Bergen Performing Arts Center New Shows On Sale
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 02:14 PM EDT
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11AM
Tuesday August 6th 2013 at 8PM
$99.00, $69.00, $39.00
Wednesday September 25th 2013 at 8PM
$59.00, $39.00, $29.00
Kenny Rogers Returns to bergenPAC with His Annual Christmas Show
Tuesday December 3rd 2013 at 8PM
$99.00, $79.00, $49.00
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces three new shows on sale Friday May 17th at 11AM- don’t miss Todd Rundgren on Tuesday August 6, 2013 and the legendary Kenny Rogers who returns to bergenPAC with his Christmas & Hits Through The Years show. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at Ticketmaster.com, you can also call the box office at 201 227 1030 or visit the box office.
Todd Harry Rundgren is a Philadelphia born singer, songwriter and record producer who has created a body of work that has gained him a loyal cult following. Todd is recognized as a musical genius for his songwriting, performing and music production abilities and is considered a trailblazer in the music industry. Todd was one of the first to produce conceptual music videos and one of the first artists whose music was commercially available on the Internet.
Todd’s career began after high school when he joined a local blues band named Woody's Truck Stop. He burst onto the national music scene as the guitarist for a group called Nazz, which has two singles, "Open My Eyes," and an initial version of "Hello It's Me." Todd began a record producer in the 1970s, first as an engineer on The Band's Stage Fright and later as producer for the Apple band Badfinger.
Todd Rundgren's bestselling album, Something/Anything?, was released 1972 and features two of Todd's biggest hits (a remake of "Hello it's Me" and "I Saw the Light"). Todd then formed the band Utopia, a progressive rock group that released the critically acclaimed Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Todd's greatest commercial success came in 1977 as the producer of Meat Loaf's “Bat Out of Hell” (considered one of the largest selling albums of all time).
Todd toured with Ringo Starr and the All-Starr Band in 1992 and again in 1999. He toured with the All-Starr Band again in 2012 and early 2013.
The Waterboys: The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band’s membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from the British Isles. London, Dublin, Spiddal, and Findhorn have all served as a home for the group. The band has played in a number of different styles, but most often their music can be described as a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll, or folk rock. After ten years of recording and touring, the band dissolved in 1993 and Scott pursued a solo career. The band reformed in 2000, and continues to release albums and tour worldwide. Scott himself emphasizes a continuity between The Waterboys and his solo work, saying that “To me there’s no difference between Mike Scott and the Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They mean myself and whoever are my current travelling musical companions.”
More than thirty musicians have performed live as a Waterboy. Some have spent only a short time with the band, contributing to a single tour or album, while others have been long-term members with significant contributions. Scott has been the band’s lead vocalist, motivating force, and principal songwriter throughout the group’s history, but a number of other musicians are closely identified with the band.
Kenny Rogers Presents his Annual Christmas Show 2013 starring Billy Dean at bergenPAC in Englewood, New Jersey on Tuesday December 3rd. The original music and story were written and arranged by music legend Kenny Rogers and producer/director Kelly Junkermann. The original Broadway-style production has toured the United States to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim.
Country star Billy Dean appears as “Hank Longley” in “The Toy Shoppe.” Longley’s Toy Shoppe has been filled with magic, wonders and miracles for nearly 100 years. It is a place where toys come to life and children gather to hear owner Hank Longley tell stories. The audience joins Hero the Dog, Cheeseball the Mouse, Bruno the Bear and Billy Dean as Hank Longley in this story of love, faith and appreciation for the value of every individual. The story is full of old-fashioned values and is great entertainment for the entire family. The original music from the production, featuring 11 songs co-written by Kenny Rogers as well as several holiday classics is available on Dreamcatcher Records.
Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on “Star Search” and has recorded 8 studio albums since 1990, of which 4 have been certified “Gold.” He has generated more than 20 hit singles on the Billboard Country charts including 11 Top Ten hits. His biggest hits include “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “You Don’t Count The Cost,” “Only The Wind,” “Billy The Kid,” “It’s What I Do,” “Buy Me A Rose,” and “Let Them Be Little.”