Celebrate NBPAC's opening in September with these events

Mason Gross School of the Arts welcomes the central New Jersey community to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), opening this fall with a full slate of performances and events. Located downtown at 11 Livingston Avenue, NBPAC creates a home for several of New Jersey’s premier presenting organizations, including American Repertory Ballet, George Street Playhouse, and Crossroads Theatre Company, and creates additonal spaces for Mason Gross student and faculty artists to rehearse, perform, and present their work.

Celebrate the opening of NBPAC with these inaugural Mason Gross events--tickets are only available for purchase online, visit nbpac.org. Fees will apply to paid tickets.


Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty
Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
An evening-length work that examines beauty and its intrinsic relationship with art through minimalist movement, sensuous abstraction, and potent stage imagery. Created by Bessie and Guggenheim award-winning artist Pavel Zuštiak, founder and artistic director of Palissimo Company. Please note that this performance includes nudity.
Public $25 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $20 / Students $15

DancePlus Fall
Thursday, November 21, and Friday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary modern dance works by faculty and guest artists.
Public $25 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $20 / Students $15




Visiting Filmmaker Series: Good Time
Friday, October 25, 10 a.m.
After a botched bank robbery lands his brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Co-directors Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Reserve your FREE ticket


Visiting Filmmaker Series: Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
An Academy Award-nominated, intimate portrait of Hale County, Alabama, that captures a detailed glimpse into America’s Black Belt through the lives of two young men as they navigate everyday life. Director RaMell Ross will appear for a post-screening Q&A.
Reserve your FREE ticket




Rutgers Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96; world premiere of Allen Shawn’s Concerto for Clarinet and Cello; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. With guest conductor Tong Chen and soloists Maureen Hurd Hause and Jonathan Spitz.
Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble
Friday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
10th annual William “Prof” Fielder Memorial Concert, honoring the jazz trumpeter and Rutgers professor. Featuring guest trumpeter and distinguished Rutgers alumnus Michael Philip Mossman.
Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5




Sense and Sensibility
By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen
Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9–Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Hamill’s sparkling adaptation of Austen’s timeless story of courtship and the secrets and lies, ambition, blindness, and delicious gossip that propel a romance into an unexpected resolution.
Public $25 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $20 / Students $15
This event is underwritten by the Leora M. Sies Theater Fund.