Situated on the Newark riverfront, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is a 250,000 square-foot facility housing the 2,750-seat Prudential Hall and the 514-seat Victoria Theater.
Showcasing talented artists of national and international acclaim in the orchestral, dance, and theater world, NJPAC has attracted over 5 million patrons (including 900,000 children) since its October 18, 1997 opening night.
Among the artists appearing on NJPAC stages have been the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Yo-Yo Ma; Bob Dylan; Ballet Nacional de Cuba; Lauryn Hill; American Dance Theater; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Israel Philharmonic; the Berlin State Opera Orchestra; the Royal Danish Ballet; the Vienna Choir Boys; Midori; Sarah Brightman; Sting; Elvis Costello; National Song & Dance Company of Mozambique; Don Henley; the Afro-Cuban All-Stars;; Melissa Etheridge; the Czech Philharmonic; Bette Midler; The Chieftains; and Herbie Hancock.
NJPAC has also played host to acclaimed tours of such popular Broadway musicals as Evita; The Sound of Music; Grease; Annie; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Fame; Fosse, Sunset Boulevard; Peter Pan; Les Miserables; The Full Monty;Fiddler on the Roof; and Blast!
NJPAC also offers residencies in dance, theater and music through the NJPAC Arts Academy. The Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education, located adjacent to NJPAC, was inaugurated in early 2001 and held its fifth annual Young Artist Talent Search in March of 2005, with nearly 600 talented New Jersey youngsters from some 160 municipalities, auditioning for spots in NJPAC’s arts training and scholarship programs.
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