New Jersey Stage

Friday, December 2, 2011

George Street Playhouse Invites Patrons To Sample and Shop for Holiday Wines and Spirits AND Take an Exclusive Backstage Tour

(New Brunswick, NJ) – Looking for that special something for that special someone, friend or colleague?  Mark your calendars for George Street Playhouse's Benefit Wine Tasting on Thursday, December 8.  The event, which begins at 7pm, is presented in collaboration with Marketplace Wine and Spirits of East Brunswick.  Sumptuous food and myriad wines and spirits are expected to be on the menu.  Patrons may sample what intrigues them, and place orders for their purchases (due to liquor law restrictions, actual bottles may not be purchased at the event).  In addition, members of the Playhouse staff will be on hand to give those attending a special backstage peek at the set for their holiday mainstage production The Nutcracker and I, a hilarious spoof of the holiday classic written by Emmy winner Peter Brash and Forbidden Broadway's Gerard Alessandrini.

Tickets are priced at $75 for this very special holiday event, are on sale now and available through the George Street Playhouse Box Office 732-246-7717, or online at www.GSPonline.org.   George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in the heart of New Brunswick's Dining and Entertainment District, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging theatre artists.  In August 2011, the Playhouse appointed noted arts administrator Norma Kaplan Managing Director.  Founded in 1974, the Playhouse has been well represented by numerous productions both on and off-Broadway – recent productions include the Outer Critics' Circle Best Musical Award-winner The Toxic Avenger, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League nominated production of The Spitfire Grill and the Broadway hit and Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.  In addition to its mainstage season, GSP's Educational Touring Theatre features issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 40,000 students annually.   George Street Playhouse programming is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by its lead season sponsor Johnson & Johnson.