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Special Gala Celebration & Show

November 26th, 2023 - Dedicated to our recently departed Friend and Trustee, Michael Monks


Show-Only Tickets are available to the public for $50.


Gala Celebration is complimentary to all Annual Members, New and Renewing.


WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, A Cabaret Tribute to Michael Monks, CFL Trustee and performer, will feature many “old friends” including Felix Truex, Ken Wasser, Cindy Buck, Kelly Owens, Tara Feeley, Maria Randazza, Joe Necci, Jodi Woolley, Christine Paccillo Terranova, Bethe Burns, Marti Bookstein, Ed Lamb, Mary Bogan and more!   Music direction provided by Jason Neri and Felix Truex with Jay Mack on drums and Chris Lough on bass.

A special Members' Cocktail Hour Reception begins at 5 pm, and is complimentary to all New and Renewing Annual Members.


Performance begins 6:30 pm.  Show-Only Tickets are available to the public for $50.

Doors Open 6pm.   There is no admittance before 6pm.


A pre-fixe menu is available during the show for those who also wish to dine at the restaurant.




Show-Only Tickets for the performance are on sale to the general public.   Ticket price is $50 an includes admission to the Performance Only  (It does NOT include the 5pm Cocktail Hour and it does not include dinner.)    Doors Open for Show Only Ticket Holders at 6:00 PM.     There is no admittance prior to 6:00 PM.    Show begins at 6:30 PM.  

If you'd like to join us for our Special Members Only Cocktail Hour Reception at 5:00 PM,  Become a CFL Annual Member with a one-time donation, and your ticket to the performance is complimentary.   Find Membership info here



Seating is traditional Cabaret Show style seating and is assigned the night of the show.   You may be sat at a larger table with other patrons.   Our CFL patrons are awesome, you just may make a new friend!  

The restaurant has limits on how large of a party of guests per table, this is so the staff can comfortably move around and serve all guests for the evening.   We will do our best to accommodate a large party request at one table.  However, larger parties will likely be broken into separate tables near each other.  


Handicapped Accessible

Please let us know at time of ticket purchase, in the required check out question about sitting with anther patron so we can be sure you're seated comfortably.  Or contact us by phone: 1-877-235-8587




Parking around Asbury Park is mostly street metered parking.   Meter Pay Stations are typically close by along the street.   OR, download the free Asbury Park Mobile app to easily pay for parking right from your smartphone.  There is a nearby parking garage, Bangs Ave. Parking Garage located at 605 Bangs Ave, just a short walking distance from Cross & Orange.     Find City of Asbury Park information here.


Performance will be about 75 minutes. 

Onsite Dining
Cross & Orange will offer dinner service the night of the show for those who also wish to dine at the restaurant.  A special pre-fixe priced menu will be available for this night.   Cross & Orange offers full bar service.   A vibrant bar with a great selection of specialty cocktails, as well as a selection of wines by the glass.   You'll love Cross & Orange as much as we do, visit their website and see why!

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