Update from the CEO

Update from The Performing Arts School

Support our Community and bergenPAC

A Message from bergenPAC,

Dominic Roncace

President & CEO

Dear friends of bergenPAC,

I hope this finds you well. I have to say it was great to see Governor Phil Murphy reopen the Jersey Shore heading into Memorial Day Weekend. Summer will be here soon, and that is certainly an encouraging step. However, we know patience is so important right now as we work together to stay safe.

This summer can still be full of fun as I am excited to share that the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC will offer a variety of virtual summer camps and classes for all ages. There will be two musical theater programs for younger and older students, dance intensives for pre-teens and teens and evening dance workshops that are open to all ages – even adults. Teens who hope to take their love of the performing to the next level will appreciate our special college audition workshop. And of course, our popular Early Childhood Music sessions will continue so parents can enjoy bonding with their children as they develop their motor and social skills. 

You can see the full list of what we have planned at bergenpac.org/summer.

I look forward to welcoming you all back to the theater when the time is right. New shows are being announced while we reschedule others. You can buy your tickets with confidence, knowing that if a show is cancelled, you will always have the option for a refund or premium credit to another performance.

For now, please continue to stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

Dominic Roncace
President & CEO

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Begins Online Instruction

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 right now, while also helping them develop important life skills, like discipline, creativity and self-confidence. 

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.

The classes work through ZOOM which allows teachers and students to communicate in real time. Also used is Google Classroom to share information and upload videos for student preparation and teacher review. Some other apps may be used depending on the program, like private lessons. 

Some classes are already in session, but it’s not too late for new students to sign up and join the fun.

Classes that were in session are now continuing, but it's not too late for new students to sign up and join the fun. For more information and a listing of current classes, please 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 November 13, 2020

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 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 11, 2020

June 26: El Águila Descalza: Pecao Mortal – POSTPONED

June 27: Howie MandelRescheduled to February 14, 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

*The Box Office windows are temporarily closed. Please email [email protected] with detailed information about the show or tickets in question. The Box Office is open for phone calls from 1pm-3pm, Monday to Friday, at 201-227-1030. Messages will be returned, but emails can expect a quicker response.

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.