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Showing posts with label BERGEN PAC. Show all posts

Saturday, August 13, 2016

JOHNNY MATHIS TO PLAY BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS

Johnny Mathis




Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Johnny Mathis: The 60th Anniversary Tour, a part of the Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp Concert Series-Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. 


“There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” - Letter from Barbra Streisand



Born in 1935, the fourth of seven children, Johnny Mathis sang in the church choir, school functions, community events, for visitors in their home as well as amateur shows in the San Francisco area. He was also a successful track & field athlete, and was offered a chance to compete in the Olympic Trials. In the same week Columbia Records called, so he chose to go to New York to record his first album in March of 1956.



Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Johnny has recorded more than 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received 5 Grammy Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He continues to be Columbia Records longest signed recording artist.



In spite of a very busy tour schedule & many charity events, Johnny still finds time to enjoy a little free time. He was an avid tennis player until the late 1960s, when a good friend turned him on to his now life-long love of golf. He plays golf almost every day when he's not traveling and has also sung at many golf banquets such as the Ryder Cup. 2016 marks his 60th anniversary as a recording artist, so what’s next for Johnny? “I don’t think about retiring. I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life. I just have to pace myself.”


bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 227-1030




 Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC

Monday, July 25, 2016

TONI BRAXTON @ BERGEN PAC FOR AMERICAN TOUR

Toni Braxton




Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton stops at bergenPAC on her North American tour. Most recently, Braxton released “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” a duets album with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The album took off behind “Hurt You,” the Urban AC #1 duet hit co-written by Toni Braxton & Babyface (with Daryl Simmons and Antonio Dixon), and produced by Babyface. The two also shared the win for Best R&B Album at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards.



Today, with over 67 million in sales worldwide and seven GRAMMY Awards, Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Braxton stormed the charts in the 90’s with the releases of “Toni Braxton” and “Secrets,” which spawned the hit singles and instant classics; “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You’re Makin’ Me High,” and “Unbreak My Heart.” Today, Braxton balances the demands of her career with the high priorities of family, health and public service as she raises her two sons Denim and Diezel. This year Toni was the Executive Producer of the highly-rated Lifetime movie “Unbreak My Heart” which was based on her memoir and she is the star of the WEtv hit reality series Braxton Family Values in its fifth season.



bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 227-1030


 Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TRUTH OR DARE: EXHIBITION BY KIM SCHMITT THOMAS

Kim Schmitt Thomas The Race



Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center Intermezzo Art Gallery located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey hosts Truth or Dare, an exhibition by NJ-based artist Kim Schmitt Thomas. The art exhibit is in residence at The Intermezzo Gallery on the 2nd floor of the bergenPAC from August 1-31, 2016. The gallery is open to the general public during box office hours Mon-Fri 11AM – 4PM and Saturday 12PM to 4PM and available to patrons of scheduled performances. There is a free reception open to the public on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6-8PM.


bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 227-1030

www.bergenpac.org




Truth or Dare: Confessions and controversies are revealed in the spirited solo exhibition of mixed media paintings by Kim Schmitt Thomas, a NJ-based artist whose work is inspired by graffiti and urban art.



While stylistically influenced by graffiti and urban art, Kim Schmitt Thomas chooses subject matters that range from personal to controversial, painful to provocative, ironic to bizarre. Much of what she paints are stories taken from people’s everyday lives, including her own, or statements about common, yet questionable, societal behaviors that have become generally accepted as the norm. Because the “everyday” is something that often gets overlooked or seen with indifference, Schmitt Thomas fills her paintings with commotion, perplexity, exaggeration and over-simplification in order to grab the viewer’s attention and cause them to really observe, decipher, and hopefully see these everyday happenings from a new perspective.



With the use of acrylics, newspaper, magazines, joint compound, spray paint, artist crayons, pencils, etc., she overlaps and intertwine figures, text and objects, which she simplifies down to what is only necessary and relevant to the story, while omitting meaningless details. Her work is filled with action and chaos, while still maintaining a certain balance and control, much like life itself.



Kim Schmitt Thomas was born in 1970 in NYC and raised in Bergen County, NJ, where she currently works and resides with her husband and 3 year old twins. After attending the University of Bridgeport in the late 80s where she majored in illustration, Kim transferred into the Fine Arts program at Montclair State University, while she freelanced as an illustrator designing program covers and logos for small NYC theatre companies, as well as creating animated logos for the TV/film production company, Bert Stratford Productions.



For many years, Kim also worked as an interior artist/muralist with Of The Essence Designs, with whom she painted on-site works in various businesses and private homes in NY and NJ. She also worked in clay, selling her pieces in galleries and boutiques in Ridgewood, NJ, Newport, RI, and Nyack, NY. However, in 2003, Kim decided to concentrate solely on painting, her main passion, and continues to exhibit and sell her work through local art exhibitions and commissions. She also has a background in acting and dance, which she feels has influenced the way she adds movement and drama to all of her figures.



Photo Courtesy Of / Richard Rex Thomas / Bergen PAC

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS SHOW @ BERGEN PAC

Kenny Rogers



Since the release of Kenny Rogers’ first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titled Christmas, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America.



Rogers announced late last year on NBC’s Today show that the world tour he is currently on would be his final time performing around the globe. So this year’s 35th edition of his annual Christmas & Hits tour, with special guest Linda Davis, will indeed be his last. After more than five decades of touring and entertaining the world, Rogers’ farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” is underway and expected to run into 2017 due to popular demand.



“Christmas has always been a special time of year to me,” Rogers said. “The feeling I get performing on the Christmas tour is one of the things I’ll really miss about not being on the road. We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around, and I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us in creating a new set of holiday memories.”



“The Gambler’s Last Deal” concerts feature an all-new show, including a reflec-tive look back through Rogers’ storied 50-plus-year career. Enhanced with per-sonal stories, vintage photos and video clips—including never-before-seen foot-age—the music-filled retrospective will touch on every part of Rogers’ career. Along with his long list of hits, Rogers is singing songs in concert that he hasn’t performed in years.



Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. He has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers achieved pop superstardom as well — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's rank him fourth-best of all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 12 No. 1 albums, 25 Top 10 country albums and is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has received three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and six Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, among many other accolades.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016 – 8PM

bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631

(201) 227-1030

www.bergenpac.org

www.ticketmaster.com


 Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC

Monday, April 11, 2016

HARRY CHAPIN: A CELEBRATION OF SONG @ BERGEN PAC

Chapin Family Concert



Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Harry Chapin: A Celebration of Song-Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



In the long rich history of Family Groups in American Roots Music, The Chapin Family has a special place. When these singers, songwriters and extraordinary live performers come together, magic happens. Tom, Steve, Jen, Abigail and Lily Chapin are all powerful musical artists who have active careers and multiple recordings, who just happen to be related, and who love making music together.



Harry Chapin (1942 - 1981) was one of our most passionate, political, prolific and inspiring songwriters. Author and singer of classic songs like “Taxi,” “Mr. Tanner,” “Mail Order Annie” and “W•O•L•D.” A devastating auto accident in 1981 cut Harry’s life short, yet he left behind a body of work that his fans continue to treasure decades after his death. He is also remembered as a great humanitarian: public advocate and educator, fund-raiser, musician, writer, filmmaker, Harry believed in believing. Because of his extraordinary contributions, Harry Chapin was posthumously awarded the Special Congressional Gold Medal in 1987.



The Chapin Family has been working to fight hunger since Harry Chapin founded WhyHunger in 1975.



bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030


Tuesday, January 05, 2016

DARLENE LOVE @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Darlene Love



Englewood, New Jersey – Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Darlene Love – Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



She’s back for Valentine’s Weekend! Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s ‘wall of sound’ hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease.



Darlene’s background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.



Love’s Billboard hits include: “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home.” In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Better Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing “He’s A Rebel” together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang “He’s A Fine, Fine Boy" backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.


Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

JOAN BAEZ @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Joan Baez



New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Joan Baez, Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 8PM and Piff The Magic Dragon, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11AM by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Joan Baez


Joan Baez has been as busy as ever in the years since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival.



In addition to multiple tours of the US and abroad, the recent past has included the induction of Joan’s 1960 debut Vanguard LP by the National Recording Academy into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame and its selection in 2015 by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the National Recording Registry. In May 2015, she received Amnesty International’s highest honor, its "Ambassador of Conscience Award,” in recognition of her exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights. It follows the presentation to her of the inaugural "Joan Baez Award" for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary gathering in 2012.



She remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable – marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first Amnesty International tour and more recently, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park. She shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest the Iraq war. Her earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963, beginning a tradition of mutual mentoring that continues to this day.



Amongst the many honors bestowed upon her, she is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, the greatest honor that the Recording Academy can bestow (2007). Day After Tomorrow, her 2008 album was praised by critics and nominated for a Grammy. Its release was followed by the PBS American Masters premier of her life story, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound.



Piff The Magic Dragon


Piff The Magic Dragon




The stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) who performs jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track.



With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house.



His one-man show has had five record breaking runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two sell-out seasons at SoHo Theatre in London’s West End, a national tour of the UK and Australia.



Previously, he was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their 17 date UK tour and has just completed a six month residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in their flagship show Vegas Nocturne.



Piff is conquering TV too. Piff stole the show on ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ and in 2015 became the breakout star of the 10th season of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Howard Stern and Howie Mandel were huge fans and singled Piff out as one of the funniest and most unique acts in the history of the show. America agreed and voted Piff into the finals.





Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office (201) 227-1030



bergenPAC
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

 Photos Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC


Sunday, October 11, 2015

BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS 'MEAT LOAF'

Meat Loaf



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Meat Loaf, Thursday November 19, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the one-of-a-kind rock icon at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Some people think big. Some people think huge. And then there's Meat Loaf. For the past 40 years, he has been a towering monument on the musical landscape. His legendary 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell transformed this former stage actor into one of the great American rock 'n' roll icons. That record, with its staggering operatic sound and impassioned vocals, has sold more than 44 million albums worldwide and remains one of the best-selling albums in the world to date.



There is of course, a lot more to Meat Loaf than ‘Bat Out of Hell’. Three multi-platinum albums followed the sophomore album, including 1993’s Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (which sold 5 million in the U.S., 15 million worldwide), producing the hit, Grammy-winning single, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” a #1 single in 28 countries, earning the honor for Best Rock Vocal Performance Solo. Welcome to the Neighborhood went double-platinum in 1995, while 2003’s Couldn’t Have Said It Better earned platinum in 2003 and 2006’s Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, the third in the best-selling trilogy, nabbed platinum in 2006.



To date, Meats’ also appeared in over 60 films and television shows ranging from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crazy in Alabama, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Focus written by Arthur Miller with William Macy, Formula 1 with Sam Jackson , Fight Club with Brad Pitt to House, M.D., Masters of Horror, Hallmark's Citizen Jane, Monk, and Glee.



Meat Loaf remains a larger-than-life rock icon, whose over-the-top shows are one-of-a-kind. 


Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC

Monday, July 27, 2015

BERGEN PAC & JERSEY NATIVE ANTHONY CROUCHELLI

Anthony Crouchelli



The star of bergenPAC Performing Arts School’s AIDA is none other than New Milford native Anthony Crouchelli, playing Radames. His first role was Tony Vega in FAME right here at bergenPAC in 2011. This local triple threat performer excelling in voice, acting and dance has since become a professional. He boasts a resume that includes Collegiate, National Touring, Regional, and Off-Broadway productions. This past year he was the musical director at New Milford High School. He is now back to his roots at bergenPAC to give back to the community in which he started.



Dancing has captured a special place in his heart and now Anthony is a board member for M.O.V.E. for Autism, a non-profit organization run by dancer and CEO Nicole Johnson.



Aside from performing Anthony is also a rising producer in the Broadway community. His recent "Putting the Pieces Together" concert series have sold out at 54 Below and The Triad Theater in NYC.


Some of the Broadway talent is his concerts include two time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles), Marla Mindelle (Cinderella, Sister Act), Jessica Hendy (Aida, Cats), Heather Parcells (Soul Doctor, A Chorus Line), Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll and Hyde), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Dana Costello (Jekyll and Hyde), Blake Daniels (Spring Awakening), Paul Pilcz (Bye Bye Birdie), Mj Rodriguez (RENT), and Will Ray (Little House on The Prarie)




Each year The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents their annual summer musical featuring an all-student cast, technical crew and orchestra. Working alongside bergenPAC staff, students gain greater self-confidence and teamwork skills, and receive professional level experience that they can use in their future endeavors. Past musicals include: FAME, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, and CATS. The musical is for performers ages 13-25.



This year’s show, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). It will be located on the bergenPAC main stage at 30 N Van Brunt St in Englewood, NJ. Performance dates are Friday July 31, 2015 at 8PM, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 8PM, and Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 3PM. Tickets are $36 and $26. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



AIDA



The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together.



Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

DEEP PURPLE @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Deep Purple




Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Deep Purple, part of the Benzel-Busch Concert Series, Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operates on fresh cycles of adrenaline. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple has released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.



Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

BIG APPLE CIRCUS @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Big Apple Circus



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Big Apple Circus, Sunday, June 11th, 2015 at 1:00PM and 4:00PM. Purchase tickets to see the all new stage show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Come one, come all! on a wonderstruck journey to the circus! Big Apple Circus is proud to present an All-New stage show. In this amazing spectacular you will witness jugglers flipping fancies with abandon, clowns dishing out laughter and ear–to–ear smiles. Aerialists and acrobats serve gasps of astonishment with swirling, soaring style, and an awesome hand–balancer, perches and poses with precision and pizazz! Your unrivaled guide, the peerless Ringmaster, presents acts unimaginable even in your wildest dreams…



bergenPAC

30 North Van Brunt Street

Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 227-1030

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

BERGEN PAC CONCERT SERIES WITH SEXY JOSHUA BELL

Joshua Bell



Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp., New Jersey's premier Mercedes-Benz, Audi and smart dealership and longtime supporter of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), is proud to announce the “Benzel-Busch Concert Series.” As a supporter of arts in the community, Benzel-Busch understands the importance of
 bergenPAC to Englewood and northern New Jersey and kicks off the Series with Joshua Bell’s March 27th concert. “We are committed to bergenPAC’s success,” said J. Agresta and look forward to this Concert Series.” Concert attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest models from Benzel-Busch onsite as well as speak with knowledgeable representatives from the dealership.



Since picking up the violin at the age of 4, Bell has wowed the music world with crowd- pleasing performances that beautifully blend his flamboyant playing style with technical genius. From his Carnegie Hall debut in 1985, at age 17, to the Avery Fisher Prize he was awarded at Lincoln Center in 2007 to even more awards, Bell’s restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar." His accolades include the New York Recording Academy Honors, Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar Nominations and Awards, and he played violin for the Oscar winning score for Red Violin.



As an exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs since his first LP recording at age 18 on the Decca Label. Bell has been embraced by a wide television audience with appearances ranging from The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, and CBS Sunday Morning to Sesame Street. Bell has collaborated on many projects, including his album At Home With Friends (2009), on which he worked with Chris Botti, Sting, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Regina Spektor, Anoushka Shankar, Marvin Hamlisch and Tiempo Libre, among others.



Many will remember the interesting experiment where Bell performed incognito at a subway station in Washington, D.C. in 2007 to see who would stop to listen if they didn’t know who was playing. The story about the experiment won a Pulitzer Prize. And he wrote a lovely children’s book about that day entitled The Man With The Violin.


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

KARINA SMIRNOFF 'DANCING PROS LIVE' @ BERGEN PAC

Karina Smirnoff



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Dancing Pros Live, Monday April 13th 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to pick the winner yourself at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Karina Smirnoff from Dancing With The Stars will be the head judge! She’ll be joined by Chelsie Hightower as a competitor, and will feature Edyta Sliwinska as a guest star. These three are all pro dancers and all from “Dancing with The Stars”.



The show features Drew Lachey as the host (who is a member of 98 Degrees, the winner of the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and is the younger brother of Nick Lachey.)



For the first time pros from Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and dance champions from around the world will dance off against each other and the audience will use remotes at every seat to crown the winner. Unlike reality TV shows, there is no waiting until next week for results; the winning couple is announced at the end of the show!


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

DARLENE LOVE @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT
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Darlene Love




Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Darlene Love, Saturday, February 14th 2015 at 8 PM. Purchase tickets to see the sensational popular music star at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



What better way to celebrate VALENTINE’S DAY than with the incomparable Darlene Love! Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s ‘wall of sound’ hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. Darlene’s background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.



It’s no wonder The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Her Billboard hits include: He’s A Rebel, The Boy I’m Gonna Marry, Da Doo Ron Ron, Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home, He’s Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, a song that she performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman (December marked her 27th and final appearance as Letterman retires this year).


Thursday, December 18, 2014

MUMMENSCHANZ @ BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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HOLIDAY FAVORITES
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MUMMENSCHANZ



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mummenschanz, Friday, January 30th 2015 at 8 PM. Purchase tickets to see the pioneering performers at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. 



Since its three year run on Broadway, the Swiss theater troupe Mummenschanz has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. Formed by founding members Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch, MUMMENSCHANZ has since inspired generations of show-goers across five continents over four decades. The 'stories' told are unique in that they have no sound or music; the language of Mummenschanz is universal.



In the wordless universe of MUMMENSCHANZ, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (like toilet paper) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous “Clay Masks,” “Slinky Man” and “Giant Hands” spring to life.



By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, MUMMENSCHANZ offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.


Photo Courtesy Of: Bergen PAC

Sunday, November 02, 2014

BERGENPAC COLLECTING TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

bergenPAC Toy Drive



bergenPAC, located at 30 N Van Brunt Street in Englewood NJ is collecting toys for the Englewood Fire Deparment’s annual toy drive from November 3 until December 15th.



Bergen Performing Arts Center in conjunction with Englewood Firefighters Local 3260 and Fire Officers Local 3263, will collect TOYS for local children in need. Drop off toys at bergenPAC if you are in the neighborhood or coming to a show.



“When we started the drive 10 years ago, we served only a few families. Now it’s a city-wide effort that helps over 250 families”, said Lieutenant Ray Rodriguez of the Englewood Fire Department. “It’s a really special feeling to put a smile on a child’s face.”



As a leader in community support, bergenPAC is proud to participate in this annual event. bergenPAC provides arts programming to 30,000 schoolchildren annually to underserved students that have lost their school arts funding.


Friday, October 24, 2014

WENDY WILLIAMS @ NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS

Wendy Williams



New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark announces Wendy Williams live! See television’s syndicated talk show queen, media mogul and bestselling author Wendy Williams in the How You Laughin’ Comedy Series on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)



About Wendy Williams



Larger-than-life personality and media mogul Wendy Williams delivers non-stop laughs headlining the How You Laughin’ comedy series. Hear about her encounters with A-list celebrities when she performs live at NJPAC with her trademark “tell it like it is” humor.



The syndicated talk show queen, media mogul and bestselling author has been hailed by the New York Post as “daytime TV’s favorite guilty pleasure”. Known for her outrageous interviews, Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show, now in its sixth season with rave reviews. Wendy has appeared in many TV shows and films, including 30 Rock, Dancing with the Stars and Think Like a Man. She is the executive producer for the upcoming Lifetime film Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and will also host this year’s Soul Train Awards. Comedian and actress Luenell will be special guest opener.


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

AMERICAN IDOL'S SCOTTY MCCREERY @ BERGEN PAC

Scotty McCreery



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is proud to present American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Friday, July 11th 2014 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets for this show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



In two short years, Scotty McCreery became one of country’s hottest new stars, with album sales topping 1.6 million, including a platinum-selling debut album that made Billboard history and helped him win several new artist awards. During this whirlwind career explosion, he sang for President Barack Obama, performed the national anthem at the World Series, appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “TODAY Show,” and toured the country from coast to coast.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

LIVE AND WALKING HEROS CONCERT @ BERGEN PAC

Live



Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents American Rock Band, LIVE, with special guest Walking Heroes on Thursday, June 19th 2014 at 8pm. Be sure to reserve tickets for this spectacular show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.



Composed of lead guitarist, Chad Taylor, bassist, Patrick Dahlheimer, drummist, Chad Gracey and vocalist, Chris Shinn, Live is an American Rock Band from York, Pennsylvania. The band came together in 1988 at a middle-school talent show in their hometown. They spent their high school years together playing new wave covers and playing concerts. In 1991, the band signed their first contract to Radioactive Records.



Under their new band name, Live, the band worked with producer Jerry Harrison. Their single, “Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)” went to number nine on the Modern Rock Chart. The single was then followed by their debut album Mental Jewelry, which was released in 1991.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL PRESENTS BEYONDDANCE

beyondDANCE



The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC present the beyondDANCE end of year show entitled: Everlasting Love on Sunday, June 8th at 3:00 PM. See students perform their latest award winning ensembles including “Colorblind,” “Candyman” and “Don’t You Worry Child recently awarded by The United States Tournament of Dance Competition. Everlasting Love showcases all students in an array of ensembles including a mixture of classical and modern ballet, contemporary, jazz, ethnic, tap, hip-hop and theatre dance. Tickets for this event are $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or the Box Office located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey or by calling (201) 227-1030.



beyondDANCE



beyondDANCE is an electrifying dance program under the direction of roberta mathes. With our NYC professional and stellar faculty, beyondDANCE has had resounding success in reaching children and members of the community, offering them the opportunity to receive excellent dance training in a positive setting whether they become performing artists or simply dance for fun!