Wednesday, October 20, 2021





Mike Ferlita stars as Calogero


TV's Mike Keller debuts as Sonny

A Bronx Tale, based on Chazz Palminteri’s autobiographical play, is set in an Italian-American neighborhood in the racially charged 1960s. 

The film and Broadway original was directed by Robert De Niro. 

A Bronx Tale, with a Motown/early rock-inflected score by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors), is the captivating story of an Italian-American kid torn between following the working-class family values as instilled in him by his father and the compelling world of organized crime, introduced to him by the mob boss who becomes his father figure. 

A Bronx Tale is being directed by Richard H. Blake, star of the original Broadway production as well as Jersey Boys, Rent, Wicked and Legally Blonde.






The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is thrilled to be welcoming international jazz sensation The Manhattan Transfer to the theater at Bell Works for a special concert at 8 PM on Saturday, November 20, dedicated to the late Anne Vogel, our dear friend, philanthropist and patron of the arts. Winners of over ten Grammy Awards, The Manhattan Transfer tops the charts as one of the most successful vocal groups, with over two dozen albums released over the course of their half century in the music business. Whether jazz, swing, rhythm and blues or pop, the quartet’s vocal stamp is unmistakable. Today’s group includes Cheryl BentyneTrist Curless, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel.




Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater invites you to a bewitching evening of dance, inspired by some of your favorite horror classics! Join us for Dance theater works inspired by the novel Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hitchcock's The Birds, and a new take on the Ballet Giselle.  Directed by Gabriel Chajnik, with special guest actor William King.

Script by Jason Cohen and Gabriel Chajnik.

The show also includes a performance by our Axelrod Performing Arts Academy students, featuring live music by New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Soeda.

Performances will be held at the Theater at Bell Works.




Presented by the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy, The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg, TV’s number-one kids’ show for over 20 years. The Broadway production—which The New York Times called “brilliant”—was a surprise to children and adults alike! 

This production, directed by Broadway’s original Mrs. Puff, Abby C. Smith, takes place in Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob and his undersea cohorts face imminent annihilation. Thanks to the power of optimism (and musicals!), a new hero arises and the world is saved. 

With a score by some of the great pop songwriters of the past 50 years, The SpongeBob Musical is the hippest kids’ musical to ever open on Broadway.







The Axelrod is introducing the SEASON PASS (for 6 tickets or 10 tickets) that is good for Premium seats for any musical in the 2021-2022 season. You can mix and match tickets, use the tickets for friends, come to multiple performances of the same show, or spread them out over all four shows.

As if you couldn’t ask for anything more, the prices per ticket are as low as $37.50 for the Season Pass (10) and $46 for the Season Pass (6). Tickets may be selected for either weekdays or weekends, and you don’t have to commit to your performances until you’re ready. PLUS there are no box office fees when you purchase a Season Pass!



A Season Pass is good for these four musicals: A BRONX TALE, The MUSICAL: October 29 through November 14, 2021, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: March 11 through 27, 2022, GREASE: June 3 through 19, 2022 and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA: November 5 through 27, 2022.

Not only will you save up to 48% off the ticket price, you are supporting the return of live theater and music to our community!

The Season Pass offer is only being offered through November 14, so NOW is the time to take advantage of this fantastic offer.







Meet the Artists Opening Reception:

(Proof of Vaccination Required to attend Reception)

Saturday, October 30, 6:30-8pm.

Exhibit Runs October 30-December 26