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Hairspray

Hairspray Sing-Along with host Jeremy Grunin!

March 22 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $10   About the Show Join host Jeremy Grunin… aka Edna Turnblad… for Hairspray Sing-Along! Get your hair done and your vocal chords warmed up and join us for a hilarious, upbeat, fun-loving, can’t stop the beat Sing-Along. Don’t know all the words? No problem! We’ll have them onscreen to make sure you keep up! You can’t help but feel good watching this film’s star-studded cast including Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, and John…

Seating Limited

A Man and His Prostate with Ed Asner

March 23 @ 2:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Tickets for this show are very limited. To inquire about seat availability and/or to be added to the Wait List, please call the Ticket Office at 732.255.0500.     About the Show Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery…

Tim O'Brien

Toms River’s NEA Big Read Keynote: Tim O’Brien

March 28 @ 6:30 pm

  Open to the Public Main Stage, Free About the Lecture The culmination of Toms River's 2018-2019 NEA Big Read is a visit from Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried. The event will feature a book discussion with Mr. O'Brien followed by a Q&A and a book signing. About Tim O'Brien Tim O’Brien received the National Book Award in Fiction in 1979 for his novel Going After Cacciato.  In 2005 The Things They Carried was named by the…

Piano Man Limited

Robert Eric’s Piano Man – A Tribute to Billy Joel – Benefit Concert

March 30 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets 6:30pm, Black Box VIP Reception & Concert (includes wine, beer, and light fare): $100 8:00pm, Main Stage Concert Only: $45 About the Show Known as “Philly’s Piano Man,” Robert Eric began his career with the group “Big Shot,” Billy Joel’s back-up band. He has also toured with “Rocksplosion” as Billy Joel and has opened for the man himself twice at the Wachovia Center, with Billy asking for and receiving a big round of applause from the crowd in…

Alexis Morrast

Introducing Alexis Morrast

March 31 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20     About the Show Alexis Jessica Morrast began singing at the age of three. The youngest of six, this singer/songwriter is a 16-year-old phenom and native of Newark, now residing in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is not only a two-time Amateur Night Winner at The Apollo but also won “Showtime at the Apollo,” which aired on Fox TV and was hosted by Steve Harvey! Not to be complacent, she continued studying…

Alexander Lo

Bosendorfer Afternoons: Friday Matinee Young Artist Recitals – Alexander Lo

April 5 @ 1:30 pm

Call to Reserve Free of Charge, Reservations Required Grunin Center A203   About the Show Continuing our Friday Matinee Young Artist Recital Series is pianist Alexander Lo. A native of Washington Township, NJ, Mr. Lo is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. In recent years, Mr. Lo has received numerous prizes and honors including placing 2nd in the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and being a finalist in the 17th Osaka International Music Competition. A…

Fleck

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

April 5 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $68 - $48   About the Show Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically…

Kevin Spencer Sold Out

An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion: A Sensory Friendly Performance

April 6 @ 11:00 am

This Event is Currently Sold Out Black Box Theater, Adult $12 Child $10 Please note the venue for this event has changed. Part of the series Beyond the Classroom: A piece of the Puzzle - Seeing the World of Autism from Different Angles     About the Show An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion features Kevin Spencer, an extraordinary magician, in a fun-filled show that combines storytelling, stage magic, and audience participation. This sensory-friendly, relaxed performance is designed to create…

Temple Grandin Seating Limited

Temple Grandin – The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s

April 6 @ 5:00 pm

Photo by Rosalie Winard   Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 Part of the series Beyond the Classroom: A piece of the Puzzle - Seeing the World of Autism from Different Angles   About the Lecture Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, was recently brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin is a…

Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds

April 6 @ 7:00 pm

  Ticket for this lecture are very limited. Please call the Box Office at 732.255.0500 to inquire about tickets. Due to popular demand, Dr. Grandin has added an additional lecture The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's at 5pm. Main Stage, Tickets $35 Part of the series Beyond the Classroom: A piece of the Puzzle - Seeing the World of Autism from Different Angles About the Lecture Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and…

Bollywood Boulevard

Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live (Schools n Stage)

April 8 @ 10:00 am
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 11:30am

Photo credit Kevin Yatarola Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades 6-12 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 Lights. Camera. Action. Lose yourself in the world of Bollywood through live music, dance, and multimedia with Bollywood Boulevard. Witness the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era…

Bollywood Boulevard

Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live (Schools n Stage)

April 8 @ 11:30 am
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 11:30am

Photo credit Kevin Yatarola Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades 6-12 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 Lights. Camera. Action. Lose yourself in the world of Bollywood through live music, dance, and multimedia with Bollywood Boulevard. Witness the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era…

Tamburitzans

The Tamburitzans

April 13 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35   About the Show Based on the exciting music, songs, and dances of international cultures, The Tamburitzans, a performing ensemble of talented college students, combine music, song, and dance to celebrate the cultural heritages and shared values of the world’s people. The Tamburitzans are the longest running live stage show in the United States. The company’s repertoire reflects the traditions and influences of more than 100 nationalities. Additionally, the members of the ensemble come…

Love Sick

Love/Sick

April 25 - May 5

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates About the Show John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a follow up to his critically acclaimed ALMOST MAINE. The show is a 90 minute nine-play cycle about love and loss. Love can be messy in this romantic comedy where a unique cast of characters battle for love with heartwarming optimism. Each play has its own arc and tells the story of a couple at a crossroads in their…

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli – A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole

April 26 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45     About the Show World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” For this show, he honors the music of the Nat King Cole Trio with a selection of their classics.…

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

May 4 @ 11:00 am

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10       About the Show Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic take, join us for a rollicking journey through the mixed-up world just the other side of the Looking Glass. Hilarious hi-jinks and glorious fun — complete with the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and (of course) Alice. This madcap adventure delivers toe-tapping tunes and delightful twists while underscoring the value of reading, the necessity for a fair-minded…

American Salute

An American Salute

May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $20, Senior $18 Special Rate for Active Military and Retired Veterans $10 Contact the Ticket Office for Group and Student Rates. Presented by the Ocean County College Concert Band About the Show Throughout our history, one thing has remained constant: brave men and women have fought and died for our freedom. The Ocean County College Band salutes our retired and active members of the military with a musical tribute, featuring selections so full of pride…

Midiri Brothers

The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20   About the Show The Midiri Brothers have long been a popular attraction at the Grunin Center, known for their musical fireworks and light-hearted banter. For this concert, they will be leading a high-powered big band to pay tribute to two of the most popular clarinetists of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, both of whom had May birthdays. The Midiris will perform timeless classics associated with each artist, illustrating…

Bronx Wanderers Limited

The Bronx Wanderers

May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 On Site Dinner available from Prime 13 for $30 pp.   About the Show There are great performances of favorite songs – and then there are those rare moments that go way beyond great… Moments that inspire goose bumps, cheers – and maybe a quiet tear or two… These are the moments that truly grab us and leave us feeling like we have just experienced something that we will cherish for days…

The BRonx Wanderers

The Bronx Wanderers

May 19 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 On Site Dinner available from Prime 13 for $30 pp.   About the Show There are great performances of favorite songs – and then there are those rare moments that go way beyond great… Moments that inspire goose bumps, cheers – and maybe a quiet tear or two… These are the moments that truly grab us and leave us feeling like we have just experienced something that we will cherish for days…

Hope Rises 2019

The Hope Rises Concert – An Evening with Chris Pinnella

June 1 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, $50 - $100 Gallery (Reception) and Main Stage (Concert) Buy Tickets About the Show The HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light are proud to present Nationally Acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) as he premieres , ‘Illuminate.’ Join Pinnella for an evening featuring powerhouse vocals, a 15 Piece Orchestra, and stunning original arrangements by Pinnella and Broadway composer / music director Justin Hornback (Hello Dolly, The Band’s Visit, School of Rock & More). Songs in the set will…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 9:30 am
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 11:15 am
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 1:45 pm
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul (Schools n Stage)

June 6 @ 11:00 am

    Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $7, For Grades 5-8 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 Brian Skerry Immerse yourself in the latest amazing stories from beneath the waves as a master underwater photographer reports on his most recent National Geographic assignments. Brian Skerry’s surprisingly intimate portraits of marine life have captured the imagination of a generation. From…

Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live – Ocean Soul

June 6 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35    About the Lecture Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the…

The Boomer Boys

The Boomer Boys!

June 22 @ 5:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 - $22 Call for Group Rates About the Show Meet The Boomer Boys! In this hilarious musical revue, a fun-loving “fat pack” of middle age men realize that the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends. That’s exactly what these guys do as they navigate everything from the depths of expanding waistlines to the heights of Viagra. Ladies, now is your chance to find out what…

Mike Kaplan Nonet

Mike Kaplan Nonet: Duke Meets Monk

June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20     About the Show The Mike Kaplan Nonet combines the strength, cohesion, and varied tonal colors of a big band, with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an intuitive rhythm section, and plays original arrangements in a variety of styles and genres all filtered through the 21st century jazz sensibilities of the leader and band members.     The New Jersey Jazz…

Basement Musicians New

Basement Musicians: A Walk Down Memory Lane

June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25     About the Show The Basement Musicians are lead singer Tony Pileggi and a group of central and southern NJ family men. They perform the best of the '50s, '60s and '70s classic rock, country and folk music. They perform the music of great artists like Neil Diamond, The Monkees, Gordon Lightfoot, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Beatles, Jim Croce, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Everly Brothers and many more. The Basement Musicians play the music they love…

Brad Williams

JF Party Dragon Presents: Comedy for a Cause with Brad Williams

October 17 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $40   About the Show Brad Williams has become one of the funniest, most in-demand comedians working today. A California native, Brad started doing stand-up at age 19 and has been touring ever since. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. His one hour comedy special “Fun Size” was the highest rated…

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