I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Theater Thursday - The Last Days of Summer

We were given complimentary tickets to The Last Days of Summer for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Last Days of Summer

Where: 11 Livingston Ave.
             New Brunswick, NJ

Who:Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through November 10, 2019


Me - The Last Days of Summer was a good show. I liked it. It is about a kid who forms a relationship with a professional baseball player. It is a really touching show. The relationship between the kis and the baseball player is really sweet. The story is engaging. It really keeps your attention. Some of it is a little  predictable but not all of it. It is not like any other show I ever remember seeing before. It is very original. The songs are nice, but I don't really remember them. They didn't stick in my mind. Over all, although I have liked other shows I have seen at the George Street Playhouse, this one is definitley my favorite so far. I would highly recommend it!


Mom - We recently had the opportunity to attend our first show at the George Street Playhouse's new location at the brand-new beautiful New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPA) located at 11 Livingston Avenue in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey.The space is also the home to the several other theater companies as well as a ballet company. George Street Playhouse's first production in the new space is the new musical The Last Days of Summer. The musical which is based on book by Steve Kluger is the heartfelt story of a fatherless young boy who develops a deep bond with a professional baseball player. Although the show is full of humor throughtout it is by no means a light little comedy. It deals with some serious issues including a child being abandoned by a parent, men going off to fight a war, and the Japanese internment during World War II. Accordingly, it is not a good show for very young children. It is fine for older children, however, who should enjoy it. The plot and the characters are both interesting, and there is a good mix of humor and seriousness in both the story and the songs.

And that's our view. For more about The Last Days of Summer or to purchase tickets, visit https://georgestreetplayhouse.org/shows/show/last-days-summer.

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Last Days of Summer production photos by T. Charle Erickson

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