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Love Sick

Love/Sick

April 25 - May 5

Get Tickets Black Box Adult $15, Seniors $12 Call for Group and Student Rates About the Show John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a follow up to his critically acclaimed ALMOST MAINE. The show is a 90 minute nine-play cycle about love and loss. Love can be messy in this romantic comedy where a unique cast of characters battle for love with heartwarming optimism. Each play has its own arc and tells the story of a couple at a crossroads in their…

John Pizzarelli Limited Seating

John Pizzarelli Trio “For Centennial Reasons: 100 Years Salute to Nat King Cole”

April 26 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $49 - $45   About the Show "Nat King Cole is the reason why I do what I do," comments John Pizzarelli. "The joy that he brought me has never faded and the musicality of his group remains fresh and vibrant to this day.” John Pizzarelli recently released his new album, For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole on Ghostlight Deluxe, an imprint of Ghostlight Records. Following high-profile collaborations with Sir Paul McCartney and…

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 tale, 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 Military, 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…

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…

Bronx Wanderers Limited Seating

The Bronx Wanderers

May 19 @ 5:00 pm

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

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…

OCC Jazz Band

OCC Jazz Band In Concert

May 20 @ 7:30 pm

Free Admission   Presented by the Ocean County College Jazz Band     About the Show This talented, creative, versatile, and entertaining 14-piece band, directed by Ocean County College music professor, Dave Marowitz, makes it’s third appearance on the main stage at the Grunin Center. Powered by a 8-piece horn section, a 5-piece rhythm section, and vocalist, they will perform swing, soul jazz, hard bop, vocalese, jazz funk, smooth jazz, fusion, and music influenced by free jazz. You’ll hear original…

Hope Rises 2019

The Hope Rises Concert – An Evening with Chris Pinnella

June 1 @ 8:00 pm

Main Stage, $50 - $100 Gallery (Reception) and Main Stage (Concert) Buy Tickets About the Show The HOPE Center and HOPE Sheds Light are proud to present Nationally Acclaimed vocalist Chris Pinnella (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) as he premieres ‘Illuminate.’ Join Pinnella for an evening featuring powerhouse vocals, a 15 Piece Orchestra, and stunning original arrangements by Pinnella and Broadway composer / music director Justin Hornback (Hello Dolly, The Band’s Visit, School of Rock & More). Songs in the set will vary,…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 9:30 am
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 11:15 am
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Magic School Bus

The Magic School Bus

June 3 @ 1:45 pm
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One event on June 3, 2019 at 11:15am

One event on June 3, 2019 at 1:45pm

Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $10, 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 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must…

Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul (Schools n Stage)

June 6 @ 11:00 am

    Reserve Your School Group Main Stage, $7, For Grades 5-8 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 Brian Skerry Immerse yourself in the latest amazing stories from beneath the waves as a master underwater photographer reports on his most recent National Geographic assignments. Brian Skerry’s surprisingly intimate portraits of marine life have captured the imagination of a generation. From…

Ocean Soul

National Geographic Live – Ocean Soul

June 6 @ 7:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $35    About the Lecture Voyage across the oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer portraits of creatures so intimate they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio. Skerry dives eight months of the…

The Boomer Boys

The Boomer Boys!

June 22 @ 5:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $27 - $22 Call for Group Rates About the Show Meet The Boomer Boys! In this hilarious musical revue, a fun-loving “fat pack” of middle age men realize that the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends. That’s exactly what these guys do as they navigate everything from the depths of expanding waistlines to the heights of Viagra. Ladies, now is your chance to find out what…

Mike Kaplan Nonet

Mike Kaplan Nonet: Duke Meets Monk

June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Adult $24 Senior $20     About the Show The Mike Kaplan Nonet combines the strength, cohesion, and varied tonal colors of a big band, with the spontaneity and flexibility of a small group. The Nonet features 6 horns out front, an intuitive rhythm section, and plays original arrangements in a variety of styles and genres all filtered through the 21st century jazz sensibilities of the leader and band members.     The New Jersey Jazz…

Starry Nights with NJSO

Starry Nights with the NJSO

June 25 @ 8:00 pm

Free Event This outdoor event takes place on the Ocean County College Mall. Free Parking is available in Lot 2. Rain Location: Grunin Center Main Stage OCC Campus Map   About This Event Celebrate the diversity of the Americas with the NJSO this summer. Explore the continents with concert, theater and dance music from Leonard Bernstein, José Pablo Moncayo, Astor Piazzolla, Florence Price, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hear hits from West Side Story and Porgy and Bess, travel to…

Basement Musicians New

Basement Musicians: A Walk Down Memory Lane

June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $25     About the Show The Basement Musicians are lead singer Tony Pileggi and a group of central and southern NJ family men. They perform the best of the '50s, '60s and '70s classic rock, country and folk music. They perform the music of great artists like Neil Diamond, The Monkees, Gordon Lightfoot, Bee Gees, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Beatles, Jim Croce, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Everly Brothers and many more. The Basement Musicians play the music they love…

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

July 11 - July 21

Get Tickets Main Stage Adult $26, Seniors $17 Call for Group and Student Rates   Into the Woods The OCC Repertory Theatre Company takes the stage for their summer musical with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. Into the Woods tells the story of a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker…

Big Bang Boom

Big Bang Boom!

July 23 @ 10:00 am

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, July 16 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Established in 2007 out of Greensboro, North Carolina, Big Bang…

Big Bang Boom

Big Bang Boom!

July 23 @ 12:00 pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, July 16 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Established in 2007 out of Greensboro, North Carolina, Big Bang…

Doktor Kaboom

Doktor Kaboom!

July 30 @ 10:00 am
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One event on July 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, July 23 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Doktor Kaboom is an over the top German physicist with…

Doktor Kaboom

Doktor Kaboom!

July 30 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on July 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, July 23 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Doktor Kaboom is an over the top German physicist with…

The Amazing Max

The Amazing Max

August 7 @ 10:00 am
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Wednesday, July 31 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show The Amazing Max is an interactive magic show with a…

The Amazing Max

The Amazing Max

August 7 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Wednesday, July 31 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show The Amazing Max is an interactive magic show with a…

Squirrel Stole

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

August 13 @ 10:00 am
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One event on August 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, August 6th by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Sneaky squirrel robs girl! In this poignantly silly adventure tale…

Squirrel Stole

Squirrel Stole My Underpants

August 13 @ 12:00 pm
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One event on August 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, August 6th by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show Sneaky squirrel robs girl! In this poignantly silly adventure tale…

Janet's Planet

Janet’s Planet

August 19 @ 9:30 am

Main Stage ⋅ Free Call to Reserve Your School Or Camp CAMP shows are designed for local summer camps to have access to arts education during the summer months, free of charge. Limited tickets will be made available to the public. Reservations of public tickets begin Tuesday, July 16 by contacting Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0500 or jwood@ocean.edu. Reservations are required.   About the Show BLAST OFF with Janet's Planet! Explore the wonders of the…

Rufus Wainwright Grunin

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

August 23 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $59 - $39 VIP Package Available for $209   About the Show Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album “Rufus Does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy. His acclaimed…

Brad Williams

JF Party Dragon Presents: Comedy for a Cause with Brad Williams

October 17 @ 8:00 pm

Get Tickets Main Stage, Tickets $40   About the Show Brad Williams has become one of the funniest, most in-demand comedians working today. A California native, Brad started doing stand-up at age 19 and has been touring ever since. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. His one hour comedy special “Fun Size” was the highest rated…

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