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Swingadelic Presents a Centennial Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

July 25 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets This is the year of the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Ella than an evening of her music with the popular Swingadelic band featuring vocalist Vanessa Perea!

Bubble Trouble

July 26 @ 11:30 am

Main Stage, Free Show SOLD OUT! Reservations are required. Please contact Jaclyn Wood, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 to reserve your seats. A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of…

Up in Arms’: Monster Intelligence

August 4 @ 11:30 am

Main Stage, Free Show Reserve Tickets Reservations are required. Please contact Jaclyn Wood, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 to reserve your seats. Melvin the monster is another year older but still not old enough for his license to scream. His birthday wish changes that and the Division for Monster Screams grants his wish on the condition of passing his test. Learning this new information can be difficult for Melvin and he sets off on a quest to learn…

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Brundibár Children’s Opera

August 20 @ 2:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets Sponsored by     In collaboration with the Count Basie Theatre, this full stage production of Brundibár and Friedl will be the cumulative performance following a 2-week summer children's opera camp. Brundibár, by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása, tells the story of a brother and sister who join forces with a sparrow, a cat and a dog to outwit an evil organ grinder named Brundibár. Brundibár was performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp…

Geoff Gallante

August 23 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      The 15-year-old jazz trumpet prodigy Geoff Gallante- who has practically grown up on the Grunin Center stage- returns to his native Toms River to show off the incredible playing that has turned him into a worldwide sensation at such a young age. He will be performing a special duo concert with Joe Holt on piano, playing scintillating interpretations of some of the best loved classic jazz tunes from the 1920s, 30s and…

The British Invasion Years

September 16 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 - $20 Buy Tickets      More than just The Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one! First, you will hear classic songs by iconic Sixties British groups. The Beatles took the first step by swinging the door open and turning the music world on its ear. As a result, American fans began to thirst for more British music. England answered the call by sending their very best – all of whom were eager to…

Champian Fulton

September 19 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      Please note - the date of this performance has been changed to Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM Internationally renowned vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton makes her Grunin Center debut, performing songs off of her critically acclaimed albums After Dark (a tribute to Dinah Washington) and her latest, Speechless. Her quartet will feature Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, Dor Samoha on bass and Fuku Tainaka on drums. Come hear why jazz writer…

Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway

September 22 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $39 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner in the Black Box Theatre catered by Prime 13.   101 Years of Broadway is a sprawling revue of American musical treasures from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber -- including dazzling tributes to Rodgers and Hart, Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar Hammerstein. 101 Years of Broadway is an unforgettable evening of music that “will keep Broadway…

Storm Large

October 1 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      Storm Large shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where she built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Storm made her debut with the band Pink Martini in 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  She continues to tour internationally with the band. Her memoir, Crazy Enough, was released…

Resonances Boreales

Resonances Boreales – Northern Vibes

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
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Novins Planetarium, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation to capture with his video team the northern lights in 360 degrees and in real time. Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the…

Resonances Boreales

Resonances Boreales – Northern Vibes

October 6 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm

Novins Planetarium, Tickets $20 Buy Tickets With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield, Roman Zavada created new piano compositions inspired by the aurora borealis of the Northwest Territories. Zavada then returned to the scene of his creation to capture with his video team the northern lights in 360 degrees and in real time. Acclaimed by critics and the public for its beauty and originality, this outstanding 360 degree piano performance immerses the audience above the…

At the “Jass” Band Ball with Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

October 11 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20 Buy Tickets      On the morning of February 26, 1917, while America simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company brought a band of five musical revolutionaries from New Orleans into their new recording studio at 46 West 38th Street in Manhattan. They called themselves "The Original Dixieland 'Jass' Band", and they played an exciting, fiery kind of music that was unlike anything else on record at that time, and which the…

Ailey II

October 13 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $45 - $39 Buy Tickets      The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. This show…

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

October 14 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $35 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner at Caneda’s White Rooster.   Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti,…

PROOF

October 19 - October 29

Black Box Theatre, Adult $15 Buy Tickets OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: PROOF by David Auburn On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103…

Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets

October 21 @ 2:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $15, Child $10 Buy Tickets      Tim Kubart’s concerts are an indie pop dance party for all ages. Joined on stage by his band, the “Space Cadets” (and a tap-dancing sidekick!), Tim performs songs celebrating real life kid and family moments and milestones. Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets is highly interactive, musically rich show, and always speaks to kids at the top of their intelligence. This show is eligible for the FAST Pack Subscription!  

Jon Meacham – Blauvelt Lecture Series

October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Main Stage, Lecture $40 Gallery, Add-On Meet & Greet, $35 Buy Tickets Presented by Barbara and Harvey York, and Causeway Family of Dealerships Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our…

Tony Danza

Tony Danza: Standards and Stories

October 25 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $54 - $49 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $30 Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.   For one night only, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza, will make his Grunin Center debut with his hit cabaret act, Standards & Stories. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band.  Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards…

The Everly Brothers Experience

October 27 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      The Zmed Brothers bring a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers Experience to the stage. Zachary and Dylan Zmed celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between country and R&B, creating Rock ‘N’ Roll that had never been heard before. With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The…

Vietnam… through my lens

October 29 @ 3:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $25 Buy Tickets      This is a soldier's story. Stu Richel proudly served in the U.S. Army and, through much of 1969, was a combat photographer/writer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam; it is that service which provides the impetus for this solo performance.  No blood and guts.  No political statements.  Lots of humor…and pathos.  Just one guy’s intensely personal perspective. Stu shares memories, photos, reflections, all related directly or indirectly to his service in Vietnam…the odd…

Church Sisters

The Church Sisters

November 2 @ 7:30 pm

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…

Candid Camera

Candid Camera’s 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt

November 4 @ 8:00 pm

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…

Preservation Hall

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet

November 7 @ 7:30 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45 Buy Tickets         Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner at Caneda’s White Rooster.   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 of music that showcases…

Arlo Guthrie

November 9 @ 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…

Telling: Jersey Shore

November 10 - November 19

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…

Peter Noone

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

November 25 @ 2:00 pm
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Main Stage, Tickets $43 - $39 Buy Tickets      Lunch/Dinner Add On Available: $25 Lunch (2pm show) or Dinner (8pm show) 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…

Peter Noone

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

November 25 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Main Stage, Tickets $43 - $39 Buy Tickets      Lunch/Dinner Add On Available: $25 Lunch (2pm show) or Dinner (8pm show) 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…

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

November 30 - December 10

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. Thu., Nov 30, 2017…

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 2 @ 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…

Concert Band

OCC Concert Band Presents: The Magic of the Season

December 2 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple

December 8 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, Tickets $39 - $35 Buy Tickets      Dinner Add On Available: $25 Dinner at Caneda's White Rooster.   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…

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 9 @ 1:00 pm

Main Stage, Adult $12, Child $10 Buy Tickets      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, and a cast of enchanting characters. This ballet is narrated for your added enjoyment. This show is eligible for the…

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