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Hans-Derek Yu

Bosendorfer Afternoons: Friday Matinee Young Artist Recitals – Hans-Derek Yu

February 22 @ 1:30 pm

Call to Reserve Free of Charge, Reservations Required Grunin Center A203 About the Show Inaugurating the Grunin Center’s Friday Matinee Young Artist Recital Series, is 16 year-old Egg Harbor Township pianist Hans-Derek Yu. Though still in his teens, Mr. Yu has competed nationally and internationally, winning numerous solo piano and concerto competitions. Most recently, he advanced to semi-finalist in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and placed 2nd in the MTNA National finals in Baltimore. Performing a program ranging from…

Rickie Lee Jones

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

February 22 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $39 This event is not eligible for the Buy More, Save More Grunin Present Subscription.   About the Show 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 persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs…

Aisha Fukushima

Aisha Fukushima

February 26 @ 11:00 am

  Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, Free 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 Lecture Aisha Fukushima is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism), a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents, amplifying universal efforts for freedom and justice. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done…

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

March 2 @ 8:00 pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, this performance has been cancelled. Current ticket holders have been contacted to discuss exchange/refund options.     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 the iconic…

Love Letter

5, 6, 7, 8! A Love Letter to Broadway

March 8 - March 17

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…

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

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

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…

Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky

March 11 @ 11:30 am
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One event on March 11, 2019 at 11:30am

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…

Delmoni and Siniakova

Bosendorfer Afternoons: Friday Matinee Artist Recitals – Arturo Delmoni and Nina Siniakova

March 15 @ 1:30 pm

Call to Reserve Free of Charge, Reservations Required Grunin Center A203   About the Show Recently added to our Friday Matinee Recital Series is an afternoon of chamber music with distinguished violinist and concertmaster of the New York City Ballet, Arturo Delmoni. One of the most celebrated artists of his generation, Mr. Delmoni’s interpretations are elegant and distinctive, imbued with a romantic warmth reminiscent of the golden age of violin playing. His chamber partner, Nina Siniakova, is an accomplished pianist…

Hairspray

Hairspray Sing-Along with host Jeremy Grunin!

March 22 @ 8:00 pm

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.…

Ed Asner

A Man and His Prostate with Ed Asner

March 23 @ 2:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Call for Group Rates     About the Show Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want.   About Ed Asner Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film and stage for 60…

Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular

March 23 @ 8:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this performance has been cancelled. Current tickets holders have been contacted to discuss exchange options. You may also be interested in Christmas With The Celts - Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 7pm.   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’…

Tim O'Brien

Toms River’s NEA Big Read Keynote: Tim O’Brien

March 28 @ 6:30 pm

  Open to the Public Main Stage, Free About the Lecture The culmination of Toms River's 2018-2019 NEA Big Read is a visit from Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried. The event will feature a book discussion with Mr. O'Brien followed by a Q&A and a book signing. About Tim O'Brien Tim O’Brien received the National Book Award in Fiction in 1979 for his novel Going After Cacciato.  In 2005 The Things They Carried was named by the…

Robert Eric

Robert Eric’s Piano Man – A Tribute to Billy Joel – Benefit Concert

March 30 @ 8:00 pm

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…

Alexis Morrast

Introducing Alexis Morrast

March 31 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20     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 also won “Showtime at the Apollo,” which aired on Fox TV and was hosted by Steve Harvey! Not to be complacent, she continued studying…

Alexander Lo

Bosendorfer Afternoons: Friday Matinee Young Artist Recitals – Alexander Lo

April 5 @ 1:30 pm

Call to Reserve Free of Charge, Reservations Required Grunin Center A203   About the Show Continuing our Friday Matinee Young Artist Recital Series is pianist Alexander Lo. A native of Washington Township, NJ, Mr. Lo is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music. In recent years, Mr. Lo has received numerous prizes and honors including placing 2nd in the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and being a finalist in the 17th Osaka International Music Competition. A…

Fleck

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

April 5 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $68 - $48   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 Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically…

Magic & Illusion

An Afternoon of Magic & Illusion: A Sensory Friendly Performance

April 6 @ 11:00 am

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   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 families with children with autism or with other…

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin – The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s

April 6 @ 5:00 pm

  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 speaker who inspires and…

Temple Grandin: Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds

April 6 @ 7:00 pm

  Ticket for this lecture are very limited. Please call the Box Office at 732.255.0500 to inquire about tickets. Due to popular demand, Dr. Grandin has added an additional lecture The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's at 5pm. 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…

Bollywood Boulevard

Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live

April 7 @ 3:00 pm

Photo credit Kevin Yatarola Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 - $27     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 foot-tapping blockbusters of today. Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and…

Bollywood Boulevard

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

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

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…

Bollywood Boulevard

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

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

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…

Tamburitzans

The Tamburitzans

April 13 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35   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 traditions and influences of more than 100 nationalities. Additionally, the members of the ensemble come…

The Crucible

The Crucible

April 25 - May 5

Tickets for this show are no longer on sale. Please check back soon for additional details. 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,…

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli – A Centennial Celebration of Nat King Cole

April 26 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45     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 the music of the Nat King Cole Trio with a selection of their classics.…

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

May 4 @ 11:00 am

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10       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 and delightful twists while underscoring the value of reading, the necessity for a fair-minded…

American Salute

An American Salute

May 4 @ 7:00 pm

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…

Midiri Brothers

The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw

May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20   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 leading a high-powered big band to pay tribute to two of the most popular clarinetists of the Swing Era, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, both of whom had May birthdays. The Midiris will perform timeless classics associated with each artist, illustrating…

The BRonx Wanderers

The Bronx Wanderers

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

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 On Site Dinner available from Prime 13 for $30 pp.   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 leave us feeling like we have just experienced something that we will cherish for days…

The BRonx Wanderers

The Bronx Wanderers

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

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 On Site Dinner available from Prime 13 for $30 pp.   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 leave us feeling like we have just experienced something that we will cherish for days…

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