Monday, October 18, 2021

AT THE BROOK ARTS CENTER: The Rolling Stones to a Spooktacular Alice Cooper Tributes!







Ladies and Gentlemen, WELL ALRIGHT! features the sounds, imagery of The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World—The Rolling Stones! Well, Alright delivers the hits, videos, authentic clothing, and period instruments. Made up of musicians who toured with the Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour and Sticky Finger All-Star and was named as one of the top five tribute bands.




On October 24, at 2 pm, the Brook Arts Center will present Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez's animated comedy The Book of Life. The movie takes us on the journey with Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.



Garden State Organ Society presents the silent film, The Phantom of the Opera, with Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin. The film is accompanied by Organist Bernie Anderson playing the theater's Wurlitzer Organ.



Witness the theatrical bone-crushing sights and sounds of Alice Cooper's epic 50+ year career performed by the “Killers” Wayne Mohns, Dave Lepak, Dave Ellis, John Cona, and Ivan Cisternas. These talented musicians will be blowing up the stage with your favorites from 18, Poison, Schools Out, Welcome to My Nightmare, and many more. Come “Feed Your Frankenstein” and join the Kings of Rock Alice Cooper Tribute Halloween Nightmare show.



Comedian Don Jamieson makes people laugh at things they wouldn’t normally laugh at and then laugh again at that realization. This Jersey boy is best known for his VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series That Metal Show, HBO’s Inside The NFL with Jim Florentine, Comedy Central’s Meet The Creeps, prank call CD’s, Terrorizing Telemarketers and is heard regularly on the Howard Stern radio show. Don opened for Andrew Dice Clay for over a decade and write jokes for Comic Lisa Lampanelli. This show is sure to sell out quickly!



Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the early 1990s. RENT is a dramatic, yet uplifting story, using rock music to evoke the tough, angry, and terrifying reality of a world wrought with drug addiction, suicide, and AIDS—all underscored by a theme of hope. For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret.


The Taylor Simon King Show turns back the clock to a simpler time. The clever musical arrangements and carefully chosen unforgettable songs will take you through decades of the careers of the iconic artist—James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Carole King.



This powerhouse ensemble We May Be Right will deliver an electrifying performance wowing audiences of all ages as they authentically re-create the music of one the greatest Rock and Roll Keyboard Players, “Piano Man” Billy Joel.



Motor City Revue faithfully recreates that signature Motown sound and in the process takes audiences on a journey back in time to where it all began. This 13-piece band covers the popular and rare Motown and Stax hits, plus rock and soul classics. Although there are many bands that cover Motown tunes, few strive to match the vocal harmonies and instrumental mix that distinguished the original recordings. Motor City Revue was formed to offer music lovers an authentic tribute to the artists and songs that defined a generation.



Hailing from New Jersey’s epicenter of live music (Asbury Park), ALMOST U2 is one of the most exciting, sought-after tribute acts to hit the scene in years! They recreate “U2” like no other tribute band...honoring the music and live experience of U2's 40+ year career! ALMOST U2 performs their tribute with spot-on accuracy and attention to detail, paying homage to some of the greatest moments in concert history from the past 4 decades: Red Rocks, Live Aid, Slane Castle, and more.



RONSTADT REVUE, the ultimate tribute to one of the world's greatest singers, Ms. Linda Ronstadt. The show features singer, Gesenia and her world-class 6-piece band, who faithfully recreate selections from all phases of Ms. Ronstadt's career, from Country and Rock, through Mexican/Mariachi, and songs from her three Great American Songbook albums with Nelson Riddle. Don't miss this chance to relive those special moments with great hits like You're No Good, When Will I be Loved, Just One Look, Blue Bayou, that’ll be the Day, Perfidia, and many more!



All Abroad the Polar Express for a magical adventure to the North Pole! The Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook presents our annual Polar Express Event on Saturday, December 11, at 12 noon. All guests will receive a Golden Ticket for a special treat. And if you “Believe,” there will be an extra special surprise for all (Ho, Ho, Ho!).



A Carpenters’ Christmas Concert. This extremely talent band performs all the Carpenter’s hits, deep cuts, and the Christmas songs that the Karen and Richard Carpenter were known and loved for. Two full hours of music that will have you singing along. Authentically recreated and arranged true to the originals, with a little extra umph and dynamics brought to the table by seven musicians who are dedicated to bringing you the true experience!



Elvis, The Legend Lives featuring Anthony Liguori with Bill Turner and the Blue Smoke Band returns to the Brook Arts Center. One of the country's top Elvis tribute artists, Liguori performs his sold-out show in concerts, casinos, and cruise ships. The authentic musical accompaniment for Liguori‘s tribute show is Bill Turner and the Blue Smoke Band, the country's # 1 Elvis Tribute Band.



The Ultimate 90's throwback experience! The Best of Foo and Lounge Fly will bring the best of the 90's music to this classic vaudeville theater. The bands' commitment to the material, sound, and showmanship makes the groups stand out as the best. The authentic sound and visual experience transport the audience to back to the ’90s. Playing the hits and the deep cuts that made Stone Temple Pilots and Foo Fighters one of the greatest rock bands of the ’90s (and beyond).



The British Legends of Rock is a standout and unique musical experience! These talented musicians faithfully and meticulously reproduce the golden age of British rock, note for note just like the original recordings. Performing a powerful rock show celebrating the two undisputed greatest decades of British rock music, they dig deep into the British catalog A-Z from the Animals to Led Zeppelin and everything in between.



Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on February 12, 2022 is Danny Aiello’s The Italian Chicks. THE ITALIAN CHICKS is a two-hour comedy and variety show that takes you back to a time and place when life was simpler, and culture and traditions were respected and honored.

The show is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies, and Italian-American culture. When these four dynamic, talented women come on stage, they will make you remember things that you paid your shrink to forget. The show is a celebration of food, family, memories, and Italian tradition. You don’t have to be Italian to love this show—all you need are family memories and a love of tradition and culture. The show premiered at the Laugh Factory in NYC January 9, 2010, to a sold-out house. Now, after nine years, the Italian Chicks are growing their family! Tickets will make a great Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, or make it a ladies or guys night out, bring the entire family for an evening of nonstop laughs!