Upcoming Events

STRAWBS 50 YEARS
April 26, 27, 28, 2019
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
APRIL 26 and 27!!

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, Strawbs & Bee Gees keyboardist Blue Weaver and more.

2 DAY PASS – Access to all Friday and Saturday sets

Friday Only – 6:00 PM till 11:00 - “A Modern Collection of Antiques And Curios”, a star studded Strawbs tribute, Dave Bainbridge plays Iona, Dave Lambert’s Fire, Strawbs & Terra Nova Orchestra

Saturday Only – 1:00 PM till 11:00 – Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig, John Ford Band, Acoustic Strawbs with Annie Haslam remember Sandy Denny, Grave New World Live, Larry Fast & David Cousins, Grand Finale Set with Strawbs & guests and the UN Singers!
Festival
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT - STEVE SOLOMON
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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!
General : Genre: Comedy
STEVE SOLOMON
STEVE SOLOMON
ABBA REVISITED
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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.
General : Genre: Pop
May and June RECITAL SEASON Memories are Made This Way
RECITAL SEASON
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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.
Dance : Genre: Ballet,Modern,Recital,Step,Tap
HAVE A GREAT RECITAL!
HAVE A GREAT RECITAL!
Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Presented by BCCT
July 26 at 7:30 July 27 at 2:00 and 7:30 July 28 at 2:00
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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 on sale in late May!
For more info, please visit www.bcct.org or email info@bcct.org
Theatre : Genre: Children,Musical
CINDERELLA
JULY 26, 27, 28, 2019
CINDERELLA JULY 26, 27, 28, 2019
LET'S HANG ON A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS AND SPECIAL GUEST *****JUST US****
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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.
Music : Genre: Oldies,Pop,Rock
ELVIS FOREVER! RICHIE SANTA & HIS 10 PIECE BAND
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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!
Music : Genre: Blues,Music,Oldies,Special Event
ELVIS FOREVER
ELVIS FOREVER
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 70TH BIRTHDAY BASH WITH "TRAMPS LIKE US"
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 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.

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
POP ROCK & DOO WOPP
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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”).
Music : Genre: Classic Rock,Oldies,Pop,Rock,Special Event
POP ROCK DOO WOPP
POP ROCK DOO WOPP
HAUNTS AT THE STRAND - New Jersey Paranormal Investigation
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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.
General
NEW JERSEY PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
NEW JERSEY PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
FROZEN Jr. Presented by BCCT
BCCT Presents FROZEN December 6th at 7:30 December 7th at 2:00 and 7:30 December 8th 2:00
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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!
General : Genre: Children,Musical
FROZEN
FROZEN
DONATE DONATE COME ON DONATE!
DONATE DONATE
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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!
FundRaiser
DONATE DONATE
DONATE DONATE