Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts

September

Box Office: Monday – Friday, 12-8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 12-5 p.m.; Open two hours prior to each performance. Purchase tickets online or by phone. Phone: (201) 684-7844.
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The-Hillbenders
Sep. 27
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Sunday, September 27, Sharp Theater, 7 P.M.

“Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball.” Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. Forty-five years after its original release, this rock classic has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute, featuring Springfield, Missouri’s acclaimed group – The Hillbenders.

With a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship on banjo, dobro, mandolin, bass and guitar and rock star vocals, the Hillbenders bring Pete Townsend’s original vision to life in a new and exciting way.

Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, the show brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators, who are delighted with the show.

Tickets: $38/35/27; Children under 17: $18

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October 2015
John-Bathke
Oct. 02
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 2, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

John Bathke is an Emmy® Award winning television interviewer and journalist who knows his way around the stars. He has interviewed Jay Leno, Mary J. Blige, Lewis Black, Joan Rivers and Tony Bennett, to name a few. John created and hosts ON THE SCENE, an arts and entertainment series seen on News 12 New Jersey. Join us for a thrilling evening of stories and insight with John…from experiences interviewing celebrities to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Also, John will share five secrets to becoming a skilled one-on-one communicator. Whether at work, home or socially, these techniques used by the pros are a game changer and guide to becoming a more engaging and confident communicator.

Tickets: $30/27/24; Children under 17: $18

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dawn-day
Oct. 03
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Dawn Day presents an authentic and moving tribute to Karen Carpenter, one of the most beloved singers of our time. Her rich and melodic tone captures the true essence of the timeless classics of The Carpenters. Hailing from the Midwest, Dawn is an acclaimed vocalist who has performed in thousands of venues. Her love of the iconic music of the 70’s has inspired her to celebrate the hits and stories behind this music. Dawn’s tribute to Karen has kept her music alive. It is truly “Yesterday Once More” when you hear the heartfelt emotion she delivers with every elegant performance.

Tickets: $38/35/27; Children under 17: $18

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freeplay-duo
Oct. 16
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 16, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Multifaceted Canadian vocal musicians Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell are the FreePlay Duo. Described as “inspired eclecticism,” Dylan and Suba take you from concert halls of Europe, to jazz clubs of NYC, to temples of India… all without leaving your seat. In this special evening, they have joined with esteemed N.J. artist and art administrator Victor Davson – Director of Aljira in Newark, N.J. Including music from Bach to the Beatles, FreePlay Duo performs songs by musicians represented in Davson’s Dub Factor: Heroes series, which features popular and iconic figures, such as Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Dionne Warwick and Jim Reeves, who influenced the artist growing up in Guyana.

Preshow opportunities between 6 – 8 p.m. to visit the Davson exhibit in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries premiering a mid-career survey of his work – from early abstraction to colorful imagery inspired by Caribbean Carnival.

Tickets: $28/25/22; Children under 17: $18

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 16
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 17
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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jarrod-spector1
Oct. 18
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 18, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Beginning with a childhood stint on TV’s Star Search, Philadelphia native Jarrod Spector debuted on Broadway as Gavroche in Les Miserables. After opening the Chicago company of Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli, Spector was tapped to play the singer on Broadway in 2008. Jarrod is currently playing Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a role for which Spector was nominated for a Tony Award in 2014.

“He is emblematic of a new breed of vocal shape shifters who grew up absorbing the sounds of second-generation rockers like Elton John and Billy Joel…” -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Tickets: $40/36/30; Children under 17: $20

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 18
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 21
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 22
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 23
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 24
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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ajr
Oct. 24
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 24, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

AJR — three brothers from NYC, — has achieved a startlingly quick level of success with “I’m Ready,” a buoyant electro-pop single. They have sold more than 500,000 singles, were featured in Billboard and the New York Post, and on SiriusXM “Hits 1” while climbing the Top 40 chart.

Adam (bass/vocals), a 24- year old Columbia University graduate. Ryan (guitar/piano/ vocals), a bespectacled 20- year old Columbia student who serves as the band’s main songwriter (in addition to AJR’s music, he has also co-written Andy Grammer’s hit “Back Home”). And Jack (vocals/guitar), the 17-year old force-of-nature who splits time between lead vocals and attending high school in NYC.

Tickets: $30/27/24; Children under 17: $18

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pan-field-gold
Oct. 24
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Amy Herzog | Directed by Maria Vail

October 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.
And October 24, Adler Theater, 2 P.M.

An unspeakable crime in the distant past begins to unravel the lives of a journalist named Jamie and his happy family. Set in the present in New York and New Jersey, The Great God Pan is a haunting play about the nature of memory and the secrets we keep from each other and from ourselves.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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BJ-Thomas
Oct. 25
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Sunday, October 25, Sharp Theater, 3 P.M.

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. Thomas has earned five Grammy awards, more than fifteen Top 40 Pop/Rock hits, and sold 70 million records.

Several of his well-known songs include “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

“…Thomas’ resurgence is proof that the phrase ‘born to sing’ can apply to a lifetime.”

– The New York Times

Tickets: $40/35/28, Children under 17: $20

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BJ-Thomas
Oct. 25
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Sunday, October 25, Sharp Theater, 7 P.M.

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. Thomas has earned five Grammy awards, more than fifteen Top 40 Pop/Rock hits, and sold 70 million records.

Several of his well-known songs include “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

“…Thomas’ resurgence is proof that the phrase ‘born to sing’ can apply to a lifetime.”

– The New York Times

Tickets: $40/35/28, Children under 17: $20

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November 2015
winLose
Nov. 07
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

D.O.A. Mysteries in: Win, Lose or Die!

Saturday, November 7, Adler Theater, 8 P.M.

Watch what happens when America’s favorite game show rolls into town looking for local contestants. It’s a quiz show like no other as jealousy rears its ugly head and the category is murder! Everyone is in jeopardy – even the audience! Buzz in with your answer to the $64,000 question: Who is the killer? It only takes a minute to win it, a minute to lose it and just seconds to die in this fast-paced and hysterically funny interactive murder mystery.

Tickets: $25 and Includes Dessert Reception

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top-girls
Nov. 13
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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top-girls
Nov. 14
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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top-girls
Nov. 15
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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top-girls
Nov. 19
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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top-girls
Nov. 20
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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top-girls
Nov. 21
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By Caryl Churchill | Directed by David Gordon

November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 and 21, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Marlene, a successful businesswoman, celebrates her promotion with a dinner party for a group of exceptional and fantastical historical women. But when she returns to her real life, she is forced to face her own sacrifices and decisions regarding her family and her career.

Caryl Churchill, one of the top modern dramatists, combines fantasy and reality to explore the complex and varied roles women play in society.

Tickets: $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission

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December 2015
Eileen-Ivers-by-John-Kuczala
Dec. 06
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Sunday, December 6, Sharp Theater, 3 P.M.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul capture the spirit and magic of the season in their heartwarming holiday show. Nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World Music genres, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today.

“… the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” – The New York Times

Tickets: $35/32/25; Children under 17: $18

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Eileen-Ivers-by-John-Kuczala
Dec. 06
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Sunday, December 6, Sharp Theater, 7 P.M.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul capture the spirit and magic of the season in their heartwarming holiday show. Nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and music star of Riverdance, Eileen Ivers will change the way you think about the violin. Hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World Music genres, Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today.

“… the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” – The New York Times

Tickets: $35/32/25; Children under 17: $18

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julie-budd
Dec. 12
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, December 12, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

Julie Budd is one of the most exciting singers on the scene today. Winner of the Broadway World Award for Best Show – “They Wrote The Songs” – Julie Budd has enjoyed a multi-faceted career that ranges from television to film, the New York stage and symphonies nationwide. Julie co-starred with such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Liberace and Carol Burnett.

On this centennial birthday of Frank Sinatra, Julie performs an evening of the greatest songs from the most celebrated writers and entertainers, including selections from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber and shows like The Wiz.

Tickets: $40/36/30; Children under 17: $20

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one-desire
Dec. 13
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Sunday, December 13, Sharp Theater, 4 P.M.

In May 1999, several young people were asked to come together and sing for what was supposed to be a one-time event. However, something undeniably special took place, and all agreed that it was right for One Desire to continue as a collective to sing Gospel music. Sixteen years later, the group is still going strong with acclaim and faith. Join us for a Gospel Christmas Celebration as One Desire shares their joyful song and performance in the spirit of the holiday season.

Tickets: $28/25/22; Children under 17: $18

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January 2016
Guthrie-Brothers
Jan. 30
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 30, 2016, Sharp Theater, 8 P.M.

The Guthrie Brothers share a lot of history with The Everly Brothers. Like their idols – Don and Phil Everly, Jeb and Jock Guthrie have Kentucky roots, grew up in the Midwest and discovered at an early age their perfect singing harmonies. “Everything Everly” is a labor of love for the Guthries. Jeb and Jock perform this tribute with startling authenticity and engage audiences with lots of humor and history along the way.

The Guthries’ original music received national attention with the release of their self-titled, debut album on a Nashville label. The album garnered extensive airplay on both Americana and country radio stations, as well as rave reviews such as “well-written, heartfelt lyrics and wonderful harmonies – a welcome addition to [the] airwaves” – Billboard Magazine. Join us for a stellar evening of Everly Brothers hits that you will sing along to.

Tickets: $35/32/27; Children under 17: $20

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March 2016
cherish-the-ladies
Mar. 06
03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Sunday, March 6, 2016, Sharp Theater, 3 P.M.

When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best: ”It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do” – the Boston Globe; “An astonishing array of virtuosity” – the Washington Post; “Expands the annals of Irish music in America, the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious” – The New York Times. For the past 29 years, Cherish the Ladies has proven itself worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so has become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible Joanie Madden on flutes and whistles, recently named one of the top 25 most influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century, it has grown from a one-time concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation and is the most successful and sought after Irish-American group in Celtic music.

Tickets: $35/32/25; Children under 17: $18

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cherish-the-ladies
Mar. 06
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Sunday, March 6, 2016, Sharp Theater, 7 P.M.

When describing Cherish the Ladies, the critics say it best: ”It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do” – the Boston Globe; “An astonishing array of virtuosity” – the Washington Post; “Expands the annals of Irish music in America, the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious” – The New York Times. For the past 29 years, Cherish the Ladies has proven itself worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so has become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music.

Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible Joanie Madden on flutes and whistles, recently named one of the top 25 most influential Irish Americans of the past quarter century, it has grown from a one-time concert concept to an Irish traditional music sensation and is the most successful and sought after Irish-American group in Celtic music.

Tickets: $35/32/25; Children under 17: $18

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wby
Mar. 19
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8 P.M.

A fresh and funny salute to Americana, The Wonder Bread Years Starring Pat Hazell (former Seinfeld writer) is a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between standup and theater. Audiences across the country are enjoying a show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves audiences laughing and savoring the past like never before. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the back of the Country Squire Wagon, The Wonder Bread Years is a comic bull’s-eye for Baby Boomers everywhere.

“Milk-snorting funny!” – Jerry Seinfeld

“Pure unpasteurized nostalgia” – L.A. Times

Tickets: $38/35/25

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April 2016
eisenhower-2015
Apr. 24
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Sunday, April 24, 2016, Sharp Theater, 2 P.M.

Considered by many critics to be one of the finest contemporary dance companies in the nation, the company, led by Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower, has received numerous grants and awards for its work including support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kresge Foundation, the National Dance Project and many others. Back by popular demand, Eisenhower Dance performs a matinee of mixed repertory works that showcase the virtuosic athleticism and creative artistry that Eisenhower Dance has become known for. “A hand-clapping delight…a nice balance between hip fun and serious dance,” – Chicago Tribune

Tickets: $35/32/27; Children under 17: $20

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May 2016
hot-sardines
May. 01
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Sunday, May 1, 2016, Sharp Theater, 7 P.M.

Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Miz Elizabeth combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play “hot jazz” as it was in the era when live music was king…with a little glamour, a little grit and a lot of passion. Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, the Hot Sardines’ vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences. Forbes Magazine calls them “one of the best jazz bands in NYC today.”

Tickets: $40/36/30; Children $20

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