Surflight Theatre's
2011 Mainstage Schedule

Buy Tickets for Rent
Justin Guarini
Justin Guarini
May 28- June 19

Starring "American Idol's" Justin Guarini (direct from Broadway's American Idiot)

RENT, the pop culture phenomenon, forever changed the Broadway musical. Inspired by La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock musical RENT is set in New York City's gritty East Village and tells the unforgettable story of a group of young artists learning to survive, falling in love, finding their voices and living for today.
Check out the Photos and Full Cast

Not suitable for children 13 and under.

Marc Summers
Marc Summers
Grease Logo
June 22 - July 15

Starring The Food Network's Marc Summers

The original high school musical, GREASE, hits the Jersey Shore in this all-new production featuring the unforgettable songs from the hit motion picture: "You're The One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Sandy," and the title-track "Grease." Get ready for those "summer nights" with the Rydell High gang - Sandy, Danny, The Pink Ladies and The T-Birds!

Peter Marshal
Peter Marshall
Love Letters Logo
July 14 - July 17

Starring Peter Marshall (five-time Emmy Award-winning host of "The Hollywood Squares" from 1966-1981 and the original Broadway production of La Cage Aux Folles) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from the classic TV series “Gilligan’s Island”)

LOVE LETTERS is a poignantly funny play about a fifty-year love affair carried on primarily through letters, written in and about a world where letter-writing was very much an essential mode of communication.

Dawn Wells
Dawn Wells
Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
Art Logo
July 19 - July 31

Oscar-nominated, Tony & Emmy Award-winning actor Judd Hirsch stars in Yasmina Reza’s internationally acclaimed, Tony Award-winning comedy ART.

Judd Hirsch ("Numb3rs," "Taxi", "Ordinary People," "A Beautiful Mind") directs and stars in this smart and funny play that explores the value and meaning of both friendship and art when a (nearly) all-white painting ignites an escalating argument among three men, threatening to destroy their long friendship. "Ninety-Minutes of Ferocious Fun!"

Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams
Odd Couple Logo
Aug 4 -Aug 21

Starring Cindy Williams (Shirley on the classic TV series "Laverne & Shirley") and JoAnne Worley (star of the classic TV series Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In")

It's Neil Simon's hilarious comedy classic of mismatched roommates, but with a twist! Ungar and Madison are at it again! Florence Ungar and Olive Madison, that is, but instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. But the hilarity remains the same.

JoAnne Worley
JoAnne Worley
I Do! I Do! Logo
Aug 24 - Sept 4

The story of a marriage is at the center of this intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the authors of "The Fantasticks." The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day and traces their life together over a period of 50 years, until the day they leave their house to the next pair of newlyweds. In that time we watch them go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, negotiate mid-life crises, quarrel, separate, reconcile and grow old together, all lovingly to the strains of a tuneful, charming score which includes the standard "My Cup Runneth Over."

Plaid Tidings Logo
Nov 25 - Dec 23

Another Surflight premiere! A Special Holiday Edition of the hit musical Forever Plaid, PLAID TIDINGS continues the story of the singing group whose lives were lost in an accident involving a busload of teens en route to see "The Ed Sullivan Show." Encouraged by a heavenly phone call from Rosemary Clooney, the high-spirited boys of Forever Plaid – Frankie, Sparky, Jinx and Smudge – are transported from the ethereal cosmos to stage a nostalgic holiday extravaganza for world-weary mortals on Earth. Stuffed with such "Plaid-erized" Christmas standards as "Mr. Santa," "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," this PLAID TIDINGS is one holiday treat that is truly heaven-sent. Casting to be announced soon.

narrow masthead