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In season Musical Shows begin at 5:00pm each day. For Reservation Club members, Check in Time reservations can made for any of our seating. But there is something going on at The Music Man all day long starting with Our Fudge Factory/Box Office and our Ice Cream Take Out Window opening every day at Noon. Visit our schedule of event to see all Theme Shows, Fairy Tale Series and our renowned Boardway Cabarets.  See Events Calendar for full show schedule.

We begin our Musical Seating at 5:00pm nightly. In season, Check-in time are 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. When you arrive, speak to our host/hostess out front (wearing a striped vest or apron) about coming in for “ice cream and a show.” They will quickly help you inside or take your name for the next available seating.

Yes.  By enrolling in our reservation club you and your family set be guaranteed a table to one of our seating.  Visit the Reservation Club page and start the process today. You can easily register online for the Reservation Club then call us to reserve your table.  A customer can also walk up and place their name on a list. Seats without a reservation are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please also review the TAB on this page “Our script when you receive a call back after submitting a Reservation Request”

If you’re wondering what a Check-in time is it’s just like a fast pace at Disney World. You do not need to arrive any earlier than your scheduled check-in time and to check in time has a 30 minute grace period. For example, if you make a check-in time at 7 p.m., you’re going to get in and seated between 7 and 730. If you need any additional information, just hold on the line, and one of our cast members will answer any questions you may have.

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There usually isn’t a wait during our earlier show times between 6:00pm.  The Music Man can seat just under 100 people and the crowd gets seated all-together (like on an amusement ride).

When you order a sundae, the show is FREE! Or if you’re not in the mood for ice cream, our show ticket is $10 per person and includes a complimentary beverage. Choices range from our Flavored Soda to our Authentic Espresso and Gourmet Coffee bar. Free entry only for infants carried in car seats.

You will spend about $12-$16 a person with ice cream, tax, gratuity, and the show. There is no upfront ticket price; when you order an ice cream sundae, the show is free.

View our summer menu at www.themusicman.com/menu

Infant Ticket Policy – Ice Cream is your ticket to show. All people, including children, are expected to purchase a sundae. Only those children in a car carrier will be waived from ordering or paying a show fee of $12. Our staff is not able to determine the age and will not ask how old a child is. This visual element, we believe is a clear way to determine whether a child is of the age that we enjoy our family event. If your child and anyone in your party do not order an item off our menu they will incur the show fee of $12.

To minimize your wait time for each show, WE ACCEPT CASH ONLY in the restaurant where old-fashioned sundaes are served from our menu & our cabaret show is performed. There is an ATM available on premise for your convenience. We are able to offer credit card purchases at The Music Man’s Fudge Factory & Gift Shoppe, Take-out, Box Office

No. But, there is music, laughter, and loud noises.

Yes. We offer Private Parties year-round. During the summer, parties are scheduled Monday-Saturday with start times at Noon or 1pm. To view our Party Package flyer and get more information on our parties, see our Party With Us page. Call to check if your date is available! 732-854-2779

Yes. The Music Man does not manufacture our own ice cream however we do our best to get the most updated ingredient list of our ice cream and frozen desserts that we can from the manufacturer.  Click here to view the online ice cream ingredient list or ask to see the “Red Binder of Ingredients” when you arrive.

The Music Man is NOT a Nut-Free Environment

And though we intend to provide the best customer service, we are unable to offer a cleaning & sanitizing process that is 100% effective against any allergen or eliminating airborne allergens.  Due to our limitations and a vast degree of individual allergies, The Music Man cannot guarantee its process because of elements out of our control.

We’ve committed to a freezer that does not have any nut products in it and instruct employees only to use scoops that have been sanitized before use to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.  Our soft serve machine that serves Dole Whip and Vanilla Soft Serve has never had a nut-based product through the machine.

All toppings are within reach or next to nuts, and we do not recommend sending any sundaes through our topping station

The Music Man will not open any new containers of any product to accommodate a single order.  Should our policy and procedures not meet your family’s needs, The Music Man completely respect that and allows you to bring an outside treat so that your family member can enjoy the show. A $10 show ticket will be charged, and a complimentary drink will be served that anyone at your table can enjoy.

Yes.  You can purchase them in our Gift Shoppe onsite or online.

No gift cards in New Jersey can expire for 24 months. After 24 months the management company that supports this for us takes $2 per month until the value on the card hits $0.

So in short its best to use all gift card within 2 years of purchase.

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Hi, Kelly, this is Aggie1 from The Music Man Lavallette. Thank you so much for putting in a reservation request for five people for the five o’clock2 check-in3 on June 23rd.

Thank you so much for wanting to make a reservation at The Music Man. To make a reservation and book a table. We take a credit card, either MasterCard, Visa or Discover. We do not charge the card unless you don’t show up or cancel.

A $5 per person charge will be charged to the credit card on file if canceling for any person in that reservation before 24 hours of the event.
Cancelations within 24 hours of the event will incur a charge of $16 per person. NO SHOWS will result in a $16 per person charge and a DO NOT Reserve status placed on your account.

When you do come, you order ice cream and the show is free, and your credit card is not charged, and you pay at the end of the show using cash.
Please call 732-854-2779, so we can finalize your reservation with your credit card. Thank you so much for wanting to come to The Music Man.

We look forward to singing to you soon.


1 Please state your name when leaving a voicemail.
2 State the # of people, date and time the reservation request is for.
3 Use the word “Check-in” NOT “Show Time” or “Seating time”

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No, only free street parking. We are the only business on our block, between Trenton and Newark Avenues in Lavallette.  Summer Beach parking is normally done when our seatings begin in the early summer evenings.

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