South Orange Performing Arts Center 1 Trenchard Pl, South Orange, NJ07079 The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a world-class performing arts space in the middle of South Orange,…More featuring music, theater, dance and comedy. In addition to entertainment events, the Center hosts a variety of performing arts education programs including, Performances for Schools, ArtWorks, New Jersey Youth Theatre, TADA! Youth Theater and Lydia Johnson Dance. The facility's loft and theater are available to rent for private functions. There is also a Clearview Cinemas on the ground floor. SOPAC opened in November 2006 and is located next to the South Orange train station and has its own lot, which is used for commuter permit parking during the day.
In the 2008-2009 season, Dreamcatcher is presenting two mainstage productions, two improvisational comedy nights, two new play readings, one holiday variety show, and the Dreamcatcher Junior show with child actors.
Spring's mainstage production is "The Great God Money," which will run March 6-22.
Dreamcatcher also has a four-week Summer Theatre Conservatory for students 10-17. Programming is supported by grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and private donors.
Dreamcatcher sends audition notices to Actors' Equity, though most of the performers are resident members of the company.
The group is available for private parties -- either before or after a performance at the Baird, or for receptions at locations in the area.
It offers interships to high school and college students, who work as crew managers or stage managers on productions.