The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is packed with fun family entertainment and date nights for the winter season. Bring your littles to a jaw-dropping performance of MOMIX: Best of MOMIX dance-illusions or laugh your socks off with your sweetheart during Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred. Check out four of our fave picks for must-see performances at NJPAC this January.
Here are 4 must-see NJPAC shows this January:
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert on January 5
Watch the epic film on the big screen with the accompaniment of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert is perfect for the little Star Wars lover in your life, where every action and reaction is stronger when backed by the incredible score. Your ears will be happy too, mom.
Cost: $35 – $125
Maria Bamford on January 17
Maria Bamford had a legendary performance on Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, one of Variety and Rolling Stone’s must-see shows. If you need more of a reason to see this quirky female star, she was the first female comic to have two Comedy Central Presents specials and she appeared on The Comedians of Comedy. In addition to this, she’s been part of several animated series as well as her recurring role on Netflix’s Arrested Development. We’re sure you’ll be laughing your socks off at this show and running home to watch her other routines.
MOMIX: Best of MOMIX on January 19 & 20
MOMIX: Best of MOMIX is a high energy dance show that combines beauty, magic, fun, and inventiveness. Under the direction of Moses Pendleton, this company of dancer-illusionists has created a performance that is sure to “wow” you and your family. This show features the most iconic pieces from the company, plus some new ones too. Get ready for high energy dancing and unique visual patterns and illusions right from the comfort of your seat.
Cost: $59 – $89
Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred on January 26
Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred tells the story of a little girl who grows up very Italian. She cooks up a meal of laughter by slipping in and out of multiple family characters to tell her story about being Italian on Staten Island. She’s performed on Broadway, written screenplays, dramas, sketch comedies, and sitcoms. She’s also mastered performing weekly living room recitals as a young girl and we think that says a lot.
Cost: $32.50 – $50
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