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 […]

SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOPAC presents Nefesh Mountain Hanukkah concert at area synagogue

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Montclair-based Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as a boundary pushing bluegrass Americana band. They’re among the first to give voice and openly represent Jewish American culture, traditions, values and spirituality in the world of American roots music. Fronted by married couple Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg, Nefesh Mountain will perform a […]

Holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library

Holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the South Orange Public Library will hold a holiday jewelry sale to benefit the South Orange Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Loft of the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. The sale will feature a large selection of […]

SOPAC Gala to be held virtually and in-person at Drew University

SOPAC Gala to be held virtually and in-person at Drew University

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The SOPAC Gala brings together patrons, community leaders and artists to celebrate the nonprofit theater’s achievements and pay tribute to supporters. As South Orange Performing Arts Center’s largest fundraising event of the year, the gala raises critical funds for both arts education programs and operating support. Typically held at SOPAC, this […]

SOPAC announces Dee Billia as new executive director

SOPAC announces Dee Billia as new executive director

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — This summer, the South Orange Performing Arts Center named Dee Billia as its new executive director, effective immediately. In this role, Billia presides over the performance series held in SOPAC’s 439-seat main theater, several music and comedy shows that take place in the 2,100-square-foot loft space, the school performance series, various […]

SOPAC to remain closed through Dec. 7 due to storm damage

SOPAC to remain closed through Dec. 7 due to storm damage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Just days before the South Orange Performing Arts Center was poised to roll out its 2021-2022 season, the remnants of Hurricane Ida ravaged the nonprofit theater, as well as the surrounding downtown area. In the days immediately following the storm, SOPAC announced that all September shows would be rescheduled. Now, following […]

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