Irish Music, Forbidden Broadway and More at SOPAC in March

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Singing priests, magic beans, Irish music, jazz, bluegrass, rock, pop, a dissolute Annie, Julliard, Janis Ian, and Midtown Direct Rep theater are only a few of the delights that the South Orange Performing Arts Center has in store for local audiences this March. Scroll down or visit for more information, and check out the gallery below for images.

SUN, 3/1 at 7:30PM–Gaelic Storm
World Music, Irish; Tickets: $35-$45

With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound.

WED 3/4 at 7:30PM—Tom Paxton & Janis Ian, Together at Last
Singer-songwriters, Folk; Tickets: $30-$50 

Two of America’s greatest songwriters share the stage for an evening of stories and songs. Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues

THU 3/5 at 7:30PM–Jerry Douglas Presents the Earls of Leicester
Bluegrass, Roots; Tickets: $30-$40

Led by thirteen-time Grammy Award-winner and three-time Country Music “Musician of the Year” Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester is a tribute to the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and their band, Foggy Mountain Boys.  

SAT 3/7 at 8PM–Jorma Kaukonen with Barry Mitterhoff
Roots, Blues, Rock; Tickets: $38-$58

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of two legendary rock bands, Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen has forged his own legacy in American roots music, blues, Americana, and popular rock-and-roll.  

SUN 3/8 AT 7PM–Midtown Direct Rep in the LOFT: Struck
Staged Reading; Tickets: $15 General Admission

In this surprising and soulful Manhattan serio-comedy, Vera, her husband, and their hippy chic Texan neighbor seek truth in the face of deception, exploring matters of fate, family, and self-identity that affect all of their lives

THU 3/12 at 7:30P–Keb’ Mo’ Band
Singer-songwriter, Roots, Blues
Tickets: $68-$88
Three-time Grammy Award-winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ tours in support of his new albumBLUESAmericana, recently Grammy Award-nominated.

SAT 3/14 at 8PM–Richie Furay/ Brewer & Shipley
Rock, Country
Tickets: $65-$125
Richie Furay has been a pioneering force in rock and country music since the 1960’s. A founding member of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and SHF, he has been an innovator of new musical forms, a great songwriter, provided some of Rock and Roll’s best vocals. Brewer & Shipley have remained true to their original form since their debut four decades ago, and are recognized as one of America’s most successful folk-rock duos of the 1970’s. 

SUN 3/15 at 7PM–Jazz in the LOFT: Frank Noviello
Tickets: $15 General Admission
Frank Noviello is a true jazz vocalist adhering to a tradition of swing and spontaneous performance. Frank has performed and recorded with many of the areas world class jazz players and notable venues such as Birdland and Village Gate.

FRI 3/20 at 8PM–Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky “The Pine Hill Project” with special guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Singer-songwriters, Folk
Tickets: $30-$50
Richard and Lucy performed together in the acclaimed folk “supergroup” Cry, Cry, Cry. Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song and Kaplansky, blends country, folk and pop styles with the unique ability to make every song she sings sound fresh.

SAT 3/21 at 2PM–Jack and the Beanstalk
Kids N’ Family, Musical Theatre
Tickets: $18
This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, part of the Kids ‘N Family series at SOPAC.

SUN 3/22 at 3PM–Juilliard @ SOPAC: Weixiong Wang, Clarinet
Tickets: $25
The 23-year-old clarinetist is a member of the Albany Orchestra and a winner of several international competitions.

WED 3/25 at 8 PM–The Priests
Classic Crossover Phenomenon
Tickets: $38-$58

Like Il Divo, The Priests make classical music that appeals to a broad, pop-minded audience. This astounding classical crossover act is made up of actual Roman Catholic priests!

FRI 3/27 at 8PM–Leon Russell
Tickets: $38–$58
Leon Russell is a Rock ‘N Roll Hall-of-Famer who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano, rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.

SAT 3/28 at 8PM–Forbidden Broadway
Musical Theatre
Ticket: $28-$48
The fall-down funny, musical roast of Broadway that has picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, is back with a blast.

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