Current & Upcoming Events
& The Soul Jaazz
May 6, 2023
Join Ty Stephens for an elegantly funky evening of soulful, uplifting original tunes reminiscent of Al Jarreau, Donny Hathaway, George Benson, and more. Stephens also will thrill and inspire you with new interpretations of beloved jazz and soul tunes!
Ty Stephens has performed with Houston Person, Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Smokey Robinson, and more, and has opened for such superstars as Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, and Steely Dan. SoulJaazz members have toured and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Tito Puente, George Benson, B.B. King, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Little Richard, and many more.
“…[A] fantastic vocalist whose style reminds me of quality soul heroes like Luther Vandross and Peabo Bryson.”
– Soul Express
Kid's Arts Bash
with Big Idea Committee
April 1, 2023
Join us for an Arts Bash at Lyceum Hall with musical guest, Big Idea Committee! This is a FREE community event for kids and families! Bring your friends and your creative spirit! Feel free to stay the whole time or drop-in for part of the bash! Register in Advance to join us.
2:00 pm - 3:30 PM
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting by Cheryl Painter
Dress Up & Photo fun
Concert with Big Idea Committee
About Big Idea Committee:
Welcome to the Big Idea Committee! Audiences everywhere are invited to explore big ideas through imaginative play. What’s your BIG idea? Join the musical journey with fun, games, grand adventures, acts of kindness and, of course, song and dance. All in favor? Say, “AYE!” Think BIG and let your ideas soar!
Magic Tree House
March 4 & 5, 2023
12:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.
Produced by Bridge
Players Theatre Company
November 10, 11 & 12 at 8 pm
November 13 at
A quintessential celebration of love in all its gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking complexities, The Fantasticks is a love story told through breathtaking poetry. Its beautiful simplicity has transcended time and cultural barriers to enchant audiences around the world for more than 50 years.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Concert &
Other Holiday Favorites!
Dec 4, 3 pm
Need to get into the holiday spirit? This unique jazz concert will definitely get you feeling joyful and prepared for the holidays! Come together and enjoy an afternoon full of music, as the Eric Mintel Quartet brings to life the soundtrack from Charles Schulz's endearing 1965 holiday classic, "A Charlie Brown Christmas"!
Originally composed by jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, you and your family will recognize the timeless tunes that include “Christmas Time Is Here,” “Linus and Lucy” and “Skating”. In addition to these beloved songs from "A Charlie Brown Christmas", the Eric Mintel Quartet will also be playing traditional holiday songs!
Welcome the holidays with music for the whole family!
Moot Davis & The Good Americans
Across the caldera of space and time, where heroes are indecipherable from villains, comes the sixth studio album from end times - Honky Tonk apostle Moot Davis. Seven Cities Of Gold is an album of conquest and bloody lust, loss and light, old Gods and honky tonk queens. Emanating from the rum-flooded mind of the artist who doesn't give a damn if he wins or loses
Come on down and celebrate Moot’s latest release. Dance and maybe even sing along! We’ll treat you to some soft pretzels, BBQ chips, and iced tea. Don’t miss this fun Honky Tonk Hootenanny!
CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE!
Carolyn Dorfman Dance, now celebrating its 40th anniversary season, makes its Lyceum Hall debut! In this intimate afternoon of performance and conversation, the company will present selections from some of its signature works including the whirling fan favorite, Pastorale Pause, PRIMA!, a vibrant new work featuring the buoyant sound of Louis Prima, and the sonically eclectic WAVES. Join New Jersey’s premier contemporary modern dance company for an afternoon of bold, athletic, “no-holds-barred” dance!
The company’s ten multi-ethnic and stunning dancers tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. This distinctive combination takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that ultimately illuminate and celebrate the human experience.
Rico Jones Quartet
April 15, 2023
Rico Jones is steadily becoming one of the top young saxophonists of his generation. A Colorado native, Rico has been deeply compelled by artistic expression since early childhood. Rico grew up in Denver performing under the guidance of local artists such as Paul Romaine, Greg Gisbert, Eric Gunnison, Art Lande, Brad Goode and Vlad Girshevich. As the years passed Rico became enthralled by black American musical art forms. Blues, and Jazz became a primary mode of expression for Jones and his ensembles. As he grew, his heritage as a Latino with indigenous roots became a focus for his artistic expressions.
He has performed as a leader with notable artists such as Dave Kikoski, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Clohesy, Yasushi Nakimura, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Kush Abaday, Joe Martin, Colin Stranahan, Rick Rosato, Rich Perry, Steven Feifke and many others.
In 2019 Rico Jones was awarded 1st prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artist competition. He later premiered a new big band composition written for him by Todd Bashore at the Music For All festival with Jazz Band of America. Rico was also chosen in 2019 to take part in the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, and the 2019 JAS Aspen workshop. In October 2019 Rico performed his first international concert in Paris at Sunset/Sunside Jazz Club. In 2020 Rico competed in the first ever Rudin Jazz Championship at Lincoln Center under the direction of Jon Faddis. Jones was also placed as a finalist in the North American Saxophone competition. Join us, Rico and his bandmates: David Kikoski - Piano; Rick Fiori - Drums; Anthony Golden - Bass. Swing on over. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
March 19, 2023
Pianist and composer Charu Suri treads fearlessly between genres, pulling global influences that range from the mood-anchoring Indian ragas, Sufi music, to the trio.
Listen to her ground-breaking work in jazz that blends the East and West in this performance, along with Sufi singer Falsa, drummer Jay O'Brien, and bassist Justin Lee. Charu's work has won several awards, and she is one of the few female composers from India to perform work at Carnegie Hall,
What started purely as an experiment with her "Book of Ragas" has turned into a niche that she is now increasingly becoming known for. Her latest album is RAGAS & WALTZES, a first collaboration between her and Preservation Hall's jazz drummer, Joe Lastie. Follow her on Spotify and on Instagram/Twitter at @charusurimusic and Facebook @charusuritrio.
February 11, 2023
Aaron Parnell Brown and his trio bring to the stage a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz. With his new trio—electric guitarist James Austin Melton and upright bassist Brent Edmondson—Brown sets out to present a collection of covers and original songs that bring the listener in close through stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue. Since the 2012 release of his self-released debut, Sing, Brown has played small clubs in New York City to NPR’s Mountain Stage and everywhere else in between.
The Alex Laurenzi Sextet
Inspired by Monet's Waterlily paintings at Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris, composer and saxophonist, Alex Laurenzi wrote a suite for sextet to explore the feelings the paintings exposed. Join us for this original work not performed since 2019. We are honored Mr. Laurenzi chose Lyceum Hall to debut the 2022 Waterlilies Suite.
Dorfman Contemporary Modern Dance Technique Master Class
For Intermediate dancers ages 14 & up.
A special opportunity to train with New Jersey’s premier modern dance company! With an emphasis on center-driven movement, nuanced weight transfer, breath phrasing, intention, focus and performance, this contemporary modern dance class expands the dancers’ technical, dramatic and artistic range. Dorfman believes artistry is built on specificity and detail. Technique class includes learning phrases from the company’s repertory.