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The Best Performing Arts Events in New Jersey

Best of NJ works hard to create a statewide calendar full of fun things to do. But since there are so many types of events going on all year round, we’re breaking things up a bit. Below, you’ll find a list of The Best Performing Arts Events in New Jersey.

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North Jersey Performing Arts Events


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/24/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Weekend Pass (sat & Sun)


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/25/2020: 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival - Single Day Admission Sun, Oct 25


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Newark

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 10/31/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Newark


Vic DiBitetto

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/07/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic DiBitetto


Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/14/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra


Ladies Of Laughter

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/21/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Ladies Of Laughter


Once Upon a Mattress

Where: Ciccone Theatre – 12/01/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The BergenStages theatre troupe presents, “Once Upon a Mattress,” has been postponed to December 2020 in Bergen Community College’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the…


Vienna Boys' Choir

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/10/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vienna Boys' Choir


The Nutcracker

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/12/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/12/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutcracker


Seong-Jin Cho

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/13/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Seong-Jin Cho


Seong-Jin Cho

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/13/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Seong-Jin Cho


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/19/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Hip Hop Nutcracker


The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/19/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Hip Hop Nutcracker


The Capitol Steps

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/09/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Capitol Steps


Sinbad

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/17/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sinbad


Mark Nizer 4-D: A New Dimension In Entertainment

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/24/2021: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mark Nizer 4-D: A New Dimension In Entertainment


Mariinsky Orchestra

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/30/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mariinsky Orchestra


Conversations in Concert: Celebrating the Songs of Leonard Bernstein

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/06/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Conversations in Concert: Celebrating the Songs of Leonard Bernstein


Year of the Golden Ox: Nai Ni Chen Dance

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/13/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Year of the Golden Ox: Nai Ni Chen Dance


Year of the Golden Ox: Nai Ni Chen Dance

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/14/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Year of the Golden Ox: Nai Ni Chen Dance


Howie Mandel

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/14/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Howie Mandel


Masters of Illusion - Live!

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/19/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Masters of Illusion - Live!


Baby Shark Live (Rescheduled from 5/31/2020, 9/20/2020)

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/20/2021: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Baby Shark Live (Rescheduled from 5/31/2020, 9/20/2020)


Russian Ballet Presents Swan Lake Englewood

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/28/2021: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Russian Ballet Presents Swan Lake Englewood


The Russian National Ballet - Swan Lake

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/28/2021: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Russian National Ballet - Swan Lake


Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 03/02/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles


Kathleen Madigan (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020, 7/10/2020)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/12/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kathleen Madigan (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020, 7/10/2020)


Kathleen Madigan (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020, 7/10/2020)

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/12/2021: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kathleen Madigan (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020, 7/10/2020)


Kevin James

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 03/13/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kevin James


Schoolhouse Rock

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/20/2021: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Schoolhouse Rock


Star Wars: The Force Awakens In Concert

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/20/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Star Wars: The Force Awakens In Concert


Carolyn Dorfman Dance with special guest Regina Carter

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 03/24/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Carolyn Dorfman Dance with special guest Regina Carter


Welcome to Night Vale with musical guest TBD

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 04/11/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Welcome to Night Vale with musical guest TBD


Shen Yun Performing Arts

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 04/18/2021: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shen Yun Performing Arts


The Doo Wop Project

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 04/24/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Doo Wop Project


Whose Live Anyway?

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 04/24/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whose Live Anyway?


Paula Poundstone

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 04/29/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Paula Poundstone


Candice Guardino's Italian Bred

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/01/2021: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Candice Guardino's Italian Bred


Candice Guardino's Italian Bred

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/01/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Candice Guardino's Italian Bred


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/07/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/08/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 05/09/2021: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


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Central Jersey Performing Arts Events



Jersey Shore Performing Arts Events


Atlantic City Ballet - Dracula

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 10/24/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet - Dracula


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Dracula

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 10/24/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Dracula


Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 10/24/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his…


Kreeps With Kids

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 10/30/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kreeps With Kids


Rocky Horror Live!

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 10/30/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rocky Horror Live!


Rocky Horror Picture Show Atlantic City

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 10/30/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rocky Horror Picture Show Atlantic City


Garden State Comedy Club

Where: The Strand Theater – 10/31/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Garden State Comedy Club


Elf - The Musical

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 11/13/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Elf - The Musical


Elf - The Musical

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 11/14/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Elf - The Musical


Comedy Night Fundraiser

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 11/14/2020: 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: November 14 at 8:30pm Join us for the funniest comedians from far and wide benefiting the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. Comedians will be announced…


Whitney Cummings

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 11/14/2020: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whitney Cummings


Elf - The Musical

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 11/15/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Elf - The Musical


CHRISTMAS WITH HARTE AND O. HENRY

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Cape May – 11/19/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “There are three cousins, a half-uncle, a kind of brother-in-law – that is, the brother of my sister-in-law’s second husband – and a niece. That’s…


Atlantic City Ballet - Its A Shore Holiday

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 11/21/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet - Its A Shore Holiday


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: It's A Shore Holiday

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 11/21/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: It's A Shore Holiday


La Traviata

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 11/21/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Presented by Center Stage Opera. Violetta Valéry, a young courtesan, famous in the Parisian high society, throws a party in her home. Here, Gaston, Viscount…


CHRISTMAS WITH HARTE AND O. HENRY

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Cape May – 11/27/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “There are three cousins, a half-uncle, a kind of brother-in-law – that is, the brother of my sister-in-law’s second husband – and a niece. That’s…


Ultimate Springsteen Tribute: Promised Land

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 11/28/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Jersey Shore Tribute Band Like No Other: Promised Land, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. The core members of PROMISED LAND - Kenny, Mike and…


Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 11/28/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash


Ebenezer: A Musical Christmas Carol

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 12/03/2020: All Day
Details: December 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 at 2:00pm December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm School: December…


Ebenezer: A Musical Christmas Carol

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 12/03/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: December 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 at 2:00pm December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm School: December…


Atlantic City Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 12/20/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet - The Nutcracker


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 12/20/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker


New Year's Eve Bubbly Bash with David Clark's Billy Joel Tribute

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 12/31/2020: All Day
Details: December 31 at 5:00pm & 8:00pm Ring in the New Year with “Songs In The Attic”, a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous…


Paula Poundstone (Rescheduled from 10/9/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/28/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Paula Poundstone (Rescheduled from 10/9/2020)


Piff the Magic Dragon (Rescheduled from 4/25/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/29/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Piff the Magic Dragon (Rescheduled from 4/25/2020)


Sinbad (21+ Event) (Rescheduled from 5/16/2020)

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 01/29/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sinbad (21+ Event) (Rescheduled from 5/16/2020)


Gary Owen

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 02/06/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Gary Owen


Howie Mandel (Rescheduled from 6/26/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/12/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Howie Mandel (Rescheduled from 6/26/2020)


Masters Of Illusion (Rescheduled from 2/26/2021)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/18/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Masters Of Illusion (Rescheduled from 2/26/2021)


Tyler Henry - Hollywood Medium (Rescheduled from 7/17/2020)

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 02/19/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tyler Henry - Hollywood Medium (Rescheduled from 7/17/2020)


Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles (Rescheduled from 3/21/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/21/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles (Rescheduled from 3/21/2020)


Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles (Rescheduled from 3/21/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/21/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles (Rescheduled from 3/21/2020)


Zucchero

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 02/26/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Zucchero


Vic Dibitetto (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/05/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic Dibitetto (Rescheduled from 4/3/2020)


Vic Dibitetto (Rescheduled from 4/4/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/06/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic Dibitetto (Rescheduled from 4/4/2020)


Dublin Irish Dance

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 03/11/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Dublin Irish Dance


Kevin James

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 03/14/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kevin James


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Carmen

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 03/20/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Carmen


Nick Swardson (Rescheduled from 5/30/2020)

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 03/20/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Nick Swardson (Rescheduled from 5/30/2020)


Summer of Love (Rescheduled from 3/20/2020, 7/25/2020)

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/26/2021: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Summer of Love (Rescheduled from 3/20/2020, 7/25/2020)


Carlos Mencia

Where: Harrah’s Atlantic City – 04/09/2021: 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Carlos Mencia


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Romeo & Juliet

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 04/10/2021: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Romeo & Juliet


Magic Rocks with Leon Etienne (Rescheduled from 7/11/2020)

Where: Tropicana Casino and Resort – 04/10/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Magic Rocks with Leon Etienne (Rescheduled from 7/11/2020)


Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 04/17/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood


Rob Lowe Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 04/24/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rob Lowe Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!


The Wizard of Oz

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 04/30/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Wizard of Oz


Wizard of Oz Red Bank

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 04/30/2021: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Wizard of Oz Red Bank


The Wizard of Oz

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 05/01/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Wizard of Oz


Wizard of Oz Red Bank

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 05/01/2021: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Wizard of Oz Red Bank


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South Jersey Performing Arts Events


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