Red Bank Events

By Tony Award winner Michael Frayn Directed by Sarna Lapine JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER Tony Award winner Michael Frayn’s Noises Off belongs on any list of the funniest plays ever written. Screwball antics, sight gags, pratfalls, misplaced props, slamming doors and flying sardines all combine in this celebrated, flawless farce-within-a-farce. Sarna Lapine, whose credits include the acclaimed recent Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, directs. More info

‘American Girl Live‘ at Count Basie Jan. 20 at 1 and 5 p.m. From Count Basie: A limited number of VIP Packages are available. See below for details. Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical, coming to a city near you!  American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences.  Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home.  As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song.  Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

Red Bank Flavour has a new twist for a new year! Enjoy an evening of fantastic flavours from some of Red Bank’s finest restaurants, amazing dessert purveyors, and artisan breweries – all to benefit The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and the Red Bank Business Alliance. The party will rock to the beat of the Sherri Pie Band while you feast on the best food and spirits Red Bank has to offer. This year, each restaurant will offer new flavors for you to vote on and decide if they should feature them throughout the year! There will be an auction of prizes donated by Red Bank and Monmouth County businesses that will add to the fun. Join us for this incredibly fun and tasteful evening and help raise money for two worthy causes. Buy your tickets today! Presale prices are $50.00 per ticket, but that will increase to $60 the day of at the door! Thu, January 24, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Location: The Molly Pitcher Inn 88 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701

Adapted and Directed by Sara Holdren MARION HUBER THEATER For Everyone Ages 9+ Celebrating its 6th season as one of Two River’s most popular education programs, A Little Shakespeare engages young artists and audiences with the work of the Bard in a 75-minute adaptation performed by local high school students who work with professional theater artists. Sara Holdren, director of last season’s A Little Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors, adapts and directs the haunted tale of Macbeth, a soldier whose encounter with three mysterious witches begins a violent quest for power and the crown. More info

World Premiere By Obie Award winner Martin Moran Directed By Carolyn Cantor MARION HUBER THEATER “Martin Moran is a graceful, witty, perceptive writer, remarkably brave, free of self-pity—his spirit, manifest on every page, is discerning and generous to the point of radiance.” —Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, on The Tricky Part When Margret Flynn’s health begins to fail, her son Theodore returns to their Catskills home after many years away. And so, a family’s reckoning begins. Long unsettled hurts rise up and we bear witness to the enduring power of kinship—the longing to love in the face of unstoppable change. Playwright Martin Moran performed his solo plays The Tricky Part and All the Rage in repertory at Two River Theater in 2014, at which time Theo, his first play for other actors, was commissioned by the Theater. Carolyn Cantor will direct this world-premiere production. More info

From Red Bank.org: The Red Bank Wedding Walk is a free, one-day event that introduces brides, grooms, partners, wedding attendants and their families to Red Bank as the one-stop shopping destination for weddings. Several grand prize packages will be raffled at the conclusion of the Wedding Walk. Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm

Comedian Brian Regan performs at Count Basie in Red Bank March 23 at 8 p.m. and March 24 at 7 p.m. From Count Basie: Tickets: $99, $79, $69, $39.50 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. Brian premiered his seventh hour of comedy, the Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers, on November 21, 2017. This is the first special in a two-special deal with Netflix, joining Brian with Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and others in multi-special deals with the leader in worldwide streaming. Brian’s second Netflix special is planned for release in 2019.

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