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Constantine Maroulis, Erich Bergen, and More Among Lineup at New Avenel Performing Arts Center

Constantine Maroulis, Erich Bergen, and More Among Lineup at New Avenel Performing Arts Center

The new Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) is a multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Avenel, New Jersey. Funded by the Woodbridge Arts Alliance, this 13,500 square foot venue promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.

Woodbridge Arts Alliance will build and expand on these existing arts activities to further activate the Township of Woodbridge as a regional hub for the arts. The goal is to inform and help build capacities needed to organize and distinguish Woodbridge as an arts destination to help advance the economic position of artists, creative entrepreneurs and associated entities.

Mayor John E. McCormac appointed Anthony J. Wilkinson - creator and star of the My Big Gay Italian Trilogy Off-Broadway series - three-time Emmy Award winner and Best Supporting Actor Daytime Emmy nominee, as Executive and Artistic Director for the Avenel Performing Arts Center.

"After two years of working as the Executive and Artistic Director of this venue with some incredible talent, I could not be prouder to present this fantastic lineup of fabulous and absolutely hilarious shows. This will be a great new recreational home for all of those who surround Central Jersey."

The Avenel Performing Arts Center has a wide-range of scheduled shows. Included are:

  • March 16-17: Celtic Angels Ireland (a celebration of everything Irish)
  • April 10-14, 16-20: Dixie's Tupperware Party (Off-Broadway comedy)
  • April 24-25, June 20-21: BariToned (featuring Joe Hager, Edward Miskie and Kyle Hines)
  • April 26-28: Girl's Night: The Musical
  • May 2, 4-5: FACE (acapella rock)
  • May 3: Matt & Lainie (Legends of Guitar)
  • May 8-12: Bodiography Contemporary Ballet
  • May 14-15, 28-29: The Italian Chicks (featuring Maryann 'Boom Boom' Maisano, Mary Dimino, Regina DeCicco, Gina Scarda and Tara Cannistraci)
  • May 16-17: Kaki King (American guitarist and composer)
  • May 18: Charles Peachock (juggler)
  • May 19, 22: Will Martin Sings Dean Martin
  • May 23-26: Mike Delamont: Husky Panda (comedian)
  • May 30-31, June 1-2: Housewives of Secaucus: A Suburban Travesty
  • June 5-9: Wayne Hoffman (mentalist/illusionist)
  • June 11-12: Penny Arcade (comedian)
  • June 13-14: Alexandra Silber (Broadway singer)
  • June 15: Constantine Maroulis
  • June 16: "Comedy Night" with Johnny Lampert, James Goff, Andy Pitz
  • June 18-19: Dale K (hypnotist)
  • June 22: Broadway's Next H!t Musical
  • June 23: Jeremy Stolle (Broadway singer)
  • June 25-26: Simply Streisand (featuring Carla Del Villaggio)
  • June 27-30, July 2-3, 5: My Big Gay Italian Wedding
  • July 5-6: Terry Barber
  • July 9-10: Face Off (improv)
  • July 11-14: Mike Super (magician)
  • July 17-20: The Boy Band Project
  • July 21: Fashion Show
  • July 23-24: Irish Eyes Are Dying (Actors with a Clue)
  • July 25-28: Late Night Catechism
  • August 1-4: Cocktail Hour
  • August 7: Male Comedy Fest
  • August 8-11: Divas3
  • August 13-17: To Whitney, with Love
  • August 18: Erich Bergen (American singer/actor)
  • August 20, 24-25: O Sole Trio
  • August 21-23: Uptown Girls
  • August 28: Male Comedy Fest
  • August 29-September 1: New York Tenors
  • September 5-6: Amy Lynn and the Honeymen (Soul, sprinkled with some Rock & Jazz & Pop)
  • September 7-8: Well-Strung (string quartet)
  • September 12-14: Carole's Kings
  • September 15: The Unreachable Stars (Broadway band concert)
  • September 17-18: Get Happy
  • September 24-October 6: The Golden Girls Muppet Show
  • October 8-9: Treya Lam (Kaki King)
  • October 10-11: Shades of Bublé (A 3-man tribute to Michael Bublé)
  • October 12-13: Ethel Merman's Broadway
  • October 15-20: My Big Gay Italian Funeral
  • October 22-27: Wicked Divas (features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production Wicked)
  • October 29-31: Cirque-tacular's Spooktacular
  • November 1-3: Broadway Boys
  • November 6-8: One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
  • November 9-10: Guy Bavli: Master of the Mind (mentalist)
  • November 12-16: Humor in High Heels (comedy)
  • November 17: Analisa Leaming (Broadway singer)
  • November 23-24: Freda Payne (American singer)
  • December 3-4: Robin Spielberg (American pianist)
  • December 10-11: Celtic Angels Christmas
  • December 12-15: It's A Wonderful Life: Live WVL Radio Theatre
  • December 18-23: Santa's Circus

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