Friday, May 23, 2014


Thanks to  New Jersey Magazine for this list:

After soaking up the sun, grab a seat at one of Jersey's coastal theaters this summer. You'll find original productions, classic revivals, kids' shows and more! Click on the theater names for full information.

Algonquin Arts Theater, Manasquan
A 540-seat nonprofit venue dedicated to arts education. (732-528-9211)
, July 17-27
Lend Me A Tenor, Aug 8-17

Cape May Stage, Cape May
A professional Equity theater based in the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. (609-884-1341)
The Mountaintop, May 21-June 13
Moon Over Buffalo, June 18-Aug 1
Blithe Spirit, Aug 6-Sept 19

East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May
A professional Equity theater based in the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May. (609-884-5898)
The First Fifty Years, June 11-July 19
The Dancing Princesses, July 1
Zorro!, July 23-Aug 30

First Avenue Playhouse, Atlantic Highlands
A dinner-and-dessert theater with an off-Broadway bent. (732-291-7552)
Hit the Road, Jack, June 6-28

New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch
A year-round nonprofit theater dedicated to developing and performing original productions. (732-229-3166)
Butler, June 12-July 13
Lucky Me, July 31-Aug 31

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, Ocean City
A nonprofit that performs in various venues along the Shore. (609-525-9300)
Broadway on the OC Boardwalk, June 25
The Cat in the Hat, July 7, 10, 12
Guys and Dolls, July 8-10
Cinderella, July 14, 16, 17, 19
How I Became a Pirate, July 21, 23, 24, 26
Berenstain Bears, July 28, 30, 31, Aug 2
Stuart Little, Aug 4, 6, 7, 9
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aug 12-14
Music Man Junior, Aug 20-21
Once On This Island, Aug 23
Swing!, Aug 31, Sept 2, 5

Our Gang Players / Stafford Township Arts Center, Manahawkin
A nonprofit community theater with a troupe of more than 300. (609-489-8600)
High School Musical, June 27-29
Peter Pan, Aug 15-17

Surflight Theater, Beach Haven
This Shore mainstay includes main stage and children’s productions. (609-492-9477)
Some Enchanted Evening, June 11-15
Jekyll and Hyde, June 18-July 6
Fiddler on the Roof, July 9-27

Monty Python’s Spamalot
, July 30-Aug 24
A Chorus Line, Aug 27-Sept 14

Two River Theatre Company, Red Bank
A year-round 350-seat venue with state-of-the-art acoustics. (732-345-1400)
Third, May 31-June 22
Crossing Borders Festival, Aug 14-17