Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Musical comedy will begin May 24 and continue through June 16.
The following is a press release submitted to Patch by the Surflight Theatre. Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Myers presents the 1920s musical comedy The Boy Friend, from May 24 through June 16. Sandy Wilson’s 1954 musical comedy, The Boy Friend, is a recipe for gleeful romance: Take a rich young girl, a poor boy who’s employed as a messenger, a group of happy flappers, some well-intentioned adults. Mix carefully with a new romance and a re-kindled one. Add “jazzy” music. Put dreams in the lyrics (“I Could Be Happy with You”) along with exuberance and joy in the dances (“Won’t You Charleston with Me?”). Shake well, and you have Sandy Wilson’s skillfully inventive spoof of 1920s musicals. The Boy …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Roy Miller died at age 52.
- On Nj.com
Tuesday, April 30
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tickets on sale now, following months of restoration work on the theatre following Sandy.
Surflight Theatre has announced its 2013 Season Opener - Thank You for the Music - A Modern Tribute to ABBA running two weeks from April 23 to May 4. Opening night is Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m., and follows months of repair and rebuilding efforts following Sandy, according to theatre spokesperson Charlie Siedenburg. "Work continues on Show Place Ice Cream Parlour, The Marketing/Group Sales/Grapics Office, costume shop and storage. Also, they are nearing completion on the tech department and rooms," Siedenburg told Patch. "This weekend the theater's lobby will be painted, and new carpeting will be laid at a date to be announced. Final touches in the dressing rooms, backstage and exterior repairs are also being completed." The season …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
New Director of Education and Group Sales Coordinator announced.
Surflight Theatre officials have announced the appointment of Waretown’s Jessica O’Brien as Director of Education and Manahawkin’s Stacey Schnepp-Stoops as Group Sales Coordinator. “We welcome Jessica and Stacey and look forward to a successful season and the growth of departments,” said Surflight Theatre Executive Director Ken Myers in a prepared statement. Jessica O’Brien joins Surflight as its new Director of Education. Jessica has an M.A. in Theatre from Villanova University, and a B.A. in Theatre Performance/Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. She recently received the BroadwayWorld.com(Philadelphia) Best Actress in a Musical Award for her portrayal of Julie Jordan in Carousel. She is a five-time New Jersey Perry Award …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Also, 2013 Surflight schedule announced this week.
Shortly after Sandy, a group of fairly recent Surflight Theatre alumni, spearheaded by Michael Blackmon-Ham - who worked at Surflight over the course of several seasons - joined forces via Facebook, and banded together to help the LBI community. The group of organizers reached out to the Southern Ocean County Community Foundation (www.soccfoundation.org), a non-profit organization that supports the seven food pantries located in Southern Ocean County. Since the storm, the food banks have been even more challenged to meet the needs of their local populations. The SOCC Foundation agreed to be the beneficiary organization of the benefit, as a conduit to distribute the proceeds to the seven local food banks including: The Barnegat Food Pantry…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Jersey Shore area organizations nominated for fifth-annual JerseyArts.com 'People's Choice' awards.
Which towns have the best theater, art museums and plays in New Jersey? You have until Jan. 22 to decide. Several Jersey Shore area institutions were among those nominated for the fifth-annual JerseyArts.com "People's Choice" awards. Online voting runs through Jan. 22. Discover Jersey Arts is a partnership between the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and ArtPride New Jersey Foundation to increase awareness of and participation in the arts in the Garden State. Other participating organizations include the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. Even if you don't see your favorite listed, you can still try and write yours in. That's what MPAC general manager suggests. …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Theatre sustained water damage in the mainstage area, as well as costume and ice cream shops, dressing rooms and marketing area.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven this week received a $10,000 grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation for the purpose of the remediation and restoration of equipment lost due to the effects of Sandy. Ken Myers, Executive Director said in a prepared statement: "We appreciate the support of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation who responded immediately to our need with emergency post Sandy funding. This kind of prompt support illustrates their ongoing commitment to the arts." Surflight Theatre’s mainstage, theater seating, costume shop, dressing rooms and marketing office, along with the popular ShowPlace Ice Cream Parlour sustained water damage, and equipment will need to be replaced around the Surflight campus. Nevertheless, the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Show plays through Nov. 4.
Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 season with Neil Simon’s Tony-winning romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park, running October 24 – November 4. The Surflight production is directed by Thomas Caruso (Southern Comfort at NAMT and CAP 21), and stars Caroline Hewitt (Corie Bratter) and Joe Tuttle (Paul Bratter), with Barbara McCulloh (Mrs. Banks), Andy Prosky (Victor Velasco), William Gilinsky (Delivery Man) and Andy Arkema (Telephone Repair Man). Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is about those first days of marriage. It's 1964, and newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter are just starting their life together in a tiny, fifth floor East 48th Street walkup. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Show runs through Oct. 21
Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 with the musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, running today, Oct. 10 through Oct. 21. Featuring book and lyrics by New Jersey native, Tony winner Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, the production stars Leslie Henstock, Toms River native Neal Mayer, Lyn Philistine, and Christopher Sutton. The Surflight production is directed by Christopher Sutton (who was a cast member in the Off-Broadway company), with choreography by Lyn Philstine and music direction by John Baxindine. Diane Montalbine, who performed as the violinist on the original cast recording, will repeat her musical duties onstage at Surflight. This musical comedy about love in the suburbs, is a look at love and …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Auditions are Saturday, Sept. 22.
Surflight Theatre will hold local auditions for chorus roles in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Beach Haven School Gymnasium, at 700 Beach Avenue. White Christmas, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by David Ives and Paul Blake, will be directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Oct. 29 in Beach Haven with matinee and evening performances from November 23 through December 21. Based on the 1954 smash hit Paramount movie, White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. The show features classic Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters…