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Monday, July 6 – New Voices 2009: Thoroughly Modern Musicals!
The annual New Voices concert is the culmination of Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, featuring 120 talented student performers ages 10–18, directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff. This week’s installment features songs from Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Mary Poppins, Wicked, The Light in the Piazza, Ragtime, Jersey Boys, and more!
Wednesday, July 8 – Babbling by the Brook: Tough Talk with the Sordelet Family
Join Paper Mill’s own Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee for lighthearted, entertaining conversations with a star-studded roster of performers, writers, directors, and more theatrical denizens. Gain insight into our upcoming productions, delve into the creative process, and catch up with veteran actors! This week meet the stage combat dynasty family of Rick Sordelet, Christian Kelly-Sordelet, and Collin Kelly-Sordelet.
Thursday, July 9 – Humanities Symposium Series: Meet Mark Twain
Join us on the set of our 1997 production of Big River for an interesting and educational evening on the life and works of Mark Twain, hosted by Susie Speidel and featuring performances by Catrice Joseph, Jayme McDaniel, Jessica Wright, and Ms. Speidel, with a lecture by Dr. Elliot Engel.
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Summer Theater School Online
Paper Mill’s 5-week Theater School session continues weekly classes this summer online and worldwide! Join our award-winning faculty of theater artists to make creative playmaking a part of your child’s week. Designed for students ages 7–17, our limited weekly class spots assure students will receive dedicated attention and instruction with the same instructors and lessons utilized in our in-person classes. Enrollment is ongoing, but spots are limited and are expected to sell out. Classes kick off the week of July 13!