All those hours of singing in your car or playing Rock Band are about to pay off.

The Showplace
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204 Centre Street
Beach Haven, NJ 08808
(609) 492-0018‎

Do you like eating ice cream while listening to your Dad sing “Impossible Dream” from Man of LaMancha in a baby bonnet? Yes and yes?
Then Showplace is yo-place.
The Showplace Ice Cream Parlour is one-of-a-kind. It is the only place you can get a sundae served to you by a vibrant troop of young, talented, singer/dancer/comedians. Sounds good right? Put your spoon down. There’s a catch. YOU might have to sing in front of the whole place to get it. Ladies and Gentleman…this…is the American Idol of American Ice cream. All those hours of singing in your car or playing Rock Band are about to pay off.
Since the Showplace is attached to the Surflight Theater, it makes perfect sense that all the magnificent ice cream dishes are named after famous plays and musicals. There are a lot to choose from, and no ice cream is bad ice cream. These are BIG dishes so make sure you eat a light dinner beforehand.
So here’s an example of how it all shakes down at Showplace. Mmmm… shakes. At random, the performers will ring a bell, commanding the attention of the entire room. They will announce “Ladies and gentlemen, in my hand I hold a Peter Pan Pow-wow sundae.” They will then bring that dish to the person who ordered it and make he or she stand up. Then put on a headdress. Then ask this person to do an “ice-cream dance” while singing a Peter Pan-style native song. If he or she succeeds, then they get their ice cream. Usually it will only be one or two people at each table. If this sounds scary to you or if you have stagefright… the foodies are here to help. It is worth it for the ice cream. Trust us. We’ve compiled a list of rules for you shy folk. Heed our words, and you just might be spared.
Rule #1: Show no fear. These performers can smell your nerves with canine-like senses. Order with confidence… but don’t look stiff.
Rule #2: Don’t wear anything outrageous to make you stand out. No matter how much you love that Hawaiian shirt… if you don’t want to be picked on, wear plain clothes.
Rule #3: In the event you are picked, order a sundae with the name of a play or musical that you are familiar with. This will make you more comfortable. For instance if you love Phantom, order that sundae. Plus you might get to wear a mask.
Rule #4: Be a good sport. This place is here to give you a good story from your vacation. Let loose. You might surprise yourself.
Rule #5: This is the most IMPORTANT rule. DON’T TRY AND BE A SMARTYPANTS. DO NOT ORDER A WATER, A TEA OR A PLAIN BOWL OF ICE CREAM. Trust us.
Now quit being all nervous and go to the best ice cream parlor on LBI.
Maybe you should brush up on your showtunes a little first…
“To dream the impossible dreeeeeam… to eat the impossible sundae…”

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