All Upcoming Shows

SouthNEXT: Under the Big TopFriday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8

SouthNEXT is an annual, weekend-long festival featuring local artists, speakers, performers and musicians who come together at the intersection of art and ideas in the dynamic and...
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The WailersThursday, October 12 at 7:30PM

Bob Marley and The Wailers burst on the scene with the smash Reggae hit “One Love” in 1977. The album Exodus delivered a treasure trove of hits, including "Exodus," "Jamming," ...
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The Hot SardinesFriday, October 13 at 8PM

The Hot Sardines breathe new life into music first made famous decades ago with brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and vocals from a chanteuse who will transport y...
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Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand BatonSaturday, October 14 at 8PM

The music of Lisa Fischer is an organic gumbo of Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Soul joined with the rhythms of Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean plus a little classical...
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Rusted RootSunday, October 15 at 7:30PM

It has been 25 years since their first album, Cruel Sun, and Rusted Root is still going strong. Having collaborated with one another for almost three decades they have honed the pe...
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La Cinémathèque Film Club: Women Film Directors Sundays at 2PM

Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémat...
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Piotr Anderszewski, pianoTuesday, October 17 at 7:30PM

Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. Praised by the New York Times for his “unabashedly personal interpretations,” “persuasiv...
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Colin HayThursday, October 19 at 7:30PM

As the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of Australia’s Men at Work, Colin Hay was responsible for penning several of the quirkiest Pop hits of the early 80s such as "(Th...
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U.S. Poet Laureate Billy CollinsFriday, October 20 at 8PM

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety ...
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Sleeping BeautySaturday, October 21 at 2PM

The tale of a beautiful princess, an enchantment and a handsome prince comes to life on stage in this production of Sleeping Beauty. King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at...
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Gary GulmanSaturday, October 21 at 8PM

"Gary Gulman will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first!" -Village Voice (more…)...
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American Theater Group Reading: TBASunday, October 22 at 7PM

Join us in the SOPAC Loft for an intimate staged reading of a new play followed by a question-answer session with the creative team. (more…)...
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The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performed by Aztec Two-StepFriday, October 27 at 8PM

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the Folk-Rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghe...
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2017 SOPAC Gala featuring Vince Giordano & The NighthawksSaturday, October 28 at 6PM

FEATURING Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks’ brand of Jazz-age Swing will lift you out of your seat with an electrifying performance like no other. Grammy Award winner, New Y...
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Lionel Hampton Big BandTuesday, October 31 at 7:30PM

African-American Jazz great Lionel Hampton popularized the vibraphone and played with the racially integrated Benny Goodman Quartet before becoming a successful bandleader in his o...
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Haiti Première Classe CelebrationSaturday, November 4 at 6PM

The Haiti Première Classe of NYC Life TV Channel 25 honors Dr. Jacques Guillaume, Enock Placide, Macx Jean Louis, Charnette Frederic, Dr. Ruffin Larider and Reverand Pere Emile Cy...
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Styletainment the Show (A Cancer Survivor Story)Sunday, November 5 at 5PM

Styletainment The Show is a theatrical production that fuses the arts of Style and Entertainment from a unique point of view. It is a narration in movement, telling the powerful st...
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The United States Army Veterans BandTuesday, November 7 at 7:30PM

The United States Army Veterans Band will march on SOPAC and present a musical salute to the Swing Era of Jazz in addition to other popular Jazz styles. Come and cheer on the Unite...
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SinbadThursday, November 9 at 7:30PM

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Born David Adkins, Sin...
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The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James MaddockFriday, November 10 at 8PM

Willie Nile has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: "H...
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An Evening with Melba MooreSaturday, November 11 at 8PM

As a four-time Grammy Award nominee, and a Tony Award winner, Melba Moore’s career has brought her accolades from every corner. Raised in Newark, New Jersey she starred in Hair o...
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An Evening with JD SoutherSunday, November 12 at 7:30PM

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee JD Souther “is one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation,” writes Interview Magazine. “Raised on a steady diet of big band a...
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Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30PM

Together, Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills. Throughout each concert on this special tour, th...
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Snow White and the Seven DwarfsSaturday, November 18 at 2PM

The familiar tale of Snow White is given a new twist with actors AND puppets portraying the characters. Snow White’s stepmother becomes jealous of the young girl and schemes to r...
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Dead on Live – Celebrating the Music of the Grateful DeadSaturday, November 18 at 8PM

Dead On Live returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead's rich and stylistically diverse legacy in full productio...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Juilliard Jazz EnsembleSunday, November 19 at 3PM

Juilliard Jazz, under the leadership of Juilliard alumni Wynton Marsalis, director, and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as wel...
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American Theater Group Reading: HARRY TOWNSEND’S LAST STANDSunday, November 19 at 7PM

Join us in the SOPAC Loft for an intimate staged reading of HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND followed by a question-answer session with the creative team. (more…)...
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Gallery Exhibition: reflect: NYC by Michael SteinbrickOn display through November 24

reflect: NYC by Michael Steinbrick  Curated by Jeremy Moss On Display: Monday, September 11 – Friday, November 24, 2017 Free Reception: Thursday, September 14 from 5-...
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Giants of Jazz 20th Anniversary honors Buster WilliamsSaturday, November 25 at 8PM

The 20th Anniversary of Giants of Jazz honors Camden, New Jersey native Buster Williams, a prodigious and accomplished bassist who has played and recorded with an encyclopedia of 2...
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Garrison Keillor with Robin & Linda WilliamsTuesday, November 28 at 7:30PM

Three old friends from the earliest days of the live weekly radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, join for two hours of harmony and humor, and speaking on the beauty of being 75. ...
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Cherish the Ladies: Celtic ChristmasThursday, November 30 at 7:30PM

"It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy Award-nominate...
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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary presented by Classic Albums LiveFriday, December 1 at 8PM

“Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important Rock & Roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio techno...
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Sweet Honey In The Rock: Celebrating the HolydaysSaturday, December 2 at 8PM

Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated), globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their ind...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Tal First, ViolinSunday, December 3 at 3PM

Tal First was born in 1995 and began his violin studies with Mr. Geri Ferber at the age of 6. He continued his studies with Ms. Svetlana Simannovsky at the Thelma Yellin School of ...
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Madama Butterfly By Giacomo PucciniTuesday, December 5 at 7PM

The MidAtlantic Opera and Seton Hall Choir, under the direction of Jason Tramm, present a concert version of Giacomo Puccini’s beloved operatic gem Madama Butterfly, one of the m...
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American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – A Tradition Since 1964Friday, December 8 at 7PM, Saturday, December 9 at 2PM & 7PM

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling choreog...
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American Theater Group Reading: RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTENSunday, December 10 at 7PM

Join us in the SOPAC Loft for an intimate staged reading of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN followed by a question-answer session with the creative team. (more…)...
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Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas MoodFriday, December 15 at 8PM

It’s time to get ‘In the Christmas Mood’ as the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra breaks open the vault of holiday music. You’ll hear the Miller Christmas classics “Jin...
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DarlingsideSunday, December 17 at 7:30PM

Sometimes you hear a song for the first time and it just sends shivers up your spine. I had that reaction when I heard Darlingside’s “The God of Loss.” Darlingside is four ac...
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The Klezmatics – Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody GuthrieThursday, December 21 at 7:30PM

For Hanukkah, the Klezmatics offer a program from their Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics. The Klezmatics bring their hip, East Village sensibility...
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Afro-Cuban All StarsWednesday, January 10 at 7:30PM

The Afro-Cuban All Stars are a revolving door of artistry and talent, and are most well known for their Grammy Award-nominated record A Toda Cuba le Gusta and their Grammy Award-wi...
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Mark Nizer 4D…The only live 3D show in the world!Saturday, January 13 at 2PM

The phrase "Nothing Less Than Brilliant" (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedic antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer. Whether ...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Stella Chen, ViolinSunday, January 14 at 3PM

Starting her musical training at a young age, Stella Chen studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for ten years with Li Lin. She then attended college and graduated fr...
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A Good Farmer – A New Play by Sharyn RothsteinThursday, January 25 - Sunday, February 4

A Good Farmer takes place in upstate New York farm country, and tells the story of a woman who hires a Mexican immigrant to help work the farm and tend to her sick husband.  Rippe...
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesSaturday, February 10 at 2PM

A hilarious refresher on classic fairy tale characters who keep dropping in and out of each other’s stories! Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks meets the Three Elepha...
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Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind”Saturday, February 10 at 8PM

Catherine Russell is “a retro old school vocalist for the ages" (All Music Guide). Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present; interpretations that are bur...
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An Evening with Laura BenantiSaturday, March 10 at 8PM

One of Broadways most acclaimed leading ladies, Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominee, Laura Benanti, recently completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash...
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SHUFFLE ConcertThursday, March 15 at 7:30PM

A modern day ensemble that delivers the unexpected. Inspiring and energetic, New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert changes the rules of performance as we know it. C...
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Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday CelebrationFriday, March 16 at 7:30PM

Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Col...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: The Argus QuartetSunday, March 18 at 3PM

The Argus Quartet is quickly gaining a reputation as one of today's most dynamic and versatile young ensembles. Praised for their "supreme melodic control and total authority," (Ca...
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The Denver Jazz Club Youth All StarsTuesday, March 20 at 7:30PM

Come and experience the future of the art of Jazz through the performance of the Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars! Begun in 2009 by retired Denver, Colorado high school band direct...
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Goodnight Moon and The Runaway BunnySaturday, March 24 at 2PM

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals. Before his bedtime, the rabbit goes around the room and notices items within eye sight and says goodnight to all of t...
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Red Molly with special guest Ellis PaulFriday, April 6 at 8PM

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro)...
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Treasure IslandSaturday, April 7 at 2PM

Treasure Island conjures up a thrilling tale of adventure on the high seas in this fun-filled yarn of piracy and buried treasure. Jim Hawkins, cabin boy on the sailing ship “Hisp...
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The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz EnsembleTuesday, April 10 at 7:30PM

The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the community for its energetic, entertaining and educational Jazz performances, will be cel...
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Oleta AdamsFriday, May 11 at 8PM

Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single "Get Here," Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe...
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The GruffaloSaturday, May 19 at 2PM

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Sear...
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Small Town Story – A New MusicalThursday, May 31- Sunday, June 10

When a local high school in Texas announces that their annual musical will be Rent, deep divisions arise among the town’s parents, faculty and students.  A heartwarming story of...
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