Arts & Entertainment

March 19, 2019

The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) will host “Varietopia” a night of sketch comedy and standup this Saturday at 8 p.m.  The show will include performances by The Dog Show, Bonner Demling, Laura High, Adam Hamway and Michelle Drozdick. Mike Sangregorio will serve as host.  Tickets ...

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Hackensack Performing Arts Center is presenting the film “Think Twice Little Gangsta” this Saturday at 4 p.m., which with be followed but Q&A panel discussion.  The 2009 film stars rapper, actor and East Orange native Treach of the famous rap group Naughty by Nature. Co-director and ...

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The History of African American Spirituals will be performed this Monday at Hackensack Performing Arts Center. The show was originally to take place last month but was rescheduled due to a winter storm.  US Spokesman Calvin Earl ensured the destiny of the African American spiritual would forever ...

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The Musical trio Palisades Virtuosi will be performing at Hackensack Performing Art Center this Sunday at 3 p.m. with a pre-concert talk with the artists and composers and reception at the conclusion of the performance.  Palisades Virtuosi (PV) is celebrating their 16th season of concerts in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Performing Arts Center’s popular “PAC The House” series continues this Saturday with Latin Grammy nominee Flor de Toloache. The all-female mariachi group founded in 2008. Named for the flower used in Mexico as a love potion, the group is comprised of Mireya I. Ramos, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center and Hackensack Public Schools are presenting their “Youth Art Month” Student Exhibition. Artwork is currently being displayed until March 29. An opening reception is scheduled for this Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. HACPAC ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will host three performances of the musical “1776”, performed by an all-female cast, this weekend.  With music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone, the story is full of history and timely messages.  Performances are ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College music professor Dan Sheehan has released his fifth album, “Tales from Earth Incorporated,” to raise awareness about global economic injustice and greed. Inspired by socially conscious albums and songs such as the Who’s “Quadrophenia,” “Ohio” by Crosby, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack’s resident improv act, Howdy Stranger, will be coming back to the Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Saturday at 8 p.m. The first part of the show features games made popular by the TV show “Whose Line is it, Anyway?” In the second half, Howdy Stranger performs a ...

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HACKENSACK. NJ -- The History of African American Spirituals will be performed this Wednesday at Hackensack Performing Arts Center. US Spokesman Calvin Earl ensured the destiny of the African American spiritual would forever be included as part of American history when he succeeded in submitting ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will present “Lady Writes the Blues: The Story of Rose Marie McCoy” this coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  Rose Marie McCoy left a tin-top shack in Arkansas to move to New York with the hope of making it big as a singer. Though she had some ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- “A Night of Music with Dreena” will be held at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Saturday at 8 p.m. Drawing inspiration from the queens of jazz and soul, Dreena mixes soaring vocals with a modern, vibrant style all her own. Influenced by artists that range from Nina Simone ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Howdy Stranger, Hackensack’s resident improv comedy troupe, competed in the inaugural “Tournament of Improvisers” and won first place. Produced by Frigid NY and hosted by Gregory Levine and Carter Ford, the competition pitted twelve improv teams against each other in an ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Singer/Songwriter Amy Helm will be performing at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center, as part of its “PAC the House” series, this Saturday at 8 p.m. Helm began her musical life playing traditional blues with her father Levon Helm, drummer of The Band. She went on to become a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc Bergen/Passaic Chapter presents its annual Heart Healthy “Go Red” event at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)  The event will include light refreshments, health information and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In celebration of Bergen Catholic High School reinstating its theater program, they will will be kicking things off with a musical review at Hackensack Performing Arts Center called “Bergen Catholic is Back to Broadway”, based on shows that the school may do in the future. The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) will host an exhibition of paintings entitled “Seven Artists” beginning this Thursday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will remain open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. The paintings are created by ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will host Aspire PAC’s “One Day Cabaret” this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the show, participants in the “One-Day Cabaret” will enjoy a part master class, part rehearsal and part performance. Attendees will work with a professional ...

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The North Pole, Earth —  Hello Santa? If you’ve always wanted to call Santa just for fun this-this is the year that you can do it. And the call to the big guy at the North Pole is free. “Hey Google, call Santa” is all you have to say on your phone using the Google Assistant or using the Google ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack-based Blossom Sisters Dance Studio will present “Joyful Noise,” a youth dance performance at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Saturday. The two shows will last from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., respectively. "We are proud to announce this year’s show ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center is hosting its second Drag Queen Bingo Night fundraiser of the year this Friday at 8 p.m. Queens Charmange Aultra and Terry Hyman are returning to host the event. Doors open at 7 p.m. Extra boards and dabbers will be on sale at 7:30 ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC) will host an anniversary dance show this Sunday. MarDelDance will present “X” celebrating 10 years of dance with 1:00pm and 4:00pm shows. Founded by North-Jersey native Marianne Bator, who has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- “The Christmas Caper”, a two-act 90-minute seasonal fantasy saga of Santa’s stolen sleigh will come to Hackensack Performing Arts Center for seven upcoming performances beginning this Friday at 7:30 p.m.  A despondent Santa announces no toys can be delivered because of sleigh ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The Bergen County Winter Wonderland opened this afternoon at Van Saun County Park. "Although it was cold outside, it was great seeing so many residents come out to enjoy this decorative event," said Hackensack Deputy Mayor David Sims, who was joined by Bergen County Executive Jim ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Mayor and Council gathered with representatives from Hackensack Meridian Health and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center last week to celebrate the theater's marquee, which was sponsored by Meridian Health earlier this year. In addition to the 22-foot marquee above the State ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Hackensack Mayor and Council were on hand Thursday at Hackensack Performing Arts Center to celebrate the Chit Chat Diner’s $2,000 donation to a Performing Arts Scholarship.  The scholarship is named after Peggy Liosi, mother of HACPAC Artistic Director Greg Liosi. Mrs.

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- An adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR.” is coming to the Hackensack Performing Arts Center for four shows next weekend. It tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, ...

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Hackensack Performing Arts Center’s “PAC the House” series will continue this Saturday as Hackensack native Elijah Bland brings his musical talents to the stage.  The self-taught musician has been playing piano since the he was only 5. As a young songwriter and producer, he has emerged as a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area schools, environmental groups, artists and art overs are invited to see the work of Ruth Bauer Neustadter, a local mixed-media artist, social and political activist, who has produced a large number of paintings that encourage discussion of the many environmental issues we ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- “Other Desert Cities,” the hit Broadway play will be coming to the Hackensack Performing Arts Center with three shows this weekend and three more next weekend. Written by Jon Robin Baitz, the play debuted off-Broadway in 2011, transferring to Broadway later that year, and ...

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