Photo Coverage: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-THE MUSICAL Opens at Papermill Playhouse!

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE - THE MUSICAL runs through Oct 10, 2009 at Papermill Playhouse. The play features music by Rachel Portman, with a book by Rachel Sheinkin, and lyrics by Donna di Novelli. 

The production celebrated Opening Night on Sunday, September 20th and BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there!

Based on the book LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the play features Melissa Gilbert as staring "Ma" and Steven Blanchard as "Pa."

Laura Ingalls Wilder's inspirational stories take on a brand new frontier in this uplifting NEW musical. An award-winning team has collaborated to make this one of the best new musicals in decades! The team includes: superlative direction by internationally acclaimed Francesca Zambello (Disney's The Little Mermaid on Broadway); a riveting book by Tony Award winnerRachel Sheinkin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); a wondrous score by Oscar Winning composer Rachel Portman; lyrics by Donna di Novelli and finally: Melissa Gilbert, who played "Laura" in the beloved TV series, joins the cast as "Ma." This heartwarming and joyous musical of the Ingalls family's struggles and triumphs on the prairie as young Laura grows from childhood to adulthood, will leave you reveling in the pioneering spirit and core values on which our country was founded.

For information on how to buy tickets please call the Box Office at (973) 376 - 4343.

Visit www.papermill.org, for more information.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-THE MUSICAL Opens at Papermill Playhouse!
Paper Mill Playhouse Presents Little House on the Prairie

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Westward Bound

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Mark S. Hoebee (Artistic Director)

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Finale-Kara Lindsay, Steve Blanchard, Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey

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The Homesteaders of South Dakota

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The Homesteaders of South Dakota

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Melissa Gilbert leads the cast in a rousing final number

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Melissa Gilbert, Kara Lindsay and Kate Loprest

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The cast of Little House on the Prairie

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The cast of Little House on the Prairie

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Kate Loprest and Carly Rose Sonenclar heading off to the party

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Stephen Hoebee-Elardo and Patrick Parker (Associate Artistic Director)

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Larry Elardo, Stephen Hoebee-Elardo, Mark S. Hoebee and Ashley Hoebee-Elardo

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Francesca Zambello (Director)

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Ginger Kutch and Jim Kutch from "The Seeing Eye" Morristown, NJ

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Rachel Sheinkin (Book), Donna di Novelli (Lyricist), Rachel Portman (Composer) and Adrianne Lobel (Scenic Design)

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Rachel Sheinkin (Book), Donna di Novelli (Lyricist), Rachel Portman (Composer) and Adrianne Lobel (Scenic Design) and joined by Mark Linn-Baker

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Mark Linn-Baker

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Eric Sean Fogel (Associate Choreographer) and Michele Lynch (Choreographer)

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Amy Sprecher and Ben Sprecher (Producers)

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Taylor Leigh Bera

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Carly Rose Sonenclar

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Michael Boxleitner

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Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay

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Kara Lindsay and Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay, Mark S. Hoebee, and Melissa Gilbert

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Alessa Neeck, Kara Lindsay, Melissa Gilbert and Carly Rose Sonenclar

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Carly Rose Sonenclar, Alessa Neeck, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, and Melissa Gilbert

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Francesca Zambello, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Alessa Neeck, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchardand Meridth Inglesby

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Steve Blanchard and Meredith Inglesby

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Steve Blanchard, Meredith Inglesby and Sydney Blanchard

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Steve Blanchard, Meredith Inglesby and Sydney Blanchard

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay, Mark W. Jones (Executive Director) and Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay, Mark W. Jones (Executive Director) and Melissa Gilbert

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Kara Lindsay, Mark W. Jones (Executive Director) and Melissa Gilbert

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Alessa Neeck

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Alessa Neeck

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Kate Loprest

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Kate Loprest

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Kate Loprest

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Gayle Samuels

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Alessa Neeck, Kara Lindsay and their High School Music Teacher

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Stage Management Team-Samantha Preiss, Kelly Biscopink, Michael Danek, Tyler Rhodes and Molly Braverman

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Keith Spence andMark W. Jones

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Lizzie Klemperer, Caroline Innerbichler and Jessica Hershberg

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The Little House family!

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Garen McRoberts and Will Ray

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Kate Loprest

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Christ Haught and Shayne A. Miller (Paper Mill Playhouse Press Representative)

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