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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


Jim Breuer: Comedy, Stories & More

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/23/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Jim Breuer: Comedy, Stories & More


Raku Firing Sun., Nov. 24

Where: The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum – 11/24/2019: All Day
Details: Raku Firing Sun., Nov. 24


SopranosCon - Sunday (Time: TBD)

Where: Meadowlands Expo Center – 11/24/2019: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: SopranosCon - Sunday (Time: TBD)


“It Was a Very Good Year” ~a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands

Where: Smiling Rhino Theatre – 11/24/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: You’ll never get a chance to see Frank Sinatra, or even Frank Sinatra Jr., perform in concert, but some people say that Tony Sands is…


National Symphony of Ukraine

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/24/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: National Symphony of Ukraine


Cali Signature Series - Chamber Music with the Shanghai Quartet and Guests

Where: Montclair State University – 11/26/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: An evening of chamber music performed by the world renowned Shanghai Quartet and student groups, including The Zora Quartet. At the Leschowitz Recital Hall located…


Cinderella - The Musical

Where: Papermill Playhouse – 11/26/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Cinderella - The Musical


CSC Beauty and the Beast

Where: Blues Festival Centenary College – 11/29/2019: All Day
Details: A comedic suspense thriller packed with thrills, chills, and laughter. Accidentally stranded for the night in a railway waiting station, six passengers are captivated by…


PJ Masks Live! Save The Day

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 11/29/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: PJ Masks Live! Save The Day


Comedy Jam

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Comedy Jam


Manhattan Comedy Night

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Manhattan Comedy Night


Thanksgiving Comedy Fest feat.Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, & Tony Rock

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thanksgiving Comedy Fest feat.Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, & Tony Rock


Thanksgiving Comedy with Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, & Tony Rock

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 11/29/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thanksgiving Comedy with Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, & Tony Rock


Thanksgiving Comedy Fest Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 11/29/2019: 8:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Thanksgiving Comedy Fest Parking


Paw Patrol Live Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 11/30/2019: 6:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Paw Patrol Live Parking


Luann de Lesseps

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 11/30/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Luann de Lesseps


A Celtic Family Christmas

Where: Newton Theatre – 11/30/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are hitting the road again to bring back their popular concert series, A Celtic Family Christmas. One of…


Paw Patrol Live Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/01/2019: 10:01 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Paw Patrol Live Parking


Mooseltoe

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/01/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mooseltoe


Joan Osborne's Dylanology

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/01/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by…


Tae Kwon Do (December)

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/03/2019: All Day
Details: Tae Kwon Do (December)


Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/04/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce


Taylor Macs Holiday Sauce Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/04/2019: 8:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Taylor Macs Holiday Sauce Parking


Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/05/2019: 1:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto


David Sedaris

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/05/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: David Sedaris


Much Ado About Nothing

Where: Ciccone Theatre – 12/06/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The BergenStages theatre troupe presents its second production of the season, “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare opening on Friday, December…


David Bromberg Quintet

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to…


Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/06/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto


5th/6th Grade Dance - Ugly Sweater

Where: Newton Recreation Center – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: 5th/6th Grade Dance - Ugly Sweater


Lego Animation Saturday, Dec., 7

Where: The Yard School of Art At Montclair Art Museum – 12/07/2019: All Day
Details: Lego Animation Saturday, Dec., 7


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/07/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


Beyond the Image: Dancing Orientalist Art to Life

Where: First Congregational Church of Montclair – 12/07/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Napoleon's Egyptian campaign in the final years of the 18th century drew the eyes of the world not only to his army's unsuccessful military exploits,…


The Marshall Tucker Band

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/07/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment…


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/08/2019: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


Holidays are Magic -- Family Fun Magic and Illusion with Tom Yurasit

Where: Mahwah Public Libiary – 12/08/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Tom Yurasits uses his more than twenty years of experience to amaze and amuse you, using Magic, Music, Mind Reading, Comedy, Illusions and Audience Participation. Watch Tom…


Beyond the Image: Dancing Orientalist Art to Life

Where: First Congregational Church of Montclair – 12/08/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Napoleon's Egyptian campaign in the final years of the 18th century drew the eyes of the world not only to his army's unsuccessful military exploits,…


Cali Signature Series - Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert Considering Matthew Shepard

Where: Alexander Kasser Theater – 12/08/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Composer Craig Hella Johnson’s profound and gripping oratorio affirms the redemptive power of love in the face of hatred. Performed by the MSU Chorale, University…


Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/08/2019: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto


New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/08/2019: 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet - The Nutcracker


Trilogy: an Opera Company presents Sassy

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/08/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Trilogy: an Opera Company presents Sassy


Trilogy Opera Company Parking

Where: New Jersey Performing Arts Center Parking – 12/08/2019: 7:01 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Trilogy Opera Company Parking


La Caja

Where: Merseles Studios – 12/10/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Los Escultores del Aire performs La Caja at Jersey City Theater Center as part of the NJ International Theatre Festival Voices!


La Caja

Where: Merseles Studios – 12/11/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Los Escultores del Aire performs La Caja at Jersey City Theater Center as part of the NJ International Theatre Festival Voices!


Steve Solomon: Cannoli, Latkes, & Guilt!

Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center – 12/11/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Steve Solomon: Cannoli, Latkes, & Guilt!


Lewis Black: The Joke's On US Tour

Where: Wellmont Theatre – 12/13/2019: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lewis Black: The Joke's On US Tour


New Jersey Ballet & New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – 12/13/2019: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Ballet & New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker


Jackie Evancho

Where: Newton Theatre – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A worldwide sensation when she was only ten years old, Jackie Evancho has moved past the exuberant promise of a child prodigy vocalist, becoming a…


LOVE LETTERS

Where: Nutley Little Theatre – 12/13/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The play centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by…


The Nutcracker -National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa

Where: Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center – 12/14/2019: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Nutcracker -National Ballet Theatre Of Odessa


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Central Jersey Performing Arts Events


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


Human Nature

Where: Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – 12/30/2019: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Human Nature


The Rave-Ons: Rockin’ Eve

Where: The Surflight Theatre Mainstage – 12/31/2019: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: December 31 at 5:00pm and 8:00pm; $39.50 The Rave-Ons return to the Surflight Theater this New Year's Eve with a mix of songs from Buddy…


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Romeo and Juliet

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra - Romeo and Juliet


NJSO's Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO's Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet


Dance and Movement

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/06/2020: All Day
Details: Dance and Movement


Shin Lim

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 01/11/2020: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Shin Lim


Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/13/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lula Washington Dance Theatre


Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/13/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Lula Washington Dance Theatre


A Bronx Tale

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/14/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Bronx Tale


A Bronx Tale

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/15/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: A Bronx Tale


Romeo & Juliet

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 01/31/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Romeo & Juliet


Romeo and Juliet

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 01/31/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Romeo and Juliet


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

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/07/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' Return Of The Jedi In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra


Black Like Me

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/08/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Black Like Me


Present Laughter

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/13/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Present Laughter


Present Laughter - National Theatre Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/13/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Present Laughter - National Theatre Broadcast


Rent

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/13/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rent


Rent

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/14/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rent


Mummenschanz

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 02/20/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Mummenschanz


Kinky Boots

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/21/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Kinky Boots


Theresa Caputo

Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – 02/22/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Theresa Caputo


Spinning Tales of Cinderella

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/27/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Spinning Tales of Cinderella


Spinning Tales of Cinderella

Where: Pollak Theatre – 02/27/2020: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Spinning Tales of Cinderella


Finding Neverland

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/04/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Finding Neverland


Finding Neverland

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/05/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Finding Neverland


Flip Fabriqu��Tickets

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 03/08/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Flip Fabriqu��Tickets


Yogapalooza Live!

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/15/2020: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Yogapalooza Live!


Artrageous

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 03/19/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Artrageous


Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/21/2020: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles


Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 03/21/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles


Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/22/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake - Broadcast


Mr. Ray

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/26/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Mr. Ray


Assisted Living The Musical

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 03/28/2020: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Assisted Living The Musical


Atlantic City Ballet - Papa and Sinatra

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 03/28/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet - Papa and Sinatra


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Papa & Sinatra: Their Way

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 03/28/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Papa & Sinatra: Their Way


Assisted Living The Musical

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 03/28/2020: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Assisted Living The Musical


My Mother's Italian My Father's Jewish...

Where: Pollak Theatre – 03/28/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: My Mother's Italian My Father's Jewish...


NJSO's Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony

Where: Count Basie Center for the Arts – 03/28/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: NJSO's Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony


Vic Dibitetto

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/03/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic Dibitetto


The Amazing Max

Where: The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for The Arts – 04/04/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: The Amazing Max


Vic Dibitetto

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/04/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Vic Dibitetto


Pilobolus

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/14/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Pilobolus


My Little Pony Live

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/15/2020: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: My Little Pony Live


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' The Force Awakens In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/17/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Star Wars' The Force Awakens In Concert - Film With Live Orchestra


Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood

Where: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre – 04/18/2020: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Midsummer Night's Dream

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 04/19/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Midsummer Night's Dream


Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet - Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 04/26/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet - Broadcast


Charlottes Web

Where: Pollak Theatre – 05/07/2020: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Details: Charlottes Web


Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Romeo & Juliet

Where: Caesar’s Palace – 05/17/2020: 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Atlantic City Ballet Presents: Romeo & Juliet


Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels - Broadcast

Where: Pollak Theatre – 05/24/2020: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Details: Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels - Broadcast


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South Jersey Performing Arts Events


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