Surflight Theatre Opens Season With THE RAT PACK REVUE, 4/28-5/6
Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of award-winning Broadway Producers Timothy Laczynski (The Pee-Wee Herman Show, A Christmas Story), Executive Producer and Roy Miller (West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, and the upcoming new musical Animal House) Artistic Director, kicks off its 63rdAnniversary Season of 'Broadway at the Beach' with the Surflight Premiere of The Rat Pack Revue from April 18 through May 6, 2012.
They were the hippest cats of all time...Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop & Peter Lawford, better known as The Rat Pack! They ruled Las Vegas and Hollywood during the 1960's. You won't believe your eyes and ears as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. come to life in this nostalgic revue. The Rat Pack Revue starsNick D'Egidio (Frank Sinatra), Allen Gregory (Sammy Davis, Jr.) and Mark Verabian (Dean Martin), along with the sounds of The Dry Martini Orchestra.
Back in the day, people from around the world would converge on Las Vegas to see the Rat Pack. With their great music and good looks, it was the place to see and be seen. Add in the funny banter and the great chemistry, and you had the ultimate in Vegas entertainment. Now Surflight audiences can see exactly what it was like. Smooth, cool, funny and unbelievably great sounding, these guys are the total entertainment package!
Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Avenue, is located in historic Beach Haven, New Jersey. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday: April 18 at 2pm, April 19 at 2pm and 8pm, April 20 at 8pm, April 21 at 2pm and 8pm, April 22 at 2pm, April 25 at 2pm, April 26 at 2pm and 8pm, April 27 at 8pm, April 28 at 2pm and 8pm, April 29 at 2pm, May 2 at 2pm, May 3 at 2pm and 8pm, May 4 at 8pm, May 5 at 2pm and 8pm, and May 6 at 2pm. Tickets are $36-$54. Tickets are available online at www.surflight.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Surflight box office, by phone at 609-492-9477. For groups (15 or more) call: 609-492-9477 x201.
Surflight Theatre's 2012 season continues with All I Ask of You – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber (May 26 – June 16), two family favorites Annie (June 19 – July 21) and Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music (July 24 – August 25), an all-new and entirely original musical comedy Once Upon A Time in New Jersey (it's "The Sopranos" meets "Happy Days") (August 28 – September 16), Steel Magnolias (September 19 – October 7), the long-running hit revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (touted as "Seinfeld set to music") (October 10 – 21), Neil Simon'sBarefoot in the Park (October 24 – November 4), and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (November 23 – December 21).
Celebrating its 63rd season of "Broadway at the Beach," SURFLIGHT THEATRE, a not-for-profit professional arts organization, is one of the country's popular summer theaters. Founded by Joseph P. Hayes in 1950 in historic Beach Haven, NJ, and now under the leadership of award-winning Broadway Producers Timothy Laczynski (The Pee-Wee Herman Show, A Christmas Story) and Roy Miller (West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ragtime, and the upcoming new musical Animal House), Surflight Theatre is dedicated to providing live professional theatre with mainstage productions featuring celebrity performers, a headliner comedy and concert series under the famed "Catch A Rising Star" Comedy Club banner, children's theatre, and year-round arts-in-education programs and special events. Attracting audiences from all 21 NJ counties and 50 states, Surflight is the recipient of New Jersey Governor's Tourism Arts Award and Excellence in Tourism Award. Surflight Theatre also serves as a training ground for young theatre artists through our apprentice program, the Surflight Theatre Arts Resource School (S.T.A.R.S.) and Surflight To-Go, a touring educational theatre troupe for student audiences (K-12). Surflight Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Ocean County Freeholders and Ocean First Foundation. Additional major support is provided by generous contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Surflight Theatre is a member of New Jersey Theatre Alliance and the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. Visit www.surflight.org for more information.
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