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

Monday, December 6, 2021

More Theater Monday - It's Only a Play

We were given complimentary tickets to It's Only a Play for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post originally appeared last season when George Street Playhouse first presented It's Only a Play online. It has been edited as necessary.

What: George Street Playhouse

Where: NBPAC
             11 Livingston Ave.
             New Brunswick, NJ

Who: Teens and Up

When: Through December 19, 2021

It's Only a Play was the last production of the George Street Playhouse's 2021 streaming season, and it is also the second production of their return to live theater.  Seeing it online was nice but seeing it live on stage (or any show live on stage) is even better.

The show itself is a comedy written by the late great Terence McNally, and George Street's repeat production of the show is fitting as it once again reminds us that his memory and his plays will go on and so will we. The show was last produced on Broadway in 2014 with an All-Star cast which included reuniting The Producers stars Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.  Here the cast is less well known. Some members of the current cast previously appeared in the online production some did not. However, the new members of the cast fit in seamlessly and the current production is equally as fine as the previous online production.

The show is about a group of people associated with a play:  playwright, director, producers, actors, etc. at a party on the opening night of their show waiting around for the reviews. Accordingly, there is a lot of inside theater humor in the show. However, even if you are not a theater insider, you can still enjoy this amusing show.

And that's our view. For more information or to purchase a ticket to It's Only a Play, visit georgestreetplayhouse.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All It's Only a Play production photos by T. Charles Erickson