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Storm Large with Le Bonheur at SOPAC May 5 at 8 p.m. Stormy Love Celebrates American Songbook


Where: South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079.

Tickets: $28  To purchase tickets, contact SOPAC at (973) 313-2787 or visit

Storm Large, along with her band Le Bonheur, returns to the stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center May 5 at 8 p.m. to enchant audiences with Stormy Love, her singular renditions of American songbook classics. Known for her passionate vocal interpretations and her sizzling stage presence, you will be “taken by Storm” as you experience this sublime and unique performer. After her performance, she will sit down for an interview in the Loft with NY1’s Budd Mishkin.

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Storm spent the 1990s singing in clubs throughout the San Francisco area, and then a move to Portland brought her growing success as a musician and actress.

In 2007, she starred in Portland Center Stage’s production of Cabaret with Wade McCollum. Four years later Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with international band Pink Martini, singing four sold out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In the past decade her career has been a tumultuous whirlwind of various orchestras, theater houses, and sold out crowds. Now she is on the road with her band Le Bonheur to perform Stormy Love, a show that features a collection of tortured and thrilling love songs from the American Songbook. 

Conversations in the Loft with Budd Mishkin will make its debut immediately following Storm’s performance. Audiences will have the opportunity to get to know Storm Large in the intimate atmosphere of the SOPAC Loft. Her life story is colorful, and in addition to performances with her band and Pink Martini she is working on a theater project with the Public Theatre in New York City.

Budd Mishkin is an anchor and reporter for NY1, New York City’s 24-hour cable channel. He hosts NY1’s weekly profile series, One on 1 with Budd Mishkin. He has interviewed countless artists and luminaries of national and international prominence and is also a long-time resident of South Orange, NJ.   

Storm Large and Le Bonheur will play the South Orange Performing Arts Center on May 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28. They can be purchased at  or by calling the box office at (973)-313-2787. Her interview with NY1’s Budd Mishkin will take place in the SOPAC loft directly following her performance on the main stage. Tickets are $15. To purchase go to or call the box office at (973)-313-2787

SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization.
SOPAC received funding through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism,


Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit

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