HACKENSACK, NJ -- As part of the Main Street Live Mini Concert Series, the Hackensack Department of Cultural Arts will present “Caribbean Night” on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. While that outdoor event is happening, the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) Meridian Health Theater will begin its three--day run of "Fame Jr."

The free "Caribbean Night" event will take place at Atlantic Street Park and those attending may bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on during the performance. But that's not the only event taking place at HACPAC this weekend. 

Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, the musical “Fame Jr.” will be performed by the New Vision Players at Hackensack Performing Arts Center on three consecutive days: Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m.

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Set during the last years on New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, “Fame Jr.” is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults and can be purchased in advance at hacpac.org. The show’s running time is approximately two hours.