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Spend an evening with ALL your favorite British 60's & 70's rock bands this Saturday, March 5, at 8pm. The British Legends of Rock Show is a standout unique musical experience! These talented musicians faithfully and meticulously reproduce the golden age of British rock note for note in a powerful rock show celebrating the two undisputed greatest decades of British rock music. The British Legends of Rock Show digs deep into the British catalog A-Z—from the Animals to Led Zeppelin and everything in between. Wings, Stones, Bowie, Queen, Spencer Davis, Joe Cocker, Cream, The Kinks, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Deep Purple, The Who, Peter Frampton, and many more. The best of British rock in one unpredictable, fast-moving, power-packed exciting musical performance! Get up and rock all night to the music of the greatest British Legends of Rock.
THIS IS ONE NIGHT OF MUSIC YOU DON'T
WANT TO MISS!
Two great NJ tributes band live on one stage on March 12, 2022, at the Brook Arts Center: Almost U2 and Pure McCartney. Born from the Asbury Park-based band Misfit Johnny comes Almost U2, a tribute to the live experience of the iconic band U2. The band pays homage to U2 with spot-on accuracy and attention to detail. With music spanning U2’s entire music catalog, their renditions of legendary U2 live performances honor the band and equally the experience of a real U2 concert! Pure McCartney is a 6-piece tribute band from New Jersey that celebrates the music of Paul McCartney. The repertoire includes selections from Sir Paul’s works with The Beatles and Wings, as well as his solo recordings. The band faithfully recreates the selected songs, whether they are studio or live versions, of Sir Paul’s catalog.
Under the leadership of Conductor and Music Director Thomas Vacca, the Brook Orchestra opens the Brook Arts Center’s spring season by highlighting Johannes Brahms’ lyrical second symphony. Composed during Brahms’ summer holiday in 1877, it received an immediate positive response and remains an audience favorite. Also on the program are Verdi’s rousing Nabucco Overture and Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ pastoral Karelia Suite.
CAN YOU SOLVE THE MYSTERY, BEFORE IT'S REVEALED?
Murder and blackmail are on the menu at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook on March 18 through 27, when six mysterious guests assemble for a dinner party at Boddy Manor.
Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro game, this farce-meets murder-mystery is bloody good fun. When six guests are invited to a dinner party thrown by an anonymous host, they are given aliases—Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet. Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, —their host for the evening! Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double or kill the innocent butler.
What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as they seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Can you solve the mystery, before it is revealed? Opening night Friday, March 18 at 8 pm. Showtimes Fridays and Saturday 8 pm and Sundays 2 pm. Running through March 29. Tickets are $30 and $20 for Seniors (62+) and Students, with IDs.
"YOU SHOULD BE DANCING" AT
THE BROOK'S DISCO PARTY ON APRIL 1ST.
The NY Bee Gees Tribute Show presents the most extravagant Bee Gees show a fan can experience. The band performs all of the classic 70’s disco hits from Stayin’ Alive to Night Fever while embracing their early works such as To Love Somebody, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, and Massachusetts.
The New York Bee Gees delivers songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog with a stunning production, powerful vocals, and the professional stage presence to fill any club or casino.
The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show is comprised of some of Long Island New York’s most versatile and exceptionally talented players. The band includes present or former members of well-known, world-renowned acts including The Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits, Enrique Iglesias, The Rippingtons, and more. Based in New York the show has played to sell-out shows at The Paramount Theater and BB King NYC. Performances are regularly at The NYCB Theater at Westbury, Resorts World Casino, Empire Casino, The Suffolk Theater.
FROM TENDER BALLADS TO RAGING GRUNGE
NEIL YOUNG HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE MOST ENDURING MUSIC!
The Sugar Mountain band brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of the most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young. Young’s career spans an amazing five-plus decade, from the seminal country-rock sounds of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young to garage band Crazy Horse and countless genre bending solo releases, spanning everything from folk, country, electronic and hard rock to rockabilly. Appearing at the Brook Arts Center on April 2, 2022, Sugar Mountain will bring to life the Neil Young concert experience, covering all the best-known songs, hits, and deep cuts that are sure to thrill all, from the most ardent of fans to the casual Neil listener.
They’re Back! Comedians Julia Scotti and Uncle Floyd will grace our stage once again on April 16, 2022. These two Jersey-born comedy gems continue to break down barriers in every facet of show business, proving that age is not just a number, it’s an asset! This is one evening of comedy you don’t want to miss!
Julia Scotti, the raucous, good-time granny comedian who appeared on "America's Got Talent in 2016, captured the country's attention when she revealed the story of her first few decades as comedian Rick Scotti. Scotti first made a splash in the stand-up comedy scene in New York City in the 1980s, performing at the Improv in Hell's Kitchen alongside such contemporaries as Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Chris Rock, and Eddie Murphy. Making a triumph return to the stage in 2011 as “the crazy old lady of comedy, she appeared on Comedy Central and was the winner of Showtime’s Funniest Person in America's contest for New Jersey, losing the finals to Ellen DeGeneres. She now performs standup all over the country and is currently starring in the critically acclaimed documentary, “Julia Scotti: Funny that Way”.
New Jersey’s legendary Uncle Floyd is an actor, comedian, musician, primarily known for The Uncle Floyd Show (1974–1998). The show featured character comedy, puppetry, audience participation, with musical guests such as David Bowie, The Ramones, Tiny Tim. Bon Jovi, Jan and Dean, Peter Tork, Cyndi Lauper, and of course Floyd's piano playing and sidekick Oogie! Uncle Floyd continues to entertain audiences with his unique act of saucy songs, kooky comedy, and vivacious vaudeville.
A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT ROLLING THE
DICE AND FALLING IN LOVE!
The 1950 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage on April 22 – May 1st. Based on short stories by American author Damon Runyon Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy set in Depression-era Times Square.
It’s a story about a couple of big-city gamblers and the women who love them. involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow, and a crap game manager who is anything but. It’s a story about rolling the dice and falling in love! Guys and Dolls take us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls feature some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady
Opening Night Friday, April 22 at 8 pm running through till Sunday, May 1,Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm and Sundays 2 pm.
Tickets are $30 and $20 for Seniors (62+) and Students, with IDs.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE BAD BOY OF COMEDY RETURNS TO THE BROOK!
Mike Marino, affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy, is one of the most loved comedians of our time. Mike Marino has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. He has the incredible ability to cater his material to all audiences, from strictly clean to down and dirty. He sells out the comedy club, theatre, casino, and event centers from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Marino's stand-up material ranges from cutting edge observations of everyday life to his Italian family roots, which recently spun into a T.V. pilot called “Re-Constructing Jersey and his current web series “Marino 2016.”
Amani delivers a powerhouse performance celebrating the music of Lionel Richie. Stephen Fuller and the talented musicians of Amani recreate the magical sounds of the iconic superstar Lionel Richie. This is a spectacular tribute to the music that made Lionel’s legendary sound and songs popular to generations of fans. Amani will perform songs from the Commodores to Lionel’s amazing solo career with the famous “All Night Long”. Amani will leave the audience wanting more! Get your tickets early for this spectacular tribute.
Silent Film Sunday at the Brook Arts Center presented by the Garden State Organ Society. Grandma's Boy, the 1922 family comedy film directed by Hal Roach and starring Harold Lloyd, will be shown on the big screen accompanied by Wurlitzer Organist Bernie Anderson on Sunday, May 15, at 3 pm. The film was highly influential, helping to pioneer feature-length comedies which combined gags with character development. Grandma’s Bob was an immensely popular, commercially successful film in its time. The grandma's boy is a timid coward who cannot muster the courage to woo his girl and is afraid of his rival. His loving grandma gives him a magic charm, which gives him the courage to capture a town criminal and win the girl. The "magic charm" turns out to be the handle of her umbrella and his grandma was pretending it was magical all along.
Chris Ruggiero takes his audiences on a journey through the golden age of rock and roll, breathing new life into the timeless music of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Chris has been described as an "old soul" at 22 years old, whose approach to his concert appearances is more in line with that of a bygone era than it is the artists of his generation. Chris first came to national attention when he performed on a nationwide PBS-TV special and has been touring the country with stops in Las Vegas, Cleveland, Wisconsin, Texas, Chicago, Florida, New Jersey, and, of course, New York.
His new album "I Am Chris Ruggiero" features original arrangements from legendary arranger Charlie Calello on timeless classics such as "Wouldn't it Be Nice," “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” "My Cherie Amour," "The More I See You" and "This Magic Moment."
"When I'm on stage singing a classic love song and I look out into the audience and see that twinkle in their eyes, I know they're thinking about a special time and place in their life - or maybe their first kiss!" Chris says. "As it turns out, people have definitely not had enough of silly love songs."
Back by popular demand, the Brook Arts Center presents one of the top ten tribute bands in NJ—Starman, A Bowie Tribute! This talented group of musicians will be performing the hits and deep cuts from "Ziggy Stardust (& the Spiders from Mars)" and "Station to Station", in their entirety, along with additional choice cuts from Starman's extensive song repertoire. This concert performance is guaranteed to be the best Starman performance on stage!! Experience the music, costume changes, and the spectacle of a David Bowie Concert.