Message from the Director

Dear Friends:Suze_picforbrochure
It is a thrilling and a humbling experience to follow in the footsteps of Michael Cool, who helmed the development and great achievements of the Stockton Performing Arts Center for almost 30 years. I hope to build on the impressive work Michael has done during his tenure and continue the proud tradition of presenting the very best the arts have to offer.

Cheaper Seats! Our new ticketing policy will charge only $32 for all shows, for all seats, first-come-first-served reserved seating. With only 500 seats in the house combined with the amazing layout of the theatre, there isn’t a bad seat to be found. We believe this will make our shows more affordable to our patrons.

Kids are Welcome! We will be presenting a Children’s Saturday Matinee Series to cultivate the audience of the future. There will be fun for the whole family with an affordable ticket price of just $12.

Stockton Students Learning the Ropes! This season the PAC has begun a partnership with the college’s Student Entertainment Team. This partnership allows our staff to mentor and work side-by-side with students from the process of show selection to marketing and PR plans, advancing the show and finally, the presentation of the show; thereby affording the students hands-on experience producing a show from start to finish. In the fall we are co-presenting “The Blues Brothers Revue” which is on its way to Broadway; and in the spring we are co-presenting Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger & Tyler Hilton.

Free Lectures! We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Stockton Performing Arts Lecture Series. Dr. Jeff Goldstein, Director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education will do a presentation at Ocean City High School’s brand new observatory. Howard Sherman, who is a mover and shaker on Broadway, has produced, fundraised and promoted many successful productions. He is also a noted theatre critic and theatre blogger. This event will be held at Dante Hall Theater in Atlantic City. Ray Klausen, a well-known Sculptor and Set Designer, has designed over 400 productions for both television and theatre over the last 45 years. Finally, Ruth Wyand, a popular musician will present a Folk Music lecture and concert focusing on the origins and importance of Folk Music in American Life to be held in the Campus Center Theatre.

Stockton Celebrates Shakespeare! This new program will feature performances of “Twelfth Night” by Aquila Theatre Company; “Hamlet” performed by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Company; and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed by the Atlantic City Ballet which will explore Shakespeare through music and dance.

Bravo! Stockton will celebrate Opera Week with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing “An Afternoon of Arias.”
Come join us for a wonderful season where the arts will come alive with music, dance, theatre and engaging speakers.

Suze_Dipietro Sig

Suzé DiPietro
Interim Director