Audition Registration Open for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory – New Jersey Stage


originally published: 12/01/2022

Audition Registration Open for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

(MILLBURN, NJ) —  Paper Mill Playhouse   will hold auditions for students to be a part of the theater’s prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory and Music Theater Technique Intensive for 2023 on  Saturday, January 21, 2023  and Sunday, January 29, 2034  at Montclair State University, College of the Arts/Life Hall,   1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  

Students who earn coveted spots in the July Conservatory in the Senior (ages 15-18), Junior Plus (ages 13-14), and Junior Companies (ages 10-12) are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill’s professional artistic staff in a fully produced, original concert at Papers Mill Playhouse on This summer 28 plus 29, 2023 titled  New Voices of 2023: We Will Rock You!   The concert is the culmination of the particular five-week program.  

For audition guidelines and other important information including tuition and available scholarships, click here .   An audition appointment is required.   To self-select an audition appointment please go to  Document Mill Playhouse Summer Audition sign-up .  

“Paper Work Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory plus Technique Intensive are the finest young artist professional development programs for musical theater in the nation” stated Mark S. Hoebee, Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director. “It is amazing to see these young performers learn and grow into expert artists with a culminating performance produced by leading industry professionals. ”

As one of the particular nation’s leading regional theaters, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation with regard to launching careers and shows to Broadway. Since its inception within 1996, the Paper Work Playhouse Summer time Musical Movie theater Conservatory and the New Voices Concert have ignited the particular careers of many notable performers.   Among the Conservatory alumni are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables) , Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) , Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) , Ali Stoker (Oklahoma! ) , Tony a2z nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud), Shanice Williams, star of NBC’s The Wiz Live! and Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book associated with Mormon).   For the full list of notable alumni, click here .    


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The Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theater Conservatory  is a program of rigorous study allowing college students to enhance their individual performance potential while developing a broad base associated with theater experience and knowledge. Students participate in highly focused classes including: Music Theater Performance, Acting, Dance, Private Voice Lessons, plus Improvisation; which includes various workshops led simply by professional artists and  business artistic leaders.   The particular Conservatory offers the unique opportunity for gifted and talented small performers  to learn new skills, hone, plus refine their own existing abilities, all whilst challenging themselves to achieve new goals. Key to the curriculum is respect, teamwork, reliability and the commitment in order to excellence that will serve these younger artists throughout their lives. Five weeks of research at the Summer season Musical Cinema Conservatory culminates with the annual  New Sounds Concert, held in the world-famous Paper Mill Playhouse.   New Noises also features numerous those who win and nominees from the 2023 Paper Work Playhouse Rising Star Awards, presented by the Investors Foundation, who win scholarship grants to attend the Conservatory.

Audition Registration Open for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Noted Broadway talent agents and casting directors flock to New Voices every summer.   Victoria Kress, A3 Artists Youth Theatrical Agent states, “I’m always super excited to head to Papers Mill Playhouse for their particular New Sounds show! Having trained some amazing artists, I know this night will prove to be no different! It’s one of my best scouting fields trips of every summer. ”  Nora Brennan, casting director intended for Matilda , Billy Elliot , plus The Radio City Christmas Spectacular agrees, “The kids were great, the show was fun and entertaining, and the particular material was tailored so that each student could shine. Well done! ”  Talent agent Barry Kolker of The Carson Kolker Organization Ltd agrees, “I loved the production. Congratulations! ”

Students can also audition for the theater’s  Musical Theater Method Intensive Program. This two-week program (August 7 in order to 18) allows performers between the ages of 10 and 16 to explore, strengthen plus refine their individual skills while building technique. The Technique Intensive program offers smaller class sizes, half-day sessions and complete attention to building, honing, and refining Musical Theater skills. The particular Technique Intensive program attendees do not perform in New Voices, this particular program is specially designed to build individual development, abilities and personal growth. Admission in order to the Technique Intensive program is simply by audition only.  

“The Conservatory learners work incredibly hard from the day they begin the program all the way until the curtain falls five several weeks later on their closing night of the particular New Noises Concert. ” stated Michele Mossay, Document Mill Playhouse Director associated with Artist Development and long-time Conservatory director/choreographer. “Our faculty encourages the students to believe in on their own as professional artists and treats them as such. The amount of former Conservatory students that say, ‘Paper Mill changed the life. ’ or, ‘I would not be where I am today without Paper Mill. ’ or, ’The friends I made while studying at the particular Conservatory remain some of our closest plus dearest friends. ’, will be astounding. This program educates, cultivates, and enriches the whole student, the entire young performer; from their own individual talents and skill sets to their role and responsibilities within a good ensemble company, and ultimately, to the overall performance community in large.    

Summer time Professional Training Programs plus New Sounds are supported by the Investors Foundation.   The Hearst Foundations are Papers Mill Playhouse’s Education & Outreach Partner.

Audition Registration Open for Paper Mill Playhouse’s Competitive Summer Musical Theater Conservatory

Document Mill Playhouse , recipient of the particular 2016 Regional Theatre Tony adamowicz Award, is usually a nationally renowned, not-for-profit theater under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and Mike Stotts (Managing Director). A beloved NJ arts institution since 1938, Paper Work creates and produces groundbreaking new musicals and reimagined classics. Several productions have gone on to Broadway plus launched national tours, including Disney’s Newsies , Les Misérables , Honeymoon in Vegas , A Bronx Tale , and Bandstand . The theater is also the home associated with an award-winning center to get musical theater education and artist training, with outreach programs that will impact tens of thousands of students each year. As 1 of the nation’s premier musical movies building, Paper Mill fosters a creative environment to advance the art form, educate students, develop future theatre lovers, nurture inclusion, and provide access for all. Paper Work Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from your New Shirt State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment pertaining to the Artistry. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the Country wide Alliance meant for Musical Theatre, the Authorities of Stock Theatres, as well as the New Hat Theatre Alliance.    

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