Chatham residents Grace Petersen, Ava Chrusciel, Ronan Green, Caroline Kiernan, Liam Driscoll and Andrew Palmieri were all accepted into the Paper Mill's summer conservatory program, culminating in the New Voices Concert at The Paper Mill Playhouse on August 2 & 3. 

If the performer’s name is referenced when buying tickets, they will be entered in a ticket sales raffle where they could win a walk-on role in Paper Mill’s upcoming production of Cinderella

Mark S. Hoebee-Producing, Paper Mill Playhouse Artistic Director, Michael Stotts - Managing Director, recipient of the Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected Chatham students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer
Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019.

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Performances of New Voices of 2019: Learn Your Lessons Well will be held on August 2 at 7:30 pm and August 3 at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ. Tickets range in price from
$25 to $45. Tickets may be purchased by calling (973) 376-4343, online at, or by visiting the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office.

“From the first day of class all the way through opening night of New Voices, we require our students to rise to the demands of this rigorous program,” stated Lisa Cooney, Paper Mill Playhouse Director of Education. “We ask them
to work harder than they ever have before as young performers, and we strive to build an incredible ensemble company, while each student hones their own individual performance skills. Our faculty pushes the students to believe in themselves as professional artists and treats them as such. We find summer after summer that our students meet our expectations and more. When they move on to college or the professional world, they are ready for the challenges they’ll face, and time and again they thrive and ultimately live their dream of being a professional performer. It’s gratifying when they make a name or themselves on Broadway or in Hollywood, but even if they do
not, the skills they learn and the work ethic they develop will serve them in any field.”

The Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory is a program of rigorous study allowing students to enhance their individual performance potential while developing a broad base of theater experience and knowledge. Students participate in intensive classes including musical theater performance, acting, dance, private voice lessons, and improvisation, while also attending guest workshops led by professional actors, directors, and casting agents. The final weeks are devoted to rehearsals for the annual New Voices Concert. The Conservatory offers a unique opportunity for gifted and talented young performers to work at their own level and challenge themselves to achieve new goals and learn new skills. Key to the curriculum is the development of self-discipline, respect, and a commitment to excellence that will serve these young artists throughout their lives.