Surflight Theatre: Sand, Surf, and Songs.
Tucked away on a cozy street in Beach Haven on the family beach getaway that is Long Beach Island, the Surflight Theatre churns out productions like ice cream sundaes in July. They do that too, in fact, as the 60-year-old theater has an adjoining 1950s-style ice cream parlor that doubles as a singing-waiters performance space. Producing musicals throughout the warm months in summer-stock format that run for two weeks then give way to another production, the theater runs straight plays in the fall and an always sold-out Christmas spectacular in December. Committed to family entertainment, the Surflight also produces children’s theater on site, as well as a traveling troupe. Take a tour through this cherished-by-vacationers theater, which has grown quite a bit since originally being housed in what is now its scenery shop.
Actor/comedian Ray Romano is a member of the theater’s advisory board and visits the Show Place ice cream parlor every summer with his family.
With sharp attention to detail that rivals the historic accuracy of Mad Men, Show Place stays true to its 1950s aura by only offering flavors and toppings specific of the period (ie. no cookies and cream).
Local LBI artists provide the artwork displayed in the lobby.
There can be as much as a two-hour wait to get a seat at the Show Place, so arrive early!
Come see talent before they get to Broadway--The Addams Family’s Kevin Chamberlin started at the Surflight, and current members of the 2010 season are auditioning for roles throughout New York.