MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse has selected one Mountainside student to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2019.
Alexa Torres from Mountainside is among the 121 students who earned a place in the Playhouse's five-week conservatory program and will be performing in a fully produced, original concert titled, New Voices of 2019: Learn Your Lessons Well.
The production will be performed on August 2 at 7:30 p.m and August 3 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on the Mainstage at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
“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,” said 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. 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.”
“New Voices is an amazing opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow,” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director. “This fully produced, original concert features over 120 incredible performers. It is amazing to see these young performers grow into professional artists and grace the stage with an inspiring, heartfelt performance.”
The Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and New Voices are supported by Investors Foundation. Paper Mill Playhouse Education & Outreach are proudly sponsored by The Goren Family & Harmony Helper.