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December 2018

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
The Nutcracker

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 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. Along the way, you’ll meet the Mouse King, Flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy,…

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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

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

February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Acoustically Speaking

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 “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 original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of…

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March 2019

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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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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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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Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Rhythm in the Night

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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’ by the Akron Legal News, the 110-minute phenomenon, Rhythm in the Night, The…

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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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Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds

April 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Grandin

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…

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Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Bollywood Boulevard

Photo credit Kevin Yatarola Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $27 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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 and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era, to the…

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

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

Bollywood Boulevard

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…

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

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

Bollywood Boulevard

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…

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The Tamburitzans

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Tamburitzans

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 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…

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The Crucible

April 25, 2019 - May 5, 2019
The Crucible

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates   About the Show The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned…

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John Pizzarelli – A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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…

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May 2019

Alice in Wonderland

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Alice in Wonderland

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 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…

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An American Salute

May 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
American Salute

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…

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The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Midiri Brothers

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 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 performing a tribute to the two most popular clarinetists of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and…

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The Bronx Wanderers

May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on May 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

The BRonx Wanderers

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 On Site Dinner available from Prime 13 for $30 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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…

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