Main Stage, $50 – $100
Gallery (Reception) and Main Stage (Concert)
Nationally acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will provide the entertainment for the evening with an exclusive performance of The Billy Joel Songbook featuring his 8-piece band of dynamite musicians. Performances of The Billy Joel Songbook have sold out throughout the tri-state area. “Pinnella delivers with rock n’ roll good looks and stunning vocals,” according to Music News. The night will feature some of the Piano Man’s biggest hits: Big Shot, My Life, You May Be Right, Scenes from An Italian Restaurant, and River of Dreams to Zanzibar, The Stranger, Angry Young Man, and much more! The event will also highlight Pinnella’s new hit single Rise.
Pinnella is a veteran of the stage and has been in numerous Broadway National Tours, as well as Off-Broadway and regional productions, and is most recently touring and recording with the multi-platinum selling arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra as one of the group’s lead singers. Additionally, Chris has worked alongside icon Julie Andrews, and headlined at theatres throughout North America and prestigious New York City venues: Feinstein’s/54 Below, Jazz! At Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Rainbow Room, The Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel and more. Tri-City News calls Pinnella, “genre breaking” and says, “he has the pipes to deliver the sincerity of each lyric in all its glory.”
The HOPE Center, a non-profit organization in Toms River, NJ whose mission is to serve individuals and families in crisis providing for their basic human needs, presents The Hope Rises Concert to celebrate 10 Years of Hope on Friday, June 8th at 8pm. The evening will also honor another Ocean County-based organization, HOPE Sheds Light, Inc., whose mission is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the impact of addiction.
Outside Presenter. [Please Note: events marked as “Outside Presenter” are presented by individuals and organization renting our theater, and are not Grunin Center productions or events.]
VIP Reception/Meet & Greet & Concert: $100
8:00pm, Main Stage
Orchestra & Mezzanine (concert only): $50