Paper Mill Playhouse Announces the 2012-2013 Season

MILLBURN – This week, Paper Mill Playhouse announced the 2012-2013 season, featuring four musicals, one play, and something for every member of your family.

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2012-2013 season with one, singular sensation, “A Chorus Line.” Winner of nine Tony® Awards including “Best Musical,” “A Chorus Line” continues to resonate with audiences of every generation.

In November, Millburn is alive with “The Sound of Music.” Based on Maria von Trapp’s inspiring true life story, “The Sound of Music” features an unforgettable score by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein with such memorable songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.”

Paper Mill Playhouse will warm your winter spirit with the classic comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.” A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, “Lend Me a Tenor” promises to leave you teary eyed with laughter.

Winner of six Tony® Awards including “Best Musical,” Paper Mill Playhouse will showcase for the first time, the 1920’s musical romp, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Based on the movie starring Julie Andrews in the title role, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a high-spirited musical extravaganza filled with flappers, dapper gentlemen and a dragon-lady villainess.

Paper Mill Playhouse closes its season with the New Jersey premiere of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,”based on the 1989 Disney film of the same title. With an award-winning score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, “The Little Mermaid” tells the story of Ariel, a courageous young mermaid who defies the rules and follows her heart.

Investors Bank is the sponsor of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2012-2012 season.

“I’m thrilled to bring this line up of Broadway blockbusters to Millburn,” says Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director for the Millburn theater. “The shows we will produce in the 2012-2013 season are all audience favorites and among the most celebrated titles in the musical theater canon. This delightful lineup has something for everyone. Time and again, we hear stories from our patrons who bring several generations of family together to enjoy our productions. This family-friendly season continues this tradition, while bringing two Paper Mill Playhouse premieres to our stage.”

“With two Paper Mill premieres, a New Jersey premiere and the return of audience favorites, we are proud to have created an irresistible line-up of stories you know and love, glorious music, and many memorable moments of theatre magic.,” remarks Managing Director Todd Schmidt. “We could not produce such a season without the continued support of our partners at Investors Bank.”

“Investors Bank is proud to support Paper Mill Playhouse for their 2012-2013 season,” said Kevin Cummings, President and CEO. “Paper Mill continues to thrive in their mission to preserve and nurture the American Musical Theater art form with superb performances, while at the same time giving back to the community through its outreach partnerships with organizations like New Eyes for the Needy and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We hope these traditions will endure for years to come.”

Paper Mill Playhouse will produce eight performances a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Three, four and five-show subscription packages are available now starting at $87. Each subscription package includes a different level of special benefits (see for details). Single tickets will go on sale this June starting at just $26. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 1-973-376-4343.

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