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Playhouse Show Choir – With Two Township Residents – To Perform At Villagers

Two township residents are members of the choir.


Two township residents are among the 70 singers and dancers of the Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir performing at the Villagers Theatre on May 14.

Billed as “Paper Mill Sings,” the special performance will feature production numbers from popular Broadway shows including Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, The Wiz, A Bronx Tale, Disney’s High School Musical, Annie, Sister Act, and more. The program will also feature pop favorites from Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, ABBA and Pentatonix, according to a press release about the event.

Franklin residents Ricky Francese and Avelyn Simons are among the cast members.

This is the second year of Paper Mill Playhouse’s featuring its newest ensemble Voices of Paper Mill, which will be performing ‘extreme acapella’ in the style of the recent “Pitch Perfect” films. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is sponsored by Overlook Medical Center.

The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is an audition-based, exhibition Show Choir that stems from Paper Mill Playhouse’s award-winning Arts Education and Outreach programs, according to the release. The choir consists of 70 singer/dancers between the ages of 15 and 22. The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir act as ambassadors to Paper Mill Playhouse with an array of performance opportunities throughout the community and beyond. Students selected to be a part of this  group have to opportunity to fine tune their craft with free, intensive instruction with an array of public performance opportunities.

“We are thrilled to showcase our largest ensemble to date and welcome the community to join us for some inspiring performances,” Shayne Austin Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir Director, said in the release. “The Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir is a highly-competitive, audition-based, free program that showcases the best talent in New Jersey. Our fully-staged concert event, Paper Mill Sings is perfect for audiences of all ages.”

The show is set for 7 p.m. May 14. To reserve tickets for the performance at Villagers Theatre, call (732) 873-2710 or email boxoffice@villagerstheatre.org. Proceeds will benefit Villagers Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse’s Education Programs.

 

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