The Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that New Season Subscriptions go on-sale Monday, May 2nd, for the 2011-2012 season. After a sharp rise in the number of subscribers for the 2010-2011 season, Paper Mill Playhouse is offering the general public the opportunity to purchase season tickets with all the exclusive benefits that come with a season subscription. Investors Savings Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2011-2012 season.
Paper Mill Playhouse is offering an exciting lineup of four musicals and one play, including a brand new Disney musical. In September, Paper Mill Playhouse opens their season with the premiere of the new Disney stage musical, Newsies (September 15, 2011 – October 16, 2011), adapted for the stage from the live-action Disney feature film musical. In November, celebrate the holiday season with the New Jersey premiere of White Christmas (November 16, 2011 – December 18, 2011). Brightening the winter in January is the hit comedy Boeing-Boeing (January 18, 2012 – February 12, 2012). Then enjoy the legendary musical comedy Damn Yankees (March 7, 2012 – April 1, 2012) just in time for spring training. To close the 2011-2012 season comes a musical tale of romance, tragedy, redemption and rebirth in Once on This Island (May 30, 2012 – June 24, 2012).
Season subscriptions ensure that you get the best seats at the best price! A Paper Mill Playhouse Subscription guarantees that you won’t miss out on sold out shows like last season’s Les Miserables. Subscribers see unforgettable musical theater and receive exclusive perks and discounts all season long. Beginning May 2nd, 2011, three, four and five show subscription packages are available starting at just $82.50. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973-379-3717, or at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at http://www.papermill.org/. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 35% discount on tickets and should call 973-315-1678.
“Paper Mill Playhouse subscribers are the backbone of our theater,” says Todd Schmidt, Paper Mill Playhouse Managing Director. “Without the support of subscribers, we would not be able to meet our mission of providing high-quality innovative theatre, world-class arts education programs and important outreach initiatives.”
The Five Show Package includes: the best seats in the house, unlimited free exchange privileges up to noon the day of performance, advanced single ticket sales (single ticket purchases available to subscribers prior to the general public on sale date), 10% off additional Mainstage tickets, half price Mainstage tickets for your kids (when accompanied by you), additional friends for just $30 (for two), a Behind-the-Scenes look with a Back Stage Tech Tour (one per subscription), an intermission cocktail on us (two vouchers for a free intermission cocktail, with the purchase of a pre-performance cocktail), and 10% off gift shop purchases.
The Four Show Package includes: the best seats in the house, unlimited free exchange privileges up to noon the day of performance, advanced single ticket sales (single ticket purchases available to subscribers prior to the general public on sale date), 10% off additional Mainstage tickets, half price Mainstage tickets for your kids (when accompanied by you), the ability to bring two friends for half off (two vouchers for 50% off additional Mainstage tickets), a Behind-the-Scenes look with a Back Stage Tech Tour (one per subscription), an intermission cocktail on us (one voucher for a free intermission cocktail, with the purchase of a pre-performance cocktail), and 10% off gift shop purchases.
The Three Show Package includes: the best seats in the house, unlimited free exchange privileges up to noon the day of performance, advanced single ticket sales (single ticket purchases available to subscribers prior to the general public on sale date), and 10% off additional Mainstage tickets.
“Paper Mill Playhouse is excited to produce another stellar season that appeals to such a wide audience,” said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of the Millburn Theater. “We could not produce such a season without the continued support of our subscribers.”
Paper Mill Playhouse 2011-2012 Season
Newsies (September 15, 2011–October 16, 2011)
Music by Lyrics by Book by
Alan Menken Jack Feldman Harvey Fierstein
Read all about it! Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to present the premiere of a brand new musical, Newsies, adapted for the stage from the popular Disney film. Based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Newsies features a book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and music by eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken. With its rousing score, rollicking choreography, and defy-all-odds inspirational story, Disney’s Newsies will have you cheering — and Paper Mill Playhouse is the ONLY place you can see it!
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas — The Musical (November 16, 2011–December 17, 2011)
Music & Lyrics by Book by
Irving Berlin David Ives & Paul Blake
Don’t worry about the weather forecast — it’s going to be a White Christmas at Paper Mill Playhouse! Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont inn — and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. With laughter, crazy plot turns, Broadway-size production numbers and the unforgettable music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, White Christmas is a brightly wrapped holiday gift.
Boeing-Boeing (January 18, 2012–February 12, 2012)
By Marc Camoletti
Bernard, an American playboy in swinging ’60s Paris, juggles three flight-attendant fiancées — one American, one French and one Italian. With the help of airline timetables and a phenomenally efficient housekeeper, he convinces each she is his only love. But then — mon dieu! — a fast new Boeing jet puts the flight attendants on a collision course, hurtles his cunning deception toward disaster, and provides the lift-off for laugh after laugh.
Damn Yankees (March 7, 2012–April 1, 2012)
Lyrics & Music by Book by
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross George Abbott & Douglass Wallop
Joe Boyd loves the Washington Senators baseball team a little too much. The proof: When a devilish dealmaker offers the chance to beat the “damn Yankees” in return for Joe’s soul, Joe takes it. But as the Senators’ stats soar, Joe realizes he’s losing his beloved wife and looks for a loophole. Enter sizzling-hot temptress Lola, a charter member of the Homewreckers Hall of Fame. “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets,” goes the well-known song. Who will win? We’re not telling!
Once on this Island (May 30, 2012–June 24, 2012)
Book and Lyrics by Music by
Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty
Take a trip to an island paradise where palm trees sway in Caribbean breezes. Can a poor peasant girl find true love with the rich young man whose life she saves? Not if quarreling island gods have anything to do with it! This tropical treat from the award-winning writer-composer team behind Ragtime tells a tale of romance, tragedy, redemption and rebirth with sunny songs, captivating choreography and an irresistible Calypso beat.
ENHANCE YOUR THEATER EXPERIENCE
WITH A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT ANY PAPER MILL PRODUCTION
Have you ever wanted to sneak a peek behind the curtain? Or wondered what the director was thinking, or how the cast prepares for a show? Well, here’s your chance! Join us for one of these revealing insider’s experiences. See you backstage!
DIRECTOR’S VIEWPOINT SERIES ▪ FREE!
Wednesdays, one hour prior to curtain is a chance to gain insight into our director’s point-of-view! To kick off new productions, we’ll be hosting a pre-show discussion in the Renee Foosaner Art Gallery and the coffee’s on us.
♦September 21 ♦November 16 ♦January 18 ♦March 7 ♦May 30
Patrons gain insight into each performance from our directors’ points of view and enjoy coffee on us.
CONVERSATION CLUB SERIES ▪ FREE!
Join us Thursday evenings, one hour prior to curtain, for an informal and informative gathering with our Artistic and Education Departments. Prior to curtain, you’ll learn more about the performance you’re about to see and perhaps catch a glimpse of the stage being set!
Q&A WITH THE CAST SERIES ▪ FREE!
What really goes on behind the scenes? Here’s your chance to ask the cast yourself! Directly following the final Saturday matinee of each production, stick around for a lively Q&A with cast members.
♦October 15 ♦December 17 ♦February 11 ♦March 31 ♦June 24