Season 17-19 at RVCCArts
Blues Evolution
M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio
Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1PM
Tickets: FREE with Reservation

Aiken & Friends Fest starts with a residency activity, FREE and open to the public, with the MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, discussing the evolution of the Piedmont Blues style, how it reflected life over time and how it has influenced music styles since. M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio has been together for fifteen years and has produced four CDs.
Songwriters in the Round
Mike Aiken, LEA & Tim Buppert
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7PM
Tickets: $20

Join us for Fest Friday Night. Treat yourself to Songwriters in the Round, featuring Mike Aiken, LEA and Tim Buppert performing their original songs, telling the stories behind their songs and what inspires them. The banter between songwriters on stage makes for a magical experience that can’t be reproduced.
Aiken & Friends Fest Workshops
Songwriting, Guitar, Indie Music Promotion
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11AM
Fee: $10 (One included in a weekend pass.)

The Fest is all about music education and we dedicate a portion of the festival to offering workshops given by music professionals. Workshops are open to all ages. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. So don't hesitate - sign up and join us!
Concert on the Quad
6 Great Artists/Groups
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 12:30PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;
BRING A CHAIR; BRING THE FAMILY

Saturday afternoon’s events are free and open to the public and, again this year, offered as an RVCC Community Day. In addition to concert on the Quad, there will be a Pickers Tent, activities for the kids, Planetarium shows, food and vendors..
Tall Tales & Troubadours
The Mike Aiken Band
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7PM
Tickets: $20

Well-traveled Virginia songwriter and sea captain, Mike Aiken, may have been born in the wrong century. An inner sense of chivalry oozes from every story he tells and every song he sings. Aiken has drawn tales - and hope - from “trail riders, aging rodeo champs, sea captains, Rastafarians and outlaws” to craft a treasure chest of tunes that gathers the threads of these independent spirits.
SEVEN
L.A. Theatre Works
Thursday, October 24 at 7PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

SEVEN tells the true stories of seven remarkable female activists who bravely fought for the well-being of women, families and children around the globe. A collaboration between the activists and seven acclaimed female playwrights, this riveting radio-style theatre production weaves a tapestry of inspiring tales of bravery and perseverance.
The Capitol Steps
Saturday, October 26 at 8PM
Tickets: $40 & $50

For over 35 years The Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music. They began when Reagan was president and ketchup was a vegetable. This season The Capitol Steps plan to bring down the house…and Senate, with their unique blend of music and political comedy. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?!
Africa Up Close
Nobuntu
Friday, November 15 at 11AM
Grades: 3+ • 60 min.
CURR. CONN: M, D, SS, WT, MC, PA, G

In this exciting interactive concert, Nobuntu, a powerful female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, introduces students to the unique cultural qualities of Africa—the music, stories, traditions, and dances—and the deep meaning they hold. (Reserve)
Nobuntu
Friday, November 15 at 7PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

This powerful female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to afro jazz to gospel. Nobuntu’s vocals, energy and breathtaking performance on stage is an experience that inspires and touches people of all cultures and walks of life.
The Diary of Anne Frank
National Players
Monday, November 18 at 10AM
Grades: 5+ • LENGTH 90 min. + Q & A
CURR. CONN: MC, SS, RF, PA

In 1941 Amsterdam, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family hide in a concealed storage attic to escape the Nazis. Her extraordinary diary captures the daily lives of the secret annex’s eight inhabitants with astonishing wit, determination and idealism. (Reserve)

A number of subsidized tickets are available through RVCC’s Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Contact Peppy Margolis at peppy.margolis@raritanval.edu for details.

The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (abridged) {revised}

The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Saturday, November 23 at 8PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) {revised} is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet
Sunday, December 1 at 1PM & 5PM
Tickets: $50 & $60

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes, towering puppets, imaginative storytelling and the exquisite artistry of 40 world-class Russian dancers have made The Great Russian Nutcracker an American holiday tradition not to be missed. Celebrate the joy of the season with this magical and timeless holiday classic.
A Christmas Carol
Nebraska Theatre Caravan
Saturday, December 14 at 2PM
Tickets: $50 & $60

This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol weaves the spellbinding fable of a man who is given the rarest of gifts…the chance to change. Alive with color and movement and rich with thrilling ensemble music, this sumptuous Broadway-style production tells Dickens’ enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.
Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science
Wednesday, January 15 at 10AM
Grades: 3+ • Length: 60 min.
CURR. CONN: S, T, MA, SEL, MA

Doktor Kaboom has labeled his spinning Wheel of Science with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions. Will he electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Spin the wheel to find out! (Reserve)
Wilde Creatures
Tall Stories
Tuesday, January 28 at 10AM
Grades: 1+ • Length: 60 min.
CURR. CONN: PA, MU, RF, LB, CV, CL, SEL

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in this magical new show, told with original live music, imaginative storytelling and a generous dash of comedy. (Reserve)
Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
Lightwire Theater
Friday, February 7 at 10AM
Grades: K+ • Length: 60 min.
CURR. CONN: SS, S, T, PA

Marvin the Mouse travels to the moon in this epic glow-in-the-dark adventure about celebrating differences. His cosmic journey of self-acceptance is portrayed with humor and honesty as he teaches us that being different is “cool.” (Reserve)
Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
Mad River Theater Works
Monday, February 24 at 10AM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 55 min.
CURR. CONN: SS, CI, PA

Exciting and inspirational, this original playweaves together music and drama to tell Rosa Parks’ story, from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” (Reserve)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
& Other Eric Carle Favourites

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Thursday, February 27 at 10AM
Grades: Pre-K+ • LENGTH: 60 Min.
CURR. CONN: LB, E, PA, VA, S

Three beloved stories by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Eric Carle are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. (Reserve)
Cherish The Ladies
Sunday, March 1 at 2PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish the Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. This Irish-American super group creates an unforgettable performance that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing.
The Boy Who Grew Flowers
Treehouse Shakers
Thursday, March 12 at 10AM
Grades: Pre-K+ • LENGTH: 45 min.
CURR. CONN: LB, CV, CI, RF, SEL, PA

Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music and movement, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a unique story about courage, difference, friendship and celebrating individualism. (Reserve)
Artrageous
Friday, March 20 at 7PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

Watch an artist create a masterpiece before your eyes! Part art studio, part rock group, part creation lab, Artrageous takes audiences on a uniquely entertaining visual journey and high-energy ride of inspiration, creativity and engagement, paying tribute to a variety of art forms, icons and musical genres. It’s art and music gone wild!
New Shanghai Circus
Friday, March 27 at 12PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.
CURR. CONN: MU, MC, D, PA, G, WT

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. (Reserve)
New Shanghai Circus
Friday, March 27 at 7PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible—and even if it seems as if it’s not—these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair and extraordinary grace.
Shadows of the ‘60s
Saturday, April 18 at 2PM
Tickets: $30 & $40

Relive the experience of a live Motown concert, circa 1964! This high-energy tribute to Motown super groups The Temptations, The Supremes, and The Four Tops is filled with non-stop hits, stunning costumes, and dazzling choreography, capturing all the spirit, style and excitement of the original artists.
 
 

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