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The Sting: A New Musical

​March 29–April 29, 2018


A new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film.  The con is on.  Chicago. 1936. Get ready to enter a smoke-filled world of cons and capers, where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be. Based on the 1973 Academy Award–winning film, The Sting tells the tale of a pair of con men, small-town grifter Johnny Hooker and big-time hustler Henry Gondorff, who plot to bring down the city’s most corrupt racketeer. The Tony Award–winning creative team includes director John Rando (On the Town), choreographer Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!), bookwriter Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), and an original score by composer/lyricist team Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (Urinetown). The Sting takes you back to an era when the blues reigns, the stakes are high, and the dice are always loaded.  

The Honeymooners

​September 28–October 29, 2017


America’s favorite dreamers shoot for the moon. The Honeymooners is a brand-new musical comedy inspired by the classic television series. Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton are back and still shooting for the moon in this world premiere musical. After shocking their wives by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship. Filled with big laughs and an infectious score, The Honeymooners  will bang-zoom its way into your heart. Major support from The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.


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Half Time

May 31–July 1, 2018


From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers—and the young coaches who inspire them along the way—as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s Half Time. Starring Georgia Engel and Lillias White.


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Productions

Annie

​November 22–December 31, 2017


Leapin’ Lizards!  Your favorite redhead comes home for the holidays.  The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals just in time for the winter holidays! Annie is a worldwide phenomenon and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The score features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written, from the unforgettable “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” and “Easy Street” to the anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Little Orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts in her escape from an orphanage to the wondrous world of 1930s New York City. Along the way, she even befriends President Roosevelt and finds a home and family in the billionaire Oliver Warbucks for herself and a lovable mutt named Sandy


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Paper Mill Playhouse 2017-2018 Season

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
​at St. Luke's Theatre

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's "Friends."  You'll laugh! You;ll cry! You'll Unagi! FRIENDS! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-somethings as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan.  It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.  

Performances begin October 13.

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FIRE

at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios


The Triangle Waist Company fire on March 25, 1911, lives in infamy as one of the worst disasters in the history of  New York City. In just a few short minutes, over one hundred and forty lives were abruptly extinguished when the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Triangle Waist Company were consumed by fire on that fateful March day.


FIRE dramatically interweaves fictionalized stories about these young transplants with actual testimony from the trial against the owners of the factory. It poetically explores the theme of avarice juxtaposed against the dream of living in a new land and all the promise that goes along with it.


Performances begin October 12, 2017


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The Outsider

January 24–February 18, 2018


In politics, the less you know, the higher you’ll go!  At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics. Ned Newley, the ultimate policy wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont. With the threat of a special election, Ned appears remarkably terrified before the media’s glaring spotlight and seems destined to fail. But the political guru Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for...the worst candidate  to ever run for office!