By By Aree Cunningham, Publisher + Editor Macaroni Kid Northern Pascack Valley, Bergen County May 25, 2022

The 15-week series, Broadway at Westfield Garden State Plaza which began on March 19, continues this Saturday, May 28 with the music and characters of the popular Broadway musical and film “Seussical,” performed by students from The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC.
There are two half-hour performances every Saturday at 11:00- 11:30 a.m. and 1:00- 1:30 p.m. at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ on Level 2 Macy’s Court Area, near Shake Shack. Presented in partnership with Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), the series features songs and scenes from your favorite Broadway shows and modern movies.

The Performing Arts School (PAS) at bergenPAC is northern New Jersey’s premier arts education program offering classes in a variety of performing arts disciplines and opportunities to participate in live performances for young people of all ages and backgrounds. Since its inception, PAS has positively impacted thousands of children and continues to make a difference in the community. Purchase tickets today!

All general admission tickets are complimentary, but a limited number of VIP tickets can be purchased for $10 and include an AMC kids’ movie theater ticket, a kid’s meal at Chik-Fil-A, a LEGO toy, and more. All proceeds benefit the Bergen Performing Arts Center’s not-for-profit theater and performing arts school in Englewood, NJ. 

Sharing the same backyard, bergenPAC and Westfield Garden State Plaza have solidified a solid and consistent community partnership. Since the relationship began in 2015, they have jointly produced various programs such as an emerging artist series and a premier series where singer-songwriters and Broadway actors perform their repertoire. The family series has always been a huge success and evolved over the years to what is now known as Broadway@GSPlaza. Using bergenPAC’s buying power and production expertise, they present great entertainment for mall patrons—everything from princesses, bubble artistry, puppets, magic, and talented PAS student performers. In exchange, the Garden State Plaza provides bergenPAC with an outreach platform and the space to present the arts outside of their historic theater located in downtown Englewood, NJ. The partnership also gives students from The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC the opportunity to perform live on stage, engage with the audience, and provide children with access to the arts.

Alexander Diaz, Creative Director of Education and Outreach for The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC, attests to the benefit of this partnership and said, “[it] is vitally important to the community as it gives opportunities for our students to perform live on stage and make a positive impact on the young audiences in attendance. These shows are fun, and energetic and give the audience free access to top talent entertainment with performances from our Performing Arts School students.”

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC

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Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a theater of and for the community it serves throughout northern New Jersey by leading the way with a creative focus, educational resource, and engine of economic vitality. A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building an innovative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students. bergenPAC's Performing Arts School is the areas' leading cultural and arts educational institution in Northern New Jersey, which shall guide and liberate the imagination of our youth and expand the lives of our adults. Invest in the Arts by Taking a Leading Role Supporting the Renovation and Arts Education. For more information, visit visit or @bergenpac

About bergenPAC:

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.