New Jersey Stage

Friday, November 11, 2011

Strand Presents American Boychoir Performance With Pre-Show Dining By Branches

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -– Branches-Perfect Catered Affairs of West Long Branch will provide pre-show dining at the historic Strand Theater prior to the American Boychoir performance on Friday, December 16th.  Purchasers of VIP level tickets will be able to enjoy buffet-style selections in the elegant Strand Gallery prior to the show.  A full bar will be available.

"We are thrilled to be working with Branches-Perfect Catered Affairs for this special evening.  The option of pre-show dining on-site offers our patrons the convenience of enjoying a full evening of entertainment in one location. We hope theater-goers will take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the American Boychoir plus the award-winning food of Branches this holiday season", said Camille Biamonte, Executive Director of the Strand Theater.  Branches is renowned for its exceptional event planning and catering at its banquet facility in West Long Branch and at off-site locations.

The American Boychoir is regarded as the United States' premier concert boys' choir. Under the leadership of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Litton-Lodal Music Director, The American Boychoir continues to dazzle audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. Boys in grades 4 through 8, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the United States, come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at the Boychoir school located in Princeton, NJ.  The Boychoir performs with world-class ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.  They have performed with internationally renowned soprano Jessye Norman, prominent jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, pop diva Beyonce, and at Carnegie Hall with Sir Paul McCartney. 

The Strand Gallery, a beautifully-appointed banquet room located directly off the Theater lobby, is available for private events, including holiday parties, birthdays, and weddings.

VIP level tickets, which include dining and the show, are available for a $15 premium over the cost of show tickets. Show tickets are $25 or $31 plus a $4 service charge.  Pre-purchase is required for VIP tickets.  To purchase tickets, view the full calendar of events, and for Strand Gallery rental information please visit The Strand's website at:, or call the theater at 732-367-7789. The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.