Artist's Panel Discussion on the exhibit, "What is a Painting?"
Sunday 2-4 PM

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Imagine yourself in an intimate place, absorbing the glorious sound of music or laughing to the
comedian’s antics while surrounded by the inspiring colors and forms of works of art!
The Heinz W. Otto Gallery has 12-foot ceilings, superb acoustics, and a seating capacity of 100.

"Music in the Gallery"

14th Annual Holiday Concert: Amani

Saturday, December 9, 8 p.m.

Amani

What better way to celebrate the season of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men” than with the music of “Amani”, whose name mean “peace” in Swahili”? 

The group was formed to share the concept of peace through music, performing for people of all ages, races, and religious affiliations.

Amani

Nick Scheuble

The core group includes veteran musicians: Marty Eigen on sax and flute; Fred Fischer on keyboards; vocalist Stephen Fuller; guitarist Flip Peters; and Nick Sheuble on drums.

Amani performs hits from a variety of genres including The Great American Songbook, Gospel, R&B, jazz, Bossa nova, and Broadway.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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Improv

The Improvables

Family Improv: Saturday, February 3, 8 p.m.

The Improvables

The Improvables have been providing the Center’s audiences with zany, raucous one-of-a-kind and never-to-be-repeated humor since 2002. Each show features a series of games in which the performers act out various scenes, based on audience suggestions, without advanced knowledge of the topics. Come ready to laugh at the antics of this wonderful improvisational troupe of actors including Randy Schweriner, David Kritz, Michele Kerekes, and Brandon Lericos of Bridgewater, Phil Hochman of Plainfield, Roberta Maher of Mt. Arlington and Mike Griffin of Hillsborough.

The Improvables

Family-friendly shows are suitable for children 10 and older, while adult shows are “R” rated.

Tickets are $10. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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'50's/'60's Rock & Roll

RAVE ON!

Saturday, January 20, 8 p.m.

RaveOn

“All the flat top cats and dungaree dolls” are headed to the Watchung Arts Center for an evening of 1950’s rock-n-roll

RAVE ON! is a band that features the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day,”, “Not Fade Away,” “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” and “Only The Lonely,” along with other classic, early rock-n-roll songs.
This is the music that paved the way for rock-n-roll and influenced The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless other artists.
RAVE ON! is living proof that Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and the music of early rock-n-roll is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.
RAVE ON!’s show is always a crowd pleaser.
RAVE ON!
RaveOn
Chris Roselle - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Pete Farley - Bass Guitar & Background Vocals
Don Guinta - Drums & Background Vocals
Visit www.RaveOnBand.com

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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"JaZZ in the Gallery"

ImpresaRIO Series: Rio Clemente

Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Rio Clemente

The Bishop of Jazz, pianist Rio Clemente is back for his second concert of our 2017-18 season. The performance begins at 8PM, followed by a dessert reception offering the opportunity to meet Rio Clemente.

Master pianist Rio Clemente draws the audience up in a musical embrace and then takes them on an extraordinary journey of fanciful melodies and scintillating rhythms. Clemente mixes a strong classical background with a rich knowledge of jazz history, and then adds an amazing sense of creativity and interpretation. The result is a smorgasbord of music that is different from others, and nearly always produces a standing ovation and cries for “more.”

Rio was a child prodigy who received a BMI scholarship for musical theatre and then continued his education at the Julliard School of Music.  He went from Julliard to Nashville, where he spent two years as a performer and composer, making appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, After several television appearance, Rio advanced professionally to playing at several distinguished concert halls and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Manhattan’s famous Birdland and the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, as well as the Newport and JVC Jazz Festivals, and a memorable appearance at the White House.  He regularly appears with groups such as The Morris Choral Society and Orchestra and at jazz venues from Manhattan to Cape Code and from Florida to California.  He has composed three masses and three musicals of which his “Dobdinob” has been published and performed around the country.  He has recorded for well-known labels and has published eight CDs under his own label, Etnemelc Music Productions.

A native of Morristown, NJ, Clemente is New Jersey’s own jewel of the jazz world. He is a member of the Morristown Hall of Fame, was named by the NJ Council of the Arts as an Outstanding Professional of the Year, and recognized as one of the “Top 40 New Jerseyans” by the New Jersey Monthly, as well as being selected for Who’s Who in America.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite. For more information, please call 908-753-0190 or e-mail us.

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Our 2016-17 Season has ended. Watch for information about our upcoming season.

In the meantime, please enjoy videos of some past performances at the WAC

Please enjoy videos of some past performances at the WAC