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RECITAL SEASON

RECITAL SEASON
Our wonderful RECITAL SEASON BEGINS in April and then dances on out by the end of June. We will be simply enjoying the talent.

Memories are made this way.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ

July 26 at 7:30 July 27 at 2:00 and 7:30 July 28 at 2:00

July 26 at 7:30 July 27 at 2:00 and 7:30 July 28 at 2:00
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the new Broadway adaption sure to delight audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features incredible orchestration, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream.

July 26 at 7:30
July 27 at 2:00 and 7:30
July 28 at 2:00
Tickets $14-18
Tickets available NOW at bcct.booktix.com and for more information please visit www.bcct.org or email info@bcct.org you won't want to miss it!
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Aug 10

8:00 PM

James D'Amico Productions Presents



LETS HANG ON A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

Performing to sold out audiences nation wide, Let’s Hang On! has established itself as the premiere tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Capturing that iconic sound with crisp harmonies and sleek choreography you are sure to take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music from the 1960’s. Proudly dubbed America’s #1 Frankie Valli tribute show, if you liked “Jersey Boys” you will love Let’s Hang On!




Just Us has been entertaining loyal fans for the past 30 years. Just Us began as an Oldies band, and evolved into one of the most well known bands in the tri state area, playing popular music from all eras. In April of 1990, the band was chosen to open Donald Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and was featured at all of Mr. Trump's private parties. Just Us has opened for celebrities such as Frankie Valli, Chicago, Frankie Avalon, The Platters, and more.
Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Wed

Aug 14

6:30 PM

Salute to Our First Responders! The event will be in the evening, a kosher dinner will be served along with an open bar. Entertainment will be provided by Acoustic NRG for your dining pleasure. All organizations are welcome to wear your uniform or dress attire. Our honorees for the evening are:
• Ocean County Sheriff’s Department
• Lakewood Police Department
• Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department
• Lakewood Fire Department
• Lakewood Volunteer First Aid
• Lakewood First Aid EMS
• Lakewood OEM
• Hatzolah
• LCSW
• Chaveirim
• PBA
• Bikur Cholim

Come celebrate with us as we honor our men and women who are there for us when we need them most.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Aug 17

7:00 PM

ELVIS FOREVER Will be another Great Tribute!
Richie Santa and his 10 piece band. Capture it all. The EXCITEMENT ENERGY, CHARISMA and FUN along with your favorite songs performed by one of the America’s favorite Elvis Tribute Artists. Special performance by Comedian Linda Axelrod as the unforgettable Joan Rivers will just be the start of another amazing show! Tickets include an after show Meet n' Greet Party with free CAKE AND COFFEE in the GALLERY!
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Sep 14

7:00 PM

“BRILLIANT WRITING! BRILLIANT ACTING! A GREAT PLAY!”-Federico Castelluccio (Furio from The Sopranos, Film Director & FIne Artist) Straight from its Off-Broadway run, 3 EGG CREAMS - A RHAPSODY IN THE
RAIN, returns to The Strand, where it was first fully realized November of last year. An 80-minute, 5-character, one actor tour-de-force starring Vince Bandille, 3 EGG CREAMS, written & directed by George Cameron Grant, along with script advisor Debbie Saccomanno, is inspired by & features the timeless
music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE (Lightning Strikes, Rhapsody in the Rain). It's the story of Vin Morrone and the lost love of his life, Angela. A story that spans a lifetime, it's about jukeboxes, first love, second chances, & the courage to answer the question:
“What if life brought you a second chance for true, unconditional love? Would you cut and run, or would you take it?” Woven through Vin’s journey are the classic hits of Lou Christie, which you will definitely go home singing! Orchestra & Loge ONLY.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Sep 21

8:00 PM

JAMES DAMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH "TRAMPS LIKE US"


They where hired by The NFL to perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day as well as at The NFL's Official Super Bowl XLVIII Tailgate Party in front of Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. PERFORMING IN FRONT OVER OVER 40,000 PEOPLE and live TV around the world! Tramps Like Us brings more than 27 years of road-tested musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet’s most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, music industry personal, and the ONLY tribute band to be endorsed by members of "The Springsteen Camp" such as former producer and manager Mike Appel and the official Springsteen Radio Station: E Street Radio/Sirius XM. They have performed over 2000 concerts and have rocked over 1 million fans and feature a line up of seasoned and professional musicians with a repertoire of over 140 songs.

Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Sep 28

7:00 PM

Join us for this timeless fairy tale of rags-to-riches and love conquers all as Cinderella transforms from a sad young woman into a beautiful princess, despite the best efforts of her overbearing evil stepsisters. Set to Serge Prokofiev’s hauntingly beautiful score and as if stepping between the pages of a beloved storybook, AC Ballet’s Cinderella will vividly delight audiences with the beauty and majesty of classical ballet, wrapped in the promise of “happily ever after,” and generously sprinkled with a wonderful dose of humor. Complete with a fairy Godmother, a handsome prince and an unforgettable ball, the magnificent staging, music and costumes make this production a delight for all ages.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Fri

Oct 04

7:30 PM

Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live returns to the Strand… Starring The Duprees (“You Belong to Me”, “Have You Heard”, “My Own True Love”, “Why Don’t You Believe Me”), The Marcels (“Blue Moon”, “Heartaches”), The Belmonts (“A Teenager in Love”, “I Wonder Why”, “Where or When”, “That’s My Desire”), The Capris (“There’s a Moon Out Tonight”, “Morse Code of Love”) and for the first time ever at the Strand, the Leaders of the Pack - 3 hilarious original lead singers live on stage together: Vito Picone of The Elegants (“Little Star”), Emil Stucchio of The Classics (“Till Then”) and Bobby d’Andrea of The Knockouts (“Darling Lorraine”).
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Oct 05

6:00 PM

THE KICKIN’ IT KIDS PRESENT:
KINDNESS CONCERT & COMEDY SHOW
OCTOBER 5 at 6:00pm

The Kickin’ It Kids present a night to unite with music and laughter! Musicians and comedians
Come together to support “BULLYING ... We’re Kickin’ It a 501c3 nonprofit that helps to create peaceful classrooms across the country and the Kickin’ It Kids Anti- Bullying and Leadership Center the first and only of its kind in the Country
Located in Manalapan NJ educating , supporting and empowering over 2,100 + students annually.

During the positively entertaining evening you will enjoy visiting the vendor welcome tables some will have tasty treats, browsing student art designs and each entry will receive Thank You Tokens that can be used for the Token Table...all this will leave you feeling good knowing that you are helping to support our youth.

For information on how to be a vendor or a sponsor please contact 732-446-3636 or email
Office@werekickinit.org
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Oct 12

7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of unexplained ghostly sightings, voices & activities that have been documented by the Strand Theater as featured in the Asbury Park Press. Event starting promptly at 7:00pm & hosted by New Jersey Paranormal Investigations. Special guest star appearance by Chris DiCesare, "The Ghost Boy of Geneseo." Chris will share his extraordinary survival from an extreme haunting. Followed by an investigation of the historic Strand Theater. Hear the claims & participate first hand in the investigation hosted by New Jersey Paranormal Investigations. Everything you have seen on TV but, have been reluctant to explore, you will overcome and realize some fears are real. Participate in live EVP sessions, ITC experiments including spirit box & the portal. We encourage you to bring your own equipment for this one-of-a kind paranormal event. First come first serve basis on using the team’s equipment. All proceeds go to the preservation and maintenance of the theater. Runs about 3 hours.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Oct 26

8:00 PM

JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:


ABBA REVISITED

"A Tribute to Abba" All your favorite Abba songs performed buy the number one Abba Tribute Band. If you love Abba you surely don't want to miss this show.
Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sun

Oct 27

4:00 PM

Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic gothic horror story, The Atlantic City Ballet's choreographer Phyllis Papa’s Dracula mixes romance and passion with horror and pain. Taking place in 16th century Europe, this original ballet, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets and a gripping score, has become one of the biggest hits in Atlantic City Ballet’s 34-year history. Your invitation awaits to experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition you’ll never forget! Tickets $35 Orch/Loge, $25 Mezz, $20 Seniors, $15 Students. Choose all 4 Ballets & SAVE Info on Subscriptions 609-348-7201
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Nov 09

8:00 PM

JAMES DAMICO PRODUCTIONS AND TOMMY'S HOUSE PRESENT


IN THE MOOD is a celebration of the music of the 1930s & 40s – the Big Band era. It was the last time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With our live sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and our fabulous IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers, the great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic – all happening at the same time. With music arrangements, costumes and choreography IN THE MOOD is as authentic as it gets.
Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Nov 23

8:00 PM

JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND TOMMYS HOUSE PRESENT


The Machine Performs Pink Floyd “with the Interstellar light & Multimedia show” America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd. The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest. “amazing…chilling accuracy”.-Rolling Stone!
Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ

BCCT Presents FROZEN December 6th at 7:30 December 7th at 2:00 and 7:30 December 8th 2:00

BCCT Presents FROZEN December 6th at 7:30 December 7th at 2:00 and 7:30 December 8th 2:00
BCCT Presents Frozen Jr.

December 6th at 7:30

December 7th at 2:00 and 7:30

December 8th 2:00

Frozen JR. brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage in this enchanting modern classic from Disney based on the 2018 Broadway musical. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

All Tickets: $15

On sale in October!
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Dec 21

7:00 PM

In its 6th year partnering with The Garden State Philharmonic, The Atlantic City Ballet’s Nutcracker, is one of the areas time honored traditions and a treasured classic. The ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the many magical moments, of this beloved holiday ballet. There’s no better way to spend the holidays with family and friends than by sharing Atlantic City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Tickets $40 Orchestra, $50 Loge, $25 Mezzanine & Tier $20 Seniors all seats $15 Student all seats. Subscriptions 609-348-7201
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ

DONATE DONATE

DONATE DONATE
The Donation Box is in the lobby and EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT WILL HELP ASSIST IN THE OPERATION COSTS THE HISTORIC GEM OF OCEAN COUNTY! Give from the heart to keep the heart of the arts lights burning. Don't want to use your credit card? Send a check to Strand Ventures, Inc. 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701 Attn: F. Whitney We thank you for your continued support!
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ

TAKE A SEAT!

TAKE A SEAT!
Honor or memorialize your family, friends, firm, association, group or individuals by naming a seat in their honor in our historic theater! Your generous contribution will be recognized with a beautiful brass marker on the seat of your choice, (on a first come basis). This will remain as a testimonial to a commitment to the Arts at THE STRAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS!
Front Row $1,000, Orchestra $500, Loge $300, Mezzanine $200, Tier $100 per marker. Short ceremony can be arranged. Please note: Not all seats available. Arrangement must be made by contacting fran@strand.org via email only.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Apr 18

8:00 PM

JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND THE STRAND THEATER PRESENT:


THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
Beatlemania was a Broadway hit show back in the 1970’s that featured outstanding Beatle impersonators in a multi-media tribute to the most celebrated musical group of all time. After a successful run on Broadway, the show opened to packed houses in L.A. and London. Today, members of the Broadway and touring companies perform in concert as The Cast of Beatlemania.
Doors open 6:30 PM
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ