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Time is running out to see the first show of
the reopening season, Songs for a New World. This
groundbreaking song cycle put Tony Award-winning
composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown on the map.
“THIS SHOW REVOLUTIONIZED THE “SONG CYCLE” AND IS DONE IN
THEATERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IT IS SO THRILLING.
THE PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION SHOULD NOT BE
MISSED!”—Times Square Chronicles. And BroadwayWorld says,
“YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINED, INSPIRED, AND DELIGHTED.”
School registration for the 2022 Paper Mill
Playhouse Rising Star Awards will open on November 17. The
Rising Star Awards recognize excellence in the production
of New Jersey high school musicals. The first 110 NJ high
schools to register will receive a spot on the 2022 roster.
Based on the success of last year’s fully remote version of
the program there will be a new category that allows for
schools unable to mount a full production to submit
individual students for consideration.
As we look ahead to the holidays, we remember
the past and give thanks. Thanks and gratitude for the
generosity of our donors and subscribers, friends and
first-timers. This is your theater, and you’ve made an
impact. As this season’s festivities kick off, please
consider making a contribution to your favorite
not-for-profit organization, Paper Mill
Playhouse, on GivingTuesday this month.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day
that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown
into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of
millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate
You bought tickets, booked the babysitter, and
blocked off your calendar. Now is the time to make dinner
reservations, and we have just the place! Your table awaits
at Paper Mill Playhouse’s Carriage House Restaurant, in the
F.M. Kirby Carriage House. New Head Chef Jacques Marra has
been busy whipping up a fresh menu featuring upscale modern
American cuisine. Mr. Marra is offering a delicious prix
fixe menu, small plates, desserts, and all with the
guarantee of never missing a curtain! Reservations
The Paper Mill Playhouse App is here! As
we head into the 2021–2022 season, we wanted a way to offer
contactless ticketing, and this app does that and so much
more. Get your tickets right on your phone, watch exclusive
video content, stay up to date with all things Paper Mill,
and more. The app is now available for download on the App
Store and Google Play Store. Physical tickets are still
available for those who are unable to use the app—just
contact the Box Office.
Brent Ashton loved music his whole life and
was a music minor. He credits his parents with introducing
him to Paper Mill Playhouse. He then introduced his wife
Shari to Paper Mill in 2006, and went from three-show to
five-show subscribers. They soon joined our Center Stage
Society as donors. Shari and Brent began a
Sunday night family tradition when they introduced her
sister and brother-in-law to Paper Mill. They choose to
support Paper Mill because they love our mission, musical
theater productions, and education programs.
We are excited to
launch Paper Mill Playhouse
Luminaries, a new program developed with young
professionals in mind. Luminaries will work to advance Paper Mill
as a home for young theater fans and beyond, as well as engage with
their peers and the next generation of theater
supporters. The first event took place last Friday night at
the Carriage House and featured a beer tasting with Four City
host more events throughout the season. For an invitation, or more
information, please contact Priscilla Cordero, Community Engagement
and Audience Development Manager, at PCordero@PaperMill.org.