Upcoming Events

MUSIC UNIVERSITY'S CHARITY FUND RAISER
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! 4th year Charity performance featuring the Bands and Students of MUSIC UNIVERSITY, raising money for Toys for Tots! $20 or $15 Plus Toy Donation. CALL 732-303-1100 or Purchase at Music University Freehold.
General : Genre: Band,Charity,Instrumental,Modern,Music
MUSIC UNIVERSITY
MUSIC UNIVERSITY
DRACULA THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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
Dance : Genre: Ballet
DRACULA
DRACULA
LAKEWOOD CHAMBER COMEDY NIGHT - GALLERY HAPPENING!
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting Comedy Night, for adults only, Thursday, October 25, 2018. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a light buffet (Kosher food available) and a cash bar in the Gallery. Show time with open seating is 7:30 p.m. Comedians include Brad Trackman from the Late, Late Show, Comics Unleashed, and Caroline’s NYC; Maria Walsh, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, and America’s Naughtiest Mommy; and Mick Thomas, a national headliner and Comedy Central.
General admission tickets are $40.00. Purchase tickets at www.mylakewoodchamber.com. Sponsorships at $300 include two show tickets in the Lakewood Chamber promotional materials. For sponsorships and further information, contact Denise 732-363-0012 or email staff@mylakewoodchamber.com. A portion of the proceeds will sponsor a high school scholarship. GALLERY EVENT!
General : Genre: Comedy
LAKEWOOD CHAMBER COMEDY NIGHT
LAKEWOOD CHAMBER COMEDY NIGHT
SCREAMS AT THE STRAND!
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Come to the 1st Annual “SCREAMS AT THE STRAND” Halloween Holiday Bash! Doors open at 7:00 screams til 12:00. Be part of the fun & terror and enter the GALLERY if you dare! Cash bar, food for purchase, special Halloween cocktails, LIVE entertainment featuring music from the 'JUNK RUMBLERS'!
Don’t miss the costume contest with PRIZES for different categories! (Best Couple, Scariest, Most Creative, Funniest, Peoples Choice) Free bar drink with your full price ticket purchase!
$20.00 in Advance from September 17 - October 25, $25.00 at the door.
Don’t miss the screening of the horror film classic “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (Movie only $10 cash at the Door 10:00pm )
The LAST THING YOU NEED to know, Coffin Photo Op!! Not for the faint of heart!
All proceeds to help the Strand Center for The Arts!
FundRaiser
SCREAMS AT THE STRAND!
SCREAMS AT THE STRAND!
A GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR WITH THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, CHARLIE THOMAS' DRIFTERS, THE CLASSICS IV AND SPECIAL GUEST UNCLE FLOYD
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND THE STRAND THEATER PRESENT:


A GOLDEN OLDIES SPECTACULAR

Featuring, The Brooklyn Bridge, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Classics Four and Uncle Floyd. Hear all your favorite oldies with 4 major headliners in one show. You don't want to miss this show.
Music : Genre: Oldies,Pop
WILLIAM GOLDSTEIN - LAKEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY FUND RAISER
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
William Goldstein has scored over 50 Movie & Television projects, including Fame & The Miracle Worker, has been a recording artist for both Motown & CBS Masterworks. His own label is distributed worldwide by The Orchard with over 60 albums currently available generating over 900,000 streams monthly. He has written on the arts for The New York Times & The Los Angeles Times. He has been a pioneer in the use of computers & electronic instruments in music. Since 2011 he has received international recognition for his ability to create music in real time, continuing the tradition of the great 18th & 19th century composer pianists. In recognition, KUSC the premier classical music station, started programming his music. He will share this experience with you this evening. Mr. Goldstein is a 1959 graduate from Lakewood High School & an inductee into the Alumni Hall of Fame. For further info, please go to website www.williamgoldstein.com $50. $20. Students ID required w/ ticket for admittance, Meet & Greet!

Music : Genre: Special Event
WILLIAM GOLDSTEIN WORLD REKNOWN COMPOSER AND PIANIST!
WILLIAM GOLDSTEIN WORLD REKNOWN COMPOSER AND PIANIST!
TAVARES, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES AND SPECIAL GUEST "JUST US"
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND THE STRAND THEATER PRESENT:



TAVARES, HAROLD MELVIN'S BLUE NOTES AND SPECIAL GUEST "JUST US"


The story of Tavares is the inspirational tale of a band of young brothers bound not only by blood, prodigious talent, and a rich musical legacy, but by a fierce determination to succeed in the music business. For more than two decades, the Tavares brothers were in the thick of it with the best and biggest of them. Along the way, they managed to place 8 singles on Billboard’s Top 40, 12 singles on the R&B Top 10 chart (including three #1 records), 3 Dance Chart hits (1 at #3 and 2 at #1), 10 hit albums, and won a Grammy for their work on the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, one of the best-selling albums of all time (recently certified at 15 times Platinum). Tavares toured the world in tandem with their peers and as headliners and performed dozens of times on television guesting on every major variety, talk and music program of the 1970s and 1980s.
Music
THE MACHINE PERFORMS PINK FLOYD
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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!
Music : Genre: Classic Rock
3 EGG CREAMS (4PM MATINEE) BACKSTAGE PASS!
Friday, November 30, 2018
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
To buy tickets, select one of the show times below.
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 4PM
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30PM
3 EGG CREAMS. Starring Vince Bandille as Vin Morrone, Written & Directed by award-winning playwright George Cameron Grant. Script Adviser Debbie Saccomanno. Featuring the timeless music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE. 3 EGG CREAMS depicts one man's lessons in life, loss and love, with 1 actor, 5 characters, all in 70 minutes! Whether you grew up on University Avenue in The Bronx, West Philly or Cedar Falls, you'll recognize the tough, tender, sometimes terrifying, yet ultimately transcendent human journey Vin takes, navigating an age that is redefining the mythos of the American male, and even the meaning of love itself. Blend in the timeless music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE, and you have 3 EGG CREAMS - The Urban Love Story for the Ages, and certainly one of the most heartwarming Christmas love stories you'll ever experience.
Visit 3EggCreams.com to see ALL of our exciting testimonials! BACKSTAGE PASS!Egg Creams and Dessert will be available prior and after the show.
General : Genre: Special Event
3 EGG CREAMS
3 EGG CREAMS
3 EGG CREAMS (7:30PM) BACKSTAGE PASS!
Friday, November 30, 2018
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
To buy tickets, select one of the show times below.
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 4PM
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:30PM
3 EGG CREAMS. Starring Vince Bandille as Vin Morrone, Written & Directed by award-winning playwright George Cameron Grant. Script Adviser Debbie Saccomanno. Featuring the timeless music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE. 3 EGG CREAMS depicts one man's lessons in life, loss and love, with 1 actor, 5 characters, all in 70 minutes! Whether you grew up on University Avenue in The Bronx, West Philly or Cedar Falls, you'll recognize the tough, tender, sometimes terrifying, yet ultimately transcendent human journey Vin takes, navigating an age that is redefining the mythos of the American male, and even the meaning of love itself. Blend in the timeless music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE, and you have 3 EGG CREAMS - The Urban Love Story for the Ages, and certainly one of the most heartwarming Christmas love stories you'll ever experience.
Visit 3EggCreams.com to see ALL of our exciting testimonials! BACKSTAGE PASS!Egg Creams and Dessert will be available prior and after the show.
General : Genre: Special Event
3 EGG CREAMS
3 EGG CREAMS
ELF JR DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9 - BCCT.org
BCCT Presents ELF JR DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
BCCT Presents ELF JR DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9
https://bcct.booktix.com
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to discover his true identity. Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
ON SALE NOW! https://bcct.booktix.com
Theatre : Genre: Musical
ELF JR. DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9
ELF JR. DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9
KASHMIR THE LIVE LED ZEPPELIN SHOW
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND THE STRAND THEATER PRESENT:


KASHMIR
Kashmir, The Live Led Zeppelin Show was created by vocalist Jean Violet back in 2000. It has grown from the streets of New York City to now being one of the top Led Zeppelin Tribute bands touring nationally and internationally. Kashmir’s primary focus is capturing the live performance and raw energy of a Led Zeppelin show.

Time and time again audience members who meet and greet with Kashmir after a show tell them how they felt as if they went back in time to a Led Zeppelin concert that they attended or how younger members of the audience will tell the band how it was the closest experience that they will ever get to a Live Led Zeppelin performance.
Music : Genre: Classic Rock
THE NUTCRACKER THE ATLANTIC CITY BALLET, GARDEN STATE PHILHARMONIC
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
In its 5th 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
Dance : Genre: Ballet,Nutcracker
THE NUTCRACKER
THE NUTCRACKER
UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL with ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST RICHIE SANTA - GALLERY HAPPENING
Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
This will be a GREAT time to enjoy An Upclose & Personal night with ELVIS Tribute Artist RICHIE SANTA
and it all takes place in the beautiful Strand GALLERY! A Birthday Celebration for ELVIS & his Fans
with singing, mingling, jamming and Remembering. Awesome ELVIS tunes performed LIVE!. Special Guest Appearances! ALL ARE WELCOME BUT TICKETS ARE LIMITED! 7- 10PM $39.00 includes Pizza, Coffee, Cake and Jammin' Fun! All other beverages can be purchased at the Strand GALLERY Bar.
General
UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL with ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST RICHIE SANTA
UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL with ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST RICHIE SANTA
TRAMPS LIKE US THE PLANET'S MOST REVERED BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BAND
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES DAMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

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.

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
DOOBIE OTHERS A TRIBUTE TO THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH GUEST MILAGRO
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
IN CONCERT


THE DOOBIE OTHERS
There’s no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world famous Doobie Brothers like the Doobie Others can. Seven of Long Island’s top professional musicians have pooled their talents, years of performance experience, and their love of the Doobies to become the very best Doobies tribute show in the country today. Inspired by the Brothers superior song writing, the Doobie Others deliver powerful harmonies and a fun filled high energy performance covering a catalog of Doobies hits spanning both the Johnston and McDonald eras. Yes, the Doobie Others masterfully play them all, from Listen to the Music to What a Fool Believes, from Long Train Running to Minute by Minute, from Black Water to Takin’ it to the Streets, and all the rest. A show that’s certain to delight and provide great entertainment to folks of all ages.
GUEST "MILAGRO" Playing all your favorite Santana hits

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
VOYAGE FEATURING HUGO THE #1 JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND IN THE WORLD
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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!

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
voyage
voyage
THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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.
Music : Genre: Classic Rock
The Cast
The Cast
STRAWBS 50 YEARS ON VIP PACKAGE PRESALE
ALL THREE DAYS April 26, 27, 28, 2019
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Celebrate 50 years of Strawbs & be a part of history during this three-day celebration of the folk/rock/prog legends, hosted by founding member Dave Cousins. For this epic festival, Strawbs past & present are joined by special & surprise! musical guests, including a full symphony orchestra for a gala event that will showcase every era of Strawbs’ music: folk to Ferryman; acoustic to electric; the subtle to the symphonic. The Strand is offering a limited Strawbs Golden VIP Package, ultra-deluxe access to this once-in-a-lifetime 50th Anniversary experience. Included is: Choice premium seating for both performances at the historic Strand Theater; drink vouchers good for four free drinks (two per day) from The Strand’s full Gallery bar; exclusive souvenir laminate lanyard; Sunday Brunch with Strawbs & their guests on April 28, 2019 at The Ramada Hotel in Tom’s River, NJ. With fans from all over the world expected to attend Strawbs 50th Anniversary Weekend, this VIP package will sell out quickly!
Festival
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY