News & Updates

  • American Theater Group’s SMALL TOWN STORY makes its debut at SOPAC

    Can the power of theatre convince a small town to overcome its prejudices? That’s what’s at the heart of Small Town Story, American Theater Group’s new musical inspired by true events, making its world premiere at SOPAC. JerseyArts.com ...
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  • Watch SOPAC Executive Director Mark Packer on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

    Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Mark Packer, Executive Director of the South Orange Performing Arts Center, which hosts world-renowned music talent and provides extensive community outreach programs. One-on-One with Steve Adubato airs on N ...
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  • SOPAC Box Office Hours

    Box Office hours are  Monday-Saturday, 12-6PM and two hours prior to performances. Holidays:   Monday, May 28 - CLOSED - Memorial Day Wednesday, July 4 - CLOSED - Independence Day Monday, September 3 - CLOSED - Labor Day Click he ...
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  • SOPAC Is Once Again New Jersey’s Favorite Small Performing Arts Center

    New Jersey’s Favorite Small Performing Arts Center Four Years Running We are delighted to announce that SOPAC has been honored for the fourth year in a row with the 2018 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Small Pe ...
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  • My Land, Your Land

    Ten years ago, I read an article about increased immigration raids tearing apart a small farming community in upstate New York. I took a ride up to Elba, a town of roughly 2,500 (or--as the sign welcoming you into town reads—“Population: J ...
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  • Playin’ Around South Orange is Back! Bringing Art and Music to the Streets of South Orange

    SOPAC's annual program, Playin’ Around South Orange, launches once again Saturday, August 26, 2017 at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to five separate South Orange locations. The ...
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  • Read all about NJ’s “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” in the spring 2017 newsletter.

    Read all about our 10th Anniversary Gala and more in SOPACNOW, the spring 2017 newsletter. This annual publication is filled with information about performances, activities, education initiatives and more.      ...
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  • In Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts

    BroadwayWorld.com recently published the following article which features statements from arts organizations such as SOPAC on the importance of the National Endowment for the Arts.   Click above to view the complete article on BroadwayWorld ...
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  • South Orange Performing Arts Center to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

    National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000  ...
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  • American Theater Group Joins SOPAC as New Theatre-in-Residence

    The South Orange Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce a new partnership with American Theater Group, a professional member theatre of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. (more…) ...
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