Paper Mill Shares Lineup for 2018-19 Children's Theater

Paper Mill Shares Lineup for 2018-19 Children's Theater

Paper Mill Playhouse announces its children's show programming for the 2018-2019 season including special performances for students with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Paper Mill's Children's Shows are charming, delightful, and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure. Children's Shows take place on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am. All tickets are only $15.

"What better way to spend a weekend morning than introducing your child to the live theater experience with characters and stories they love?" said Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse. "These performances are accessible to all with tickets only costing $15.00 for any seat in the house."

This year's offering of Paper Mill Playhouse Children's Shows include Charlotte's Web, Dragon's Love Tacos, A Christmas Carol, Junie B. Jones, Rosie Revere Engineer, Henry & Mudge, The Velveteen Rabbit, Peter and the Wolf and The Magic School Bus. The series will also offer special performances for students with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

The series will also offer special performances for students with Autism and other developmental disabilities. A special performance of Dragons Love Tacos (Sunday, December 9, 2018) and The Magic School Bus (Sunday, June 9, 2019) are designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. The autism-friendly performance is planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team. The theater environment will be altered for this performance, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable, and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Additionally, Paper Mill Playhouse will host a free open house titled "Meet Your Seat" as an opportunity for children who are new to theater experiences to visit the theater space before the show. For more information, call the box office at 973-376-4343.


CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Sat., December 01, 2018 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & up

Based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte explores true meaning of friendship.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS

Sat., December 08, 2018 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & up

A collection of stories including based on popular books including "Dragons Love Tacos", "Interrupting Chicken", "The Dot", "Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride", and "Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Day".

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS AUTISM FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

Sun., December 09, 2018 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & beyond!

A collection of stories including based on popular books including "Dragons Love Tacos", "Interrupting Chicken", "The Dot", "Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride", and "Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Day".

An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Sat., December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 6 & up

Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks' heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.

JUNIE B. JONES

Sat., February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & up

Hurray! Junie B. Jones is finally ready for first grade, at last! But getting used to the whole New Group of friends, a new teacher, and new glasses is challenging, even for irrepressible Junie B. Follow her adventures as she writes everything down in her "top-secret personal beeswax" journal.

ROSIE REVERE ENGINEER-

Sat., February 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & up

A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect and Ada twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

HENRY & MUDGE

Sat., March 02, 2019 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 4 & up

Sometimes it's tough being a kid, but life is a lot easier- and a lot more fun- when you've got a great big canine buddy to share your adventures! Follow the exploits of Henry and Mudge in this musical based Cynthia Rylant's best-selling books.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

Sat., April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Pushcart Players

Ages 4 & up

A young boy's love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America's favorite storybooks.

PETER AND THE WOLF

Sat., May 04, 2019 at 10:00 am

Pushcart Players

Ages 4 & up

THE MUSIC: A different instrument and melody (or "leitmotif") represents each character of the play, creating an excellent link to understanding all types of music. THE STORY: A true adventure about a spirited young boy who meets the challenge of danger with courage, creativity and leadership. THE CELEBRATION: The value of love, friendship and caring. The lessons of greed, arrogance and prejudice. There is innocence and wisdom, youth and maturity, conflict resolution, moral development, and beauty in the natural order of life!

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

Sat., June 08, 2019 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & up

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AUTISM FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE

Sun., June 09, 2019 at 10:00 am

TheatreworksUSA

Ages 5 & beyond!

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic.

An Autism-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with the Paper Mill Autism Advisory Team


Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit arts organization under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, is one of the country's leading regional theaters. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

For additional information, please visit www.papermill.org.

Photo Credit: Jean-Marie Guyaux



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