It's been 50 years - where has all the time gone?
Plays in the Park, the popular theatrical venue in Roosevelt Park in Edison, will be celebrating a half century of providing Middlesex County residents with the best in theatre production.
This Sunday, August 12, they're celebrating their anniversary with a day-long free event starting at 1 pm.
The day will be devoted to family fun, including balloon sculptors, magicians, and vendors at the grove near the theatre. A host of free concerts during the day will be capped off with a concert performance by John Sebastian of the 1960s group, the Lovin' Spoonful.
And for good measure, a limited-edition, full color, coffee table book detailing the history of Plays-in-the-Park will be available for purchase.
The schedule for the day goes like this:
- 1 pm - Magicians, Clowns, Face Painters, Balloon Sculptors, Costumed Characters and Food Vendors will fill the shaded grove surrounding the theater
- 1:30 - 3 pm - Concert performance by the Broadway Pops Orchestra
- 3:45 - 4:45 pm - Concert performance by StarFish! (Rock & Roll for Kids)
- 5 pm - Gates open to the main theater seating area
- 5:45 pm - Official program begins
- 6 - 8 pm - Concert performance by John Sebastian (In case of rain, the Sebastian concert will be held at Middlesex County College.)
The amphitheatre is located at 1 Pine Drive in Roosevelt Park, right off Route 1 South in Edison.