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February 2018

Songbook: Steven Page & The Art of Time Ensemble

February 2 @ 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 @ 11:00 am
Goodnight Moon

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series 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…

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Sierra Hull

February 3 @ 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 @ 9:30 am
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Pirate School

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series 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.   Sponsored by:

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Pirate School – Schools n’ Stage

February 7 @ 11:30 am
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One event on February 7, 2018 at 11:30am

Pirate School

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series 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.   Sponsored by:

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Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema

February 10 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $43 Buy Tickets          Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13. 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…

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Michael Lynche – R&B Legends

February 17 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm

    Please note that this performance has been cancelled. Check out our other great Jazz performances.

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The World Goes ‘Round

March 15 - March 17

Black Box Theatre, 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…

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Kuniko Yamamoto – Schools n’ Stage

March 19 @ 10:00 am
Kuniko Yamamoto

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series 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.   Sponsored by: Funded, in part,…

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Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope – CANCELLED

March 21 @ 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE: DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM, THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. ALL TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED TO DISCUSS EXHANGE OR REFUND OPTIONS. 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…

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones – Postponed

March 22 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $59 - $45 Due to weather conditions, The Grunin Center will be closed today, Thursday, March 22.  An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones will be postponed. We are currently working with the management team to reschedule and will contact ticket holders once a new performance date and time have been determined. 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…

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The Young Dubliners – CANCELLED

March 23 @ 8:00 pm

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

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Artrageous

March 24 @ 8:00 pm

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Buy Tickets      UPDATED! Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery catered by Prime 13   Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography, and exciting audience interaction, Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity, and fun!  The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers pay…

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Chrissy Metz – Blauvelt Lecture Series

March 25 @ 7:00 pm

SOLD OUT! Please call the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 to be added to the Wait List. When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America’s most watched—and most talked about—network show, even building on its fan base in the drama’s second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter…

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Dennis Lichtman’s Queensboro Five

March 28 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      Though cities like Harlem and Chicago are often most associate with “The Golden Age of Jazz,” it was Queens, New York that was home to more jazz musicians per square mile than anywhere else in the United States. Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman, leader of the fabled Mona’s jam session in New York City, will be bringing an all-star quintet to pay tribute to past denizens of Queens such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller,…

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April 2018

Cinderella

April 7 @ 11:00 am
cinderella

RWJBarnabas Health Family Series Main Stage, Adult $12, Child $10 Buy Tickets      This production of Cinderella follows a young woman and her cat through the classic fairy tale. It combines all the romance of the Masked Ball with all the slapstick comedy of Cinderella's bungling step sisters. This ballet is narrated for your added enjoyment.     Sponsored by: This show is eligible for the FAST Pack Subscription!    

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TUSK – A Benefit Concert

April 7 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, $45 - $100 Black Box (Reception) and Main Stage (Concert) Buy Tickets TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising TUSK have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come…

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South Baseball – The Spirit of Winning

April 8 @ 2:00 pm
South Baseball

Main Stage, Tickets $5 Buy Tickets South Baseball—The Spirit of Winning is the first major film to turn the spotlight on Toms River High School South and legendary Indians Baseball Head Coach, Ken Frank. Coach Frank not only is New Jersey’s winningest high school baseball coach, (ranked 15th nationally) he also is a dedicated mentor who has had a profound impact on the lives of countless players during the past 40+ years. The 2017 season was another winner, with the…

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Glenn Crytzer’s Salute to Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang

April 11 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      One of the great partnerships of early jazz was that of violinist Joe Venutie and guitarist Eddie Lang, who teamed up to make dozens of classic records before Lang’s untimely death at the age of 31. For this special concert, guitarist Glenn Crytzer has organized a star-studded quartet with violinist Andy Stein, pianist Conal Fowkes and bass saxophonist Jay Rattman to make the music of Venuti and Lang come alive again.  

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Erin Brockovich – Blauvelt Lecture Series

April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Erin Brockovich

Main Stage, Lecture $40 Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet, $35 Buy Tickets Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn, and sexy. Brockovich is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths.” She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.…

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The HillBenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
Hillbenders

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13. “Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball.”  Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric, but a line known by all the world from the biggest rock opera of all time, The Who’s Tommy. Forty-five years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full-length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield,…

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Salute to Ocean County: A Celebration of Arts and Heritage

April 19 @ 6:30 pm

Main Stage, Free Event On April 19, 2018 the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission, in conjunction with Ocean County College and the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation, will present the seventh annual Salute to Ocean County: A Celebration of Arts and Heritage. This event—which is free and open to the public—will honor Ocean County’s outstanding cultural organizations, and recognize exceptional local artists, historians, preservationists, educators and government leaders. In addition to acknowledging the recipients of the Commission’s Local Arts…

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Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters

April 21 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $30 Buy Tickets      In the long rich history of Family Groups in American Roots Music, the Chapin Family has a special place. When these singers, songwriters and extraordinary live performers come together, magic happens. Join Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters (Tom’s daughters Abigail and Lily) for an evening full of warmth, song, beautiful harmony, and transcendent music. Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters are powerful musical artists who have active careers and multiple recordings,…

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What A Piece of Work Is Man

April 27 - April 29
Piece of Work

Black Box Theatre, Adult $15 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: What A Piece of Work Is Man: The Wit, Wisdom, and Wonder of Will Shakespeare An entertaining sampling of the Bard’s “Hits and Misses:” the famous to the infamous, the comical to the tragic… Enjoy the wit, wisdom and wonder of the bestselling fiction writer of all time. From the depth of his characters, the beauty of his language, to his plays, sonnets and songs; experience the universal…

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May 2018

OCC Concert Band Presents: A Salute to Broadway, Part II

May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Concert Band

Main Stage, Adult $20, Senior $18 Buy Tickets There is nothing better than a Broadway Show, except for Part II of the OCC Concert Band’s Salute to Broadway! As a follow up to last year’s hugely successful spring concert, the OCC Concert Band has taken a cue from their fans and will present A Salute to Broadway, Part II. Featuring selections from My Fair Lady, Cats, Porgy and Bess, and many, many more! Directed by Anthony Tafrow.

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Peter Yarrow

May 11 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $30 Buy Tickets      Please note: The Pre-Show Dinner for this performance has been Cancelled. Legendary musician Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love. From his life in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Yarrow shares a…

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OCC Jazz Band

May 12 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Free Admission Free Admission The Ocean County College 13-piece Jazz Band makes it second annual appearance at the Grunin Center For The Arts. This time, they are joined by the OCC Dance Club as they perform and record their “Live @ The Grunin Center 2018” DVD. This exciting set includes original versions of music recorded by jazz artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sergio Mendez, Etta James, King Pleasure/Betty Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheney, The Crusaders, and Grover Washington…

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Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi are without a doubt two of the greatest exponents of classic jazz piano, specializing in the exciting sounds of ragtime, stride, swing and boogie-woogie. For this special concert, the husband-and-wife team will join forces to play a series of intricate “four hand” duets on a single piano. “I love to hear Stephanie and Paolo together,” says pianist and NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman. “They are an inspiration.…

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Always Best Care & Holisticare Hospice present Alive Inside

May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Main Stage, $25 Buy Tickets Join Always Best Care and Holisticare Hospice as they present a screening of Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, a film by Michael Rossato-Bennett. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who…

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Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Tickets are currently SOLD OUT.  Please contact the Ticket Office Monday - Friday between 10am and 5pm to inquire about the Wait List. Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Black Box Theatre from Prime 13.   For more than two decades, Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy Award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of…

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