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SOPAC Announces Events for 2019-2020 Year

From the South Orange Performing Arts Center:

Aug 10: Sinbad 

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has kept audiences laughing for over three decades. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 7:30PM Tickets: $56 (VIP Package $75). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/sinbad

Aug 24: Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus and special guest The Rails 

A gifted singer and songwriter, Rufus Wainwright’s magnetic vocals showcase his inventive and thoughtful songs that reflect his personal truth-telling. 7:30PM Tickets $65-$85 (VIP Package $237). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/rufus-wainwright

Aug 27: Toad the Wet Sprocket 

One of the greatest bands of the ’90s and beyond celebrates over 30 years of making music with a new tour. “All I Want” “Fall Down” and “Something’s Always Wrong” are just some of the unforgettable charted hits that launched this young group to fame.7:30PM. Tickets: $48-$68 (VIP Package $157). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/toad-the-wet-sprocket

Sep 13: Paula Poundstone 

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. 8PM Tickets: $35-$55. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/paula poundstone

Sep 14: The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Machine with 3 Albums, 1 Incredible Night: Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon, Wish You Were Here & Animals. 

Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Dark Side of the Moon plus an encore. Featuring the Interstellar Lights. 8PM Tickets $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/the-machine-performs-pink-floyd

Sep 20: “1964” The Tribute

Heralded by Rolling Stone as the best Beatles show on earth. “1964” The Tribute is thrilling audiences around the world with an uncanny re-creation of the “great little band” that rocked the world. 8PM Tickets: $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/1964 

Sep 21: Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner “Alone & Together”

Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner perform separately and together in an epic display of piano chops and dazzling wit that you won’t want to miss. 8PM Tickets: $30-$50. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/ann-hampton-callaway-susan-werner/

Sep 22: Sweet Honey In The Rock®

Now celebrating their 45th Anniversary, Sweet Honey In The Rock ® is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble rooted in American history and culture. This renowned group sings worldwide and brings attention to social injustice, immigration issues and more. 7:30PM Tickets: $48-$75. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/sweet-honey-in-the-rock 

Sep 25: A Very Special Evening With Graham Nash And Band

Graham Nash and Band perform his classic albums Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales in their entirety (plus more hits!) as part of an exclusive series of special shows.7:30PM Tickets: $89-$109 (VIP $175-$395). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/graham-nash

Sep 27: Darlingside

The all-male Folk-Pop quartet Darlingside mesmerizes audiences with performances showcasing exquisite harmonies harking back to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and spotlight their own perfectly crafted songs. 8PM Tickets: $36-$52. (973) 313-2787. 

www.SOPACnow.org/darlingside

Sep 28: Flor De Toloache

New York City’s first and only all­-women mariachi group, Latin Grammy Award-winning Flor de Toloache will cast a spell over you as intoxicating as its namesake love potion made from the Mexican Toloache flower. 8PM Tickets: $22-$29. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/flor-de-toloache/

Oct 5: Jon B

Jon B is a consummate artist with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His songs “They Don’t Know” and “Someone to Love” were just the beginning for the mega-talented singer-songwriter. 8PM Tickets: $46-$58. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/jon-b

Oct 11: Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Legendary Folk singers Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary, remember and celebrate their historic careers and the impact their anthems had on the world of civil liberties. 8PM Tickets: $68-$88. (973) 313-2787. 

www.SOPACnow.org/peter-yarrow-and- noel-paul-stookey

Oct 12: Laura & Linda Benanti – The Story Goes On

Touching and humorous, The Story Goes On is a one-of-a-kind musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter. Starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and her mother Linda Benanti. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org /laura-and-linda-benanti/

Nov 1: Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. With its unique Jazz sound, it is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. 8PM Tickets: $30-$45. (973) 313-2787. 

www.SOPACnow.org/glenn-miller-orchestra

Nov 8: On A Winter’s Night – 25th Anniversary featuring Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin & Cliff Eberhardt

The 25th Anniversary concert of On A Winter’s Night from singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin and Cliff Eberhardt. They are among the brightest stars of the singer-songwriter movement for the past three decades. 8PM Tickets: $38-$58. (973) 313-2787. 

www.SOPACnow.org/on-a-winters-night

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. www.sopacnow.org/savion-glover 

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. www.SOPACnow.org/rumpelstiltskin

Nov 17: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Carl Palmer, founding member of both Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) and Asia, is among the most renowned drummers in rock history. 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. 7:30PM Tickets: $33-$43. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org 

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. www.SOPACnow.org/gaelic-storm

Dec 7: Dianne Reeves – Christmas Time is Here with Peter Martin, Peter Sprague, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully

Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent Jazz vocalist in the world. Her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique Jazz and R&B stylings earned her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings- a first in any vocal category. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/dianne-reeves

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. www.sopacnow.org/events/angelina-ballerina/ 

Dec 13: Martin Sexton

Critically-acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musician’s musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling Soul, Gospel, R&B, Country and Blues. 8PM Tickets: $38-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/martin-sexton

Dec 14: The Hot Sardines

These mischief-makers of hot Jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London). 8PM Tickets: $39-$49. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/hot-sardines 

Dec 22: Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas

Celebrating nearly 35 years of music making, Cherish the Ladies continues to delight audiences with its beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. You’ll delight in the special Christmas music that embodies the beauty of the season- Celtic style! 3PM & 7PM Tickets: $30-$40. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/cherish-the-ladies

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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, [email protected] (973) 382-1031

*** More Events added weekly. Check SOPACnow.org for most up to date schedule. 

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