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Final Casting Announced for Paper Mill's Cinderalla Starring Gaylor, Cody, Montalban and Douglas

Paper Mill Playhouse (Michael Gennaro, President and CEO) will present the first production of the 2005-2006 season: Rodgers & Hammerstein¹s classic musical Cinderella under the direction of Gabrial Barre with choreography by Jennifer Paulson Lee. Cinderella has book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers. The cast features Angela Gaylor as Cinderella and Paolo Montalban as Prince Charming with Jennifer Cody as the wicked stepsister Joy, Suzzanne Douglas as the Fairy Godmother, Joy Franz as Queen Constantina, Larry Keith as King Maximillian, Nora Mae Lyng as the wicked Stepmother, Stanley Wayne Mathis as the steward Lionel and Janelle Anne Robinson as the wicked stepsister Grace. The ensemble features Lauren Brim, James Bulleri, Jacqueline Colmer, Joseph Cullinane, Ron DeStefano, Daisy Hobbs, Karina Michaels, Skie Ocasio, Diane Veronica Phelan, Jason Robinson, Dante Russo, Leah Sprecher, Tina Stafford, David Tankersley, Lael Van Keuren, Erin Webley and Jason Weston. Performances begin Wednesday evening, October 19, 2005 and will continue through Sunday evening, December 4, 2005. Opening night is Sunday evening, October 23, 2005 at 7:30PM.

The creative team for Cinderella is Jim Youmans (Sets), Pamela Scofield (Costumes), Tim Hunter (Lighting), Duncan Edwards (Sounds) and Gerard Kelley (Hair & Wigs) with Musical Direction by Tom Helm.

This fresh and exciting adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein¹s 1957 made-for-television musical, which starred Julie Andrews, brings adventure, romance and a miraculous kingdom to the stage. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar as the timeless musical fairy tale unfolds as we watch a pumpkin turn into a golden coach, mice turn into horses, a dove becomes a footman and a famously shabby maid sees her wildest dreams come true. Even if you know the ending, this quintessential classic fairy tale will still have you asking, "Will the slipper fit?"

Cinderella inaugurates a new performance schedule for Paper Mill: Cinderella begins performances on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 and runs through Sunday, December 4, 2005. OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 23 AT 7:30PM. The new 2005-2006 performance schedule is Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Fridays at 8:00PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM & 8:00PM and Sundays at 2:00PM & 7:30PM. Single tickets are now on sale and range in price from $68 to $19 (new Mezzanine II pricing). Student rush tickets are $16 and available day of performance in person with current 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 www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The 2005-2006 season continues with The Diary of Anne Frank (January 18- February 26, 2006), Carnival (March 8 ­ April 9, 2006), William Shakespeare¹s A Midsummer Night¹s Dream (April 19 ­ May 21, 2006) with incidental music by the new age group GrooveLily and Jerry Herman¹s Hello, Dolly! (June 7 ­ July 23, 2006).

"The 2005-2006 season explores courage, creativity, magic and matchmaking," says Paper Mill President & CEO Michael Gennaro, "and features shows that appeal to an extraordinarily broad range of age groups and preferences."

A wide variety of subscription packages for the 2005-2006 season are still available to new and renewing subscribers: Five-show subscription packages offer the greatest value with prices ranging from $295 to $101.25; Four-show subscription packages range from $223 to $81; Three-show subscription packages range from $171.75 to $60.75. Student subscriptions are available for four and five-show packages only at half the regular subscription rate (not valid for Mezzanine II seating). For more information, call the Paper Mill Subscription Department, Monday through Friday, 10am -5pm at (973) 379-3717.


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