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Two Cedar Grove Residents to Perform at SOPAC Season Finale Concert


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Cedar Grove residents Michael DiGangi and Patrick Mullen will take part in the season finale concert at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Both DiGangi and Mullen are members of the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir.  

This song and dance extravaganza will feature production numbers from your favorite Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Pippin, The Wiz, The Sound of Music, Rent, Disney's High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites by Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, OMI, Pharrell, Abba and Pentatonix.

This year, Paper Mill Playhouse adds their newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill to the program debuting 'extreme a capella' in the style of the recent "Pitch Perfect" films. This program is perfect for the entire family.

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To reserve tickets for the South Orange Performing Arts Center benefit concert, please call the SOPAC box office at 973-313-2787 or Tickets are on sale now and range from $20.00 to $25.00. South Orange Performing Arts Center is located at 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange, New Jersey.

The award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir consists of 60 young performing artists ages 16-22. Over the past few seasons the choir has delighted hundreds of thousands of people across the region with their rousing renditions of Broadway, pop and classics. The choir performed at prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, MetLife Stadium, Sun Arena, Bergen Performing Arts Center and the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

The choir is an audition based, exhibition show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse's Arts Education and Outreach programs. 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.

"We are thrilled to present our Season Finale Concert at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and welcome the community to join us for an inspiring evening of entertainment," 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."

This year's Show Choir members include: PJ Allen (Westfield, NJ), Rachel Aquino (Belleville, NJ), Natalie Aris (Millburn, NJ), Samantha Armenteros (Kearny, NJ), Tiffanie Arokiaswamy (Avenel, NJ), Zachary Baccaro (Ledgewood, NJ), Georglana Balisage (Elizabeth, NJ), Maggie Barilka (Freehold, NJ), Nicolette Barr (Williamstown, NJ), Nawal Boto (Edison, NJ), Anthony Broccoli (Freehold, NJ), Maginnis Buckley (Summit, NJ), Matthew Carp (Wyckoff, NJ), Lauren Carter (Freehold, NJ), Anthony Caruso (Belleville, NJ), Rachel Castañeda (East Hanover, NJ), Lindsay Cherin (Manalapan, NJ), Angie Cocuzza (Basking Ridge, NJ), Brian Corona (Linden, NJ), Christiaan Cortes( Morristown, NJ), Alexandra Cusumano (Manalapan, NJ), Samuel Dantowitz (Millburn, NJ), Eduardo Delgado (Wharton, NJ), Michael DiGangi (Cedar Grove, NJ), Dominique Diggs (East Orange, NJ), Joshua Dunn (Bayonne, NJ), Anthony Fania (Califon, NJ), Gabriella Florio (East Hanover, NJ), Matthew Fralley (Netcong, NJ), Mikey Friedman (Freehold, NJ), Gabby Gomez (Elizabeth, NJ), Brian Grimaldi (Scotch Plains, NJ), Deanna Hoy (Little Falls, NJ), Peyton Kennedy (Basking Ridge, NJ), Leah Killmer (Garwood, NJ), Hunter Kovacs (Maplewood, NJ), Noah Kudman (New Providence, NJ), Kelcie LaSalle (Wayne, NJ), Camillo Lazarczyk (Whitehouse, NJ), George Massood (Wayne, NJ), Neil McCaffrey (Chatham, NJ), Molly McDonald (Ledgewood, NJ), Lauren Medina (Lebanon, NJ), Katrina Michalewski (Bloomingdale, NJ), Patrick Mullen (Cedar Grove, NJ), Jordan Murphy (Plainfield, NJ), Justine Murray (Denville, NJ), Welena Noel (Linden, NJ), Niamh O'Donovan (Cranford, NJ), Sarah Parlapiano (Cranford, NJ), Edwin Perez (Garfield, NJ), Susan Ramirez (Belleville, NJ), Limuele Recio (Belleville, NJ), Christina Sarimanolis (Hillside, NJ), Carl Sayson (Belleville,NJ), Eric Simon (Princeton, NJ), Jason Skibinski (Freehold, NJ), Hally Smith (Succasunna, NJ), Katie Sondermeyer (Bloomingdale, NJ), Lianah Sta. Ana (Freehold, NJ), Emma Stern (Westfield, NJ), Zachary Torkos (Denville, NJ), Jason Wells (Elizabeth, NJ) and Emma Wilcox (Cedar Knolls, NJ).

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

For more information on South Orange Performing Arts Center please visit their website,

For more information on Paper Mill Playhouse please visit

Paper Mill Playhouse is 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 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.

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