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August 2018

The White Bird of Poston

August 25 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

Poston

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $25, Senior $20   in Association with the Count Basie Center for the Arts About the Show Under direction of the Los Angeles Opera’s Eli Villanueva and musical director Jason Tramm, The White Bird of Poston is set during World War II at a Japanese internment camp, recalling the story of a Japanese teenage girl who forms a bond with a Native American boy. Through their friendship, they help each other rediscover their cultural traditions…

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The White Bird of Poston

August 25 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

Poston

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $25, Senior $20   in Association with the Count Basie Center for the Arts About the Show Under direction of the Los Angeles Opera’s Eli Villanueva and musical director Jason Tramm, The White Bird of Poston is set during World War II at a Japanese internment camp, recalling the story of a Japanese teenage girl who forms a bond with a Native American boy. Through their friendship, they help each other rediscover their cultural traditions…

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September 2018

Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band

September 8 @ 8:00 pm
Bernie Williams

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $59 - $45 Pre-Show Dinner available from Prime 13 for $25 pp. Post-Show Meet & Greet available for $51 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Join four-time World Series Champion and Latin Grammy Nominated guitarist and composer Bernie Williams, and his All-Star Band for an evening of music featuring fusions of jazz, rock, and the tropical rhythms of Williams’ Latin heritage.…

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Choir! Choir! Choir!

September 13 @ 12:00 pm
choir choir choir

FREE EVENT This event will take place at 12pm on the Ocean County College Campus Mall. This event is open to OCC students, Faculty, Staff, and the public. Song choice will be announced closer to the event - check back soon!   About the Show Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show…

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Gabrielle Stravelli

September 15 @ 8:00 pm
Gabrielle Stravelli

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20* *Limited time pricing. $20 rate ends on September 1st. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! About the Show Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her rich sound, original compositions and her unique take on an array of material from the Great American Songbook as well as by contemporary artists. A trained actor, Gabrielle has…

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Assisted Living: The Musical®

September 22 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

Assisted Living

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 - $22 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! About the Show Forget everything your granny told you about Assisted Living! Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 75-minute, one-act vaudevillian revue filled with original songs. It delivers laughs from the opening scene, when the show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem…

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Assisted Living: The Musical®

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on September 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

Assisted Living

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 - $22 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! About the Show Forget everything your granny told you about Assisted Living! Assisted Living: The Musical® is a 75-minute, one-act vaudevillian revue filled with original songs. It delivers laughs from the opening scene, when the show’s host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad’s vintage Corvette. They don’t seem…

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The Oyster Farmers presented by Barnegat Bay Partnership

September 23 @ 2:00 pm
Oyster Farmers

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…

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The Young Dubliners

September 29 @ 8:00 pm
Young Dubliners New

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20* *Limited time pricing. $20 rate ends on September 1st. 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…

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Cynthia Sayer & Her Joyride Quartet: The Hot Banjo Show

September 30 @ 3:00 pm
Cynthia Sayer

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! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am. 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…

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October 2018

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

October 5 @ 11:00 am
Spinosaurus

    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…

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National Geographic Live – Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Creataceous

October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Spinosaurus

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 help…

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Farewell Angelina

October 6 @ 8:00 pm
Farewell Angelina

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20* *Limited time pricing. $20 rate ends on September 1st. 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…

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Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles

October 12 @ 8:00 pm
Yesterday

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $28 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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The Rainbow Fish

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

Rainbow Fish

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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The Rainbow Fish

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

Rainbow Fish

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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Almost, Maine

October 18 - October 28
Almost Maine

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…

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Ellis Island: Gateway to America

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

Ellis Island

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,…

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Ellis Island: Gateway to America

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

Ellis Island

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,…

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Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

October 26 @ 8:00 pm
Broadways Next Hit Musical

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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Basement Musicians: Men In Black

October 27 @ 8:00 pm
Bassement Musicians

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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 great artists…

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Don Braden: Earth Wind and Wonder

October 28 @ 3:00 pm
Don Braden

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…

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November 2018

Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Mandy Gonzalez

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! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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San Jose Taiko

November 4 @ 7:00 pm
San Jose Taiko

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $29 - $25 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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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

San Jose Taiko

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…

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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

San Jose Taiko

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…

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Driving Miss Daisy

November 8 - November 18
Driving Miss Daisy

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 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…

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The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

November 9 @ 8:00 pm
Lee Rocker

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Max Weinberg

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 Drummer…

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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! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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…

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