Monday, October 1, 2018

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 CHILDREN’S THEATER LINE UP

MILLBURN THEATER TO OFFER PERFORMANCES FOR STUDENTS INCLUDING THOSE WITH AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

WHEN: select Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 am. 
WHERE:
Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn
TICKETS: All tickets are only $15.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce its children's show programming for the 2018-2019 season including special performances for students with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Paper Mill's Children's Shows are charming, delightful, and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure.

"What better way to spend a weekend morning than introducing your child to the live theater experience with characters and stories they love?" said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse. “These performances are accessible to all with tickets only costing $15.00 for any seat in the house.”

This year’s offering of Paper Mill Playhouse Children’s Shows include Charlotte’s Web, Dragon’s Love Tacos, A Christmas Carol, Junie B. Jones, Rosie Revere Engineer, Henry & Mudge, The Velveteen Rabbit, Peter and the Wolf and The Magic School Bus. The series will also offer special performances for students with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

The series will also offer special performances for students with Autism and other developmental disabilities.  A special performance of Dragons Love Tacos (Sunday, December 9, 2018) and The Magic School Bus (Sunday, June 9, 2019) are designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. The autism-friendly performance is planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team. The theater environment will be altered for this performance, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable, and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Additionally, Paper Mill Playhouse will host a free open house titled "Meet Your Seat" as an opportunity for children who are new to theater experiences to visit the theater space before the show. For more information, call the box office at 973-376-4343.


image_24CHARLOTTE'S WEB
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., December 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & up

Based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte explores true meaning of friendship.




TWUSA Dragons Love Tacos Title TreatmentDRAGONS LOVE TACOS
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., December 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & up

A collection of stories including based on popular books including “Dragons Love Tacos,” “Interrupting Chicken,” “The Dot,” “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Day.”


clip_image002DRAGONS LOVE TACOS  
AUTISM FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sun., December 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & beyond!

A collection of stories including based on popular books including “Dragons Love Tacos,” “Interrupting Chicken,” “The Dot,” “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride” and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Day.”

An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team

MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

Ages 6 & up

Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks' heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.

JUNIE B. JONES
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & up

Hurray! Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last! But getting used to the whole new group of friends, a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her "top-secret personal beeswax" journal.

ROSIE REVERE ENGINEER
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., February 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & up

A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

HENRY & MUDGE
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 4 & up

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 Cynthia Rylant’s best-selling books.  

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
Pushcart Players

WHEN: Sat., April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 4 & up

A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks.  

PETER AND THE WOLF
Pushcart Players

WHEN: Sat., May 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 4 & up

THE MUSIC: A different instrument and melody (or “leitmotif”) represents each character of the play, creating an excellent link to understanding all types of music.  THE STORY: A true adventure about a spirited young boy who meets the challenge of danger with courage, creativity and leadership. THE CELEBRATION: The value of love, friendship and caring. The lessons of greed, arrogance and prejudice. There is innocence and wisdom, youth and maturity, conflict resolution, moral development, and beauty in the natural order of life!

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sat., June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & up

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

clip_image003THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS  
AUTISM FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
TheatreworksUSA

WHEN: Sun., June 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ages 5 & beyond!

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip!  But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team

MEET YOUR SEAT OPEN HOUSE: Friday, June 7, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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

For additional information, please visit www.papermill.org.