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VIDEO: Launching Pad for Theater Pros Turns 60

By Maddie Orton, JerseyArts.com


originally published: 06/17/2022

VIDEO: Launching Pad for Theater Pros Turns 60

On sunny summer afternoons, the walkway at Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park overflows with theater lovers. Thousands of audience members pour into the outdoor community theater to see quality productions — and maybe even Broadway-bound performers — for the price of a few dollars and a lawn chair.

Now celebrating its 60th season, the outdoor community theater has become a tradition for generations of family and friends.

We spoke with Artistic Director Margaret Davis, actor Andre Williams, Director Frank Andrews, and Choreographer Aimee Mitacchione about this treasure in Edison.



 
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About the author: Maddie Orton is an Emmy-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has worked on several PBS shows including: "Take on Fake," "NJTV News," "MetroFocus," "WLIW Arts Beat," and "Treasures of New York." A life-long theater lover, Maddie created the documentary "I Can't... I Have Rehearsal," exploring New Jersey's arts education through high school musicals. She studied theater and American Studies at Rutgers University, and lives in the great Garden State with her husband and kiddo.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.








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