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November 2017

The Church Sisters

November 2, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - November 19, 2017
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, 2017 - November 18, 2017

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - December 9, 2017

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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Peter and Will Anderson Presents: George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”

December 13, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 9:30 am
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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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Janet’s Planet – Schools n’ Stage

January 18 @ 11:00 am
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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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Janet’s Planet – Schools n’ Stage

January 18 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Moderated Lecture Subscribers $25*, Regular Admission $35 Tickets for this event are currently SOLD OUT. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the Wait List. 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…

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John Gorka with special guest Amilia K. Spicer

January 20 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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