Shore Shows Take Center Stage

After a day of sun and sand, stick around for these productions offered at theaters at the Jersey Shore.

From Atlantic Highlands to Cape May, local theater productions step into the summer spotlight.
From Atlantic Highlands to Cape May, local theater productions step into the summer spotlight.

Algonquin Arts Theatre

Manasquan, 732-528-9211
A 540-seat venue on Manasquan’s main drag, this nonprofit, founded in 1992, presents drama, musicals, dance, concerts and film series all year.
Peter Pan July 15-30
The Fantasticks August 11-20

Axelrod  Performing Arts Center

Deal Park, 732-531-9106
A nonprofit, 500-seat arts center at the Jewish Community Center Jersey Shore. This state of the art venue is the Shore’s newest regional theater, just five minutes from Asbury Park.
La Cage Aux Folles June 2-4, 8, 10-11, 15 & 18
Time and Chance  July 9, 12-13 & 16
Ain’t Misbehavin’ August 13, 16, 17 & 20

Cape May Stage

Cape May, 609-770-8311
This former church is now a professional Equity theater in the Robert Shackleton Playhouse.
Billy Bishop Goes to War May 24-June 23
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife June 28-August 4
The Gin Game August 9-September 22

East Lynne Theater Company

Cape May, 609-884-5898
A professional Equity theater based in the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May.
Will Rogers’ U.S.A. June 14-July 22
Ah, Wilderness! July 26-September 2

First Avenue Playhouse

Atlantic Highlands, 732-291-7552
A dinner-and-dessert theater with an off-Broadway bent.
The Importance of Being Earnest June 2-3, 9–11, 16–17, 22–24
The Foursome July 1, 7-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
The Philadelphia Story August 4-5, 11-13, 18-19, 25–26

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch, 732-229-3166
A year-round nonprofit theater founded in 1997 and dedicated to performing original productions.
  & Juliet May 4-June 4
  Halfway With Don June 22-July 30
  F Theory August 17-September 24

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company

Ocean City, 609-525-9300
A nonprofit that performs in various venues, including the Ocean City Music Pier and Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Madagascar—A Musical Adventure July 3
The Trial of Goldilocks July 11
Fiddler on the Roof July 11-14
Curious George: The Golden Meatball July 18
The Musical Adventure of Flat Stanley July 25
Stinky Kids the Musical August 1
Mary Poppins Aug 8-11

Our Gang Players

Manahawkin, 609-597-0553
A nonprofit community theater with performances at Barnegat High School and Stafford Township Arts Center.
Annie, Jr.  June 30-July 2
Mary Poppins August 10-14

Spring Lake Community House

Spring Lake, 732-449-4530
A 350-seat theater and home of the nonprofit Spring Lake Theatre Company.
Annie July 6-9, 14-16, 21-23
The Music Man Aug 17-19, 20, 24-27

Surflight Theatre

Beach Haven, 609-492-9477
Closed in 2015 after a failed Hurricane Sandy restructuring , the venue reopens under the new ownership of Al Parinello.
Footloose June 23-July 9
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 11-23
Newsies June 25-August 13
Hairspray August 15-27
Million Dollar Quartet August 29-September 10

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