Legendary Long Beach Island theater to reopen

     Surflight Theatre (CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Surflight Theatre (CC BY-SA 3.0)

    The show must go on.

    After two summers of closed curtains, Beach Haven’s legendary Surflight Theatre is set to host a full slate of musicals, concerts, and children’s theater offerings this summer. The adjacent ShowPlace Ice Cream Parlour will also reopen.

    After a 65 year run, including temporarily bouncing back in 2013 from damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy, the Long Beach Island theater filed for bankruptcy protection and closed in 2015.

    The new owner is New Jersey native Al Parinello, the former owner of a Jersey Shore radio station and a broadway producer, according to a theater news release. He purchased the theater from TD Bank for $2 million, The Press of Atlantic City reported

    The season will kick off in June and run through mid-September. Steve Steiner will return as producing artistic director.

    Some of the musical productions will include Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies, and Hairspray. The concert offerings include John Davison, the Coasters, Drifters and Platters, and the New Millenium Jazz Band Plays The Sinatra Songbook.

    For more information, visit the theater website here

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