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Tickets and subscriptions are available for
purchase for Paper Mill's exciting 2022-2023 season.
Subscribers save up to 30% on tickets to On Your
Feet!,The Sound of Music, Disney's
Hercules, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, and
Carolyn Ferolito Elected as Paper
Mill Board Chair
Carolyn Ferolito was recently elected Board
Chair, succeeding Jim Fakult, who just completed his third
term. Other officers elected include Vice Chairs Deborah
Kennedy, Ted Bourke and Andy Gottesman, Secretary Howard
Hirsch, and Treasurer Joan Palermo.
CABARET AND DINING
Sponsored by The GenWealth Group
Rounding out the summer Brookside festivities,
September musical artists include:
Jarran Muse (September 7–10) of
Paper Mill's Sister Act and A Jolly Holliday
takes audiences on a nostalgic musical journey in One Night
in Motown, a celebration featuring hits
from Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown Records catalog
with songs made famous by Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, the
Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and more.
Kissy Simmons (September 14–17), best
known for her nine years as Nala in Broadway’s The Lion
King and recently a star of Paper Mill’s
Jolly Holiday, closes out the Brookside
Cabaret season with a delightful set of jazzy
standards, R&B favorites, and show tune
hits—ranging from Ella to Whitney to Barbra to Disney.
Signature Support: The Blanche and Irving
Performing October 7–November 6, this
exhilarating production follows the lives of pop superstars
Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Cuban immigrants in Miami, as
they fall in love, struggle to overcome family obstacles,
and work tirelessly to take their Latin sound to the
The first exhibit of the 2022–2023 season, MOVEMENT,
will celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and will
run concurrently with On Your Feet!, beginning
with an opening reception on September 22 from 5:00–7:00
PM, open to the public. Enjoy refreshments and hors
d'oeuvres while you mix, mingle, and meet the artists!
ALL VISUAL ARTISTS!
Open Call for Artists Now–October 2 for the
second exhibition of the season:
concurrently with The Sound of Music and the
holiday season, November 17–January 13.
Fall classes will begin mid-month for Paper
Mill Playhouse's Theater School, which has been voted
Favorite Place to Take a Class in the JerseyArts.com
People's Choice Awards. Our collaborative approach makes
learning to perform fun as students of all ages gain the
skills and confidence to perform in front of an audience
from Broadway to the boardroom. Registration for the Spring
session will open in February 2023.
Come celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month
with Paper Mill on October 1 beginning at 1:00 PM! Outdoor
festivities will include performances from local Latinx
dance ensembles and delicious food and beverages.
WITH MICHAEL McASSEY
Arriving at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House
Restaurant & Bar in October, Michael McAssey is a
4-time MAC and Bistro Award-winning entertainer recently
heralded by Broadway World as "the clown prince of New
York cabaret!" "Mac" has been a popular
member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for
over 35 years, whether at the piano or standing
centerstage. Enjoy a delicious prix fixe
showtune-filled brunch on October 2 and November 13.
Michelle & Orin Tempkin are lifelong
theater-lovers. In fact, they met while doing theater!
Michelle began her association with Paper Mill as an usher
in high school. She has been on staff at Paper Mill for
over a decade, working in almost every department before beginning
her full-time position as Education Administration Manager
in our education department. Michelle and Orin and their
family are connected to Paper Mill as audience members,
donors, and education students. One of their daughters was
even a Paper Mill summer theater intern. Paper Mill is
truly their second home and part of their family!
Tony-winning superstar Renée Elise Goldsberry
is coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown in
September! Tickets are on sale now at MayoArts.org.
Best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler
in Hamilton, Renée Elise Goldsberry is a
multi-gifted actress and singer who has delivered
award-winning performances both on Broadway and on screen.
Renée’s performance in Hamilton earned her a Tony
Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Lucille Lortel
Award. Currently, Renée can be seen starring in Tina Fey’s
Peacock series, Girls5Eva.