Join the Digital Scavenger Hunt and Chase Rainbows!

Winner will Receive a $1000.00 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of
The Harmony Helper App

Paper Mill Playhouse launched a digital scavenger hunt today centered around its new musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. The app-based contest invites participants to “chase the rainbow” by completing a series of online challenges including trivia, puzzles, games, riddles, photo stickers, and more. The winner of the contest will receive a $1,000.00 Visa gift card courtesy of the theater’s arts education sponsor Harmony Helper, a new app that makes it possible to practice harmonizing anytime, anywhere. To participate, simply download the Social Scavenger app available on Apple and Android devices and enter the code “19rainbows.”  The contest runs from Sep 25—Oct 27. For official contest rules click here.

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The New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz with a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento opens Paper Mill Playhouse’s 81st season. Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz begins performances Thursday, Sep 26, and will continue through Sunday, Oct 27, at Paper Mill Playhouse. Bank of America is the major sponsor for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2019—2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank.

Before she burst onto the big screen as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was a young vaudeville trouper named Frances Gumm. In this highly anticipated new musical chronicling Garland’s early career from vaudeville baby to MGM teen star in the making, the road to Oz is paved with adversity. At its heart a story of love between a father and daughter, featuring such legendary songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” Chasing Rainbows is a poignant coming-of-age tale about “the little girl with the big voice,” who went on to become one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons. The show has already earned praise from Liza Minnelli, who said, “My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame.”

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“If you grew up watching The Wizard of Oz, it’s almost impossible to imagine that movie with anyone else but Judy Garland as Dorothy. But it is the iconic performance that almost didn’t happen. Chasing Rainbows is about how, against all odds, the teenage Frances Gumm became the legendary Judy Garland, and it’s a story I’ve wanted to tell as a musical for years, since first reading a Garland biography. It’s the ultimate story of knowing there’s something special inside of you and waiting for that chance to share your gifts with the world. I’m grateful we are able to include so many of the songs, recorded by or associated with Judy Garland in the telling of her early career, and the unprecedented support of the Garland Estate for this production.”
–Commented the show’s conceiver Tina Marie Casamento, a member of the theater faculty at New Jersey’s Rider University.
Paper Mill Playhouse, a leader in accessibility, will offer audio-described performances for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. 
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