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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


New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/27/2019: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra


Holiday Dreams Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/28/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Dreams Tickets


Holiday Dreams Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/28/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Holiday Dreams Tickets


Michael Carbonaro Live!

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/29/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Carbonaro Live!


Michael Carbonaro Tickets

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/29/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Michael Carbonaro Tickets


Manhattan Comedy Night

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/03/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Manhattan Comedy Night


Tae Kwon Do (January) Family

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 01/07/2020: All Day
Details: Tae Kwon Do (January) Family


NJSO Presents - Mozart's Don Giovanni

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/09/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO Presents - Mozart's Don Giovanni


Capitol Steps

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/10/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Capitol Steps


Reza - The Illusionist

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Reza - The Illusionist


Reza Edge of Illusion Tickets

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Reza Edge of Illusion Tickets


Sherma Andrews- Legendary Lady Singers

Where: Ciccone Theatre – 01/11/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Sherma Andrews performs the Legendary Lady Singers show with a dynamic blast of entertainment at Bergen Community College’s “Curtain Up!” 2019-2020 season on Saturday, January…


The Capitol Steps

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/11/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Capitol Steps


Neil Berg's 104 Years Of Broadway

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/12/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Neil Berg's 104 Years Of Broadway


Neil Berg's 104 Years of Broadway

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/12/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Neil Berg's 104 Years of Broadway


Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Where: Prudential Center – 01/16/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice: Dream Big


Terry Fator

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/16/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Terry Fator


Terry Fator Upgrade to Meet & Greet - Morristown, NJ 1/16

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/16/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Do you already have seat tickets to see Terry and want to meet him at his exclusive VIP event? Don’t miss out on this opportunity,…


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/17/2020: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


MAMMA MIA Concert Version @ the Mainstage

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 01/17/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: After an initial sold out run, we are reuniting our cast for this fun concert version of the hit musical Mamma Mia! All Seats -…


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/17/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Simon & Garfunkel Story


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/18/2020: 3:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/18/2020: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


Celia Cruz All Stars

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 01/18/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Celia Cruz All Stars


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/19/2020: 12:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


Angelina Ballerina

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/19/2020: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Angelina Ballerina


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/19/2020: 4:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


Angelina Ballerina

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/19/2020: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Angelina Ballerina


Disney On Ice Parking

Where: Prudential Center – 01/20/2020: 1:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney On Ice Parking


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/24/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Simon & Garfunkel Story


Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/25/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance


NJSO Lunar New Year Celebration

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/25/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO Lunar New Year Celebration


Adelphi Chamber Ensemble

Where: Teaneck Public Library – 01/26/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Teaneck Public Library. Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Mahwah Public Library.


Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/26/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Year of the Golden Rat: Nai Ni Chen Dance


Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 01/26/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


The 5 Browns

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 01/30/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The 5 Browns


Unmasked - The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Where: Papermill Playhouse – 01/30/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Unmasked - The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber


Viva Momix

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 02/01/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Viva Momix


Adelphi Chamber Ensemble

Where: Mahwah Public Library – 02/02/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Teaneck Public Library. Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Mahwah Public Library.


Tae Kwon Do (February)

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 02/04/2020: All Day
Details: Tae Kwon Do (February)


DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 02/04/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience


Emanuel Ax

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 02/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Emanuel Ax


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Where: Nutley Little Theatre – 02/07/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married next week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap"…


Rent

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 02/07/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rent


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' Return Of The Jedi In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' Return Of The Jedi In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra


Rent

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rent


Drum Tao: 2020

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Drum Tao: 2020


Drum Tao: 2020

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Drum Tao: 2020


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' Return Of The Jedi In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' Return Of The Jedi In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra


Rent

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 02/08/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rent


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Central Jersey Performing Arts Events


Dorrance Dance: SOUNDspace

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 04/09/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Dorrance Dance: SOUNDspace


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 04/19/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious…


Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 04/19/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious…


Pilobolus Dance Theater

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 04/24/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Pilobolus Dance Theater


Diavolo

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 04/28/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “…the dance equivalent of going down a roller coaster…a pure shot of adrenaline." —Broadway WorldSeen by over 95 million people as one of the top…


The Refuge Plays - Preview Performance

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/08/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays - Preview Performance


The Refuge Plays (Preview)

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 05/08/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays (Preview)


Cats

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 05/08/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: "CATS IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!” —The Huffington PostAudiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the…


Cats

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 05/08/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—“Memory.” Winner of 7…


Cats New Brunswick

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 05/09/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cats New Brunswick


Cats

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 05/09/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cats


Cats

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 05/10/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cats


The Underwater Bubble Show

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 05/10/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Underwater Bubble Show


I Left My Dignity in My Other Purse

Where: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse – 05/12/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: I Left My Dignity in My Other Purse


The Refuge Plays

Where: McCarter Theatre Center – 05/16/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays


The Refuge Plays

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/23/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays


Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment

Where: CURE Insurance Arena – 05/26/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment


The Refuge Plays

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/27/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays


The Refuge Plays

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/28/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays


The Refuge Plays

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/29/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays


The Refuge Plays {Open Caption}

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 05/30/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays {Open Caption}


Once on This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/05/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: “What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!”  —The New York Times Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for…


Once on This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/05/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a…


Once On This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/06/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Once On This Island


Once on This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/06/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a…


The Refuge Plays {ASL & Audio Described}

Where: Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 06/06/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Refuge Plays {ASL & Audio Described}


Acrobuffos

Where: Matthews Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center – 06/06/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Acrobuffos


Once On This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/06/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Once On This Island


Once on This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/06/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a…


Once On This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/07/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Once On This Island


Once on This Island

Where: State Theatre New Jersey – 06/07/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Winner of the 2018 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Once on This Island is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a…


One Slight Hitch

Where: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse – 09/09/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: One Slight Hitch


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Jersey Shore Performing Arts Events


Bandstand (Touring)

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/03/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bandstand (Touring)


Bandstand Red Bank

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/03/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bandstand Red Bank


Bandstand - The Musical

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 06/04/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bandstand - The Musical


Bandstand (Touring)

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/04/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bandstand (Touring)


Bandstand Red Bank

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/04/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bandstand Red Bank


NJSO's Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/06/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO's Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24


Menopause The Musical

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/12/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Menopause The Musical


Menopause the Musical

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 06/12/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Menopause the Musical


Menopause The Musical

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 06/13/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Menopause The Musical


Menopause the Musical

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 06/13/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Menopause the Musical


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South Jersey Performing Arts Events


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