NJPAC SchoolTime Registration 2022-2023 Season

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The Acting Company: Romeo & Juliet

Performance Date/Time: Oct 25 & 26; 10am & 12:30p

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater

Grades: 7-12

Price: 8.00 per person


Shakespeare’s iconic and timeless Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories in literature. A gripping drama spun out of an ancient grudge between two families, this story is as relevant to modern society as it was to audiences four centuries ago.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Soul on Soul: A Tribute to Mary Lou Williams

Performance Date/Time: November 8, 2022 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Music

Grades: 5 -12

Price: 8.00 per person


Allison Miller and Derrick Hodge present Soul on Soul: A musical tribute honoring Mary Lou Williams and her groundbreaking chorale masterpiece, Black Christ of the Andes. Miller and Hodge, both known for balancing tradition with innovation, have crafted a show that exemplifies the importance and influence of Mary Lou Willams’s body of music in the present day. Throughout her 70 year career Williams continually spearheaded new movements in Jazz. As Duke Ellington said, “Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary.” Miller and Hodge have captured this innovative spirit in Soul on Soul, using imaginative instrumentation and modern approaches to harmony and orchestration.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





City Verses Presents: Echoes of "The Lion" (Virtual)

Performance rental availability: Nov 14-Dec 30, 2022*  

Running time: 45 minutes Music, Theater

Grades 9–12 In this free virtual presentation, learn about the colorful life of influential jazz pianist and raconteur Willie "The Lion" Smith, from his youth in Newark, NJ in the early 1900s, to becoming one of the most important and influential jazz musicians and one of the most successful artists of his time. Through it all, "The Lion" never allowed his humble upbringing to dictate much he could accomplish in his career. We learn through his example how race, class, religion and other identities come together to inform an artists' work, and the importance of not allowing others to define you so you can ultimately create and own your own unique story. What you get: • Private link with streaming access to film on NJPAC website • Teacher Resource Guide *Audiences will be able to stream the video online for the full duration of the rental period.


Classroom size: max 25 students



NJPAC & Eva Price: The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Virtual)

Performance rental availability: Nov 28-Dec 2, 2022* 

Running time: 1hr and 23 minutes Music, Dance

Grades 4–12 Produced by NJPAC & Eva Price, a holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.

Schools have a choice of two performance options: Package A: Schooltime Lite - $75.00 per classroom+ Package B: Schooltime Deep - $150.00 per classroom+ ================================================================== Package A: Schooltime Lite Performance Video Rental includes:

  • A link for the Production video rental.
  • A link for a Q&A discussion with the Artist (A pre-recorded Q & A for students to connect with the artists, learn more about their lives and their work. Schools will receive a google form link to ask questions to the artist. The pre-recorded link will be provided after the video rental time.)
  • Teacher Resource Curriculum Guide created to unpack the themes and curricular ties.

Package B: Schooltime Deep -Performance Video Rental includes:

  • Includes everything listed under Schooltime Lite plan plus:
  • Two 1 hour live-streamed workshops** with an NJPAC Faculty member, one prior to the performance and one post-performance, to unpack the themes and bring the lesson plans featured in the Teacher Resource Guide to life.

*Audiences will be able to stream the video online for the full duration of the rental period. **Workshop scheduling based on faculty and school availability.



+Classroom size: max 25 students



Recycled Percussion

Performance Date/Time: December 8-9, 2022 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Music

Grades: 5 -12

Price: 8.00 per person


Recycled Percussion has been an unstoppable international phenomenon since 1995 performing more than 4500 shows in 15 countries. Finalists on America’s Got Talent, they have had appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy’s. This is not just another drumming show, it is a fully produced, non-stop event that has been voted National Act of the Year a record breaking six times. They are rocking the house with talent & creativity in a dynamic high-energy audience interactive experience filled with comedy, music, amazing staging and of course – brilliant drumming. Having been called “Captivating” and “Just a great night of fun”, your audience of all ages will be mesmerized by Hijinx! – their exciting new touring production.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Performance Date/Time: December 12-13, 2022 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater

Grades: Pre-K to 3

Price: 8.00 per person


Produced by Lightwire Theater, people of all ages will be captivated by the dazzling visuals and unique cast of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. Follow the story of a young bird named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage. Combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Just Mercy

Performance Date/Time: January 11, 2023 at 10:00am

Performance Venue: Prudential Hall

Running time: 139 minutes

Grades: 5 - 12

Price: 15.00 per person


Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Creed II”) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “The Glass Castle,” “Captain Marvel”) star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen. Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson. A powerful and thought-provoking true story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide




Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company: Year of the Black Water Rabbit

Performance Date/Time: January 19-20, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Dance

Grades: 3-8

Price: 8.00 per person


It’s NJPAC’s annual Chinese New Year Celebration with exciting, vibrant dance and music from New Jersey’s beloved Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. On stage, you will see leaping lions, flying dragons, acrobatic dancers and beautiful music played on exotic instruments taking you to a world across the Pacific without going to the airport. Acclaimed choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her exquisite dancers are known for fusing American dynamism with the splendor of Asian art. In this production, you will experience the fantastic work of her diverse dancers who have been working together to usher you to an immersive experience not to be missed!


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and TheaterworksUSA: Warriors Don't Cry

Performance Date/Time: February 9-10, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater

Grades: 6-12

Price: 8.00 per person


Reluctant to cope with one more tragedy in a school—raise your hand if you feel me!—young activist Ya Girl is ready to call it quits on leading her million-plus Instagram followers in the fight for social justice. When Melba Pattillo Beals steps out of history and into Ya Girl’s phone to share the story of her battle to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, Ya Girl learns to see herself in Melba—and in all the young warriors who came before her to raise their hands and make a difference. Inspired by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals’s Little Rock Nine memoir Warriors Don’t Cry, this production is a catalyst for deeper discussion about social responsibility, civil discourse, social media, and community engagement. Warriors Don’t Cry is co-conceived by award-winning playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Where We Stand) and director Tamilla Woodard (Associate Director, Hadestown), featuring original music by Toshi Reagon, spoken word, and video projection. This production is a collaboration between The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and TheaterWorksUSA.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Made River Theater Works: Freedom Flight

Performance Date/Time: February 23 & 24, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater

Grades: 5-8

Price: 8.00 per person


Freedom Flight is an original play with music that tells the tale of the most important incident in the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. The show follows the story of Addison White, a slave who escaped from Kentucky and traveled the Railroad north to the small town of Mechanicsburg, OH. There, he was befriended by a farmer named Udney Hyde. He lived in Hyde’s barn, working for his meals by day and learning to read and write with the help of Hyde’s daughter, Amanda, by night. Hyde was a suspected abolitionist, however, and it was not long before Addison was discovered by his former Master. Federal marshals surrounded Hyde’s cabin in the middle of the night. They were prepared to arrest Addison and return him to slavery, but over 100 citizens from Mechanicsburg confronted the marshals and demanded that they set Addison free. Freedom Flightuses drama and music, as well as riddles and rhyme, to create characters that emerge from the past and bring the Underground Railroad to life right before your eyes.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





David Gonzalez's Cuentos: Tales from the Latinx World: 

Performance Date/Time: March 9 & 10, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater, Music

Grades: K-2

Price: 8.00 per person


With colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and La Republic of ‘da Bronx master storyteller David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. From the enchanting Puerto Rican magician Milomaki to the friendship between young Delgadina and a magical snake, these stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Told with an upbeat rhythm, Cuentos: Stories from the Latino World offers solid entertainment and an educational introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture. Spanish words spice up the stories and songs of Cuentos so that children can repeat and retain their sound and meaning.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





WinceyCo: Character Rocks

Performance Date/Time: April 27 & 28, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater, Music

Grades: Pre-K to 4

Price: 8.00 per person


Travel with Carly on a visit to an interesting rock garden that shows her how cool it is to do the right thing because CHARACTER ROCKS! This highly-interactive performance, with cheerful music and some fun characters (who just happen to be rocks), will have students clapping, singing, moving, and learning about the components of good character, such as respect, integrity, compassion, and citizenship.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performance Date/Time: May 12, 2023 at 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Prudential Hall

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Dance

Grades: 7 -12

Price: 15.00 per person


Magnetic. Electrifying. Passionate. Beautiful. Soulful. These are just some of the words that audience members and critics use to describe Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a uniquely American modern dance company known for its vibrant blend of modern, ballet and other dance styles. Audience members will be treated to a wonderful experience that will touch their hearts and inspire a greater appreciation for dance and the arts.


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide




Glass Half Full Theatre's Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Performance Date/Time: June 1 & 2, 2023 at 10am & 12:30pm

Performance Venue: Victoria Theater

Running time: 55 minutes followed by Live Q&A

Theater, Poetry

Grades: K to 6

Price: 8.00 per person


Produced by Glass Half Full Theatre, Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she’ll have to get creative. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also re-enacting the classic tale of Cinderella, using whatever objects are at her disposal: napkins, teapots, and doilies, to name just a few. With these everyday items, a healthy dose of imagination, and a love of poetry passed down by her father, Belinda imagines a bigger world for herself...
When she learns that the party's special guest is (real life) writer Gary Soto, Belinda wants desperately to attend the party and share her own writings with Soto. But to do that, she must learn to stand up for herself and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating bilingual one-woman performance is a modern spin on the beloved fairy tale and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language. ​


What you get:

•        Teacher Resource Guide

•        Live Q&A with artists following the performance





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Payment must be received within 30 days of successful submission of this order form.  Orders not paid by that time are subject to cancellation by NJPAC. If you or your school has a previous unpaid balance, new reservations will not be accepted until the previous balance is paid in full.

Payments can be arranged via credit card, check (school or personal), money order or via School/district purchase orders payable to  “New Jersey Performing Arts Center.”

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Please note: If the preferred payment options are not immediately available, a school purchase order may be submitted and an invoice will be sent to you. A purchase order is a legally binding document.

A copy of your purchase order must accompany this order form. A purchase order is only used to secure seats, it is not considered payment. It is the responsibility of the school contact listed on this order form to ensure that their finance office receives the necessary paperwork to submit a payment.

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Please note: If the preferred payment options are not immediately available, a school purchase order may be submitted and an invoice will be sent to you. A purchase order is a legally binding document.

A copy of your purchase order must be submitted within 48 hours of submitting the order form. 

A purchase order is only used to secure your reservation, it is not considered payment. It is the responsibility of the school contact listed on this order form to ensure that their finance office receives the necessary paperwork to submit a payment.

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Please note: If the preferred payment options are not immediately available,  an invoice will be sent to you to confirm your order request.  The invoice will be used to secure your reservation, it is not considered payment. 

It is the responsibility of the school contact listed on this order form to ensure that their finance office receives the necessary paperwork to submit a payment.  

A member of the NJPAC Arts Education team will reach out to you to confirm receipt of your order and discuss payment arrangements and send out your invoice within 3 business days.