Fall 2016 Events at SOPAC: Music, Film, Children’s Performances

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The following is from The South Orange Performing Arts Center:

September 25 at 2PM: La Cinematheque Film Club: Israeli Filmmaker Series

Israel’s history is long, complicated, and often controversial. The Film Club’s Israeli Film Series presents a chronological approach to the history of Israel and Israeli cinema over the last thirty years. The series showcases films from five of the most important Israeli directors. Through the cinematic language of the filmmakers, members will get to know a very complex culture, one that is often at the center of conflicts with its middle-Eastern neighbors. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Membership for 5 screenings: $75 (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

October 8 at 8PM: An Evening with Richard Thompson- Solo Acoustic

Richard Thompson has been named one of the “Top 20 Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine and does not disappoint. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic—from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello Award. His latest CD Still was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and reached #6 in the UK Charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)! South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $38-$60. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org.

October 9 at 7:30PM: Maceo Parker

Jam at SOPAC to the funkadelic sounds of Maceo Parker. Parker gives a one-of-a-kind performance that oozes good vibrations. He embodies the legacy of Soul and Funk music with one of the smoothest bands on the planet to back him up. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $42-$60. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org.

October 15 at 2PM: The Princess and the Pea

Kids ‘N Family

The beloved Hans Christian Anderson tale comes to life in a fun, and funny, musical.

South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $18. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org.

October 20 at 7:30PM: Classic Albums Live—Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

Whether you’ve witnessed a Pink Floyd concert or not, attending a Classic Albums Live performance of The Dark Side of the Moon is a sure way to reimagine the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Pink Floyd’s epic Dark Side of the Moon album will be performed impeccably note for note, cut for cut with this live re-creation of one of the greatest Pop/Rock albums ever made. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $30-$40 (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

October 28 at 7:30PM & 10:30PM: Indigo Girls

Performance proudly sponsored by W. Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph.

The Indigo Girls are coming to SOPAC for back-to-back performances of their timeless hits. After twenty years of releasing chart-topping records, the Indigo Girls have politely declined to slow down with age. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: Tickets: $78-$98. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 3 at 7:30PM: Taylor Hicks

American Idol winner Taylor Hicks has a unique take on Southern Soul, R&B, Country and Blues. As one of the most beloved and popular American Idol champions, Taylor Hicks impresses loyal fans across the nation with his vocal abilities and charming stage presence. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $28-$38. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 5 at 2PM: Humpty Dumpty and the Big Book of Nursery Rhymes

Kids ‘N Family

Join Humpty Dumpty and all your favorite nursery rhyme characters on a musical adventure! Fantastic audience participation, colorful costumes, and a full cast of professional actors keep this show traveling at a thousand smiles an hour! South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $18

(973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 9 at 7:30PM: Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is one of the leading contemporary Folk artists of the new millennium with his strong voice, keen wit and evocative way with words. He will perform songs from his latest release Sermon on the Rocks, one of PopMatters’ “80 Best Albums of 2015.” South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $38-$55 (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 10 at 7:30PM: Average White Band

One of the best Soul and Funk bands in history! Average White Band is hailed as one of the greats for their timeless hit “Pick Up the Pieces” and their several gold-winning albums and multi-Grammy Award nominations. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $38-$50 (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 11 at 8PM: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Remembering Keith & the Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer

Drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of Rock and Roll. Carl Palmer is one of the most renowned drummers in Rock history as a founding member of both Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) and Asia. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange Tickets: $38-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 17 at 7:30PM: Get the Led Out—the American Led Zeppelin

Get the Led Out re-creates the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brings it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $38-$55. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

November 26 at 8PM: Giants of Jazz 19 Honoring Jimmy Cobb

If the world of Jazz crowned their legendary musicians, Jimmy Cobb would be sitting atop a throne. But for now, he sits behind a collection of drums that have seen him recording and sitting-in with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Earl Bostic, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and almost any Jazz legend you can think of. He is the last surviving musician that played on Miles Davis’ groundbreaking album Kind of Blue, which is the best-selling album in Jazz history. Now, his fellow musicians will be performing in honor of Jimmy at Giants of Jazz 19 in a star-studded night of music that celebrates his 60+ years in the business. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $50-$60 (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 2 at 8PM: George Winston: Winter Show

George Winston is renowned for his compositions inspired by the seasons, and his concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic Folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. This concert will feature his Winter Show, which includes fall and winter songs, some of Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces (Linus & Lucy), songs from his most recent albums and more. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $28-$38. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 3 at 8PM: A Chanticleer Christmas

Performance proudly sponsored by Anthony and Jennifer Leitner.

Celebrate the holiday season with Chanticleer, “the world’s reigning male chorus” as proclaimed by The New Yorker. The San Francisco based Grammy Award-winning ensemble sing seasonal anthems and carols by American musicians from Billings, to Ives to Steven Sametz. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $50-$75. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 4 at 7:30PM: John Pizzarelli Quartet—Holiday Hits and More

Swing right into this holiday season with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter, has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz.” South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $49-$59. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 9 at 6PM, December 10 at 2PM & 6PM

American Repertory Ballet’s Nutcracker

Kids ‘N Family

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, stunning new sets, thrilling choreography, and a cast of over 100 performers. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $25-$30. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 15 at 7:30PM: Delta Rae – Winter Acoustic Tour

It’s been a good few years for the relentlessly hard working six-piece Rock band from Durham, NC. This full-throated Alt-Pop band—with four lead singers—delivers crushing harmonies and a most electrifying live experience. Rolling Stone proclaimed that “if Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae.” South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 7:30pm Ticket’s $30-$38. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 16 at 8PM: The Motown Experience—Holiday Spectacular

This holiday spectacular blends classic holiday music with the timeless Motown sound. The Motown Experience is an all-star lineup of world class vocalists drawn from the ranks of legendary Motown groups The Capitals, The Miracles and from former members of the Temptations. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org

December 17 at 8PM: Cherish the Ladies “A Celtic Christmas”

Cherish the Ladies are returning to SOPAC to share their timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. Named after the traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols in their signature arrangements highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular Irish step-dancing. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. Tickets: $30-$40. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org


Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079.

Tickets: To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787

Or visit www.SOPACnow.org.

Media Contact: Dee Billia, dee@sopacnow.org (973) 382-1031

*** hi-rez photos available by request

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