New Jersey Stage

Monday, June 24, 2013

Discounts and specials at East Lynne Theater Company


(CAPE MAY, NJ) -- The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues to offer savings to its patrons that are both flexible and affordable.  Many theater lovers take advantage of these various discounts regularly. 

     There are four restaurants that partner with ELTC, and patrons make reservations by calling the restaurants and asking for the ELTC dinner/show combination. At Aleathea's Restaurant, total amount is $47.00 for dinner and a ticket; at 410 Bank Street, Frescos: A Seafood Trattoria, and The Washington Inn, patrons pay $15.00 for a ticket along with dinner.

     These two bed-and-breakfasts offer savings: The Henry Sawyer Inn, at 722 Columbia Ave., and The Victorian Lace Inn, 901 Stockton Ave.  Tickets at both locations are $20.00, offered only to the B&Bs' guests, and must be purchased at the inns.

     ELTC ticket prices are $30.00 for general admission and $25.00 for seniors and those with disabilities and their support companions, so these packages offer a considerable savings. ELTC ticket price for students is $15.00, and ages 12 and under are free.  Patrons taking advantage of the B&B and restaurant discounts may call ELTC directly at 884-5898 and ELTC will hold tickets for students and those ages 12 and under at the box office, if it is cheaper for the patron.

     Theater lovers are not tied down to a schedule when purchasing our popular Season Ticket packet of four shows for only $80.00.  These tickets may be used in several ways: see four different shows, use all four for one performance, and any combination in-between.  Many patrons purchase several packets and give individual tickets to friends and family. Season Tickets are only available through June 30 and may be purchased by mailing a check to the office, 121 Fourth Ave., West Cape May, NJ 08204, by purchasing at our box office when there is a performance, and through our website www.eastlynnetheater.org.    

     Another way to save money on ELTC tickets is online. A coupon for two-for-the-price-of-one general admission price of $30 is available through Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities at capemaymac.org, along with other organizations offering money-saving discounts. Several half-price tickets are available for every performance through NJArtstix.org, 24 hours in advance.  It costs nothing to sign up to use of this site, and many other theaters throughout the state also have savings listed.  Since 2010, ELTC has also listed its shows with Theater Development Fund (TDF.org), the same organization that manages the Half-Price Ticket Booth in Times Square. Patrons must have certain qualifications to have access to this site, but savings at many theaters in New York and New Jersey can be found.  In 2012, ELTC began offering discounts through PaveLife.org.

     By downloading the free CapeMay app, several deals in town can be found, including $3.00 off an ELTC ticket. This same discount is available in the new guide book created and distributed by Steger Beach Service, in the upcoming "Cape May Bike Tour" booklet published by Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, and in several newspaper ads.

     ELTC is in the "Cape May Experience Discount Deck 2013-14" published by Exit Zero. With the ELTC card, $10.00 is taken off the regular ticket price of $30.00.  This "Deck" can be purchased at any Exit Zero store, and offers savings of $460.00 total for Cape May restaurants, shops, and entertainment.  

      Membership has its privileges. By signing up to be a member of JerseyArts.com, patrons receive a Discover Jersey Arts Card that gives them discounts to cultural events throughout the state. For the first two year, membership is free, and then basic membership is only $10.00 yearly after that.  At ELTC, by showing this card, patrons receive two tickets for the price of one $30.00 ticket on Friday nights.  Also, members of WHYY Public Television in Philadelphia receive the same deal on Fridays.  

     Listen for ticket-give-aways on 98.7 The Coast and 106.3. Occasionally, free tickets are also offered through the "Philadelphia City Paper."

     Complimentary tickets are available to veterans and those currently serving the military through Vettix.org and USForcesDiscounts.com.

     Now in its seventh year, our Summer Student Theater Workshop production is still admission-free. This year, fourteen students are performing "Tales from the Arabian Nights" on Tuesday, July 2 at 8:00p.m.

     In partnership with The Cape May Film Society, ELTC has offered unique films at modest prices for the past two years. In 2013, our showing on June 30 of the 2006 film "Amazing Grace" is $10.00 and the two classic silent films, "The Thief of Bagdad" and "The Cat and the Canary" are presented with original, live organ accompaniment provided by Wayne Zimmerman. Tickets for these showings are $15.00.  Again, as with other events, ages 12 and under are free to encourage whole families to attend.

     ELTC's "Tales of the Victorians" is still only $10.00 and ages 12 and under are free. Now in its 24th year, this popular event takes place at 4:00p.m. every Thursday, except on July 4, during the summer, and on Saturdays in the fall. Patrons enjoy ELTC performers reading classic American short stories on porches of B&Bs, inns, and in tea shops, while tasting teatime treats provided by the venue. Contact ELTC for locations and reservations.

     Currently, on the mainstage, ELTC is presenting the New Jersey premiere "Lost on the Natchez Trace," running through July 20, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30p.m., except no show on July 4 and an added show on Sunday, July 7.  Location is The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St., where the company is in residence, with its seating capacity of 150. The season continues with "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Late Christopher Bean," "Holmes and Carter Mysteries" and "Christmas with Harte and O. Henry."  To learn more about the mainstage season which runs through mid-December and other events, or to make reservations directly with the theater, call 884-5898 or go online to www.eastlynnetheater.org.   

     ELTC is only able to offer these savings because of the generosity of our season sponsors Curran Investment Management, The Henry Sawyer Inn, and Aleathea's Restaurant; Show Sponsors La Mer Beachfront Inn, The Washington Inn, and Exit Zero; The NJ Dept. of State, Division of Travel and Tourism; NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; playbill advertisers; and the contributions of many patrons and volunteers.