Thursday, June 7, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Seat Dedication Campaign

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Renovation of Historic Millburn Theater will take Place this Summer

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce that the interior of the theater will be renovated over the summer of 2018, including replacement of all the theater’s seating. Theater supporters are invited to contribute to the seat campaign by purchasing a name plate as part of the theater’s “Name a Seat” fundraiser. The renovations will be complete in time to open the 2018-2019 season in September.

PMP-New-Seat-OFFSET-FRONT.jpgPaper Mill Playhouse donors, patrons and stakeholders have the opportunity to dedicate a seat in the newly renovated theater, a visible and lasting way to show your support for Paper Mill Playhouse. Your inspiration for inscribing a seat plaque can come from anywhere, for any reason meaningful to you. You can dedicate a seat as an individual, couple, or family for your children, grandchildren, parents, in memory of a loved one or with the name of your business or organization.

Pricing for seat locations is as follows:

  • Orchestra seats $3,000
  • Mezzanine Box seats $1,500
  • Mezzanine seats $750

We will honor all seat requests on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to those who have a current seat named.

You can call 973-315-1659 or visit to order a seat or for more information. Seat name recognition does not guarantee any seat location for future performances.

“Paper Mill Playhouse has been delighting visitors in Millburn for nearly a century, offering a unique cultural experience for the entire state,” said Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director. “This renovation and your contribution to the ‘Name a Seat’ campaign ensures we can impact the lives of our audience and students for generations to come.”

The summer theater renovation is being funded by the Ferolito family.  “We have been staunch supporters of Paper Mill Playhouse for more than two decades,” said Paper Mill Playhouse Trustee Carolyn Ferolito. “Paper Mill Playhouse is a New Jersey gem that contributes greatly to the quality of life in our state. We are proud of the many education programs Paper Mill provides that extend beyond our campus and impacts our communities. We are happy to provide the resources for the needed renovation of the theatre.”

“This very generous gift from the Ferolito family will be transformational for the theater and our ability to serve the community," remarked Paper Mill Playhouse Board Chair James Fakult. “The philanthropic support of individuals like the Ferolito’s is greatly appreciated and of vital importance to arts organizations like Paper Mill Playhouse. This gift will allow our theater to continue its legacy for many years to come.”

The annual New Voices concert, the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, will take place at Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University during the renovation period. This year’s concert, entitled New Voices of 2018: From Sea to Shining Sea will take place Friday, July 27, at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 28, at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic 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, 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.