Kelli Rabke to Join Girls Weekend in Ocean City

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/17/18

Ocean City’s third annual Girls Weekend in April will feature a show titled “Defying Gravity” – about that special balancing act of motherhood and career that can sometimes seem like it breaks the laws of physics.

The show stars Kelli Rabke, a Broadway star and Bergen County mom of two young children. Rabke will weave tales of motherhood, music, and the misadventures of life and love. She performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 on the Ocean City Music Pier.

“Defying Gravity” is part of Girls Weekend, which is scheduled for April 6 to 8 this year. The event features hotel and bed-and-breakfast packages, dining offers, shopping discounts, a popular fashion show, prizes, yoga and wellness classes, craft projects and demonstrations at various locations throughout Ocean City. It provides a great reason to escape to the shore early in the season and to see what Ocean City’s downtown retail district has to offer.

Rabke starred in Broadway shows such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (as Narrator) and “Les Miserables” (as Eponine). After 10 years out of the spotlight, she returned to the stage with her sold-out cabaret debut, “No Place Like Home,” followed by “The Wizard … and I – The Music of Stephen Schwartz.” She now headlines symphony concerts and cabaret shows in New York City and around the world.

She was the voice of Kat in the Discovery Kids series “Kenny the Shark” and played Bernadette on “The Young and The Restless.” Her career includes a variety of other roles, but she is most proud of her biggest “productions” to date: her son, Joseph, and daughter, Abigale.

The weekend begins at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, with a Fashion Show at Glazed Over Studios (704 Asbury Avenue) with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available at locations throughout town and by calling (609) 399-1412.

Tickets ($20 adults, $18 seniors and kids) will be on sale by Feb. 1 at For more information on Girls Weekend, call 609-399-1412 or visit


The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea on 11:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.  This year’s theme is “Teddy and the Bears.” The event is perfect for children ages 5 to 10. They can learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea.

Theodore Roosevelt, his daughter Annie and a whole bunch of teddy bears will join the fun this year. Children are invited to bring a special bear to have a wonderful afternoon.

Space is limited and tickets are on sale now. Members of the Ocean City Historical Museum are able to purchase tickets at $8 per person. Others can purchase their tickets for $10 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum, located within in the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.  The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.


A free concert 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Avenue) will include “The Piano Man Scott” playing the songs of Billy Joel.

Scott Nuss is the pianist and has been on tour now for almost two years performing with Dr. Daniel Weiser, who is his mentor from The Peabody Conservative. In the fall, he will return to Ocean City with his dueling grand piano concert at Ocean City High School.

At Thursday’s free concert, he also will introduce his new “Ocean City Theme Song” along with a video.

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