An Asbury Park Theater Company Production
Created & Written by Ray Roderick & James Hindman
Musical Arrangements by Joe Baker
Additional Music by Joe Baker
Additional Lyrics by Ray Roderick
Directed by William Whitefield
Choreographed by Natalie Hayes-Scott
Musical Director Michael Gilch
Production Supervisor Bob Angelini
Produced by Bob Angelini & William Whitefield
Sponsored by PNC Private Bank & Blue Perimeter Security
Based on a true story.
Back together after 20 years! That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore… all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort.
With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, THE BIKINIS, or “The Jersey Girls,” relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis! The boardwalk was smitten with the 4 teens… Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island.
THE BIKINIS is a nonstop celebration of song filled with hits like IT’S IN HIS KISS, YELLOW POLKA DOT BIKINI, HEAT WAVE, UNDER THE BOARDWALK, THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN’, INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS, LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA, WHEN WILL I BE LOVED, I’M EVERY WOMAN, I WILL SURVIVE, IT’S RAINING MEN and many more!
Friday, July 7 at 8pm
Saturday, July 8 at 8pm
Sunday, July 9 at 5pm
Friday, July 14 at 8pm
Saturday, July 15 at 8pm
Sunday July 16 at 5pm
Friday, July 21 at 8pm
Saturday July 22 at 8pm
All shows will be at Cafe Artiste located within the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 S. Main Street, Ocean Grove, NJ. Space is limited to 99 seats so please get your tickets early!!
“The Bikinis is…a smash hit on every level.”– Critics on the Aisle, Goodspeed Production
“The Bikinis is about first love, endless summer days, & amazing music.”
– Out in New Jersey
“A nostalgic show anyone of any age can enjoy”– The Reader
“A show with fire, style and nostalgia!”
– The New Jersey Star Ledger
“The show tears through over 30 pop hits… a good-natured nostalgia trip to the beach and beyond!” – New Haven Independent, Long Wharf Production
“The Bikinis fits the bill for light-hearted musical revues. Everything clicks into place and moves fluidly along in this clever and engaging production.” – Connecticut Critics Review, Long Wharf Production
“A nostalgic funride.” – The Star Ledger
“A sweet boardwalk dessert – top heavy with talent.” – Asbury Park Press
“Our Audiences were dancing in the Aisles!”– Queens Theatre In The Park
“We sold out every performance. We should have extended yet again!”
– ReVision Theatre
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