Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Playhouse Announces Spring Children's Series

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce Children’s Theater programming for Spring 2015. The Children’s Theater Series hosts charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure.

“What better way to spend a weekend morning than introducing your child to the live theater experience with characters and stories they love?” commented Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse.

All shows take place on select Saturdays or Sundays at 10:00am.  All tickets are only $12.00 for any seat in the house. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Paper Mill Playhouse also offers gift cards available in any denomination. Gift cards can be purchased at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office and are good for any show or items at the gift shop. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The 2015 season of Children’s Programming is listed below. It will include a production of Junie B. Jones designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, and planned in cooperation with Paper Mill Playhouse’s Autism Advisory Team. The theater environment will be altered for this performance, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families.  Additionally, Paper Mill Playhouse will host a free Open House titled "Meet Your Seat!" six days before this performance.  This is an opportunity for children who are new to theater experiences to visit the theater space before the show. For more information, call the box office at 973-376-4343.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10AM
Theatreworks USA
Ages 5 & up
A new musical revue based on favorite children's books including "Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl," "Diary of a Worm," "Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig," "Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores," "Kitten's First Full Moon," "Lilly's Big Day," and "Paper Bag Princess."

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10AM

Theatreworks USA
Ages 7 & up

Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them.

Saturday, April 19, 2015 at 10AM
Theatreworks USA
Ages 6 & up
Laugh and sing along with Alexander's misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling calssic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 10AM
Theatreworks USA
Ages 6 & up
The students in Room 207 were the worst-behaved class in the whole school - even though they had the sweetest teacher of all, Miss Nelson. But when Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met: Miss Viola Swamp! A lighthearted musical that reminds us all to show appreciation to those that we value!

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 10AM
Theatreworks USA
Ages 5 & up
Hurray! Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last! But getting used to the whole new group of friends a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her "top-secret personal beeswax" journal.

“Meet Your Seat” Open House
Monday, June 1, 2015 from 4:00 –6:00 PM

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10AM
Theatreworks USA
Ages 5 & up
Join the inquisitive, loveable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.

Major support for autism-friendly programs is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional generous support by C.R. Bard Foundation, The Karma Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and, MetLife Foundation.

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.  Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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