This April, the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) presents magical Kids + Family shows, hilarious comedians in its monthly Laughs in the Loft series, 80s icon and singer of “I Think We’re Alone Now” Tiffany, and so much more.

“Partnerships, richly diverse voices, fun for kids and families, and an 80’s icon are the big centerpieces this April at SOPAC,” says Executive Director Stephen Beaudoin.  “I’m truly excited for the wonderous 1980’s teen icon Tiffany to make her SOPAC debut with us on April 15, and for the terrific kids and family shows ahead, including the return of our partnership with WBGO for their Kids Jazz Concert Series on Saturday, April 8 (a free event!).  I can’t wait to see you this April at SOPAC.”

Join us at SOPAC for these spectacular artists and so many more this April!  Tickets for all April 2023 shows are on sale now.


Explore SOPAC’s April 2023 shows below

Kids + Family Series
The Heart & Soul of Magic
No Smoke, No Mirrors Tour featuring Ran’D Shine and Jamahl Keyes
Saturday, April 1 at 1PM

Breathtaking, mind-blowing, and astonishing are just a few words that describe The Heart & Soul of Magic. This show features two world-class magicians, Ran’D Shine and Jamahl Keyes, in a unique production that weaves a tapestry of psychological illusions, comedy and music to create an immersive amazing experience that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Tickets starting at $18. 
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Kids + Family Series
The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety
The World’s Most Unique 2-Person Circus Show!
Sunday, April 2 at 1PM

The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety is a fast-paced, high-energy circus show for all ages showcasing incredible feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, circus stunts, contortion, magic, and audience interaction all wrapped up in a blanket of comedy.
Tickets starting at $23. 
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Laughs in the Loft
Featuring comedians Matt Jenkins, Chris Lamberth, Sonya Via, and Ray Gootz
Wednesday, at 7:30PM

Join us for Laughs in the Loft, a monthly series featuring stand-up comics from our own backyard, Brooklyn and beyond!
Tickets starting at $22. 
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Shadows, The Pop Art Show
Saturday, April 15 at 8PM

Don’t miss legendary 80s Pop star Tiffany’s SOPAC debut! Known for Rock and Pop infused hits such as “I Think We’re Alone Now” and “Could’ve Been”, Tiffany is ready to bare her soul and invite listeners to walk with her into the light with her eleventh studio album, Shadows.  And after the concert, keep the energy and fun going at the 80s throwback dance party in The Loft at SOPAC!
Tickets starting at $39. 
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Jazz in the Loft 
Vince Ector’s Organatomy Trio+
Sunday, April 16 at 7PM

Enjoy an evening of “soulful mainstream Jazz” (Jazz Wise) with Vince Ector’s Organatomy Trio+, including Pat Bianchi on keyboard and Bruce Williams on alto and soprano sax.  This is a Jazz in the Loft event you don’t want to miss!
Tickets starting at $20. 
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Shows presented by SOPAC’s Community Partners

Jerome Jennings Sextet
Presented by WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series
Saturday, April 8 at 1PM

Join WBGO Radio as it celebrates its 44th birthday and Jazz Appreciation Month with the return of the WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series!  The Jerome Jennings Sextet, led by Emmy Award-winning composer and drummer Jerome Jennings, will present a concert exploring Jazz melodies and inviting audience participation.
Free admission (all adults must be accompanied by at least one child).
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Women Composers of Chicago’s Black Renaissance
Michelle Cann, Piano

Presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council as part of their Classical Concert Series
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30PM

Don’t miss the chance to hear a pianist the Boston Music Intelligencer praises as “a compelling, sparkling virtuoso,” and La Scena Musicale lauds as being “technically fearless with…an enormous, rich sound.”  Michelle Cann presents Seton Hall University’s Classical Concert Series on Women Composers of Chicago’s Black Renaissance, a journey through both word and music.
Tickets starting at $5.
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Seton Hall Theatre presents
Disney’s Freaky Friday
Presented by the Seton Hall University Arts Council as part of the Seton Hall Theatre Program
Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29 at 8PM & Sunday, April 30 at 2PM

Join us for Seton Hall Theatre’s production of Freaky Friday, a new musical adaptation of the classic novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films.
Tickets starting at $5. 
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Experience all these shows and more this April at SOPAC!