- One ticket to Lisa Williams: Messages from Beyond
- When: Wednesday, April 23, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $20 for seating in section B (up to $45 value)
- $25 for seating in section A (up to $55 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Lisa Williams: Messages from Beyond
Lisa Williams remembers seeing spirits when she was growing up in Birmingham, England. At that time, her grandmother, Frances Glazebrook, was becoming known across the UK as a skilled medium and predicted her granddaughter would follow the same path. Lisa was skeptical, but the visions remained, and as she grew older, friends would routinely ask her to connect with their late loved ones. Finally, she fulfilled her grandmother’s prophecy, becoming a professional medium whose chance encounter with Merv Griffin led her to two programs on Lifetime Television: Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead and Lisa Williams: Voices from the Other Side. Today, the TV star and author tours, delivering lectures to large audiences and connecting fans with the spirits of loved ones.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
The Mayo Performing Arts Center continues its 19th season of entertaining, enriching, and educating Northern New Jersey with a trio of performances. Philadelphia-based sextet Get the Led Out swing their curly manes in unison as they carry forth the torch of Led Zeppelin with a set that stretches across the legendary British group’s career like a pair of eight-legged spandex pants. The Miles Davis Experience picks up the tribute theme as Ambrose Akinmusire sends his trumpet into a tizzy to recapture the bebops, blue notes, and syncopations of jazz music through the lens of Davis. The secret to choreographer David Parsons’ rousing success, writes Deborah Jowitt of the Village Voice, is his ability to “cloak … super-fine techniques in a kind of charming ease.” Athletic dancers draw on both skill and sensuality in routines bold enough to make the Macarena look positively elegiac. Built in 1937 as a movie palace, the theater retains its old-fashioned charm as audiences applaud, head-bob, and beatbox along to performances in modern comfort.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
The Mayo Performing Arts Center straddles time. While one foot is planted in the old-fashioned charm of the 1930s movie-palace golden age, the other is firmly in the tech-savvy modern day. Between is a stretch of history that saw the theatre fall into disrepair and then resurrect itself to its star-studded heyday thanks to volunteers. Since its 1994 rebirth, the center has welcomed everyone from the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg to Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin. But, if the Mayo Center were a tripod, its third foot would certainly reach toward the future—a suite of education studios is onsite to cultivate the next generation of performers.