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Theater in The Park Festival Returns to South Orange’s Founders Park June 8

From Sadie’s and the Founders Park Conservancy:

The Founders Park Conservancy is pleased to present the third annual Theater in The Park, a free event for all ages on Saturday, June 8, from 12 pm to 4:30 pm in Founders Park located on Valley St in South Orange. After two successful years, the thespian festival is back and bigger than ever.

During Theater in The Park, local theater schools and groups will be performing pieces from their repertoire and will include everything from musicals, dance performances and even improv.

Performers will include Vanguard Theater, YMCA, Rocket Improv and more. The festival aims to bring people together through the common love of theater and hopes to introduce theater to those who may not get a chance to see it performed live.

New this year will be performances from surrounding schools West Orange Middle School, Heritage Middle School in Livingston, and Marshall School’s Thespian Company, as well as returning performances from Vanguard Theater, Rocket Improv, the YMCA and more. This year, the event will be hosted by Bad Housecleaner Amy Howlett and Work and Play’s Deborah Engel.

Residents are allowed to bring their own food, blankets and low-profile folding chairs, there will be food and merchandise vendors as well as face painting and a bouncy house.

The free day of theater that is Theater in The Park would not be possible without its generous sponsors Sadie’s and kitchenalamode.

The Theater in The Park stage will be located in front of the gazebo facing the obelisk. Free 2 hour parking along Valley St. A big thank you to our supporting sponsors: South Orange Village,  Soma Living, Papermill Playhouse and our media sponsor tapinto somaTo become a sponsor of this event or to learn more about Theater in The Park, go to or send an email to [email protected] Track the latest news by following @theaterinfounderspark on Facebook and Instagram and using #Theaterinfounderspark.

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