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RVCC Theater Raises the Curtain on 2016-17 Season

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCCArts) 2016-2017 season offers selections for every taste and age —from musical theater (Fame – The Musical), to contemporary dance (Koresh Dance Company), to holiday favorites (A Christmas Carol), to music (Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry), to family shows (The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare).

Performances are held at the College’s Branchburg Campus.

The Theatre’s 2016-2017 Mainstage series will include the following performances:

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Fame – The Musical, Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m.; $35 & $45 (Reserved seating)

Fall Favorites (American Repertory Ballet), Saturday, Oct.8, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

D-Generation – An Exaltation of Larks (Sandglass Theater), Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

Murder on the Nile (Walnut Street Theatre), Sunday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

The Capitol Steps, Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m.; $35 & $45 (Reserved seating)

The Triplets of Belleville (Benoit Charest with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville), Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m.; $20 & $30 (Reserved seating)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (10 Hairy Legs), Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.; $20 & $30 (Reserved seating)

Shadows of the 60s – A Holiday Tribute to Motown, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet), Friday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; $40 & $50 (Reserved seating)

A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan), Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m.; $40 & $50 (Reserved seating)

This Wonderful Life (Jeremy Kendall), Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., $15 (Reserved seating; special matinee pricing); 7 p.m., $20 (Reserved seating)

The Best of The Second City, Friday, Jan.13 at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry (The Hillbenders) Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Chiflon, El Silencia de Carbon (Silencio Blanco), Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till (Mike Wiley), Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m.; $20 (Reserved seating)                                                                                                          

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Walnut Street Theatre), Saturday, Feb.18, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Koresh Dance Company, Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Masters of Dance and Music (American Repertory Ballet), Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Che Malambo, Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Taylor, Chapin & EVA, Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)                                    

Bend (Kimi Maeda), Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

 

The 2016-2017 Tuesdays with Stories series is a unique way to experience great American stories. Performances begin at noon and 7 p.m. and include a discussion, as well as light refreshments. The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. Tickets cost $15 for both the noon and 7 p.m. shows. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

Thin Walls (Alice Eve Cohen), Oct. 25

Thao’s Library (Elizabeth Van Meter), Nov. 22

Rachel Calof - A Memoir with Music (Kate Fuglei), Jan. 31

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies (Jessica Sherr), Feb. 21

The Actual Dance –A Love Story (Sam Simon), April 18

The Theatre’s CLUB28 series will feature a variety of musical events, all on Thursdays with performances at noon and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for both the noon and 7p.m. performances. Each noon 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:

Badi Assad, Oct. 20

Anna & Elizabeth, Nov. 17

A Winter Jazz Holiday Concert (The David Leonhardt Jazz Trio), Dec. 15

Pierre Bensusan, April 13

Makem & Spain, May 18

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

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare (Lightwire Theater), Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. (Recommended for ages 6 and older; all tickets $10)

The Science of Santa (Doktor Kaboom!), Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 8 and older; all tickets $15)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Arch8, Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2* & 5 p.m. (Recommended for ages 6 and older; all tickets $15); includes *sensory-friendly performance

The Man Who Planted Trees (Puppet State Theatre Company), Sunday, March 19, at 2 & 5 p.m. (Recommended for ages 7 and older; all tickets $15)

Hatched (Treehouse Shakers), Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets $10)

Water on Mars, Saturday, March 25, at 2* & 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 7 and older; all tickets $15); includes *sensory-friendly performance

Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre), Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m.* and 1 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets: $10); includes *sensory-friendly performance

The Way Back Home (Teater Refleksion), Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 27, at 1 & 3:30 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 www.rvccArts.org. Subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.

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