6 Must-See NJPAC Shows This October


The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is jam-packed with entertainment perfect for family nights, date nights, and girls nights this October. Go on a magical adventure with Elmo at Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic or listen to your favorite Disney classic hits sung by brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata. Laugh with your sweetie at Mike Marino’s comedy standup, or dance to some classic Motown music with your gal pals at The Temptations and the Four Tops performances. One thing’s for sure: NJPAC is stocked with shows to keep you laughing, singing, and dancing with your family this fall.

For a night out with the family

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, October 4 – 6

Join Elmo on his magical adventure at Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic. Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic, and this becomes a huge challenge for him in this show! Watch your fave characters perform live as Elmo finds his way and learns that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $26-$121

Disney and the boys, October 19

Brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, known as “the boys” by Walt Disney, were the songwriting duo behind Disney’s most iconic songs: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Circle of Life,” “A Whole New World” and “It’s a Small World.” At this Disney performance, brothers Will and Anthony Nunziata perform these classic Disney hits in a musical cabaret performance. You’ll hear the songs, hear true stories behind Disney classics, and watch rare film footage from the Disney archives. Disney fans should not miss!
The Chase Room
Cost: $50-$70

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert, October 26

Get ready for a magical, mystical, musical night with the fam! Harry Potter fans from all over the Garden State will enjoy Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince In Concert this October. Watch the iconic film and listen to the score like you’ve never heard it before – live with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $39-$89

For date night or girls night out

Mike Marino with Special Guest Jon Bramnick, October 12

Get ready for a night of endless laughter with Jersey City native Mike Marino. Marino returns to NJPAC with a hysterical stand-up about the Italian-American experience and a special guest appearance from Jon Bramnick, NJ’s funniest lawyer. He’s got tons of shows and laughs under his belt with inspiration from his family’s heritage and the absurdities of modern life. Bring your sweetie or gal pals for a night of laughter.
Victoria Theater
Cost: $35

The Temptations and the Four Tops, October 12

Headed to NJPAC for a special, one-night only performance are The Temptations and the Four Tops! If you love Motown music or just love movin’ and groovin’ then this show is a must-see. Accompanied by a strong rhythm section and blazing brass ensemble, you’ll hear your favorites including “My Girl,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and so many more classics.
Prudential Hall
Cost: $39-$79

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band “Tusk”, October 26

Tusk is the number one tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac and they’re inviting you to their performance at NJPAC. Five outstanding musicians recreate Fleetwiood Mac’s music with note to note renditions. The band is authentic and stays true to who they are while replicating Fleetwood Mac’s sound. Get ready for your favorite tunes like “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” “The Chain,” and many more.
Victoria Theater
Cost: $39.50-$49.50

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 October.

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


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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.