Holiday Entertainment That Includes It All! – Cabinet of Wonders at the Strand

Posted on November 11, 2019 By

Enjoy world-famous musicians, leading novelists, and comedians in the renowned Cabinet of Wonders – Holiday Edition, a one-of-a-kind variety show and all-star cast created by Wesley Stace, at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on Friday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Wesley Stace, a folk/pop singer-songwriter and author, originally conceived Cabinet of Wonders as a way to bring together his creative friends. An acclaimed artist in his own right, Wesley has released 16 albums under the name John Wesley Harding, one under his birth name, and published four novels. Since its inception in 2009, Cabinet of Wonders has toured the U.S. and Europe as a stage for both prominent and emerging voices in music, literature, and comedy.

Confirmed guests include musicians Kristen Hersh and Fred Abong, Dean Friedman, and Josh Rouse; comedians Eugene Mirman and Dave Hil; authors former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and author Daniel Wolff (“How Lincoln Learned to Read” and “4th of July/Asbury Park”. More surprise guests will be announced soon.

Tickets are $34.00 each. Buy tickets at For more information, call Lori Gilmore at 732-367-7789.

About Some of the Artists:
Kristin Hersh, who has released 11 solo albums, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and author, known for her solo work and with her rock bands Throwing Muses and 50FootWave.

Josh Rouse, born in the rural town of Oshkosh, Nebraska, began writing songs age 18, and eventually moved to Nashville where he met some local musicians and began recording. His debut release, “Dressed up Like Nebraska received critical acclaim. He went on to collaborate with Kurt Wagner and toured in support of artists such as Mark Eitzel, Aimee Mann, and
Vic Chestnutt. His song “Directions” was used on the soundtrack to the film Vanilla Sky. He just released a new album “The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse.”

Dean Friedman scored one of the great one-hit AM wonders of the 1970s with “Ariel,” a soft rock satire of the suburbs that climbed to 26 in 1977.

Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his poetry.

Daniel Wolff is the author of The Fight for Home; How Lincoln Learned to Read; 4th of July/Asbury Park; and You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award.

Dave Hill is an American comedian, radio host, writer, musician, and actor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He has appeared on “The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” and his song “Go” is the theme song for HBO’s “Last Week with John Oliver.”

Eugene Mirman is a Russian-American comedian and writer known for playing Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated and Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob’s Burgers. He has also appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien, HBO’s “Flight of the Concords,” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.”