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Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Host Benefit Performance for St. Stephen's Church in Millburn on Sunday, April 23

2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Tour Credits: Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir to Host Benefit Performance for St. Stephen's Church in Millburn on Sunday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.:  Award-winning Ensemble to Present Fully-Staged Production Numbers

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is thrilled to announce a benefit performance for St. Stephen's Episcopal Church featuring the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir in their fully-staged concert event "Paper Mill Sings."

This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney's High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, ABBA and Pentatonix.

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This is the second year of Paper Mill Playhouse's featuring its newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill, which will be performing 'extreme acapella' in the style of the recent "Pitch Perfect" films.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.

To reserve tickets for the Saint Stephen's benefit concert, please call St. Stephen's Church at 973-376-0688, extension 10 or e-mail

The cost to attend the concert is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for children. Over the past six months, the show choir met at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Downtown Millburn, free of charge, for music and dance rehearsals to prepare for their performances.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, presented by Overlook Medical Center, has toured the area at impressive venues including Lincoln Center, The Empire State Building, Sun Arena, MetLife Stadium, Paper Mill Playhouse, Bergen PAC, SOPAC and many more. 

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an audition based, exhibition Show Choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse's award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The choir consists of 70 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Students selected to be a part of this talented group have to opportunity to fine tune their craft with free, intensive instruction with
an array of public performance opportunities.

"We are thrilled to showcase our largest ensemble to date and welcome the community to join us for some inspiring performances," commented Shayne Austin Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Director. "The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a highly-competitive, audition-based, free program that showcases the best talent in New Jersey. Our fully-staged concert event, Paper Mill Sings is perfect for audiences of all ages."

This year's Show Choir members include: Natalie Aris (Millburn), Tiffanie Arokiaswamy (Avenel), Nawal Boto (Edison), Noelle Cappuzzo (Succasunna), Helena Chaves (Ringwood), Olivia Dan (Sparta), Nia Dubourg (Belleville, NJ), Victoria Franco (New York), Victoria Gasper (Avenel), Jacqueline Hennessy
(Middletown), Erin Hernon (Millburn), Nicolette Kelly (Boonton), Katrina Michalewski (Bloomingdale), Madelin Morales (Fairfield), Brooke Nagel (Towaco), Emma Park-Hazel (New York), Ashley Phillips (Union),  Laura Salway (Cranford), Simran Sawhney (Short Hills), Steph Stone (Short Hills), Emma
Wilcox (Cedar Knolls), Alexandra Witek (Monmouth Beach), Crystal Wright (Union), Rachel Aquino (Belleville), Maginnis Buckley (Summit), Alyssa Carbonell (Union), Amelia Firestone (Hoboken), Kate Glennon (Caldwell), Lindsey Kazar (Branchburg), Samantha Kelleher (Summit), Leah Killmer
(Garwood), Mia Lowy (Ridgewood), Mia Maccarella (Morris Plains), Justine Murray (Denville), Olivia Orlando (Cranford), Faith Ricca (Cranford), Brianna Rivera (Union), Giulia Russo (Caldwell), Lisette Serrano (Union), Vanessa Sierra (Linden), Avelyn Simons (Princeton), Paige Wasserman (North
Caldwell), Amanda Wingo (Union), Elizabeth Witek (Monmouth Beach), Lizzy Allen (Westfield), PJ Allen (Westfield), Michael Antonelli (North Arlington), Georglana Balisage (Elizabeth), Liam Driscoll (Chatham), Robert Falco (Hoboken), Matthew Fralley (Netcong), Ricky Francese (Somerset), Josephus Gordon (South Orange), Hunter Halliwell (West Caldwell), Sydney Hammer (Green Pond), Jordan Hurfado (Kinnelon), Hunter Kovacs (Maplewood), Valencio Lazarczyk (Whitehouse Station), Michael Magielnicki (Parlin), David Marques (Linden), Matthew Rodriguez (Nutley), Matt Siroty (Westfield), Larry Toyter (Millburn), Samuel Vana (Ridgewood), Liam Arnold (Pequannock), Isaiah Beals (West Orange), Ryan Campbell (Colonia), Johnathan Charette (Short Hills), Nicholas Cook (Bridgewater), Brian Corona (Linden), Joshua Dunn (Bayonne), Christopher Erdman (Union), Jeff Gallup (Montville), José Fernando González-Vidal (Jersey City), Camillo Lazarczyk (Whitehouse Station, Alexander McCully (Newton), Carl Sayson (Belleville), Will Taylor (Caldwell), Zach Torkos (Denville), David Villa (Nutley), Jason Wells
(Elizabeth), Miles Wright (Montclair), Jason Yanto (Union), and Sean Zuckerman (Ridgewood).

Other tour stops for the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir

Sunday, April 23
Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
For Tickets: / 973-376-0688

Sunday, May 14
Villagers Theater
475 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ
For Tickets:  / 732-873-2710

Sunday, May 21
Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
For Tickets:  / 973-971-3706

Saturday, May 27
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
419 South Street, New Providence, NJ
For Tickets:  / 908-464-4875

Saturday, June 3
Central Presbyterian Church
70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ
For Tickets:  / 973-315-1640

Friday, June 16
Hamilton Stage
360 Hamilton Street, Rahway, NJ
For Tickets:  /732-499-8226

Saturday, June 24
South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
For Tickets: / 973-313-2787

Additional performances for the 2017 Show Choir include MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, the Empire State Building in New York City, and the NJ Hall of Fame in Asbury Park.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is proudly sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse please visit

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/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the

Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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