Young artist exhibition showcases renewed creativity post-pandemic lockdown

Young artist exhibition showcases renewed creativity post-pandemic lockdown

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The “Inspired Minds: Young Artist Exhibition” is a visual arts program designed to nurture and enrich the next generation by celebrating young artists in the region. This annual program provides a comprehensive, professional gallery experience to art students from submission, selection, exhibition and possible sale of their artwork. This year, “Inspired […]

SOPAC cuts ribbon on renovated space, reopens main theater after flood damage

SOPAC cuts ribbon on renovated space, reopens main theater after flood damage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A week before the South Orange Performing Arts Center was set to reopen after a year-and-a-half–long COVID-19 closure, the weather had other plans. The remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through the Northeast in September 2021, flooding Essex County and leaving parts of buildings underwater. South Orange Avenue was under 7 feet […]

SOPAC receives grant from for arts education programs

SOPAC receives grant from for arts education programs

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will help further SOPAC’s arts education programs, which invest in students and future artists by providing arts instruction in alignment with NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards for the Performing Arts, enhancing the arts curriculum […]

Carolyn Dorfman Dance returns to SOPAC with two new works

Carolyn Dorfman Dance returns to SOPAC with two new works

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Carolyn Dorfman Dance returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center for a spectacular evening of dance on Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. Comprising 11 dancers, the company is known nationally and internationally for emotional resonance, artistic excellence and thrilling entertainment. The evening, which features two new works and one […]

Celebrate Women’s History Month at SOPAC

Celebrate Women’s History Month at SOPAC

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Founded in the wake of the 2017 Women’s March, the Resistance Revival Chorus is a passionate group of artists and activists whose mission sits at the intersection of social justice and song. Joining together to uplift and center women’s voices to raise awareness of the continuing need to advance social justice, […]

SOPAC announces its Dec. 1 Laughs in the Loft lineup

SOPAC announces its Dec. 1 Laughs in the Loft lineup

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Performing Arts Center is back with another installment of Laughs in the Loft, a monthly stand-up comedy series. Hosted by comedian Joe Larson, each show features several comedians. The next performance is Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets at https://www.sopacnow.org/events/laughs-in-the-loft/.  The lineup includes: Ophira Eisenberg, the […]

SOPAC provides a dazzling 2021 gala at Drew University

SOPAC provides a dazzling 2021 gala at Drew University

MADISON, NJ — On Nov. 6, in-person and virtual guests raised crucial funds for the South Orange Performing Arts Center at its 2021 gala, held at Drew University in Madison.  Some of the most memorable parts of the evening were paying tribute to honoree Diana Hart and presenting the SOPAC Lifetime Achievement Award to Grammy-winning […]

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