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Nearly 20 Essex County Young Adults Selected for Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir

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MILLBURN, NJ — Nearly 20 Essex County singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22 were recently selected to join the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir for the 2016-2017 season.

Among the Essex County area residents selected were:

  • Carl Sayson and Rachel Aquino of Belleville;
  • Kate Glennon, Giulia Russo and Will Taylor of Caldwell;
  • Madelin Morales of Fairfield;
  • Natalie Aris, Larry Toyter and Erin Hernon of Millburn;
  • Miles Wright of Montclair;
  • Paige Wasserman of North Caldwell;
  • Matthew Rodriguez and David Villa of Nutley;
  • Simran Sawhney, Steph Stone and Johnathan Charette of Short Hills;
  • Josephus Gordon of South Orange;
  • Hunter Halliwell of West Caldwell; and
  • Isaiah Beals of West Orange.

“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 Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse 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.”

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Students selected to be part of this group will have the opportunity to fine-tune their craft with free, intensive instruction. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir runs until June and rehearses on Sunday evenings at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Millburn. 

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director and Todd Schmidt, Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announced the 80 young adults that will be part of the tuition-free, audition-based, exhibition show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s extensive Arts Education and Outreach programs. 

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, sponsored by Overlook Medical Center/Atlantic Healthcare, act as ambassadors for Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. 

Over the last four seasons, the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir has performed for more than 350,000 people at prestigious venues including: Lincoln Center, Sun Arena in Trenton, Mayo Center in Morristown; Bergen PAC in Englewood; Paper Mill Playhouse; Kean University in Union; and SOPAC in South Orange. The choir was featured on tour with New Jersey Ballet’s, Ballet on Broadway program and in Vocal Ovation: A Show Choir Extravaganza

The show choir is currently accepting bookings for April, May and June. Contact Shayne Austin Miller at 973-315-1639 or smiller@papermill.org to book the choir.

The show choir is led by a professional staff of artists including: Shayne Austin Miller (Director), Matt Lowy (Music Director), Charles Santoro (Associate Music Director), Anthony Fania (Dance Director) and Peter Newes (Company Manager). Broadway and industry professionals are brought in to choreograph selections each season. For additional information, visit www.papermill.org/showchoir.

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