Tuesday, April 23, 2024





Magical Mystery Doors

The Best of Rock in One Night:

The Doors - Led Zepplin - The Beatles


This Saturday, April 27, at 8:00 PM, relive some of rock's greatest hits at Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal. One night only, Magical Mystery Doors will unleash iconic tracks from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors!

Return to a time when rock ruled the airwaves with number-one hits like Hey Jude and Light My Fire to Stairway to Heaven, the greatest rock song to never appear on the Billboard chart. You'll hear the anthems that define a generation.

Make sure you're there to catch this electrifying concert— a celebration of the legends that shaped the soundtrack of a rock revolution. Don't let this unforgettable night of music pass you by!




World Premiere

East Carson Street is where the world changes and family comes together

Central Jersey's newest home for arts and entertainment lifts its curtain for the first time on Friday, May 3, with the world premiere of the new musical East Carson Street. Created by iconic Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky with two songs in the musical co-written by Bruce Springsteen, this is your opportunity to be one of the first to experience this powerful story. 

Set over four decades, East Carson Street reflects the American experience from the perspective of a hard-working family striving for a better tomorrow. 

Directed by Daniel Kutner and featuring a talented cast led by Tony nominated Constantine Maroulis and Teal Wicks, East Carson Street blends rock music and storytelling while exploring themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of dreams. 

Coming to Bell Theater



Bell Jazz: Let's Go To Rio!

Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm

Brazilian-American jazz diva Alexia Bomtempo joins extraordinary pianist Art Topilow and multi-award-winning jazz vocalist and saxophonist Danny Bacher for songs from the American songbook to Brazilian popular songs, including the indelible music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and more. Join us on a jazzy musical journey through Brazil. Come to Rio for a night of jazz, Bossa Nova, samba and more!


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An Evening with LaChanze

Friday, May 17, 7:00 pm

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and producer LaChanze brings her her new solo concert performance to Bell Theater. Armed with the gift for dramatic storytelling, a sultry vocal dexterity, and an unparalleled talent for bringing complex female heroines to life, LaChanze received a Tony Award as Celie in The Color Purple and was nominated for Once on This Island and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.


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Michael Cavanaugh and Band

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 pm

Michael Cavanaugh, called “the New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook” by Billboard magazine, is a charismatic performer and musician best known for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out. Billy Joel handpicked Cavanaugh to star in Movin’ Out, and he evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man himself. He appeared in the show for three years with over 1,200 performances, and received multiple accolades, including a Tony nomination.


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The Weeklings: BEATLESBASH

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 pm

Join us for a joyously rocking celebration of the timeless music of The Beatles featuring the incredible 10-piece Horns & Strings Orchestra. Beginning with the Beatle’s Ed Sullivan years, the show takes you on a trip through the psychedelically tinged, musically sophisticated songs from their later albums including Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album, the seminal Abbey Road, and Let It Be.


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Summer Concerts at

Axelrod Performing Arts Center



Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John

Thursday, June 20, 8:00 pm

Don't miss this full concert tribute, complete with costumes and stage antics! Every detail of an actual Elton John show is presented in a way that will have Elton fans screaming for more!


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Best of the Eagles

Thursday, June 27, 8:00 pm

Best of the Eagles is one of the most exact interpretations of the Eagles' music in America, authentically recreating the songs, the music, the vocals and the magical aura of, arguably, America’s greatest rock band. 


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Taylor Simon King

Thursday, July 11, 8:00 pm

Taylor Simon King celebrates the lives and careers of three iconic American singer/songwriters, James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Carole King, with unique arrangements, fan favorites, and engaging storytelling with multimedia projections.


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