Update from the CEO

Update from The Performing Arts School

Support our Community and bergenPAC

A Message from bergenPAC,

Dominic Roncace

President & CEO

June 18, 2020

Dear friends of bergenPAC,

I hope this finds you well as we head into the official start of summer this weekend. It has been encouraging to see the region begin more reopening efforts, including outdoor dining at many of our local restaurant partners. However, we know we still need to be patient and, most importantly, continue to stay safe when we leave our homes.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the theater and Performing Arts School at bergenPAC when the time is right. But for now, if you have children, I invite you to consider enrolling them our virtual summer camp. We have programs for all different ages. This can be a great time for them to explore and develop different artistic passions. See all the options at bergenpac.org/summer.

This is also a good time to acknowledge Juneteenth, which is tomorrow and commemorates the moment in history of June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers to Galveston, Texas to tell the enslaved population that the Civil War was over and they were free. It’s remarkable that this was actually more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

As you are aware, there have been weeks of protests across America and the country demanding a more just society. bergenPAC recognizes the pain and fear systemic racism causes the Black community, which we know includes some of our students, patrons, staff members and artists. We believe no one should be denied the ability or space to feel safe and respected in their daily lives. Bringing people together from all races is at the heart of bergenPAC’s mission, and we will continue to strive to do it better. 

Dominic Roncace
President & CEO

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Virtual Summer Programs

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC now offers online instruction so children can study theater, dance and music from the comfort and safety of their homes. This is a great way to keep kids engaged, while also helping them develop important life skills, like discipline, creativity and self-confidence.

A variety of virtual sessions will be held throughout the summer. To see the available programs, visit bergenpac.org/summer.

The sessions are mostly held through ZOOM to allow teachers and students to communicate in real time. Some other apps may be used depending on the program so that students and teachers can review documents and videos.

Part of bergenPAC’s mission is to make performing arts education more accessible to everyone in the community. We believe no child should be turned away because of financial hardship, so scholarships are available. See more information at bergenpac.org/scholarships.

For information on private lessons and other online programs, visit bergenpac.org/onlineclasses.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Creative Director, Alexander Diaz, at [email protected].

Ways To Help During COVID-19

1. As a nonprofit organization, your support would make a huge difference as bergenPAC works to welcome you back to your home for entertainment and culture. If you can, please consider making a donation.

2. If you purchased tickets to a show that had to be cancelled already, please consider donating the cost of your tickets or taking a credit for a future performance. Email [email protected] for more information

3. Help keep our communities strong by supporting your local restaurants during these challenging times. Visit the link below to see how you can help.

4. If you’re shopping on Amazon, choose bergenPAC to be your nonprofit recipient on AmazonSmile. It cost nothing extra for you, but will be a big boost for us. Learn more by clicking the link below to see how to make bergenPAC your selected charity.

5. Become a bergenPAC Member, which comes with great perks, or make a donation. Any amount will be a great help.

Impacted Shows

Due to the large volume of events that have been postponed or cancelled, bergenPAC requests that ticketholders please wait to be contacted regarding their ticket purchase. The postponed shows so far, along with any rescheduling updates, are:

March 11: The Robert Cray BandCANCELLED

March 12: Sir James GalwayCANCELLED

March 13: Rome & Duddy  CANCELLED

March 18: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles – Rescheduled to March 2, 2021

March 19: NJSO Presents Beethoven’s Birthday Bash  CANCELLED

March 20: Jon Secada  CANCELLED

March 21: Hairball – Rescheduled to November 5, 2020

March 22: Kyung Wha Chung  CANCELLED

March 24: Daughtry  Rescheduled to March 3, 2021

March 26: Dave Mason & John Mayall – Rescheduled to May 19, 2021

March 27: Celebrating the Boss’s 70th featuring Brian Kirk & The Jirks - CANCELLED

March 28: Bergen ROCKS: Rock and Raise  Rescheduled to August 22, 2020

March 29: Voices in Harmony – Rescheduled to May 17, 2020

April 2: NJSO presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony  CANCELLED

April 3: A Bowie Celebration Rescheduled to September 18, 2020

April 4: Jay LenoRescheduled to October 18, 2020

April 5: Melissa Etheridge Rescheduled to October 14, 2020

April 10 & 11: Scooby-Doo! & the Lost City of GoldCANCELLED

April 11: Demetri MartinRescheduled to September 29, 2020

April 17: Almost QueenRescheduled to January 8, 2021

April 18: New Jersey Ballet's Don Quixote CANCELLED

April 19: New Jersey Ballet's Cinderella CANCELLED

April 25: Art Garfunkel Rescheduled to November 20, 2020

April 26: Llama, Llama Live! CANCELLED

April 30: Ann Wilson of Heart CANCELLED

May 1: Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show – Rescheduled to January 23, 2021

May 2: The Ultimate 70s featuring Poco, Pure Prairie League & OrleansRescheduled to October 30, 2020

May 8: Victor Manuelle Rescheduled to November 28, 2020

May 9: Boyz II Men Rescheduled to October 10, 2020

May 14: Symphony X 25th Anniversary Tour Rescheduled to May 13, 2021

May 15: Dena Blizzard – One Funny Mother Rescheduled to September 24, 2020

May 16: Oh What A Night of Doo Wop & Rock N Roll Volume IVRescheduled to December 12, 2020

May 17: SinbadRescheduled to January 17, 2021

May 27: Between the Dark & Light: Gallery Series with Jay BlakesbergCANCELLED

May 29: The Real Italians of Comedy with Joe Gorga, Tammy Pescatelli and Mike Marino – Rescheduled to May 22, 2021

May 31: Baby Shark Live!Rescheduled to September 20, 2020

June 6: Just Off Broadway presents Raise the Roof CANCELLED

June 7: The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC presents Raise The Curtain IVCANCELLED

June 10: Roger McGuinn Rescheduled to October 21, 2020

June 13: The Fab FauxRescheduled to September 26, 2020

June 14: Kevin JamesRescheduled to March 13, 2021

June 15: Happy Together Tour 2020 Rescheduled to October 12, 2020

June 16: northjersey.com Sports Awards CANCELLED

June 17 & 18: Theresa Caputo Live! The ExperienceRescheduled to December 1 & 2, 2020

June 19: Jerry RiveraRescheduled to March 5, 2021

June 20: Chubby Checker & The Wildcats and Friends – POSTPONED

June 21: The MavericksRescheduled to March 17, 2021

June 25: Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie Rescheduled to September 10, 2021

June 26: El Águila Descalza: Pecao Mortal – POSTPONED

June 27: Howie MandelRescheduled to February 14, 2021

July 9: Dokken and Lynch Mob Reunion Tour 2020 Rescheduled to July 15, 2021

July 19: Straight No ChaserRescheduled to August 5, 2021

July 21: Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang Rescheduled to April 10, 2021

August 6: Dion Rescheduled to July 25, 2021

August 13: Ladies of Laughter Rescheduled to November 21, 2020

August 20: The Ultimate Michael Jackson ExperienceRescheduled to November 14, 2020

October 7: An Evening with David SedarisRescheduled to October 9, 2021

*Please note the Box Office is currently closed and our phone lines are being monitored remotely. 

  • We are currently processing refunds for cancelled shows and you should see those reflected on your credit card statement within the next few weeks. 
  • If a show has been rescheduled, your tickets are still valid for the new date. Visit bergenpac.org/covid-19-update if you are unsure of a show's new date.

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected] with the best phone number and time to contact you and someone from the Box Office will get back to you. We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you back to the theatre as soon as possible.

The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.