SchoolTime Performances and Assemblies

NJPAC’s SchoolTime performance series introduces students to the magic of the performing arts on stage. Programs feature world-class artists from a wide variety of traditions. Music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, and more ignite the imagination and cultivate lifelong enthusiasm for the arts. Productions are linked to curriculum areas such as world languages, social studies, and language arts and are appropriate for a broad range of ages.

SchoolTime Form (click here to order tickets)

Assembly Form (click here to book an assembly)

For more information   Call 973.353.8055   or   Fill out this short form  

  SchoolTime Performance Series  

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Havana Hop!

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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
Grades: Pre-K-3
Tickets: $8 per person
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.

  Assembly Series  

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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.

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All the World's a Song: Shakespeare on Jazz

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.