BergenPAC announces performances of “A Christmas Carol” and “Two Cheers for Democracy”


originally published: 05/03/2022

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) — Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) has announced new shows for the holidays and the new year. Two performances of Virginia Rep on Tour’s adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 1:00pm and 4:30pm. Based on the most discussed current events, Capitol Comedy will take aim at Washington politicians and social chatter through sketches, songs, and parodies in their new show, “Two Cheers for Democracy,” on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00pm. 

Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” and Capitol Comedy: Two Cheers for Democracy go on-sale Friday, May 6, 2022, at 11:00am. To reserve tickets in advance, visit or call bergenPAC’s Box Office at (201) 227-1030.

Virginia Rep on Tour presents “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and adapted by Steve Perigard with music and lyrics by Paul Deiss. Performances take place Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 1:00pm & 4:30pm.  Tickets range from $15-$29. 

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, Virginia Rep on Tour’s adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children in Grades K-5. Watch Mr. Scrooge have a change of heart from stone to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. The content and subject matter ties into school curriculum, specifically Family Ties, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, and Reading.

Virginia Rep on Tour is the nation’s second largest touring theatre for young audiences. Founded in 1975, the company has been internationally acclaimed for excellence as a theatre for young audiences. In 2002, Virginia Rep on Tour’s production of “Buffalo Soldier” was performed, by request, at the Pentagon to open their celebration of Black History Month. The company performs live for over 500,000 students, parents, and teachers each year throughout 33 states and the District of Columbia.


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Capitol Comedy: Two Cheers for Democracy takes place Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00pm.  Tickets range from $29-$49. Capitol Comedy’s new show, “Two Cheers for Democracy” takes some all-time favorite songs like “Stuck In The Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific, “Reciprocity” from Chicago, and “Surfer Girl” by the Beach Boys, and gives them a few tweaks and a new set of lyrics that will have the audience rolling in the aisles. Think “Stuck In The Midterms With You” as moderate voters look forward with dread to the Fall 2022 elections or “Some Election Evening” as a liberal staffer discovers that, in politics, love does not conquer all.

If you’re longing to see “Two Old Guys” (Biden and Sanders) do a soft-shoe or Kamala Harris lamenting that maybe becoming Vice President wasn’t such a good idea, then you’re sure to find “Two Cheers for Democracy” the epitome of fun. The production also evolves to include skits and songs to make fun of new developments in our political landscape and society.   

Tickets available at: or Box Office (201) 227-1030

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.

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.