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November 2018

Driving Miss Daisy

November 8 - November 18
Driving Miss Daisy

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…

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OCVTS Performing Arts Academy presents: Alice in Wonderland

November 15 - November 17
Alice

  Get Tickets Main Stage Tickets $16 Outside Presenter   About the Show The New York Public Library recently began a program of releasing classic novels on Instagram to make them more accessible in the world of social media. The first book this esteemed organization chose to release in this very modern way was Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s confounding book was first published in 1865 and has never been out of print. It’s staying power is a…

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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…

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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!     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…

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December 2018

A Christmas Carol

December 1 @ 1:00 pm
A Christmas Carol

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…

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The Sounds of the Season

December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Sounds of the Season

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…

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Christmas with the Celts

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Christmas with the Celts

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…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 6 - December 16
Christmas Pageant

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,…

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National Geographic Live – When Women Ruled the World

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Kara Cooney

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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The Nutcracker

December 8 @ 1:00 pm

Seating is extremely limited. Please call the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 to inquire about availability. 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 This delightful ballet is a dream story brought to life through music and dance. The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara, a young girl who’s magical journey begins with a Nutcracker doll and ends with the Land of Sweets.…

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The Holiday Express Band presents: A Family Matinee

December 9 @ 11:00 am
Holiday Express

  Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $30, Child (12 and under) $25   About the Show The acclaimed philanthropic group, Holiday Express, is making a rare public appearance.  A family friendly matinee at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center will feature professional musicians and singers on stage, as well as Santa, The Grinch, and other holiday favorites. The Holiday Express Band blends its unique mixture of traditional, gospel, and rock’n soul holiday music in a spectacular performance that will touch…

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Rockapella

December 13 @ 7:30 pm
Rockapella

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 They’ve become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group out there in this new era of movies like Pitch Perfect, network television a cappella shows, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses…

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Canadian Brass – Christmas Time is Here

December 14 @ 8:00 pm
Canadian Brass

Photo credit MB Daellenbach & Ravindra Singh Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 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 In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide,…

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Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
Ana Gasteyer

Photo credit Peter Hapak Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show With her joyful sass and pizzazz, singer, actress and comedienne Ana Gasteyer hosts a good old-fashioned holiday party, as a follow up to her hugely popular cabaret show “I’m Hip!".  Best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live, Gasteyer can currently be seen starring in Netflix’s critically acclaimed comedy series, Lady Dynamite, TBS’ People of Earth as well as…

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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

December 21 @ 8:00 pm
Glenn Miller Orchestra

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $30 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed…

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A Very Electric Christmas

December 23 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Electric Christmas

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 Lightwire Theater, known for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and music designed to evoke imagery, debuted their first holiday show “A Very Electric Christmas” in their hometown of New Orleans in December of 2013. This captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centers on a young bird…

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A Very Electric Christmas

December 23 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Electric Christmas

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 Lightwire Theater, known for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and music designed to evoke imagery, debuted their first holiday show “A Very Electric Christmas” in their hometown of New Orleans in December of 2013. This captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centers on a young bird…

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February 2019

Bosendorfer Afternoons: Friday Matinee Young Artist Recitals – Hans-Derek Yu

February 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Hans-Derek Yu

Call to Reserve Free of Charge, Reservations Required Grunin Center A203 About the Show Inaugurating the Grunin Center’s Friday Matinee Young Artist Recital Series, is 16 year-old Egg Harbor Township pianist Hans-Derek Yu. Though still in his teens, Mr. Yu has competed nationally and internationally, winning numerous solo piano and concerto competitions. Most recently, he advanced to semi-finalist in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and placed 2nd in the MTNA National finals in Baltimore. Performing a program ranging from…

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Rickie Lee Jones

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $39 This event is not eligible for the Buy More, Save More Grunin Present Subscription.   About the Show 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…

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March 2019

Acoustically Speaking – A 20 Year Friendship – Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustically Speaking

Get Tickets Please note - This performance has been rescheduled from February 16, 2019 to March 2, 2019. Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show “Acoustically Speaking – A 20 Year Friendship” is a brand new show featuring two Broadway giants, coming together to celebrate music, stories and their  friendship. An intimate show, Adam & Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both…

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5, 6, 7, 8! A Love Letter to Broadway

March 8, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Love Letter

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates   About the Show Join the Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company as they present a rousing collection of musical favorites spanning decades and styles. You'll enjoy a delightful show featuring well-known hits (and some misses), the up-tempo, the ballad, and the rock’n’roll jukebox. If you're a fan of Broadway musicals, this is a show you don't want to miss! Performances: Friday, March 8 , 2019…

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Ranky Tanky

March 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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Ranky Tanky

Photo credit: Peter Frank Edwards Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades 6-10 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 From the South Carolina Lowcountry, where life is laced with African ways, comes Ranky Tanky, a quintet with music rooted in a culture that has shaped American art, food, language and attitude. That culture, its people and their…

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Ranky Tanky

March 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am
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One event on March 11, 2019 at 11:30am

Ranky Tanky

Photo credit: Peter Frank Edwards Reserve Your School Group   Main Stage, Free, For Grades 6-10 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 From the South Carolina Lowcountry, where life is laced with African ways, comes Ranky Tanky, a quintet with music rooted in a culture that has shaped American art, food, language and attitude. That culture, its people and their…

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Hairspray Sing-Along with host Jeremy Grunin!

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Hairspray

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 Travolta.…

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A Man and His Prostate with Ed Asner

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Ed Asner

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 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 he doesn’t want.   About Ed Asner Ed Asner has…

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Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance has been cancelled. Current tickets holders have been contacted to discuss exchange options. You may also be interested in Christmas With The Celts - Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 7pm.   About the Show Experience the new Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping the country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular! It's what critics are calling “A New Kind of Irish” and the Slate Online describes as “Mesmerizing!” Referred to as ‘Sensational’…

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

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Robert Eric

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…

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Introducing Alexis Morrast

March 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Alexis Morrast

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 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…

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April 2019

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Fleck

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $68 - $48 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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…

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An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion: A Sensory Friendly Performance

April 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Magic & Illusion

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10 Part of the series Beyond the Classroom: A piece of the Puzzle - Seeing the World of Autism from Different Angles Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am 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 an experience that is welcoming to all…

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