Tag: Berrie Center

Children flock to campus to enjoy a holiday performance

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College Elementary and middle school students from Bergen County were treated to a holiday spectacle last Thursday morning when Verona, New Jersey’s Pushcart Players performed their enchanting “A Season of Miracles” show in the Berrie Center’s Sharp Theater.   The Pushcart Players, a twice Emmy-nominated, “award-winning […]

Berrie Center holds modern rendition of “Twelfth Night”

Photo by Michael Pacheco Ramapo’s run of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” kicked off last Friday night in the Berrie Center. Directed by talented professor of theater Maria Vail and featuring an all-student cast, the production is a phenomenal modern reimagining of the classic play. The romantic comedy follows two siblings, Viola […]

Highly experimental student play moves into final week

Photo by Michael Pacheco The new Ramapo production of “The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise,” a student-performed rendition of Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada’s 2011 play, is moving into its second and final week onstage in the Berrie Center’s Adler Theater. The production stars five nameless characters dressed in black […]

NJTap receives warm welcome at Berrie Center show

Photo by Kyle Ferlita Backstage before the show, as the cast was rehearsing numbers in the halls of the Berrie Center and cracking jokes with one another about previous shows, Samantha Martino was concentrating on her homework. “The life I live certainly isn’t boring,” said the senior from Stevens Institute […]

Post-Electric Play Premieres in Sharp Theater

Photo by Micheal Pacheco Combining post-apocalyptic themes with “The Simpsons,” Anne Washburn’s play “Mr. Burns” premiered in the Sharp Theater last Friday night. The show, labeled as a “post-electric” play, serves as Ramapo’s spring mainstage production. This production of “Mr. Burns” is directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh and choreographed by Amanda […]

Art Exhibition “Manga and War” Comes to Ramapo

An international art exhibition came to Ramapo on Wednesday night as the Berrie Center held an opening reception featuring a discussion with the scholar behind the exhibit, Midori Yoshimoto, the gallery director at New Jersey City University. Titled “Manga and War,” the exhibition in the Pascal Gallery is a scaled-down […]

Emmy-Winning Folk Band Performs at the Berrie Center

Photo courtesy of Marek Hajdasz The Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning ensemble Cherish the Ladies delivered its third annual performance at the Berrie Center last weekend, playing two shows on Sunday in the Sharp Theater. The Irish-American folk band formed in 1985 under the leadership of Joanie Madden, a multi-instrumentalist born in the […]

Band Performs Cajun Music While on Tour at Ramapo

Photo by Michael Pacheco As part of their tour across the east coast, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys stopped at Ramapo to perform their infectious Cajun music. This genre of music is rooted in the ballads of the French-Speaking Arcadians of Canada, who migrated to southern Louisiana. This eventually […]

Cinderella’s Prince Shines in Ballet Performance

Photo courtesy of Lia Kapelke, Flickr A prestigious dance group performed at the Sharp Theater last Saturday, when the New York Ballet Company performed its rendition of the popular fairy tale Cinderella. The curtain rose on a young, skinny Cinderella dressed in pink rags resembling a nightgown of today. Cinderella’s […]