Six reasons why you need to visit the Strand Theater in Lakewood

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Strand Theater Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, NJ – Strand Theater is a historic theater located in downtown Lakewood. For generations, it has been one of the best places to see a show all over Ocean County. Built in 1922, by the Ferber Amusement Company and designed by Thomas Lamb, it has been the host of many performances, including many major pre-broadway runs of popular shows.

Many popular stars graced the stage at the theater long before they became famous. When it opened it was a Vaudeville in Silent Film House, and became a theater house during World War II.

The Strand Theater is on the national register of historic places after it’s acceptance as a national landmark in 1982.

Strand Theater is perhaps the last major piece of Americana still pending in Ocean County. After over 100 years of service, the theater is still in great shape after a 1994 Major renovation funded by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Here are six reasons why you should visit the Strand Theater over the next 30 days:

  1. Comedy for a Cause, October 14, features comedian Vinnie Brand (Stress Factory Comedy Club) and friends. All proceeds from the event will go to buying toys for the less fortunate in Ocean County, for JF Party Dragon’s 7th annual toy drive. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$35.
  1. ABBA REVISITED, October 15, is North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA! ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies, and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $37.00 – $47.00.
  1. Atlantic City Ballet’s Dracula, October 22, is based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic gothic horror story. Choreographer Phyllis Papa’s Dracula mixes romance and passion with horror and pain. This original ballet, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets, and a gripping score, has become one of the biggest hits in Atlantic City Ballet’s 40-year history. Experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition! Doors at 6:00 p.m.; Show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $15.00 – $35.00.
  1. The Wag’s Halloween Spectacular 10/29/2022 is ideal entertainment for you, your family, and friends. This show includes Halloween-themed songs you know and love, plus dance numbers, costume changes, and comedy sketches, along with some fun surprises – including a few original songs. Come dressed in costume; enter the costume contest, and win a prize! Doors at 6:00 p.m.;, Show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20.00.
  1. A Medium Gallery Show with Linda Shields, The Jersey Shore Medium 11/05/2022. At just eight- years old, Linda Shields discovered her gift, which would later on turn into a lifelong career for herself. Now, 54 years later, the Jersey Shore Medium is touring around the country and continues to be surrounded by spirits in her day-to-day work. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7:30 p.m.; RESERVED tickets cost $30.00.
  2. Best of The Eagles 11/12/2022. This is no simple copy band or impersonator act but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals, and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. Best of the Eagles (BOTE) is considered the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America. Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Show at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $35.00 – $47.50.HEATER
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