Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Surflight Theatre
invites the community to step into the spotlight on October 9th
Monday, October 4, 2010 — You’ve heard the story - now Surflight Theatre wants to hear from YOU!On Saturday, October 9th from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Surflight Theatre will host a town meeting to take questions and thoughts from the community. As previously announced, the not-for-profit theatre must raise $500,000 by October 31st or the doors to the 61 year old theatre will be forced to close. The public is invited to meet with the theatre’s newly appointed Producing Artistic Director Roy Miller, along with Board President Gene Hammond and the Surflight Board of Trustees and staff. In a recent statement, Hammond said “we encourage any and all questions from the community as we reorganize and try to get the theatre back on solid financial footing.” Miller plans to reveal his initial plans for next season as well as initiatives that have already been implemented to keep costs under control. “We have a lot of exciting plans in store for everyone next season, but we need to get there first,” said Miller. “This crisis is very real, but when we get through it, Surflight has the opportunity to be one of the top not-for-profit theatres in the country. That is what we are asking everyone to invest in – not a sinking ship.” Miller, who has a long list of Broadway producing credits to his name including the recent West Side Story revival, is no stranger to the not-for-profit arena, having produced over 80 shows at Paper Mill Playhouse back in its heyday.Surflight Theatre has served the community for over 60 years, and now YOU have the opportunity to play a starring role in making sure that the Theatre continues to entertain audiences and educate artists for generations to come.For more information, visit

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