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Auditions: Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir for students ages 16 to 22

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Paper Mill Playhouse will hold open auditions for the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir for students ages 16 to 22.

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The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The choir consists of 40 to 50 singer/dancers between the ages of 16 and 22.

Auditions for this special ensemble will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ on the evenings of Sunday, August 24th; Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th by appointment only. Call-back auditions will be held on Paper Mill’s campus on Sunday, September 7 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

To make an audition appointment please call 973-315-1640 or email Jzeitoun@papermill.org. For more information please visit www.PaperMill.org/showchoir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Healthcare.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Over the last two seasons, The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir has performed for more than 100,000 people in the state of New Jersey at prestigious venues including: Sun Arena in Trenton, Mayo Center in Morristown, Bergen PAC in Englewood, Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, Kean University in Union, SOPAC in South Orange and were featured on-tour with New Jersey Ballet’s, Ballet on Broadway program.

Students selected to be a part of this talented group will have to opportunity to fine tune their craft with FREE, intensive instruction that includes private voice training at the esteemed Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir runs from September to June and rehearses on Sunday evenings.

“This talented touring troupe allows Paper Mill Playhouse to bring art to the people, while its participants receive professional training by industry professionals,” stated Mark S. Hoebee the Millburn Theater’s Producing Artistic Director. “The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform at impressive venues and share their talents with thousands of New Jersey residents.”

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is led by a professional staff of artists including: Shayne Austin Miller (Director), Meg Zervoulis (Music Director), Viraj Lal (Vocal Coach), Jennifer Forziati-Dacosta (Choreographer), Joshua Schnetzer (Dance Director), John Zeitoun (Company Manager), Lisa Cooney (Paper Mill Playhouse Director of Education), Mickey McNany (Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School Director) and Carrie Rubino (Associate Director of Educational Programs). The show choir will also be joined by Broadway talent throughout the season to choreograph pieces and offer master class instruction.

AUDITION INFORMATION

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE 14–15 SEASON ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

(Half-hour appointments between the hours of 6:00pm-9:00pm.)

Sunday, August 24, 6 – 9PM
Monday, August 25, 6 – 9PM
Wednesday, August 27, 6 – 9PM

If you are not available during these times, Paper Mill Playhouse will take a wait list for the next available date. Call 973.315.1640 or email JZeitoun@PaperMill.org to schedule.

FOR THE AUDITION: Prepare an upbeat pop or musical theater piece of approximately 32 bars that best demonstrates your vocal range. Bring sheet music, in the key you will sing it, in a binder or single sheet taped together that contains the full piano accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording. Students will be taught a brief dance combination, so please bring suitable footwear. Callback auditions will be held on Sunday, Sept 7.

CALL BACK AUDITION: Sunday, September 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm

AUDITION LOCATIONS: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION: Call 973.315.1640 or email JZeitoun@PaperMill.org

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Healthcare.

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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