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Surflight Theatre on LBI in New Jersey – updated 1/14/2024

Surflight Theatre

The Surflight Theatre, now celebrating its 75th season, has been offering “Broadway at the beach” since 1950. In addition to great theatre performances, this reputable theatre also offers musical theatre education, an apprenticeship program, a gift shop, and gift certificates.

The 2024 Season

The 2024 Season offers quality concerts, musicals,Gold theater masks next to a red curtain comedies, and plays in their comfortable, newly renovated 450-seat auditorium.

  • Million Dollar Quartet (May 30-June 16)
  • South Pacific (June 19-July 7)
  • Footloose (July 9-28)
  • Titanic (July 30-August 18)
  • Head Over Heels  (Aug 20-Sept 1)
  • Stardust Road (Sept 9-15)
  • Trailer Park (Sept 18-29)
  • Steel Magnolias (Oct 2-6)
  • Daddy Long Legs (October 9-13)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (November 30-December 15)

Concerts, Comedy, Events

  • Comedy Night (6/24, 7/22, 8/12, 11/9)
  • Puppy Pals Live Dog Show (July 1)
  • The One Hit Wonderers (July 15)
  • Jersey Tenors Stage & Screen Hits (August 5)
  • Taylor Mason Family Comedy (August 12)
  •  The Edward Twins (August 26)
  • The Rave Ons Rockin’ Eve (12/31)

The Show Place Ice Cream Parlour (Seasonal)

The Show Place Ice Cream Parlour has been presenting an exciting evening of Cabaret, ice cream, and “Waitri” singing and dancing since 1975. While being entertained by talented performers, you can enjoy themed ice cream concoctions with names like the The Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, and Annie Get Your Gun, just to name a few. The Parlour is open during the summer season only.

Apprentice Program

Surflight’s High School Apprentice Program is designed to give talented high schoolers first-hand experience in professional theatrical production by working with theatre professionals. The program teaches more than just singing and dancing. You can also learn more about theatre sound, lights, box office and publicity. Surflight Apprentices gain an advantage as they pursue successful careers in various areas of theatre. This tuition-free, full-time, eight-week program typically takes place early July through the end of August. Sessions include time spent in different shops, classes, field trips, and performance classes in acting, singing and dancing. The summer program concludes with an Apprentice Production.

Musical Theatre Educational Programs

Students enrolled in Surflight’s Musical Theatre Program concentrate on acting, singing and dancing, the dominant skills needed to perform in musical theatre. Students also develop speaking, movement, and acting skills while practicing improvisation and character development. This fun and educational program ends with a short musical showcase performance. For details, contact Surflight Theatre’s Director of Education, Paula Hammons Sloan, at

The Theatre’s Mission

Surflight Theatre’s mission is to provide high quality professional live theatre to Long Beach Island and southern New Jersey residents and visitors and to also offer training opportunities for young theatre performers and technicians. Their goal is to also increase appreciation for live theatre for people of all ages.

Located about 30 minutes north of the Surflight Theatre, you will find The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast a bayside mini resort  and hidden treasure of Long Beach Island.   Open from Mid April thru New Years Eve each year.

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