Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Charming, Engaging & Educational Programming for Children Ages 4 and Up

Paper Mill Playhouse a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to rediscovering and re-imagining classic musicals and plays, is proud to present The Children’s Theater Series, charming, engaging and educational performances perfect for ages four and up.

Take a child on an adventure they’re sure to remember; all of the shows in The Children’s Theater Series are fun-filled and rich with audience participation and excitement.

“There’s nothing quite like a live theater experience,” said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse. “Our Children’s Theater Series presents parents with an opportunity to introduce their children to live theater, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

WHEN: select Saturdays and begin at 10:00 AM.
WHERE:  Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn
TICKETS: $15-$20 for orchestra and box seats and $12 for mezzanine seats.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at Paper Mill Playhouse gift cards, available in any denomination, can be purchased at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

charlottes-web_tnCharlotte's Web
Ages 5 & up
Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Charlotte’s Web based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. This endearing tale explores the true meaning of friendship. 

ramona_tnRamona Quimby
Two Beans Productions for TheatreworksUSA
Ages 6 & up
Saturday, March 17, 2012.

Ramona Quimby has delighted young readers for over 50 years through the books of Newbery Medal-winning writer Beverly Clearly. Now she comes to life on stage.  Follow the latest breathless adventure of Ramona, the exasperating but lovable third-grader, her older sister Beezus, her Aunt Bea and others. 

Ages 5 & up
Saturday, March 31, 2012.

"Oh, the thinks you can think," when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.  The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!

henry-and-mudge_tnHenry & Mudge
Ages 5 & up
Saturday, April 14.

Sometimes it's tough being a kid, but life is a lot easier - and a lot more fun - when you've got a great big canine buddy to share your adventures!  Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this musical based on Cynthia Rylant's best selling books.

Red Riding Hood & Other Stories, A Theater For Everyone Performance
Pushcart Players
Ages 5 & up
Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Here is an enchanting collection of classic tales—Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea and Hans Christian Anderson's All's Well That Ends Well

autismribbonA Paper Mill Playhouse "Theatre for Everyone" Presentation:

At this special performance, the theater environment will be altered to offer a comfortable, judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families:

  • Lights up inside the theater
  • Lower volume & consistent sound level
  • Kids free to talk and leave their seat (supervised)
  • Show runs about one-hour with an intermission
  • Chill-out space provided
  • Family bathrooms
  • BYO snacks & drinks

Online resource materials: "THIS IS MY THEATRE" Sequence Book may be downloaded at www.papermillorg. This version has no words so that parents may tailor the book for their own child by handwriting their own descriptions.

New to the theater experience? “MEET YOUR SEAT!” before the show! Join us for our FREE Open House on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, expressly for children to visit the theater space before the show.  (no reservation required) 

childrens-bannerThe Rainbow Fish
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre
Ages 4 & up
Saturday, May 5, 2012.

The Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean, so when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses.  How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?

SkippyjonSkippyjon Jones
Ages 5 & up
Saturday, May 12, 2012.

Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams!  Sometimes he pretends to be anything BUT a Siamese cat!  When Skippyjon Jones becomes convinced that he is really a chihuahua, he begins a battle against a big bandito bee that teaches him to accept himself and his own gifts. 

Theater for Everyone performances are supported by a grant from The Merck Company Foundation. Investors Bank is the proud sponsor of Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2011-2012 season.

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, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support is provided by generous contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.