An Important Message from the Axelrod PAC

Dear Axelrod Friends and Patrons,


Due to the National Emergency pertaining to the CV19 Virus, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center along with Performing Arts Centers around the country was ordered by the State of NJ to suspend operations.


Like other non-profit organizations including universities, public schools, and other service organizations, we are faced with the same crisis.  We hope that your family is healthy; your family may be feeling the impact of this national crisis as well.

We are offering an exchange of tickets and credit for gift certificates without expiration for our patrons. Patrons can also donate their purchases and receive a letter from us for tax purposes.   This will help the Axelrod PAC through this difficult period while sustaining some operations including online arts education programming for students and adults.  We plan to relaunch operations after this interim period to continue our second decade of outstanding cultural programming for our region. If you have not called the box office for an exchange or gift certificate for a ticket that you purchased,  the credit is on your account.

We truly appreciate your understanding – 732-531-9106 x14.


The Axelrod PAC is a non-profit and we count on ticket sales and donations to sustain our organization. We recognize this is a difficult time for our patrons as it is for our organization, and we hope you will support us in the coming days and weeks.  We want you to enjoy productions at APAC for years to come. If you would like to make a donation at this difficult time, please click this link!


We look forward to welcoming you back in the spring and summer. 

The Board of the Axelrod PAC wishes all our Axelrod Family good health and continued safety. 

Dr. Arthur Topilow, President

Jess Levy, CEO


Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director

A Note from Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco 


Since I began as Artistic Director five years ago, our theater has strived to celebrate the diversity of our community—choosing musicals like Ragtime, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and In the Heights and hiring fabulously talented black and brown artists not only to perform on our stage but to direct, choreograph and design our productions.


We are proud of the work we have done and we look forward to continuing it—as soon as possible! We will continue to raise our voices until we reach that day when all Americans are treated with equality, respect and dignity.

Until back at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Axelrod's APAA arts educational programs (housed at BELL WORKS of Holmdel) and APAC's Virtual Concert Series will continue our mission for enriching the lives of students, professional performers and arts enthusiasts. Please view these videos and donate to this all-important mission during these difficult times.  


APAA Summer Showcase 2020