Genre: Classical, Comedy
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About the Company: Ground UP Productions

 Ground UP Productions produced the New York premiere of the smash hit musical The People vs. Mona by Jim Wann and Patricia Miller. The production was hailed as "good natured, down home fun" by the New York Times, "consistently inventive" by the New York Post and a "hootin' good time" by Variety. The company has also produced critically the world premiere of Jason Chimonides’ The Optimist (“deliriously entertaining” – New Yorker) as well as the acclaimed revivals of Baby with the Bathwater, Proof and Burn This. Ground UP Productions continues to break ground with the new classics, reviving well-known theatre in unique ways and producing new works destined for greatness. For additional information, visit

Preview:   05/20/11
Open:   05/21/11
Close:   06/05/11

Thursday-Saturday @ 8:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm.
OPENING NIGHT GALA: Saturday, May 21st, Ground UP Celebrates 6th Year and opening night! Food, drinks and fun @ 6pm, Performance @ 8pm, Post-Show Cast Cocktail until 11:30pm. All inclusive; Tickets: $75
Theater:   Summit Playhouse
Address:   10 New England Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
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From the West Head East on I-78. Take Exit 44 (New Providence & Berkeley Heights), and turn left onto Glenside Ave. Take first left onto Glenside Road. At third traffic light, turn right onto Springfield Ave. Note: Along the way, Glenside Road changes name to South Street. Follow Springfield Ave until you get to New England Avenue, on your right (see map above; you're entering from the left). New England Avenue is one-way from Locust Drive to Springfield Avenue, so you will have to go around the block by turning right on Tulip Street, then left on Locust Drive, and finally left on New England Avenue. From the East Head West on I-78. Stay in the "local" (right hand) lanes, also known as Rt 24. When I-78 and Rt 24 split, stay on Rt 24 (right fork). Just after the fork, take Exit 9A (Broad Street, Summit). Bear right onto Broad Street, towards Summit. Continue on Broad Street until you reach the light at Morris Avenue (see map above; you're entering from the right). There's a 7-11 on the right-hand corner. At that intersection, bear left onto Locust Drive. New England Avenue is the second right, and the Playhouse is on the left. From the North Take the Garden State Parkway South. Exit onto I-78 West, and follow the directions from the east, above. From the South Take the Garden State Parkway North. Exit onto I-78 West, and follow the directions from the east, above. Note that to get onto I-78 West, you must first exit onto I-78 East, and then turn around at the next intersection. From the Northwest (e.g., Morristown) Head East on Rt 24, towards Summit and Millburn. Take the Summit - River Road exit, and bear right onto River Road. This exit is shortly after a sign for "Short Hills Mall." Turn left onto Morris Avenue. This is the first or second traffic light; Novartis Pharmaceuticals is on the far left-hand corner. Turn right onto Locust Drive (see map above; you're entering from the top). There is a Volvo dealership on the right-hand corner. New England Avenue is the second right, and the Playhouse is on the left.

Cost:$20 General Admission, $12 Students, $55 Opening Night Gala, Saturday May 21st.
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