27Nov
Disney Princess: The Concert
Count Basie Center for the Arts
From 01:00 AM to 04:00 AM
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For generations, Disney’s Princesses have enchanted us with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, that beloved music will be celebrated in Disney Princess – The Concert. “Be our guest” as Broadway’s Belle, Jasmine, Anna, and Anastasia celebrate all the Disney Princesses in an unforgettable evening of songs, animation, and stories! Drama Desk®-nominee Christy Altomare, Tony®-nominee Susan Egan, Grammy®-nominee Courtney Reed, and rising star Aisha Jackson join forces in this concert of a lifetime, alongside their magical Music Director, Benjamin Rauhala and enchanting Prince, Adam J. Levy. Your every dream will come true as these acclaimed Broadway stars sing your favorite Disney Princess songs, and share their exclusive, hilarious and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories. We invite you to become part of our world…dress up in your best…
Anthony Rodia: The Road Rage Tour
State Theater NJ
From 02:00 AM to 05:00 AM
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Comedian Anthony Rodia makes his State Theatre debut with The Road Rage Tour! A first-generation Italian-American born and raised in Westchester, NY, Rodia came out of the womb making people laugh. In his 20s he tried a few open mics, but ultimately took a different career path as a finance manager of a luxury car dealership. In 2019, Rodia returned to comedy and left his day job to become a full-time stand-up comic. He hit the ground running and performed 100 shows in just nine months, and within three years Rodia has gained a massive fan base online and around the country.
Mike Marino
NJPAC
From 02:00 AM to 05:00 AM
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New Jersey’s Bad Boy is back! Jersey City native Mike Marino returns to NJPAC with a more hysterical stand-up about the Italian-American experience.
The host of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen returns to NJPAC with a multi-media show that blends science, music and food into delicious entertainment.
29Nov
Hairspray
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Nov 29 - Nov 30
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“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times
01Dec
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Count Basie Center For The Arts
From 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestrations by William C. White.
03Dec
Sixteen-time Grammy award-winning musician, songwriter and producer David Foster and acclaimed singer, television and Broadway star Katharine McPhee are bringing their viral Instagram show on the road.  This intimate show with the powerhouse duo will be packed with David’s hits from Chicago, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Buble and more,  and Kat’s biggest songs from American Idol, Smash and Waitress.  Plus some of their favorites that they just love!
Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate over 35 Years of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running concert tour in the entertainment industry! 
09Dec
Neil deGrasse Tyson
NJPAC
From 01:30 AM to 04:30 AM
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Science meets comedy and pop culture at StarTalk Live, the StarTalk road show that’s been entertaining and educating sold-out audiences live onstage for years! Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live explores current events from the frontiers of science and space exploration, and, like StarTalk, includes a comic co-host, scientists, celebrities, and comedians as featured guests.
Christmas Con
The NJ Convention & Expo Center
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Christmas Con is the original, first of its kind celebrity autograph convention where all of the celebrity guests are from your favorite Holiday movies!
10Dec
What do you get when you mix one part cabaret, one part comedy, and one heaping helping of Christmas kitsch? A Swingin’ Little Christmas! It’s a fun fresh twist on the Christmas specials of the ‘50s and ‘60s when harmonies were tight and swing was the thing. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch (Glee, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), along with Kate Flannery (The Office, Dancing with the Stars), Tim Davis (Glee’s vocal arranger), and The Tony Guerrero Quintet. These top-notch talents will jingle your bells and get you in the holiday spirit faster than a glass of eggnog.
Penn & Teller
State Theater NJ
From 02:00 AM to 05:00 AM
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From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Philadelphia to acclaimed sold-out runs on Broadway to the longest running and one of the most-beloved resident headline acts in Las Vegas history, magic’s legendary duo continues to defy labels by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.
The Nutcracker
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Dec 10 - Dec 11
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liday season, the Company of Dance Arts has brought the magic of The Nutcracker to life, and 2022 marks our 36thAnniversary!  Set to Tchaikovsky’s stirring score, soloists from NYC ballet companies join the accomplished local dancers in the most popular ballet of all time.  Youngsters as well as the young-at-heart will delight with Clara as she journeys with her Nutcracker through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets to meet the Sugarplum Fairy.
11Dec
DCappella is Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation featuring 7 world class vocalists. Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook, the group originally came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage. Since their debut on the “American Idol” stage during Disney Night in 2018, DCappella has completed a 40-city tour through North America and parts of Canada, and they sold out an 18-city tour through Japan.
Fran Lebowitz
NJPAC
Dec 11 - Dec 12
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In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of today’s most insightful social commentators. In essays, interviews and live appearances, she’s always wickedly entertaining and unapologetically opinionated. Most recently, Fran starred in the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary series Pretend It’s a City, directed by longtime pal Martin Scorsese (who also directed Public Speaking, Fran’s 2010 HBO documentary). Join us for an evening of wit and wisecracks with the raconteur herself.
13Dec
Rupi Kaur: World Tour
Count Basie Center for the Arts
From 01:30 AM to 04:30 AM
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Through the power of her voice, Rupi Kaur brings a captivating performance to the world stage in an all-new spoken word poetry experience. Audiences are taken on a journey of personal loss and love, growth, mental health, community, friendship, and strength. These universal themes take center stage as original music scores the show and projections immerse audiences.Performing new unpublished pieces, poems from ‘home body’ and greatest hits from her iconic books ‘milk and honey’ and ‘the sun and her flowers’ – join Rupi on her World Tour as we reconnect with each other and most importantly, ourselves
14Dec
Light up the holidays with this magical family show! Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas is performed in complete darkness with electroluminescent costumes, puppets and scenery. Kids and adults will both be dazzled by the glow-in-the-dark stagecraft, as the North Pole comes to life with soaring birds, dancing toy soldiers and a sparkling Christmas tree. This story of family, friendship and hope is set to timeless holiday hits, from classic (The Nutcracker) to contemporary (Mariah Carey).
A Magical Cirque Christmas
Count Basie Center for the Arts
From 01:30 AM to 04:30 AM
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The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production – A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS! Experience the enchantment of Christmas as Magical Hostess Lucy Darling takes you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.
16Dec
DCappella is Disney Music Group’s premier a cappella singing sensation featuring 7 world class vocalists. Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook, the group originally came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage. Since their debut on the “American Idol” stage during Disney Night in 2018, DCappella has completed a 40-city tour through North America and parts of Canada, and they sold out an 18-city tour through Japan.
17Dec
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
NJPAC
From 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker returns to the stage for its seventh season on tour. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, this contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic, smashing hip hop dance and Tchaikovksy’s timeless music together into a heart-stirring and inspirational holiday event. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is brought to life by a powerhouse cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.
18Dec
‘Tis the season for making unforgettable memories with your family! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, The Nutcracker is sure to become your favorite Christmas tradition. The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine’s holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland in this special matinee performance. Step into choreographer Andrei Litvinov’s magical world of toy soldiers and colorful characters. Tchaikovsky’s beloved score is full of instantly recognizable music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and more. It’s a magical classic for all ages.
20Dec
Holiday Express
Count Basie Center for the Arts
Dec 20 - Dec 21
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The Holiday Express Benefit Concert at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank has been festive, fun holiday tradition for friends and family in our community for years. A Jersey Shore tradition, the acclaimed philanthropic group brings its “Ultimate Holiday Show” with its unique mixture of traditional, gospel and rock ‘n soul holiday music that will touch you with the spirit of the season.
27Dec
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
NJPAC
From 01:00 AM to 04:00 AM
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2022 holiday season with its popular and electrifying stage spectacular!
29Dec
Baby Shark Live! The Christmas Show
Count Basie Center for the Arts
From 12:00 AM to 03:00 AM
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Splash along with Baby Shark and Pinkfong as they journey into the sea for the Holidays to sing and dance through some of your favorite songs in Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show! This one-of-a-kind immersive experience will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles as they join Baby Shark and friends for exciting adventures into the jungle and under the sea to explore shapes, colors, numbers and so much more! Enjoy hit songs in this dazzling kids spectacular, including “Baby Shark,” “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels On The Bus,” and “Monkey Banana Dance,” as well as