Thursday, May 30, 2013
Check out a clip of the new production at the playhouse in Millburn.
The new producton at Paper Mill Playhouse, "Disney’s The Little Mermaid," is based on the classic animated film. Check out a clip of the musical above. This is the American premiere of the new production with a revamped script, additional songs, a new physical production and an entirely fresh interpretation of the piece. Paper Mill Playhouse’s reimagined production will play at partner theaters Kansas City Starlight and Pittsburgh CLO running until June 30. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Times are as follows: Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Millburn theater will use the money for its sensory-friendly productions.
Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse will receive a $20,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant as part of the agency’s state and regional grant program, according to a published report. While the state will receive 15 grants totaling $284,500, according to a Tuesday NJ.com report, the theater will receive the grant for its sensory-friendly productions, according to a Tuesday report on NJ.com. The Paper Mill has hosted sensory-friendly productions for the past several years, according to its website. Each April, the NEA awards the grants, the report said, singling out $879,000 to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts last year. However, this year, the federal budget sequester has delayed awarding the grants. The 817 awards represent …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Millburn playhouse's new show 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' opened April 10 and runs to May 5.
Paper Mill Playhouse's new show 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' opened April 10 and runs to May 5. The musical was the winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Performance Schedule: Wednesday at 7:30pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm, Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 8:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Registration for the Paper Mill Players Camp is now open
Millburn's local playhouse announces a new arts education initiative, The Paper Mill Players Camp. The summer camp is a non-competitive, summer musical theater workshop in which students can have fun while honing their acting, singing and dancing skills. The classes will run from July 2 to July 25 and meet three times a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Registration is now open. “We are thrilled to add this summer program to our Theatre School offerings,” Theater School Director Mickey McNany said. “Unlike our highly competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, the Paper Mill Players Camp has no audition requirement and students will be enrolled on a first-come, first served basis." There is a morning session available from 9:…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Milburn theater picks five musicals with at least one with plans to go to Broadway.
Monday, March 11
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the lineup for its 75th anniversary season, featuring five musicals, with at least one with plans to move on to Broadway, officials announced Monday. “I could not be happier with this lineup to celebrate our 75th anniversary," the Producing Artistic Director for the Millburn theater, Mark S. Hoebee, said. “Paper Mill Playhouse’s direction is clear. With Newsies, a hit on Broadway, Les Misérables heading to Broadway in 2014 and at least one show in our upcoming season with Broadway plans, Paper Mill Playhouse is the place to premiere a production with Broadway aspirations." The playhouse plans to produce the following shows: “We are proud to have created an irresistible lineup of stories you know and …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Millburn playhouse announces its Children's Theater programming for Spring 2013.
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its Children’s Theater programming for Spring 2013. The Children’s Theater Series provides a charming, engaging and educational performances perfect for children, the playhouse said in a release. “What better way to spend a Saturday morning than introducing your child to the live theater experience with characters and stories they love?” said Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse Mark S. Hoebee. The season will also include 'Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale' designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities The show was planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers. The theater …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Outtakes from the final dress rehearsal of the Paper Mill Playhouse's new show.
The show that Patch called a door-slamming farce released a video out outtakes from the final dress rehearsal of "Lend Me a Tenor." “Lend Me a Tenor” continues through March 10 at Paper Mill Playhouse, Brookside Drive, Millburn. Tickets are $26 to $97. For information, call 973-376-4343 or visitwww.papermill.org.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Actor-Director-Teacher Ed Schiff to guide seniors in new acting workshop at the Millburn playhouse.
Paper Mill Playhouse recently announced a wide array of classes and performance opportunities for adults interested in the Senior Players Acting workshop. There will be limited enrollment, so students are urged to reserve space as soon as possible. A new workshop, emphasizing positive reinforcement will be offered on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 9 through May 21 at the Paper Mill Playhouse under the guidance of stage, television and movie veteran Ed Schiff. “The ‘reality of doing’ is one of the basic tenets of truthful acting and the participants in the Senior Players Workshop will find great fun and stimulus in the six weeks of ‘doing’ stage presentations,” Schiff said. Schiff is a veteran with more than 200 professional …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Carriage House is now open at Millburn's playhouse Wednesday through Sunday.
The Paper Mill Playhouse has opened the doors to its own bar and bistro for guests to enjoy before or after plays — or just for another dining option steps away from downtown Millburn. The Carriage House is open Wednesday to Sunday 4:30 to 10 p.m. It is also open for brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as before most performances. The restaurant seats 60 people. "Everyone that's been here said they loved it," chef Holly Guber said. "People have been coming out from around the neighborhood for brunch also." The Carriage House's soft opening was during "The Sound of Music". During "Chorus Line" it opened but only before and after shows. On Friday nights, jazz bands perform acoustically in the bar from 6 to 9 p.m. In January the…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Jonathan Charette sits down with Patch to explain how he manages studying for school while preparing to be two understudies.
Jonathan Charette is 13-year-old from Short Hills who studies, plays tennis and hangs out with his friends just like most seventh-graders. However, for 16 hours a week Charette does something a little unique for his age – he acts as an understudy for two roles in the Paper Mill Playhouse's winter musical, "The Sound of Music". Charette is the understudy for characters Friedrich and Kurt von Trapp. He sat down with Patch and explained how he manages studying for school while preparing to be two understudies: Patch: With school, sports and other activities how do you find the time to prepare as understudy? Charette: It's been hard but it's all about balancing out your priorities. School is a priority and then I have activities but "The …