Monday, August 23, 2021

A familiar face at the Brookside Cabaret this week


Paper Mill Playhouse


Join us at the Brookside Cabaret

Aug 25–28

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.




Susan Speidel

Coming up next week

Sep 1–4

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 costume designer.

Click here to view our full schedule of Brookside Cabaret performers throughout the summer.




New Menu


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.



Reservations are required. 

Cabaret performances may be subject to weather, 

with rain dates on Sunday evenings.


Carriage House 

Call: 973.315.1707 

Paper Mill Playhouse 

22 Brookside Drive Millburn


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