Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Showtime at NBPAC…

George Street Playhouse Presents:

Midwives

WHEN: January 21-February 16, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
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Based on the best-selling novel Midwives by Chris Bohjalian.

This gripping tale of suspense and riveting courtroom drama will keep audiences on the edge of their seats from start to finish. When a major snowstorm breaks out during a routine at-home birth, cutting off all communication with the outside world, midwife Sibyl Danforth is forced to make an impossible decision. This world premiere play is adapted by the author from his bestselling novel of the same name—an early selection of Oprah’s Book Club. 


Opera Theater Rutgers with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra:

The Tales of Hoffmann

WHEN: February 6-9, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5 - Fees may apply
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Jacques Offenbach’s final work, with libretto by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Performed in French with English supertitles.


American Repertory Ballet Presents:

Giselle

WHEN: February 14-16, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: $25-$55

Hailed as one of the most romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is a timeless tale of love, betrayal, and the power of forgiveness.

It tells the story of Giselle, a young peasant girl who falls in love with Albrecht, a nobleman disguised as a villager. When Giselle learns his true identity and that he is engaged to marry royalty, she falls into madness and dies of a broken heart. In death, she is summoned by the ghosts of jilted women, known as Willis. When midnight strikes, they emerge from the shadows of the forest to force men to dance to their death. Giselle's love and forgiveness embrace Albrecht, and save him from the wrath of the Willis. Dawn breaks and Giselle and the Willis return to their graves. Albrecht is left alone with his grief.

"More than 175 years on, Giselle still remains a testament to the power of dance."—The Irish Times


Crossroads Theatre Presents:

Genesis Festival of Plays

WHEN: February 21-23, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: free to Crossroads Theatre Company Members. Tickets for non-members are $18 and can be purchased via www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org or at the NBPAC Box Office located at 11 Livingston Avenue New Brunswick, NJ.

Genesis Festival of New Plays returns for staged readings of new works in the studio at the NBPAC and highlights the work of Lisa B. Thompson, writer of popular Crossroads hit, Single Black Female in a special Genesis: Spotlight. Other works by Richardo Kahn and Pia Wilson. The Genesis Festival is a playwright laboratory experience that consists of three separate shows of stage readings for the audience to enjoy and critique.


George Street Playhouse Presents:

Conscience

WHEN: March 3-29, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
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Acting boldly against party lines, real-world Senator Margaret Chase Smith becomes one of the first to stand up against Joseph McCarthy in an extraordinary tale inspired by real events. This world premiere historical drama set during the American Red Scare marks the latest work by George Street Playhouse favorite Joe DiPietro (The Second Mrs. Wilson, Toxic Avenger, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Clever Little Lies).


Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers

WHEN: March 7, 2020
WHERE:
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
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The Sensational Soul Cruisers are not just another 11-man vocal harmony group with horns. While it is still sometimes possible to find a band featuring a similar line up of instruments, it is unlikely that you will ever find another that performs with as much energy, passion, and talent as these guys. From their humble beginnings rehearsing at the chicken coops on Route 33 to the basement of the Cycle Shop on Throckmorton Street, this band has come a long way from its “Eddie and the Cruisers” days to become one of Jersey’s best-kept secrets.