Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Announces New Jersey Tour

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Award-winning Ensemble to Present Fully-staged Production Numbers

Paper Mill Playhouse has  announced  the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir’s 2017 tour of their fully-staged concert event “Paper Mill Sings.” This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney’s High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, ABBA and Pentatonix. This is the second year of Paper Mill Playhouse’s newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill, which will be performing ‘extreme acapella’ in the style of the recent “Pitch Perfect” films. This year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir was selected as New Jersey’s Favorite Choral Group by the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.

This year’s tour includes Villagers Theatre in Somerset, New Jersey (Sunday, May 14; 7:00PM), Bickford Theater in Morristown, New Jersey (Sunday, May 21; 3:00PM), Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Providence, New Jersey (Saturday, May 27; 3:00PM), Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, New Jersey (Saturday, June 3; 4:00PM), Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey (Friday, June 16; 8:00PM) and The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey (Saturday, June 24; 8:00PM). For a complete listing of performances visit www.PaperMill.org/showchoir.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, presented by Overlook Medical Center, has toured the area at impressive venues including Lincoln Center, The Empire State Building, Sun Arena, MetLife Stadium, Paper Mill Playhouse, Bergen PAC, SOPAC and many more.  The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an audition based, exhibition Show Choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The choir consists of 70 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. 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. Students selected to be a part of this talented group have to opportunity to fine tune their craft with free, intensive instruction with an array of public performance opportunities.

Shayne_Headshot_400x400“We are thrilled to showcase our largest ensemble to date and welcome the community to join us for some inspiring performances,” commented Shayne Austin Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Director (photo). “The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a highly-competitive, audition-based, free program that showcases the best talent in New Jersey. Our fully-staged concert event, Paper Mill Sings is perfect for audiences of all ages.”

This year’s Show Choir members include: Natalie Aris (Millburn), Tiffanie Arokiaswamy (Avenel), Nawal Boto (Edison), Noelle Cappuzzo (Succasunna), Helena Chaves (Ringwood), Olivia Dan (Sparta), Nia Dubourg (Belleville, NJ), Victoria Franco (New York), Victoria Gasper (Avenel), Jacqueline Hennessy (Middletown), Erin Hernon (Millburn), Nicolette Kelly (Boonton), Katrina Michalewski (Bloomingdale), Madelin Morales (Fairfield), Brooke Nagel (Towaco), Emma Park-Hazel (New York), Ashley Phillips (Union),  Laura Salway (Cranford), Simran Sawhney (Short Hills), Steph Stone (Short Hills), Emma Wilcox (Cedar Knolls), Alexandra Witek (Monmouth Beach), Crystal Wright (Union), Rachel Aquino (Belleville), Maginnis Buckley (Summit), Alyssa Carbonell (Union), Amelia Firestone (Hoboken), Kate Glennon (Caldwell), Lindsey Kazar (Branchburg), Samantha Kelleher (Summit), Leah Killmer (Garwood), Mia Lowy (Ridgewood), Mia Maccarella (Morris Plains), Justine Murray (Denville), Olivia Orlando (Cranford), Faith Ricca (Cranford), Brianna Rivera (Union), Giulia Russo (Caldwell), Lisette Serrano (Union), Vanessa Sierra (Linden), Avelyn Simons (Princeton), Paige Wasserman (North Caldwell), Amanda Wingo (Union), Elizabeth Witek (Monmouth Beach), Lizzy Allen (Westfield), PJ Allen (Westfield), Michael Antonelli (North Arlington), Georglana Balisage (Elizabeth), Liam Driscoll (Chatham), Robert Falco (Hoboken), Matthew Fralley (Netcong), Ricky Francese (Somerset), Josephus Gordon (South Orange), Hunter Halliwell (West Caldwell), Sydney Hammer (Green Pond), Jordan Hurfado (Kinnelon), Hunter Kovacs (Maplewood), Valencio Lazarczyk (Whitehouse Station), Michael Magielnicki (Parlin), David Marques (Linden), Matthew Rodriguez (Nutley), Matt Siroty (Westfield), Larry Toyter (Millburn), Samuel Vana (Ridgewood), Liam Arnold (Pequannock), Isaiah Beals (West Orange), Ryan Campbell (Colonia), Johnathan Charette (Short Hills), Nicholas Cook (Bridgewater), Brian Corona (Linden), Joshua Dunn (Bayonne), Christopher Erdman (Union), Jeff Gallup (Montville), José Fernando González-Vidal (Jersey City), Camillo Lazarczyk (Whitehouse Station, Alexander McCully (Newton), Carl Sayson (Belleville), Will Taylor (Caldwell), Zach Torkos (Denville), David Villa (Nutley), Jason Wells (Elizabeth), Miles Wright (Montclair), Jason Yanto (Union), and Sean Zuckerman (Ridgewood).

Tour stops for the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir include:

Sunday, May 14; 7:00PM

Villagers Theater

475 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ

For Tickets:  boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org  / 732-873-2710

Sunday, May 21; 3:00PM

Bickford Theater

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

For Tickets:  www.morrismuseum.org  / 973-971-3706

Saturday, May 27; 3:00PM

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

419 South Street, New Providence, NJ

For Tickets:  information@standrewschurch.org  / 908-464-4875

Saturday, June 3; 4:00PM

Central Presbyterian Church

70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ

For Tickets:  JZeitoun@papermill.org  / 973-315-1640

Friday, June 16; 8:00PM

Hamilton Stage

360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ

For Tickets:  www.ucpac.org/events  / 732-499-8226

Saturday, June 24 ; 8:00PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center

1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ

For Tickets:  www.sopacnow.org/show-choir  / 973-313-2787

Additional performances for the 2017 Show Choir include MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, the Empire State Building in New York City, NJ Hall of Fame in Asbury Park, Paper Mill’s Annual Gala and Jersey Pride in Asbury Park.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is proudly sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse please visit www.PaperMill.org/showchoir. 

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and Todd Schmidt (Managing Director) and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, 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. 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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