Monday, January 12, 2009

ReVision Theatre ReActs to Economic Recession: 3 shows for $92.50

January 12, 2009

ReVision Theatre in Asbury Park Announces
Limited Time Only!

Asbury Park, New Jersey – As a reaction to the state of the economy, ReVision Theatre announces their Winter Subscription Sale. New and current ReVision Theatre Members may purchase all three tickets to three great shows for only $92.50, which is 50% off the regular price. Winter Sale Subscribers will receive tickets to each of the remaining shows of the 2009 Season which includes the new hip hop rock musical, Kingdom (April 16-May 3), a one night only benefit performance of Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (July 11), and the blockbuster musical, The Full Monty (August 12-September 6). Subscriptions may be ordered online at or by calling the ReVision Theatre Box office at 732-455-3059.

“We know that times are tough and we wanted to give people who have thought about coming to see a show the best opportunity to see all three of our exciting shows,” says Thomas Morrissey, one of the three Producing Artistic Directors (along with David E. Leidholdt and Stephen Bishop Seely). “This is a great deal! People can see all three shows and still pay less than a regular priced single ticket to our benefit performance of Funny Girl.”

A controversial new musical, Kingdom, is scheduled for ReVision Theatre’s next production this Spring. The music is by Ian Williams and the book and lyrics are by Aaron Jaferis. This hip hop rock musical is inspired by the true stories of current and former gang members of the Latin Kings. The show chronicles the journey of two kids from the barrio in a quest to belong and the power struggle that tears the two friends apart. The show will be performed April 16th through May 3rd at the VFW Theatre, 701 Lake Avenue in Asbury Park.

The Second Annual ReVision Theatre Benefit Concert is set for Saturday, July 11, 2009. This season, the one night only performance will star Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl with a full cast of Broadway actors, singers, and dancers and a full live on-stage orchestra. Steven Brinberg, the premiere Barbra Streisand impressionist, will star in the lead role of Fanny Brice. This will be the first time in history that a man will play the female lead. This special performance will be directed and choreographed by Connor Gallagher and music directed by John Fischer.

The Broadway smash hit, The Full Monty will be the finale to ReVision Theatre’s season with performances August 12th through September 6th at the Historic Carousel House on the Boardwalk, 700 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. The story of unemployed steel workers frustrated with life, women, and work decide that regardless of looks or ability they are going to be the best male strippers anyone has ever seen. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. This show will be directed by one of ReVision Theatre’s Producing Artistic Directors, David E. Leidholdt.

ReVision Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional regional theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and Monmouth County. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. The company serves as a home for local artists and writers. ReVision Theatre also believes in the importance of theatre education and teaches children and adult theatre classes. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and mainstage productions. ReVision Theatre’s 2008-2009 Season includes the new hip hop musical, Kingdom (April 16-May 3), a one night only benefit performance of Steven Brinberg as Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (July 11), and the blockbuster musical, The Full Monty (August 12-September 6).

Visit or call 732-455-3059 for show calendars and more information.

CONTACT: Stephen Bishop Seely