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 Ave.) with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available at locations throughout town and by calling (609) 399-1412.