MILLBURN, NJ - Matthew Rodriguez and David Villa of Nutley have been cast in The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir.
The choir consists of 80 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center/Atlantic Healthcare and is a 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 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.
Students selected to be part of this talented group will have the opportunity to fine tune their craft with FREE, intensive instruction.
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir runs from October to June and rehearses on Sunday evenings at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Millburn. The show choir is currently accepting bookings for April, May and June.
“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 S. 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.”
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway 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, please visit www.papermill.org/showchoir. In addition to the show choir, select cast members participate in Voices of Paper Mill, an ensemble specializing in a cappella arrangements.
Paper Mill Playhouse cast of the 2016 – 2017 Broadway Show Choir is as follows:
José Fernando González-Vidal
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