Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Open Auditions for its Award-Winning Broadway Show Choir Tuition-Free, Exhibition Show Choir for Students Ages 15–22
Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce open auditions for the award-winning 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 choir consists of 60 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22 (Must be 15 years of age by November 1). Auditions will take place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 119 Main Street in Millburn, NJ, on the evenings of Sunday, Oct 14, Monday, Oct 15 and Tuesday, Oct 16 by appointment only. Callback and makeup auditions will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct 21. To make an audition appointment please fill out the online audition form. For more information please email PMPShowChior@gmail.com or call 973.315.1640. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir acts as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Over the past six seasons, the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir has delighted more than 500,000 people across the region with rousing renditions of Broadway, pop, and classics. The choir has performed at prestigious venues including MetLife Stadium, Lincoln Center, Sun Arena, Mayo Center, Bergen PAC, NJPAC, The State Theater, The Empire State Building, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asbury Park Convention Center, SOPAC, among others. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir was voted “Favorite Choral Group” for 2017 and 2018 in the annual People’s Choice Awards.
Students selected to be a part of this talented group will have to opportunity to fine-tune their craft with free, intensive instruction that includes voice and dance training. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir runs from October through June and rehearses Sunday evenings. Students will still be able to participate in school activities and arts programs. The show choir begins its tour in April and runs through June.
In addition to the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, there is a select group of singers chosen from the cast called “Voices of Paper Mill.” This group specializes in a acapella music similar to Pitch Perfect. “Voices of Paper Mill” rehearses on the same day and performs with the show choir.
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is led by a professional staff of artists including: Shayne Austin Miller (Director), Matthew Lowy (Music Director), Tony Fania (Dance Director), Leah Killmer (Company Manager), Kathleen Murano (Associate Company Manager), Lisa Cooney (Paper Mill Playhouse Director of Education) and Carrie Rubino (Senior Manager of Education Programs). The show choir will also be joined by Broadway talent throughout the season to choreograph pieces and offer master class instruction.
OPEN AUDITIONS FOR THE 18–19 SEASON ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sunday, Oct 14, 4:00 – 9:00PM
Monday, Oct 15, 6:00 – 9:00PM
Tuesday, Oct 16, 6:00 – 9:00PM
(Students are appointed half-hour audition slots.)
If you are not available during these times, you may attend callback auditions on Sunday, Oct 21. To make an audition appointment please fill out the online audition form. For more information please email PMPShowChior@gmail.com or call 973.315.1640.
FOR THE AUDITION: Prepare an upbeat pop or musical theater piece of approximately 32 bars that best demonstrates your vocal range. Bring sheet music, in the key you will sing it, in a binder or single sheet taped together that contains the full piano accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. Students may not perform a cappella or to an audio recording. Students will be taught a brief dance combination, so please bring suitable footwear.
CALLBACK AUDITIONS: Sunday, Oct 21, 6:00pm-9:00pm
AUDITION LOCATION: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.
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.