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production of The Bridges of Madison County at the Axelrod PAC opened last
weekend to standing ovations and rave reviews.
in Broadway World pronounced the musical “the performance of a
lifetime”: “Those who are lucky enough to see The Bridges of Madison County at Axelrod Performing Arts
Center will experience the performance of a lifetime. Hunter Foster
directs a production with excellent actors, beautiful music, and a
story that will resonate with audiences for years to come."
Francesca, Kate Baldwin, two-time Tony nominee (Hello,
Dolly! opposite Bette Midler) makes an auspicious Axelrod
debut. “Baldwin's soft, soprano voice filled the entire theater, and
easily roped audiences into Francesca's story.”
debuting at the Axelrod, Aaron Lazar delivers
powerful vocals and an open-hearted portrayal of National Geographic
photographer Robert Kincaid. “The Cherry Hill, New Jersey native's
singing voice was worth the price of admission alone.”
highlights include both favorite duets “Falling into You” and “A
Million Miles to Go,” as well as their solos “Almost Real” and “It
All Fades Away,” about which Handel says, Baldwin and Lazar “put
their own stamp on the renditions of these classic
songs….and gave a powerful lasting impression. The
Broadway veterans have a natural chemistry onstage, which worked well
and made it easy for them to carry the show."
of Madison Countycontinues through March 27, and there are good
seats available for most performances. Handel concludes, “Anyone who has the opportunity to
see this musical in person will love every minute of it.”
Contemporary Ballet Theater this April for Something's Coming,
a program of suites from iconic musicals, including An
American in Paris, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on
the Roof, and more! Directed and choreographed by Gabriel
Chajnik, Something's Coming will feature the
professional dancers of AXCBT, guest artists, and Broadway
are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination and valid ID.
Masks are required for everyone in the arts center. All tickets are
refundable and exchangeable up until the day of performance. The
Axelrod promotes a NO RISK policy for all ticket purchasers. Please
check the Axelrod website for our most up-to-date COVID protocols,
which could change by performance dates.