Axelrod Performing Arts Center


The Axelrod’s Youth Performing Arts Program consists of the Rising Stars Youth Program, directed by Lisa Goldfarb, and the newly launched APAC Players, a mentor-student program for high school students. Rising Stars produces two stage musicals a year, opened to young people from ages 8 to 17. APAC Players produces one musical, student-run with the assistance of professional theater mentors.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The Broadway Musical

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!





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