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Dion Simmons Grier is a lifelong Jersey boy and
earned his BFA at Montclair State University. Twice a
Rising Star Award nominee, he attended Paper Mill’s
Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, performed in New Voices
and the virtual Sing in a New Year! concert, and
will appear in our main stage production of Sister Act
in 2022. Dion’s other professional credits include Nicely
Nicely in Guys
and Dolls and Audrey II in Little Shop of
Horrors at Theatre Aspen. He has performed in
cabarets, concerts, and musicals at various venues
including Lincoln Center and NJPAC.
Liz McCartney has appeared at Paper Mill in
Pirates!, Mary Poppins, and Ever After,
but perhaps most notably as Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
On Broadway, she performed in My Fair Lady, Sunday
in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal, South
Pacific, Annie, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!,
Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Les Misérables.
Liz created the roles of Sue Tilly in the Boy George
musical Taboo and Rebecca in Dance of the
Vampires. She was part of the City Center Encores!
productions of Road Show, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,
and Carnival with another Paper Mill alum, Anne
Hathaway. Liz has received two best actress awards from the
New York Musical Theatre Festival and a Backstage Bistro
Award for her show Rosemary and Time: A Musical
Biography of Rosemary Clooney. She has appeared on TV
and film, at cabarets around New York, and can be heard on
several cast albums. She is also a writer, composer, and
to view our full schedule of Brookside Cabaret performers
throughout the summer.
In addition to
top-notch entertainment, F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant patrons
will enjoy Head Chef Jacques Marra’s upscale New American cuisine.
A two-course prix fixe menu is available in the brookside
promenade, with small plate options in the courtyard, plus
specialty cocktails, fine wines, and delectable desserts. Dinner
seating opens at 5:30PM. Performances start at 7:30PM.