Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

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The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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AXCBT presents The Nutcracker ROCKS

December 20 at 8PM

December 21 at 1PM, 4PM & 8PM

December 22 at 1PM & 4PM


TICKETS: Premium Adult $54; Regular Adult $48; Premium Senior $46; Regular Senior $40; Students $26

A holiday event for the whole family, The Nutcracker ROCKS is a mixture of high-power music and dance that will transport you to a land of brave toy soldiers and sweet sugar plum fairies. Based on Hoffman’s original story, choreographer Gabriel Chajnik translates the Victorian-era Nutcracker from the bustles and ruffles of the 1890s to contemporary times in this premiere from the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater. Clara’s rocker Uncle Dross, played by Matteo DeBenedetti, shakes things up when he shows up to a distinguished Manhattan holiday party with his electric guitar and his amazing toys, igniting the imagination of people young and old. The beloved Tchaikovsky score is reimagined in collaboration with renowned rockers Alex Rosamilia and Alex Levine, members of The Gaslight Anthem. The Nutcracker ROCKS is destined to become a Jersey Shore staple for many holidays to come.  LEARN MORE

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The Capitol Steps

PERFORMANCE: Saturday, February 15, 8pm


VIP: $56, Premium Adult: $46, Regular Adult: $38


The Capitol Steps, America’s political musical satire troupe that has been putting the “mock” in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to the Axelrod for their annual Presidents’ weekend performance. With the 2020 Presidential election season starting to percolate, their new show The Lyin’ Kings couldn’t be more timely.  What better time to see The Capitol Steps than right after the Iowa caucus and a couple of weeks prior to Super Tuesday?! The show will include the latest songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”).  Though no one knows what 2020 will bring, but whether it’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) or Adam Schiff, The Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it!  Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican (or somewhere in-between), if you’ve ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless…this is the show for you!  LEARN MORE

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

Book by Dennis Kelly 

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: March 6, 12, 19, 20 at 7:30 PM; March 7, 14, 21 at 2 PM; March 7, 14, 21 at 8 PM; March 8, 15, 22 at 3 PM; March 12, 18, 19 at 1 PM


WEEKDAYS: Premium Adult: $62, Regular Adult: $55, Premium Senior: $54, Regular Senior: $47

SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS: Premium Adult: $67, Regular Adult: $60, Premium Senior: $59, Regular Senior: $52


Based on the popular children’s book of the same name by British writer Roald Dahl, best known for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the award-winning musical that has captivated the world since created by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Matilda the Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards including five Tony Awards. LEARN MORE


Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).


Book, Music and Lyrics by

Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: May 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 PM; May 30, June 6, 13 at 2 PM; May 30, June 6, 13 at 8 PM; May 31, June 7, 14 at 3 PM; June 4, 10, 11 at 1 PM


WEEKDAYS: Premium Adult: $62, Regular Adult: $55, Premium Senior: $54, Regular Senior: $47

SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS: Premium Adult: $67, Regular Adult: $60, Premium Senior: $59, Regular Senior: $52


The source for the greatest movie musical of all time, Grease continues to be the favorite of audiences of all ages. Revisit Danny Zuko, the head greaser, and his love interest, good girl Sandy Dumbrowski along with the Pink Ladies and Burger Palace Boys of Rydell High. This 1950s singing and dance extravaganza includes stage and film favorites including “Greased Lightnin’, “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “You’re the One that I Want.” LEARN MORE


Grease is presented by special arrangement of Samuel French, a Concords Theatrical Company.

42nd Street

Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Al Dubin,

Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES: November 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 PM; November 7, 14, 21 at 2 PM, November 7, 14, 21 at 8 PM; November 8, 15, 22 at 3 PM; November 12, 18, 19 at 1 PM


WEEKDAYS: Premium Adult: $62, Regular Adult: $55, Premium Senior: $54, Regular Senior: $47

SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS: Premium Adult: $67, Regular Adult: $60, Premium Senior: $59, Regular Senior: $52


Come meet those tap-dancing feet! Inspired by Busby Berkeley’s famous show-business movie musical, 42nd Street tells the story of aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, PA, to land her first big job in the big city. When leading lady Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle and can’t go on, the director Julian Marsh asks Peggy to step in and tap her way into history. 42nd Street boasts one of the great theater scores of all time, including such standards as “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and, of course, the title song “Forty-Second Street.”  LEARN MORE

42nd Street is presented by special arrangement of Tams-Witmark, a Concord Theatricals Company.

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Groups of 10 or more are welcome to experience professional musicals and concerts at the beautiful Axelrod theater. The Axelrod PAC is the newest professional theater in New Jersey, and our patrons rave over the value of seeing the best musical-theater productions on the Jersey Shore at reasonable prices. The Group ticket prices simply cannot be beaten!


Adult Group Tickets start as low as $37. Certain shows offer Student Group Tickets as low as $28. Groups that book early receive the best possible seats in the house.

Call or email Lauryn Herchakowski – / (732) 757-1185 or Suzanne Restivo to arrange your group's next performance date at or (732) 646-1964.