News & Updates

bergenPAC Closes in on Relief Fund Goal

Keep bergenPAC’s mission strong and secure its role as a cultural beacon

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Free Classes at the Performing Arts School’s Open House

Families are invited to visit the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC this week for its Fall Open House. Kids can enjoy free trial classes on Thursday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 10., whether they are new or returning students.

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Show Choir Helps Englewood Health’s Vaccine Campaign

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC teamed up with Englewood Health to help promote the value in getting vaccinated against COVD-19 to local teens.  

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bergenPAC is Back!

As the summer heats up, bergenPAC is excited to announce that it will soon reopen the theater after being forced dark for more than 15 months. Preparations are underway to once again bring the lights up on the Taub Stage starting Sunday, Aug. 15 when heavy metal icons Queensrÿche kick off the new season.

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Students Share Their Art Inspired by Racial Justice Discussions

In response to the racial violence and protests occurring throughout the country last year, a group of local teens from diverse racial, economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds discussed the ongoing issues

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bergenPAC Board Transitions Leadership as it Looks Ahead

Frank Huttle III, Founder of the Bergen Performing Arts Center Board of Trustees, is proud to announce that Robert Cook will serve as Board Chairman for 2021. 

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Wellington Holds Virtual Jewelry Sale to Benefit Scholarships

Acclaimed jewelry designer Norma Wellington will present her annual Fine Jewelry Holiday Show virtually Wednesday, December 9 at 11:30 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s scholarship program. 

Wellington will be live on Zoom from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. here Then the sale continues until 7 p.m. on her website:

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Summer Musical Alumna Zegler Appears in Vogue

Rachel Zegler, who played Maria in The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC’s 2017 summer musical West Side Story, was recently featured in Vogue in anticipation of her upcoming star turn in the same role in Steven Spielberg’s film remake.

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A Peek Behind The Curtain: The History of bergenPAC

bergenPAC sits in a building with close to a century’s worth of history. While the name on the facade has changed through the years, there were two constants. It has been a cultural beacon and economic anchor for Englewood and the surrounding region. And whenever it falters financially, a group of dedicated residents make it their mission to keep the arts alive in their community.

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Russell Berrie Foundation Funds Racial Justice Visual Arts Program

The arts can be an incredible way for young people to process emotions and make sense of what’s happening in the world. Thanks to support from The Russell Berrie Foundation, the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC will add a visual arts element to Bergen Family Center’s Racial Justice Institute.

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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.