For Immediate Release, please
Contact: Shannon McGovern
1 Pine Drive
Roosevelt Park
Edison, NJ 08837


Summer 2013 Season at The Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater:
Les Miserables from June 25th-July6th
Spamalot from July 17th-July27th
Xanadu from August 7th-August 17th

October 2013 children’s musical indoors at Plays in the Park,
School House Rock, Live! on October 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 26th

December 2013 at the State Theatre in New Brunswick,
The 19th Annual production of
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on December 28th and 29th


Edison, NJ, May 28, 2013: Plays-in- the-Park, located in Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ, is happy to announce its exciting upcoming summer season.

Opening the season on the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater stage will be the beloved, 8-time Tony Award winning musical Les Miserables, running from June 25th through July 6th.  Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this show has touched the hearts of many as it follows the life of Jean Valjean during a period of political disruption in 19th century France. Following closely behind is the jolly musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, based off of the film “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”, with performances from July 17th through July 27th. Closing out the summer season will be the zany, disco musical Xanadu, from August 7th through August 17th.

All productions are staged at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater, located at 1 Pine Drive, Edison, New Jersey within Roosevelt Park.

“Bring your family and friends to our beautiful park and enjoy all of these fantastic productions,” said Freeholder Stephen J. “Pete” Dalina, chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Office. “This is truly family entertainment at its best!”
“2013 will be a great year for Plays-in-the-Park,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “My Freeholder colleagues and I are very happy to be able to support and offer these great recreational opportunities to our residents.” 

Tickets for the summer shows can only be purchased on the night of the performance. The Box Office is open from 5:30pm to 9:00pm on the evenings of all performances. Tickets cost $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (60+), and are free for children ages 12 and under.  All shows begin at 8:30pm, and there are no performances on Sundays. Patrons must provide their own seating, and the height of a chair-back cannot exceed 40”.  Please refer to the PIP website at for more information about the Box Office and seating policies.

If a performance is cancelled due to bad weather, you may save your ticket stub and use it to attend any future summer performance at no additional charge. Ticket stubs are valid for exchange up to one year after the rained-out performance.  There will be a special area set up where you can immediately exchange your ticket stub for a new ticket on the night you decide to revisit Plays-in-the-Park.

In October, the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater stage will transform into a black box theater for  Plays-in-the-Parks children’s musical, School House Rock, Live!, where the 1970s educational cartoons will come to life. Performances are at 1:00pm and 4:00pm on October 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, and 26th. Tickets go on-sale at the beginning of September, and can be purchased from the Production Office during their regular hours. Tickets cost $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 12 and under.

Ending Plays-in-the-Park’s 2013 season will be the 19th annual production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on December 28th and 29th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets go on-sale in mid-November, and can be purchased through the State Theatre Box Office at (732)-246-7469. All seats are $7.00.

Plays-in-the-Park represents a unique, collaborative partnership between community theatre and local government since 1963. PIP is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Parks and Recreation Department.  Plays-in-the-Park is dedicated to producing shows that re-create or resemble, as closely as possible, the intent, stature, and scope of the original Broadway productions.

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