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December 2017

A Garfield Christmas

December 21, 2017 @ 2:30 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 1:00 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 3:00 pm
Midiri Brothers

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 @ 2:30 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 @ 2:30 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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February 2018

Songbook: Steven Page & The Art of Time Ensemble

February 2 @ 3:00 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 @ 6:00 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 4:30 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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Pirate School – Schools n’ Stage

February 7 @ 6:30 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 2:30 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 @ 3:00 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 @ 3:00 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 18

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 @ 11:00 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 @ 3:30 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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Artrageous

March 24 @ 4:00 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 @ 4:00 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 4:00 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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