The singing and dancing ice cream "Waitri" by Beach Haven | THE SEASON – Atlantic City Press | WHs Answers

A summer job as an ice cream scoop is common, but a summer job serving ice cream while singing, dancing, and dressing up in costumes to match the wallpaper can only be found at the Show Place Ice Cream Parlor in Beach Haven.

The “waitri”, as they are called here, give five performances a day, seven days a week, from mid-June until Labor Day. The group of about 10 Waitri come from all over the country and make Long Beach Island their home for the summer.

Most of the waitri live in an apartment right next to the drawing room. They spend their days exploring New Jersey or New York City and in the evenings entertain guests of all ages with show tunes and bangers.

On this episode of THE SEASON, Joe Martucci talks to the Waitri about their journey to the Jersey Shore, their 7-minute turnaround window from show end to show start, and the fun they have while doing it.

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