MILLBURN - Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce its children’s show programming for spring 2016. Paper Mill’s Children’s Shows are 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?” said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse.
Children’s Shows take place on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am. All tickets are only $12.75. 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 2016 spring season of Children’s Shows is listed below. It will include a production of Henry and Mudge designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. The autism-friendly performance is planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill 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" as 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.
SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT
Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 10AM
For ages 5 & up
This new musical is a twist on the classic fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he's a Mexican Chihuahua of course! While his sisters listen to Snow White, Skippy heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet!
JUNIE B’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVIAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 10AM
For ages 4 & up
Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over a year, who better to write the book on EVERTHING you need to know? From bus rules to Band-Aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in stlye, showing us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about!
Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 10AM
For ages 5 & up
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight!
A SPECIAL AUTISM-FRIENDLY PRESENTATION
HENRY AND MUDGE
Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 10AM
For ages 4 & up
Sometimes it's tough being a kid, but life is a lot easier and a lot more fun when you've got a great big canine buddy to share your adventures! Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this musical based on Cynthia Rylant's best-selling books.
An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team.
“Meet Your Seat” Open House
Friday, June 10, 2016, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Major funding for autism-friendly programs is provided by the Merck Foundation, with additional support from C.R. Bard Foundation, The Karma Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Nordstrom, and PSEG 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. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.