Monday, January 7, 2013
Over 90 people came out for the Friday night viewing of "Les Miserables" to sing along with the opera on the silver screen.
Millburn Cinema hosted a "Les Miserables" sing-along last Friday at 7:15 p.m. Orgainzed by resident Micole Richter, she said over 90 fans attended to perform the songs from the opera. Did you head over to the sing-along? Share your photos!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Everything could be perfect if only they would do what I want.
When I was a teenager, my mother took me to see "Les Miserables." It was one of the most memorable theatre experiences I've ever had. I hadn't read the Victor Hugo book and didn't know what to expect from a musical about the French Revolution. I was mesmerized. It was emotional and powerful and I was moved in a way I had not anticipated. The famous poster featuring Cosette is one of two that accompanied me to college—the other being a six foot high black and white poster of Robert Smith of The Cure. When I learned "Les Miserables" would be coming to the Paper Mill Playhouse I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to take my daughter as my mother had done with me. She accompanied me to the press preview in the city …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
The production is at Paper Mill through Dec. 30 before heading on a national tour.
If you've been a fan of "Les Miserables" during the last 25 years, you're sure to enjoy the reinvented production at the Paper Mill Playhouse. The same music and story so many people grew up with and fell in love with over the last two-plus decades take center stage in the 25th anniversary production that runs through Dec. 30. From the first note, it's hard not to smile if you're fond of this show. But, of course, you need a cast that can bring the emotional story to life, which is the case with the Paper Mill production. During interviews with the press in early November, several actors playing principle characters said they were given the freedom to reinvent their character. That freedom shows as this group of actors were able to take …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The orchestra and cast for "Les Miserables" at the Paper Mill Playhouse rehearsed together for the first time on Tuesday.
The cast of "Les Miserables" joined the orchestra in the Bauer Center in Taylor Park on Tuesday for rehearsal. Called sitzprobe, Tuesday's rehearsal was the first time the actors and the musicians got together—without costumes, sets or props—to run through the performance. The orchestra has been rehearsing at the Bauer Center because the Paper Mill Playhouse does not have enough space for all of the work required prior to the show opening on Friday. The 25th anniversary production of "Les Miserables" opens on Friday in previews and will run through Dec. 30 at the the Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances at the Paper Mill will be held Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and …
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Paper Mill Playhouse cannot host all of the rehearsals because the 25th anniversary production is so large.
"Les Miserables" is such a big production, the Paper Mill Playhouse cannot contain all of the rehearsals for it. The orchestra has been rehearsing for the 25th anniversary production at the Bauer Center in Taylor Park. "Les Miserables" opens on Friday in previews and runs through Dec. 30 at the Millburn theater. Performances at the Paper Mill will be held Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1:30 and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 and 7 p.m. The extension weeks have an alternate schedule. Single tickets are on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343 or at the Paper Mill Box Office or online at Paper Mill Playhouse's website at www.papermill.org.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Actors for the 25th anniversary production of 'Les Miserables' at the Paper Mill Playhouse have a strong connection to it.
Twenty-two years ago Shawna Hamic saw "Les Miserables" and promised her mother she would some day be in the production as Mme. Thenardier. On Friday she'll be fulfilling the promise as she takes the Paper Mill Playhouse stage to play Mme. Thenardier in the 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables. The play opens Friday in previews and runs through Dec. 30 at the Millburn theater. "It's what made me want to be in musical theater," Hamic said following a recent preview of the upcoming production in New York. "It's a circle of life moment." She called her mother when she got the role to tell her she was fulfilling the promise she made 22 years ago. Many of the performers are having a similar experience, even if they have been in Les …
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The show is tracking better for ticket sales than any production in the last few years at the Paper Mill Playhouse.
If you want to go see "Les Miserables" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, you should get your tickets soon. Tickets are moving quickly for the 25th anniversary production, which opens at the Millburn theater on Nov. 19. Paper Mill already has added 12 performances, which means the production will run through Dec. 30. Shayne Miller, Paper Mill spokesman, said a few shows have already sold out and there is limited tickets available for many others. "We're tracking ahead (in ticket sales) of any performance (in the last few years), including 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'High School Musical,'" he said. "It's our highest subscribed show of the season." And the large number of ticket sales—both subscription and singles—come before the Paper Mill…