For students seeking the arts, New Jersey has a rich collection of award winning museums, theaters, concert halls and performing arts centers.
The NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark provides breathtaking and diverse performances by national and international stars, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Broadway headliners and world famous operas.
The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn is renowned for its presentation of great American plays and musicals. Other premier venues include the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, the George Street Playhouse and the State Theatre in New Brunswick ( 5 minutes from Rutgers), Patriots Theatre at the Trenton War Memorial and the Tony Award-Winning McCarter Theatre in Princeton.
The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel is legendary for concerts that range from jazz and blues to classic rock, while The Tweeter Center at the Camden waterfront offers headline entertainment in pop, R&B, blues, jazz and rock and roll and the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton hosts major concerts throughout the year.
In the fine arts arena, New Jersey boasts a superior number of museums including, the Newark Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, the Civil War and Native American Museum in Hamilton and the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville. And a broad array of sculpture is displayed at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.
Throughout the state there is a wealth of regional theatres like the famous Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, the beautifully restored Strand Theater in Lakewood, and the Surflight Theatre on Long Beach Island.
Visitors to the Greater Atlantic City region will enjoy the superstar talent and headline entertainment. Nearby the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers performances by professional theatre companies that have become a hallmark of the region.
In the Southern Shore Region historical attractions, fine and performing arts abound. There's the professional theatre at the 125 year-old Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May and at performances by the acclaimed Ocean City Pops. For art lovers there's the gallery and artists' studio at the Riverfront Renaissance Center and Wheaton Village is home to the Creative Glass Center of America.
Information Courtesy of NJ Travel and Tourism