Magic Show Sells Out in a Week, Broadway Series Tickets on Sale

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/8/17

Tickets for a magic show by Philadelphia Eagles player Jon Dorenbos went on sale Feb. 1 and sold out in just a week. His show is just one of the many highly anticipated events coming to Ocean City this season – including everything from the music of the Hooters to the Stunt Dog Experience to the Ocean City Pops orchestra.

Look for a number of exciting new announcements in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get tickets while they last for the summer Broadway Series that combines the exceptional talents of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, the Ocean City Theatre Company and top theater professionals. Tickets go on sale starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, for “Fiddler on the Roof” (July 11 to 14) and “Mary Poppins” (August 8 to 11).

Songs like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” have made “Fiddler on the Roof” a timeless favorite since it debuted in 1964. Equally popular among audiences of all ages is the musical “Mary Poppins” – with songs like “Spoonful of Sugar,” “Chim Chim Cheree” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Both shows are at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School (beach block of Sixth Street). “Fiddler on the Roof” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on July 11, 12 and 14 with a 2 p.m. matinee on July 13. “Mary Poppins” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on August 8, 9 and 11 with a 2 p.m. matinee on August 10.

Tickets for the shows are $30 for adults, $25 for children (12 and under), and $25 for groups of 20 or more. They are available (starting 9 a.m. Feb. 9) at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.


Tickets are on sale for Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience and for the Ocean City Theatre Company Children’s Series. The stunt dog show features dogs performing tricks accompanied by lighting effects, props and costumes, and lots of crowd participation. Shows are at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 on the Ocean City Music Pier.

The OCTC Children’s Series features five shows: “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” (10:30 a.m. Monday, July 3); “The Trial of Goldilocks” (10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11); “Curious George: The Golden Meatball” (10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18); “The Musical Adventure of Flat Stanley” (10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25); “Stinky Kids: The Musical” (10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1). All shows are on the Ocean City Music Pier.

Tickets are available at, by calling 609-399-6111, or in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

Tickets also are on sale for the first five shows announced in the 2017 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier: Dave Mason (June 19), the Temptations (June 26), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (July 10), the Hooters (July 17 and 18) and the Beach Boys (August 21 and 22).

Visit to check prices and purchase tickets online (Dave Mason tickets, Southside Johnny tickets, Temptations tickets, Hooters tickets, Beach Boys tickets). Tickets for these shows also will be available at Ocean City Music Pier box office in the spring.


(Through Feb. 27) BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Ocean City Free Public Library’s Black History Month celebration continues 6 p.m. Feb. 17 with a film screening of “The Jackie Robinson Story.” It concludes 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 with a performance by the Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre. All programs are free and open to the public at the library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue).

(Feb. 11) HISTORICAL MUSEUM CHILDREN’S TEA: The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. This year’s theme is “Tea with the Mad Hatter.” The event is perfect for children 5 to 10 years old.  Participants will learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea.  Sponsors include the Exchange Club of Ocean City, the Colony Club of Ocean City, John Betz and his Team at Starbucks of Ocean City and the Cake Studio of Ocean City.

Space is limited. Tickets are on sale now. Members of the Ocean City Historical Museum are able to purchase tickets now at $8 per person.  The public can purchase their tickets for $10 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  To register, call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.

(Feb. 15) FLY FISHING LECTURE: The Ocean City Environmental Commission’s free lecture series continues 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, with a presentation from South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers. The program is free and will include information about the environmentally sound aspects of fly fishing in South Jersey waters. It will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

(Feb. 24) OC’S GOT TALENT: Ocean City High School students break out in song, dance, humor, yo-yo-ing and more during the annual OC’s Got Talent show 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School (beach block of Sixth Street). The public is invited to watch the always-entertaining array of talents, and proceeds will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network of Philadelphia and senior scholarships for OCHS Key Club members. Though final auditions are not yet complete, this year’s show is rumored to include a duet, a vocalist, bands, a 12-person a cappella group, a yo-yo skit, the school color guard, a mystery teacher singing and playing guitar, and a mash-up of songs on piano. Tickets are $10 on the day of the show and available at the door. (See some highlights from the 2016 show.)


The Ocean City Board of Realtors “Food Is Love” drive is underway and continues through Feb. 28. The winter food drive will collect non-perishable food items, laundry and dish detergent, and ShopRite gift cards to be donated to the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard for local needy families. Donations can be dropped off at the Board of Realtors office at 405 22nd Street, or you can call the office at 609-399-0128 for pickup service.



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