All Upcoming Shows

Suzzanne Douglas in the SOPAC LoftSunday, October 21 at 7:30PM

Jazz vocalist, composer, and award- winning actress Suzzanne Douglas celebrates the Jazz greats Parker and Monk with new arrangements and original compositions. With her selection ...
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Folk in the Loft: Mary Fahl – former lead singer of OCTOBER PROJECTWednesday, October 24 at 7:30PM

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer-songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder ...
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SOPAC GalaSaturday, October 27 at 6PM

  Celebrate and support "New Jersey's Favorite Small Performing Arts Center" at the 2018 SOPAC GALA on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  It will be a fabulous night of deserving...
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Twelfth Night, or What You Will presented by Seton Hall University TheatreThursday, October 25 - Sunday, October 28 (3 performances)

Twelfth Night is the classic comedy of mistaken identity. Viola and her brother Sebastian are separated by a shipwreck. Lost in the country of Illyria, Viola becomes the man Cesari...
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Lionel Hampton Big Band presented by the Seton Hall University Arts CouncilTuesday, October 30 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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I Know I’m Somebody! presented by Sheba Jordan in the SOPAC LoftWednesday, October 31 at 7:30PM

I Know I’m Somebody! is a play the whole family will enjoy. It’s a triumphant tale about love, friendship, and family value. All of Sheba Jordan's writings and books are about ...
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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale GilmoreThursday, November 1 at 7:30PM

Roots music legends, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017...
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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and MaryFriday, November 2 at 8PM

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, also known simply as Peter and Paul, along with Mary Travers founded the legendary Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The group performed for nearl...
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The Naked MagiciansSaturday, November 3 at 8PM

Seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV (NBC, ABC, FOX, iTV) – The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and na...
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Kenny Garrett Jazz Benefit Concert presented by the Pastoralist Child Foundation.Sunday, November 4 at 3PM

Join Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and composer Kenny Garrett at his benefit concert for the Pastoralist Child Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting ...
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The United States Army Veterans Band presented by the Seton Hall University Arts CouncilTuesday, November 6 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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Olate Dogs: Winners of America’s Got TalentFriday, November 9 at 8PM

Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been cancelled. If you purchased tickets, the SOPAC box office will be in touch with you to arrange  your refund or exchange....
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La Cinémathèque Film Club: Scandinavian Film SeriesSundays 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 Cinémath...
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Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville presented by Seton Hall University Arts CouncilWednesday, November 14 at 7PM

The MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, Soloists and Seton Hall University Chamber Choir under the direction of Jason Tramm (pictured above) perform a concert version of Gioachino Ross...
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PinocchioSaturday, November 17 at 2PM

Pinocchio, the beloved story of a wooden boy carved from the loving hands of his “Mother,” Dame Gina Geppetto, is brought to life as only The Panto Company can. Join Pinocchio ...
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Todd BarrySaturday, November 17 at 8PM

Come and literally laugh out loud when comedians Todd Barry and Jim Tews take the SOPAC stage.  Comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-pl...
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American Theater Group: Texas BootSunday, November 18 at 7PM

American Theater Group presents a staged reading of Texas Boot by Jeffrey Sweet.  Texas Boot is the story of how the personal friendships, rivalries and battles between three dr...
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Gallery Exhibit: Decades of Dance by Pat HutchinsonOn display through November 23, 2018

The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery hosts a new exhibit, Decades of Dance, from New Jersey artist Patricia Hutchinson. This collection features paintings that capture the grace and b...
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Vivian GreenSaturday, November 24 at 8PM

Vivian Green’s sultry voice and charismatic presence has earned her a place as one of the country’s most captivating Soul singers on the scene today. “Emotional Roller Coaste...
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Dana Fuchs Duo In the LoftSunday, November 25 at 7:30PM

It takes a brave artist to rip it up and start again. Anyone who has followed the life and times of Dana Fuchs will know this fearless New Yorker has always broken the boundaries i...
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The Klezmatics “Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie”Thursday, November 29 at 7:30PM

The Klezmatics are world-renowned Grammy-winning klezmer superstars. Join them in celebration of the Festival of Lights with “Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie.” Y...
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Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – “All In A Family”Friday, November 30 at 8PM

Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and plenty of familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning American Folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed songwriters Suzzy Roche and...
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Giants of Jazz Honoring Claudio RoditiSaturday, December 1 at 8PM

The annual Giants of Jazz concert will celebrate its 21st year by honoring the great Brazilian trumpet master Claudio Roditi.The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Paquito D`Rivera...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Tristan Teo, PianoSunday, December 2 at 3PM

Tristan Teo, twenty one, was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada where he started piano lessons at age six. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s highly selective Accelerat...
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American Repertory Ballet’s NutcrackerFriday-Saturday, December 7-8 - three performances!

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker story to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of...
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The Weight Band – Featuring members of The Band and Levon Helm BandSunday, December 9 at 7:30PM

The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “...
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Classic Stones Live! The Complete Rolling Stones Tribute ShowSaturday, December 15 at 8PM

Front man Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, and along with his partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf, who portrays Rock and Roll outlaw Keith Richards, they ...
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Cherish the Ladies: Celtic ChristmasThursday, December 20 at 7:30PM

Celebrating 32 years of music making, Cherish the Ladies continues to delight audiences with its beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. You’ll deli...
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Moondance – The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute ConcertFriday, December 21 at 8PM

Rock and Roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Domino” to legendary tunes like “...
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Garland Jeffreys Trio In the LoftFriday, December 28 at 8PM

The legendary Garland Jeffreys doesn’t fit into neat little boxes: his thoughtful, passionate songs mix New Wave, Soul, Reggae, Garage Rock, Doo-wop and Latin influences to creat...
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John Oates with The Good Road BandFriday, January 4 at 8PM

John Oates is one-half of the best-selling duo of all time, Daryl Hall & John Oates, as well as a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now he...
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The Phantom TollboothSaturday, January 12 at 2PM

Enchantment Theatre Company brings their compelling production of The Phantom Tollbooth to the life from page to stage.  One day a mysterious tollbooth appears in Milo’s room...
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Aaron Neville DuoSaturday, January 12 at 8PM

New Orleans-born Aaron Neville brings his unmistakable sound, heard in classic ballads like “Tell It Like It Is” and “Don’t Know Much” – his hit duo with Linda Ronstadt...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Trio UmamiSunday, January 13 at 3PM

Three of the greatest composers of the Romantic period are featured in this concert by Trio Umami.  Acclaimed young artists Tal First, Tomsen Su and Ilya Laskin bring to brilliant...
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La Cinémathèque Film Club: Chinese Cinema Film SeriesSundays 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 Cinémath...
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Independent Voices: Ali SoufanThursday, February 7 at 7:30pm

Ali Soufan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Soufan Group and Founder of The Soufan Center. He is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent who investigated and supervised highly ...
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Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon!Sunday, February 10 at 2PM

Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, a...
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The Little Mermen – The Ultimate Disney Rock Cover BandSaturday, February 23 at 8PM

The Little Mermen are the ultimate Disney Rock cover band! Playing covers of all your favorite Disney tunes (in costume), the band is just what you need for a nostalgia-fueled nig...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Juilliard Jazz EnsembleSunday, February 24 at 3PM

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, under the leadership of Juilliard alumni Wynton Marsalis, director, and Aaron Flagg, chair and associate director, offers bachelor’s and master’s degre...
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Beauty & the BeastSaturday, March 2 at 2PM

When you think of an enchanted rose and a clock, candlestick and teapot who talk…you are thinking Beauty & the Beast. One of this season’s spellbinding family shows from T...
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The High KingsSunday, March 3 at 7:30PM

The High Kings are four extraordinary Irish singers who celebrate the joy of traditional Celtic ballads and also bring to brilliant life their own original songs, making them a wor...
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Red Hot Chilli PipersWednesday, March 6 at 7:30PM

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers' achievements have reached incredible heights wi...
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The SubdudesThursday, March 7 at 7:30PM

Dive in to the musical gumbo of The Subdudes this Mardi Gras carnival season. This native New Orleans Roots Rock group serves up an irresistible blend of Folk, swamp Pop, New Orlea...
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Juilliard @ SOPAC: Ansonia QuartetSunday, March 17 at 3PM

Formed at The Juilliard School in September 2016, the Ansonia Quartet has been awarded a Gluck Community Service Fellowship as well as a position in the Honors Chamber Music Progra...
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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the HatSaturday, March 23 at 2PM

Everyone's favorite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic The Cat in the Hat. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat app...
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Seton Hall University Alumni Jazz EnsembleTuesday, March 26 at 7:30PM

Seton Hall University Alumni Jazz is a marvelously entertaining ensemble of highly talented and passionate young jazz artists who are led by Hanniel Dossous, pianist, and Steve Smi...
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Independent Voices: Charlie SykesWednesday, April 3 at 7:30PM

Charlie Sykes is an American political commentator. From 1993 to 2016, Charlie Sykes hosted a conservative talk show on WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was also the editor o...
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Max Weinberg’s JukeboxSaturday, April 6 at 7PM

Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer and South Orange native Max Weinberg once ag...
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The Jungle BookSunday, April 7 at 2PM

Virginia Repertory Theatre brings the beloved children's tale to life in their full staged production of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.  Join young Mowgli as he learns the 'L...
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The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz EnsembleTuesday, April 9 at 7:30PM

Tickets: $5 in advance, Free day of show The Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, highly acclaimed by the University and the community for its energetic, entertaining and ...
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John Pizzarelli- A Centennial Celebration of Nat King ColeSaturday, April 13 at 8PM

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz.” The Toronto ...
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Spitfire Grill presented by Seton Hall University TheatreThursday, May 2 - Sunday, May 5 (4 performances)

A compelling musical, based on the movie, about a troubled young woman who has dreams of a new life. She wanders to a small Wisconsin town where she finds a job at the Spitfire Gri...
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Don McLeanFriday, June 7 at 8PM

Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. “America...
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