Apparently, Little Egg Harbor Township native and star teenage actor Gaten Matarazzo's skillset is not limited to his acting role on one of the most popular television shows of the last two years.
The 15-year-old "Stranger Things" phenom will perform with his rock band, Work in Progress, which includes his sister, Sabrina, Dec. 29 at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park for the venue's annual Winter Break Party.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
The news was first reported by NJ 101.5.
Matarazzo, who began his acting career on Broadway, first rose to fame upon the release of "Stranger Things," an ultra-popular Netflix series, in July 2016 in which he plays Dustin Henderson, a nerdy middle-schooler finagling his way through a thrilling sci-fi world based in the 1980s.
From photos on the band's Instagram, it appears Matarazzo is a singer in the six-person band. Work In Progress is scheduled to play at the Tuckerton Beach Grill this Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., but Matarazzoro is unable to attend because of a previous obligation, according to the band's Instagram.
While the Stone Pony is a significant venue at which to perform for a young band, it likely won't intimidate Matarazzoro, who recently showcased his singing skills with American idol winner and award-winning pop star Kelly Clarkson at the 2017 WE Day Toronto event.
And you can't forget, him and his "Stranger Things" cohorts sang a few classic 80s jams with late-night host James Corden earlier this month.
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