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HOLLYWOOD, TOVAH FELDSHUH, TOPILOW, THE ADDAMS & GREASE @ the Axelrod PAC in Deal Park!
SOMETHING’S COMING… This Weekend!
A Concert Event with Song and DANCE!
April 8, 8pm
April 9, 2pm
own ballet company, the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater,
presents SOMETHING’S COMING, a concert with the
professional dancers of AXCBT and featuring two West Side
Story favorites, Evy Ortiz (who played
Maria in the National Tour) and David Smolokoff (who
played Tony in the Axelrod’s award-winning production).
Click Evy and David's Photos to Hear
Classic Broadway Songs
Performed by These Two Incredible
and suites from favorite Hollywood musicals—including West
Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, An American in Paris, The Music Man,
The Sound of Music and many more, Something’s
Comingis directed and choreographed by AXCBT’s
director Gabriel Chajnik.
This is the
dance event that musical theater lovers have been waiting for!
this weekend only—Friday, April 8, 7 PM, Saturday, April 9, 2 PM
& 8 PM, and Sunday, April 10, 3 PM.
24, 29, 30 at 7 PM, June 25 at 2 PM and 8 PM, June 26 at 3 PM
is pleased to be premiering a hilarious, high-energy, swinging new
musical,A MONKEY AND ME: Stories I Never Told My
Motherby award-winning Broadway writer, Jonathan
Brielle Holtzman (Foxfire, Himself and Nora),
headlining alongside six-time Emmy and Tony nominee, Tovah
Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony, Pippin, Becoming Dr. Ruth),
in his semi-autobiographical musical about growing up in Asbury Park,
wrestling with gangsters, two ex-wives, a monkey from his Las Vegas
extravaganza, and, of course, his overbearing theatrical Jewish
mother….all in the name of learning to love yourself to find love.
Directed and choreographed by Kelli Barclay (associate
on 42nd Street), A Monkey and Me may
make you laugh and consider all the things you should tell your
On Sunday, April 24, jazz
pianist Dr. Art Topilow and Broadway, rock and pop
vocalist Deb Lyons team up for I FEEL THE
EARTH MOVE, a varied program of popular music and
standards…from Gershwin, Porter and Johnny Mercer to Carole King,
Jimmy Webb and Billy Joel. Deb Lyons, who appeared on Broadway and
the West End in Smokey Joe’s Café and starred as
Lucy in the first National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde, will
be backed by Dr. Topilow and a jazzy quartet of all-star musicians.
Players—students from the Axelrod Performing Arts
Academy--presents The Addams Family on the
stage of the Vogel Auditorium. America’s favorite
“creepy and kooky” family, The Addams Family was a
hit TV series in the 1960s and the subject of five Hollywood films.
The musical by Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa is
based on Charles Addams’ original single-panel cartoons and focuses
on an 18-year-old Wednesday who has fallen in love with a “normal”
teenager from Ohio and the chaos that ensues as the Addams face the
possibility of changing their traditional macabre ways. The
Addams Family is directed and choreographed by Michael
LaFleur with music direction by Michael Gilch.
And don’t forget…GREASE IS FINALLY
COMING THIS SUMMER!
“We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,”
June 3 – 19,
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, GREASE is
the word this summer! Rescheduled from spring of 2020, America’s
favorite 1950s musical GREASE is finally
taking the stage at the Vogel Auditorium, under the direction and
choreography of Lisa Stevens (Broadway & West
End’s Chicago, 9 to 5) with music direction by Logan
Medland. When the Broadway musical was transformed into a
Hollywood spectacular starring John Travolta and Olivia
Newton-John, Grease became a cultural phenomenon
and the musical continues to break records in the box office—because
it’s that much fun…and we LOVE every song!The show runs
June 3 through June 19….stay tuned for the full cast announcement and
VERY SPECIAL TEEN ANGEL!
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.