Tuesday, March 29, 2016

APRIL @ SOPAC HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

SOPAC KIDS 'N FAMILY: The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
SAT, APR 2 AT 2PM
Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) was Roald Dahl's personal favorite. On stage, his whizz-cracklingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures.
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Martin Sexton

Juilliard @ SOPAC: Nicolas Namoradze
SUN, APR 3 AT 3PM
Hailed as an "extraordinary talent" by Emanuel Ax, 21-year-old Nicolas Namoradze's performances have been acclaimed by the New York Times as "sparkling" and by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as "spectacular."

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Juilliard @ SOPAC is supported in part by Samuel Convissor.

Blues in the Loft: Eliza Neals

Blues in the Loft: Eliza Neals
SUN, APR 3 AT 8PM
Eliza Neals is a sultry, powerful Blues-Rock-Soul vocalist, recording artist, and also a composer. Her work explores the musical spectrum with a combination of blues-rock, psychedelic soul and a twist of jam band with southern rock covers.
Tickets: $15

Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz

Graham Parker Duo featuring Brinsley Schwarz
FRI, APR 8 AT 8PM
Graham Parker has worked with Brinsley Schwarz since 1975 when they first met and rehearsed together in a band that became known as Graham Parker and The Rumour. Expect songs from early Rumour albums, Parker's solo career and tunes from recent Rumour reunion albums, Three Chords Good and Mystery Glue.

Opening Act: My Darling Clementine

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Atlantic City Ballet's CARMEN

Atlantic City Ballet's CARMEN
SAT, APR 9 AT 8PM
The Atlantic City Ballet will set the stage for this classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with Bizet's sexy thriller, Carmen.

Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair.

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Dance performances at SOPAC are supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Gertrude L. Hirsch Charitable Trust.

Van Gogh Film and Seminar

Art and Film: Van Gogh
SAT, APR 9 FROM 11AM-5PM
This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the work, the life and the time of Vincent Van Gogh. The day will begin with an illustrated lecture covering the historical context of the period. After lunch, Van Gogh will be screened and a Q&A session will conclude the seminar.

Ticket Includes Light Lunch

Jazz in the Loft: James Gibbs III

Jazz in the Loft: James Gibbs III
SUN, APR 17 AT 7PM
James Gibbs III, who was born in Newark and raised in Irvington, began playing the trumpet at the age of 14 while studying at The New Brunswick Jazz Institute. More recently, he worked and toured with eight-time Grammy Award-nominated Joe Thomas.
Tickets: $15

Radam Schwartz

Jazz in the Loft: Radam Schwartz
SUN, APR 24 AT 7PM
Jazz organist and pianist Radam Schwartz has built his reputation over the last 35 years playing with such great musicians as Arthur and Red Prysock, Eddie Lockjaw, Al Hibbler, Irene Reid, Jimmy Ford, Cecil Brooks III, Tommy Gryce, Madame Pat Tandy, and David Fathead Newman.
Tickets: $15

Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson
FRI, APR 29 AT 8PM
Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It's Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, recurring roles on CBS: The Good Wife, HBO: Girls, Larry David's sold-out Broadway hit: Fish in the Dark) as well as a film producer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), she is also a gifted musician with her second album out this year. Buy Tickets

Afro-Cuban All Stars

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
featuring Members of the Buena Vista Social Club

SAT, APR 30 AT 8PM
The internationally-renowned Afro-Cuban All Stars is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban band led by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Their lively music is a mix of all the styles of Cuban music including Colero, Chachacha, Salsa, Rumba and more.  Buy Tickets

Afro-Cuban All Stars

An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt
SUN, MAY 1 AT 7:30PM
As one of America's most respected and influential singer-songwriters, John Hiatt's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, and Linda Ronstadt.   Buy Tickets

WHERE: SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way (behind the train station), South Orange