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Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Brand New Paper Mill Players Camp; No-Audition Summer Theater Camp for Children Ages 6 to 11

Shayne Austin Miller, Director of Press and Public Relations, Paper Mill Playhouse

Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 12:32pm

Paper Mill Playhouse, (Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Direct; Todd Schmidt, Managing Director), one of the country’s premier not-for-profit theaters, is thrilled to announce a new arts education initiative, The Paper Mill Players Camp. The summer camp is a non-competitive, summer musical theater workshop in which students can have fun while honing their acting, singing and dancing skills. The classes will run from July 2nd to July 25th and meet three times a week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is a morning session available from 9:30am-12:30pm for children ages 6-8, and an afternoon session for children ages 9-11.  Classes will be held at the Millburn Library, and tuition is $625.00 for the four week session.

Registration is now open. For more information, call Mickey McNany at 973-315-1669 or email MMcNany@papermill.org.  A camp registration form is available online at: http://www.papermill.org/education/summer-musical-theater-conservatory/theatre-camp.html

“We are thrilled to add this summer program to our Theatre School offerings,” explains Theater School Director Mickey McNany.  “Unlike our highly competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory, the Paper Mill Players Camp has no audition requirement and students will be enrolled on a first-come, first served basis. The mission of the Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School is to offer an opportunity for any child who has the interest to be able to work on their performance skills. Even if a child has little interest in pursuing theater, the camp can provide valuable life skills like confidence and public speaking. This new summer workshop offers students to opportunity to get the training they need to be able to bring their talents to the next level, while at the same time having a summer of fun.”

“There are so many great skills that children learn from the arts including social skills, collaboration, focus and non-verbal communication. We’re delighted to add this to our summer offerings.” adds Education Director Lisa Cooney.

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.  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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