Upcoming Theater & Dance Events
From Avenel Performing Arts Center: Join American Idol Finalist LaKisha Jones in a celebration of the great ladies of soul from Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin and the one and only Whitney Houston. Best known to millions of TV viewers as a top four finalist during the 2007 season of “American Idol,” LaKisha Jones is ready to reclaim center stage in music, theater and television. Her last album, “So Glad I’m Me” was full of Jones’ expressive, full-bodied and arresting vocals, the same voice that electrified “American Idol” viewers with the “Dreamgirls” showstopper “And I Am Telling You” and later the Broadway stage in the Oprah Winfrey produced, Tony Award-winning musical, “The Color Purple.” “…from sound stages and concert halls across the country and around the world, she’s got them standing in the aisles!” More information
From Avenel Performing Arts Center: Erich Bergen currently stars as Blake Moran on the hit CBS television drama, Madam Secretary. Currently in it’s third season, the show airs in primetime on Sundays at 9/8c. Recently, Erich starred as Bob Gaudio in the Clint Eastwood-directed musical film, Jersey Boys, reprising his critically acclaimed performance from the TONY winning stage production in the United States. Other television credits include Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives, and Person Of Interest. As a singer and musician, Erich enjoys a successful career performing everything from the Great American Songbook to contemporary hits.These performances vary from a three piece jazz combo to a 40 piece symphony. His albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital music/streaming outlets. More information
From MPAC: Peppa Pig Live! is here with the ALL NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Come join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises! More information
From MPAC: Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm and 3 pm (Both performances are relaxed events) Bubble rainbows with people inside…Audience members making volcano bubbles…Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles! Guinness Book of World Records-holding master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair! All ages Tickets are $12-$15 More information
From MPAC So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2019 brings together the top contestants from Season 16 of the Emmy® Award-winning FOX TV show. The dancers will captivate audiences with styles varying from lyrical to salsa, hip-hop to contemporary, plus the latest street moves, in original choreography from the TV competition and created especially for the live performance. More information
From SOPAC: Nov 9: Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble The Tony Award- winning, tap-dancing phenomenon Savion Glover returns to SOPAC with his unique sense of musicality, incredible stage presence and unparalleled dance ability. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. More information
From SOPAC: Nov 16: Kids ‘N Family: Rumpelstiltskin A young girl is said to spin straw into gold, but a greedy king hears of her talent and desires untold riches for himself. The strange Rumpelstiltskin appears and promises to spin the straw into gold, but at what price? 2PM Tickets: $20. (973) 313-2787 More information
From SOPAC: Nov 22: Gaelic Storm Since appearing in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”), Gaelic Storm has become a world-class genre-bending Irish Rock band mixing Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative. 8PM Tickets: $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. More information
From SOPAC: Dec 8: Angelina Ballerina™ The Very Merry Holiday Musical! Little Angelina Ballerina just loves to dance and plans a spectacular holiday pageant with her friends. When things go wrong they must use their creativity to save the show. It’s a very merry holiday musical! 2PM Tickets: $25 (Includes pre-show Kids in the Loft activity!). (973) 313-2787. More information
From MPAC: The Bachelor Live On Stage Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 pm Tickets: $39 – $199 $199 Gold Ticket includes VIP Meet & Greet The most successful reality romance series in the history of television is coming to your hometown. The Bachelor Live On Stage official tour guarantees all the drama, the gossip and the romance of your favorite TV show in one delightful evening for the ultimate fan party. Hosted by “The Bachelor” favorite Ben Higgins! Previous Bachelor and Bachelorette favorites will serve as your hosts, as one eligible hometown Bachelor is introduced to local ladies from the audience for a chance at love. Come to enjoy the show, or come to fall in love! This engaging and hilarious experience will give you and your friends plenty to gossip about and fit an entire season of Bachelor drama into one evening! Who will get the final rose? More information
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