contemporary percussive styles, grounded in west and South African dance.
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, April 28, 2023. All-female traditional Indian dance group.
MPAC Jazz Series
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Feb. 2, 2023. The long-running big band led by trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.
Afro Cuban All Stars, March 2, 2023. Led by Juan de Marcos González, this group explores the history of Cuban music, particularly its intersections with jazz.
Kandace Springs, April 20, 2023. Pianist-vocalist Springs performs music associated with many great female vocalists of the jazz, R & B and pop traditions.
National Geographic Live Speakers
“Untamed With Filipe Deandrade,” Oct. 20. Brazilian-American photographic explorer with a passion for documenting dangerous wildlife and endangered species.
“View From Above With Terry Virts.” March 16, 2023. After piloting the space shuttle, flying a Soyuz and taking space walks, Virts shares the big picture.
“T-Rex Rises With Lindsay Zanno,” date TBA. Paleontologist and dinosaur expert Zanno never met a theropod she didn’t like.
More MPAC Presents
Dates TBA for these shows
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Golden Dragon Acrobats
“Winnie the Pooh”
Chicago Immigrant Orchestra
“BAT: A Meat Loaf Celebration” featuring The Neverland Express and Caleb Johnson
For ticket and other info on MPAC Presents shows, visit marcuscenter.org/mpacpresents..
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