MILLBURN–Paper Mill Playhouse will place single tickets for all five mainstage productions on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15. The 2012-2013 season, features Broadway blockbusters and family favorites. There has been a significant increase in subscription sales over last season. Tickets will be sold online at www.PaperMill.org or through the box office at 1-973-376-4343.
“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.”
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 will be 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 lighten 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” is guaranteed 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 1920s 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 proud sponsor of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2012-2013 season.
Paper Mill Playhouse will produce eight performances a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Single tickets range in price from $26- $96. Student rush tickets are $26 and are available the day of the performance in person with current student ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org.
“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.”