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Change Scenery – Winter 2015

December

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WHO • State Ballet Theatre of Russia

WHAT • Romeo & Juliet

WHEN • Sun. 12/6 • 3:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Prokofiev’s timeless ballet is performed by 55 of Russia’s premier dancers in an event The New York Times described as “full of enchantment.”

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WHO • Forces of Nature

WHAT • Kwanzaa Celebration

WHEN • Sat. 12/19 • 2:00 & 7:30 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Victoria Theater

The visually inventive Forces of Nature dance company comes to NJPAC for two Saturday performances. Their Kwanzaa performance blends elements of hip-hop, ballet and modern and West African dance.

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WHO • Kurtis Blow & Decadancetheatre

WHAT • Hip-Hop Nutcracker

WHEN • Sat. 12/19 • 3:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow returns to Newark with an explosive interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s enduring holiday ballet. Choreography by Jennifer Weber. People are still talking about last year’s NJPAC performance!

January

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WHO • Tommy Tallarico

WHAT • Video Games Live

WHEN • Sat. 1/2 • 7:30 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Superstar gamer Tommy Tallarico hosts an immersive music-and-entertainment event that bridges the gap between video games and live concert performance. The show features tunes from classic video games performed by orchestras and choirs as part of a synchronized video and light show. Lots of pre- and post-performance activities.

WHO • Disney On Ice

WHAT • Treasure Trove

WHEN • Wed. 1/13 • 7:00 PM

Thu. 1/14 • 7:00 PM

Fri. 1/15 • 7:00 PM

Sat. 1/16 • 1:00 & 5:00 PM

Sun. 1/17 • 1:00 & 5:00 PM

Mon. 1/18 • 1:00 PM

WHERE • Prudential Center

Disney’s favorite princesses—including Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Tuana, Mulan and Snow White—take to the ice in Newark for six glorious days. Watch for guest appearances by beloved characters from Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland and The Lion King.

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WHO • Dance Theatre of Harlem

WHAT • MLK Celebration

WHEN • Fri. 1/15 • 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

The world renowned ballet company pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a performance inspired by his legacy. The Dance Theatre of Harlem was created as an artistic means of turning despair into hope after King’s assassination in 1968.

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WHO • Second City

WHAT • Hooking Up

WHEN • Sat. 1/16 • 3:00 & 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Victoria Theater

Love and relationships have been fair game for the comic performers of Second City since their formation in the early 1960s. Hooking Up takes social satire to a whole new level.

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WHO • Garrison Keillor

WHAT • Live On Stage

WHEN • Sun. 1/24 • 7:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

The longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion brings his homespun humor to NJPAC. Keillor first aired his show in 1974, inspired by research he was doing for an article on the Grand Ole Opry. Twelve people showed up for that first performance. Now his radio audience is estimated at over 17 million.

February

WHO • 10 Hairy Legs

WHAT • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

WHEN • Sat. 1/30 • 2:00 & 5:00 PM

Sun. 1/31 • 2:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Victoria Theater

Choreographer Randy James brings C.S. Lewis’s novel to life on the Victoria Theater stage in an enchanting dance performance. This is the world premier of the show.

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WHO • Diana Nyad

WHAT • NJ Speakers Series

WHEN • Thu. 2/18 • 8:00 PM

WHERE • NJPAC/Prudential Hall

Endurance swimming legend Diana Nyad grabbed the world’s attention in the 1970s by swimming around Manhattan and kicking her way from the Bahamas to Florida. At age 64, she swam from Cuba to Key West. Nyad’s appearance is part of a package subscription series.

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