Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RVCCArts Announces 2018-2019 Season

RVCCArts 2018-2019 Season

WHERE: Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ
TICKETS: To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at Subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.
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The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCCArts) 2018-2019 season offers performances for audiences of all ages and interests—from thrilling acrobatics, musical theatre and hysterical comedy; to musical sounds ranging from folk tunes, to Latin jazz, to soul; to holiday favorites featuring classical ballet, Irish tunes and Christmas stories; to family and children’s shows with fast-paced magic and illusion, retelling of well-known books, and inventive puppetry. The season also includes several “relaxed performances” that offer an inclusive environment that is welcoming for all theatre audiences.

The Theatre’s 2018-2019 Mainstage series, with reserved seating for most offerings, will include the following performances:

Mr. Ruraru’s Yard (The Puppet and Its Double Theater), Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 15, at 3 p.m.; $15 (Recommended for ages 3 and older)            

Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch (Mike Aiken & Guests), Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m. (Songwriters-in-the-Round, $20); Saturday, September 22, at noon (musical workshops, $10); 2-6 p.m. (free concert); 7 p.m. (Tall Tales & Troubadours with Mike Aiken, $20)

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity (Ping Chong + Company), Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; $15 & $25

Tiempo Libre in Concert, Friday, October 19, at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps, Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m.; $35 & 45

The Nature of Forgetting (Theatre Re), Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35

Soul of America, Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35

A Joyful Christmas (Eileen Ivers), Saturday, December 1, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35

Great Russian NutcrackerThe Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet, left), Friday, December 7, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $40 & $50

When I Put On Your Glove (Sandglass Theater), Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 2, at 3 p.m.; $15

42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels (Cirque Mechanics), Friday, February 15, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35

Shaun Boothe’s Unauthorized Biography Series, Thursday, February 28, at noon and 7 p.m.; $15 & $25

From Purple to Pärt (RIOULT Dance NY), Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m.; $20 & $30

The Theatre’s CLUB 28 series will feature a variety of musical events, all on Thursdays with performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each. Each 1 p.m. performance is set in on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening shows, set in relaxed on-stage cabaret setting, include refreshments and are approximately two hours long. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

  • Velvet Caravan, November 1
  • Hiroya Tsukamoto, February 7                   
  • Kristin AndreassenFebruary 21
  • Gabriel Royal, March 7
  • The Early Mays, May 2

The 2018-2019 Tuesdays With Stories series is a unique way to experience great stories. Performances begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and include a discussion, as well as light refreshments. The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. Tickets cost $15 each. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

Seeger (Randy Noojin), November 13

The Night Before Christmas Carol (David zum Brunnen), December 11

Rhonda Badonda – The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in her Brain (Rhonda S. Musak), April 9

Illusionist Kevin SpencerThe Theatre also will be offering a Youth and Family series for youngsters and their families, all with general admission seating. The following shows will be offered:

The Rainbow Fish (Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia), Sunday, October 21, at 1 p.m.* and 3:30 p.m.; $10 (*Relaxed performance; recommended for ages 2 and older)

Emily Brown and the Thing (Tall Stories), Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m.* and 3:30 p.m.; $10 (*Relaxed performance; recommended for ages 3 and older)

The Bright SidersThe Bright Siders, Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m.*; $10 (*Relaxed performance; recommended for ages 4 and older)(right)

Shadow Play (Trusty Sidekick), Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m.* and 3:30 p.m.; $10 (*Relaxed performance; recommended for ages 2 and older)

They Called Her Vivaldi (Theatre Lovett), Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m.; $10 (Recommended for ages 7 and older)

Underneath a Magical Moon (tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal), Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m.; $10 (Recommended for ages 3 and older)

Illusionist Kevin Spencer (above left), Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m.*; $10 (*Relaxed performance; recommended for ages 4 and older)