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  • Mar
    1 Fri
    RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

    RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $49.00 / $39.00 / $29.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: September 22, 2023 10:00 AM to March 1, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Bagpipers who Rock!

    Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning!


    It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. Where rock anthems sit comfortably alongside the great tunes from the glens and the mountains of Scotland.


    It’s The Red Hot Chilli PIPERS – (NOT the Peppers!) -- a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers -- who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.


    Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes! Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound is a unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) -- and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”.


    The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel-good music which appeals right across the age range to people all over the world. Here's what some of them had to say:



    • “These are my boys!” exclaimed Sir Paul McCartney after rocking out to a Chilli performance.

    • “Awesome!” said film star Ewen McGregor after he guested on drums with the Chillis

    • “Gotta get me some of that Red Hot Chilli Pipers! I WANT some!” tweeted actor Samuel Jackson after seeing the band perform on NBC in the summer of 2012


    There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Feel the Chilli heat: It’s time to come closer to the fire!


    To purchase accessible seating, please call UCPAC's Box Office at 732-499-8226.



    $15.25 - $49.00
  • Mar
    22 Fri
    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    STUDENT: $12.00
    TICKET: $25.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    STUDENT / TICKET Public Onsale: February 16, 2024 10:00 AM to March 22, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show.

    $12.00 - $25.00
  • Mar
    23 Sat
    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    STUDENT: $12.00
    TICKET: $25.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    STUDENT / TICKET Public Onsale: February 16, 2024 10:00 AM to March 23, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show.

    $12.00 - $25.00
  • Mar
    24 Sun
    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Academy for Performing Arts presents 42nd Street

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 2:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    STUDENT: $12.00
    TICKET: $25.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    STUDENT / TICKET Public Onsale: February 16, 2024 10:00 AM to March 24, 2024 2:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
    42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show.

    $12.00 - $25.00
  • Mar
    28 Thu
    UCPAC’S Black & White Night – A Silent Film Extravaganza

    UCPAC’S Black & White Night – A Silent Film Extravaganza

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $13.00
    DOOR PRICE: $18.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: January 3, 2024 5:00 PM to March 28, 2024 10:00 AM
    DOOR PRICE Public Onsale: March 28, 2024 10:00 AM to March 28, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Join us for our Black & White Night, a fun evening of short silent films, accompanied by award-winning organist Ian Fraser on our “Biggest Little Wurlitzer”. Whether you’re a silent film buff or are experiencing a silent movie for the first time, you’re sure to be amazed and entertained!


    Featuring:



    Wear black and white (or grey) and pose for a photo in our black and white movie set! Enjoy signature cocktails and other fun surprises. Free popcorn too!




    $6.50 - $13.00
  • Apr
    13 Sat
    The Hit Men: The Ultimate Rock Concert

    The Hit Men: The Ultimate Rock Concert

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $59.00 / $49.00 / $39.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: September 1, 2023 10:00 AM to April 13, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men – five fantastic musicians who have shared the stage with legendary artists, including members of Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Wings, Alan Parsons, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John, Journey, The Who and Cream.   In this Ultimate Rock Concert, The Hit Men celebrate their associations with these mega-stars, share their first-hand experiences as eyewitnesses to rock history, and perform classic hits you know and love…  “Layla”, “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Eye in the Sky” and many more… just the way you remember them!


    In 2019, members of The Hit Men were recognized by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville with the organization’s first-ever “Road Warriors Award”, given to honor “their years of dedication to the music and the countless miles they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.”


    With backstage stories, multi-media and top of the charts classic rock hits from so many different rock legends, a performance by The Hit Men is like seeing 10 Rock Legends for the price of one!  Come hear the soundtrack of your life.  Come see The Hit Men.


    To purchase accessible seating, please call UCPAC's Box Office 732-499-8226



    $19.50 - $59.00
  • Apr
    14 Sun
    JEFF BOYER'S BIG BUBBLE BONANZA SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW

    JEFF BOYER'S BIG BUBBLE BONANZA SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 1:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $8.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: February 21, 2024 6:00 PM to April 14, 2024 1:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza sensory friendly show is back again by popular demand! See the newest, funniest, zany spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records-holding, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair: Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza!


    Bubble rainbows with people inside. Audience members making volcano bubbles! Gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles?


    Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!


    Sensory Friendly theater, music, and dance performances are specially adapted for children and adults with autism and other sensory sensitivities. Learn more about UCPAC's Sensory-Friendly Theatre performances


    About Jeff Boyer, star of Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza


    Jeff Boyer is an internationally acclaimed pioneer of highly interactive community-based bubble performance. A variety artist with over 25 years of entertainment
    experience, specializing in inclusion and diversity performance, he seamlessly engages audiences beyond language, cultural, age, and ability barriers. His dynamic style galvanizes communities. Jeff began creating bubble shows in 2005. His experience with school groups led him to raise audience participation to a new level. The evolution of this unique inclusiveness and interactive art separates Bubble Trouble from other bubble shows, thrills audiences and builds lasting community. Be a part of this uniquely interactive show where the audience participates in the creation of art.


    We look forward to welcoming you to this special sensory-friendly performance of Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza!



  • Apr
    18 Thu
    Classic 35mm Film Series: Caddyshack

    Classic 35mm Film Series: Caddyshack

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $13.00
    DOOR PRICE: $18.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: February 13, 2024 12:19 PM to April 18, 2024 10:00 AM
    DOOR PRICE Public Onsale: April 18, 2024 10:00 AM to April 18, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    "I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball."


    Come see the movie ESPN described as "Perhaps the funniest sports movie ever made" - the 1980 classic Caddyshack, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe and Bill Murray. "Be the ball" and try to hit a hole in one in our lobby, and keep an eye out for that pesky gopher!  Enjoy themed drinks and other surprises. Free popcorn!  This presentation of Caddyshack is part of UCPAC's Third Thursdays 35mm Classic Film Series.



  • Apr
    21 Sun
    The Jazz Ambassadors of The US Army Field Band

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The US Army Field Band

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 3:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $0.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: December 29, 2023 10:00 AM to April 21, 2024 3:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.


    The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.


    The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report.


    Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors.


    The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.


    The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”



  • May
    3 Fri
    Shining Stars: The British Invasion Concert

    Shining Stars: The British Invasion Concert

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 7:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $40.00 / $35.00 / $30.00 / $25.00 / $20.00 / $15.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: February 13, 2024 5:00 PM to May 3, 2024 7:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Join the Shining Stars as they celebrate the great music from across the pond! “Shining Stars, The British Invasion Concert” features a talented cast of performers with special needs whose energy and passion light up the stage! The Shining Stars, who have played to large audiences at UCPAC, Paper Mill Playhouse and Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre, will bring the stage to life with legendary music from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, Spice Girls, One Direction, Led Zeppelin, Adele, Olivia Newton-John and more!


    Now in their 12th year, Shining Stars Network is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that creates opportunities in the performing arts for individuals with special needs. Come and join us for a heart-warming and inspiring performance that will leave you smiling.



    $15.00 - $40.00
  • May
    5 Sun
    SKULLDUGGERY- A MAGICAL PIRATE ADVENTURE SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW

    SKULLDUGGERY- A MAGICAL PIRATE ADVENTURE SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 2:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $8.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: February 21, 2024 6:00 PM to May 5, 2024 2:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Ahoy mateys! Prepare for a high seas adventure with the most amazing crew of scalawags ever to set sail on the Spanish Main in this performance of Skullduggery - A Magical Pirate Adventure sensory friendly show.


    Illusionist John Bundy and Morgan conjure up a treasure chest of incredible illusions in this family-friendly, sensory-friendly theatrical show. The magic happens right before your Ayes!


    Broadway World said: "Cue award winning illusionists John Bundy and Morgan. Their thrilling mainstage production Skullduggery: A Magical Pirate Adventure! is a swashbuckling pirate adventure that will conjure up a treasure chest of illusions and interactive adventure the whole family will enjoy. This Broadway-style production, combining the science of illusion and storytelling, culminates in a climatic whirlwind of magical amazement...there are few family friendly shows that successfully manipulate the senses, while entertaining the masses. Skullduggery is one of the few productions that accomplish this arduous feat. Perhaps there is a strong connection between illusion and neuroscience, or laughter and distraction. Ultimately, it doesn't matter. One cannot help but buy into the enchantment of Skullduggery. The production evokes what science cannot explain: family magic."


    Skullduggery is presented by The Union County Board of County Commissioners. Sensory Friendly theater, music, and dance performances are specially adapted for children and adults with autism and other sensory sensitivities. Learn more about UCPAC's Sensory-Friendly Theatre performances



  • May
    10 Fri
    THE DOO WOP PROJECT

    THE DOO WOP PROJECT

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $58.00 / $48.00 / $38.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: January 5, 2024 10:00 AM to May 10, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    The Doo Wop Project, the dynamic, rave-reviewed celebration of a beloved music genre, has a brand new “DOO!” Starring the 5 engaging, charismatic and dashing Broadway stars from smash hits like Jersey Boys, A Bronx Tale, Beautiful, and Motown: The Musical with their all-star band, this exciting new show (with a brand new setlist) features fresh renditions of classic Doo Wop hits (remember “16 Candles” and “In the Still of the Night”?) as well as “doo-wopified” versions of contemporary hits like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” Of course, they’ll keep some fan favorites in the new show – memorable numbers like “Remember When” and “That’s My Desire”.


    If you’ve seen The Doo Wop Project before, you're in for another night to remember. If you haven’t seen them yet, you’ll be treated to a fantastic evening of the greatest music in American pop and rock history…from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today!



    $38.00 - $58.00
  • May
    11 Sat
    EDDIE B: TEACHERS ONLY COMEDY TOUR 24'

    EDDIE B: TEACHERS ONLY COMEDY TOUR 24'

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    TICKET: $39.00 / $29.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    TICKET Public Onsale: January 12, 2024 10:00 AM to May 11, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Eddie B soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity starting with his series of comical videos titled "What Teachers Really Want to Say". In a matter of hours, those videos sparked the attention of educators all over the country when they realized that they were not alone and finally had someone to joke about the things they were reluctant to say out loud.


    Shortly after, Eddie decided to take his videos to the stage selling out comedy clubs, theaters, and arenas with his “Teachers Only Comedy Tour” in 2017-2018 and the “I’m Already Professionally Developed Tour” in 2019- 2020. When the worldwide pandemic made it impossible for Eddie to see his fans in person he began performing his "Teachers Only" comedy virtually! When things got back to normal, Eddie B went back out on the road to give educators more of his unfiltered comedy beginning with his " Teachers Only Summer Break Tour", and the hilarity continues with his "Teacher's Only Comedy Tour '24"!


    Eddie B has established himself as the official voice of teachers across the globe. Educators from America to Africa, Dallas to Dubai, New York to New Delhi (and beyond) are getting a lesson in the funniest ways to express their worst frustrations and they are loving every second of Eddie B’s uncensored, raw, and hysterically realistic portrayal of a teacher’s hectic life, from the point of view of an actual teacher!



    $29.00 - $49.00
  • Aug
    3 Sat
    Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: REMAIN IN LIGHT

    Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: REMAIN IN LIGHT

    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
    TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    VIP: $189.00
    TICKET: $69.00 / $59.00 / $49.00 / $39.00

    TICKET SALE DATES
    VIP / TICKET Public Onsale: December 15, 2023 10:00 AM to August 3, 2024 8:00 PM

    PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

    Jerry Harrison is the keyboardist and guitar player for legendary band Talking Heads. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2021. He has multiple critically acclaimed solo albums, including Casual Gods. Additionally, he has an illustrious career as a record producer, working with everyone from Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Live, amongst many others. Prior to joining Talking Heads, Jerry was a member of proto-punk pioneers The Modern Lovers.


    Adrian Belew was the long time lead singer and guitarist for legendary prog rock giants King Crimson. Adrian has also recorded with, performed alongside, and toured with Bowie, Zappa, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and more. Additionally, he has released over 20 solo albums and was a 2005 Grammy Nominee.


    Adrian and Jerry, with their all-star backing band, bring you powerhouse renditions of all your favorite Talking Heads classics like “Once in a Lifetime”, “Psycho Killer”, “Take Me to the River”, and selections from their respective solo careers. Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: REMAIN IN LIGHT is a must-see performance!

    To purchase accessible seating, please call UCPAC's Box Office at 732-499-8226.

    “Once In A Lifetime” Meet & Greet VIP Experience
    -One premium reserved ticket in the first 3 Rows
    -VIP early entry into the venue
    -Exclusive pre-show meet & greet with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
    -Personal photograph with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
    -Intimate pre-show stories behind the music and Q&A with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
    -Exclusive, limited edition Remain In Light poster, autographed by Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
    -Limited edition 'Remain In Light' tour tote bag
    -Commemorative pre-show VIP laminate
    -Merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to public
    -Very limited availability


     


    $39.00 - $189.00

UCPAC Main Stage

1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ
United States