Tuesday, April 12, 2022

"They’re Playing Our Song" Opens April 23 at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center

The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center in Basking Ridge welcomes Trilogy Repertory Company to the stage for their production of 

They’re Playing Our Song
book by 
Neil Simon
music by Marvin Hamlisch
lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
directed by Jaye Barre
Musical director Marion Drew

WHEN: April 23, 24, 29, and 30 with evening and matinee performances
WHERE: Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge
25.00 to $45.00 with discounts available for students and seniors
Tickets are available online at or by phone at 908-580-3892.

In a story based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager, a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain.

Jonathan Wells will play the role of Vernon, the music composer and couldn't be happier to finally get back on stage after two long pandemic years. Past credits include Giovanni (The Penguin Tango: Regional), Bruce Bechdel (Fun Home), King Louis (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Pontius Pilate (Jesus Christ Superstar), Pharaoh (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), George (Billy Elliot), Franz Liebkind (The Producers), Tom Watson (Parade), Ernst Ludwig (Cabaret), and Banquo (Macbeth).

Opposite Jonathan will be Meg Fry, portraying Sonia, the zany lyricist. Meg Fry is making her Trilogy Repertory debut and looking forward to a wonderful show. Favorite credits include Improviser with The Second City (Chicago), Emma Goldman (Assassins), ensemble (American Idiot), Cassius (Julius Caesar), Rosie (Cabaret), Smitty (How to Succeed in Business), Lisette (On the Razzle), and Jacqueline (La Cage Aux Folles).

Megan and Jonathan both live in Basking Ridge and are partners in real life. They are very excited to be sharing the stage together. After such a difficult time, the laughs and lighthearted love story contained in They're Playing Our Song are a welcome respite from the past two years and full of hope for the future.

Trilogy Repertory was founded in 1981 with a mission to unite theater, community, and school. Trilogy strives to provide area residents with rewarding opportunities to participate in all aspects of dramatic, musical, and historical theater. The seasoned and highly recognized theater company is in-residence at the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center’s Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater.

“We are thrilled to welcome Trilogy Repertory back to the stage this spring for their production of the musical They’re Playing Our Song. Trilogy brings top talent to the stage, outstanding production values and lively theater to the community with each production,” said Brian Lawrence, President & CEO, Fellowship Senior Living.

Enjoy an exceptional preshow dining experience in our Wilson’s Tapas Bar Lounge restaurant before our evening They’re Playing Our Song performances. Culinary dishes prepared by Fellowship Village’s award-winning executive chef feature only the freshest ingredients and highest quality. Dinner and two drinks are $59.99 per person plus tax and 20% service charge. Make a reservation by calling 908-580-3818 for 5:30 pm seating.

All theater patrons must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by showing their vaccination card and photo ID. Digital copies on smartphones with both sides of the card are acceptable as are paper copies. Masks must be worn in the theater and the common areas.

The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center’s 2022 lineup includes NJ Ballet’s Mixed Repertory program in May and American Theater Group’s presentation of All Over the Map in June.

About Fellowship Cultural Arts Center: The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center’s 257 seat multipurpose Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater benefits from the design work of top theater, lighting and sound professionals who created the state-of-the-art space on campus at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, NJ. Open to the public, programming features theater, opera, symphony, jazz and ballet with performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Jersey Ballet, Light Opera of New Jersey, American Theater Group, Centenary Stage Company, and Trilogy Repertory. Visit or call 908-580-3892 for upcoming performances.