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Performance Descriptions

Click on any performance to see descriptions, location, times and more information or click the link below to download the brochure as a PDF.

To buy tickets: Email [email protected] or call 973-297-5828

2017-18 SchoolTime Performance Series 

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Hidden Figures

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00am
Prudential Hall at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular $5
Follow the story of a team of African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. A guest panel discussion will follow after the screening.

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Petra and the Wolf 

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10am & 12:30pm
Friday, November 3, 2017, 10am & 12:30pm
Victoria Theater
Tickets: Regular price $8
Curriculum: M, L, T 
This new rock musical introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion. Produced by Lionheart Youth Theatre with Glass HalfFull Theatre and Mother Falcon.

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Regina Carter: Simply Ella

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 10am & 12:30pm
Wednesday, November, 15, 2017, at 10am & 12:30pm
Victoria Theater
Tickets: Regular price $8 
Curriculum: M, S
Award-winning violinist Regina Carter celebrates the music and spirit of her musical idol, Ella Fitzgerald, on the year of the beloved singer’s 100th birthday.

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:30pm
Prudential Hall at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular $15, Partnership price $8
Curriculum: D, S
A dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to new life with a contemporary urban twist.

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Recycled Percussion

Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 10am & 12:30pm
Friday, January 19, 2018, at 10am & 12:30pm
Victoria Theater at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular price $8
Curriculum: M, T, L 
Recycled Percussion is a New York style street percussion band. The group has been touring since 2001 and has been featured on America's Got Talent. 

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Year of the Dog Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 10am & 12:30pm 
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10am & 12:30pm
Victoria Theater at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular $8
Curriculum: C, D, W 
Nai-Ni Chen and her amazing dancers, musicians, and acrobats present their annual, fantastic celebration of the Lunar New Year, which in 2018 celebrates the Year of the Brown Earth Dog, a symbol of the wish to succeed.

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Freedom Riders

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:30pm
Prudential Hall at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular $15, Partnership price $8
Curriculum: D, S
A dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist and digital scenery bring the traditional Nutcracker story to new life with a contemporary urban twist.

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Darius & Twig

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10am & 12:30pm
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10am &12:30pm
Prudential Hall at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular price $8
Curriculum: L, T
Based on the beloved novel by Walter Dean Myers, “Darius & Twig” tells the story of two Harlem teens – one a writer, one a runner, both on the verge of great success, and both hobbled by pressure from family, friends – and enemies. A Kennedy Center World Premiere Commission

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The Ugly Duckling

Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 10am & 12:30pm  
Friday, April 20, 2018, 10am & 12:30pm
Victoria Theater at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular price $8 
Curriculum: T, M, L
This musical from the Virginia Repertory Theatre unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three “misfit” heroes work together to earn their home on the King’s estate.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Friday, May 11, 2018, at 12:30pm
Prudential Hall
Tickets: Regular $15
Curriculum: D 
Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns for NJPAC’s annual presentation. America’s premier modern dance company is known for its vibrant fusion of modern dance, ballet and more.

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Havana Hop!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10am & 12:30pm
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10am & 12:30pm
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10am &12:30pm
Prudential Hall at NJPAC
Tickets: Regular price $8
Curriculum: L, C, T
This one-woman show depicts three generations of a Cuban-American family to help youngest member Yelia get ready to perform a dance number for the President.

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Ronald K Brown/Evidance

Thursday, January 11, 2017, at 10 am & 12:30 PM
Friday, January 12, 2017, at 10 am & 12:30 PM
Victoria Theater
Tickets: Regular price $8
Curriculum: D, S
EVIDENCE focuses on the integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. It provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs

2017-18 Assembly Series 

Carolyn Dorfman Dance in Dance Stories

  • Grades: 3-8 
  • Curriculum: D, L, H
  • Single Performance: $2,500
  • Back-to-Back Performance: $3,200
  • Folk tales from around the world are reinterpreted through song, speech and movement in Carolyn Dorfman Dance’s signature work for children, Dance Stories.

All the World's a Song: Shakespeare on Jazzjavascript:;

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Curriculum: L, M, H
  • Single Performance: $2,500
  • Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly trans- forms poetry from Shakespeare’ most beloved plays into original jazz songs. A treat for Shakespeare aficionados and beginners alike, this show will have students leaving the theater singing lines from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

Character Rocks!

  • Grades: PreK-2 
  • Curriculum: L,H 
  • Single Preformance: $2,000
  • Back-to-Back Performances: $2,700
  • Travel with Carly on a visit to the rock garden that reveals that it’s always cool to do the right thing – because Char- acter Rocks! This highly-interactive assembly teaches the components of good character, including respect, integrity, compassion and citizenship.

Dance Therapy

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Curriculum: D, C, H 
  • Single Performance: $1,800
  • Back-to-Back Performance: $2,500
  • Choreographed by Newark native Maurice Chestnut — a protégé of Savion Glover — Dance Therapy fuses the worlds of tap and modern dance to explore the impact of gun vio- lence on families and communities. The show was inspired by the story of Chestnut’s niece, killed in a drive-by shooting in Paterson.

Hip Hop Aesop

  • Grades: K-4 
  • Curriculum: L, C, M, T
  • Single Performance: $750 
  • Back-to-Back Performance: $1,000 
  • Storyteller and beatboxer D-Cross adds a beat and a modern sensibility to Aesop’s classic fables, including The Lion and The Mouse, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Women and the Word: A Poetic Herstory

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Curriculum: T, SW
  • Single Performance: $1,500
  • Back-to-Back Performance: 2,200
  • Newark’s own Sheikia Norris — aka rapper Purple Haze — explores the mix of messages society sends girls about what it means to be a woman, and how they can silence that cacophony so they can hear their own inner voices. In this piece, the audience meets three young women locked in a school amphitheater, who challenge each other through spoken word duels celebrating womanhood and self-ex- pression.

From Jazz to Hip Hop: Featuring the Mark Gross Quartet and DJ MIke

  • Grades: 5-12
  • Curriculum: H, M, C
  • Single Performance: $1,800 
  • Back-to-Back Performance: $2,500 
  • Learn the language, rhythms and cultural significance of two of America’s greatest musical exports — jazz and hip-hop — through a musical journey that goes from swing and bebop to rap.

Curriculum Areas:
D Dance
L Language Arts
C Multicultural
M Music
T Theater
S Social Studies
W World Languages
P Puppetry


Events are held in the Victoria Theater unless otherwise noted.

 

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