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Theater Coming To Downtown Toms River

Exit 82 Theatre Company will be opening the Exit 82 Studio Theater in downtown Toms River this summer, and #HipNJ has the scoop!

 The Exit 82 Studio Theater will be an intimate, immersive theater complete with concessions, live music, and quality entertainment. This theater will enhance the revitalization efforts in Toms River, opening right next to the upcoming Hops on Main Brewery in the heart of downtown.

Exit 82 Studio Theatre’s season will open with the musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone playing every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from July 6th through July 29th, 2018. Following The Drowsy Chaperone, Exit 82 will produce the campy horror favorite, Little Shop of Horrors this fall. In addition to musicals, the Exit 82 Studio Theater will be home to many performance and entertainment opportunities including a “Monthly Musical” series, cabarets, and reviews.

The Toms River Business Improvement District President, Alizar Nicholas Zorojew, commented, “As the Business Improvement District strives to enhance the environment for the arts to succeed, organizations like Exit 82 are seizing the opportunity.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Deborah Smith on “Jersey Shore Cookbook”

Deborah Smith, author of “Jersey Shore Cookbook” and Jersey Bites blogger, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment”  to discuss how she chose the dishes in her new cookbook.

“From the beginning, it was my job to figure out which restaurants were going to be in the book,” Smith says of choosing which 50 shore restaurants would be featured. She needed to come up with some criteria to help narrow down the list.

Her first criteria was that the restaurant needed to be in a town that touched the ocean, which helped narrow it down. “I started with the ones that I knew, the ones that I go to,” Smith says.

She recalls that not every restaurant said yes. Some did not want to reveal their recipes, while others simply did not know what to expect.

“We were really going for that Jersey fresh theme,” Smith says. “We wanted them to use New Jersey sourced fish and produce as much as possible.”

Smith wanted people to know that New Jersey is more than just boardwalk food. “We have an amazing resource at our fingertips.”

To learn more and to order “Jersey Shore Cookbook,” click here.


Alisyn Camerota on Growing Up In New Jersey

Alisyn Camerota, CNN’s New Day co-anchor, sat down with Steve Adubato on “One-on-One” to discuss how growing up in New Jersey has influenced her career and life.

Camerota, a Monmouth County native, describes the Jersey Shore as the “best place in the world to grow up.”

“I don’t know who I would’ve been, or what I would’ve been like,” she says at the thought of growing up somewhere other than Jersey.

While in high school, she discovered that she wanted to be a reporter and a TV journalist. When she was about 15 years old, she would watch The Phil Donahue Show, wondering if she could do that herself. “He would be running around his studio audience with a microphone asking people questions,” she explains. This led her to thinking, “Can I do that?”

To learn more about Alisyn Camerota, check out her official Facebook page.