Paper Mill Announces '12-'13 Season - MILLIE, MERMAID & More!

A Chorus Line

October 3rd through October 28th 2012
Book: James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics: Edward Kleban

A Chorus Line is "One Singular Sensation" that garnered virtually every imaginable award including the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize. This groundbreaking musical, set during an audition for an upcoming Broadway show, shines a light on the hopes, fears and dreams of performers vying for a chance to do what they all know they were born to do. A Chorus Line is an enthralling and emotional metaphor for what drives each of us to achieve our dreams.

The Sound of Music
November 23rd through December 30th 2012
Book: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

One of the most beloved and inspirational stories of all time, this tale of love and courage is Rodgers and Hammerstein's final triumphant collaboration. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp family this musical masterpiece has become a beacon of hope and joy for generations. You will revel in the glorious sounds of iconic melodies like "My Favorite Things", "Edelweiss" and "Climb Every Mountain." Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family.

Lend Me A Tenor
February 13th through March 10th 2013
Book: Ken Ludwig

An hysterically funny, door-slamming comedy! The renowned "Il Stupendo" is scheduled to sing the lead in the opera Otello. Chaos ensues when his wife mistakenly leaves him a "Dear John" letter and the distraught singer is accidentally given a double dose of tranquilizers. What follows is a laugh out loud chain reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists, double entendres and musical mayhem!

Thoroughly Modern Millie
April 10th through May 5th 2012
Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: Dick Scanlan

Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical - an effervesant musical romp that will have you dancing the Charleston. It's the roaring twenties and young Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City, a place filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon lady of a villainess. Wonderfully funny with fabulous music and raise-your-eyebrows dance numbers, it's a perfectly shaped evening of madcap merriment.

Disney's The Little Mermaid
May 29th through June 30th 2013
Book: Dough Wright
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time - or all over again!

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

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