Paper Mill Playhouse Holds HAIRSPRAY Blowout Bash, 9/19

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Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt, Managing Director) is proud to announce a free, community event celebrating the opening of Hairspray at the Millburn Theater. Hairspray's Blowout Bash will take place on Main Street and Taylor Park in Downtown Millburn on Sunday, September 19th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Hairspray's Blowout Bash will feature: rides, games, live entertainment, contests, give-a-ways, food, a special appearance from members of the Hairspray cast and more. Hairspray's Blowout Bash is a rain or shine event.
 
Paper Mill Playhouse has been creating unique, free, community events for the past several years to celebrate the opening of each season.  Last year, The Little House on the Prairie Harvest Festival attracted more than 2,000 area residents.  "Paper Mill Playhouse's season opening event is becoming a tradition for many area residents," says Shayne A. Miller, Director of Press and Public Relations for the Millburn Theater.  "This free event is Paper Mill Playhouse's way of thanking the community that supports our theater.  Each year the event grows as we add new elements, entertainment and lots of fun for the kids."
 
Hairspray's Blowout Bash will feature The Fantastic Party Dolls Show and Dance Band. The Party Dolls started out in 1985 as a "60's Girl Group and Motown Review" The show has gone from Nantucket to Maui and played in 18 states and two foreign countries. The repertoire has expanded to cover "70's Disco Divas" and "Ladies of the 80's". From Motown to Madonna they are "A tribute to girl groups and women in rock". Some highlights and notable engagements include: George W. Bush Inaugural, PNC Arts Center; Trump Marina, Hard Rock (NYC, AC, Philly); The Museum of Natural History; Yale University; Palm Beach; Southampton, Bermuda, Bahamas. The Party Dolls have appeared on the bill with such Rock and Roll Hall of Famers as; The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, Ben E. King and Dick Clark. They appeared on the nationally syndicated "Joe Franklin Show" and will be making an appearance on "The View".
 
There are plenty of FREE activities for the kids too.  The event will feature rides including; Turbo Tubs, a trackless train with rides around Taylor Park, a 'candy house' themed moonwalker, a 24 foot inflatable slide, inflatable twister, vintage carnival games, spin art and more.  There will be free cotton candy for the kids sponsored by Downtown Millburn (while supplies last).  Other food items will be available for purchase on the day of the event.
 
WPLJ-95.5FM, New Jersey and New York's hit music station, will DJ the event.  Paper Mill Playhouse and WPLJ-95.5FM will be hosting contests throughout the day including:  Jersey's Biggest Hair Contest, 60's Costume Contest,  Hula Hoop Contest, 60's Dance Off, 60's trivia and more.  So dust off the Jackie Kennedy wear, pull out the hairspray and show your 1960's spirit.  Contests are open to children and adults.
 
Hairspray's Blowout Bash will take place on Main Street and Taylor Park in Downtown Millburn on Sunday, September 19th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  Hairspray's Blowout Bash will feature: rides, games, live entertainment, contests, give-a-ways, food, a special appearance from members of the Hairspray cast and more. Hairspray's Blowout Bash is a rain or shine event.
  
Paper Mill Playhouse recently announced casting for Hairspray. Directed by Matt Lenz, with choreography by Michele Lynch, Hairspray will run at the Millburn theatre from September 22 through October 24, 2010. Family Week is September 22 through September 26 and during this period children's tickets are half off the regular price (certain restrictions apply). Hairspray is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of Paper Mill Playhouse.
 
Hairspray will play the following performance schedule: Wednesdays at 7:00PM, Thursdays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM, Fridays at 7:00PM, Saturdays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM and Sundays at 1:30PM & 7:00PM. (Extended week has an alternate schedule. Check Paper Mill Playhouse's website for more information on the extension.) Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $25 to $92. Student rush tickets are $25 and are available the day of performance in person with current student ID.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at Paper Mill Playhouse's brand new website: www.papermill.org.  Paper Mill Playhouse gift cards, available in any denomination, can be purchased at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.  Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 25% discount or more on tickets and should call 973-379-3636, extension 2438. 




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