Tuesday, January 2, 2018

COMING UP @ UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN RAHWAY

WHEN: Sunday, January 7, at 3:00 PM
WHERE:
1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets
As always, there are no added fees no matter how you choose to purchase your tickets
Box Office: 732.499.8226  -  www.ucpac.org

In the classic silent film, The Freshman, comic genius Harold Lloyd plays a young person adjusting to college, dealing with bullies and finding love. The familiar themes are tackled using humor to highlight the emotional ups and downs of being the "new person" in a challenging situation.

As originally intended, this film will be accompanied with live music on the UCPAC’s Biggest Little Wurlitzer. The music will be performed by Luke Staisiunas, a college student himself, who is studying organ at the University of Oklahoma.

WHEN: Thursday, January 25- Sunday, January 28
WHERE: Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
Tickets
As always, there are no added fees no matter how you choose to purchase your tickets

UCPAC, in association with Pixie Dust Players, is thrilled to work with Music Theatre International to present a pilot production of this new adaptation for young performers! Sister Act is the feel-good comedy based on the hit 1992 film. Featuring music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody where the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her disco moves and singing to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the community, but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. A tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

WHEN: Thursday January 18, 8:00PM
WHERE:
Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
Tickets

The Ivy League of Comedy Starring Buddy Fitzpatrick - Buddy Fitzpatrick has appeared on Comedy Central, Gotham Comedy Live and on NickMom Night Out. When not headlining, Buddy can be seen opening for Joe Behar. He was also a frequent opener for Joan Rivers.

Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli has rightfully been called one of America's smartest comics. Whether it's a story about dining with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, master storyteller Shaun Eli proves that there's hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp. For just about anything he's experienced, Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.

Also appearing: Mike P. Burton, who does warm-up for ABC’s The Revolution and has warmed up audiences for Rachel Ray and The Chew.

The Ivy League of Comedy is the premier group of comedians touring America. Known for their elite brand of clever comedy, you've heard their brilliant comedic voices on late-night TV and Comedy Central. They honor audiences with original, well-written comedy.

W.S. Holland (Johnny Cash's only drummer) summed it up after playing for Philip: "It was spooky. He is the best I have ever seen." Mainstage, January  13 at  8:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 8:00PM
WHERE: UCPAC Main Stage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

W.S. Holland (Johnny Cash's only drummer) summed it up after playing for Philip: "It was spooky. He is the best I have ever seen."

Philip considers it a blessing to be able to bring the music and memories of Johnny Cash to all his audiences . His show has taken him all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and six 26 city tours of Australia. Philip Bauer began his entertainment career in 1985 by winning a state-wide talent contest in Minnesota. Bauer took 1st place in a field of over 800 contestants at the Minnesota state fair.

In 1986, he was asked to perform nightly at the fair with a 40 piece orchestra.
This award winning entertainer was a proud member of the Oklahoma Opry Association where he was honored with Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Philip was first asked to perform on national television on CHARLIE DANIELS Talent Roundup on TNN. He has performed with many country music stars, including LEANN RIMES, VINCE GILL, and TOBY KEITH.

The world-class illusionists that make up the Champions of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that will keep you guessing. Mainstage, January 20 at 8 PM

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 8 PM
WHERE
: UCPAC Main Stage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold-out shows on their 2014, 2015 and 2016 tours, the cast includes international award winning magicians presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world as well as on TV in the UK, appearing on ITV’s ‘Next Great Magician,’ ITV/The CW’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us,’ CNN’s ‘A Quest for Magic’ and NBC’s ‘Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon.’ Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.

Based on the hilarious MGM movie and the Broadway sensation nominated for 7 Tony Awards! Elle Woods discovers she has more to offer the world than just her looks. Mainstage, January 26-28

WHEN: Saturday, January 26-28, 8 PM
WHERE
: UCPAC Main Stage, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

Based on the hilarious MGM movie and the Broadway sensation nominated for 7 Tony Awards. To win back the man of her dreams, Elle Woods enrolls at Harvard Law School and discovers along the way that she may have more to offer the world than just her looks and an empty ring finger