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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Top New Jersey Show Choirs Complete Statewide Tour with Performance at Paper Mill Playhouse

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Over 150 High School and College Students From Across the State Perform in Vocal Ovation Concert on June 28, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a one-night-only, Vocal Ovation Show Choir Extravaganza concert at Paper Mill Playhouse on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The evening will feature performances by the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, The Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus. Vocal Ovation tickets are $23 per person and may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org/shows-tickets/special-presentations.html

With hit TV shows such as GLEE and THE SING-OFF, along with the excitement created by the two PITCH PERFECT motion pictures, Show Choir performances have taken hold as an American music genre. Vocal Ovation, combines all of the current types of performance in one show. Featuring the best show choirs currently in the State of New Jersey, Vocal Ovation captures the magic of Broadway and pop with the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. Pop, Motown, and swing fill the air with the Harmony Show Choir. The show is rounded out by the all a cappella Rock-n-Roll Chorus, just off their national tour. Vocal Ovation promises to be an exciting evening of music and fun for all ages

“Touring the state with the Harmony Show Choir and the RockNRoll Chorus was a wonderful opportunity for students to perform at impressive venues and share their talents with thousands of New Jersey residents,” commented Shayne Austin Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse Show Choir Director. “We are thrilled that this amazing collaboration will play its final stop at Paper Mill Playhouse.”

The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir consists of nearly 50 young performing artists ages 16-22. Over the past three years the show choir has delighted more than 250,000 people across the region with their rousing renditions of Broadway, pop & classics. This season, the choir performed at Lincoln Center and other large events. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an audition based, exhibition Show Choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s Arts Education and Outreach programs. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. For more information about the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir visit www.papermill.org  The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is presented by Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Healthcare.

The Harmony Show Choir is an auditioned only group of 52 high school age performers from the Southern New Jersey area. They are professionally staged and choreographed in a high energy, family oriented musical revue. Their show contains a great mix of styles including: Broadway and newer Broadway tunes, oldies, Disney, The Great American Songbook, gospel, swing, pop, and country. Some of the selections are: The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Blues Brothers, Gershwin Rhapsody, Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons), Soul (Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Tina Turner), Jump, Jive & Wail, and Sing, Sing, Sing, among others. For more information visit: http://mainstage.org/show-choirs.

The RockNRoll Chorus launched its first tour and full length album in 2007. Since that time the chorus has been blessed with amazingly talented singers and performers over more than 15 casts! Casts have performed with, and opened for, Bruce Springsteen, Darlene Love, Jacquie Lee, Judy Collins, Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles, Jefferson Airplane, Foreigner, Kelly Loggins, The Chieftains, Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd, The Wall, Willie Nile, Jay Leno, Danu, Jill Tirrell and many studio records as a guest choir! The RockNRoll Chorus has also been on the Grammy ballot several times for tracks on their albums in the categories of “Best Performance, Pop Vocal Group or Duo,” “Engineer of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Best Rock Record,” “Producer of the Year,” and others. The RockNRoll Chorus – no instruments, just voices. www.rocknrollchorus.com.

aapprMill (1) PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional theaters.  Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. 

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