Joan Rivers

Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey is proud to announce new shows to its already exciting and diverse 2013/2014 season. Now in its 10th season, bergenPAC is New Jersey’s leading concert venue bringing World Class Entertainment close to home at affordable prices. All shows go on sale Monday September 16th at 11:00AM; tickets can be purchased at, BERGEN PAC.ORG, AT THE BOX OFFICE or by calling 201.227-1030.

The 2013-2014 season marks a special year in the theater’s history, as bergenPAC is transforming and expanding, with the addition of a stand-alone Performing Arts School. This addition will ensure that bergenPAC continues to be the lifeline to the arts as well as an economic engine for the entire community. As CEO Dominc Roncace states, “Sometimes all it takes is hearing one incredible song to improve your day and mood and to be able to do so at one of the most unique musical venues so close to home is priceless.


Rudess Morganstein Project

Thursday, November 21st 8PM

$65, $45, $35

Jordan can be heard along with Jordan formed a two-piece "power duo" with Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein after joining him in the Dregs. The project, dubbed the Rudess Morgenstein Project (RMP) is a high powered progressive rock duo of keyboards and drums. Their CD was released by Domo Records worldwide Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz, playing Chopin's Revolutionary Etude on 'Steinway to Heaven,' a Magna Carta release, featuring rock Keyboard virtuosos playing piano classics. Before joining Dream Theater in January 1999, Jordan connected with John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, bassist Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel notoriety, and recorded two albums with "Liquid Tension Experiment."

Doktor Kaboom!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time: 12 & 2PM

Tickets: $17 (Buy 3 shows for $36)


Doktor Kaboom! is an interactive one-man Science variety show suitable for all audiences. The creation of Actor/Comedian David Epley, Doktor Kaboom! creatively blends theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular, and often successful, experiments and demonstrations. Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter.

NJ Ballet Nutcracker

Saturday December 7th 1PM & 4PM

& Sunday December 8th 1PM & 4PM

$49, $39, $29

For more than 40 years, New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker has been cherished holiday tradition with three generations of families from Bergen to Cape May. The first-rate traditional production never fails to enchant youngsters and grownups alike with splendid dancing, colorful costumes and scenery, eye-popping special effects, and a touch of holiday magic that inspires critics to applaud “a spectacle that never seems to age…magic that should go on and on,” and “One of the best…as good as it gets.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band 8PM

Friday December 27, 2013 8PM

$49, $39, $29

Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years—Unclassified, Colorblind, and We Walk This Road—which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won them an expanding and passionate fan base. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” list, and also attracted the attention of such giants as Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, who have collaborated with him on stage and in the studio.

Bill Blagg III - Illusionist

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 1 & 3PM

Tickets: $17 (Buy 3 shows for $36)

Experience an unforgettable day of magic & illusion with one of the nation’s top magical stars…Bill Blagg III! Bill is taking the art of magic to new heights by combining grand scale magic illusions, and his unmatched personality to create one of the most unbelievable, interactive, magic experiences witnessed today.

“Unbelievable!” –NBC, “Simply Amazing!” -Chicago Tribune, “Magic Like You’ve Never Seen” -CBSCasey

David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco

January 26, 2013 8PM

$69, $49, $39

Renowned and revered the world over as one of the greatest saxophone players of all-time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, pop and jazz. A naturally gifted performer, Sanborn has helped define the saxophone’s modern sound while influencing a generation.

The Fab Four

Friday, February 7, 8PM

$65, $55, $45, $35

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing.

Masters of Illusion

Sunday February 9th 7PM

$65, $55, $45, $35

Masters of Illusion Live! is the touring magic show based on the World Magic Award-winning TV series. Consisting of eye-popping illusionists, daring escape and quick change artists and exotic animals, this theatrical experience is totally live with no camera tricks or computer graphics. Audience members will become part of the act as they are called on stage to assist with the illusions.

"Masters of Illusion" made its television debut as a 15-episode series on PaxTV from 2000-2001 and was followed by "Masters of Illusion 2" on my Network TV in 2009. "Masters of Illusion Live!" is one of the world’s largest touring magic and illusion shows with a cast of 29 people.

Patrizio Buanne

Thursday, February 13 8PM

$65, $55, $45, $35

Patrizio Franco Buanne is an Austrian-Italian baritone singer, songwriter, and producer. He was previously with Universal Music UK worldwide, but has later signed a record deal with Warner Music Germany for GSA and Concord Records USA worldwide

The Whispers and Harold Melvin's Blue Notes

Friday, February 14th 8PM

$89, $69, 59, $49, $39

The Whispers scored big with the number two Billboard R&B hit "It's a Love Thing." The rapidly paced single, seasoned with all the intangibles of a dance anthem, found a welcome mat on the pop charts as well, peaking at number 28. The second and only other single to chart was "I Can Make It Better."

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes are one of the dynamic groups that came out of the Gamble and Huff Sound of Philadelphia family. They were previously known as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, featuring Apollo legend Teddy Pendergrass. The original members of the group consisted of Harold Melvin, Bernie Wilson, Larry Brown and Lloyd Parks – together they shared the creative sounds known as The Blue Notes. Among their credits, they recorded singles and albums that reached gold and platinum status and includes the Grammy Award-winning classic soul hits The Love I Lost, Bad Luck, Wake Up Everybody, If You Don't Know Me By Now and more.

Casey Carle’s Bubblemania

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Time: 1 & 3PM

Tickets: $17 (Buy 3 shows for $36)

It's a soapy spectacular as pre-eminent bubble artist Casey Carle brings his act to BergenPAC - he's bubble consultant to Cirque du Soleil and now you get to see why! Loaded with visual comedy, quick wit and big band music, not to mention big beautiful bubbles, Casey Carle's BubbleMania is an interactive treat for the whole family!

Almost Queen

Saturday, February 15th 8PM

$45, $35, $25

Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic "Queen experience".

Michael Bolton

Wednesday, February 19 8PM

$99, $69, $49, $39

Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter. Bolton would achieve his greatest success in the late 1980s with his interpretation of the Otis Redding classic, "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay." "Georgia On My Mind," and his Grammy Award winning cover version of "When a Man Loves a Woman.”

Glen Burtnick's British Invasion Concert

Friday February 21st 8PM

$45, $35, $25

Glen Burtnik is a singer, songwriter, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a former member of Styx. Glen Burtnik & Friends salute the British Invasion and the classic music from the breakthrough era, from the time the Beatles conquered the world to the end of the explosive 60s. Featuring the iconic songs and artists of that decade including The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Zombies, Eric Clapton, and more.

Fancy Nancy

Saturday, March 8th 1PM & 4PM

$39, $29

Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy

Wednesday, March 12th 8PM

$60, $50, $40

James Adam "Jim" Belushi is an American actor, comedian, singer, and musician. He is best known for playing the role of James "Jim" Orenthal on the long-running sitcom

Celtic Nights

Thursday March 13th 8PM

$99, $79, $49, $39

Celtic Nights will bring the audience on a stunning musical journey of a people leaving and arriving. Telling the tail of emigration and how people's lives would be spent in a world of travelling by rail, horses and ship's.With long days travelling on foot they would come and go, saving for fares and writing tales of their travels. Always having to compare what they had with what they might have elsewhere. A lot of time would be spent visiting others, always moving on the surface of a foreign land.

Marshall Tucker Band

Thursday, March 20 8PM

$99, $79, $49, $39

With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums. During the 90's, The MTB has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows.

Verismo Opera

Sunday, April 6 7PM

In musicology, Verismo refers to a post-Romantic operatic tradition associated with Italian composers such as Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano and Giacomo Puccini. They sought to bring the naturalism of influential late 19th-century writers such as Émile Zola and Henrik Ibsen into opera.

Air Supply

Friday, April 11 8PM

$99, $69, $49

Air Supply is one of the quintessential adult contemporary artists of our times. Their hits, most notable "All out of Love", have provided the soundtrack to both movies, television and been a staple of fm radio for years. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

Kidz Cabaret - Hip Hop Connection

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 1 & 3PM

Tickets: $17 (Buy 3 shows for $36)

Join the members of Open Thought accompanied by two professional dancers from Rhythm Impact, as they take you on a journey through time via the turntables – showing the roots of Hip-Hop with such musical forms as Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk and Rock.

Jon Batiste

Sunday, April 13th 7PM

$99, $69, $59, $49

Jonathan Batiste is a musician, entertainer, educator, and bandleader from Kenner, Louisiana, United States. Jonathan is a member of a long lineage of musicians from the Batiste family of Louisiana and began playing music at an early age


Thursday, April 17 8PM

$49, $29

Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled 4 song EP "Queensrÿche". They very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With the follow up first full length album "The Warning" in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of "Rage For Order", Queensrÿche continued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's.

Sid The Science Kid

Friday, April 25th

$49, $29

Television program, "Science at the Movies" visits the stage of "Sid the Science Kid" to see the real-time production of an animated television show using the Jim Henson Company talent and equipment in conjunction with the Motion Analysis Studios motion capture system.

NJ Ballet - Tribute to Broadway

Saturday, April 26th

From Kiss Me Kate to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, New Jersey Ballet presents some of Broadway's most memorable dance sequences, set to the music of Sondheim, Gershwin and others

For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet and has given hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspired in many a lifelong love of the arts.

NJ Ballet - Cinderella

Sunday, April 27th 1PM & 4PM

$49, $39, $29

One of New Jersey Ballet’s most popular productions for Kids & Families, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale in which wickedly funny stepsisters trip over themselves trying to act like ladies, and the hours of the clock come to life and dance, and the brand new Pumpkin turns into a Coach before your very eyes!

The Pumpkin Coach is indeed new, much of the scenery has been brightened up and repainted, and some of the costumes – some as old as 40 years! – have been refurbished or replaced with new ones.

Joan Rivers

Friday, May 2nd 8PM

$99, $69, $59, $49

JOAN RIVERS is an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-award-winning television talk-show host, Tony-award-nominated actress, bestselling author, playwright, screenwriter, film director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, cosmetic-company entrepreneur, and red-carpet fashion laureate. Her continued relevance is made clear by her growing group of almost 2 million followers on Twitter. Above all things, however, Joan is a proud mother and grandmother.

An entertainment legend of unparalleled talent, Joan was the first woman to break the glass ceiling of Late Night Television. After she was chosen to be the only permanent guest host on “The Tonight Show” for 3 years, she then went on to become the first woman ever to host her own late night talk show – “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” on the Fox Network.

The Outlaws and Dickey Betts & Great Southern

Friday May 9, 2014

Sunday January 5, 2014 8PM

$75, $55, $45, $35

DICKEY BETTS is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.

He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and also won with the band a best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996 Recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, he had early on in his career one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe. "Dickey Betts was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003, and #61 on the list published in 2011.


The Outlaws have created music for 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.

Bonzo Bash Saturday

Saturday May 31, 2013 730PM

$45, $35, $25

A Tribute Concert to John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin

(Show is the Brainchild of Former Whitesnake and NJ resident Drummer Brian Tichy)-a show not to be missed in their only new york area appearance. 20 of todays’ top drummers take the drum stool for a song.

About bergenPAC

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that reaches more than 30,000 students annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.