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Producer: Paper Mill Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director: Mark S. Hoebee; Associate Artistic Director: Patrick Parker)

Director/Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall

Book and Lyrics: Marcy Heisler

Music: Zina Goldrich

Music Supervisor: Mary-Mitchell Campbell

Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns

Rehearsals: April 13

Previews: May 21

Opening: May 31

Closing: June 21

NOTE: “EVER AFTER” is the world premiere production of a new musical based on the 20th Century Fox Film of the same name.


[DANIELLE DE BARBARAC] Female, to play 20s, Caucasian. The "real" Cinderella. With the sudden death of her nobleman father, she is forced to be the servant of her stepmother and stepsisters. Our spirited, independent, strong-willed, fiery, earthy heroine, she has an earnest desire to live authentically. Makes the best of adverse circumstances and tries not to show her loneliness and vulnerability.  Loves her home and the other servants who are her family. Gutsy and witty actor. A leading lady. Needs comic chops. Great mix voice with a strong high belt. Role played on film by Drew Barrymore. PRINCIPAL

[PRINCE HENRY] Male, to play 20s, Caucasian. A gorgeous, aristocratic prince seeking a purpose. Headstrong, yearning, funny, stubborn, devoted to his parents, more of a chip off his father’s shoulder than he’d like to think. Brave and daring without thinking about it. Falls in love with Danielle. A dashing leading man. Needs comic chops. Great legit tenor voice, but must also have a pop sensibility. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[BARONESS RODMILLA DU GHENT] Female, to play 40s – 50s, Caucasian. Cold as ice, stepmother to Danielle. Favors her beautiful daughter, Marguerite. Frustrated at her position, she yearns to advance her position through her daughter. We must sense a thwarted liveliness and lustiness about her. Her grand manners cannot ultimately disguise a closed heart. Needs comic chops. Belter with alto/mezzo range. Role played on film by Anjelica Huston. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[KING FRANCIS] Male, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. Blustering monarch who runs a country but cannot assert his authority over his own family. He is a powerful man in a mid-life crisis; an admirable conservative. He adores his son and beneath his rhetoric is very much in love and a bit in awe of his wife. Stubborn to a fault. A character actor who sings well; baritone. Needs comic chops. PRINCIPAL

[QUEEN MARIE] Female, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. Wise and patient, she adores and defends her son. Possessing a regal majesty, yet warm and approachable. Bickers with her husband, who both exhausts her patience and touches her heart. A character actor who sings well. Needs comic chops.  PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[LEONARDO DA VINCI] Male, to play 50s – 60s, Caucasian. He is invited to the court as artist-in-residence. He is the “fairy godfather” and acts as confidante advisor to Prince Henry. An observant, questioning, knowing, self-effacing genius who comes to the rescue. A character actor who sings well. Needs comic chops. PRINCIPAL—OFFER OUT; SEEKING UNDERSTUDY

[MARGUERITE DU GHENT] Female, to play early 20s, Caucasian. Danielle's spoiled, wicked stepsister. Exquisitely beautiful, high-strung, with a cruel streak and temper; icy and sexy with a killer instinct. She is Danielle’s formidable foe. Thinks she is entitled to all the world has to offer because, as she puts it, “she’s the prettiest.” Needs comic chops. Great belt voice. Having an F (mix) is a plus. PRINCIPAL

[JACQUELINE DU GHENT] Female, to play early 20s, Caucasian. Danielle's open-faced, slightly awkward, kind stepsister. Has endured years of torture and insult—often about her weight—at the hands of her mother and sister, which has made her a subtly defiant observer. Ultimately, her goodness shines through. Needs comic chops. Warm, smooth mix voice. PRINCIPAL

[CAPTAIN LAURENT] Male, to play 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. Prince Henry’s captain and sidekick. The long-suffering best friend, caretaker of Henry. Needs comic chops. Strong singer. PRINCIPA

[GUSTAVE] Male, to play 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. Danielle’s best friend, a servant in the home, and amateur painter. Needs comic chops. Strong singer.  PRINCIPAL

[PIERRE MALETTE] Male, to play 40s – 50s, Caucasian. A wealthy land owner. A malevolently obsequious, slightly oily baron who strangely always longed for Danielle. He and Danielle’s stepmother devise a secret deal to sell Danielle to him. A character actor who sings well. Must have an F#. PRINCIPAL

[MAURICE] Male, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Surrogate father to Danielle, married to Louise, beloved servant in the Barbarac home. Devoted to his wife, his work, and his Master’s beloved countryside. Tenor. Must have a comfortable high F. PRINCIPAL

[LOUISE] Female, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Surrogate mother to Danielle, married to Maurice, beloved servant in the Barbarac home. Danielle’s champion. Possesses dry wit and warm heart. Mezzo soprano. PRINCIPAL
Telsey + Company, 311 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
10AM – 6PM
Prepare a brief traditional musical theatre song, showing range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.


Piano Accompanists for Education Programs

Paper Mill Playhouse is searching for freelance piano accompanists for our new Paper Mill Prep: College Discovery & Audition Coaching Program. Paper Mill Prep is a new offering from the award winning Paper Mill Education department that prepares high school seniors and juniors for their college career through informational seminars, assessment workshops, and private audition coaching.

Paper Mill Prep accompanists will work directly with Paper Mill private coaches and their students enrolled in the program. One-hour coaching sessions are scheduled by appointment and typically occur at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey on weeknights after 6:30pm, and on weekend mornings. The accompanist will play the students’ audition songs, offer input regarding proper cuts and keys, make notations in the music, and may be asked to facilitate making audio recordings of the accompaniment. The accompanist will work directly with the coach assigned to each student, and report to the program musical director and administrative coordinator. The accompanist should have strong sight-reading skills, and preferably be able to transpose keys in real time.

With this search, Paper Mill Playhouse is specifically creating a call list of multiple New Jersey-based accompanists and musical directors, preferably within a reasonable distance of Millburn (Union, Essex, Hudson, Morris counties) and whose schedule is such that they can book occasional one-hour appointments on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. Qualified and interested parties should send a letter of interest, their resume and professional references to Paper Mill Director of Education, Lisa Cooney at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


If you are interested in joining the production team here at Paper Mill please send your resume in PDF format to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for Stage Managers and Production Assistants.


The Paper Mill Playhouse is currently accepting resumes for articulate representatives with positive attitudes to contact patrons about our subscription packages and the Playhouse annual fund. - All interested candidates should be well spoken, punctual, and dependable. - The ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with fellow colleagues is essential. - Paid training as well as an ongoing supportive atmosphere - Competitive hourly rate plus incentives - Complimentary tickets to our main stage season shows. A minimum of 4 shifts per week are required. Shifts currently available are Tues.-Thurs. 5 pm- 9 pm Fri. 1 pm -5 pm Sat. 9 am -1 pm To be considered, please first e-mail your resume to Sean McGinity at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Then please call 973.315.1673 to arrange a telephone interview. 



Volunteers are needed to assist us during performances in the theater and during office hours in administration.



  Assist our front-of-house staff before curtain time and during intermission, greeting patrons, taking tickets, and seating our theater guests.  We     arealways looking for help in this area - we can never have enough.




  Assist with sales before, during, and after performances.





Help our fundraising department with setup, greeting, and service at our annual gala, wine tasting, and other special events that are so essential  in supporting the work at Paper Mill Playhouse.




Work alongside our daytime staff in Marketing, Development, or Education doing data entry, phone solicitation,  and providing general clerical assistance. 




Join our growing army of front-of-house volunteers that assista the very best audiences in New Jersey, and:

  • You'll get to see our fabulous Broadway-quality shows for FREE.
  • You'll earn complimentary tickets for your friends and family.
  • You'll make great new friends.
  • You'll be a part of the Paper Mill story that is now more than 7 decades in the telling. 

Join "Bill's Battalion," an army of extraordinary volunteers to serve the needs of the nation's finest musical theater.  Applications are available online, by mail, or just stop by and pick up one. 


Fill out our a Volunteer Application/Information Sheet and return it to us by email, post, or in person.

  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Download the application at the bottom of this page. 

There are many different kinds of opportunities available for people with different areas of interest, skill sets, and time availability.  Once we receive your application, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to determine your specific interests and availability and to find the best ways to help you help us!


For high school students: Paper Mill's Theatre School Internships are open to high school students who assist with Theatre School classes for two hours per week. A number of special benefits, including complimentary tickets and shadowing opportunities are available to Theatre School Interns. Theatre School internships run from September through April and applications are usually available the preceding June.

For college students and college graduates: Paper Mill offers non-paying internships in all areas of administration, including education programming, marketing, fundraising and finance, company management, casting, and non-union production management. Internships are available only during the presenting season from September through June. Paper Mill Playhouse does not provide housing for interns and internships are not available during the summer months.

To apply for an internship please e-mail your resume along with a cover letter which describes your areas of interest, your relevant skills, and details about your availability to:

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization, 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/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by generous contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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