The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCCArts) 30th season will offer something for everyone—from the beloved musical Hello, Dolly! featuring the dynamic Sally Struthers, of "All In The Family" fame, to Randy James’ all-male contemporary dance troupe 10 Hairy Legs, to a stage adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life, to the electrifying artistry of the Peking Acrobats, to the a cappella sounds of the Swingle Singers—and so much more.
For music lovers, the Theatre at RVCC will continue its CLUB 28 series, which features a terrific lineup of shows highlighting a range of performers who shine in jazz, classical music, acoustic guitar and piano. The season also will offer the popular Tuesdays with Stories series, which highlights great American stories.
“One of the themes for RVCCArts this year—and it fits with the College’s new lifelong learning initiative—is arts for all ages. We are proud to offer performances for children ages two and older in our newest series, TinyTots, as well as an increased number of matinees for area retirees as part of our Major Artists, Club28 and Tuesdays With Stories series,” said Alan Liddell, Director of The Theatre at RVCC. For the youngsters’ older siblings, the Theatre will offer its Sampler and Family Series. “We have always tried to present arts for the entire family, and it’s exciting to take yet another step toward that objective with this new season,” Liddell continued.
The Theatre’s 2013-2014 Major Artists Series will include the following performances:
Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers (Big League Theatricals), Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
Capitol Steps, Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m.; $32 & $42
Evening of Premieres: American Repertory Ballet, Saturday, October 26, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
In The Mood (Bud Forrest Entertainment), Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35
10 Hairy Legs, Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m.; $20 & $30
Broadway Rox (Nederlander Worldwide), Saturday, November 16, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
An Nollaig in Éirinn (Danú), Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
The Great Russian Nutcracker (Moscow Ballet), Friday, December 13, at 4 & 8 p.m.; $37 & $47
A Christmas Carol (Nebraska Theatre Caravan), Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m.; $37 & $47
It’s a Wonderful Life (WVL Radio Theatre), Wednesday, December 18, at 2 & 7 p.m.; $10 at 2 p.m. $25 at 7 p.m.
Driving Miss Daisy (Walnut Street Theatre), Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35
Peking Acrobats, Friday, February 21, at 7 p.m.; $25 & $35
Romeo & Juliet (American Repertory Ballet), Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
Tamburitzans, Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m.; $15 & $25
Lustig Dance Theatre, Saturday, April 5, at 8 p.m.; $20 & $30
ScrapArtsMusic, Sunday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; $15 & $25
The Guru of Chai (Indian Ink Theatre), Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m.; $20 & $30
The Fantasticks (Nebraska Theatre Caravan), Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m.; $25 & $35
The Swingle Singers, Saturday, April 26, at 8 p.m.; $25 & $35
The 2013-2014 Tuesdays with Stories series is a unique way to experience great American stories. Performances begin at noon and 7 p.m. and include a discussion, as well as light refreshments. The series is recommended for individuals age 14 and older. Tickets cost $10 for noon performances and $25 for 7 p.m. shows. The following performances will be included:
The Glass Castle (American Place Theatre), October 22; Book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Purpose Project: Thao’s Library (Elizabeth Van Meter), November 26
You Want Me to Do What?!? (Mary Lou Shriber), February 4
Teacher Man (American Place Theatre), March 4; Book: Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Nearly Lear (Susanna Hamnett), April 8; Book: King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Theatre’s CLUB 28 series will feature a variety of shows, all on Thursdays with performances at noon and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for the noon performances and $25 for the 7 p.m. performances. Each noon performance is set in our on-stage theatre-style seating and is approximately one hour in length. The evening shows, set in our relaxed on-stage cabaret setting, are approximately two hours long. The following performances will be included:
Susan Werner’s Hayseed Project (Susan Werner), October 17
Outer Bridge Ensemble, November 14
Robin Spielberg Holiday Concert, December 12
Tim Farrell, March 20
The International String Trio, May 1
The Theatre’s 2013-2014 Family Series—for families with children ages 8 and older—will feature the following artists and performances. Tickets cost $15 each.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer (Perth Theatre Company), Friday, January 31, at 7 p.m.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre (Gregory Popovich), Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m.
Circus Incognitus (Jamie Adkins), Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m.
The Theatre at RVCC’s 2013-2014 Sampler Series is designed for young children and their families. The following performances will be presented:
Tom Chapin: A Special Sensory-Friendly Performance, Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; $10 (Recommended for ages 4 and older)
The Snail and the Whale (Tall Stories), Saturday, March 1, at 1 & 3:30 p.m.; $10 (Recommended for ages 4 and older)
Peter Pan (TheatreworksUSA), Sunday, May 4, at 1 & 3:30 p.m.; $10 (Recommended for ages 4 and older)
The Theatre at RVCC’s TinyTots series is designed for very young children (ages 2-6) and their families. The following performance will be presented:
Hatched (Treehouse Shakers), Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.; $10
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. A variety of subscribers’ packages are available for all Theatre series. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.
RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ.