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Sat

Feb 23

2:00 PM

The musical hit, CHICAGO is a satirical look at fame, the justice system, and the publicity machine created by media. Based on a real-life trial in the 1920s, Chicago is about Roxie Hart, an aspiring wannabe nightclub singer who is arrested for murder and her attempts to get away with it. With show stopping numbers like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Roxie Hart, Chicago is a hilarious, scathing look at how some achieve being a celebrity.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Feb 23

7:00 PM

The musical hit, CHICAGO is a satirical look at fame, the justice system, and the publicity machine created by media. Based on a real-life trial in the 1920s, Chicago is about Roxie Hart, an aspiring wannabe nightclub singer who is arrested for murder and her attempts to get away with it. With show stopping numbers like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Roxie Hart, Chicago is a hilarious, scathing look at how some achieve being a celebrity.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Fri

Mar 01

7:00 PM

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 sponsor please contact 732-446-3636 or email office@werekickinit.org
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Mar 09

8:00 PM


James D'Amico Productions & Tommy's House Present:

VOYAGE the #1 JOURNEY tribute band in the world, Featuring HUGO.


Watch Voyage perform JOURNEY's music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, VOYAGE has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute.

Singer Hugo, is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry, both visually and vocally. He continues to stun fans with his miraculous resemblance, exact mannerisms and identical voice to Steve. Fans agree that VOYAGE delivers the closest experience to the original Steve Perry fronted lineup.The band also features world class New York musicians; Robby Hoffman, Greg Smith, Charlie Zeleny and Al Spinelli who along with Hugo have brought the show to critical acclaim through the many sold out shows as well as private and corporate events throughout America. VOYAGE takes you back to the '80's era when the timeless music of JOURNEY ruled the airwaves. See it to believe it!

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

Mar 15

8:00 PM

JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:


THE OUTLAWS with special guest Southern Steel. For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.


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

Mar 17

6:00 PM

A very special event to benefit Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT! Sunday March 17 at 6pm, 90.5 The Night Presents a special Songwriters Circle featuring Matthew Caws (of Nada Surf), Davy Knowles, Anthony D'Amato Music, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt and Lefty & Zeek (aka Glen Burtnik & Bob Burger), Scott Terry of Red Wanting Blue!! Join us all at The Strand Theater in Lakewood for an intimate night of songs and stories to benefit Brookdale Public Radio!
https://donate.nprstations.org/wbjb/songwriters-circle
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ

BCCT Presents Aladdin Jr. APRIL 5, 6, 7th

BCCT Presents Aladdin Jr. APRIL 5, 6, 7th
The story you know & love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin & his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp & the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will & his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs & more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for audiences of all ages! Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show.
For more information: bcct.org or 732.920.9041
https://bcct.booktix.com
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Thu

Apr 11

7:30 PM

Iain Matthews RETURNS! Join us for a special evening with Iain Matthews as he celebrates his 50th Anniversary as a musician and the release of his autobiography “Thro' My Eyes”
The evening will be a celebration of his career with songs from Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort, Plainsong as well as his own solo works
Iain will also do some readings from his new autobiography “Thro My Eyes”.
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Sat

Apr 13

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

April 26, 27, 28, 2019

April 26, 27, 28, 2019
Celebrate 50 years of Strawbs during this three-day celebration of the folk/rock/prog legends, hosted by founding member David Cousins! Confirmed guests include producer Tony Visconti, Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam, electronic music pioneer Larry Fast, Hooters founder Eric Bazilian and singer/songwriter/author Wesley Stace and, pending VISA approval, Strawbs & Bee Gees keyboardist Blue Weaver.
Sets include Strawbs & Guests backed by a full symphony orchestra, the first live performance of Grave New World, Acoustic Strawbs with Annie Haslam remember Sandy Denny, Larry Fast & David Cousins, Dave Lambert’s Fire, John Ford Band and a special set of “A Collection of Antiques And Curios”, a star studded Strawbs tribute.
VIP PACKAGE – SOLD OUT
2 DAY PASS – Access to all Friday and Saturday sets
Friday Only – 6:00 PM till ? Several sets culminating with Strawbs & Terra Nova Orchestra
Saturday Only – 1:00 PM till ? Full day of music including Grave New World Live
- All Ages Show -
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Fri

May 03

7:30 PM

Steve Solomon, author & star of the 3-time award-winning, acclaimed show “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” now brings you “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt - the Therapy Continues.” Almost a million people throughout the US & overseas have laughed till they cried at Steve’s hit shows - including his last Strand appearance. Native of Brooklyn, Steve grew up in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, the perfect training ground for a dialectician. As the class clown & as a very authentic sounding Chinese restaurant delivery boy, Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage. He’s won the CT Drama Desk Award plus other noms & wins for Best Actor & Best New Play. Prepare to laugh, cry & spend a wonderful side-splitting evening with Steve & his wacky family. Each of the 20 or so characters is brought to life by Steve using the voices and dialects that they possess in real life. Presented by Praia Entertainment of Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
- 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!


Doors open 6:30 PM
- 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 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
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 12

7:00 PM

an evening of unexplained ghostly sightings, voices & activities that have been documented and featured in the Asbury Park Press. An investigation of the historic Strand Theater. Hear the claims & participate first hand in the investigation hosted by Barry Ruggiero, founder of 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 teams equipment. Entrance will be limited & runs about 3 hours.
- 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