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EXIT 82 CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

EXIT 82 THEATRE PRESENTS THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

Exit 82 Theatre Company opens the Exit 82 Studio Theater on Main Street in Toms River on July 6, 2018 with the company’s revival of the Tony Award winning musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The space offers a unique, intimate theater experience for its viewers. It is also BYOB for patrons over the age of 21.

“Our hope is for the Exit 82 Studio Theater to become a staple of our community and give a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘community theater,'” says Founder and Executive Producer, Keely Davenport. “We want the Exit 82 Studio Theater to be a place for everyone in our community to not only be entertained but join us to be creative and feel accepted.”

The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song and dance number after another. In addition, it won five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score.Taking place in a New York apartment, a man takes us through his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on.

The New York Magazine hails it as “The Perfect Broadway Musical.” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theater genre. Furthermore, “It takes you to another world and it gives you a tune to carry in your head.”

The Drowsy Chaperone runs every weekend in July. This includes Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sundays at 2p.m. Tickets are general admission and are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors. Group rates and ADA seating are also available. The Exit 82 Studio Theater is located at 73 Main Street, Toms River, NJ. Tickets on sale now at www.exit82theatre.com.

For additional information on show times, and about Exit 82 Studio Theater Click Here!

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.”

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Michael Napolitano on Preschool of Rock

Michael Napolitano, founder and director of Preschool of Rock, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss his experience working with the Blue Man Group.

“Blue Man was a wonderful experience for me,” Napolitano says. He worked with the founders of the company to develop new content for the show! 

“Whatever the mad geniuses wanted to bring out there, we had to make it happen,” he says. This involved creative production, and many interesting instruments.

“I used to tune the tubes and create instruments with amazing technical developers,” he recalls. This concept has transferred to Preschool of Rock in the form of a focus on drumming. “For toddlers, it’s hard to make chords on a guitar, but you can whack on a drum,” he says.

To learn more about Preschool of Rock, click here.