Live performances reinforce classroom learning, ignite creativity and help young people develop a lifelong enthusiasm for the arts. The School Performance Series at SOPAC complements classroom lesson plans by engaging students in entertaining and educational performing arts experiences that support the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Performances often include Q&A sessions with artists along with Study Guides to help get the most fun and learning from your field trip.
Seating is reserved by school group. When booking, please let us know of any special accommodations or wheelchair accessible requirements so we can make every effort to accommodate the needs of your school group.
Education programs at SOPAC are supported in part by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Orange Orphan Society, National Endowment for the Arts, George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust and Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation.
In this entertaining musical, Claudia and her brother Jamie run away from home and secretly hide out in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Can they work together to solve a major museum mystery that could bring them wealth and fame?
Bullied by her two mean stepsisters, Cinderella’s future looks bleak until her Fairy Godmother casts a spell and sends her to the prince’s ball. A magical evening ends with a lost slipper and a young girl whose life is transformed in this musical theatre production that is bursting with hilarity.
A high-energy musical production about the Smedley Tornadoes who never won a football game, that is until the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp whips the team into shape. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.
Comedian Robert Post barely survived Middle School. In this new performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today, video testimonials by kids and their advocates, along with a generous dose of humor, resonate with school and public audiences alike.
Bill Blagg’s Magic Science Lab will have students on the edge of their seats…in the classroom or at home…as they discover how science creates magic right before their very eyes! Students join Bill inside the Magic Science Lab where they will explore how magicians use the “secret” five step process (The Scientific Method) to create their illusions!