New Season Announced at RVCC Theatre

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A Christmas Carol

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCCArts) 2016-2017 season offers selections for every taste and age bracket—from musical theatre (Fame – The Musical), to contemporary dance (Koresh Dance Company), to holiday favorites (A Christmas Carol), to music (Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry), to family shows (The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare)—and so much more. Performances are held at the College’s Branchburg Campus.

The Theatre’s 2016-2017 Mainstage series will include the following performances:

Fame – The Musical, Sunday, September 25, at 3 p.m.; $35 & $45 (Reserved seating)

Fall Favorites (American Repertory Ballet), Saturday, October 8, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

D-Generation – An Exaltation of Larks (Sandglass Theater), Friday, October 14, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Saturday, October 15, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

Murder on the Nile (Aquila Theatre), Sunday, October 16, at 4 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

The Capitol Steps, Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m.; $35 & $45 (Reserved seating)

The Triplets of Belleville (Benoit Charest with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville), Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m.; $20 & $30 (Reserved seating)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (10 Hairy Legs), Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m.; $20 & $30 (Reserved seating)

Shadows of the 60s – A Holiday Tribute to Motown, Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet), Friday, December 9, at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.; $40 & $50 (Reserved seating)

A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan), Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.; $40 & $50 (Reserved seating)

This Wonderful Life (Jeremy Kendall), Tuesday, December 13, at 2 p.m., $15 (Reserved seating; special matinee pricing); 7 p.m., $20 (Reserved seating)

The Best of The Second City, Friday, January 13 at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry (The Hillbenders) Friday, February 3, at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Chiflon, El Silencia de Carbon (Silencio Blanco), Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till (Mike Wiley), Friday, February 17, at 7 p.m.; $20 (Reserved seating)
The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Walnut Street Theatre), Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Koresh Dance Company, Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Masters of Dance and Music (American Repertory Ballet), Saturday, March 11, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Che Malambo, Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m.; $15 & $25 (Reserved seating)

Taylor, Chapin & EVA, Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35 (Reserved seating)     
Bend (Kimi Maeda), Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., $20 (General admission); Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m., $15 (General admission; special matinee pricing)

The 2016-2017 Tuesdays with Stories series is a unique way to experience great American stories. Performances begin at noon and 7 p.m. and include a discussion, as well as light refreshments. The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. All tickets cost $15 each. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

Thin Walls (Alice Eve Cohen), October 25

Thao’s Library (Elizabeth Van Meter), November 22

Rachel Calof – A Memoir with Music (Kate Fuglei), January 31

Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies (Jessica Sherr), February 21

The Actual Dance – A Love Story (Sam Simon), April 18

The Theatre’s CLUB 28 series will feature a variety of musical events, all on Thursdays with performances at noon and 7 p.m. All tickets cost $15 each. Each noon performance is set in on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening shows, set in relaxed on-stage cabaret setting, include refreshments and are approximately two hours long. The following performances will be included, all with general admission seating:

Badi Assad, October 20

Anna & Elizabeth, November 17

A Winter Jazz Holiday Concert (The David Leonhardt Jazz Trio), December 15

Pierre Bensusan, April 13

Makem & Spain, May 18

The Theatre also will be offering a Youth and Family series for youngsters and their families, all with general admission seating:

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare (Lightwire Theater), Saturday, November 5, at 1 p.m. (Recommended for ages 6 and older; all tickets $10)

The Science of Santa (Doktor Kaboom!), Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 8 and older; all tickets $15)                                                                                                                                                            
Arch8, Sunday, February 12, at 2* & 5 p.m. (Recommended for ages 6 and older; all tickets $15); includes *sensory-friendly performance

The Man Who Planted Trees (Puppet State Theatre Company), Sunday, March 19, at 2 & 5 p.m. (Recommended for ages 7 and older; all tickets $15)

Hatched (Treehouse Shakers), Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets $10)

Water on Mars, Saturday, March 25, at 2* & 7 p.m. (Recommended for ages 7 and older; all tickets $15); includes *sensory-friendly performance

Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre), Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m.* and 1 p.m. (Recommended for ages 2 and older; all tickets: $10); includes *sensory-friendly performance

The Way Back Home (Teater Refleksion), Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 27, at 1 & 3:30 p.m. (Recommended for ages 4 and older; all tickets $10)

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at Subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for most performances.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



August 31, 2016

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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