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Almost Maine

Almost, Maine

October 18 - October 28

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am   About the Show Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the…

Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe

The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt

October 21 @ 3:00 pm

Free Event Main Stage   About the Show Founded by the Egyptian artist Aly El Gendy in 1968, the group became the National Dance Troupe of Alexandria and one of three official main dance troupes of Egypt just a few years after its start till present. The troupe’s method is based on and influenced by Egyptian folklore; the performance is presented by extending the Egyptian geographical landscape from north to west and from south to east. The Alexandria folk dance…

Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe

The Alexandria Folk Dance Troupe of Egypt (Schools n Stage)

October 22 @ 11:00 am

School Event Main Stage 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 Founded by the Egyptian artist Aly El Gendy in 1968, the group became the National Dance Troupe of Alexandria and one of three official main dance troupes of Egypt just a few years after its start till present. The troupe’s method is based on and influenced by Egyptian folklore;…

Broadways Next Hit Musical

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical

October 26 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” The hysterical Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted…

Bassement Musicians

Basement Musicians: Men In Black

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show The Basement Musicians play the music they love and they do it well! This group of central and southern NJ family men perform the best of '50s, '60s and '70s classic rock, country, and folk music. Their “Men in Black” show pays homage to such great artists as Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis, and more.…

Don Braden

Don Braden: Earth Wind and Wonder

October 28 @ 3:00 pm

Photo credit Chris Drukker Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20 Planning on attending multiple Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon shows? Consider purchasing a Jazz Club Subscription instead! Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am About the Show Join saxophonist and flutist Don Braden when he takes the Grunin Center Stage in support of his new album, Earth Wind and Wonder, an exciting new project in which he explores the wide-ranging catalogue of Earth Wind and Fire…

Mandy Gonzalez

Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!

November 2 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $57 - $42 Pre-Show Dinner available from Prime 13 for $25 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!     About the Show The sensational Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked, In the Heights, Madam Secretary) brings her sultry sophistication to The Grunin Center in Mandy Gonzalez: Fearless!, an unforgettable evening of elegance, romance and celebration. The unmatched power and grace of Mandy's signature style turns new songs…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko

November 4 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $29 - $25 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show San Jose Taiko (SJT) has been mesmerizing audiences since 1973 with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the taiko.  Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music.…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko: Rhythm Journey (Schools n Stage)

November 5 @ 10:00 am
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5 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 Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late…

San Jose Taiko

San Jose Taiko: Rhythm Journey (Schools n Stage)

November 5 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2018 at 1:00pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, Free, For Grades K-5 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 Unknown to most, taiko is the Japanese word for drums of any origin. In North America, the term has evolved to refer to the young art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming featuring the Japanese drum). This art form began in Japan in the late…

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

November 8 - November 18

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates     About the Show Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. “The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious.” — NY Times. “…a perfectly poised and…

Lee Rocker

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

November 9 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning, and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Come…

Alice

OCVTS Performing Arts Academy presents: Alice in Wonderland

November 15 - November 17

  Get Tickets Main Stage Tickets $16 Outside Presenter   About the Show The New York Public Library recently began a program of releasing classic novels on Instagram to make them more accessible in the world of social media. The first book this esteemed organization chose to release in this very modern way was Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s confounding book was first published in 1865 and has never been out of print. It’s staying power is a…

Max Weinberg

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $55 - $42 Gold Circle VIP Private Meet & Greet available for $115 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band—where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame…

Westminster Concert Bell Choir

November 30 @ 7:30 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $20 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!     About the Show 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, conducted by Kathleen Ebling Shaw. Celebrating the 40th year of the hand bell curriculum, Westminster Choir College was the first institution in the world to…

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 1 @ 1:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead!   About the Show 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…

Sounds of the Season

The Sounds of the Season

December 1 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $20, Senior $18 Contact the Ticket Office for Group and Student Rates. Presented by the Ocean County College Concert Band   About the Show Sleigh Bells, ho-ho-ho’s, the clip clop of horses, the excitement and warmth of brass, winds, and percussion; these are the “Sounds of the Season,” and that is exactly what you will get at the Ocean County College Concert Band’s Holiday Performance! Join us as we get you, your family, and friends…

Christmas with the Celts

Christmas with the Celts

December 2 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show Christmas with the Celts is an uplifting and spirited holiday musical celebration starring international music group The Celts and a cast of fantastic dancers. Launched as a live concert attraction after several successful seasons as a PBS-TV Special this show has been a proven audience pleaser and ticket seller since it’s live launch…

Christmas Pageant

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 6 - December 16

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates   About the Show Back by popular demand! In this hilarious and heartwarming tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem- and the fun-when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Written by Barbara Robinson. Directed by Will Salmons. Performances: Thursday,…

Kara Cooney

National Geographic Live – When Women Ruled the World

December 6 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35  National Geographic Live Experience Package also available, which includes tickets to 3 Nat Geo Live Lectures for $80 per person (+ ticket fee). Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Purchase a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Lecture Kara Cooney When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the…

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 8 @ 1:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $12 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead!   About the Show 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,…

Holiday Express

The Holiday Express Band presents: A Family Matinee

December 9 @ 11:00 am

  Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $30, Child (12 and under) $25   About the Show 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 of traditional, gospel, and rock’n soul holiday music in a spectacular performance that will touch…

Rockapella

Rockapella

December 13 @ 7:30 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show They’ve become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group out there in this new era of movies like Pitch Perfect, network television a cappella shows, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses…

Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass – Christmas Time is Here

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

Photo credit MB Daellenbach & Ravindra Singh Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $40 Pre-Show Dinner available from Prime 13 for $25 pp. Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead! About the Show In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its approximately 100 albums worldwide,…

Ana Gasteyer

Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

Photo credit Peter Hapak Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show With her joyful sass and pizzazz, singer, actress and comedienne Ana Gasteyer hosts a good old-fashioned holiday party, as a follow up to her hugely popular cabaret show “I’m Hip!".  Best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live, Gasteyer can currently be seen starring in Netflix’s critically acclaimed comedy series, Lady Dynamite, TBS’ People of Earth as well as…

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $30 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   About the Show The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed…

Electric Christmas

A Very Electric Christmas

December 23 @ 3:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead!   About the Show Lightwire Theater, known for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and music designed to evoke imagery, debuted their first holiday show “A Very Electric Christmas” in their hometown of New Orleans in December of 2013. This captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centers on a young bird…

Electric Christmas

A Very Electric Christmas

December 23 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2018 at 6:00pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $17 Child $10 Planning on attending multiple RWJBarnabas Health Family Series shows? Consider purchasing a FAST Pack Subscription instead!   About the Show Lightwire Theater, known for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and music designed to evoke imagery, debuted their first holiday show “A Very Electric Christmas” in their hometown of New Orleans in December of 2013. This captivating and magical tale of adventure, friendship and love, centers on a young bird…

Rickie Lee Jones

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

February 22, 2019 @ 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…

Acoustically Speaking

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

March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Please note - This performance has been rescheduled from February 16, 2019 to March 2, 2019. Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Planning on attending multiple Grunin Presents shows? Consider purchasing a Buy More/Save More Subscription instead!   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…

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