The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is packed with fun family entertainment and date nights all year long. Bring your sweetie to see Paula Poundstone‘s standup performance, enjoy the popular children’s book The Rainbow Fish come to life onstage, or bring the entire family to watch Mary Poppins Live In Concert, accompanied by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Check out our fave picks for must-see performances at NJPAC this April.
Here are 4 must-see NJPAC shows this April:
Paula Poundstone on April 12
Now that spring has sprung and April is bringing the rain, stay cozy indoors and laugh your socks off with Paula Poundstone‘s performance at NJPAC. She’s no stranger to the stand-up stage, she performs over 85 shows a year and she was the first woman to perform stand-up comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She is known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit – a perfect night out with your sweetie.
The Rainbow Fish on April 13
When a popular children’s book comes to life on stage here in New Jersey, we don’t want you to miss it. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is returning to NJPAC this April to bring you a puppet-filled adaptation of The Rainbow Fish. The company brings so much to life on stage including puppetry, striking scenic effects, original music, and engaging storytelling. The show will generate life lessons for your little readers and encourage them to keep reading.
Mary Poppins in Concert on April 13
If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Bring the entire family to this event where you will screen the legendary Oscar-winning Disney film Mary Poppins and listen to the amazing soundtrack played by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Tap your feet, move and groove, and enjoy an iconic film with the lovely Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Shen Yun on April 26 – May 4
Shen Yun, the world’s premier classical Chinese dance and music company is returning to NJPAC to bring you more elaborate costumes, classical music, and of course, all the dance you can handle. These dancers tell a story through their movement – visiting heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales. They are known for a nonstop array of beautiful dance and music, keeping you and the fam smiling.
NJPAC Shows coming up this May:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on May 10 – 12
The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare on May 31
For a full list of shows, please visit NJPAC on Instagram or at njpac.org.
Be sure to tag your photos with #NJMOM and @njmom at all of the fun events you’re attending in NJ this April.
This content is sponsored by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – where there’s literally something for everyone.