Surflight Announces 2013 Season: SOUTH PACIFIC, SLEUTH and More
Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Ken Myers, Executive Director, has announced the theater's 64th Season of 'Broadway at the Beach' - the theater's 2013 season of musicals and plays kicks off April 23 through May with a TBA musical revue, the Tony-winning comedy thriller Sleuth (May 7-19), The Boy Friend (May 24 - June 16), George M! (June 19 - July 7), Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (July 10 - 28), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (August 21 - September 8), Our Town (September 25 - October 6), and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (December 3 - 22).
One of the world's most popular musicals will be making its LBI debut from July 31 - August 18, 2013, Surflight Theatre will be announcing this very special title in mid-January.
For the 2013 season, Surflight has rolled back the price of tickets to $45. Single tickets go on sale Monday, February 18 at 10 am to the general public. Discounted subscriptions are now on sale ranging from 9 to 4 show packages. Subscriptions are available online at www.surflight.org, they may also be purchased in person at the Surflight box office or by phone at 609-492-9477. Groups of 15 or more should call: 609-492-9477x201. Directors and casting to be announced at a later time.
APRIL 23 - MAY 4
The 64th season at Surflight Theatre opens with a title to be announced
MAY 7 - 19
TONY AWARD BEST PLAY 1971
By Anthony Shaffer
What do you get when you take one eccentric detective novelist, add in his wife's lover, stir in a cocktail or two, blend in a team of intrepid investigators, top it off with a dangerous proposition and mix it all together in an English manor house? One of the most deviously clever thrillers ever concocted. Plots, counterplots, and double crosses are unleashed as rivals play out deadly games in a tangled web of intrigue. Popular mystery writer Andrew Wyke lives in a world of plot twists and intricate strategies. In discovering his wife's lover, Milo, Mr. Wyke devises a devious plan to humiliate him. But even the best laid plans can go astray when the police arrive and a new game begins - a game where rules don't apply and the stakes are life or death.
MAY 24 - JUNE 16
THE BOY FRIEND
Book, Music and Lyrics by Sandy Wilson.
Set in the carefree world of the French Riviera of the Roaring Twenties, The Boy Friend is song and dance musical that's a lovely comic send-up of 1920s musicals. The show marked the Broadway debut of Julie Andrews and is a perennial favorite for summer theatre audiences.
JUNE 19 - JULY 7
Book by Michael Stewart, John and Francine Pascal
Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan
The Yankee Doodle Dandy musical hit tells the life story of George M. Cohan and how he became a giant of the American musical theater, giving us such songs as "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Over There!," "You're A Grand Old Flag," and "Give My Regards to Broadway."
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific
TONY AWARD BEST MUSICAL 1949
PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA
Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Based on James A. Michener's, Tales of the South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize winning musical, is considered to be one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time. The story centers on Nellie Forbush, an American nurse stationed at a U.S. Naval base during World War II who falls in love with an expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. The show contains such unforgettable songs as "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Younger than Springtime."