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RVCC Raises the Curtain on 2017-18 Theatre Season

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Peking Acrobats, Friday, Feb.16. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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Farfalle (Compagnia TPO), Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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Tuesdays With Morrie featuring Jamie Farr, Tuesday, Oct. 17. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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Legally Blonde The Musical, Friday, Oct. 6. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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The Young King, Sunday, April 15. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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BRANCHBURG, NJ  - From musical theater productions of Legally Blonde and A Chorus Line, to Flamenco dancing and The Capitol Steps’ timely political humor, to holidays favorites like A Christmas Carol and circus-style performances for young children — The Theatre at RVCC’s 2017-2018 season has something to entice audiences of all ages and interests.

The Theatre’s 2017-2018 Mainstage series, with reserved seating for most offerings, includes the following performances:

Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch, Friday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. (Songwriters-in-the Round, $20); Saturday, Sept. 23: noon (musical workshops, $10); 2-5 p.m. (free concert on the RVCC quad); 7 p.m. (Tall Tales & Troubadours with the Mike Aiken Band, $20);                                                           

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Legally Blonde The Musical (Big League Productions), Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Sense and Sensibility (Aquila Theatre), Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Tuesdays With Morrie featuring Jamie Farr, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Babylon (Sandglass Theater), Friday, Oct.20, at 7 p.m., $20; Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., $15 (special matinee pricing);

The Capitol Steps, Saturday, Oct.28, at 8 p.m.; $35 & $45;

Crankie Storytelling (Katherine Fahey), Saturday, Nov.11, at 7 p.m., $20; Sunday, Nov.12, at 3 p.m., $15 (special matinee pricing);

Nobunto, Sunday, Nov.19, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35;                                                               

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) (Reduced Shakespeare Company),Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Christmas With The Annie Moses Band, Sunday, Dec.3, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Live from WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life, Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., $15 (special matinee pricing) & 7 p.m., $20;                                                               

The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet), Friday, Dec.8, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $40 & $50;

A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan), Sunday, Dec.10, at 2 p.m.; $40 & $50;

A Chorus Line (Big League Productions), Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Chousensha – The Challengers (Yamato – The Drummers of Japan), Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Paul Taylor Dance Company, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

The Mountaintop (LA TheatreWorks), Friday, Feb.9, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

It’s Dark Outside (The Last Great Hunt), Saturday, Feb.10, at 3 p.m., $15 (special matinee pricing) & 7 p.m., $20;

Peking Acrobats, Friday, Feb.16, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Voces del Sur (Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana), Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Tea For Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty (Elaine Bromka), Friday, March 9, at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; $15;

Rhythm of the Dance (The National Dance Company of Ireland), Saturday, March 17, at8 p.m.; $25 & $35;

Machine de Cirque, Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m.; $20 & $30;

The Theatre’s Club 28 series will feature a variety of musical events, all on Thursdays with performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 each. Each 1 p.m. performance is set in on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening shows, set in relaxed on-stage cabaret setting, include refreshments and are approximately two hours long. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

North Sea Gas, Sept.14;

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Oct.19;    

Music of the Season (Tim Farrell), Nov. 30;

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry, March 1;                                                                                        

Martin Taylor, April 12;

The 2017-2018 Tuesdays With Stories series is a unique way to experience great stories. Performances begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and include a discussion, as well as light refreshments. The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. Tickets $15. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

The Other Mozart (Samantha Hoefer), Oct. 24;

The Elephant in Every Room I Enter (Gardiner Comfort), Nov. 28;

Call Mr. Robeson (Tayo Aluko), Feb. 27;

Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not (Doreen Oliver), March 13;

UnFRAMED (Iyaba Ibo Mandingo), April 10.

The Theatre also will be offering a Youth and Family series for youngsters and their families, all with general admission seating. The following shows will be offered:

Symphonie Dramatique (Cas Public), Saturday, Oct.14, at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 10 and older; all tickets $10);

The Gruffalo (Tall Stories), Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 3 and older; all tickets $10);

Hup (Starcatchers), Thursday, March 15, at 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Friday, March 16, at 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (Recommended for infants to 24 months; all tickets $10);

Olive & Pearl (Treehouse Shakers), Monday, April 9, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.(Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets $10);

The Young King (Slingsby), Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 8 and older; all tickets $10);

Air Play (Acrobuffos), Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 7 and older; all tickets $10);                                                                                                                                                

The Polar Bears Go Up (Fish And Game/ Unicorn Theatre), Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets $10);

Pss Pss (Compagnia Baccalà), Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 8 and older; all tickets $10);

Farfalle (Compagnia TPO), Monday, May 14, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.;Tuesday, May 15, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 4 and older; all tickets $10);

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at rvccArts.org. Subscribers’ packages are available for all theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road.

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