South Orange Performing Arts Center

South Orange Performing Arts Center
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About Us:

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a state-of-the-art performing arts center in South Orange, New Jersey featuring Singer-Songwriters, Blues, Jazz, Comedy, Theatre, Dance, and so much more.

SOPAC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that delivers artistic, educational, and innovative experiences within an intimate, inviting environment, and promotes regional involvement in the arts, serving as a catalyst for economic development and continued revitalization of South Orange’s downtown business district. The SOPAC facility consists of an intimate 415-seat performance hall in addition to the spectacular SOPAC Loft which hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs. The 5 movie theaters at SOPAC are operated by Bow-Tie Cinemas.  

SOPAC is home of Seton Hall University Arts Council performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz in the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions. SOPAC partners with the Juilliard School of Music to present the Juilliard @ SOPAC series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC presents performances by its theatre company in residence, Midtown Direct Rep, and its dance company in residence, Lydia Johnson Dance.


Recent News

SOPAC Nominated in 2020 Jerseyarts.Com People's Choice Awards

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Among Nominees for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in 12th Annual ContestSouth Orange, N.J. -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Small…

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‘Hometown Team’ of SOPAC and BCB Bank Announce 3-Year Sponsorship in Support of SOPAC’s Exciting Stage Lineup

BCB Bank’s Premiere Season Sponsorship begins with 2019-20 programsSouth Orange, NJ -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), now celebrating its 14th season of premier live entertainment, on Jan 14th announced a generous sponsorship…

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SOPAC Announces 'Craig Sumberg' as New Executive Director

Craig Sumberg Brings Leadership and Fundraising Skills to New Jersey's “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center”South Orange, NJ -- The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Sumberg as…

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Performance: 'Cherish the Ladies - Celtic Christmas' at SOPAC

A SOPAC holiday favorite is back by popular demand with 2 performances!South Orange, NJ -- Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies celebrates the holiday season with Celtic Christmas, a tour that includes back-to-back performances in a return…

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EagleMania - The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band at SOPAC

EAGLEMANIA — THE WORLD’S GREATEST EAGLES TRIBUTE BANDIf you like The Eagles, you will love EagleManiaBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!South Orange, NJ -- EagleMania - The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band, which has been thrilling…

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The Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp at SOPAC

THE HOT SARDINES’ HOLIDAY STOMP!Jazz ensemble brings sizzling winter celebration to SOPACThose mischief-makers of hot Jazz, The Hot Sardines, make a joyful return to SOPAC with The Hot Sardines’ Holiday Stomp!A rollicking evening of Hot…

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Martin Sexton to Perform at SOPAC

MARTIN SEXTON‘The best live performer I’ve ever seen’ – John Mayer, singer-songwriterSouth Orange, NJ -- Prolific recording artist and acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist Martin Sexton (“Glory Bound,”…

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Five For Fighting with String Quartet Playing at SOPAC

FIVE FOR FIGHTING WITH STRING QUARTET PLAYING THEIR HITS AND HOLIDAY FAVORITESFive For Fighting, the one-man band of Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter John Ondrasik, will be accompanied by a dynamic string quartet when he rings in the…

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'Just Dance…' On Exhibition at the Herb and Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC

'Just Dance...' Steve Vaccariello Exposed In A Photography Exhibit, Curated by Jeremy MossSouth Orane, NJ -- The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts JUST DANCE…, a new exhibition by the prominent…

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Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy to SOPAC

Compelling live show features custom-made films and cutting-edge performances that honor the musical legacy of ELP. "Come and see the show!"South Orange, NJ -- Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of…

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An Evening with Broadway's Tony Yazbeck at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck, a Tony Award nominee for his starring role in the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town, performs his spellbinding An Evening with Broadway’s Tony Yazbeck.This is one of the…

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Giants of Jazz 22 Honors Life and Music of Harold Mabern at SOPAC

Jazz greats gather at SOPAC for posthumous tribute to New Jersey pianist and educatorSouth Orange, NJ -- Jazz all-stars salute one of their own – the late piano legend and influential music educator Harold Mabern in Giants of Jazz 22 Honoring…

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2019 SOPAC Gala Celebrates Community Advancement: Local Luminaries Honored

South Orange, NJ -- The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of local leaders at its 2019 Gala. This annual event is an important part of the Center’s fundraising, as well as recognizing the very valuable…

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Savion Glover and The Ideal Ensemble Concert at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Tony Award-winning tap phenomenon Savion Glover (Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, Shuffle Along) makes a highly anticipated return engagement to SOPAC.Sponsored in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,…

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25th Anniversary Concert: On A Winter’s Night at SOPAC

25th Anniversary Concert: On A Winter’S Night – Featuring the talents ofCHRISTINE LAVINJOHN GORKACHERYL WHEELERPATTY LARKINCLIFF EBERHARDTSouth Orange, NJ -- Five of the most brilliant stars of the singer-songwriter movement of the past…

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Dana Fuchs in the Loft at SOPAC

An intimate evening of Southern blues with the compelling singer-songwriter of Love Lives OnSouth Orange, NJ -- Soulful singer and songwriter Dana Fuchs performs at SOPAC in the sophisticated, urban-style setting of The Loft in support of her…

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Laura and Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Tony Award winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti shares the SOPAC stage with the vocalist who most influenced her life and future career -- her mother, Linda Benanti -- in Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On, a…

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The World Famous 'Glenn Miller Orchestra' Returns to SOPAC by Popular Demand

South Orange, NJ -- Considered one of the greatest, most sought-after bands of all time, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, under the direction of vocalist Nick Hilscher, fills SOPAC with the unique jazz sound and swing of the Big Band…

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Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey along with Mary Travers founded the legendary Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The group performed for nearly 50 years, won five Grammy Awards, and produced 13 Top 40 hits. They earned eight gold…

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R and B Soul Singer Jon B at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician, noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love of Soul.…

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Darlingside at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Darlingside is a four-person indie folk band from Boston, MA. The band consists of Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft. Their style has been described as “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded,…

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Flor De Toloache at SOPAC

South Orange, NJ -- Flor de Toloache, the Latin Grammy Award-winning group, made New York City history as the first and only all­-women mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol.…

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'1964' The Tribute at SOPAC

Beatles Tribute Hailed as “The Greatest” by Rolling StoneSouth Orange, NJ -- Tickets are now on sale for “1964” The Tribute. This tribute to the early Beatles captures the electricity and excitement that generated the…

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'Sweet Honey in the Rock' at SOPAC

Tickets Now on Sale for Sweet Honey In The Rock World-Renowned A Cappella Ensemble Brings Songs of Joy and Social Justice Performance American Sign Language Interpreted.South Orange, NJ -- Now celebrating their 45th anniversary, Sweet Honey In The…

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SOPAC Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

South Orange Performing Arts Center Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank FoundationEducation Programs Benefit with Support from the FoundationSouth Orange, NJ -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) announced it has received a…

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Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner in 'Alone and Together' at SOPAC

Tickets Now on Sale for Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner in “Alone & Together”Acclaimed Women of Song bring Musical Magic to the SOPAC StageSouth Orange, NJ -- Tickets are now on sale for Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner in…

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Jon B to Perform at SOPAC

Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love Soul. His early influences…

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Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey to Perform at SOPAC

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey along with Mary Travers founded the legendary Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The group performed for nearly 50 years, won five Grammy Awards, and produced 13 Top 40 hits. They earned eight gold and five platinum…

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Gaelic Storm Drink 'Em Down Tour to SOPAC

"Storm" alert! Band's 59-date itinerary includes SOPAC whistle-stopSouth Orange, NJ -- With two decades of success and over 2,000 shows to its credit, the rollicking Irish band Gaelic Storm returns to SOPAC for a much-anticipated appearance. Gaelic…

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SOPAC Announces Leadership Change

Executive Director 'Mark Packer' Ends Tenure at Performing Arts CenterSouth Orange, NJ -- Chairman of the South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Board of Governors Paul Bartick regretfully announces that Mark Packer is leaving the executive…

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South Orange Summer Nights Concert 2019 at the Meadowland Park

South Orange Summer Nights Concert:July 3: Exodus SupremeExodus Supreme plays a unique blend of Reggae, R&B, Latin, Pop and Rock from the 60s to today.July 10: Mark Murphy and FriendsLocal singer-songwriter Mark Murphy is also the founder and…

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Sinbad Performance at SOPAC

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane.Sinbad ended up…

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Rufus Wainwright at SOPAC

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus and Special Guest: The RailsRufus Wainwright, one of the premier male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has…

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'Toad the Wet Sprocket' Show at SOPAC

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful Alternative Rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a Contemporary Folk-Pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled…

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Paula Poundstone at SOPAC

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!,…

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The Machine Performs Pink Floyd at SOPAC

Come Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Machine with 3 Albums, 1 Incredible Night: Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon, Wish You Were Here & Animals.Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band,…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Texas Hold ‘EM Tournament And Casino Night Raised Funds And Friends

SOUTH ORANGE- The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) kicked off its Spring fundraising with a spectacular Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Casino Night on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Crestmont Country Club in West Orange. The exciting…

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Savor the Arts - El Segundo Plato at SOPAC

A crescendo of Spanish romance will soon descend upon the SOPAC Loft with Savor the Arts – El Segundo Plato. Several food and beverage purveyors will be on hand to share NJ’s finest Latin-themed offerings. will host the opening tapas.…

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Political Commentator and Author David Frum at SOPAC on May 23 as Part of Independent Voices Speaker Series

On May 23 at 7:30 p.m. the presents political commentator David Frum as part of its Independent Voices series. He will speak about Real Problems, Real Solutions: Transformative Ideas for Todays Political Landscape, followed by questions from the…

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Nimbus Brings World Premiere to SOPAC

Artistic Director Samuel Pott and Grammy Award-Nominated Timothy Eriksen Collaborate on Hollow Square The season at SOPAC continues with performing at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) March 29 at 8 p.m. The program features the premiere…

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Bluegrass Legends Del McCoury and David Grisman at South Orange Performing Arts Center on March 20

Through the years generations of Bluegrass lovers have flocked to legend Del McCoury for an exciting musical ride through the decades, beginning in the 1960s. SOPAC is proud to present multi-award-winner Del McCoury, along with multi-instrument…

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Plainfield Native Alexis Morrast at SOPAC on March 15

Plainfield native Alexis Morrast is a 17-year-old musical phenomenon who has impressed and enchanted audiences around the world. She appeared in front of a sold-out house last year at SOPAC. Now she’s back, much to the delight of her fans.…

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Rising Jazz Singer Cyrille Aimée Brings Sondheim Adventure to SOPAC on March 31

Cyrille Aimée brings her acclaimed show A Sondheim Adventure to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. Hailed for her interpretations of the Sondheim masterworks, Cyrille Aimée brings a jazzy fresh…

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American Theater Group Announces Non-Equity Auditions for Bridges of Madison County

American Theater Group, SOPAC’s professional Equity theatre company in-residence, announces auditions for non-Equity actors for the musical The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, based on the best-selling novel…

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Pete Davidson Rescheduled Performance at SOPAC on February 25th

Saturday Night Live featured player and comedy superstar Pete Davidson has rescheduled his recently postponed performance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. The popular television and stand up personality will now appear Monday, February 25…

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SOPAC Launches 2020 Membership Campaign

This month SOPAC is proud to launch MEMBERSHIP 2020, a membership drive with the goal of doubling SOPAC’s household membership by the end of 2020. As part of the launch SOPAC has introduced a brand-new membership program, featuring added…

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Saturday Night Live Comedian Pete Davidson Brings Stand-up to SOPAC on February 19

Saturday Night Live featured player and comedy superstar Pete Davidson brings his standup to New Jersey in a just-announced laugh-out-loud performance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. Pete Davidson…

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SOPAC Nominated for 5th time as Favorite Small Performing Arts Center

is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Now in its 11th year, the annual awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New…

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Mardi Gras 2019 Featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Special Guest Cha Wa at SOPAC

Don’t miss this feel-good Mardi Gras Celebration featuring two world famous music machines! The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit,…

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Performance: Don McLean at SOPAC

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. “American Pie” was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365…

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Award-Winning Comedian Todd Barry's Performance at SOPAC

Comedian Todd Barry has confirmed a rescheduled date of December 14 at 8 p.m. at SOPAC to replace his cancelled engagement earlier in the month. “We are delighted that Todd Barry is able to come back to SOPAC so soon,” said SOPAC’s…

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Full Casting and Creative Team Announced for Tell Them I'm Still Young - American Theater Group at SOPAC

American Theater Group proudly announces the full cast and creative team for its World Premiere production of Tell Them I’m Still Young, a new play by Julia Doolittle, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on January 24 - February 3,…

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The Klezmatics' Happy Joyous Hanukkah at SOPAC on November 29

The foremost and best-loved Klezmer band, The Klezmatics, offer a program from their Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics for Hanukkah. The Klezmatics bring their hip, East Village sensibility to the South Orange…

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Weight Band With Former Members of The Band at SOPAC on December 9

The Weight Band, the re-imagined band of legendary rock group The Band, will perform Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at South Orange Performing Arts Center. The Weight Band is dedicated to honoring the legacy of The Band and is comprised of former…

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Classic Stones Live! The Complete Rolling Stones Tribute Show at SOPAC on December 15

The Rolling Stones, the greatest Blues band of all time, couldn’t make it to SOPAC on their 2018 tour. Instead, the acclaimed tribute band Classic Stones Live! makes an appearance on the SOPAC stage December 15 at 8:00 p.m. for those who like…

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American Theater Group's Tell Them I'm Still Young at SOPAC

American Theater Group proudly announces the World Premiere production of Tell Them I’m Still Young, by Julia Doolittle, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on January 24-February 3, 2019. The cast includes two award-winning leading…

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The Naked Magicians Take It All Off at SOPAC for a Night of Magic Muscles and Endless Laughs

The Naked Magicians will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on November 3 at 8 p.m. Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, the duo will forego top hats and capes for full…

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Comedians Todd Barry and Jim Tews at SOPAC on November 17

Comedian Todd Barry has been performing for decades, bringing his dry humor and sharp wit to stages all over the world. Now, audiences at South Orange Performing Arts Center will get a taste of his special brand of razor-edge comedy on November 17…

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Vivian Green Brings Soulful Sounds to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on November 24

Philadelphia-born Vivian Green shot to stardom in 2002 with her smash single “Emotional Rollercoaster,” and if her career has also been a rollercoaster- it’s been a heckuva ride. Between recording several albums, and composing for…

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SOPAC Presents Legends Dave Alvin and JImmie Dale Gilmore on November 1

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been filling canvasses with music of the American West for decades, coming from two very different directions. Now, they will play together at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on November 1 at 7:30 p.m.…

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Chef Leia Gaccione Wins Top Honors at SOPAC's Savor the Arts

An Evening of Culinary Adventure at Sopac Chef Kwame Williams (Montclair) Earns Kudos On Tuesday, Sept. 25, SOPAC hosted a sold out crowd for Savor the Arts –An Evening of Culinary Adventure in the Loft. Patrons mixed and mingled, as…

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SOPAC to host Savor the Arts - An Evening of Culinary Adventure on September 25

New Jersey’s best farm-to-table chefs will soon be showcasing their wares in the height of the fall harvest season. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m., SOPAC hosts  in the Loft. Several New Jersey food and beverage purveyors will be on hand…

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SOPAC Gala Celebrates Local Luminaries and Honors Dionne Warwick

The South Orange Performing Arts Center will celebrate the countless contributions of community leaders Samuel M. Convissor, Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph at its 2018 Gala, October 27, 6-11 p.m. They will be honored for their long-time philanthropy and…

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The Manhattans Featuring Gerald Alston Bring Vocal Magic to SOPAC Stage on September 29

Featuring the golden voice of Gerald Alston, the legendary Manhattans make a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on September 29 at 8:00 p.m.  With a Grammy Award for “Shining Star,” this tight-knit group is…

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Playin' Around South Orange Kicks Off on Aug 25

Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the sixth year on Sat., August 25 at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to five separate South Orange locations. Making their debut on the…

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Changes to Kids 'N Family Performances at SOPAC

Due to unforeseen circumstances, two previously announced Kids ‘N Family performances have been cancelled. The Amazing Max (FEB 10, 2018) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites (MAR 16, 2018) will not be…

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The Manhattans Featuring Gerald Alston at SOPAC

Winfred “Blue” Lovett, Richard Taylor, Kenny Kelly, George “Smitty” Smith and Sonny Bivins created the tight harmonic sound that is the signature of  The Manhattans, a legendary singing group. Blue was also the group…

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Madeleine Peyroux at SOPAC

Madeleine Peyroux’s musical journey is truly compelling, and reflects her independent spirit.  Known for her dusky, lyrical style, and affinity for reinterpreting classic Jazz, Blues, and Folk standards, Madeleine Peyroux is an artist who…

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The Naked Magicians at SOPAC

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 naughtiest magic show! The show features magic, mirth and…

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The Klezmatics 'Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie' at SOPAC

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.” You’ll soon feel the warm embrace of family tradition as…

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SOPAC Names Theater in Honor of Long-time Benefactors Jennifer and Tony Leitner

Tony and Jennifer Leitner were honored at a dedication ceremony in the lobby of the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday, June 18. Former Maplewood residents, the Leitners were lauded for their long-time and unswerving dedication to…

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Kids 'N Family Performances On Sale at SOPAC on June 29

Parents seeking great entertainment for their children need only head to the South Orange Performing Arts Center for a wide array of performances. With seven performances upcoming in the 2018-19 season, there’s sure to be something for all…

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SOPAC Presents "Voice of the Moody Blues" Justin Hayward on August 19

Enjoying fifty years at the peak of the music industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over, and now he will appear at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on August 19 at 7:30 p.m. He will perform many songs from his 2016…

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Stage, Television and Film Funnyman Colin Quinn in New Show "One in Every Crowd"

From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, Colin Quinn is apparently refusing to leave the business. So, if you enjoyed his other one man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent…

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Grammy Award Winner Patty Griffin at SOPAC on July 27

Grammy Award winner and seven-time Grammy Award nominee Patty Griffin is famed in song and verse for her prolific career. She brings her extensive catalogue of music, which spans from Americana to Folk and Country, to the South Orange Performing…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Seeking Visual Artists for “Playin’ Around South Orange”

South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Community Alliance (SOVCA) are pleased to announce that the application process for visual artists is now open for the 5th annual…

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Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at SOPAC Raised Friends and Funds

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) held a Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Casino Night fundraiser on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange. The exciting evening of poker and casino games was a…

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World Premiere Musical Small Town Story at SOPAC Announces Casting

The South Orange Performing Arts Center will host American Theater Group’s latest world premiere Small Town Story, a lively musical exploring the theater’s power to open minds, from May 31 through June 10.Featuring a book and lyrics from…

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Herb & Milly Iris Gallery Presents the 2018 Inspired Minds Exhibition

The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery will host its annual  featuring 50 of the most talented Essex County high school artists from May 17 through August 17.This year’s exhibition, opening with a…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: The Gruffalo at SOPAC

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old…

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Closing Reception for Joe Waks Kwalite Paintings Exhibit at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb and Milly Iris Gallery will host a closing reception for the current exhibition, Joe Waks’ “Kwalité Paintings” on Sunday, April 22, noon-3 p.m.The exhibit from New Jersey…

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Best of the Loft at SOPAC

South Orange Performing Arts Center’s famed Jazz and Blues in the Loft Series, curated by Lee May & Mike Griot, is now bringing more of a great thing to SOPAC audiences with   on May 6 at 7 p.m. Four of the most popular artists from…

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Peter, Paul and Mary's Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey Bring Classic Folk Music to SOPAC

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, known simply as Peter and Paul, of Peter, Paul and Mary fame, have reunited after many years for a short tour. They bring their classic Folk music and songs of protest to the South Orange Performing Arts Center…

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Tony Award-Winning Composer Stephen Schwartz Honored at American Theater Group Gala Benefit

American Theater Group (ATG), the professional theater company in-residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), will honor Tony Award Winning Broadway and Hollywood legendary composer Stephen Schwartz, at its Gala Benefit on April…

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Artists Who Innovate: A Celebration of New Jersey Choreographers

Choreographers are a rare breed of innovators. Moving dancers through space with humor, passion, elegance and power is their specialty. Now, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and South Orange Performing Arts Center proudly present , two…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: Treasure Island at SOPAC

Treasure Island conjures up a thrilling tale of adventure on the high seas in this fun-filled yarn of piracy and buried treasure. Jim Hawkins, cabin boy on the sailing ship “Hispaniola,” is drawn into this action-packed story full of…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center Honored As “Favorite Small Performing Art Center” In 2018 Jerseyarts.Com People’s Choice Awards

South Orange Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce that it has been named “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” in the 2018 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards for the fourth year in a row. Presented by Discover Jersey…

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Red Molly with Special Guest Ellis Paul at SOPAC

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly, known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting and warm and engaging presence will perform at SOPAC with special guest Ellis Paul on Friday, April 6 at 8PM. This very popular…

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Non-Equity Auditions for World Premiere Musical Small Town Story

American Theater Group, SOPAC’s professional Equity theatre company in-residence, announces auditions for non-Equity actors for the World Premiere musical Small Town Story by Sammy Buck and Brandon James Gwinn. The musical will be directed by…

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Bill Charlap Trio Plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday Celebration

The 100th birthday of the legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein will be celebrated at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. with the Bill Charlap Trio. Charlap, long an admirer of the remarkable and…

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Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

South Orange Performing Arts Center is proud to present Jazz violinist Regina Carter in Simply Ella, a tribute to the sublime Ella Fitzgerald, on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. A hundred years after her birth, the ever-eloquent Ella Fitzgerald continues…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny at SOPAC

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals. Before his bedtime, the rabbit goes around the room and notices items within eye sight and says goodnight to all of them. As the story continues, the rabbit gets more and more tired…

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Tap Dance Wizard and Tony Award-winner Savion Glover at SOPAC

Hailed by The New York Times as “the greatest tap dancer who has ever lived,” Savion Glover brings his high energy and fancy footwork to the South Orange Performing Arts Center stage on May 19 at 8 p.m. in a very special evening. The…

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Joe Waks Mixed-Media Paintings on Exhibit at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb and Milly Iris Gallery will host a new exhibit from New Jersey artist Joe Waks featuring mixed-media paintings featuring imagery from a by-gone era that sends the mind spinning into…

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Jose James in Bill Withers Tribute - March 2, 2018

South Orange Performing Arts Center presents José James in Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers () . A deep and soulful young vocalist whose international profile has exploded in the last few years, José James will…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at SOAPAC

A hilarious refresher on classic fairy tale characters who keep dropping in and out of each other’s stories! Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants, and nothing is quite the same as you remember it. The Stinky…

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Catherine Russell evokes Harlem Renaissance “Harlem on My Mind” at SOPAC, Feb. 10 at 8PM

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell has received universal acclaim since her debut album in 2006, Cat. She is a fresh and original voice." wrote Sinatra biographer, Will Friedwald, who picked Cat among his top 10 cds of the year.…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: Mark Nizer 4D at SOPAC

Mark Nizer 4D…The only live 3D show in the world!The phrase “Nothing Less Than Brilliant” (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedic antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer.Whether…

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Afro-Cuban All Stars Take the Stage At SOPAC - January 10, 2018

The Afro-Cuban All Stars are credited with re-introducing the classic sounds of popular Cuban music to the world. Led by Juan de Marcos Gonzàlez, the Afro-Cuban All Stars will bring the infectious rhythms of Cuba to the South Orange…

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A Good Farmer debuts in American Theater Group’s Inaugural Mainstage production at SOPAC - January 24 - February 4, 2018

What is the life of an immigrant worth? Are undocumented immigrants entitled to the American Dream? A Good Farmer () , by Sharyn Rothstein, explores these questions and more in American Theater Group’s inaugural mainstage production at SOPAC…

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New Jersey Artist Maeva Fouche Debuts New Exhibition “Form” At SOPAC’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery will host a new exhibit from New Jersey artist Maeva Fouche (http://www.maevafouche.com/) featuring abstract paintings of influences that surround our everyday lives, yet…

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Award Winning A Capella Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock Celebrates Holydays At SOPAC - December 2, 2017

Globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock will bring their award-winning talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center Stage Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning quartet has made it their mission to…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker at SOPAC

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker – A Tradition Since 1964American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets (new first act scenery!), thrilling…

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Legendary NJ Jazz Musician to be Honored at the 20th Annual Giants of Jazz Concert at SOPAC on Nov. 25

Legendary Jazz bassist and New Jersey native Buster Williams will be honored at the 20th Annual Giants of Jazz (https://www.sopacnow.org/giants-of-jazz/) concert at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Nov. 25. More than 20 of the…

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Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas Brings Good Cheer to SOPAC on Nov. 30

Cherish the Ladies (https://www.sopacnow.org/cherish-the-ladies/) , the Grammy Award-nominated, Irish-American super group will share their Irish heritage and love of traditional Christmas music with the South Orange Performing Arts Center on…

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The Klezmatics – Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie - December 21, 2017

The foremost and best-loved Klezmer band, The Klezmatics, offer a program from their Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics for Hanukkah. The Klezmatics bring their hip, East Village sensibility to the South Orange…

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World Class Israeli Violinist Tal First Comes to SOPAC as part of the Juilliard @ SOPAC Series

Tal First is an Israeli violinist making his mark as a young virtuoso. SOPAC is proud to present this rising young musician on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Now studying at the famed Juilliard conservatory in New York, his many awards and…

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Hall-of-Famer JD Souther Brings Musical Talent to SOPAC, November 12, 2017

Critically acclaimed award-winning singer-songwriter JD Souther will bring his musical talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. in An Evening With JD Souther. A musical man with a storied past, JD…

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Dead On Live resurrects the music of the Grateful Dead at SOPAC, November 18, 2017

Dead On Live returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead's rich and stylistically diverse legacy in full production, both as heard on the band's…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at SOPAC

The familiar tale of Snow White is given a new twist with actors AND puppets portraying the characters. Snow White’s stepmother becomes jealous of the young girl and schemes to rid herself of the beautiful maiden. The princess bites a poisoned…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center - Virtuoso Celtic Instrumental Group Lúnasa With Special Guest Tim O’brien

Irish super group Lúnasa (https://www.sopacnow.org/lunasa/) , with special guest Tim O’Brien will perform at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (https://www.sopacnow.org/lunasa/) on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30PM. Aficionados of…

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World Class Comedian, TV Personality and Actor Sinbad comes to SOPAC - November 9, 2017

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad (https://www.sopacnow.org/sinbad/) has had audiences laughing for over three decades. He will bring his comedic talents to the South…

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Kids ‘N Family Series: Sleeping Beauty at SOPAC

The tale of a beautiful princess, an enchantment and a handsome prince comes to life on stage in this production of Sleeping Beauty. King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at the birth of their daughter, Aurora, that they throw the biggest…

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Four-Time Grammy Award Nominee Melba Moore Comes to SOPAC - November 11, 2017

Four-time Grammy Award nominee, and Tony Award winner Melba Moore has been crossing genres from Broadway to recording star to television personality since the early ‘70s. Never willing to stand still, Melba Moore has continued to perform in…

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Aztec Two-Step Bring the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook to SOPAC - October 27, 2017

Aztec Two-Step, the ground-breaking Folk/Rock duo of the 60s and 70s will bring their musical talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m., to interpret the classic music of one of the greatest music duos of all…

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Alt-Indie Rock Group Rusted Root at SOPAC - October 15, 2017

Iconic Alternative-Indie Rock group Rusted Root burst onto the music scene with their first album Cruel Sun (1992), and are still going strong. They have cultivated the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has…

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The Wailers bring Roots, Rock & Reggae to SOPAC - October 12, 2017

The Wailers are the band that brought the late and great Bob Marley and Reggae music to the mainstream with smash hits like “One Love” and “Waiting in Vain”. After more than a decade away from the stage, the Wailers will once…

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SOPAC Announces Corporate Sponsors for October gala

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is thrilled to announce sponsorship partners for its 2017 Gala, scheduled for October 28. American Express, BCB Community Bank along with Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, part of the Edrington…

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Rising NJ Artist Michael Steinbrick to Show Insightful Photorealistic Paintings at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center’s Herb and Milly Iris Gallery will host a new exhibit from New Jersey artist Michael Steinbrick featuring photorealistic paintings of New York City that, in many cases, include thought-provoking…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) - Playin’ Around South Orange Kick-off

Playin’ Around South Orange, supported in part by Valley National Bank, kicks off for the fifth year on Sat., August 26 at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to five separate South…

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Grammy Award-Winner Lisa Fischer Steps into the Spotlight Appearing with Grand Baton at SOPAC October 14 at 8PM

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at South Orange Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 14 at 8 p.m. After four decades of singing background for music icons like the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner,…

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Legendary Songwriter JD Souther Brings His Lyrical Talents to SOPAC Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Critically acclaimed award-winning singer-songwriter JD Souther will bring his musical talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. in An Evening With JD Souther. A musical man with a storied past, JD…

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Comedian Gary Gulman Takes the Stage at SOPAC October 21

Gary Gulman is a comedy phenomenon who’s resume is a bountiful smorgasbord of life-experiences. Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now, he is one of the…

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SOPAC GALA Honors Local Luminaries and Celebrates Community Advancement

The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of three local leaders at its 2017 Gala, October 28, 6-11 p.m. Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly, Mila M. Jasey of the 47th Legislative District, South Orange…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Seeking Visual Artists for “Playin’ Around South Orange”

South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance are pleased to announce that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’…

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American Theater Group Stages Reading of New Play Levity by NY Playwright Stephanie DiMaggio

New York playwright Stephanie DiMaggio has written a play that wrestles with the impact of family secrets, and the fallout that ensues when fame and fortune don’t necessarily bring happiness. Now, American Theater Group will present a reading of…

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Broadway Star Laura Benanti Brings Tony Award-Winning Magic to South Orange Performing Arts Center

Acclaimed Broadway leading lady Laura Benanti (http://www.sopacnow.org/laura-benanti/) , a Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award-nominated actress, will perform at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 3 at 8 p.m. She…

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Lake Wobegon Radio Personality Garrison Keillor at SOPAC, November 28, 2017

Garrison Keillor, beloved writer, radio personality and performer will grace the SOPAC stage Tuesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by long-time friends and radio co-stars Robin and Linda Williams, who have been performing for over…

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Colin Hay Brings Fierce Mercy To Sopac October 19 At 7:30pm

Colin Hay, of the ‘80s hit band Men at Work, will make his way to the SOPAC stage Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. The ‘80s new wave icon has been kept himself busy since Men at Work split in the late ‘80s with various solo projects and…

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Maplewood Playwright Erin Mallon Debuts New Play at SOPAC in May 21 Reading

Maplewood resident Erin Mallon, an accomplished playwright, actor and voice-over artist, has her feet firmly planted in several areas of artistic expression. She could be considered a consummate multi-careerist as she continues to bring energy and…

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Matthew Sweet Brings Musical Treats To Sopac September 24 Performance Features New Album Tomorrow Forever

Rock and roll icon Matthew Sweet will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. to play music from his new album Tomorrow Forever. This is Sweet’s fifth album of new material since 2011’s…

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Gaelic Storm Blows Into South Orange June 2 at 8PM - Celtic Band Mixes Tradition With the Unexpected

Gaelic Storm, multi-national Celtic-fusion band will play their way to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org/gaelic-storm) stage Friday, June 2 at 8 p.m. The eclectic band has been touring for two decades, gaining acclaim…

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The Second City Invites You To Play With Them At Sopac In South Orange On May 12 At 8pm

On May 12, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ at 8 p.m. with “We’re All In This Room Together.” Full of the live and in-your-face entertainment…

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The Weight, featuring former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group at SOPAC May 13 at 8 p.m.

The Weight, the re-imagined band of legendary rock group The Band, will perform Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at South Orange Performing Arts Center. The Weight is dedicated to honoring the legacy of The Band and comprised of former members and those…

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Kathy Mattea brings “The Acoustic Living Room” to SOPAC May 6 at 8PM

Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea brings the sounds of Nashville to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 6 at 8 p.m. Longtime friend and collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, is featured as he joins her in “Songs and Stories with…

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Roger Mcguinn Appears At SOPAC, May 4, 2017

Roger McGuinn, legendary guitarist and founder of the 1960s Folk-Rock band the Byrds, will perform live at the South Orange Performing Arts on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Known for his instantly recognizable hits “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles…

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Storm Large with Le Bonheur at SOPAC, May 5, 2017

Storm Large, along with her band Le Bonheur, returns to the stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center May 5 at 8 p.m. to enchant audiences with Stormy Love, her singular renditions of American songbook classics. Known for her passionate vocal…

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David Bromberg Quintet - May 11, 2017

DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm South Orange Performing Arts Center 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ 07079 973-313-2787 www.sopacnow.org/ Tickets: $38-$58 “The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them…

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Comic Louie Anderson at SOPAC, June 17, 2017

Comedian Louie Anderson (http://www.sopacnow.org/louie-anderson/) will take the stage at SOPAC on June 17th at 8 p.m. Performing across the country to standing-room-only crowds, Louie Anderson is one of America’s most recognized and adored comics.…

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American Theater Group presents Stage Reading of A Good Farmer at SOPAC, April 2, 2017

American Theater Group, the South Orange Performing Arts Center’s new theatre company in-residence, presents a staged reading of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. The powerful story, set in upstate New York, tells a…

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SOPAC Voted Favorite Performing Arts Center in Peoples Choice Awards

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce that it has been named “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” in the 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. Presented by Discover Jersey Arts, a program of the ArtPride New…

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Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan at SOPAC, May 19

Joan Osborne, a multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter will take the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 19 at 8 p.m. to pay tribute to music legend and Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Dylan. When asked about the…

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Blues and Roots Master David Bromberg Returns to SOPAC, May 11, 2017

David Bromberg, a godfather of Americana music, award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, gifted song interpreter and lauded bandmate pays a return visit to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 11 at 7:30 p.m., along with…

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Guitar Masters Chris Smither and David Lindley at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), March 23, 2017

Chris Smither and David Lindley are two true guitar masters. On Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. these two performers will take the stage to carry the audience on an incredible musical journey. Combining the traditional acoustic blues folk sound of…

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Triple Threat Dance Showcase returns to SOPAC Stage Multi-Cultural Night of Dance Celebrates Diversity

Triple Threat Dance Showcase triumphantly returns to the stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center Friday, March 17th at 8 p.m. to shine the spotlight on three diverse New Jersey dance companies. Umoja Dance Company, Alborada Spanish Dance…

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Award-Winning Korean Violinist Bomsori Kim at SOPAC March 5, 2017

Award-winning violinist Bomsori Kim (http://www.sopacnow.org/bomsori-kim) makes her debut on the SOPAC stage March 5 at 3PM. Ms. Kim, a native of Korea, has achieved the highest levels at many competitions and has performed with major symphony…

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Fun Storyteller David Gonzalez at SOPAC on March 4, 2017

Aesop Bops! with David Gonzalez (http://www.sopacnow.org/aesop-bops/) is coming to SOPAC on March 4 at 2 p.m. It’s a fast-paced, family-fun concert with David Gonzalez, an award-winning storyteller. Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop’s…

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Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul “With Genevieve!” (http://www.sopacnow.org/disneys-choo-choo-soul-genevieve/) Genevieve and her beat-boxing, break-dancing railroad engineer, DC are bringing Choo-Choo Soul to South Orange on February 26 at 1 p.m. and 4…

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Marcia Ball & the Subdudes bring Mardi Gras to SOPAC, February 25, 2017

Marcia Ball and The Subdudes (http://www.sopacnow.org/mardi-gras/) will delight longtime zydeco music fans and give newcomers plenty of reasons to join this feel-good Mardi Gras Celebration when they bring their own brand of foot-stomping musical…

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The Improvised Shakespeare Co. at SOPAC February 24 at 8 p.m.

Witness The Improvised Shakespeare Co (http://www.sopacnow.org/improvised-shakespeare/) . create a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes at SOPAC on February 24 at 8 p.m.! In the unpredictably hilarious fashion of…

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Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal at SOPAC February 3

Grammy Award-winning Americana singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash (http://www.sopacnow.org/rosanne-cash/) will perform a concert at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on FEB 3 at 8 p.m. featuring music from her multiple Grammy Award-winning album…

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars Performing at SOPAC February 15

Formed in a West African refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (http://www.sopacnow.org/sierra-leones-refugee-stars/) have risen from the ashes of war to bring the world songs of hope, faith and joy. The South Orange Performing Arts Center…

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SOPAC and SOMA Film Festival Nominated for People's Choice Awards

South Orange Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce its nomination for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the 2017 JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. SOMA Film Festival, co-produced by SOPAC, is nominated for Favorite Film…

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Winter weekend at SOPAC features Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show January 13 and Comedian Tom Papa January 14

Kicking off the new year with high-energy and laughs, SOPAC presents the renowned Stones tribute band, Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show on January 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and stand-up comedian Tom Papa on January 14, 2016 at 8:00…

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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 to the…

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Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC - Brings Eclectic Vision to Programming

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Jeremy Moss as the curator for the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, located Center at One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ. He will be overseeing the strategic…

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Cherish the Ladies – A Celtic Christmas coming to SOPAC December 17 at 8 p.m.

Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup, Cherish the Ladies will perform at SOPAC on December 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Called “passionate, tender and rambunctious” by the New York Times, Cherish the Ladies was formed in New York City in…

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Delta Rae – Winter Acoustic Tour at SOPAC, December 15, 2016

Delta Rae, the North Carolina Folk-Rock sextet is bringing their big vocals and percussion to South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org) on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with the brilliant, American Folk-Rock…

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SOPAC Announces Theatre in-Residence - American Theater Group Makes South Orange its New Home

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. The company, headed by Producing Artistic Director James Vagias, will…

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A Chanticleer Christmas at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Celebrate the holidays with Chanticleer (http://www.sopacnow.org/chanticleer-christmas/) at the South Orange Performing Arts Center Center on December 3 at 8 p.m. as they perform seasonal anthems and carols written by some of the greatest American…

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John Pizzarelli Quartet at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Swing right in to the holiday season as SOPAC presents the John Pizzarelli Quartet on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. He was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz” and The Toronto…

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Drummer Jimmy Cobb Honored at Giants of Jazz at SOPAC, November 26, 2016

The South Orange Performing Arts Center and John Lee & Jazz Legacy Productions proudly present Giants of Jazz 19, this year honoring legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb, on Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. The night will include performances by Jazz…

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Get the Led Out at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Get the Led Out – the American Led Zeppelin will make an appearance on the SOPAC stage November 17 at 7:30 p.m. The band is well known for their professionalism and passion for bringing the music of the English Rock band Led Zeppelin back to life.…

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Carl Palmer Pays Tribute to Keith Emerson in “Remembering Keith and the music of Emerson, Lake and Palmer”

The talented Carl Palmer, of the successful band Emerson Lake and Palmer, will take the SOPAC stage November 11 at 8:00 p.m. to pay tribute to his late friend and former bandmate Keith Emerson, who died several months ago. Drum enthusiasts can…

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Average White Band at SOPAC

Renowned Funk performers, Average White Band, will make a return appearance on the SOPAC stage November 10 at 7:30 p.m. The band is perhaps most widely known for their instrumental mega-hits “Pick up the Pieces” and “Cut the Cake.” Their…

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Indigo Girls Add Second Show at SOPAC

The Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers) will be appearing at South Orange Performing Arts Center on October 28 at 10:30 p.m. This performance was added after the first show sold out in record time. “We are excited to be presenting the Indigo…

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Humpty Dumpty and the Big Book of Nursery Rhymes at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Humpty Dumpty and the Big Book of Nursery Rhymes at SOPAC (http://www.sopacnow.org/eaglemania/) on November 5 at 2:00 p.m. Join Humpty Dumpty and all your favorite nursery rhyme characters on a musical adventure! Humpty Dumpty, an English nursery…

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Josh Ritter Appears at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Popular Folk singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter, returns to SOPAC November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Known for his strong voice, keen wit, and evocative way with words, Ritter has quickly taken his place as one of the most acclaimed young songwriters of his…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Gala scheduled on October 29, 2016

The South Orange Performing Arts Center is celebrating a decade of presenting superb arts events to the region with a Gala on October 29, 6-11 p.m. The iconic building, located at One SOPAC Way in the heart of the South Orange Village, will host the…

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Taylor Hicks at SOPAC November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Taylor (http://www.sopacnow.org/richard-thompson/) Hicks, one of the most beloved and popular American Idol winners of all time is performing at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org) on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Since his…

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Classic Albums Live Perform Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon at SOPAC, October 20, 2016

Classic Albums Live will perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at SOPAC (http://www.sopacnow.org/eaglemania/) on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Classic Albums Live masters the art of taking classic albums and performing them live, on stage with a…

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The Princess and the Pea Kicks off Kids ‘N Family Performances at SOPAC

The beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Princess and the Pea, comes to life on the South Orange Performing Arts Center stage on October 15 at 2 p.m. This fun, and funny, musical tells the story of a Princess who is introduced to the King and…

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Soul and Funk Legend Maceo Parker At SOPAC - October 9, 2016

Soul and Funk music legend Maceo Parker (http://www.sopacnow.org/maceo-parker/) appears on the SOPAC (http://sopacnow.org/) stage OCT 9 at 7:30PM in a performance that promises to embellish on the soul/funk traditions first made popular in the…

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An Acoustic Evening with Richard Thompson at SOPAC

Richard Thompson (http://www.sopacnow.org/richard-thompson/), one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters, makes a return appearance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org/) on October 8 at…

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Acclaimed Eagles Tribute Band, EagleMania, to Perform at SOPAC September 17 at 8:00 p.m.

Acclaimed Eagles tribute band, EagleMania (http://www.sopacnow.org/eaglemania/) , will return to the SOPAC (http://www.sopacnow.org/eaglemania/) stage September 17 at 8:00 p.m. The veteran musicians that comprise EagleMania have made a name for…

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Playin’ Around South Orange is Back! Bringing Art and Music to the Streets

Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the fourth year in a row on Saturday, August 27th at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to seven separate South Orange locations. The…

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Alternative Rocker, Matthew Sweet, Takes the SOPAC Stage on September 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Popular Alternative musician Matthew Sweet performs at SOPAC September 15 at 7:30 p.m. Matthew is best known for his 1991 album, Girlfriend. After its release, he emerged as the leading figure of the American Power Pop revival. The follow-up to…

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Politico: Art & The Humanities – New Art Exhibition, one show of a local Gallery Collaboration featuring multiple artists, and 3 other exhibitions

SOPAC’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery Unveils a New Art Exhibition Starting September 8th Featuring Artists: Luis Alves, Aileen Bassis, Eric Beckerich, Kevin Bradley (Church Of Type), Kathy Cantwell, Russell Christian, Christopher Cox (Change The…

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The Taj Mahal Trio Brings World-Class Blues to SOPAC

World-Famous Bluesman Taj Mahal brings his trio to SOPAC June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award alongside such luminaries as Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, and Flaco Jimenez.…

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Popular New Jersey Rock Band, The Smithereens, Play SOPAC on June 18, 2016

New Jersey’s premier rock band, The Smithereens (http://www.sopacnow.org/smithereens/) , come to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org/) June 18 at 8 p.m. Known for hits “A Girl Like You,” “Behind the Wall of…

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Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Dead on Live to Play at South Orange Performing Arts Center

New York and New Jersey’s premier Grateful Dead cover band, Dead on Live (http://www.deadonlive.com/) , returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org/) June 10 at 8 p.m. Multi-instrumentalist, touring and recording…

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My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, & I’m in Therapy at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

May 4-22, 2016 Steve Solomon’s two-time award-winning show, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy, has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country, becoming one of the longest-running…

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Justin Hayward: The Voice of the Moody Blues at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Justin Hayward, vocalist of The Moody Blues, brings his soulful voice to the South Orange Performing Arts Center May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Justin joined The Moody Blues in the summer of 1966. The musician hit his stride immediately with the single “Fly…

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Kids Comedy Sketch Troupe The Story Pirates Perform At SOPAC, May 14, 2016

The sketch comedy musical stories of Story Pirates will be showcased on the SOPAC stage May 14 at 12 p.m. Called “crazy entertaining” by Jon Stewart, Story Pirates will keep you doubled over laughing, all the while motivating kids to pick up a…

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Arlo Guthrie at SOPAC on May 11, 2016 - 50th Anniversary "Alice's Restaurant" Tour

Songwriter, social commentator, storyteller, actor, and activist, Arlo Guthrie will play the South Orange Performing Arts Center May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of his world-famous song, “Alice’s…

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SOPAC’s Herb & Milly Iris Gallery Presents Inspired Minds - Exhibit Showcases Art of Essex County High School Students

The South Orange Performing Arts Center presents the best and brightest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view from May 9 – August 15, 2016, INSPIRED MINDS: YOUNG ARTIST EXHIBITION…

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John Hiatt to Perform Acoustic Concert At South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Legendary singer-songwriter John Hiatt has been touring the country in support of his new album, Terms of My Surrender, and will play the South Orange Performing Arts Center May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in an acoustic concert that showcases his unique…

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Graham Parker (Graham Parker and the Rumour) to Perform with Brinsley Schwarz At South Orange Performing Arts Center

Pub-rock to punk-rock icon Graham Parker (Graham Parker and the Rumour) and guitarist Brinsley Schwarz have been touring as The Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz performing music from their many years together, both with the Rumour and…

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Spirited – New Art Exhibition featuring Alberte Bernier and Ritch Gaiti

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) unveils the latest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view now – April 30, 2016, is SPIRITED, an exhibit featuring paintings by artists…

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Regina Carter Brings Southern Comfort to SOPAC

MacArthur “Genius Grant” Awardee Regina Carter will showcase her mastery of the violin Sat., March 5th at 8:00 p.m. at South Orange Performing Arts Center, where she will perform songs from her new album, Southern Comfort. Considered the…

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Cowboy Junkies to Perform at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Canadian genre-bending band Cowboy Junkies will make a return visit to SOPAC Sat., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies has remained true to its unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is its musical…

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Legendary Rock Star Jorma Kaukonen Returns to SOPAC

Jorma Kaukonen- one of the greatest icons of classic rock- makes a return appearance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Wednesday, March 9at 7:30 p.m. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Award-nominee, Kaukonen…

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Triple Threat Dance Showcase at SOPAC Puts the Spotlight on Three NJ Dance Companies, February 19, 2016

SOPAC will present an exciting and unique dance showcase featuring three different genres of dance; Modern, Tap, and one that fuses West African Dance with the more contemporary Modern style. The Triple Threat Dance Showcase features performances…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center - January to June 2016 Events

January 10: Theatre in the Loft: Midtown Direct Rep Evanston: A Rare Comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of the local Women’s Book Club goes horribly awry. In between, a housewife…

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Alternative Rock Icon Robyn Hitchcock At South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Robyn Hitchcock (Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians) broke into the Neo-psychedelia Rock scene when his band, The Soft Boys, released their first album, A Can of Bees, in 1979. Since then, Robyn has released more than twenty albums. He is one of…

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Cherish The Ladies Returns to SOPAC - Irish Holiday Music and Dance Delights Audiences of All Ages

Irish-American phenomenon Cherish The Ladies returns to the SOPAC stage in a much-anticipated holiday performance on December 19th at 8:00 p.m. Cherish the Ladies (http://www.sopacnow.org/cherish-the-ladies/) perform classic Christmas carols in…

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Singer-Songwriter Dar Williams Returns to (South Orange Performing Arts Center) SOPAC on December 17, 2015

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams returns to the SOPAC stage THU, DEC 17 at 7:30 p.m. in support of her 2015 album Emerald. Her deeply personal music speaks to her thoughtful and sensitive approach to themes of gender roles,…

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Juilliard @ SOPAC Opens with The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

Juillard @ SOPAC (http://www.sopacnow.org/juilliard-jazz-ensemble/) rings in the holiday season with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble (http://www.sopacnow.org/juilliard-jazz-ensemble/) performing swinging holiday favorites on SUN, DEC 13th at 3 p.m. at…

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Giants of Jazz 18 Honors Jazz Pianist George Cables - November 28, 2015

The South Orange Performing Arts Center and John Lee & Jazz Legacy Productions proudly present Giants of Jazz 18, this year honoring jazz pianist George Cables, on Saturday, November 28 at 8 p.m. The night will include performances by jazz…

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Rickie Lee Jones comes to South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on November 22, 2015

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically-acclaimed albums. The celebrated singer-songwriter (“Chuck E.’s in…

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Get the Led Out "The American Led Zeppelin" At South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on November 7, 2015

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Presents The Weight featuring former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, and Rick Danko Group

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Fans of the legendary rock group will hark back to the days when the influential and trailblazing group ruled the stage and the airwaves when The…

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Acrobatic Dogs Take the Stage on NOV 5 - America’s Got Talent Winners Amaze with Canine Hi-Jinks

Richard Olate, and his son Nicholas Olate, lead The Olate Dogs in a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with dog tricks, human acrobatics, and nonstop movement of man and dog alike. The act will be appearing on the SOPAC stage…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Announces Changes to Staff

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is pleased to announce that Mary Whithed has recently been appointed Director of Development. She was formerly the Director of Audience Services, and has been part of the SOPAC staff for the past five…

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American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic Nutcracker to the SOPAC stage with Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, spectacular costumes, stunning scenic effects, inventive choreography and a cast of approximately seventy-five performers. In…

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Coming to SOPAC- Colin Quinn Live: Based on the Hit Off-Broadway Show The New York Story

Popular stand-up comedian and screen actor Colin Quinn comes to SOPAC Sat, Sep. 26 at 8:00 pm directly on the heels on his triumphant Off-Broadway hit The New York Story. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, this one-man show deconstructs the ethnic groups…

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Make Way for The Manhattans! With Special Guests The Silver Stars

Acclaimed Grammy Award-winning R&B group, The Manhattans, take the SOPAC stage on Friday, September 11th at 8:00 p.m. Their tight harmonies and roster of hit songs such as “Shining Star”, “There’s No Me Without You”, and “Kiss and…

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Playin’ Around South Orange Kicks Off on August 29, 2015

Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the third year in a row on Saturday, August 29th at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to six separate South Orange locations. The PNC Bank and…

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“Jazz is Dead Reunion- A Jazz Exploration of the Grateful Dead” comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Sporting a name that may raise an eyebrow or two, “Jazz is Dead Reunion- a jazz exploration of the Grateful Dead” comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Thu, August 20 at 7:30pm to the delight of jazz aficionados who are…

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Fall 2015 Events at SOPAC

THU, 8/20 at 7:30PM Jazz is Dead Reunion- A Jazz Exploration of the Grateful Dead Jazz Tickets: $40-$55  Jazz is Dead celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Grateful Dead with their highly-anticipated exclusive tour beginning August 1, the late…

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The Bacon Brothers at SOPAC June 25

The Bacon Brothers will be filling the house at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 PM for an evening of rockin’ good fun and music. Tickets are still available by calling the SOPAC Box Office at (973)313-2787 or…

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Dodge Foundation Funds Dance Series at SOPAC

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has received a $30,000 grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for the continuation of its Dance Series inaugurated last year. The 2015-16 grant represents a $5,000 increase from the funding for…

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June 2015 Events at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit www.SOPACnow.org Media Contact: Dee Billia, dee@sopacnow.org (973) 382-1031 (South…

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Columbia High School Students Featured at SOPAC Gala

Members of Columbia High School’s talented student population, and several musical alumnae, will be spotlighted throughout the evening at The South Orange Performing Arts Center 2015 Gala on Saturday, May 30th. Honoring “Coach” Johanna Wright,…

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Regina Belle Delivers “Higher” Message - Onstage at SOPAC

Former Englewood resident and Grammy Award-winner, Regina Belle, comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 29, 2015 for an 8PM performance. The four-time Grammy and Academy award-winning New Jersey native achieved worldwide acclaim for…

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Former Dodge Foundation Executive Director, David Grant, Signs “Social Profit” Book at SOPAC

Join former Maplewood resident and author David Grant for a reception and book-signing event in the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Loft on Tuesday, May 12 from 5 until 6:30 PM. Grant’s recent release, The Social Profit Handbook,…

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Sarah Partridge Sings Jazz at the SOPAC Loft

Sarah Partridge plays the intimate LOFT space of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (http://www.sopacnow.org/) singing jazz standards and original compositions on Friday, May 22nd at 8PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased…

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Headlines 2015 SOPAC Gala Broadway’s Leading Man in South Orange May 30

The South Orange Performing Arts Center will host its annual benefit Gala in celebration of the successful completion of its ninth season and receiving the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in New…

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Listen To Your Mother - Giving Mother's Day a Microphone

Date: May 9, 2015 Venue: SOPAC - South Orange Performing Arts Center 1 Sopac Way South Orange, NJ 07079 Advance Tickets: $30, $35Day of Events: $35, $40 Click here to BUY TICKETS online. SOPAC Members Advance: $25, $30SOPAC Members Day of: $30,…

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April and May 2015 Events at SOPAC

FRI, 4/10 at 8PM--Dead on Live - “All the Years Combine” - Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead (http://www.sopacnow.org/570/DeadOn) Rock Tickets: $25-$35  The biggest touring act in history turns 50 this year. Dead On Live pays tribute…

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An Evening of Solo Piano with Robin Spielberg

While many performers let their art do the talking, Steinway artist and composer Robin Spielberg doesn’t mind sharing, even baring, her soul to her audiences. And while her story – and new memoir Naked on the Bench: My Adventures in Pianoland…

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Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky "The Pine Hill Project" with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Appearing at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. are singer-songwriters Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (of Levon Helm Band fame). The evening highlights…

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The Priests At SOPAC March 25 - Exclusive Regional Appearance Part of Limited U.S Tour

When people say “don’t quit your day job,” it usually doesn’t bode well for musical success. But for the members of the classical crossover singing phenomenon The Priests, they somehow managed to climb to the top of the charts in the United…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Unveils Giants of Jazz17 at Herb & Milly Iris Gallery

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) unveils the latest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view through Friday, May 15, 2015 is GIANTS OF JAZZ 17 an exhibit of photographic…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Voted People's Choice Favorite in Discover Jersey Arts Awards

The ballots were cast and the votes tallied. Now, the South Orange Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce that they have been named “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” in the 2015 Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. For…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) March Events

SUN, 3/1 at 7:30PM--Gaelic Storm World Music, Irish Tickets: $35-$45 With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic…

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SOPAC Among Nominees for “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center” in New Category for People’s Choice Awards

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is thrilled to announce its nomination for Favorite Small Performing Arts Center in the Seventh Annual JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards. SOPAC is among 10 arts districts and 96 organizations…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) February Events

February 2015 Events at SOPAC Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS (2787) or visit www.SOPACnow.org THU 2/5 at 7:30PM--Ladysmith Black…

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Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age

Former Hoboken resident and guitarist, Bill Frisell, takes to the stage at the South Orange Performing Arts Center Thursday, January 22nd at 7:30PM to navigate audiences through the sounds of surf, blues, country, swing and rock. His performance,…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) January Events

January Events at SOPAC Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS (2787) or visit www.SOPACnow.org (http://www.sopacnow.org/). Media…

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Festival of Light - An Intimate Evening with Matisyahu, Unplugged

Reggae, Rap, Alternative Rock Tickets: $38, $43, $48 Matisyahu ends his eighth annual Festival of Light tour with four intimate “unplugged” concerts beginning with his performance on Dec 26th at SOPAC. Three years ago the formerly Hassidic…

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SOPAC Launches Cultural Interests Survey for South Orange Residents

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is developing a long-range plan to help inform its future activities and programming and the Board of Governors and staff are asking for feedback from South Orange residents. “We would like to know…

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Giants of Jazz, Honoring McCoy Tyner

Legendary Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner will be the Jazz Master Honoree at this year’s annual Giants of Jazz Concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, NJ. The concert will take place Sat., November 29 at 8pm at 1 SOPAC…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) December Events

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS or visit SOPACnow.org (http://www.SOPACnow.org). Media Contact: Dee Billia, dee@sopacnow.org.…

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Milly Iris - Founding Board Member of SOPAC, In Memoriam

Milly Iris, a founding member of the Board of Governors of South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), and benefactor of the Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC, passed away Friday, Oct. 24 in Haddonfield, NJ. She was a longtime resident of…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) November Events

SAT 11/1 at 8PM- STORM LARGE, PINK MARTINI’S VOCALIST Pop, Rock, Cabaret, Standards Tickets: $20-$30 Acclaimed vocalist Storm Large sings the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems and some of her own gorgeous originals all…

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Precious Memories - Art by Mansa K. Mussa

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) unveils the latest in its rotating series of visual art exhibitions in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC. On view through Sunday, February 15, 2015, is PRECIOUS MEMORIES, an exhibit featuring…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) October Events

Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way,                               South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS or visit www.SOPACnow.org.    Media Contact: Dee…

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Announces 2014-15 Performance Schedule

Please note that performances are added throughout the season Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079. Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS (2787) or visit…

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Playin' Around South Orange Launches Sat. Aug 23

South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Community Alliance (SOVCA) are pleased to announce the launch of the second annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project…

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