(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey, will hold its annual gala, a special evening with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Sunday, October 15, 2023 starting at 5:00pm. Honoring Lloyd Rosenberg AIA, President & CEO of DMR Architects and Liz Corsini MPH, Nonprofit Executive Leader; Hosted By Emmy Award Broadcast Journalist Lori Stokes.
The original Jersey boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, synonymous with New Jersey, a group that is an American treasure, will perform many of their unforgettable, timeless hits "Sherry," "Walk Like A Man," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December '63 - Oh What A Night," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," and more.
Valli is in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010.
bergenPAC will honor Lloyd Rosenberg, AIA President & CEO of DMR Architects, set to receive The Standing Ovation Award. He is the driving force behind the firm whose vision executed the recent renovations at bergenPAC, transforming the performing arts center into a modern state of the art cultural center while preserving its historical brilliance.
Liz Corsini, MPH, Nonprofit Executive Leader, will receive The Legends Award. Liz Corsini's partnership with bergenPAC and Bergen Family Center during the pandemic brought a wide range of essential programs to the community, benefiting individuals of all ages. Corsini worked with bergenPAC's Performing Arts School, assisting in executing bergenPAC’s mission of bringing arts education to underserved communities during the pandemic.
bergenPAC's Board Chair Valerie V. Huttle shares, “bergenPAC’s gala is our major celebration of and for empowering the arts in our communities, achieving our mission that the arts should be accessible to all, regardless of background or circumstance. Through our fundraising efforts, we strive to create and sustain life-changing arts education programs and world class entertainment that are inclusive and available to everyone.”
bergenPAC’s gala is an experience designed to celebrate the majesty of bergenPAC's arts education programs, achievements, and the joys of coming together. Be part of an evening that encapsulates elegance, allure, and a touch of magic. Get ready to be swept away into a world of culture and enchantment, where the memories made will linger long after the night has drawn to a close.
Tickets are available for purchase online. Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is located at 30 North Van Brunt Streetin Englewood, New Jersey.
Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. The theater’s legacy started in 1926 when it opened as the Englewood Plaza movie theater. United Artists purchased the building in 1967 and kept the doors open until 1973. Through the efforts of a group of local citizens under the leadership of John Harms, the John Harms Center came to life in 1976. In 2003, a small group of dedicated individuals led by Frank Huttle III helped preserve this special theater and rechristened it the Bergen Performing Arts Center. The historic Art Deco-style theater boasts one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, attracting 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, reaches 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. Through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons, the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School can thrive and enrich our community.
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a theater of and for the community it serves throughout northern New Jersey by leading the way with a creative focus, educational resource, and engine of economic vitality. A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building an innovative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students. bergenPAC's Performing Arts School is the areas' leading cultural and arts educational institution in Northern New Jersey, which shall guide and liberate the imagination of our youth and expand the lives of our adults.