Saint Peter's College Announces the Launch of Saint Peter's PAC
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Posted by: Angeline Boyer
Jersey City, N.J. – Saint Peter’s College today announced the launch of Saint Peter’s PAC, a consortium of distinctive performing arts spaces situated within the campus of Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J. Saint Peter’s PAC features a variety of diverse event spaces with seating capacities ranging from 200 to 3,200. Saint Peter’s College is kicking off the launch with an impressive line-up of performers throughout the remainder of the year.
"The opening of Saint Peter’s PAC is a momentous occasion for our neighborhood as this new initiative will open up endless cultural opportunities and will bring world-class talent to the McGinley Square area,” said Michael A. Fazio, vice president for advancement and external affairs, at Saint Peter’s College. "As we look forward to our transition to Saint Peter’s University, Saint Peter’s PAC is just another sign of the rebirth of Saint Peter’s and of Jersey City.”
The venues in Saint Peter’s PAC include St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s College Church – a 1,200 seat cathedral that transforms into a majestic theatre, providing a grand backdrop for world-class artists; a 3,200 seat arena that hosts family events, trade shows, food expos and more; an intimate 200 seat theatre; and black box spaces showcasing everything from poetry jams to comedy improv to film screenings. A 400 seat cabaret-style performance space with a coveted view of the Manhattan skyline is also currently under construction and will serve as the perfect arena for jazz and acoustic concerts.
On Saturday, September 15 Jay Black and Darlene Love will take the stage at St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s College Church for the premiere event for the Performing Arts Center. Jay Black, former lead singer of Jay and the Americans, led the group in their string of hits including "Come A Little Bit Closer,” "Cara Mia,” "This Magic Moment” and more. Black will be performing alongside Darlene Love, a former leader on the charts with legendary producer Phil Spector and a Broadway star.
November performances at Saint Peter’s PAC include a stand-up performance from Bill Cosby on Saturday, November 3 and an "Evening of Doo Wop” on Saturday, November 17. Bill Cosby, one of America’s most prolific comedians of all time, has dazzled generations of fans with his comedy routines. His comedy transcends age, gender, and cultural barriers.
An "Evening of Doo Wop” will feature a variety of legendary performers such as Kenny Vance & The Planotones famous for their hit "Looking for an Echo,” Jay Siegel & The Tokens, singers of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers known for the song "Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” Shirley Alston Reeves, the original singer from The Shirelles, who will be performing her legendary hit, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and Linda Jansen, original lead singer of The Angels, performing her classic "My Boyfriend’s Back.” Additional performances will be announced soon.
Advanced ticket sales are available by phone at (888) 943-4864 or online at www.saintpeterspac.org. For additional information and details on upcoming performances, please join our mailing list by visiting our website.
# # end # #
Saint Peter’s College, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.