Surflight Theatre, Cruisin’ Tikis LBI to Appear on ‘Good Morning America’



H2o SHOOT: A ‘GMA’ cameraman can take goal at the Cruisin’ Tikis boat. (Shots courtesy of Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce)
Very long Beach Island is attracting Tv set information crews as effectively as tourists this summer months, and not just from area network affiliates from Philadelphia and New York Town. LBI is heading national.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, who splits both of those her residing and display time among NYC and LBI, documented dwell from Fantasy Island Amusement Park previously this month. She had worked remotely from her second house in the Brant Beach neighborhood of Lengthy Seaside Township for nine months all through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now ABC is finding into the act. A crew from “Good Morning America” taped a piece at Surflight Theatre and the Present Place Ice Cream Parlour in Seaside Haven last Saturday. It is envisioned to air on Wednesday, July 21 amongst 7 and 9 a.m.
The ‘GMA’ crew visited Beach Haven to job interview Surflight Generating Creative Director Steve Steiner about the significance of theater arts education, chances for youthful folks to have a return to normalcy, operating options for early occupation theatrical professionals, and the theater’s contributions to the community. The job interview also touched on ongoing community support for Surflight’s theater and reside music productions – executed cautiously and safely, like going all displays outdoors – in 2020 and 2021. The news crew also taped performances of Surflight’s recent creation of “Annie” and the Display Place’s singing and dancing waitstaff.
The clips are element of “Good Early morning America’s” “Rise and Shine” series, an work spearheaded by Robin Roberts that will be touring all 50 states to glow a light on the “coming back of America” all through the supposed post-COVID era though also emphasizing the need to appear back again safely. That need is fast starting to be evident thanks to the COVID Delta variant.
SHARING THE Stage: The ‘GMA’ crew which includes producer Jessica Mendoza (in mask) movie the orphans in the present-day Surflight manufacturing of “Annie.”
“Surflight Theatre is so very pleased to have been chosen to be one particular of the reps of New Jersey resilience in 2021,” stated Gail Anderson, Surflight’s affiliate artistic director, creation supervisor, casting director and push director. She additional a particular take note: “I am excited for the reason that in university I determined I was uninformed and would view morning information to keep up. I picked ‘GMA.’”
Surflight Theatre and the Show Spot weren’t the only Southern Ocean County companies that the ‘GMA’ crew frequented. Cruisin’ Tikis Extended Seashore Island, which is truly moored at Dock A at The Boatyard on Bonnet Island in Stafford Township and presents brunch, LBI fun and sunset cruises of the bay, also acquired in on the action.
The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in hooking up ‘GMA’ with Surflight and Cruisin’ Tikis.
As a globally accredited spot marketing and advertising corporation, the chamber works by using its means to showcase associates and regional tourism belongings to help companies get acknowledged on nearby, point out, national and international stages. ‘GMA’ producers worked with the chamber to recognize new spins on summer holidays at the Jersey Shore and decided to go with Surflight and Cruisin’ Tikis. The chamber connected them with Surflight’s Anderson and Cruisin’ Tikis’ Mike Bishop.  —R.M.

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