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Plays-in-the-Park announces summer musicals

EDISON — Plays-in-the-Park has announced its upcoming summer season of musicals staged at the Stephen J. Capestro Amphitheater in Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park.

The first show of the season is the comedy “Legally Blonde,” based on the popular 2001 film. The show runs from June 21 to July 1. It tells the story of a sorority queen who gets a new outlook on life and love when she enrolls in Harvard Law School.

Next up is the classic “West Side Story,” an update of “Romeo and Juliet” set in 1950s New York City, where the young lovers contend with prejudice and gang violence. The show runs from July 12-22.

Rounding out the season is the family favorite “Mary Poppins,” running from Aug. 2-12. The musical, based on the beloved Disney film and the timeless stories of P.L. Travers, is about a nanny who brings a troubled family together using her own special brand of magic.

Plays-in-the-Park (PIP) represents a unique collaboration between community theater and local government since 1963. PIP is sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation.

Tickets for shows can be purchased only on the nights of performances. There are no shows Sundays. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m. on show nights and closes at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for seniors (60 plus). Children 12 and under are admitted for free.

The Middlesex County Freeholders offer complimentary admission to the summer musicals to active United States Military Service members and their immediate families. Proper identification is required when picking up tickets.

Audience members must provide their own seating. All chair backs must not exceed 40 inches high.

For more information visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search Plays-in-the-Park for more information about the box office and seating.

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