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Spotlight On BergenPAC Shows This December

Spotlight On BergenPAC Shows This December

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- bergenPAC has something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season, starting with New Jersey Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Then crooners like Michael Bolton, The Irish Tenors and The Midtown Men sing Christmas favorites, while saxophonist Kenny G puts a contemporary spin on the classics. The Wizards of Winter perform a Christmas-themed rock opera. And closing out the season is the one and only Darlene Love singing her iconic anthem “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

December 4-5 and 1:00pm & 4:30pm -New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker. New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences for more than half a century with its spectacular performances. Audiences of all ages will feel the holiday magic when these iconic toys come alive in beautiful fashion and dance to the beloved music of this timeless tale. Tickets range from $19-$49.

Tuesday, December 7 at 8:00pm - Michael Bolton: Greatest Hits and Holiday FavoritesMichael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and humanitarian, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities. Celebrating 50 years of contributions to the entertainment industry, Bolton’s most recent release A Symphony of Hits, a No. 1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart, is a collection of his favorite greatest hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra. Bolton will perform his most-loved classics with a selection of holiday favorites. Tickets range from $49 - $129.

Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00pm - The Midtown Men – Holiday Hits ShowThe Midtown Men, reuniting stars from the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, will ring in the Christmas season this year with their Holiday Hits show. This evening of songs and stories will feature iconic Yuletide classics such as "Winter Wonderland," "Let It Snow," and "Have Yourself  a Merry Little Christmas," as well as their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll hits of the 1960s. The popular vocal group will treat their audiences to the songs of The Beatles, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, and more! Additionally, The Midtown Men will perform their holiday single, "All Alone on Christmas," which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen's The E Street Band. Come celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year" with these seasoned Broadway veterans! Tickets range from $39 - $89.

Thursday, December 9 at 8:00pm - The Irish Tenors with members of New Jersey Symphony OrchestraGet in the spirit of the season when The Irish Tenors are joined by members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for a festive night of traditional and secular holiday songs. From “O! Holy Night” to “White Christmas” to “Jingle Bell Rock,” The Irish Tenors keep audiences of all ages enchanted from the first note to the final ovation. Tickets range from $39 - $99.

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Wednesday, December 15 at 8:00pm - Wizards of WinterA holiday rock event for the whole family featuring former members of classic rock bands like The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Def Leppard, The Irish Tenors Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper Band. The group’s holiday rock opera, The Christmas Dream, is based around the music of their self-titled CD and their albums The Magic of Winter and A Christmas Dream. This 12-member ensemble boasts soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, powerful percussion and stunning keyboard work, layered around a rich storyboard that evokes December’s past! Tickets range from $29 - $49.

Saturday, December 18 at 8:00pm - Kenny G – The Miracles Holiday and Hits TourIn a recording career that spans almost three decades, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G blends elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation, solidifying his spot as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Expect an evening filled with a festive spirit and contemporary classics.  Tickets range from $39 - $99.

Wednesday, December 22 at 8:00pm - Darlene LoveSince the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” hit factory, Darlene Love has captivated audiences worldwide with her powerhouse voice. Her background vocals as a lead member of The Blossoms for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Love’s hits include: “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and, of course, the #1 holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” See her return to bergenPAC as she helps bring in the holiday season. Tickets range from $29 - $69.

Tickets for all shows are available at: www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office at (201) 227-1030.

Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey. Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat venue is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.

originally published: 12/01/2021

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