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NJ Comedian Liz Glazer to Record Comedy Special at SOPAC

originally published: 04/15/2024

NJ Comedian Liz Glazer to Record Comedy Special at SOPAC

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- On Thursday, May 16, 2024, comedian Liz Glazer will be the first comedian to ever record a comedy special on the Mainstage at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Showtime is 7:30pm.

A South Orange resident, Glazer has been doing comedy for ten years.  And before that she was a tenured law professor for nine!  She recorded her first comedy album, A Very Particular Experience, at two sold out headlining shows at the New York Comedy Festival.  It debuted at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts for six consecutive days and was featured in The New York Times.  Glazer is a recent first place winner of both the Boston Comedy Festival and the Ladies of Laughter Competition, and she opens for comedians such as Maria Bamford and Judy Gold.  She has been on NBC’s The Blacklist, BULL on CBS, and ABC’s For Life.  Glazer’s comedy draws on her experience as a lawyer and law professor, a rabbi’s wife, and a mother.

Glazer is deeply connected to SOPAC, serving as an advisor to the Creative Community Brain Trust and helping to guide the performing arts center towards increasingly inclusive and community-focused programming.  Liz has performed in numerous all-female nights of comedy at SOPAC, including the SO Jewish Comedy Night in December 2023.  

Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase online. South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is located at One SOPAC Way in South Orange, New Jersey.

“Liz is not just making comedy history, she’s making SOPAC history!” says SOPAC Director of Programming Dan Stankus.  “I couldn’t be more thrilled to witness Liz bring laughter to our stage and leave her mark on our theater.  Good times.  See you there!”

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South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) offers audiences exhilarating and diverse arts entertainment in its intimate venue, serving as the cultural heartbeat of the greater South Orange/Maplewood region and contributing to the economic and social vibrancy of its highly diverse community.  SOPAC is an accessible cultural destination that presents world-class artists in an intimate andwelcoming environment. The Jennifer & Tony Leitner Performance Hall is a 439-seat mainstagetheatre with superb acoustics, sight lines and seating. Audiences remark that performances inthis space are like having their favorite artists right in their own living room. Artists acknowledge that the atmosphere encourages conversations with audiences. The Loft at SOPAC is a 2,185 square-foot multi-purpose space used for performances, rehearsals, classes andspecial events. The unique architecture of SOPAC’s building, which includes a stunning 3-story glass-enclosed atrium, is also home to the Herb + Milly Iris Gallery.

Beyond the building, SOPAC co-produces local events such as South Orange Summer Nights and serves students and schools through itsarts education programs.  SOPAC is invested inarts education. SOPAC serves students and schools in our region through aSchool Performance Series, performing Arts Residencies and annual juried art exhibits entitled INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibitionand INSPIRING MINDS. SOPAC also collaborates with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts each year to host the Region 5 Poetry Out Loud competitions. The Seton Hall University Arts Council presents a diverse range of events atSOPAC with seasoned professionals as well as students and faculty.  Nearly ten years in the making, SOPAC first opened its doors in 2006. South Orange Village Trustees, in partnership with Seton Hall University, envisioned SOPAC as the center of anambitious redevelopment plan. Through visionary leadership and an unwavering commitment, SOPAC has become a cultural centerpiece for the region, an economic driver for thecommunity, and a catalyst for artistic opportunity.



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