10 Jersey Shore Theaters to Visit This Summer

Take a break from the beach to catch a seaside production.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Courtesy of Michael Franken Photography

Algonquin Arts Theatre

60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, 732-528-9211
This 500-seat nonprofit produces eight plays and musicals each season, as well as concerts and independent film events.
• Newsies (July 13-28; $26-$40)
• A Chorus Line (August 9-18; $26-$40)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center

100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, 732-531-9106
A nonprofit, 500-seat arts center, which this year launched the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater. From July 28-August 6, the center will host the 10th annual Israel Jewish Film Festival.
• Aida (May 31-June 16; $50-$64)
• Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 11-28; $50-$64)
• Alice in Wonderland, a ballet production (August 21-25; $26-$54)

Cape May Stage

405 Lafayette Street, Cape May, 609-770-8311
This former church is a professional Equity theater called the Robert Shackleton Playhouse. The company’s 2019 Gala is on June 2.
• Heisenberg (May 22-June 21; $25-$50)
• Sylvia (June 26-August 2; $25-$50)
• Sidekicked (August 7-September 20; $25-$50)

East Lynne Theater Company

500 Hughes Street, Cape May, 609-884-5898
A professional Equity theater that opened in 1980 and is based in the First Presbyterian Church of Cape May.
• Summerland (June 12-July 20; $20-$35)
• The Rainmaker (July 24-August 31; $20-$35)

Gateway Playhouse

738 Bay Avenue, Somers Point, 609-653-0553
Once a silent-movie house, the 220-seat, year-round theater features musicals, plays, concerts and comedy.
• Company (June 14-23; $35)

Greater Ocean City Theatre Company

1501 West Ave, Ocean City, 609-398-1118
A nonprofit that produces three to five musicals annually in addition to a children’s series and performs at the Ocean City Music Pier and Hughes Performing Arts Center.
• Mamma Mia (July 9-12; $25-$30)
• Newsies (August 6-9; $25-$30)

New Jersey Repertory Company Courtesy of NJ Repertory

New Jersey Repertory Company

179 Broadway, Long Branch, 732-229-3166
A year-round nonprofit theater founded in 1997 and dedicated to developing original productions.
• Voyager One (June 20-July 21; $30-$60)
• Memoirs of a Forgotten Man (August 15-September 15; $30-$60)

Ocean County College Repertory Theatre Company

1 College Drive, Toms River, 732-255-0500
The company performs in the 464-seat theater in the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on Ocean County College’s campus.
• Into the Woods (July 11-21; $17-$26)

Spring Lake Theatre Company

300 Madison Avenue, Spring Lake, 732-449-4530
A nonprofit theater housed in the 350-seat Spring Lake Community House.
• Hello Dolly! (July 5-21; $25-$35)
• Matilda (August 15-25; $25-$35)

Surflight Theatre

201 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, 609-492-9477
The year-round theater also offers comedy shows, concerts, and productions for children, as well as nightly carbaret performances at the adjoining Show Place Singing Ice Cream Parlour.
• Holiday Inn (June 6-23; $29-$39)
• Flashdance (June 25-July 14; $29-$39)
• Mamma Mia (July 16-August 4; $29-$39)
• Matilda (August 6-25; $29-$39)
• Ain’t Misbehavin’ (August 27-September 8; $29-$39)

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