Photo Coverage: Carnival Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse
Elena Shaddow (Fiddler on the Roof, Nine) plays Lili while Paul Shoeffler (Sweet Charity, Peter Pan) is seen as Marco, and Charlie Pollock (I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change) plays Paul. In addition, the show features Jennifer Allen as Rosalie, Eric Michael Gillett as Jacquot and Nick Wyman as Schlagel. Erica Schmidt directs the colorful Carnival, Peter Pucci handles the choreography and Tom Helm serves as musical director.
In Carnival, Lili is "a shy lonely orphan who is enchanted with the desire to join the glamorous carnival. Searching for her place in the carnival, she joins a puppet act and soon finds that love makes the world go 'round," state Paper Mill press notes. In addition to "Love Makes the World Go Round," the musical's score includes "Mira," "Her Face," "Beautiful Candy," "Always, Always You" and other songs.
Tickets range from $19-$68. Call (973) 376-4343 or visit www.papermill.org.
Vanessa Pollock and Charlie Pollock (Paul)
Peter Pucci (Choreographer) and Erica Schmidt (Director)
Charlie Pollock and Will Chase (Lennon, Aida)
Will Chase, Vanessa Pollock, Charlie Pollock and Partick Parker (Artistic Associate)
John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys) and Alison Franck (Casting Director)
Charlie Pollock, Erica Schmidt and Elena Shaddow (Lili)
Paul Schoeffler (Marco) and Jennifer Allen (Rosalie)
Paul Schoeffler and Mark Hoebee (Associate Artistic Director)
Cast members Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Jason Babinsky and Sarah Lin Johnson
Elena Shaddow with her proud parents
Michael Gennaro (President and CEO of the Paper Mill Playhouse), Nick Wyman (Schlegel) and Katlyn Wyman
Michael Gennaro (center) with the puppeteers--Benjie Randall, Drew Costese, Charlie Pollock and Eric Michael Gillett (Jacquot)
Charlie Pollock, Will Chase and John Lloyd Young
Cast members Michael Fielder, Mindy Wallace and David Garry
Charlie Pollock and Elena Shaddow
Will Chase, Elena Shaddow, Charlie Pollock and Vanessa Pollock
Will Chase, Elena Shaddow, Charlie Pollock, Vanessa Pollock, Nick Wyman and Eric Michael Gillett
Michael Gennaro and John Lloyd Young