Friday, June 23, 2017

Welcome back the Surflight Theatre: ‘Footloose’ opens this weekend!


Surflight Theatre presents Footloose- The Musical

​Book by Dean Pitchford and David Saint. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music and lyrics by Eric Carmen, Michael Gore, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, Tom Snow, Jim Steinman, Bill Wolfer and Dean Pitchford

Surflight Theatre under the leadership of  Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner and under the new ownership of Al Parinello (Producer The People in the Picture, The Fantasticks) will be reopening officially after a 2 year closure and bankruptcy liquidation on June 23rd with the musical sensation Footloose based on the 1980’s blockbuster movie of the same name. With mega hits like Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise , Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the title track Footloose, the musical is sure to thrill the Long Beach Island audiences with its unforgettable score, vibrant dancing and  poignant story of youth, rebellion and family.

Under the Direction/Choreography of Karen Babcock Brassea and Musical Direction of Michael McAssey, the 2017 Surflight Cast will feature Ricky Pope as Reverend Moore, Logan Farine as Ren, Meggan Herod as Ariel, Andrew Foote as Cowboy Bob (recently returned from the Korean Jekyll & Hyde as Spider and stand by for the title role which he performed often), Adrianne Hick as Lulu/Betty Blast (also just returned from the recent Jekyll & Hyde Korean tour), Jakki Joia as Vi Moore, and Colleen Burns Dunn as Ethel McCormack.

Also featuring the 2017 Resident Cast including: Emily Cobb, Bobby Davis, Gabriella Nina Gross, Jonah Hale, Sabrina Kalman, Daniel Neale, David Ossmon, McKenna Christine Poe, William Rivera, Madeline Rodrigue, Eoin Rude, Wyatt Slone, Seth Weinstein, Donte Wilder, and Vision Wilkes-Davis.

DATES: June 23-July 9

TIMES: June 23, 24, 27-30; July 1, 5-8 at 8pm; June 25, 27, July 2, 9 at 2pm

WHERE: Where: Surflight Theatre

201 Engleside Ave.

Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Tickets: Adults- $39.00; Children 12 and Under- $29.00

TONIGHT ONLY: Surflight Theatre and Show Place Ice Cream Parlour are excited to welcome Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel and Miss Ocean County Olivia Suarez to their Grand Re-Opening on June 23rd, 2017. Olivia recently represented Ocean County at the Miss New Jersey Pageant where Kaitlyn was crowned Miss New Jersey. Both ladies will be attending the opening of FOOTLOOSE the Musical as well as Show Place. Both ladies are crownholders in the Miss America Organization, the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the United States, and a New Jersey tradition for since its inception.

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