Red Bank Events

David Sedaris appears April 6 at 8 p.m. at Count Basie in Red Bank. From Count Basie: With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017). Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into […]

Bob Saget at Count Basie in Red Bank April 11 at 8 p.m. From Count Basie: Tickets: $59, $39, $35, $29 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”) but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. From directing MGM’s cult favorite feature film “Dirty Work,” to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, “For Hope,” to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, “Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning play of 2007, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever. January 2016, Bob finished a very fulfilling and successful 9-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play, “Hand To God,” playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he also co-starred in a film “A Stand-Up Guy,” and finished his run on the first, second […]

Starring Maureen Silliman By William Luce Directed By Robert Rechnitz JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”—Emily Dickinson Crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst is a spellbinding and insightful look at the life of one of America’s greatest poets. The production features the return of the beloved actress Maureen Silliman to the Two River stage and will be directed by Two River Founder Robert Rechnitz, who was a Professor of American Literature at Monmouth University for 35 years. More info

From 8th Annual Red Bank International Beer, Wine & Food Fest: 8th Annual Red Bank INTERNATIONAL BEER, WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY HEINEKEN & ASBURY PARK PRESS SUNDAY, MAY 5TH, NOON – 7PM WHITE STREET PARKING LOT, RED BANK (GPS 19 WHITE STREET) A VARIETY OF INTERNATIONAL FOOD SERVED BY 20 OF RED BANK’S FINEST RESTAURANTS INTERNATIONAL BEER AND WINE GREAT MUSIC ON TWO STAGES UNIQUE VENDORS FAMILY FRIENDLY $5.00 DONATION FOR ANYONE OVER 10 Proceeds Benefit RED BANK RIVERCENTER & Other Deserving Red Bank Non Profit Organizations (We love your pets, but please leave them at home. Due to local ordinance they are not permitted.)

By Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor Original Music by Obie Award winner Diedre L. Murray Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER It’s about time.  Oo-Bla-Dee paints a shimmering portrait of an all-female band of African-American bebop musicians traveling the country following the end of World War II.  A sweeping and ambitious play-with-music, Oo-Bla-Dee is created by Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I’ll Fly Away, Crowns), Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) and Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney at Two River and on Broadway). More info

Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds June 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $149, $119, $99, $79, $45 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address He is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson’s remarkable journey began in a modest Hawthorne, California home that was filled with music. His mom and dad both played piano, and as a young “boy soprano,” Brian’s vocal gift was immediately evident. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive “gold” albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed on with his family band, the Beach Boys. Pet Sounds; the emotional autobiography of its 23-year old “auteur,” is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums ever made. In the […]