6 Must-See NJPAC Shows This March


Spring is almost in the air, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center is helping you ring it in this March with a packed lineup of family-friendly fun, girl time and date nights. Get in the kitchen with junior chefs at the MasterChef Junior Live! cooking show on stage, tap your feet along to the world’s most famous Irish folk music group at The Chieftains: The Irish Goodbye or have the kids take a free dance workshop before an inspiring performance from the National Dance Institute: Voices of Change. 

Here are 6 must-see NJPAC shows this March:

MasterChef Junior Live!, March 10

Calling all Food Network and MasterChef lovers! MasterChef Junior Live! is cooking up all the delicious excitement of the kids’ TV competition show, live on stage at NJPAC. Immerse yourselves in this family-friendly event as the cast, including Che (Season 7 Winner), Malia (Season 7 Finalist), Avery (Season 6) and New Jersey’s own Matthew (Season 7), go head-to-head in fun and even messy culinary challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to ask them questions during their audience Q&A. And your littles will be thrilled to meet the juniors at the VIP meet-and-greet prior to the show. They’ll also be able to also cook up their own specialties at the cupcake decorating workshop with Chef It Up and receive a complimentary chef hat (both pre-show events are available to all ticketholders).
Prudential Hall
$29.50 – $59.50

The Chieftains: The Irish Goodbye, March 15

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early, with this exhilarating performance from “the world’s best-loved Irish folk band,” The Chieftains—Paddy Moloney, Kevin Conneff, Matt Molloy and their spectacular ensemble. With their brand-new tour, The Irish Goodbye, your whole fam will be stomping their feet and clapping their hands as the six-time GRAMMY Award winners wow the audience with their lush and lively Irish tunes.
Prudential Hall
$39 – $99

A Gathering of Givers: Elevating and Empowering Women’s Voices, March 6

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, NJPAC is bringing together this Gathering of Givers, a diverse array of women who will share their voices with us, and inspire us to reach higher in making our communities, our state and our world a better place today and for the next generation. You’ll listen as these powerful and impressive women speak of how they shape all aspects of our collective lives: through artistic expression, politics, social service, educational opportunities, and economic empowerment.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

National Dance Institute, Voices of Change, March 8

All ages will be in awe of watching kids like themselves in The National Dance Institute’s lively and inspiring performance of Voices of Change. This exuberant team of 80 student dancers between the ages of 9 and 15 from across New York City will perform an awesome new show that shines a light on activism and people who have helped to shape our world for the better. And, if you’ve got kids who are into dance or aspire to be in it, make sure to come early for a special chance to participate in a free dance workshop with the National Dance Institute teachers.
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater

Johnny Mathis with special guest Gary Mule Deer, March 20

Looking for something other than the usual date night? Johnny Mathis brings his smooth and gentle voice to the stage with his special performance, “The Voice of Romance.” You’ll be swaying all night long to the velvety toons of classics like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty” and at the show’s end, ready for romance. And joining Johnny for a little added comedy will be a special guest, comedian, and musician, Gary Mule Deer.
Prudential Hall

Ballet Hispánico CARMEN.maquia, March 21

Whether it’s a date night, a girl’s night, or even a bonding night with your older kiddo, you’ll all be amazed as you experience this dance performance of seduction, betrayal and despair from Ballet Hispánico. This fusion Latin dance company is giving the world-famous opera, Carmen, a twist—there are no vocals, only movement that fuses ballet, paso doble, flamenco and contemporary dance into a stunning performance that will have you talking about it for days after.
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater
$59 – $79

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 March.

This content is sponsored by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – where there’s literally something for everyone.


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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.