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Ramapo College’s Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts Voted a Reader Favorite

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)July 12, 2022

MAHWAH, N.J. – The votes are in! The Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College has been named by readers of Bergen Magazine as being among Bergen County’s top theater venues. The complete list will be published in the magazine’s September issue.

“For almost twenty-three years, the Berrie Center has proudly served Bergen County and the residents of northern New Jersey,” said Lisa Campbell, Director of the Berrie Center. “We love seeing our neighbors and friends at our performances and appreciate their support through the years.”

The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts opened in 1999. The Center houses The Sharp Theater, a 338-seat proscenium theater; The Myron and Elaine Adler Theater, a black box theater and The Kresge and Pascal Art Galleries. The Berrie Center has developed a rich series of public programming including dance, theater, concerts, and contemporary art exhibitions. In addition, the Berrie Center is home to the Ramapo College School of Contemporary Arts with specialized facilities for photography, dance, music and theater production.

In its 23-year history, the Berrie Center has brought to the stage some of the most renowned performers, including Jarrod Spector, Tony-nominated actor and singer; John Pizzarelli, jazz guitarist; Paula Poundstone, stand-up comedian, New York-based Paul Taylor Dance Company, musician Eileen Ivers, and singers Judy Collins and Leon Redbone, among many others.

In addition, Ramapo College students have presented a wide range of musical and stage performances in the theaters of the Berrie Center, which also hosts the annual Les Paul Festival that recognizes the contributions of longtime College supporter guitar virtuoso Les Paul.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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