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NJPAC Announces Three Comedy Shows, First In-Person Events In Over A Year

NJPAC Announces Three Comedy Shows, First In-Person Events In Over A Year

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced their first Live, In-Person, Socially Distanced performances that will take place this summer after a year of being closed due to Covid 19. Experience NJPAC in an entirely new way as the Arts Center’s new entry procedures and upgraded safety equipment that includes premium HVAC, air purification and electrostatic cleaning will keep all patrons safe.  

NJPAC is ready and patrons who would like to visit are required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the performance. Alternatively, audience members can present a vaccination card indicating that they received a full vaccination no less than fourteen days prior to the event.

There is no better way to announce new performances than with a line-up of comedy. See Jersey’s own comedian Vic Dibitetto. He to is the grand prize winner on America’s Funniest People. He is known for mixing honesty, humanity and frenetic high-energy creating nonstop laughter. He is set to perform at NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Saturday, June 6th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

The comedy continues at NJPAC with Mike Marino, this Jersey City native is hysterical with his stand-up about the Italian-American experience. Inspired by his family’s heritage and the absurdities of modern life, Mike’s riotous comedy has taken him from The Tonight Show to sitcoms to major comedy clubs, theaters, and casinos from New York to Los Angeles, and around the world. Mike Marino will take to the Victoria Theater on Saturday, July 10 at 8:00pm.

NJPAC returns to comedy with Anthony Rodia on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm in the Victoria Theater. Rodia known as the “King of Off the Boat Comedy,” a first-generation Italian-American comedian born and raised in the New York area. Rodia will make you laugh with his hilarious skits, stories, song parodies, and, of course, Road Rage Wednesday with Uncle Vinny. In addition to selling out comedy clubs across the country, his online videos have garnered 35 million views and rising.

Tickets are available for these shows at NJPAC.org or by calling 888.Go.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the Box Office at 1 Center Street in Newark, New Jersey. 


Reopening Covid Rules at NJPAC - The safety of NJPAC’s patrons is the top priority. Over the past year, NJPAC collaborated with medical professionals, invested in venue upgrades, and put in new procedures to protect guests, staff, volunteers, and artists. To keep everyone safe, every guest must show a negative COVID-19 test (dated no more than three (3) days before the show) OR a completed vaccination record (dated at least 14 days before the show). All guests must wear a mask inside the venue. NJPAC’s premium HVAC system has a MERV rating of 15, exceeding industry recommendations for virus filtration. NJPAC uses cleaning materials and processes recommended by the CDC. 

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted nearly 10 million visitors (including over 1.7 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.

originally published: 04/20/2021

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