Two Theater Companies Present Valentine Shows This Weekend

The Ocean City Theatre Co. and the Ocean City Repertory Theater will both present Valentine’s programs this weekend.

Michael Hartman’s O.C. Theatre group is offering a CABARET of BROADWAY LOVE SONGS on Sat., Feb. 12 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th and Atlantic Ave. starting 7:15 p.m. with a Dessert reception. The program begins at 8 p.m.

The Show will feature an array of unforgettable love songs plus production numbers from West Side Story and Wicked. The Theatre’s professional cast of performers presented outstanding shows with the Ocean City Pops this past summer and recently during First Night. They return to offer the community a delightful Valentine.

Tickets purchased before 4 p.m., Feb. 11 are $12 a person, $18 thereafter. Buy tickets online at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice, in person at City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., or by calling 609-525-9300. The program is sponsored by the Ocean City Home Bank Charitable Foundation.

Flossi Micciolo’s Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., has scheduled its fourth annual ROMANCE THROUGH the AGESfor Sat., Feb.12 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.  The program spans the ages, from Renaissance expressions of love to modern songs of endearment. You’ll hear yesterday’s ballads from poets like Robert Burns, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Shakespeare as well as contemporary classics including EmbraceableYou and the Beatles’ All You Need is Love.

“Lose yourself and fall in love all over again when you give this gift of music,” says Flossi. “It’s a Valentine’s present to savor with someone you love.”

A dessert buffet will be served on Saturday and a traditional afternoon tea on Sunday. Tickets are $10. Pre-payment and reservations required. Call 609-457-6686. The program is sponsored by the Thomas H. Heist Insurance Agency.

The Ocean City Historical Museum, 17th and Simpson Ave., has scheduled its ANNUAL TEA for Sat., Feb.12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Theme is How We Get to Ocean City: Trains, Automobiles and Planes and is ideal for children from 6-12. They will be invited to play games, do arts and crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea. Pre-registration and payment is required at $3 per person. An adult must accompany every three children. Space is limited so call right away, 609-399-1801 or stop by the Museum. Hours are Tues.-Fri.,

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ocean Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave., will present something different on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. It will be an audience participation Game Show, LUCKY GUESS. Contestants are asked multiple questions with the audience also encouraged to shout out the answers. One contestant eventually becomes the Champion and prizes are awarded. The game show will be held in the Library’s Lecture Room N110, enter from the 17th St. side. The contest is suitable for children.

On Sun., Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. learn about HUMAN EVOLUTION over the past five million years. Samantha Fox of the University ofPennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will deliver a fascinating lecture, Human Evolution in a Nutshell at the Library. The program will also cover how our ancestors developed large brains, symbolism, religion and a deep sense of culture. The talk will be held in the Lecture Room.N110.

The Library’s WINTER FILM Group is showing The Purple Rose of Cairo (PG) on Mon., Feb. 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Unforgiven (R) on Mon., Feb. 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with Dr. Walter Brown who will discuss each film briefly. Program is free.

Free Library Saturday Afternoon MOVIES at 2 p.m. include Secretariat (PG) on Feb. 5 and You Again (PG) on Feb. 19. Refreshments will be provided.

THE ODD COUPLE, an update of the Comedy Classic, will be performed by the S&L Players on Sat., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Room N110 and is free. It features local actors Sam Sardina and Leanne Mc Giffin of Galloway, Scott Higby of Absecon and Bette Kaminsky of Ocean City.

For information on the Library’s programs call 609-399-2434, Ext. 5231 or visit www.oceancitylibrary.org.

The Ocean City Garden Club is chartering a bus to the PhiladelphiaFLOWER SHOW on Wed., March 9th. The bus leaves the 10th St.Bus station at 1 p.m. and departs the Flower Show at 7 p.m. If interested, contact Donna Halper 609-653-2921.

The Ocean City LICENSE PLATE Contest has already attracted many submissions. A sampling include GOVSTOC (Go Visit Ocean City) from Aslam Sheikh a realtor and business owner in Ocean City.AHHOC is the entry from Renate Johnston of Ocean City. OCIS4ME has been submitted Diane Million a second home owner who is looking forward to retirement here.

OCNJ4US is from Frank and  Susan D’Elia who have been coming toOcean City for decades and 6 years ago “Were able to live out a life long dream and buy a house in Ocean City. Now Ocean City is our preferred destination,” they say, “and it doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the summer, a weekend with a great local event like the Doo Dah Parade and Air Festival or just a quiet winter weekend.

Then there is ILUV OC from Jane Smith of Ocean City and OCFUN from John Parker of Ocean City who has sported his plate for 20 years.

OCNJ GRL came from Nancy Corrigan who says “I have been coming to Ocean City for 20 years since I was a little girl when my family owned Copper Kettle Fudge. I worked in the summer as a Copper Kettle fudge sample girl and later behind the counter selling the best in fudge. I purchased my home with my daughter in 2006 through Nick Marotta, world’s best realtor, and have not looked back. We both love our home, neighbors and the family resort and enjoy Ocean City the year ‘round.”

The License Plate Contest will be open until March 1. Winners will be announced thereafter. To enter your plate email a photo tomsoifer@hotmail.com or mail a photo to Public Relations, City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, N.J. 08226. For information call 609-525-9300.

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