The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is packed with fun family entertainment and date night options all year long. Bring your family out for a night of dance and smiles with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, watch an incredible recreation of The Eagles look, style, and five-part harmony with Eaglemania, or travel back to the Elizabethan age with your kiddos at The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare. Check out our fave picks for must-see performances at NJPAC this May.
Here are 4 must-see NJPAC shows this May:
There’s nothing that mesmerizes quite like a hip hop musical, and The Magic Treehouse: Showtime with Shakespeare has an added bonus: it will get the kids interested in a literary legend. This tuneful tale will be a hit with both you and your littles as the characters travel back in time to Elizabethan England. They soon learn that the show must go on, as they meet William Shakespeare along the way. Ready to travel back in time? You can do it with the kids at NJPAC.
Eaglemania on May 18
If you’re a classic rock lover and know the words to “Hotel California” or “Take It Easy” by heart, this is a don’t miss performance! And whether you’re a super fan or a not, Eaglemania will be a rocking good time. You’ll be so impressed by this band’s ability to emulate the immortal look and sound of The Eagles that you’ll feel like you’re in another decade! That five-part harmony will live on forever.
Bell, Denk, Isserlis on May 5
This afternoon concert is sure to be an emotionally engaging program for both classical music fanatics and those who are new to the genre. Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, and Stephen Isserlis are extremely talented classical musicians who have teamed up to bring you Bell, Denk, Isserlis. The trio showcases their skill, incredible instruments, and compositions to make for an amazing performance. It’s a perfect opportunity for a date day or to introduce your whole family to the beauty of classical music.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on May 10-12
Join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as it celebrates six decades of achievement through dancing, gliding, and smiling. Watch the premiere performance of Rennie Harris’ Lazarus, which is based on the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey – a man who made huge strides in the dance world as an African American. Timeless Ailey, performed on Sunday, features various excerpts of modern dance pieces and concludes with Revelations, which pays tribute to African American culture and is set to spirituals and blues.
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