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Events

Feb
9
Fri
Lovers and Other Strangers @ Freehold Resident Theatre Company
Feb 9 – Mar 11 all-day
Lovers and Other Strangers @ Freehold Resident Theatre Company  | Freehold | New Jersey | United States

“Lovers and Other Strangers” is a hilarious compilation of shows featuring the many complications of love. Come to Freehold Resident Theatre this February and March to join in on the fun!

Feb
17
Sat
The Bridge of San Luis Ray @ Two River Theatre
Feb 17 – Mar 18 all-day
The Bridge of San Luis Ray @ Two River Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Come see “The Bridge of San Luis Ray” by Thornton Wilder winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, based on his classic novel. This quiet masterpiece—a dazzling rumination on the nature of love—will be brought to life on stage by a troupe of actors led by one of the singular figures in the American theater: writer and actor David Greenspan, the winner of five Obie Awards.

Feb
23
Fri
Adam Trent Magic Show @ Count Basie Theatre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come to Count Basie Theatre this February for the exhilarating, mind-altering performance that is the Magic of Adam Trent. Show starts at 8PM February 23rd at Count Basie Theatre, and tickets run from $29 to $79.

“Seeing is dis-believing!” – New York Times

Feb
25
Sun
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company @ Monmouth University @ Pollack Theatre
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company @ Monmouth University @ Pollack Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The acclaimed Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company presents a diverse repertory concert.

The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope @ Pollak Theatre
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of a child of Holocaust survivors, dances illustrate the devastation, yet inspires hope as immigrants’ journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance.

Mar
2
Fri
Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad @ Algonquin Theater
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am
Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

This stirring drama* with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share Harriet Tubman’s adventurous life, the joys, sorrows, and challenges, in this moving musical message.

*Please Note: This production includes strong, historically accurate language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Mar
3
Sat
Earth Room Concerts presents Jesse Terry @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm
Earth Room Concerts presents Jesse Terry @  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County | Middletown | New Jersey | United States

Come see Jesse Terry March 3rd, he is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. You will not want to miss this show!

Mar
14
Wed
Indigo Girls @ Count Basie Theatre @ Count Basie Theatre
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Indigo Girls @ Count Basie Theatre @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. Their latest release, Beauty Queen Sister, has secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation. Come out and see an amazing show!

Mar
22
Thu
Comedy Special: Dave Attel and Jeff Ross @ Count Basie Theatre
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm
Comedy Special: Dave Attel and Jeff Ross @ Count Basie Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Join comedians Dave Attel and Jeff Ross on stage together at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Jeff Ross, known as “The Roastmaster General” is a respected comedian, writer, and producer. Comedian Dave Attel has been named one of the 25 Funniest People in America by Entertainment Weekly Magazine.

 

Mar
24
Sat
Rockit Live Foundation Spring Audition Session @ Count Basie Theatre
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Rockit Live Foundation Spring Audition Session @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

ROCKIT: Rockit Academy, The Count Basie Theatre’s resident rock and roll performance program, is helmed by the Rockit Live Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Rockit! runs four, seven-week programs per year, where kids aged 8-18 learn a specific repertoire of songs, supplemented with individual instruction. At the conclusion of their session, as many as sixty young musicians form separate groups to perform live on the Basie’s historic Asbury Park Press stage.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Rockin’ Road to Dublin returns to Pollak Theatre in 2018 by popular demand! Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock ‘n’ roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats.

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of relaxed and inspired round-robins.  This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park, has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

Apr
7
Sat
Cinderella @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cinderella @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

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.

Apr
13
Fri
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour @ Count Basie Theatre
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm
Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia The First, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, The Lion Guard and more! Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around! Check VIP package deals for meet-and-greets and more. Show times are at 12 pm, 3 pm, and 6 pm.

Apr
14
Sat
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Two River Theatre  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a play about five unmarried sisters living on the coast of Ireland in 1936. In 1992 it won the Tony award for best new play.

Apr
24
Tue
Todrick Hall American @ iPlay America's Event Center
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Todrick Hall American @ iPlay America's Event Center | Freehold | New Jersey | United States

Todrick Hall, Youtube Star and Dancer who appeared in Beyonce’s “Lemonade” music video and served as one of the choreographers of Taylor Swifts music video, “Look What You Made Me Do,” is coming to iPlay America. The Broadway Actor and Streamy Award Winner kicks off his new world tour “Todrick Hall American: The Forbidden Tour.” The tour features a brand new storyline with new songs, costumes and production.

 

Apr
29
Sun
Madame Butterfly @ Algonquin Theater
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Madame Butterfly @ Algonquin Theater  | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The grandeur of opera returns to the Algonquin stage! Witness Puccini’s score in an engaging and educational setting, as Father Alphonse shares his insight on key moments.

May
3
Thu
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood @ Count Basie Theater
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood @ Count Basie Theater | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com.

My Father’s Dragon @ Count Basie Theatre
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
My Father's Dragon @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

With talking animals, a daring rescue, a flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor throughout, this fabulous adventure is brought to the stage in Enchantment Theatre’s distinctive style. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to bring you the story of a compassionate and courageous young boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon.

May
4
Fri
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest @ Center Players, Freehold, NJ's Resident Theatre Company
May 4 – Jun 3 all-day

Come to the Center Playhouse this May and in early June for showings of the classic play “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Written by Dale Wasserman and Directed by Dave McGrath. It is based on the novel by Ken Kesey, and is about the main character Randall Patrick McMurphy who gets transferred from a Prison Farm to a Mental Institution. He comes to discover that the institution is actually a more restrictive and cruel environment to live in, in many ways…

Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring-a-Ding-DING! @ Pollack Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Brianna, a charming and curious girl, hops into an ‘adventure-through-the-seasons’ in Spring-A-Ding-DING! A colorful cast of characters create the vivid enchantment of springtime. Jump-roping frogs, twirling flowers, dancing birds, glittering rain showers and even a contortionist earthworm bring the budding season to life!

May
5
Sat
Wizard of Oz @ State Theatre New Jersey
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wizard of Oz @ State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs.

May
6
Sun
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Luisa Miller Encore: Metropolitcan Opera @ Pollak Theater | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart.

May
11
Fri
Peter Yarrow @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Peter Yarrow @ Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts  | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Legendary musician Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuating the major events with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love. From his life in Greenwich Village in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Yarrow shares a part of American history influenced heavily by music. Yarrow creates community within his audiences through his reflections in both words and music.

The Producers @ Algonquin Theater
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Producers @ Algonquin Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends.