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December 2017

Peter and Will Anderson Presents: George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets     “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have re-conceived Gershwin’s masterpiece with their sextet, including a vocalist. Songs will include “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” “My Man’s Gone Now” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.” This show is eligible for the Jazz Club Subscription!

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Vienna Boys Choir

December 14 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 The 7:30pm performance is currently SOLD OUT. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the wait list. Pre-Show dinner seats are still available for current ticket holders. Please contact the Ticket Office to add. Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.     Renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, the Vienna…

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Westminster Concert Bell Choir

December 15 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets      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 of Rider University, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw. Celebrating the 39th year of the hand bell curriculum, Westminster Choir College was the first institution in the world to develop such a program. The Choir has performed twice at Carnegie Hall during the Christmas season and…

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Frozen Sing Along hosted by Jeremy Grunin

December 16 @ 10:00 am
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

Main Stage, Tickets $5 Buy Tickets Join host Jeremy Grunin, dressed as everyone's favorite summer-loving snowman, and sing along as you watch the animated film that shattered box office records! The timeless tale of a young woman who must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter is made even better when the audience sings along to the words on the screen. You don’t want to miss this magical – and musical – adventure! Plus! Dress up…

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Frozen Sing Along hosted by Jeremy Grunin

December 16 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm

Main Stage, Tickets $5 Buy Tickets Join host Jeremy Grunin, dressed as everyone's favorite summer-loving snowman, and sing along as you watch the animated film that shattered box office records! The timeless tale of a young woman who must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter is made even better when the audience sings along to the words on the screen. You don’t want to miss this magical – and musical – adventure! Plus! Dress up…

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A Garfield Christmas

December 21 @ 7:30 pm
Garfield

Main Stage, Adult $20, Child $18 Buy Tickets      It’s the most wonderful time of the year – especially if you’re the world’s best-loved and funniest cat: Garfield! Coming to you with arms wide open in anticipation of all the Christmas presents he’s expecting, Garfield will light up your holiday this year with his wit, wise cracks, and wisdom. Everyone’s favorite feline is a few gifts short of true Christmas spirit. But with the help of Jon, Odie, the audience, and…

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Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular

December 23 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Tickets for this performance are currently sold out. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the Wait List. Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and founder of Two Step Productions, Justin Boros. Two Step Productions also created the smash hit and fastest growing Irish dance show in the U.S., Rhythm in the Night,…

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January 2018

New York Voices

January 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
New York Voices

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art. They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend. Their chameleon-like musicianship allows them to move seamlessly from setting to setting, be it orchestral/big band to the intimate trio lineup. NYV has traveled the globe with their elegant music, amazing audiences the world over with their impeccable voices and stunning arrangements. “Live, they’re just as impressive…

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Janet’s Planet

January 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $10 Buy Tickets BLAST OFF with JANET’S PLANET! “A Tour Through the Solar System” travels at the “speed of thought,” introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Janet’s Planet is shown on 144 public television stations nationwide, and fans are in for a real treat as they are given a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control.

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Janet’s Planet – Schools n’ Stage

January 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am
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SOLD OUT Schools n' Stage Performance BLAST OFF with JANET’S PLANET! “A Tour Through the Solar System” travels at the “speed of thought,” introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Janet’s Planet is shown on 144 public television stations nationwide, and fans are in for a real treat as they are given a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control.

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Janet’s Planet – Schools n’ Stage

January 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

SOLD OUT Schools n' Stage Performance BLAST OFF with JANET’S PLANET! “A Tour Through the Solar System” travels at the “speed of thought,” introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Janet’s Planet is shown on 144 public television stations nationwide, and fans are in for a real treat as they are given a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control.

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Janet’s Planet – Schools n’ Stage

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on January 18, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on January 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

SOLD OUT Schools n' Stage Performance BLAST OFF with JANET’S PLANET! “A Tour Through the Solar System” travels at the “speed of thought,” introducing the wonders of the galaxy to families and young audiences throughout the country. Janet’s Planet is shown on 144 public television stations nationwide, and fans are in for a real treat as they are given a virtual tour around the solar system from Janet’s futuristic Mission Control.

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An Evening with Todd Frazier

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Todd Frazier

Main Stage, Moderated Lecture Subscribers $25*, Regular Admission $35 Buy Tickets Hometown baseball hero Todd Frazier will join fans from his native Toms River for an evening of baseball talk on Friday, January 19, 2018. Along with moderator Russ Salzberg, Todd will discuss his experiences playing baseball and growing up in Toms River, all the way through his current Major League Baseball success. Known just as much for his down-to-earth personality and perpetually sunny disposition as his All-Star play, Todd…

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John Gorka with special guest Amilia K. Spicer

January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters, John Gorka illuminates instead with his trademark wordplay, twisting and trying words and phrases, in a way a balloon artist creates complex creatures from simple balloons. Few contemporary songwriters coax language a deftly as Gorka. For over two decades, Gorka’s keen ear has picked up the stories of those along his path, folding them into poetry and song. As the lyric from her song “Shotgun” implies, singer-songwriter…

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The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert

January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      In January 1938, Benny Goodman performed a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall that became known as one of the most exciting--and important--evenings of music in the history of jazz. For the 80th anniversary, Grunin Center favorites the Midiri Brothers will perform an unforgettable tribute to the night Carnegie Hall learned to swing! This show is eligible for the Jazz Club Subscription!

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Black String

January 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets      Based on traditional Korean and improvisational music, Black String aims to seek a new sound that can internalize a variety of musical expressions in traditional music and jazz, as well as harmonize with other expressions in world music. Black String attempts to create a unique language through Asian intuition and musical idiom. The group was founded in 2011 as part of “UK Connection,” a government-sponsored Korea-United Kingdom cultural exchange program. The band consists of…

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Las Cafeteras

January 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets      Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East L.A. sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana (guitar-shaped, fretted stringed instrument),…

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February 2018

Songbook: Steven Page & The Art of Time Ensemble

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Art of Time Ensemble

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $35 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner at P.J. Sweeney’s.   A brand new kind of Songbook. Steven Page, a founder and former-lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself, and others. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop, and…

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Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny

February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Goodnight Moon

Main Stage, Adult $15, Child $10 Buy Tickets      On tour since 2008, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s acclaimed show continues to attract new and returning fans. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old classic, GOODNIGHT MOON is a celebration of familiar night-time rituals, while THE RUNAWAY BUNNY’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. The hour-long…

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Sierra Hull

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Her album Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Hull’s career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best. Hull speaks eloquently, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new…

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Pirate School – Schools n’ Stage

February 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am
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Pirate School

Main Stage, Schools 'n Stage show Pirate School excites and motivates students in grades K-5 with piratical fun while introducing simple concepts outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. Historically, seafarers have pushed science and technology forward – and who better to captivate and expand children’s horizons than the swaggering staff of Pirate School?! To book your School Group, please contact Jaclyn Wood at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487.

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Pirate School – Schools n’ Stage

February 7, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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Pirate School

Main Stage, Schools 'n Stage show Pirate School excites and motivates students in grades K-5 with piratical fun while introducing simple concepts outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. Historically, seafarers have pushed science and technology forward – and who better to captivate and expand children’s horizons than the swaggering staff of Pirate School?! To book your School Group, please contact Jaclyn Wood at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487.

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Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

POSTPONED to 2018 - 2019 Season. Bollywood Boulevard – a harmonious fusion of live music, dance, and film – leads you from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day. Experience the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era, to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today.  Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of…

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The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $43 Buy Tickets          Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years.  Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, the Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.…

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Michael Lynche – R&B Legends

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      “American Idol” finalist Michael Lynche is a new breed of soul singer with completely classic influences. Traces of Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Sam Cooke, and James Brown all seem to flash in this uniquely talented performer. Undeniable charisma, well-crafted song arrangements, and a voice soaked in soul give the “big man” class all his own. Through it all “Big Mike” has always had one singular goal: to spread a message of love…

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March 2018

Bucky Pizzarelli

March 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Bucky Pizzarelli

Gateway Lecture Hall, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      There aren’t many legends left quite like guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli! Having played with everyone from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra and everyone in between, he will return to The Grunin Center shortly after his 91st birthday, along with guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub. Do not miss the opportunity to be in the presence of a true jazz legend, still playing wonderfully after all these years! This show is eligible for the…

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The World Goes ‘Round

March 8, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: The World Goes 'Round Enter the world of distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies, and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr.…

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Kuniko Yamamoto – Schools n’ Stage

March 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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Kuniko Yamamoto

Main Stage, Schools 'n Stage show Kuniko Yamamoto tells Japanese stories and folk tales using music, masks, and mime in a program that explores themes of diversity and global awareness. Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami (the art of paper  folding), and mime to create storytelling that will have the audience spellbound. To book your School Group, please contact Jaclyn Wood at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487.

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Kuniko Yamamoto – Schools n’ Stage

March 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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One event on March 19, 2018 at 11:30am

Kuniko Yamamoto

Main Stage, Schools 'n Stage show Kuniko Yamamoto tells Japanese stories and folk tales using music, masks, and mime in a program that explores themes of diversity and global awareness. Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami (the art of paper  folding), and mime to create storytelling that will have the audience spellbound. To book your School Group, please contact Jaclyn Wood at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487.

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Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope

March 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $43 - $33 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner at P.J. Sweeney’s.   This new production of Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope captures the very essence of who we are, where we came from, the dreams of a better place, liberty, freedom, and above all … family. It’s the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It’s the story of people moving across Oceans from all the nations to free themselves from hunger,…

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

March 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $59 - $45 Buy Tickets Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance.  Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with…

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The Young Dubliners

March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

    Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, this performance of the Young Dubliners has been cancelled.

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