Following the successful 2013 debut of its hit original production, PL@Y, MITM Theater announces a second run of the show.

Music is the Medicine

Since 2010, Music is the Medicine Foundation has raised over $50,000 for various charities, including the Ashley Lauren Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and Hurricane Sandy relief.

While their events have usually centered around music, they shifted their aim towards a full-scale theater show for PL@Y. The two sold-out shows raised over $10,000.

Producer and choreographer Sarah McCuiston (Let's Dance Studios) said this year's production has a new look and some new faces, but the same creative spirit as last year.

"It's definitely bigger and better than last year. The dancing is amazing. The acting is incredible," she explained. "Everybody's really, really hands-on this year."

The Sandy-inspired show tells the story of Ashley, a young modern girl obsessed with technology. PL@Y promises music, dancing, and a whole lot of comedy.

"We really want to make people laugh," McCuiston said. "We have fun with it so much, we want everybody to see how much fun we have while we put this on."

PL@Y was written by J.D. Wilson and Nicholas Norcia during the 10-day blackout following Hurricane Sandy. The show features music from the Amboys and dancing from Let's Dance Studios.

"It's not your typical musical," she explained. "People that have been to the Broadway-style shows get to see something a little different."

This year's run will be held at the historic Strand Theater in Lakewood for three performances on November 21 and 22.

"All of the proceeds, of course, go to a good organization, and this year we are supporting the Lakewood Community Arts Program," McCuiston said.

Ticket information is available at, by phone at (732) 730-5925, or at the box office on days of the performances.

Find out more about this great New Jersey non-profit and their upcoming events by visiting the Music is the Medicine website and Facebook page.