bergenPAC Spotlight Grand Opening Season 2023-24

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My fellow lovers of the arts,

Welcome to bergenPAC! Thank you for being here! Phase one of our renovations and restoration are now complete! We have been working hard to make your memories last a lifetime!

Thanks to the tenacity and dedication of our Founder, Frank Huttle III, President of the Board, Bob Cook, and the Board of Trustees, we are sitting here today! Their passion for bergenPAC is motivating and inspiring for everyone. A very special thank you to our generous individual donors, corporate and foundation partners, and you, our patrons for supporting our Capital Campaign.

In August of 2022, I was appointed the new Executive Director after serving 12 years as the Director of Education and Outreach of this incredible organization. I walked into our temporary offices in the dressing rooms, paced through the demolished lobby, and stood in an empty theater filled with scaffolds and paint buckets. I was filled with hope and excitement. I knew the future was bright as I envisioned thousands of you, our patrons, walking through the doors and having the experience of a lifetime.

As we forge our way into the future our goal is to continue to make LIVE performing arts and arts education accessible to everyone! Our lineup of artists is extremely diverse, offering incredible experiences in all artistic genres. The stage offers more than just a show, it symbolizes hope for young artists training at our performing arts school. The Performing Arts School is fully immersed with a professional faculty who nurture and train our students in dance, music and theater to be the stars of tomorrow. Our scholarship fund ensures that no child is turned away due to an inability to pay. Through our Beyond bergenPAC program we bring arts education to schools and organizations across the state. We are here to make OUR HOME | YOUR HOME. This is the heart of our mission as a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization.

There are many ways for you to get involved with bergenPAC, from attending shows and taking classes, to becoming a member or treating your loved ones to a family membership. bergenPAC is back and can make it happen!

We appreciate you joining us today for the next chapter in bergenPAC’s story.

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Bergen Performing Arts Center – Our Home, Your Home

I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Board of Trustees Chair.

I have been part of the bergenPAC family since its inception and maintained a strong passion to keep the arts alive and accessible in our community throughout my career in public service.

In 2003, as Chairwoman to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I assisted in establishing bergenPAC after the John Harms Theater closed its doors. Having served eight terms in the New Jersey State Assembly, I was a member of the Gaming, Tourism, and Arts Committee and an ex-officio for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

bergenPAC was founded to be your home for live entertainment and quality arts education. Its mission is to make the arts more accessible. However, we are much more than a theater! The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC nurtures 1,000 students in a variety of disciplines and has an educational outreach program that impacts another 15,000 students in districts across the state.

In keeping with our mission, our scholarship fund ensures that no child is ever turned away because they cannot afford the full tuition. Another highlight is Voices in Harmony, a unique program that holds workshops for students with special needs and culminates with a truly heartwarming musical and dance showcase in the theater.

These initiatives and so much more are what makes bergenPAC a true cultural jewel for the northern New Jersey region and beyond. We can only do this because of you. The support of our individual donors, corporate, and foundation partners makes our mission possible.

We should all be proud and take a bow as we celebrate all that we accomplished working together to benefit our community.



100% of the Board of Trustees financially support the organization.


Frank Huttle III


Valerie Vainieri Huttle


Jane Bean

Ray Chew

Vivian Scott Chew

Julie Diaz

Ludmila Golad

Amelia Gold

Steven Goldstein

Bernard J. Koster

Devry Pazant

Gary Phillips

Gary Porzio

Susan Scimone-Bellini

CJ Strock

Hon. James J. Tedesco III, Ex Officio

Honorary Capital Campaign Chair

Dionne Warwick

Executive Director

Alexander R. Diaz

Vice President of Finance

Scott Foster


Robert Cook

Chairman Emeritus

Edmondo Schwartz

Foundation Board

Honorary Chairperson

Angelica Berrie

J. Agresta

Donald Aronson

Michel Bittan

Marc Byron (1963-2020)

Robert Cook

Eugene Diaz

Donald Drapkin (1949-2016)

Karen Eisenbud

Kaplen Foundation

Frank Huttle III

Sam Mann

Eileen Murray

Lucia Palestroni

Kay Ritta (1934-2017)

Edmondo Schwartz

Stanley Shirvan

Lori Stokes

Taub Foundation

Rich Taylor

Chris Yegen

Founded on April 30, 2003, bergenPAC was formed by a group of residents who developed a plan to revitalize the Center. Working together, our founding members built the framework to enhance the community’s quality of life by creating a home for live arts and education for families throughout northern New Jersey.


Frank Huttle III, Founder

Donald Aronson

Robert Cook

Sam Mann

Edmondo Schwartz

Chris Yegen


Myron & Elaine Adler

Alfiero & Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc.

Donald & Deborah Aronson

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp.

Angelica Berrie

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Marc & Robin Byron

City of Englewood

Robert & Judy Cook

Karen Eisenbud

Englewood Hospital & Medical Center

The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation

Frank & Valerie Huttle

The Kaplen Foundation

Samuel & Emily Mann

New Jersey State Council on the Arts


Russell Berrie Foundation

Edmondo & Miyako Schwartz

TD Bank

Chris & Lonna Yegen

Eileen Murray

Rich & Alteta Taylor

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Our Home | Your Home, bergenPAC is a Theater of and for the community dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through the Arts while simulating a culture of equity within the community and fostering the future talent of tomorrow.

bergenPAC’s mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building a creative home for artists and teachers of excellence who entertain, enlighten, inspire and inform audiences and students.

Nonprofit IRC 501
Tax Exempt Organization


The building opens as the Englewood Plaza movie theater.


In spite of becoming one of the largest performing arts centers in New Jersey, the John Harms Center closes.


Performed by Tony Bennett and k.d. lang, the Grammy Award winning song, “A Wonderful World,” a world-wide live recording from the bergenPAC stage.


The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC opens at the site of the former Bennett Studios.


The building opens as the Englewood Plaza movie theater.


John Legend performs a live telecast from the bergenPAC stage for Sirius® Satellite Radio.


2004 Led by Frank Huttle III and the founding trustees reopen the John Harms Center as bergenPAC.


bergenPAC becomes a recognized home for recording through its partnership with Bennett Studios, a state-of-theart recording studio to which the theater was fiber-optically linked.


Beyond bergenPAC, the community education outreach program, is formed with the goal of providing arts programming to NJ public schools suffering from budget cuts and curriculum restrictions. Now serving 124 schools, including 18 special needs schools, In 8 counties 2014 and 78 school districts.

2022 bergenPAC undergoes renovations and reopens October 2022.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band bring down the house at bergenPAC’s 11th Annual Spring Gala. BEYOND

Invest in the Arts. LEAD THE WAY


bergenPAC is a 1,367 seat theater

Donate Theater Seat: $1,000

Donate Paver Naming: starting at $2,500

Arts Access –Donation of Tickets to the Community!

bergenPAC’s Community Arts Access Program partners with social agencies donating performance tickets making arts accessible to those who may not have the resources to see a live performance.

The PAS has lessons in Music, Theater, Dance,

Support bergenPAC’s Renovation, Restoration and Arts Education

bergenPAC is reaching out to the public and business sector to raise the final $5M to meet our Capital Campaign goal of $15M.

The opportunity to create a legacy and cement bergenPAC’s role as the region’s premier performance and arts education institution is now!

By supporting the Capital Campaign, you will:

• Help renovate and restore bergenPAC’s beautiful historic facilities

• Create new arts education programs for children with special needs

• Add more public schools to our outreach initiative to expand their arts curriculums

• Provide opportunities for Performing Arts School at bergenPAC students to share the stage with world-class headliners

• Be part of our legacy

Please consider donating by visiting or by sending a check to bergenPAC Capital Campaign 30 N. Van Brunt St, Englewood, NJ 07631





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Englewood Health

Urgent Care treats injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening, but need immediate attention.

We also provide routine health services.

• Blood tests

• X-rays

• EKGs

• Wound care

• Pediatric care (ages 2 and older)

• Camp, sports and school physicals

• Referrals to medical specialists

• Free, on-site parking available at all locations

• Most major health insurances accepted Se habla español

Rapid COVID-19 PCR testing


The Joy of Entertainment Accessible to All!

Free tickets available for every presented show

tickets distributed to the community since the program began in 2016

The Program is rooted in diversity and inclusion

New Jersey Organizations participate in the Arts Access Program

Community members from Children to Senior Citizens, can enjoy a show

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Become a Corporate Partner of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Northern New Jersey’s home for the arts and education! Our 1,367-seat venue plays host to over 200 events and draws more than 150,000 customers each year.

Partnership Highlights

At bergenPAC, we have something for everyone…

• Corporate Philanthropy through Support of Educational Outreach Programs

• Support Art Education Programs in The Performing Arts School

• Support Programming on the bergenPAC Mainstage

What Your Partnership Supports

Becoming a partner with bergenPAC not only helps promote your business, but also helps bergenPAC to provide access to the performing arts and arts education to children and families in our community who would otherwise be unable to participate because of financial, cognitive, or physical barriers.

For more information, please contact the Development Team at


Membership = Access

We’ve Made our Membership Program Simple, Easy, and ACCESS-ible. We Welcome You to Join Our Family!

For memberships starting at $150 and $250, you can enjoy...

• Early Access Ticketing

• Complimentary Drinks

• Special Members Only Events

• Discounts on Family Shows, and Children’s Classes at the bergenPAC Performing Arts School

Friend Circles

bergenPAC is grateful for the support of its many patrons that value and understand the importance of the arts and arts education. Your donation to bergenPAC allows the arts to be shared by all, and the Performing Arts School’s ability to offer classes to any child that has interest. All gifts are tax deductible.

Are you ready to join or renew today?

Call 201-816-8160 ext 1030 or email for more informaton!


Alexander Diaz

Executive Director


Ethan Ubell

Director of Ticketing

Nicole Maritato

Assistant Director of Ticketing

Roxanne Wadlow Senior Box Office Associate

David Payne Box Office Associate


Amy Ferrante-Martin Director of Development

Sam Passow Grants & Communications Manager

June Ehrenberg

Database and Development Manager

Gabriella Van Wyck

Membership and Development Manager

Helene Cohen

Community Outreach Manager & Gallery Curator


Becky Serico

Director, bergenPAC Performing Arts School

Arlene Grunfeld

Director of Operations, bergenPAC Performing Arts School

Amelia DeMayo

Artistic Director, Vocal Academy

Roberta Mathes

Artistic Director, Dance

Anthony Colangelo Education Associate

Omar Kaba Education Associate

Kieran McGee Education Associate


Scott Foster

Vice President of Finance / Secretary

Venetia DiMarzo Assistant Director of Finance


Craig Woelpper Director of Marketing

Aristotle Pramagioulis Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager

Kiera McGovern Social Media Manager


Jessica Thom Director of Patron Services & Volunteers

Mark Albert Operations Manager

Doc Taylor Director of Security

Sheldon Barnes Security

Manfred Gates Security

Dwayne Humes Security

Robert Lopez Security

Toni Plantamura Security

Barbara Bain Bar Manager

Grace Debord


Maria Roman


Sheila Terry Bartender

Mo lly Desmond


Tom Power


Frank Terry


Jelanna Barrios


Andres Giraldo Bartender

Casey Wagner


Denise Franceschi


Charles Campbell

House Manager

Michele Tullis

House Manager

Brent Watson

House Manager

Yvette Rodman House Manager

Susann Magliore

House Manager

Gary Hanna

Custodial Staff

Dante Fowlkes

Custodial Staff

Thomas Jackson Custodial Staff

James Smith

Custodial Staff

Jennyfer Arias

Custodial Staff

Ana Martinez

Custodial Staff

Stephanie Albert Operations Associate


Joe Feola

Director of Production

Jim Leclercq

Facilities Manager



Steve Hegel

Head Flys/Leadman

Angie Mills Head Sound

Justin Maria Head Lighting

Joe Citakian Head Carpenter

Vincent Dornellas

Audio 2 Sound


Aly Adamopoulos Director of Programming

Jaimie Smith

Programming Manager & Executive Coordinator



Kathleen McAree, Dance and Outreach

Anthony Caiola, Theater

Samantha Colon, Early Childhood and Outreach

D. Cross, Outreach and Hip-Hop

Mario Giordano, Music and Audio Production

Glenn Gordon, Music

Danelle Herran, Dance

Yucari Kobayashi, Dance

Kirsten Lane, Dance

Esther Lee, Dance

Carlos Mena, Early Childhood

Outreach and Music

Katherine Mena, Early Childhood

Outreach and Music

Madelyn Mickelsen, Dance

Dan Mitra, Dance

Diana Gonzalez-Morett, Outreach and Theater

Yoon Ah Oh, Music and Cultural Programs

Rebecca Sonia, Outreach and Theater

Liliana Sotirova, Music

Pia Surace, Outreach and Music

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bergenPAC is the premier venue for live music, comedy, theater, and family programming. Here’s our upcoming schedule. Please check our website to get tickets and updates as we are constantly adding new shows!

The Monkees Celebrated by Micky Dolenz 4/12 Tim Dillon 4/13 Floyd Nation: Experience Pink Floyd 4/14 New Jersey Ballet’s “New Direction” 4/15 New Jersey Ballet’s “Once Upon a Time” 4/16 Tape Face 4/19 Arturo Sandoval 4/20 Jon Secada 4/21 One Night of Queen 4/22 A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri 4/23 Steven Wright: Live in Concert 4/27 MAY Amy Grant 5/4 Quiet Riot & Vixen 5/5 Oh What a Night of Doo Wop and Rock N’ Roll 5/6 Art Garfunkel 5/11 Boat House Row: Yacht Rock Experience 5/12 bergenPAC Performing Arts School presents “Willy Wonka Jr.” 5/13 The Righteous Brothers 5/17 Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Being Alive 5/18 Village People 5/19 Foghat 5/20

Show dates and times are subject to change. Please check the website for updates.

JUNE Eddie B. 6/3 Happy Together Tour 2023 featuring The Turtles, Little Anthony, The Cowsills, and more 6/7 Superunknown & The Ledbetters: Tribute to Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam 6/9 Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza 6/11 Trace Adkins: Somewhere In America Tour 6/15 Keb’ Mo’ 6/16 Herman’s Hermits & The Buckinghams 6/17 UMX - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Starring Joby Rogers 6/22 Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless 6/23 Tommy James and The Shondells 6/24 JULY RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles 7/11 Get The Led Out 7/14 Pop 2000 Tour with Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera and LFO 7/21 FALL 2023 Chris Botti 9/15 Gloria Gaynor 9/16 Elton Dan & The Rocket Band 10/6 Disney Pixar’s Coco In Concert on Tour 10/11 Stephen Marley - Old Soul Unplugged 2023 10/17 Dane Cook - The Perfectly Shattered Tour 10/19 Pauly Shore – Stick with the Dancing 10/22 Wheel of Fortune Live! 11/8 Celebrating David Bowie featuring Peter Murphy, Adrian Belew, Scrote, and more 11/15 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 11/16 Anthony Rodia 11/24 KC and the Sunshine Band 12/8

Scholarships Available to All Students

At The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, we provide scholarship opportunities for students who because of financial limitations are unable to participate in our performing arts programs.

The school’s scholarship opportunities come in the form of full and partial scholarships to our tuition-based programs. A limited amount of scholarships are available each year to those who meet the requirements. All information is confidential and brought before a bergenPAC committee.

No child is turned away from our program because of their inability to pay. Apply

for a Scholarship Today

Enroll Today, Be A Star Tomorrow

• Professional Hands-On Training

• Performing with Major Artists

• Proven Track Record to Develop Young Artists

Stellar Programs Include:

Vocal Academy

Show Choir

Musical Theater

Early Childhood Dance

Register today!

Current Supporters

This list reflects the contributions received between November 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023. Thank you to our Members, Gala Supporters at all levels! Please note that space limitations allow us to list only donors $100 or more.

Marquee Circle

($100,000.00 + )

Myron and Elaine Adler Foundation

Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation, Inc.

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp.

The Kaplen Brothers Fund

Kaplen Foundation

Eileen Murray

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Russell Berrie Foundation

Small Business Administration

Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation


Westfield Garden State Plaza

Legacy Circle

($50,000.00 + )

Englewood Health

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Public Service Electric & Gas

Kurt Ritta

Rich and Aleta Taylor

Wilmington Trust/M&T

Celebrity Circle

($25,000.00 + )

Ashe, Brad & Pamela & Pam

Jane & George Bean

Robert and Judith Cook


Lakeland Bank

PNC Foundation

PNC Wealth Management

Clete Ritta

Sheila Rizzo

Robert & Catherine Murray Charitable Trust


Michael Shannon

ShopRite of Englewood/Glass Gardens

Benay and Steven Taub

TD Charitable Foundation

Martha and Buddy Tell

William T. Morris Foundation

Producer Circle

($10,000.00 to $19,999.99)


Lakeland Bank

PNC Foundation

PNC Wealth Management

Clete Ritta

Kurt Ritta

Benay and Steven Taub

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Valley Health System

Ira & Shelley Taub

Director Circle

($5,000.00 to $9,999.99)

Allegro Senior Living

Edward & Gail Butler

Columbia Bank Foundation


Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Family Foundation

Peggy Kabakow

Sheila Rizzo

Michael Shannon

ShopRite of Englewood/Glass Gardens

Visions Federal Credit Union

Linda and Frank Zampini

Thomas Habib

Artist Circle

($2,500.00 to $4,999.99)


Bergen Town Center

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Biggar

Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

Leslie Chiocco

Community Chest of Englewood

James Egarian

Richard Engel & Swati Rao-Engel

David Fry

Gail Gordon

Alice Gross

Current Supporters

Kenneth and Theresa Hoberman

Holiday Inn

Johl & Company Insurance

Felicia Leibman

Public Service Electric & Gas Foundation

River Palm Terrace Edgewater

Hon. Steven R. Rothman

Carolyn Felder and Louis S. Salamone

Schmidt-Barton Family Fund

Melissa Suarez

Alan & Mary Beth Wilmit

Venetia DiMarzo

The Huisking Foundation, Inc

Stanley and Joyce Zietek

Patron Circle

($1,000.00 to $2,499.99)

A Community Thrives

George Ahto


Facebook Donations

Gerald Appelstein

David Avital

Capacity Coverage/EPIC/Ron Bergstein

Marc Berman

Lawrence Blenden

Thomas Bowman

Glenn Boyd & Lisa Ani Garapedian

CBH Care

Joseph Damato

Rolando and Teresita Diaz

Edward Fagan

Susan & Lawrence Frank

Lawrence Gray

IHOP of Englewood

Investors Foundation Inc

M. Whitney Keen

Barbara Kessler

Jeffrey Klein

Joseph Laino

Liv Breads

Steven and Suzanne Mattiace

MinuteMan Press

Kevin Okeefe

Petrone, Joanne & Peter

Gary Phillips

Philip Policano

Jamie Pollack

Charles I. Rosen Family Foundation

Russo Real Estate

David Sikorski

Carol Sonnessa

Michael Spino

The Thorson Foundation

Harold Weiss

George Ahto

Mr. Dennis Buttacavoli

Luc Claeys

Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Dardik

John Delucca

Doreen and Allen Fischbein

Joan Lagreca

Robyn Lefcourt

Jeffrey and Katina Mayer

Neil and Machiko Mazzella

Petrone, Joanne & Peter

Gary & Lisa Press

IMO Joe and Madeline Czechowski from Joe and MaryAnn Rich

Ross Industries

Eric B. Segal

Michael Shannon

Mrs. Nancy Stathes

Martha and Buddy Tell

Center Stage Circle

($500.00 to $999.99)

Wilson and Gloria Aboudi

Chris and Adrienne Anderson

Donald and Deborah Aronson

John Bauer

Diane Botta

Charlotte Gerstmayr

Ludmila Golad

Thomas Gramegna

George Kuzma

Jonathan Miller

Anthony Miniaci

Joe and Jeanne Polizzano

Susan Ramundo

Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation

Thomas M. Riche

Jules & Paula Royak

Jeffrey Seidler

Peter and Imelda Sobiloff

Jeffrey Steuer

Friend Circle

($100.00 to $499.99)

Sharon Ader


Ida M. Astute

Richard & Jill Baratta

Gail Baskerville-Norris

Danielle Berman

Sheila Bernstein

Lillian Bethea

Blackbaud Giving

Bonnie Bonkowski

Ainsley and Carla Burke

Greg Burns

Joseph John Cafaro

Vicki Carbone

Carella, Charles

Betsey Carson

Marvin & Eileen Charyn

Marjorie Clarke

Charles Costa

Daniel Danzico

Beth Dell

Karen Eisner

Englewood Public Library

John Farry

Harold Feigenbaum

Ellen Feld

Lawrence and Wanda Finch

Kathy Flickinger

David Foudy

James J. Fox

Kenneth Frazee

Jeffrey Friedman

Current Supporters

Lois Gadjo

Mr. Doug Gamble

James Garvin

Cheryl Geller

Choosing Health/Emergendise

Mel and Gayle Gerstein

Raphaela Giampiccolo

Michael Glantz

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Glinert

Ms. Leslie Goldberg

Natasha Gonzalez

Sherry Gonzalez

Michelle Grossman

Thomas Hall

Margaret Hambrick

David Harris

Jacquelyn and Richard Hartley

Stuart Heller

Wendy Heller-loren

Stewart S. Herman

Richard Hirsch

John Hodge

Brian Howell

Dave Isolde

Kathy and Bob Iuliucci

Howard and Donna Jacobs

Stephen Jerome

Daniel Kahn

Stephen Kanter

Mary Karas

Julian Keenan

Diane M. Klein

Edward R Koch

RoseAnn LaPorta and Stephen LaPorta

David Lee

Robyn Lefcourt

Leslie Levine

Evangelina Lopez

Invest in the Arts Today

Regina Maher

Norman Mais

Nicholas Manzi

Nancy Marino

Katherine McGarril

Ismael Medina

Phyllis Mendelsohn

Nancy Mielnicki

Anthony & Jeannine Mondaro

Chris Moritz

Philip and Barbara Moss

Mr. and Mrs. Suresh Nair

Gina Napoli Gee

Karen Nicodemus

Steven Nicoletos

Darryl Novak

Jill Paler

Linda Parente

Alan Paskoff

Michael and Nancy Passow

Georgette Payne

Marguerite Pfeiffer

George Phillips

Linda Poskanzer

Peter and Phyllis Price

Daniel & Cristina Rackow

Harold Raucher

George Reich

Robert Reis

Albert Rocco

Stephanie Rodgers

Pam Jones and Terry Rothlisberger

Rebecca Rubenstein

Sal Saccone-Tirrito

Linda and Richard Salzer

Jeanne Ann Scarano

Harry Schubert

Louise E. Schwartz

Current Supporters

Timothy Schwartz

Howard and Sheryl Seiferas

Alan Silverman

Barry and Gwen Spence

Theresa S. Doyle

June A. Stahl

Peter Stekert

Larry Stevens

Frank Strom

Joseph Sylvester

Bella Taylor

Christina Taylor

The Ronald & Joan David Foundation

Robert Tomasetta

Mark A. Trautman

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Linda & Vic Verdino

Jan and Lew Weiss

Woman’s Club of Englewood

Stanley and Joyce Zietek

Ariella Basloe

Yale and Myrna Block

Barbara Couri

Evan Couri

Michael Denberg

William Erbes

Charlotte Gerstmayr

Hetal Gor

MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group, Inc.

Daniel & Cristina Rackow

Casey Roth

Brooke and Larry Salit

Megan Schwartz

Taryn Tanzer

Patricia Villamena

Please note: space limitations allow us to list only donors $100 or more.

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Capital & Endowment Campaigns 2003 – Present

The Russell Berrie Foundation

$100,000 - $999,999

Donald & Deborah Aronson

Marc & Robin Byron

Robert & Judy Cook


Ron Couri

Eugene & Julie Diaz

Donald G. Drapkin

Karen Eisenbud

Frank Huttle III & Valerie Vainieri


The Kaplen Foundation

Sam & Emily Mann

Erik & Jill Maschler

Eileen Murray

Prism Capital Partners


The Russo Family Foundation

Mitchell & Kelly Sacks

Realf & Koryn Schermer

Edmondo & Miyako Schwartz

The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foun -


Rich & Aleta Taylor

Chris & Lonna Yegen

$50,000 - $99,999

George & Jane Bean

Blanch & Irving Laurie Foundation

Fadi Chartouni

Jake Chung

Crestron Electronics

Michael & Jacqueline Kempner

Kim & Bae PC l Christine Bae-Kim

Roberta Mathes

Susan & Andy Russ

Susan Scimone-Bellini

$25,000 - $49,999

Hetal Gor

Peggy Kabakow

Bernard Koster & Norma Wellington

Michelle & David Oropeza

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Kay Ritta & Sheldon Liebowitz

Dominic & Kelly Roncace

Michael Shannon

Shirley Shapiro

Stuart & Martha Tell

Alan & Mary Beth Wilmit

Penni Zola

$10,000 - $24,999

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp.

Stephen Borg

Edward & Gail Butler

Gretchen & Jim Ciavaglia

Jonathan & Lorin Cook

Shannon & Gordon Eadon

Robert & Wendy Federman

Jack Feiler

Herbert & Deana Feinberg

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gerstman

Leen Mosely

Sharp Electronics

The Sylvia & Stanley Shirvan Foundation, Inc.

Yorke Construction Corp.

Frank Zampini

$5,000 - $9,999

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Agresta, Jr.

Jeremiah & Yolanda Ciancia Family Foundation

Beck Design

Capital & Endowment Campaigns 2003 – Present

Howard & Anita Blatt

Richard Engel & Swati Rao-Engel

Drs. Arnold & Sandra Gold

Gordon & Jacqueline Johnson

Lautenberg Foundation

Steve & Michele Maroti

Thomas Palermo

Hon. Steven R. Rothman

The Sylvia & Stanley Shirvan Foundation Inc.

Nancy & Louis Sheffler

Arthur & Diana Waill

David Rodriguez & Pam Wiest

$1,000 - $4,999

Kenneth Albert

Drs. Robert & Jennifer Ashton

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Eileen Murray is proud to help bergenPAC sustain its place as the region’s home for cultural entertainment and arts education for future generations to enjoy –and honor her parent’s legacy.

“My parents didn’t have much money, but they were more than generous with what they did have. Our house was rich with the love of family, country, community, and music,” she said. “The bergenPAC’s goal of bringing a community together for the joy of sharing music and dance is deeply valued by the entire Murray family.”

“It’s fitting that a space designed with such care to welcome people and make them feel at home before enjoying world-class entertainment would have Bridget’s and James’ names. I want to thank others in advance for making the berganPAC’s Capital Campaign successful,” said Eileen Murray.

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HIGHER EDUCATION RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE or call 201-227-1030 Tape Face April 19 Jon Secada April 21 Boat House Row: Yacht Rock Experience May 12 Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Being Alive May 18 Arturo Sandoval April 20 Village People May 19 2023 ATTRACTIONS


May 20


Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza

June 11

UMX - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Starring

Joby Rogers

June 22


June 3

Trace Adkins

June 15

Tommy James and The Shondells

June 24

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Student Spotlight RISING STARS

Our Students are Shining on the Stage and Screen

• First TV appearance on HBO’s miniseries, Show Me a Hero as Jaron Watts

• Landed first national commercial for Geico Insurance starring Ice-T in 2015

• Feature part in Sesame Street intro and 50th Anniv. Special

• Casted in various TV roles on HBO, Showtime, STARZ, NBC and his first feature film on Peacock arriving in 2023

• Member of bergenPAC’s Young Professionals Vocal Academy and The Performing Arts School show choir

• Co-star on NBC’s “The Calling”

• Finalist and Semi-finalist in the Art Song categories of the Hal Leonard Vocal Competitions in 2021 and 2022

• Studies at the School of American Ballet

• Member of bergenPAC’s Young Professionals Vocal Academy and The Performing Arts School show choir

• Off Broadway acting credits

• Voiceover artist for Nickelodeon and will play the Little Prince in an upcoming animated series to be released in 2023

• Series regular on “ABC Mouse”

• Featured in numerous TV commercials

• Member of the Broadway Youth Ensemble

• Recently completed the 2022 National Tour of South Pacific

• Appearing in Comedy Central digital campaign set to launch in Fall 2022

• Semi-finalist in both the Musical Theater and Art Song categories of the Hal Leonard Vocal competitions in 2020, 2021, 2022

• Second place finish in the 2020 Prima Volta and Camerata music competitions for piano

Kaden Amari Anderson Sabatino Cruz Lilliana DeBoer Aerina DeBoer

• Currently playing Young Nala in the Broadway National Tour of The Lion King

• Made her movie debut in Cupid’s

• Co-Founder of Voices to End Hunger organization

• Co-starring on Apple TV’s The Crowded Room with Tom Holland and on Schmigadoon with Cecily Strong

• Reopened Broadway as Young Simba in The Lion King at Minksoff Theater

• Standby/cover for North American tour of The Lion King

• Played Lawrence in the First Regional Premier of School of Rock the Musical

• Plays five instruments and is the lead singer of The Ermita Brothers aka 2468 Band

• Made her Broadway debut in Once the Musical at 6 years old

• Played the orphan in NBC’s “Annie Live”

• Sophie can be seen on NBC’s crime drama TV series The Blindspot; alongside Julia Garner in the 2019 film The Assistant; in HBO’s new Barry Levinson biopic, The Survivor; and in the NBC Peacock’s series, Angelyne

• Played Molly in “Annie: Live!” on NBC

• Made her feature film debut in “The Sisters Karras” (2022)

• Featured on “ Sesame Street”

• Toured as an ensemble member of the Les Miserables Broadway tour

• Currently shooting Season 4 of Evil on Paramount + as a series regular playing the role of Laura Bouchard

• Guest starred on NBC’s Law & Order SVU and CBS’s FBI Most Wanted

• She can be seen as Talia in Universal’s new movie She Said

Vince Ermita Scarlett London Diviney Felice Kakaletris Dayla Knapp Sophie Knapp

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Through Our Students

Our Students Come from All Backgrounds. While We Teach Them, They Are Teaching Us! EVERYONE Has Talent! Let Us Help You Find Yours! The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC provides experiences that stimulate learning and spark imagination.

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2 eggs or 2 pork sausage links & toast.

Desayuno Rápido de 2 Huevos



4 buttermilk crispy chicken strips &

Tiras de Pollo y Panqueques


Hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo on toasted white bread (410 cal). Served with a side of French fries (320 cal), onion rings (550 cal) or 2 buttermilk pancakes (320 cal). | 6.00

Sándwich con Tocino, Lechuga y Tomate


Ham, Jack & Cheddar cheeses & white cheese sauce. Served with 3 buttermilk pancakes ‡ 1360 cal | 8.00

Omelet de Jamón y Queso

Clásico Burrito o Bowl de Desayuno


American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles & IHOP® Sauce (780 cal). Served with a side of French fries (320 cal), onion rings (550 cal) or 2 buttermilk pancakes (320 cal). | 8.00

Hamburguesa La Clásica con Queso


American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles & IHOP® Sauce (750 cal). Served with a side of French fries (320 cal), onion rings (550 cal) or 2 buttermilk pancakes (320 cal). | 8.00

Sándwich de Crujiente Pollo Buttermilk

Snacks & Sides $5


3 crispy chicken strips available in Original, Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo or BBQ. 500-610 cal Crujientes Tiras de Pollo


6 Mozzarella cheese sticks served with marinara. 640 cal

Palitos de Queso Mozzarella



6 golden, crispy jalapeño & cheddar cheese bites served with buttermilk ranch for dipping. 560 cal

Trocitos de queso y jalapeño


2 buttermilk pancakes topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, rainbow sprinkles & whipped topping. Dine-in only. 410 cal

Pancakes con Helado

Beverages $2.49

Coffee (0 cal), Tea (hot & cold) (0-210 cal), Lemonade (140 cal) or Soft Drinks (0-160 cal)

2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Additional nutrition information available upon request.

NOTICE: ITEMS MARKED WITH AN * MAY CONTAIN RAW OR UNDERCOOKED INGREDIENTS. CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEATS, POULTRY, SEAFOOD, SHELLFISH OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOODBORNE ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS. †Made with a splash of buttermilk & wheat pancake batter. ‡Calories for buttermilk pancakes excludes syrup. All steakburgers are perfectly cooked to a minimum of 158° F. Frank’s RedHot® is a registered trademark of The French’s Food Company, LLC, licensed to IHOP. ©2022 IHOP Restaurants LLC

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Bergen Performing Arts Center’s announces the naming of the renovated bergenPAC lobby donated by Eileen K. Murray, in honor of her parents with the unveiling of the Bridget H. and James P. Murray Lobby. (From L to R) Alexander Diaz, Executive Director; Eileen K. Murray; Gary Porzio, bergenPAC Board Member; Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Chair of The Board of Trustees; Frank Huttle III, bergenPAC’s Founder.

bergenPAC celebrates the reopening with a Sneak Peek event with special performances by students from bergenPAC’s Performing Arts School, (L to R) Robert Cook bergenPAC’s Chairman of the Board; Alexander Diaz, Executive Director; Vince Ermita, who recently starred as “Young Simba” in Broadway’s The Lion King, performed his version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” ; Felice Kakaletris, a student in the Performing Arts School’s Young Professionals Vocal Academy who appeared in NBC’s Annie Live!, performed “Tomorrow” and Frank Huttle III, Founder of bergenPAC.

bergenPAC breaks ground and formally announces they’ve successfully raised $10M. $4M from generous donors during our silent phase and a $6M fund from the County of Bergen helping bergenPAC reach a remarkable goal of $10M.

bergenPAC reached out to the public to raise the final $5M to meet their overall goal of $15M. (L to R) Mauro Raguseo, BCIA; Ellen Park, Assemblywoman; Mary Amoroso, Bergen County Commissioner; Lloyd Rosenberg, DMR Architects; Former Assemblywoman,Valerie Vainieri Huttle; Ray Reduce, Ray Reduce Development; Congressman Josh Gottheimer; Grammy Award Winner, Darlene Love; Robert Cook, bergenPAC Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Frank Huttle, III, bergenPAC Founder; Vince Ermitas, Student Performer & presently Simba in Disney’s Lion King on Broadway; City of Englewood.

Please consider donating by visiting or by sending a check to bergenPAC Capital Campaign

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Michelle Crawford

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Robert Evans

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Diane Goldman

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Paul MacDonald

Thank You To Our Volunteers

Wendy Mann

Farida McDonald

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Jerry & Dean Morgan

Nancy Myers

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Maria Sozio

Ellinor Stein

Jeff Stiles

Jeffrey & Stephanie Sylva

Gail Thompson

Arlene Weinberg

Monica Weiss

Rhonda White

Dianne Zeigler

Arlene Zweifler

Each season we continue to grow our programs through our concert presentations, The Performing Arts School, our Arts Access Program and The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery. We could not do any of this work without the generosity of the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to bergenPAC.

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