Roxbury Arts Alliance
The Roxbury Arts Alliance is a volunteer group that has been promoting the arts in and around Roxbury Township, New Jersey since 1997. What began with occasional performances in coffee houses and local houses of worship by several parents of Roxbury HS parents has evolved into year-round programming, classes, and performances. In 2009, we opened The Investors Bank Theater, now home to the Roxbury Performing Arts Center (RoxPAC).
Throughout the years, we have been home to a variety of artistic endeavors, including;
- Music Performance
- Poetry festivals
- Comedy Revues
- Free Summer Concerts, Outdoor in the band shell
- The Annual Summer Beach Blast fundraiser
- Violin recitals
- Songwriter Guild Open Mic Nights
- Preschool graduations
- Multi-Chamber of Commerce Meetings
- Ongoing Art Display
- Radio Shows
- Children’s Entertainers and shows
- Comedy and Drama Performances
The RAA is home to amateur and professional artists alike. While we strive to offer family entertainment with renowned acts at the RoxPAC, the majority of what we do is offer families and their children opportunities to learn about the arts and a venue to see live performances.
But we don’t stop there. Because we want to share our passion and our mission, we often serve as consultants in support of other events in Roxbury, and we work with other organizations to promote an appreciation in the arts throughout Morris County.
Sarah Coraggio, President
Cindy Donaldson, Vice President
Cindy Graham, Treasurer
Jean Potters, Secretary
Genevieve Schmidt, Past President
Mindy Goss, Membership Chair
Linda McMahon, Sr. Citizen Club Liaison
Renee Paddock, Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme Liaison
Investors Bank Theater at RoxPAC
The Roxbury Performing Arts Center (RoxPAC) is the centerpiece of the Roxbury Arts Plan.
The Investors Bank Theatre in the RoxPAC at 72 Eyland Avenue will accommodate up to 200 patrons for a given performance. RAA is licensed to serve alcohol and food at RoxPAC events*, enabling us to offer adults and their families the full experience of an entertaining evening out.
Events at the RoxPAC
Roxbury Arts Alliance volunteers are constantly working to bring a variety of quality programming to residents of the region. Programming at the Roxbury Performing Arts Center generally falls under one or more of the following categories:
1. Aspiring Artist Series – this is often combined with our Summer Concert Series and showcases local performers.
2. Theater Alliance Program – we work with regional theater groups to bring performances to Roxbury township.
3. Acting/Comedy/Dancing Classes & Workshops – teachers work with all ages to help people learn the joy of performing.
4. Family Entertainment Events – concerts and performances that appeal to all age groups.
*The RAA can serve, not sell alcohol; certain conditions do apply.
The Roxbury Arts Alliance continues to support arts, both visual and performing, in our townships public schools. The Roxbury Arts Alliance actively supports the Roxbury Band, Choir, and Dance Programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The RAA is a large supporter of our home-grown talent.
Through the Art Association of Roxbury, we offer an on-going “art show,” a rotating displaying of artwork by local student and artists that lines the halls of our building.
Since 1998 the Roxbury Arts Alliance Scholarship has been awarded to one or more graduating Roxbury High School students who have demonstrated outstanding abilities in one or more areas of the arts such as music, dance, literature or visual arts.
Congratulations to: Kristin Andlauer and Kyle Massage as the 2018 Roxbury Arts Alliance Scholarship Recipients
2017 Lauren Brinkman, Nicholas Cerqueira, Garrett Dexter and Ciera Scire
2016 Karly Caruk, Erin Gaffney, Hally Smith and Nicole Paige Uvenio
2015 Mackenzie Mathis, Kyle Spitzli and Lauren Van Biert
2014 Christopher Bouvier and Cara Peslak
2013 Megan Dauerman, Kacie Hoagland, Sarah Ritchey and Matthew Ross
2012 Joseph Soriano, Elizabeth Synalovski, Monika Szumski and Matthew Zuccaro
2011 Kevin Barbone, Constance Kilgore, Heather Landfield and Kathryn Vetter
2010 Kimberley Davis, Timothy Taylor and David Potters
2009 Nicole White and Joshua Zimmer
2008 Timothy Orton and Neelam Makvana
2007 Emily Janser and Ira Barth
2006 Michael Sanchez and Peter Zimmer
2005 Dana Harrington and Ian Cruz
2004 Sara Pessolano, Robert Grossman and Jason Berrameda
2003 Kristen Gelinas and Gregory Barbone
2002 Steven Slaff and Erin Cook
2001 Nicole DeGaetano and Russell Tybus
2000 Jenny Drucker and Brian Kubala
1999 Jennifer Knuk and Erica Peel
1998 Denise Molnar