Where Creativity, Collaboration & Charity Collide 

Garden State Players will present its annual summer musical showcase, this year titled “Life’s Funny That Way,” at The Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748. Shows are on July 25th & 26th at 7:30pm and July 27th at 3pm. “Now in its second year, the GSP annual musical revue is quickly becoming a popular local tradition, which we look forward to performing every year.” said Chuck Cutaia, GSP Artistic Director.

“Life’s Funny That Way” showcases the new and exciting works of musical theater’s next generation of composers and songwriters. This year’s showcase touches on just how funny life can be. Each song is an impeccably crafted story, original, engaging, bursting with character, and showcasing the versatility and charisma of its 14 fabulous performers. Filled with humor, romance, drama, and non-stop melody, ”Life’s Funny That Way” is a celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.

“We wanted to present a collection of music not normally performed here in Monmouth County. The works of these outstanding contemporary composers truly touch our hearts, tickle our funny bones, and inspire us to fearlessly tackle our hearts desire. The musical composition and gorgeous lyrics of these songwriters need to be introduced to the masses. They are extraordinary and exceptionally gifted storytellers!” Cutaia added.

“Life’s Funny That Way”, features Garden State Players founding members, Gabriella Concepcion (New York), Kyle Conway (Keyport), Alexa DeAnna (Keansberg), Dorothy Gallop (Old Bridge), Erica Kostyz (Wanamassa), Elizabeth Stefanic (Middletown), and Amanda Strydio (Keansburg), as well as, Kyle Bergslien (Hazlet), Jack Cosgrove (Neptune City), John Paul Durazzo (Point Pleasant), Patrick Martini (Union Beach), Diane Parker (Old Bridge), Dave Stefanic (Middletown), Laurie Toole (Red Bank) and Garden State Players’ Resident Musical Director, Daniel Neff (Keyport)

Tickets to “Life’s Funny That Way” are $15 General Admission and $10 for Seniors, Students, and MAC members and can be purchased at the Box Office the day of the show, 30 minutes prior to performance. 

Produced By 
Anastacia Carroll, Laura Herr, & Lauren Matthews, ESQ
Musical Direction By Daniel Neff
Musical Staging By Jack Cosgrove
Conceived & Directed By
Chuck Cutaia & Elizabeth Stefanic

Life's Funny That Way is appropriate for ages 13 and up.