After nine long years of planning, fundraising, performing benefits, and gathering an army of supported and friends, The Theater Collaborative of South Jersey is officially re-opening the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, as live theater returns to Somers Point.

This weekend's reopening gala of the intimate 220-seat Gateway Playhouse features Tony Nominee Andrea McArdle, Broadway's Original "Annie."

McArdle plans two cabaret shows: the reopening gala show at 7:30p Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 3p.

Originally a warehouse built in 1912, The Playhouse at 738 Bay Avenue has housed some kind of entertainment since the 1920s. In the mid-1970s, it became a dedicated playhouse. Known locally as “The Pink Theater,” it has been closed since 2005.

It sounds like resurrecting the Gateway was a decade-long labor of love. We are happy to welcome the Gateway Playhouse back to Somers Point!

Here are the Lite Rock South Jersey Weekend Happenings, brought to you by Shore Medical Center, healthcare at its best.

Atlantic City

- Golden Nugget: Rich Little, Fri-Sat. 8/18-19

- Tropicana: Ann Wilson of Heart, Sat. 8/19

– Tropicana: Fireworks by Grucci, 10p Sat. 8/19

- Borgata: Bill Maher, Sat. 8/19

- Borgata: Tony Orlando, Sat. 8/19

- Borgata: OUT Pride Bingo, hosted by the Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, Sat. 8/19

- Golden Nugget: The One "Culture Crossover Concert", Sun. 8/20

- Borgata: Santana, Sun. 8/20

Here’s more fun stuff to this weekend in South Jersey…

- Somers Point: Shore Medical Center presents a Farmers Market and Craft Fair, 2-6p Fri. 8/18

- Somers Point: Summer Concerts on the Beach Series presents blues artist Walter Trout and His Band, Fri. 8/18, William Morrow Beach, Bay Ave.

- Wildwood: Movies on the Beach Series presents "Captain Underpants", 8:30p Fri. 8/18, Leaming Ave.

- Wildwood: The Harlem Globetrotters, Convention Center, Fri-Sat. 8/18-19

- Wildwood: Boardwalk Fireworks, 10p Fri. 818

Cold Spring Village: Paranormal Weekend, from ghost hunting to dream analysis, Sat-Sun. 8/19-20

- Ocean City: Ocean City Fishing Club's Boys and Girls Tournament, 10a sat. 8/19

- Northfield: Ice Cream Party, 1p-3p Sat. 8/19, American Legion Post 295, 232 W. Mill Road, benefits K-9 Warriors, Inc, 609-646-3184

- Wildwood: Boardwalk Craft Show, Sat-Sun. 8/19-20, Rio Grande Ave.

- Egg Harbor Township: Back-to-School Vendor Event, 11a-3p Sat. 8/19, Community Center, 5045 English Creek Ave, lots of back to school stuff in a benefit for Bargaintown Vol. Fire Company

- Galloway: Farmers Market, 10a-7p Sun. 8/20, Municipal Complex, 300 E. Jimmy Leeds Road

- Ocean City: Guts & Glory 5K Run/Walk, benefits Crohn's and Colitis Foundation , 8:30a Sun. 8/20, Ocean City Aquatic Center, 17th & Simpson, 215-396-9100

Here’s even more stuff to do this weekend, brought to you

August 18th South Jersey Weekend Events for Families


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