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February 24 (7:30PM - preview), February 25 (2PM - preview and 8PM), February 26 (3PM), March 1 (1PM), March 3 (7:30 PM), March 4 (2PM and 8PM),March 5 (3PM), March 8 (1PM), March 10 (7:30 PM), March 11 (2PM and 8PM), March 12 (3PM)


Weekday Adult: Premium $59, Regular $54, Standard $45 • Weekend (Sat/Sun) Adult: Premium $65, Regular $60, Standard $51

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Student: $32 • Group (10 or more): Premium $52 and Regular $47 (no fees)

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February 24 (preview) —  March 12, 2023
Directed by Evelyn Collins • Choreographed by Dormeshia
Music Directed by Dan Wells

Music by Judd Woldin • Lyrics by Robert Brittan
Book by Robert Nemiroff & Charlotte Zaltzberg

The Tony Award-winning RAISIN is a lost gem of a musical  tale that explores the American Dream and the bonds of family, trust, and love. With its powerful use of song, dance, and drama, Raisin captivates audiences and with its soulful, soaring score.


Based on the American classic A Raisin in the Sun, the musical Raisin stars Fredi Walker-Brown, Joanne in the original Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize Award- winning Rent. Production Consultant, two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad and director Evelyn Collins, founder of the Denzel Washington School of the Arts, combine their talents to create "the hit of the season"!


Praised by The New York Times' Clive Barnes as "perhaps even better than the play," Raisin promises to be the most-talked about event of New Jersey's Black History Month observations. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this worthy Tony-winning musical about  family's pursuit of a better life…  a musical that will appeal to both fans and newcomers of this inspiring story. 




Lena Younger

Fredi is best known for creating the role of JoAnne Jefferson in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT!  Most recently, she appears as “Ghost” in HBO’s SEARCH PARTY, Beverly” in Rebecca Miller’s MAGGIE’S PLAN and “Shay” in Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning series THE BIG C.  Latest directing projects include: THE COLOR PURPLE and Bob Stewart’s LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY. She is proud to be a Teaching Artist and the creator of THE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR ACTORS SERIES. Fredi is currently the voice of the WICKED campaign!  Songs from her new album #1PEOPLE1PLANET are now streaming everywhere.


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Ruth Younger

Gia Ware, a performing artist for over 20 years, is a graduate of Montclair State University, with a B.F.A. in Theatre. Starting at the young age of 8, She got her start as a vocalist at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night. She's been seen in Off-Broadway, Regional, and International Productions around the World. Countries have included the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, France, Taiwan and more. Favorite Show's Include : National/International Tour of Dreamgirls, Aida, and Little Shop of Horrors. In 2015 She starred in the revised production of “Little Rock” leading to winning the 2015 Barrymore Award. As a vocalist she's been featured with VH1 events, Summerstage, Classical Choirs, and Live Bands throughout the Tri- State Area. Her animated series, “Gia’s World” can be seen on Youtube. "My everything is dedicated to my Husband and Children, To God Be The Glory, Forever and Ever... AMEN."


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Karl Linder

Burt is a nationally recognized Grammy award-winning recording artist, songwriter, producer, and recording engineer. Off-Broadway, regional and community theatre: My Wonderful Day, I Don't Know Why, South Pacific, La Cage aux Folles, Ragtime, 42nd Street, Oklahoma, Le-
gally Blonde, Scrooge
. Film: The Vow, Requiem, Liberty & Justice. Burt also owns BC Szerlip Insurance Agency, a multi-line insurance agency providing insurance nationwide. He is on the Board of the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. Thank you, Dr. Collins and Andrew DePrisco for this fantastic opportunity to be part of this amazing cast and production. Stay tuned
for Burt's 8th album pop release "Coming Together" scheduled for May 2023.


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Eric R.

Walter Lee Younger

Eric R. Williams is a proud native of Atlanta, Georgia. Exposed to the arts at the ripe age of 6, Eric found himself in complete love with the arts, heavily influenced by the likes of Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston.


Eric began formally training in Drama & Musical Theatre in the Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia, a critically acclaimed public school, boasting a notable alumni roster inclusive of OutKast's Big Boi & André 3000, Xscape, D. Woods of Danity Kane, SNL's Keenan Thompson, Broadway stars Saycon Sengbloh, Sahr Ngaujah, Jahi Kearse, Joaquina Kalukango & many others. 


Eric enrolled into the Musical Theatre program at Howard University in Washington, DC, performing in numerous productions as a student & worked and trained under the likes of legendary Howard Alumnae actors Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen & Lynn Whitfield.

Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude with his BFA in Musical Theatre & went on to make his professional theatre debut at DC's Studio Theatre in the regional premiere of Stew's Passing Strange. 


Eric made his New York City debut in the Public Theater's 2012 Shakespeare In the Park production of Into The Woods alongside Academy Award Winner Amy Adams, Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy and Tony Award winner & Emmy-nominated Denis O'Hare. 


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Travis Younger

Ethan is 12 years old and excited to return to the stage as Travis Younger for the historic 50th Anniversary of Raisin the Musical!  Most recently, he made his Paper Mill Playhouse debut in The Sound of Music. Other credits:  Broadway: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Off-Broadway: 38th Marathon at Ensemble Studio Theatre.  Workshop: Pride - A New Musical. Forever grateful to God, the cast and crew of Raisin and Axelrod PAC, Barry Kolker, Lisa Calli, Mom, Dad, Jordan, Ava, Gigi, coaches, friends, and family for their love and support! Dream big! @ethanwjoseph



Alexandria Reese

Beneatha Younger

Alexandra is a Chicago Native, based in NYC and a recent graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Her most recent credits include Sarah in Call Me From the Grave, an original Off-Broadway musical, Mayme in Intimate Apparel, Soul Girl and featured dancer in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Lois in A Chorus Line. She loves her family and thanks them for their support along with the wonderful directors giving her the opportunity to tell this iconic story of A Raisin In The

on IG @aleexreese


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MOZIAH is honored to be a part of this cast. Raised in Somerset County, MOZIAH is a proud alum of SCVTHS’ Theatre Arts Program, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Stonestreet Studios), and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Past Theatre credits include: Hair (Hud, Phoenix Productions), In The Heights (Usnavi, Clubhouse) and RENT (Collins, NYU Tisch). Screen Credits include: Pokemon Sun and Moon: Ultra Legends, and Netflix’s Insiders. As a recording artist, MOZIAH has gained over three million streams on all major streaming platforms, partnered with brands such as Headspace and HyperX and has recently performed at SXSW and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

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