Thursday, March 17, 2022

“Performance of a Lifetime” RAVES FOR “BRIDGES”





“The Performance of a Lifetime”


Something from a Dream - "The Bridges of Madison County" Makes Beautiful Music at Axelrod PAC


Hunter Foster’s production of The Bridges of Madison County at the Axelrod PAC opened last weekend to standing ovations and rave reviews.

Erica Handel 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."


Starring as 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.”

Also 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.”


Vocal 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."

The Bridges of Madison County continues 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.”





When Movie Musicals Meet the Ballet

Something's Coming...April 8-10


Join Axelrod 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 performers!



All patrons 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.