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September 2017

The British Invasion Years

September 16 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20 Buy Tickets      More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one! First, you will hear classic songs by iconic Sixties British groups. The Beatles took the first step by swinging the door open and turning the music world on its ear. As a result, American fans began to thirst for more British music. England answered the call by sending their very best – all of whom were eager to…

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Champian Fulton

September 19 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      Please note - the date of this performance has been changed to Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM Internationally renowned vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton makes her Grunin Center debut, performing songs off of her critically acclaimed albums After Dark (a tribute to Dinah Washington) and her latest, Speechless. Her quartet will feature Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, Dor Samoha on bass and Fuku Tainaka on drums. Come hear why jazz writer…

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Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway – SOLD OUT

September 22 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets SOLD OUT To be added to the Wait List, please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500. The Ticket Office is open Monday - Friday, 10am to 5pm. Dinner Add On: SOLD OUT Dinner in the Black Box Theatre catered by Prime 13.   101 Years of Broadway is a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber -- including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George…

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October 2017

Storm Large

October 1 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm made her debut with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  She continues to tour internationally with the band. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released…

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Resonances Boreales – Northern Vibes

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
Resonances Boreales

Novins Planetarium, Tickets $20 Light Refreshments will be served. Buy Tickets   Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation…

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Resonances Boreales – Northern Vibes

October 6 @ 2:00 pm
Resonances Boreales

Novins Planetarium, Tickets $10 Buy Tickets Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation to capture with his video team…

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Resonances Boreales – Northern Vibes

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
Resonances Boreales

Novins Planetarium, Tickets $20 Light Refreshments will be served. Buy Tickets   Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the 60th parallel deep into the heart of the northern spirit. With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation…

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At the “Jass” Band Ball with Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

October 11 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      On the morning of February 26, 1917, while America simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company brought a band of five musical revolutionaries from New Orleans into their new recording studio at 46 West 38th Street in Manhattan. They called themselves "The Original Dixieland 'Jass' Band", and they played an exciting, fiery kind of music that was unlike anything else on record at that time, and which the…

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Ailey II – The Next Generation of Dance

October 13 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $39 Buy Tickets      "The Next Generation of Dance," will feature three pieces: Road to One by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Sketches of Flames by Bridget L. Moore, and Revelations – the must-see masterpiece by Alvin Ailey himself. Ailey II is universally celebrated for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering…

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Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

October 14 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.…

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The Visiting Writers’ Reading Series at OCC presents Charles M. Blow

October 16 @ 12:30 pm

Main Stage, Free Event A moderated discussion on the power of the written word. Charles M. Blow has been a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008. His column appears on Monday and Thursday. Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. In that role, he led The Times to a best of show award from the Society for News Design…

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PROOF

October 19 - October 28

Black Box Theatre, Adult $15 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: PROOF by David Auburn On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103…

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Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets – Cancelled

October 21 @ 2:00 pm

We regret to inform you that this show has been cancelled. We are hoping to bring Tim & the Space Cadets back in the Summer, stay tuned for updates! Tim Kubart’s concerts are an indie pop dance party for all ages. Joined on stage by his band, the “Space Cadets” (and a tap-dancing sidekick!), Tim performs songs celebrating real life kid and family moments and milestones. Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets is highly interactive, musically rich show, and always…

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Jon Meacham – Blauvelt Lecture Series

October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Main Stage, Lecture $40 Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet, $35 Buy Tickets Presented by Barbara and Harvey York, and Causeway Family of Dealerships Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our…

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Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

October 25 @ 7:30 pm
Tony Danza

Main Stage, Tickets $54 - $49 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On no longer available for purchase. Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.   For one night only, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza, will make his Grunin Center debut with his hit cabaret act, Standards & Stories. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band.  Danza performs a selection of…

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The Everly Brothers Experience

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      The Zmed Brothers bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers Experience to the stage. Zachary and Dylan Zmed celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country and R&B, creating Rock ‘N’ Roll that had never been heard before. With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The…

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Vietnam… through my lens

October 29 @ 3:00 pm

Vietnam... through my lens Oct. 29 Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      This is a soldier's story. Stu Richel proudly served in the U.S. Army and, through much of 1969, was a combat photographer/writer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provides the impetus for this solo performance.  No blood and guts.  No political statements.  Lots of humor…and pathos.  Just one guy’s intensely personal perspective. Stu shares memories, photos, reflections, all related directly or indirectly…

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November 2017

The Church Sisters

November 2 @ 7:30 pm
Church Sisters

Main Stage, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets      Originally from the coal mining district of Dickinson County, VA and then Danville, VA, The Church Sisters' mesmerizing music chronicles their childhood with a haunting sound and blue-grass twist. Their roots extend through Bluegrass and Gospel, performing alongside legendary acts from a young age. The duo is featured on Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, which was co-produced by Grammy® Award-winner and mentor, Carl Jackson. The Church Sisters delivered with “Where We’ll Never…

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Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt

November 4 @ 8:00 pm
Candid Camera

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      “Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt,” has pleased audiences nationwide. Peter’s hilarious stage comedy is blended with clips, quips and behind-the-scenes tales from the show’s funniest moments. Candid Camera holds a unique place in entertainment history as the only show to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades – from Allen Funt’s debut in 1948 through Peter’s recent run on TV Land. Peter’s latest show was a…

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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
Preservation Hall

Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45 Buy Tickets         Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.   If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable concert hall, combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special evening…

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Arlo Guthrie

November 9 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $59 - $50 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $30 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.   The father of the American protest song, Woody Guthrie hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. The Re:Generation Tour realizes Woody’s dream through the inspiring work of Arlo Guthrie and his children Sarah Lee Guthrie and Abe Guthrie. Woody built a legacy…

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Telling: Jersey Shore

November 10 - November 19
Telling Jersey Shore

Black Box Theatre, Tickets $15 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company presents, in association with the Telling Project: Telling: Jersey Shore The Telling Project is a national performing arts non-profit that employs theater to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience. Telling: Jersey Shore will feature the stories of local veterans, shared in July 2017 and adapted to a stage performance. Don’t miss this dramatic performance by and about veterans on the Jersey Shore and the riveting personal…

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OCVTS Performing Arts Academy Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher

November 16 - November 18

Main Stage, Tickets $13 - $10 Buy Tickets OCVTS Performing Arts Academy Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher Have you ever wondered how Peter Pan got his name? Or how he met Tinkerbell? In this swashbuckling grown-up prequel to Peter Pan actors playing pirates, mermaids—and of course, our favorite Lost Boys—set out for an adventure filled with ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of theatrical storytelling. The play opens on the dock of Portsmouth, where two ships are about to set…

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

November 25 @ 2:00 pm
Peter Noone

Main Stage, Tickets $43 - $39 Buy Tickets      Brunch Add On Available: $25 Brunch at P.J. Sweeney's.   At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To…

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

November 25 @ 8:00 pm
Peter Noone

Main Stage, Tickets $43 - $39 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25  Dinner at P.J. Sweeney's.   At the age of fifteen, Peter Noone achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To…

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December 2017

A Christmas Carol

December 2 @ 1:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $12, Child $10 Buy Tickets      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 and dancing of A Christmas Carol will help put everyone in the holiday spirit! This show is eligible for the…

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OCC Concert Band Presents: The Magic of the Season

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Concert Band

Main Stage, Adult $20, Senior $18 Buy Tickets Join the OCC Concert Band for a magical holiday concert you won’t soon forget! We have nothing up our sleeves and we're not pulling anything out of our hat, but expect a magic-filled evening nonetheless! The OCC Concert Band will make a magical holiday mood appear by performing your favorite holiday tunes with a fresh twist. Directed by Anthony Tafrow.

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Tim McLoone & the Holiday Express Band presents: Holiday Express Family Matinee

December 3 @ 12:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $12, Child (12 and under) $10 Tickets are currently SOLD OUT. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the wait list. 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…

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 8 - December 9

Black Box Theatre, Adult $15 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson A unique and entertaining spin on an age-old tale. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has an edge – but the edge is funny, irreverent, and irresistible. Author Barbara Robinson’s prose is fast, clever, and very funny. Though it’s all in fun, it offers a subtle but important lesson: Just because you’re bad doesn’t mean you’re hopeless. Fri., Dec. 8, 2017…

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Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple

December 8 @ 8:00 pm

Ana Gasteyer Postponed until December 15, 2018 Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple, originally scheduled for December 8, 2017 at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, has been postponed to December 15, 2018. Ana Gasteyer will join the cast of A Christmas Story Live! on FOX, airing Sunday, December 17th at 7:00pm. Centered around nine-year-old “Ralphie Parker” (Andy Walken), a boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas, Gasteyer will play…

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The Nutcracker

December 9 @ 1:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $12, Child $10 Tickets are currently SOLD OUT. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a - 5p) to inquire about the wait list. 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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Candice Guardino’s Italian Bred

December 9 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $25 Buy Tickets 4 out of 4 Stars! Italian Bred is based on true life events, told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian in NY. Candice is being called someone who “Stuns!” by The Chicago Stage. She slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the City”), Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”), and…

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