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Complimentary Plays-in-the-Park Tickets Complimentary "Plays in the Park" Tickets Available for Active Service Members

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EDISON, NJ  -- Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park is proud to announce that this summer this community favorite will be available free of charge to a very special group of people -- the active members of the U.S. military, who work so hard to protect us and our families.

 

This year, in recognition of their continuing service to our country, Plays-in-the-Park is proud to offer complimentary admission to its summer musicals for active U.S. Military Service members and their immediate families. There will be a select number of reserved seats available for each performance, so please call in advance.

 

“It’s impossible to overstate the service and sacrifice that our military has given us,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I know the entire Board of Chosen Freeholders is very excited to offer this program and about giving back to those who serve our nation.”

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“Memorial Day is approaching, and we need to remember not only those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but those fighting for our freedom every day,” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Infrastructure Management Committee. “I think this is great step in that direction. Plays-in-the-Park has a wonderful selection of shows this year, and I know our servicemen and women will find a lot to applaud.” 

 

This year’s season consists of the Mel Brooks musical comedy Young Frankenstein (performed June 17-27); the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! (July 8-18); and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (July 29-Aug. 8). All performances begin at 8:30 p.m. Performances are not held on Sundays.

 

There will be two family-friendly curtain times for Oklahoma! The July 13 and 14 shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.   

 

Service members are asked to call the Parks Office at 732-745-3936 prior to the show they wish to attend for reservations. Proper ID is required when picking up tickets.

 

The theater is located at Roosevelt Park’s Stephen J. Capestro Theater, at 1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ.

 

Seating will be provided. Please refer to the County website at www.co.middlesex.nj.us and search Plays-in-the-Park for more information.

 

If a performance is cancelled due to bad weather, patrons may save their ticket stubs and use them 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. 

 

Plays-in-the-Park is dedicated to providing theater to all peoples. Patrons requiring assistance due to a disability should contact Jackie Neill, Recreation Supervisor, at 732-745-3936, prior to attending a performance so that any special needs may be met. PIP offers Audio Description performances, Open Captioned performances, and also performances with Sign Language Interpretation. Call the office for details.

 

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