Bank’s sponsorship to support SOPAC programming for next 3 years

Bank’s sponsorship to support SOPAC programming for next 3 years

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Performing Arts Center, now celebrating its 14th season, recently announced a sponsorship from BCB Bank to support SOPAC programming for the current season and the following two seasons. BCB Bank has branch offices in South Orange and Maplewood — SOPAC’s home communities. “BCB Bank has supported the South Orange-Maplewood […]

10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition amazes at WOHS

10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition amazes at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Junior Nooha Kawsar was crowned the winner of the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud competition, held Jan. 8 at West Orange High School. Junior Olivia Ridley was named runner-up by a margin of a 10th of a point. All finalists had to memorize two poems: one of 25 lines or fewer, […]

SOPAC brings in new executive director Craig Sumberg

SOPAC brings in new executive director Craig Sumberg

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center has appointed Craig Sumberg as its new executive director. An extensive national search targeted the former executive director of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation as a highly qualified candidate, and Sumberg quickly stood out while going through the interview process. His record of achievement is […]

Middle school parents learn about AileyDance Kids

Middle school parents learn about AileyDance Kids

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 12, the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosted a “Meet & Greet” event to engage and inform middle school parents about the AileyDance Kids Residency Program occurring at both South Orange and Maplewood middle schools. AileyDance Kids is an education extension division of Alvin Ailey […]

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

Iconic drummer Carl Palmer proves ELP lives on at South Orange concert

You’ve got to see the show at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Progressive rock lovers are in for a sacred experience on Sunday, Nov. 17, when Carl Palmer — named “Prog God” at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards — comes to the South Orange Performing Arts Center as part of the final leg of his 2019 World Tour, “Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lives […]

‘Broadway Rocks Cancer’ to be Nov. 18 at SOPAC

‘Broadway Rocks Cancer’ to be Nov. 18 at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 20 Broadway stars will take the stage for an inspiring evening of music at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. for the Summit Medical Group Foundation “Broadway Rocks Cancer” concert.  Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit SMGF programming that provides comfort, care […]

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOPAC gala to celebrate community advancement

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of local leaders at its 2019 gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, beginning at 5:45 p.m. This annual event is an important part of the center’s fundraising, as well as recognizing the valuable contributions of the people and organizations who support SOPAC in […]

SOMA Two Towns to hold senior forum

SOMA Two Towns to hold senior forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange residents ages 60 and older are invited to participate in a senior forum on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. It has been four years since South Orange and Maplewood began to explore the needs […]

SouthNEXT returns this weekend with two timely themes

SouthNEXT returns this weekend with two timely themes

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — This weekend the SouthNEXT festival returns to the SOMA community with its “Creative Collision of Inspirational Ideas, Arts and Music.” SouthNEXT, New Jersey’s festival that explores people’s similarities by celebrating their differences, returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, on Saturday, Oct. 19, and to Seton Hall […]

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