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.
Live performances can be an unforgettable experience that 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 experience.
Seating at performances 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 your group’s needs.
To book your school group reservations, please contact Linda Beard at (973) 382-1035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Performances at SOPAC are supported in part by SOPAC Season Sponsor BCB Community Bank, The Hearst Foundations, Orange Orphan Society, and George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.
Charlotte's Web is the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
Bold. Dramatic. Visionary. LUX Orchestra initiative is an explosion of light, sound and music. Founded by conductor and composer Brent Chancellor, LUX, in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Center and SOPAC, LUX presents a new vision for classical music specifically aimed at inspiring young audiences. LUX merges high energy performance, lightshows, and synchronized projections to introduce students to the orchestra in a uniquely engaging way.
A musical adaptation of this classic fairy tale. Join our modern-day young hero, Jack, spin the tale of trading the family cow for three magic beans. Watch the giant beanstalk grow and our hero climb through the clouds to meet an ill-tempered giant.
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!
Martin’s Dream brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech and song. Watch as Dr. King tells the story of his life, from his childhood to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.