Paper Mill Playhouse Reveals 2014-15 Season Clues! Can You Guess the Lineup?

Jordan Catalano
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Too easy. Obviously they're doing

THE FOUNTAIN
BASEBALL HAT
MONA FEETSA
DANCIN
LITTLE BLACK BOY & LITTLE WHITE GIRL! THE MUSICAL!
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jetts7
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Worlds Greatest Dad: Elf

That's the only one I can make out of those.
DramaTeach
Stand-by
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First one - Light in the Piazza?
tazber
Broadway Legend
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I'm terrible at these.

The only guess I have is Piazza for number 1.

Elf makes sense too now that someone mentioned it.
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CATSNYrevival
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It's gotta be Elf unless the clues are as stupid as last time and it has nothing to do with the slogan or a hat, but since the hat is blue we were supposed to guess Pajama Game because a new town is a blue town.
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doodlenyc
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LOL at Mona Feetsa!

#4 could be Can Can or Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Lsst year's clues were so stupid, I'm embarrassed to care this year.
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Eris0303
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Could #4 be Oliver? The picture has a very "Ohm-Pa-Pa" feel to it.

Number one definitely has an Italian feel to it. So Light in the Piazza is a good guess. It could also be Shakespeare or even the off the wall guess of The Tale of Cinderella - a musical version that takes place in Italy.

As for the last one it looks like a white girl and a black boy but the picture is so small it's hard to tell. I wish we could click on these to see them larger. I think that means it can't be Memphis but they could just be throwing down the garden path (as they normally do).

ETA: I'm going to go with Barefoot in the Park for #3 just because they're bastards like that.


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Updated On: 2/19/14 at 02:45 PM
Marianne2
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I was also debating on Can Can for #4.
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CATSNYrevival
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The title of that painting is "Le Quadrille a Bullier" by Philippe Jacques Linder is that helps any. Thank you google image search.
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Emmaloucbway
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I highly doubt #4 is Oliver because Paper Mill did Oliver this year.
Eris0303
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I'll start us off with the whole "reading too much into it"

"Le Quadrille a Bullier" = The Quadrille at Bullier

Quadrille is a historic dance performed by four couples in a rectangular formation, and a precursor to traditional square dancing. It is also a style of music. A derivative found in the Francophone Lesser Antilles is known in the local Creole as kwadril.
"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
jetts7
Leading Actor
joined:5/22/11
Maybe the fountain is "Beauty and the Beast"?
BewareTheUndertoad
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The first thing that sprung to mind for the hat is Falsettos, followed by Big Fish.

The first image definitely looks like Light in the Piazza to me.

The Mona Lisa/feet-----The Most Happy Fella? (That's a reach, "Oh, My Feet" mixed with the Italian element)

I feel like Can Can is pretty likely, especially since there's that new revisal they've been working on.

I hope the last one's not Memphis. No one should ever be subjected to that schlock again.
Buddy Plummer2
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My guesses:
Beauty and the Beast (provincial town square)
Elf, or MAYBE Falsettos? (I don't know why that screams out to me lol)
Ain't Misbehavin (your feet's too big? Plus, wasn't there supposed to be a revival of that at some point?)
Cancan (though that seems WAY too obvious... Gigi?)
And **** beats me for the last one... Memphis?
justincharacter
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I'm guessing the first three photos: CINDERELLA, ELF, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...
ModernMillie3
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I think the first one is Beauty and the Beast (town square look and because Mermaid did so well there), and the fourth one is The Wild Party. The last one probably isn't Memphis since a white man and a black woman played the leads, and it had nothing to do with children. My friend predicted Motown The Musical? Hm...
neonlightsxo
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/08
It won't be Motown or Cinderella as those are currently on B'way.
rntobe
Swing
joined:10/24/12
Elf is probably right - their second show is always a "family friendly" holiday type musical that plays November - December. I have no clue on the others but will watch this thread as it seems someone here can always decipher these cryptic clues!
cardamon
Understudy
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The two people in that last image are Spike Lee and Sonia Sotomayor (thanks, Google Images). No idea what show that fits with, though.
Play Esq.
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"The two people in that last image are Spike Lee and Sonia Sotomayor (thanks, Google Images). No idea what show that fits with, though."

Um...Do the Right Thing, the Musical?
ModernMillie3
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Spike Lee did film and direct Passing Strange...
Eris0303
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It won't be Motown or Cinderella as those are currently on B'way.

But the Tale of Cinderella is not on Broadway and most of the action takes place in the town square in Venice IIRC. Yes, it's an off the wall guess but sometimes you have to think outside the box.
Tale of Cinderella
"All our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney We must have different Gods. My God said "do to others what you would have them do to you". Your God seems to have said "My Way or the Highway".
SonofRobbieJ
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Light in the Piazza would be my guess as well, though the visual also is giving me a Kiss Me, Kate vibe.
NoName3
Leading Actor
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The first photo immediately reminded me of the following, although I'm sure it's not the solution.

It's the Act I set from the original production of Gilbert & Sullivan's last work together, The Grand Duke. Although it features some very fine music by Sullivan, the show overall is below their usual standard and it's rarely done today.



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