JON DORENBOS MAGIC SHOW
Ocean City’s box office opens on Wednesday, Feb. 1. One of the most anticipated shows is also one of the most unlikely: a 14-year NFL veteran performing magic.
Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will share his mind-blowing magic talents in a single show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, on the Ocean City Music Pier.
The world discovered Dorenbos during his run to the top of the NBC television competition “America’s Got Talent.” He placed third overall in the contest after surviving many elimination rounds.
Dorenbos says magic saved his life, and he has a story to back it up. When he was 12 years old, his father murdered his mother. He openly shares this childhood tragedy with audiences in an inspirational show about rising through adversity, setting goals no matter how high, and planning the necessary steps to achieve those goals.
Dorenbos became a “master magician” the same year as the tragedy, and he’s been perfecting his craft ever since. He played football for the University of Texas El Paso and was an undrafted free agent for the Buffalo Bills in 2003. Fourteen seasons later, he is an essential part of the Eagles’ lineup as a long snapper. His value to the team was even more evident when he broke his wrist this season, and the team struggled to find a worthy replacement.
Dorenbos will be on hand earlier in the day as Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot, Martin Z. Mollusk, seeks his shadow and predicts an early summer. The magician may pick up some tips from the mollusk, who miraculously (and with the help of his handlers’ flashlights) has never failed to deliver.
Tickets for the magic show are $30 to $40 and available at ocnj.us/boxoffice, 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.
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and DAVE MASON
Concert promoter Bob Rose and BRE Entertainment announced two additions to the Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier.
Dave Mason will perform on Monday, June 19,in the season opener for the series. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes play on Monday, July 10. Both shows start at 7 p.m.
Dave Mason is a veteran of the former band Traffic (with hits like “Feelin’ Alright”), who went on to have a successful solo career (remember “We Just Disagree”). Southside Johnny has been a favorite on the Jersey Shore music scene since the 1970s and has often been joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen.
The summer series also will include the Temptations (June 26), the Hooters (July 17 and 18), the return of the Beach Boys (August 21 and 22) and more shows yet to be announced.
Visit www.ticketmaster.com to check prices and purchase tickets online for Dave Mason, Southside Johnny, Temptations, Hooters and Beach Boys. Tickets for these shows also will be available at Ocean City Music Pier box office in the spring.
STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE and OCTC CHILDREN’S SERIES
Tickets also go on sale Feb. 1 for Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience and for the Ocean City Theatre Company Children’s Series.
The stunt dog show features dogs that have been rescued from shelters. They perform unique stunts and 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. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.
The OCTC Children’s Series is a popular annual tradition and this year 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. Advance tickets for any individual show are $10. For information on a $45 package (“Five Great Family Musicals for One Low Price”), visit oceancitytheatrecompany.com.
Tickets are available at ocnj.us/boxoffice, 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.