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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Enjoyable revival sets festive tone for the holidays
Despite its utter lack of thematic connection to the holiday season, “The Sound of Music” always feels like a good fit when the sleigh bells start to ring. Paper Mill Playhouse scored a hit with this beloved family musical in 2003, when it closed on Dec. 14. This year, it’s back with full billing as a limited holiday engagement, which will extend to Dec. 30. James Brennan, who directed the 2003 revival, is back with an all new cast and a more attractive and three-dimensional set. No need to rank which production was better because what we have, here and now, is a perfectly timed tribute to the magic of live theater and a worthy successor to the legacy of the final triumph authored by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cast, too, shines brightly…
Friday, September 14, 2012
Paper Mill Playhouse announces its children’s auditions for the theater’s next musical production.
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting children auditions for its next production, "The Sound of Music", on Saturday. Audition sign up start the theater’s lobby on a first-come, first-served basis onwith a line beginning at 8 a.m. The playhouse looking for girls ages 6-16 and boys who look ages 12-16. Children and their guardian should join the line in front of the theater and enter through the front doors of the theater only. Sign up for ages 6 to 11 begin at 9 a.m. and sign up for ages 12 to 16 begin at 12 p.m. Auditions are non-union. “The last time Paper Mill Playhouse held an open-call audition for children in The Sound of Music, we discovered a talented young man by the name of Nick Jonas,” Paper Mill Playhouse’s Producing Artistic …