MAC’s 2015 Free Summer Concert

McAninch Arts Center’s Free 2015 Lakeside Pavilion Summer Programming Begins July 16th

Sing-Along “Frozen” kicks off the Three-Film Sing-A-Long Family Movie Series Thursday, July 16

Internationally Acclaimed Beatles Tribute Band American English Opens the Pop Music Series Friday, July 17

COD College Theater’s Family-Friendly Production of “Me, Us and Them” Takes Stage Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19

Glen Ellyn, IL —McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD)  in Glen Ellyn, kicks off its free 2015 Lakeside Pavilion Summer Series with  a screening of Sing-A-Long “Frozen,” (Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m.)  a concert by the internationally acclaimed Chicago-based Beatles tribute band American English (Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.) and the kid-friendly College Theater production of “Me, Us and Them” (Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19 at 5 p.m.)

The community is invited to bring their singing voices and join Ana, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf for some “Frozen” summer fun in a sing-along screening of the enchanting Academy Award-winning animated film “Frozen,” Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. General/lawn seating is first come-first served and begins at 7 p.m.

The following evening, internationally acclaimed tribute band American English takes the stage Friday July 17 at 7:30 p.m. recreating the excitement of the ‘60s and the Beatles legendary appearances on the Ed Sullivan by performing “She Loves You,” “All My Loving” and more. After a brief intermission, the band will return for a trip to the psychedelic era of Magical Mystery Tour Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band before capping the show with songs from The White Album including “Hey Jude,” “Something” and “Let It Be.” American English features Frank Canino as John Lennon, Eric Michaels as Paul McCartney, Ames Paul Lynch as George Harrison, Tom Gable as Ringo Starr and Ken Zemanek as Beatles’ producer, Sir George Martin. General/lawn seating is first come-first served and begins at 6 p.m.

The COD College Theater wraps up the weekend’s programming with their presentation of the family-friendly production of “Me, Us and Them,” Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 at 5 p.m. Triplets knock heads while discovering how to stand up, stay together and stick out in a crowd in this fun-filled original script, directed by COD Associate Professor of Theater, Amelia Barrett. General/lawn seating is first come-first served and begins at 4 p.m.

A variety of meals, snacks and drinks will be available starting 60 minutes before events. *Exclusive Dining Partners for the 2015 Lakeside Pavilion Summer Season will include Weber Grill Restaurant, Copper Oven Pizza, Chicago’s Own Pizza, Heavenly Hot Dogs, and Mona Lisa Pizza.**Menu items include beer, wine, soft drinks, gourmet pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, and popcorn. (*Limited concessions will be available for the 5 p.m. performances of “Me, Us and Them” on July 18 &19.**Dining Partners and menu items may vary and are subject to change).

“The MAC is excited to continue the 2015 Lakeside Pavilion Summer series, and thanks to College of DuPage support, it remains a free offering to the entire community. To ensure that this program sustains next year we have created a special VIP Sponsor and Donor opportunity,” says Janie Oldfield, Development Director, College of DuPage Foundation.

Features of becoming a VIP Sponsor and Donor:

  • VIP Sponsor and Donor lanyard with admission for up to two including table seating under the pavilion for all nine Lakeside concerts;
  • Access at each concert to the VIP hospitality tent with light refreshments, sandwiches, two drink tickets (beer or wine) and water or soda complimentary;
  • Two drink tickets and two popcorn vouchers for each movie;
  • Can’t make it to every concert? The VIP Sponsor and Donor lanyard is transferable and may be shared with friends, admitting up to two people on the night(s) you can’t attend.
The VIP Sponsor and Donor lanyard is $1,000, with a portion of the cost ($800) being tax deductible; proceeds will benefit future programs of the Lakeside Pavilion.  Availability is very limited and will be first come-first served. For more information about the VIP Sponsor and Donor opportunity, call 630.942.4000 or visit the MAC Box Office. This offer is not available online.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, announces the free 2015 Lakeside Pavilion Summer Series. Programming runs July 16-Aug. 21 and includes a Pop Music Series, a Jazz Concert Series, a Sing-Along Family Movie Series and the kid-friendly College Theater production of “Me, Us and Them.” Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy at the event. Pets and outside alcohol are not permitted onto the property.

For more information about any of these and other MAC events, call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.

About the MAC

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.

The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call 630.942.2462.

Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.