James Van Praagh, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Patti LuPone on Sale at bergenPAC

New show on sale at bergenPAC: James Van Praagh - Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 at 3 p.m.; Stephen Stills & Judy Collins - Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 8 p.m.; Wizards of Winter with Original Members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, 8 p.m.; Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey with Broadway - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030.


James Van Praagh

An internationally renowned New York Times bestselling author, James Van Praagh is hailed throughout the world as a pioneer of the mediumship movement, and recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. His messages have brought solace, peace and spiritual insights, changing millions view of both life and death. He has received many awards for his dedication to raising the consciousness of the planet.

Van Praagh has appeared on virtually every national radio and television show, including Oprah, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, 48 Hours and The View. He was also the creator and executive producer of CBS's long running series The Ghost Whisperer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. He can be heard on his Hay House Radio Show and his series on GaiamTV.

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

Folk music icons Stephen Stills and Judy Collins first met 50 years ago, with a brief relationship that Stills immortalized with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" for his group Crosby, Stills & Nash's debut. They're celebrating the golden anniversary of their formative time together. It'll be their first time sharing the stage. The two music legends will pull from their incredible catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album and share stories from their journeys and the folk scene they helped build.

Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and his solo work. His hits include "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield and "Love The One You're With" from his solo debut.

Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She's earned five Grammy nominations including one in 2017 and one Grammy win. Outside of music, Collins has released two memoirs, a novel and the documentary Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman.

Wizards of Winter with Original Members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Wizards of Winter present their holiday rock opera, Tales Beneath a Northern Star. The group features former members of The Trans- Siberian Orchestra (TSO) and rock industry veterans from Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others.

Band leader Scott Kelly originally formed Wizards of Winter in 2009 to perform at a benefit holiday concert for his hometown food pantry. With the help of his wife Sharon Kelly, a singer and flutist, and bassist Steve Ratchen, Kelly, a keyboardist, created a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute project for the show. They convened a team of stellar musicians from seasoned professionals to well-respected locals. When people started asking to buy their album, Kelly knew the group was on to something and created their own holiday rock opera. Four years later, Sharon Kelly became friends with Tommy Farese, an original member of TSO, and the Wizards of Winter picked up some former members of the group.

The lineup is now fortified with vocalist Vinny Jiovino, guitarists Fred Gorhau (formerly of heavy-metal outfit Explorer) and TW Durfy, drummer Tommy Ference, bassist Greg Smith (Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rainbow), pianist/vocalist Mary McIntyre, violinist Jen Hamilton, as well as former TSO members Guy Lemonnier (vocals), and Tony Gaynor (narration).

Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey With Broadway

In Don't Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone explores how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. The show was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical direction by Joseph Thalken.

LuPone's recent stage appearances include Douglas Carter Beane's Shows For Days at Lincoln Center Theater, her debut with the New York City Ballet as Anna 1 in their new production of The Seven Deadly Sins, Joanne in the New York Philharmonic's production of Company, David Mamet's The Anarchist, and Lincoln Center Theater's production of the musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

A graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New York's Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company in which she toured the country for four years, her New York credits list is long and decorated. She's also appeared in several films and TV shows, including City by the Sea, Driving Miss Daisy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, Glee, 30 Rock and Ugly Betty.


Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the Box Office at (201) 227-1030. bergenPAC is located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631. Visit www.bergenpac.org for more information.

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.

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