Paper Mill Playhouse Launches Broadway Show Choir!
Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced the creation of The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a tuition-free, audition based, performance show choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse's award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir will act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. The choir will consist of 18 to 24 singer/dancers between the ages of 16 and 22. Auditions for this special ensemble will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, NJ on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:30pm. Age appropriate students auditioning for Paper Mill Playhouse's Summer Musical Theater Conservatory will have the option to be considered for the show choir at their scheduled audition. Call-back auditions will be held on Paper Mill's campus on Sunday, February 10th at 8:00pm.
Students selected to be a part of this talented group will have to opportunity to fine tune their craft with FREE, intensive instruction at the esteemed Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir will run two seasons each year with an average, five to six month commitment each season. The culmination of this show choir season will be a performance on the Paper Mill Playhouse stage to open the 2013 Rising Star Awards in front of an audience of 1,200. Rehearsals will take place on Sunday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Performance schedules will vary. Show choir staff is willing to consider school and vacation schedules.
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir will be led by a professional staff of artists including; Shayne Austin Miller (Director), Meg Zervoulis (Music Director), Jennifer Forziati-Dacosta (Choreographer), Lisa Cooney (Paper Mill Playhouse Director of Education), Mickey McNany (Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School Director) and Carrie Rubino (Associate Director of Educational Programs). "The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a perfect addition to Paper Mill's award-winning arts education programs," stated Mark S. Hoebee the Millburn Theater's Producing Artistic Director. "The creation of this talented touring troupe allows Paper Mill Playhouse to bring art to the people, while its participants receive professional instruction in song and dance."
INITIAL AUDITION DATE: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:30pm
PREPARE TO AUDITION: Prepare a pop/rock song or upbeat musical theater piece of approximately 32 bars (no more than one verse and chorus) that best demonstrates your vocal range. Bring sheet music, in your key, in a binder or single sheets taped together that contain full piano accompaniment, not just chord symbols. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording.
Everyone will be asked to dance. Students will be taught a dance combination which will then be performed in small groups. Evaluation will be based on skill, potential and the ability to learn the routine. Please wear or bring suitable footwear for your dance audition.
CALL BACK AUDITIONS: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:00pm
AUDITION LOCATIONS: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ
Major funding for Paper Mill Playhouse Education Outreach is provided by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and MetLife Foundation.
This program is 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 not-for-profit arts organization.