Wednesday, April 3, 2024




Come Fly with Chris Pinnella

With Definitive Sinatra Big Band

APRIL 13 @ 8 PM



Take a journey back to 1966 with vocal powerhouse Chris Pinnella as he performs the iconic “Sinatra at the Sands” album in its entirety, backed by a 14-piece big band. The performance will take place at 8 PM Saturday, April 13 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center.

 Pinnella will perform classic Sinatra tunes, definitely arranged by Quincy Jones, including ‘Fly Me to The Moon,’ ‘Come Fly With Me,’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin.’ The concert concludes with a few bonus signature songs not on the album: ‘Lady is a Tramp,’ ‘My Way’ and, of course, ‘New York, New York.’

Pinnella, a NJ native like Old Blue Eyes himself, has known these songs since childhood. He says,  “Sinatra as an interpreter of songs is a genius. The way he relates to a lyric and sings on it has always been why he continues to endure. The music, the band, and the connection to the audience – this concert has the definitive version of each Sinatra hit.” Seamlessly capturing the essence of Sinatra, Pinnella is by no means an impersonator.

“This show is me singing Sinatra’s songs with his charts plus a big band,” he said. “We honor him by keeping his legacy and his music alive with the hope that future generations keep it. 


Don’t miss Sinatra at the Sands 




The Joni Project

APRIL 20 @ 8 PM



Get ready for an electrifying journey back in time with The Joni Project as we celebrate 50 years of Joni Mitchell's iconic album, "Court and Spark," on April 20 at 8 PM! Listen as Joni's songs are brought to life in their original open guitar tunings, including a complete album performance alongside a selection of Joni's other beloved hits. This is more than just a tribute—it's a musical revelation! With a band comprised of jazz and jam band legends, expect an evening where folk-rock meets jazz in a dazzling display of talent. This event is a must-see for Joni Mitchell fans and live music lovers.




Magical Mystery Doors

APRIL 27 @ 8 PM



They transformed the music landscape, creating anthems that resonate through time. Now, on April 27 at 8 PM, the music of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors will come alive in one electrifying night courtesy of Magical Mystery Doors! With a setlist packed with timeless hits, from psychedelic beats to rock anthems and revolutionary tunes, this tribute is more than a concert—it's a celebration of music's unparalleled power to unite. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the magic of these musical giants, Magical Mystery Doors promises a night of nostalgia, harmony, and unforgettable memories.




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Adventure calls this weekend! Don't miss your chance to set sail! Join Moana and Maui on an epic journey across the Pacific in Moana Jr. presented by the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy! Dive deep into a world where bravery and exploration come to life on stage, featuring heart-stirring songs from the beloved film, including "How Far I'll Go," "Shiny," and "You're Welcome." Escape the rain with this trip to Polynesia Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM.



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Join us for the Grand Opening of Bell Theater with celebrations of Brazilian jazz with Dr. Art Topilow and friends on Thursday night, Broadway’s three-time Tony Award winner LaChanze on Friday evening, Billy Joel’s hand-picked star of Movin’ Out Michael Cavanaugh on Saturday night and New Jersey’s own Beatles celebration, The Weeklings on Sunday afternoon.



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Coming in JUNE – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA, directed by Jose Zayas and choreographed by Kelsey Burns, starring Remember Jones as Che. 


Performances begin May 31




Coming in NOVEMBER 

The Greatest Musical of All Time Finally Comes to the Axelrod: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, a revival for all families



Playing four weeks in November!






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