JPAS Presents THE BIKINIS: A New Musical Beach Party 2/24-3/11


Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) is set to present the local premiere of THE BIKINIS, a new musical beach party! Karen Hebert choreographs and directs an all-star local cast that includes MEREDITH LONG, AMY ALVAREZ, DANIELLE MATHIS and WENDY MIKLOVIC. Join the ladies of THE BIKINIS, your favorite girl-group from the 60s as they bring back the fun, sun and all the great music of the 60s and 70s they sang down on the Boardwalk like HEAT WAVE, YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, IT'S IN HIS KISS and more! THE BIKINIS is on stage and on tour at the following venues:

February 24-March 11, 2012? - Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave. in Westwego, LA
FRI @ 7:30PM ?SAT @ 7:30PM ?SUN @ 2PM

March 16, 2012 ?FRI @ 7:30PM - ?Fuhrmann Auditorium at the Greater Covington Center
(317 N. Jefferson Ave, Covington, LA) ?General Seating at Fuhrmann Auditorium

Also on Tour March 18, 2012?SUN @ 2PM (Matinee) ?Temple Theatre (2320 8th St., Meridian, MS) ?General Seating at Temple Theatre

Tickets are Adults $30, Seniors/Military $27, Students $20, Child $15. For tickets, call the JPAS Box Office at 504-885-2000 or online at JPAS has great group rates and discount ticket packages are still available! Call the Box Office for more details!

About the show: "With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or "The Jersey Girls," relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens... Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island. THE BIKINIS is a nonstop celebration of song filled with hits like IT’S IN HIS KISS, YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, HEAT WAVE, MAMBO ITALIANO, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’, AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, INCENSE AND PEPPERMINT, LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA, WHEN WILL I BE LOVED, I’M EVERY WOMAN, I WILL SURVIVE, IT’S RAINING MEN and many more!"

THE BIKINIS. Directed & Choreographed by Karen Hebert. Stage Manager: Brian Schrader. Assistant Stage Manager: Amariah Henderson. Costumes by Adam Alonso. Lighting Design by Diane K. Baas. Scenic Design by Alena Samoray. Technical Direction by Richard Croy. Technical Interns: Alena Samoray & Amariah Henderson.

More About the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)
Founded in 1978 by Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

JPAS focuses on three main elements:
PERFORMANCE JPAS annually provides a wide range of theatrical performances that appeal to many interests and age groups. Most seasons include a selection of grand opera, musical theater, dance and music. JPAS strives to network and partner with national and International Artists and companies to bring new and diverse programming to the Southern Region.

TRAINING JPAS provides performance and technical based training in the arts for all ages with a particular focus on young people.

OUTREACH JPAS provides arts education programming in local area schools, as well as access to professional theatrical experiences that align to classroom curricula and Louisiana Content Standards, including Arts Adventure Series, Cultural Crossroads and Stage Without A Theatre. JPAS provides performers, musicians, artistic experiences and expertise to select area events and organizations to enrich the community.

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