Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance

upcoming performances

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Shrek

Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 & Sunday, March 31, 3:00 p.m.
SCHOOLTIME MATINEES FOR STUDENTS (INCLUDING A POST-SHOW TALK-BACK): Wednesday, March 27 & Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.

To reserve tickets to these schooltime matinees, please contact Marc Dalio, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies at mdalio@njcu.edu

PURCHASE TICKETS
Margaret Williams Theatre
$15 general / $5 students & seniors
Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning, smash-hit film.


 

art house productions

 

Art House Productions and NJCU Center for the Arts Present Reg E Gaines, With Poet Laureate Rashad Wright: The Art of Spoken Word. INTERACTIVE LECTURE AND PERFORMANCE

Saturday, April 6, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
NJCU School of Business, Skyline Room
$25 general / $15 students and seniors

TICKETS


An exciting evening of lecture/demonstration and performance by two-time Tony Award-nominated playwright & GRAMMY Award-nominated lyricist Reg E Gaines. Gaines has also published four books of poetry, is editor of the 2015 poetry anthology A Year In Ink and scored the PBS documentary, Senior Year. Gaines is joined by Jersey City Poet Laureate Rashad Wright, who is also a Union Street Poetry Slam champion. Raise the bar on your spoken word skills.


 

Tales from the garden

Tales from the Garden
Tuesday, April 9 at 9:45 a.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

A fun-filled journey through the rich history of the Garden State from its original settlers to its many legends – as well as some of the more unique roles New Jersey has played in American history. This production meets N.J. State Department of Education Core Standards.  A great way to enhance your unit on New Jersey.

Tickets: $8 for all students and adults, including teachers.
Please contact the box office at boxoffice@njcu.edu, 201-200-2429.
TICKETS

Grades: 1-6, Links: Social Studies, History

 


 

reg gaines

Art House Productions and NJCU Center for the Arts present The 88 by Reg E Gaines & Calvin Gaines Musical Direction by Mark Wilson

Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre 
CANCELLED. 

Please instead attend the Reg E Gaines & Rashad Wright Lecture and Performance on Saturday April 6th.


 

Charlotte Blake Alston

Schooltime Performance: Charlotte Blake Alston
Tuesday, April 16th, at 9:45 a.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $8 for all students and adults, including teachers.
Please contact the box office at boxoffice@njcu.edu, 201-200-2429
TICKETS

Enjoy a morning of storytelling and song with Charlotte Blake Alston, an internationally recognized artist breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from African and African American oral and cultural traditions. Charlotte has won numerous awards including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Artist of The Year Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the highest award conferred by the National Association of Black Storytellers. Carrying forward the tradition of the oral historians - the Griots - of West Africa, Charlotte will present a program of selected folklore, ballads and historical tales including a tribute to unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement.

Grades: High School and University.
Sample Performance


 

Fan Dance

Nai Ni Chen: The Art of Chinese Dance
Tuesday – May 14th at 9:45 a.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $8 for all students and adults, including teachers.
Please contact the box office at boxoffice@njcu.edu, 201-200-2429.
TICKETS

A multi-cultural, interactive dance program, with dazzling costumes and fantastic props. The Nai Ni Chen dancers bring young people on a journey to explore one of the most ancient cultures in the world.  With detailed narration about the background and inspiration of each dance, audiences experience the history, geography and the basic practice of traditional Chinese dance.  Selected audience members are invited on stage to learn how to dance with silk ribbons.

Grades: 1 – 6, Links: Social Studies, Dance, History & World Cultures

Sample Performance

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