Axelrod Performing Arts Center

Beauty and the Beast: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

December 9 at 7:30PM, December10 at 3PM, December16 at 7:30PM, December17 at 3PM

Tickets: $20

Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast, the musical, features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Wolverton. Including memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast".

The story of Beauty and the Beast is set in a provincial small town in France, and features a beautiful and bright young heroine named Belle, her handsome and loutish suitor Gaston, a cursed young prince and an enchanted castle. The morals of the story are: true beauty is more than skin deep, and love has a redemptive power. A romantic fairy tale fantasy for audience of all ages!

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American Repertory Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER

December 22 & 23 at 7PM; December 23 at 2PM

Tickets: Adults $35; Senior $32; Student $25

American Repertory Ballet brings the beloved classic The Nutcracker to the stage with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, thrilling choreography and a cast of more than 100. A holiday tradition for more than 50 years, American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running The Nutcracker productions in the nation. Directed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, ARB’s professional company will be joined by select students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a perfect holiday treat for your entire family!

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THE CAPITOL STEPS: Orange Is the New Barack

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 PM

TICKETS: VIP $56, Premium $46, Regular $36

Celebrate Presidents' Day weekend with The Capitol Steps<https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Capitol-Steps/>, America's premiere political-musical-satire troupe, with its newest show Orange Is the New Barack. Driven by the national news (both fake and real), The Capitol Steps delivers hot-off-the-presses lampooning of the political climate (which ironically keeps changing!). Don't miss this troupe of professional musical theater talents, singing and dancing their way through such classics as "Rockin' Robin (Tweet Tweet)," "Don't Know Much About History" and, everyone's favorite in Moscow, "Putin on the Blitz."

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Ragtime

March 3, 10, 17, 24 at 8 PM, March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 3 PM

TICKETS: Premium Adult $42; Premium Senior $39; Regular Adult $38; Regular Senior $35

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York and yet proves both timely and brand new as reinvented by Broadway choreographer Luis Salgado, whose production of In the Heights created such a sensation at the Axelrod last season. Ragtime won the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.

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DISNEY’S NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical

June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8 PM. June 3, 10, 17 at 3 PM. June 9 & 16 at 2 PM

TICKETS: Premium Adult $45; Premium Senior $41; Regular Adult $42; Regular Senior $37; Students $29

Adapted from the Disney film, the Broadway smash hit musical Disney’s Newsies is based on the real-life NYC Newsboy Strike of 1899 with a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. While on Broadway, Newsies received 23 major theatrical nominations– including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. This high-energy big dance musical features thrilling song like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

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