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505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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January 2020

Brubeck Brothers Quartet – A Celebration of Dave Brubeck’s Centennial

January 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Brubeck Brothers Quartet

2020 marks the centennial year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave’s sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the…

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February 2020

Taylor 2

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Taylor 2 Company B

Paul Taylor, one of the most accomplished artists this nation has ever produced, helped shape and define America’s homegrown art of modern dance from the earliest days of his career as a choreographer in 1954 until his death in 2018. Taylor 2 is a six-member company that brings Paul Taylor’s dances with all the artistry of the world renowned choreographer’s work representing the wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion. Tickets: $40/34/28 Children Under 17: $18 Ramapo Faculty/Staff: $20* Ramapo…

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Two-Day Animation & VFX Conference

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Two-Day Animation & VFX Conference

Meet award-winning animation and visual effects gurus from blockbuster films such as Into the Spiderverse and Black Panther. Get behind the scenes with industry leaders. Join workshops
for students and K-12 educators. Catch the Black Maria Festival special selections and Young NJ Animation showcase screenings.

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School Time Performances

February 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Walnut Street Theatre Education presents Mean Girlz R Bullies Too!

Walnut Street Theatre Education Presents Mean Girlz R Bullies Too! Social media, peer pressure and the many challenges of middle school are on kids', parents' and teachers' minds all day. In this song-filled musical, we recreate the same hallways the students travel every day as we look at the many anxieties' students face, and follow one new eighth grader, Ellen, who is trying her best to fit in. Grades: 5-8 Links: Communication skills (role playing), Social media, Vocabulary, Theater For…

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School Time Performances

February 11, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Walnut Street Theatre Education presents Mean Girlz R Bullies Too!

Walnut Street Theatre Education Presents Mean Girlz R Bullies Too! Social media, peer pressure and the many challenges of middle school are on kids', parents' and teachers' minds all day. In this song-filled musical, we recreate the same hallways the students travel every day as we look at the many anxieties' students face, and follow one new eighth grader, Ellen, who is trying her best to fit in. Grades: 5-8 Links: Communication skills (role playing), Social media, Vocabulary, Theater For…

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Fantini Futuro

February 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Fantini Futuro

Fantini Futuro is a new audio-visual
performance work by Ramapo
College professor Ben Neill.
The concert will be Neill’s New
Jersey premiere performance on
his self-designed Mutantrumpet
4.0, an electro-acoustic instrument that also controls interactive video projections.
He will be joined by Ryland Angel, countertenor, and Gwendolyn Toth, on Baroque keyboards. Interestingly, Girolamo Fantini brought the trumpet indoors from the hunt and the battlefield to the realm of art music. Ben Neill’s Fantini is a traveler through time and space, from the 17th century to the future,…

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Les Paul Festival Concert: The Young Philadelphians

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Les Paul Festival Concert: The Young Philadelphians

With a career spanning more than 40 years and 25 albums, legendary guitarist Marc Ribot will take the stage with The Young Philadelphians including Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston for an evening of mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk of Ornette Coleman’s first Prime Time band and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly Soul. “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985’s Rain Dogs, and since then he’s become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of…

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March 2020

Kittel & Co.

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Kittel & Co.

Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities. The quartet includes award-winning fiddler Jeremy Kittel with his outstanding band on mandolin, bass and guitar. Tickets: $32/29/26 Children Under 17: $18 
Ramapo Faculty/Staff: $20* Ramapo Students: $8*
 *Must present Ramapo ID at Box Office. Ticket limits apply. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES. NO RETURNS.

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Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream

March 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream

This musical celebration of the multicultural foundations of our nation return to the Berrie Center, highlighting the courage and challenges of immigrants as they adjusted to the customs and language of their new country. Grades: 3-8  Links: Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Multicultural Studies, Music, Language Arts, Theater SOLD OUT 

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Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream

March 18, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream

This musical celebration of the multicultural foundations of our nation return to the Berrie Center, highlighting the courage and challenges of immigrants as they adjusted to the customs and language of their new country. Grades: 3-8  Links: Immigration Studies, Social Studies, Multicultural Studies, Music, Language Arts, Theater SOLD OUT 

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Mack Brandon’s Gospel Explosion

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Mack Brandon’s Gospel Explosion

Share the joy of gospel music as Mack Brandon brings his fabulous choir back to the Berrie Center for another unforgettable interactive experience. A music professor at Ramapo College for the past 20 years, Brandon was the pianist and/or musical director for Ben E. King,
The Drifters, Average White Band, and the Supremes. Brandon’s choir features the best voices from around the state, including Ramapo College students. Tickets: $30/27/24
 Ramapo Faculty/Staff: $20* Ramapo Students: $8*
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April 2020

Flora The Red Menace

April 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Flora The Red Menace Image

Book by David Thompson Based on the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell Originally adapted by George Abbot Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Maria Vail; Music Director – Lisa Lutter Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the
legendary musical theater duo Kander and
Ebb created Flora the Red Menace. Flora
Meszaros is a headstrong individualist
taking on the world by storm. As an up-
and-coming fashion designer in the 1930s,
Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of
bohemian artists struggling to…

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Flora The Red Menace

April 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Flora The Red Menace Image

Book by David Thompson Based on the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell Originally adapted by George Abbot Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Maria Vail; Music Director – Lisa Lutter Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the
legendary musical theater duo Kander and
Ebb created Flora the Red Menace. Flora
Meszaros is a headstrong individualist
taking on the world by storm. As an up-
and-coming fashion designer in the 1930s,
Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of
bohemian artists struggling to…

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Flora The Red Menace

April 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Book by George Abbott and Robert Russell Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the legendary musical theater duo Kander and Ebb created Flora the Red Menace.  Flora Meszaros is a headstrong individualist taking the world on by storm.  As an up-and-coming fashion designer in the 1930’s, Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of bohemian artists struggling to find work during the Great Depression. She falls in love with a quirky and charming organizer for the…

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Flora The Red Menace

April 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Flora The Red Menace Image

Book by David Thompson Based on the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell Originally adapted by George Abbot Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Maria Vail; Music Director – Lisa Lutter Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the
legendary musical theater duo Kander and
Ebb created Flora the Red Menace. Flora
Meszaros is a headstrong individualist
taking on the world by storm. As an up-
and-coming fashion designer in the 1930s,
Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of
bohemian artists struggling to…

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Flora The Red Menace

April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Flora The Red Menace Image

Book by David Thompson Based on the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell Originally adapted by George Abbot Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Maria Vail; Music Director – Lisa Lutter Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the
legendary musical theater duo Kander and
Ebb created Flora the Red Menace. Flora
Meszaros is a headstrong individualist
taking on the world by storm. As an up-
and-coming fashion designer in the 1930s,
Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of
bohemian artists struggling to…

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Flora The Red Menace

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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Flora The Red Menace Image

Book by David Thompson Based on the novel “Love is Just Around the Corner” by Lester Atwell Originally adapted by George Abbot Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Maria Vail; Music Director – Lisa Lutter Before Cabaret, before Chicago, the
legendary musical theater duo Kander and
Ebb created Flora the Red Menace. Flora
Meszaros is a headstrong individualist
taking on the world by storm. As an up-
and-coming fashion designer in the 1930s,
Flora leads an artists’ cooperative of
bohemian artists struggling to…

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May 2020

LaChanze

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430 United States
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LaChanze

Described as volcanic and a spontaneous force of nature with the unfailing ability to leave audiences breathless, Tony and Emmy Award Winner, LaChanze and her band bring her Feeling Good tour to our stage, with a long list of Broadway credits, including Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple, and Once On This Island. Tickets: $35/32/25 Children Under 17: $18 
Ramapo Faculty/Staff: $20* Ramapo Students: $ 8* 
*Must present Ramapo ID at Box Office. Ticket limits apply. ALL TICKET…

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