MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its Children’s Theater Series programming for Spring.  This annual series consistently provides charming and engaging performances for children.

 

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“What better way to spend a Saturday 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.

  

From the theater’s official release:

The Spring 2013 Season of Children’s Programming is listed below. It will include a sensory friendly production of Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, and planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers. 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!" the day before this performance.  This is an opportunity for children who are new to theater experiences to visit the theater space before the show. 

 

CLICK CLACK MOO

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10AM
TheatreworksUSA
Ages 4 & up
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When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a "tech-free zone." Tell that to the shivering cows in the barn who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets in this hilariously "mooooo-ving" new musical!

 

A SPECIAL AUTISM FRIENDLY PRESENTATION of HAPPILY EVER AFTER: A CINDERELLA TALE

Saturday, April 20 at 10AM

(Pushcart Players)

Ages 4 & up.

Based on a legend first told more than a thousand years ago in China, known to most of us as “Cinderella,” we are never too old, to hear this beloved story about overcoming adversity, dreaming dreams and learning lessons about goodness, generosity and compassion.

 

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

Saturday, April 27 at 10AM
(TheatreworksUSA)
Ages 4 & 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 classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

 

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE & OTHER STORIES

Saturday, May 4 at 10AM
(TheatreworksUSA)
Ages 4 & up.

A sparkling musical revue based on popular children's books, including: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amazing Grace, Borreguita and the Coyote, Imogene's Antlers, Master Man, Math Curse, and Owen!

 

SEUSSICAL

Saturday, June 8 at 10AM
(Theatreworks USA) 
Ages 4 & up.


"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz, and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!

All shows take place on select Saturdays at 10 A.M.  Tickets range in price from $12 to $20 and 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.