FROM MADDY VITALE
What do thousands of bubbles, a parking garage, Broadway and works of art have in common?
Very much if you can get them all up for a big drive through show at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage at 2200 Fairmont Ave. put together in Atlantic City.
The drive-thru event “Cruise: An Artistic Drive-Thru Experience” features Broadway singers, musicians, artists and even a laser light show on four bubble-filled floors of the Wave parking garage.
The show started on Friday and will last until April 5th. It benefits nonprofits, the arts, and provides a safe way for people to enjoy a great show, co-producer Antoinette DiPietropolo explained with Charles Ford.
“Between the riots, COVID and homeschooling, we wanted to get the kids to be creative, help with mental health, heal and bring joy back to Atlantic City,” DiPietropolo said in an interview.
To view the flyer for the event, click here: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/GARAGE.pdf
To purchase tickets for the event, visit www.cruisethruevents.com. Tickets are $ 27.50 for day tickets for 11am to 7pm shows. Evening tickets are $ 45.50 for shows from 7pm to 11pm. A portion of the ticket sales go to nonprofits including The Boys and Girls Club, Faces 4 Autism, and Gilda’s Club.
While it’s not the traditional way to watch a show, times provide an easy way for families to choose when to watch the entertainment, day or night, morning, afternoon or evening.
“The vision, when you drive past everything, is a story about the phases of life, starting with youth, dream successes and each one is told through different art forms,” explained DiPietropolo.
And every scene is complemented by music or audio.
“It brings life back into people, which is what is needed with all the separation these days,” said DiPietropolo. “Though there is depth, it’s just supposed to be fun.”
She gave a glimpse into a few scenes, including origami for kids, and some exciting live performances topped off by an evening laser light show.
“This transit is a safe and unique way to enjoy professional art installations, live performances by Broadway singers, musicians, art from school children, and transits of thousands of bubbles. You can dance to this musically entertaining event in your seats, ”she remarked. “You will see the parking garage transform and fill with energy as you wind your way through this adventure.”
Co-producers Antoinette DiPietropolo and Charles Ford hope the show will delight the community. (Courtesy photo of Antoinette DiPietropolo)