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“Last Two years not the same”
Review of Surflight Theatre

Surflight Theatre
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Beach Haven
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We've been coming to LBI for years the week of my birthday and always see a show on that night , and we've seen some tremendous production from Miss Saigon, Ragtime, Chicago and a super show in the Drowsy Chaporone....even saw the Smothers Brothers one birthday night and they were amazing....yet the last two seasons have not been good for us at all....saw Grease and it was awful...everyone smoking on stage and the theatre filling up with smoke, air conditioning broke down the second half and it was very unpleasant....last year saw the Beatles show in a half-filled theatre and it was OK, but I have been very disappointed with the atomosphere....the Surflight used to be a friendly place, a great place to see a show....that has not been the case the last two seasons for us, and I don't think we will got there this season....it's gotten expensive and I am saddened by the transition to what it has become from what it was in the past...

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Being a regular theater attendee, I would actually give this a 3.5. For professional theater it was lacking, but for local theater it was terrific. The singing and dancing was mostly good, especially the women. The costumes and sets were really nice. The theater itself is old, and a bit uncomfortable, but still a good experience. I personally did not like that the live orchestra music came through speakers, and sometimes the music was louder than the singers.

The one big complaint I have was with the curtain speech. It was way too long. The guy took himself way too seriously. We don't care about him- we are taking a precious couple of hours during a vacation week to see a show, and he needs to shut up. Also, I think it was pricey for the caliber of the performance.

Thank chocoholic2
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Take your kids here. They have great plays for kids, and then you can go get ice cream sundaes at the ice cream place.

Thank Babourouno
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a true gem on LBI! They have great shows and plays that actually change every week or two! Recently they are actually brining in a number of people who are famous (ex. Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley & Joanne Worley (sp?) from Laugh In) They also have great children's plays that run before the adult plays and they also change weekly. Both the adult and children's theater are all performed by the same group of actors all summer - unbelieveable!

And don't forget showplace ice cream parlor next door! It's a show in and of itself. Great for after children's theater. If the line is long - Wait! They seat everyone at once so it means you'll be seated quickly. And, the more the merrier - really!

Thank donnaonlbi
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Many a professional has been caught visiting this quaint but exciting spot on Long Beach island! A really fun night with stars . There are many kudos of past productions that surround the history of this small gem of a theatrical niche! The production and directorial staff do a great job on casting their characters of choice! Quite professional! Enjoy a superlative evening! Break a leg!

Thank Anna C
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