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Oyster Farmers

The Oyster Farmers presented by Barnegat Bay Partnership

September 23 @ 2:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $10 Pre-Show Oyster Tasting available for $15 Outside Presenter About the Show The Oyster Farmers, an award winning, feature-length documentary, centers on coastal life in New Jersey, specifically the Barnegat Bay. Oysters once thrived in the Barnegat Bay, historically the epicenter of wild oysters on the entire Eastern seaboard, but overharvesting and other factors decimated their populations. The once prolific Eastern oyster, an economic and cultural keystone, is now poised to recapture its legacy in…

Young Dubliners New

The Young Dubliners

September 29 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock’s hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Good Morning America, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively…

Cynthia Sayer

Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet: The Hot Banjo Show

September 30 @ 3:00 pm

Photo credit Gary Spector Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20 Planning on attending multiple Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon shows? Consider purchasing a Jazz Club Subscription instead!   About the Show Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. Her eclectic, swing-based shows embody the rarely heard range and versatility of the 4-string banjo in the hands of a master, celebrating historic…

Spinosaurus

National Geographic Live Nizar Ibrahim: Spinosaurus (Schools n Stage)

October 5 @ 11:00 am

    Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $7, For Grades 2-5 For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. About the Show Nizar Ibrahim Visit present-day Morocco and travel back through time with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim to hear how he and his team discovered a prehistoric monster bigger than T. Rex. The largest known predatory dinosaur, Spinosaurus had spike-shaped teeth, a body more than…

Spinosaurus

National Geographic Live – Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Creataceous

October 5 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35  National Geographic Live Experience Package also available, which includes tickets to 3 Nat Geo Live Lectures for $80 per person (+ ticket fee). Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Purchase a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Lecture Meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered—larger than T. rex—and hear the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant was almost lost to science, before being brought back to light with the…

Farewell Angelina

Farewell Angelina

October 6 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and badass multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars, has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a “Superstar Act…with Killer Songs.” Rolling Stone says, “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a…

Yesterday

Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles

October 12 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $28 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show The British are ready to invade the Grunin Center! “Yesterday - The Las Vegas Beatles Show” brings to life the music of the bestselling band of all time with a live performance by “Yesterday,” the premier Beatles tribute band. These talented musicians have played sold out shows from Las Vegas to Atlantic City…

Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

October 13 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead! About the Show The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with their enchanting puppetry. The first…

Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

October 13 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead! About the Show The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in this new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia brings The Rainbow Fish to life with their enchanting puppetry. The first…

Almost Maine

Almost, Maine

October 18 - October 28

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am   About the Show Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the…

Ellis Island

Ellis Island: Gateway to America

October 18 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 11:30am

Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-6 For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. About the Show The Pushcart Players offer a spirited salute to America in song, dance and story. This uplifting production takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to this country in 1903 seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life for themselves,…

Ellis Island

Ellis Island: Gateway to America

October 18 @ 11:30 am
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 11:30am

Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-6 For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. About the Show The Pushcart Players offer a spirited salute to America in song, dance and story. This uplifting production takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to this country in 1903 seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life for themselves,…

Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe

The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt

October 21 @ 3:00 pm

Free Event Main Stage   About the Show Founded by the Egyptian artist Aly El Gendy in 1968, the group became the National Dance Troupe of Alexandria and one of three official main dance troupes of Egypt just a few years after its start till present. The troupe’s method is based on and influenced by Egyptian folklore; the performance is presented by extending the Egyptian geographical landscape from north to west and from south to east. The Alexandria folk dance…

Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe

The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt (Schools n Stage)

October 22 @ 11:00 am

School Event Main Stage For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.   About the Show Founded by the Egyptian artist Aly El Gendy in 1968, the group became the National Dance Troupe of Alexandria and one of three official main dance troupes of Egypt just a few years after its start till present. The troupe’s method is based on and influenced by Egyptian folklore;…

Broadways Next Hit Musical

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

October 26 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” The hysterical Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted…

Bassement Musicians

Basement Musicians: Men In Black

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 - $20* *Limited time pricing. $20 rate ends on October 1st. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! About the Show The Basement Musicians play the music they love and they do it well! This group of central and southern NJ family men perform the best of '50s, '60s and '70s classic rock, country, and folk music. Their “Men in Black” show pays homage to such…

Don Braden

Don Braden: Earth Wind and Wonder

October 28 @ 3:00 pm

Photo credit Chris Drukker Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20 Planning on attending multiple Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon shows? Consider purchasing a Jazz Club Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am About the Show Join saxophonist and flutist Don Braden when he takes the Grunin Center Stage in support of his new album, Earth Wind and Wonder, an exciting new project in which he explores the wide-ranging catalogue of Earth Wind and Fire…

Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!

November 2 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $57 - $42 Pre-Show Dinner available from Prime 13 for $25 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!     About the Show The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to The Grunin Center in Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!, an unforgettable evening of elegance, romance and celebration. The unmatched power and grace of Mandy's signature style turns new songs…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko

November 4 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $29 - $25 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show San Jose Taiko (SJT) has been mesmerizing audiences since 1973 with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the taiko.  Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music.…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko: Rhythm Journey (Schools n Stage)

November 5 @ 10:00 am
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5 For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. About the Show Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko: Rhythm Journey (Schools n Stage)

November 5 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5 For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. About the Show Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late…

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

November 8 - November 18

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates     About the Show Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. “The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious.” — NY Times. “…a perfectly poised and…

Lee Rocker

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

November 9 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Come…

Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $55 - $42 Gold Circle VIP Private Meet & Greet available for $115 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band—where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame…

Westminster Concert Bell Choir

November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $20 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!     About the Show A new Grunin Center tradition, the Westminster Concert Bell Choir returns to the Grunin Center stage! The group is composed of undergraduate and graduate students of Westminster Choir College, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw. Celebrating the 40th year of the hand bell curriculum, Westminster Choir College was the first institution in the world to…

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 1 @ 1:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead!   About the Show A Grunin Center Tradition, this musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol is the timeless tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas. Shocked into action by visits from three ghosts that take him on a journey to the past, present, and the future; Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas. The music…

Sounds of the Season

The Sounds of the Season

December 1 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $20, Senior $18 Contact the Ticket Office for Group and Student Rates. Presented by the Ocean County College Concert Band   About the Show Sleigh Bells, ho-ho-ho’s, the clip clop of horses, the excitement and warmth of brass, winds, and percussion; these are the “Sounds of the Season,” and that is exactly what you will get at the Ocean County College Concert Band’s Holiday Performance! Join us as we get you, your family, and friends…

Christmas with the Celts

Christmas with the Celts

December 2 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Christmas with the Celts is an uplifting and spirited holiday musical celebration starring international music group The Celts and a cast of fantastic dancers. Launched as a live concert attraction after several successful seasons as a PBS-TV Special this show has been a proven audience pleaser and ticket seller since it’s live launch…

Christmas Pageant

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 6 - December 16

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates   About the Show Back by popular demand! In this hilarious and heartwarming tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem- and the fun-when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Written by Barbara Robinson. Directed by Will Salmons. Performances: Thursday,…

Kara Cooney

National Geographic Live – When Women Ruled the World

December 6 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35  National Geographic Live Experience Package also available, which includes tickets to 3 Nat Geo Live Lectures for $80 per person (+ ticket fee). Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Purchase a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Lecture Kara Cooney When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the…

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