Axelrod Performing Arts Center


Sunday, October 8, 4 PM

TICKETS: VIP $250; Premium $144; Regular $96

The Concert of a Lifetime, Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, the founding donor of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center and a leading philanthropist in the worlds of classical music and the sciences, features one of the world’s most celebrated violinist Joshua Bell along with violinists Pamela Frank and Daniel Heifetz, pianist Julia Zilberquit, cellist Peter Wiley and other guest as well as the Smithsonian Axelrod Quartet playing on the Golden Age stringed instruments that the Axelrods donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Funds raised at this concert go toward the Herbert R. Axelrod Legacy Endowment Fund to support future programming at the theater.


KELLI O'HARA: A Gala Concert

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 PM

TICKETS: $75, $100, $125, $180 *includes pre-sho reception and post-show artist meet and greet

Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center's critically acclaimed revival of The King and I garnered her a 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. The Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County earned her Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Additionally, she starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s live telecast of Peter Pan alongside Allison Williams and Christian Borle, and on New Year’s Eve 2015, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming.

She made her Broadway debut in Jekyll & Hyde and followed it with Sondheim’s Follies, Sweet Smell of Success opposite John Lithgow, and Dracula. Kelli starred in The Light in the Piazza on Broadway in 2005 earning her first Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. She joined Harry Connick on Broadway in the 2006 Tony award-winning production of The Pajama Game, for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. Kelli starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center, enrapturing audiences and critics alike with her soulful and complex interpretation of Nellie Forbush, and garnering Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. She later teamed up with Matthew Broderick in Broadway's musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get it, earning Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, as well as the Fred Astaire Nomination for dance. 


JEKYLL & HYDE Starring Remember Jones

November 4, 17, 18 at 8 PM, November 5, 12, 19 at 3 PM, November 11 at 2 PM.

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

Conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn & Steve Cuden, Jekyll & Hyde has a book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and music by Frank Wildhorn. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde, led by “soul sensation” Remember Jones. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson with a thrilling score by Grammy- and Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn and Oscar- and Grammy-winning writer Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde includes such hits as “This Is the Moment,” “Someone Like You,” “A New Life” and “In His Eyes.” The production is being directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato.


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!



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.



Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723