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Plays-in-the-Park returns for their 60th season to Middlesex County this summer with three popular Broadway musicals

Middlesex County’s Plays-in-the-Park is returning as part of Plays-in-the-Park’s 60th season this summer.

“Plays in the Park is one of our most celebrated programs, and we’re thrilled to be able to present our favorite Broadway musicals once again, after COVID-19 conditions required us to produce smaller shows last year,” said Director of the Board of County Commissioners Ronald G. Rios in a press release. “With three lavish musicals in the works, the goal for this season is to come together to laugh and connect, and what better place to do that than sitting under the sunset on summer evenings enjoying Broadway-caliber shows? On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, I would like to encourage residents to join us this season for a variety of live entertainment that will appeal to the whole family.”


  • Something Rotten! (June 22-July 2)

    Welcome to the 90’s― the 1590’s ―where brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a show that will rival the Renaissance Rockstar of the day, William Shakespeare. This star-lit, big-hit show tells the story of the Bottom brothers as they attempt to write the world’s very first musical. Nominated for 9 Tony Awards, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a hysterical ode to musicals and an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun. Your sides will ache from laughter!

  • The SpongeBob Musical (July 13-23)

    Since its launch on July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number one kids’ animated series on TV’s Nickelodeon, and now we can enjoy those beloved Bikini Bottom characters LIVE ON STAGE in this Tony award-winning Broadway musical.  Come play with Eugene Krabs, Patrick Star, Squidward, Sandy Cheeks, Sheldon J. Plankton and of course the eternal optimist himself, SpongeBob SquarePants as they fight to save their undersea world. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage!! The power of optimism really can save the world!  Don’t miss this dynamic stage musical chronicling the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of your favorite Bikini Bottom buddies!

  • A Chorus Line (August 3-13)

    Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another, capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly drama, A CHORUS LINE is instantly recognized as a classic and has been an audience favorite for decades.


    The Box Office opens at 5:30 pm and patrons are admitted to the seating area immediately after purchasing tickets. All shows start at 8 pm. The box office closes at 8:30 pm each show night. All you need to bring is your favorite lawn chair.

    Ticket price is $7.00 per adult; $5.00 per senior citizen 60 and over, children twelve (12) and under enter for free. In the case of inclement weather, save your ticket stub as it will allow you to see another performance this season. For more information, click here.