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New Voices 2017 Everyone Loves an Underdog!

The 22nd Annual Conservatory Concert

July 28, 2017 at 7:30PM

July 29, 2017 at 1:30PM & 7:30PM

The New Voices concert will feature students from the July Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory.

Featured performers in past Conservatory New Voices concerts have gone on to take the entertainment industry by storm! Academy Award® and Golden Globe winner ANNE HATHAWAY (Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married), Tony® winners LAURA BENANTI (Gypsy) and NIKKI M. JAMES (The Book Of Mormon), star of Broadway’s Chaplin and Honeymoon in Vegas, Tony® nominee, ROB McCLURE, TV newcomer SHANICE WILLIAMS (Dorothy in NBC's "The Wiz Live!") all got their start on the famous Paper Mill Playhouse stage. Our alumni appear on Broadway, in National Tours and in television and films.  A full list of our accomplished alumni is posted here, but here are just a few...

Broadway & West End
The Book of Mormon, Finding Neverland, Spring Awakening, Disney's The Lion King, Beautifull: The Carol King Musical, The King and I, Les Miserables, Disney’s Aladdin, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Sting's The Last Ship… any many more!

National Tours
Disney's Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera, Shrek, the Musical, Anything Goes, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatLegally BlondeMary Poppins… and many more!

Paper Mill Playhouse 
A Christmas Story, Oliver!, The Sound Of Music, Once On This Island, Hairspray, Peter Pan, White Christmas… and many more!

Glee, Victorious, NBC's "The Wiz Live!", The Young Pope, Pitch Slapped, Supergirl, Nashville, Gossip Girl, Law & Order: SVU, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!… and many more!

Les Misérables, Fame, Doubt, Vacation, Interstellar, School of Rock, Jersey Boys, Memoirs of a Geisha, 21 & Over… and many more!

Top New York talent agents and casting directors attend New Voices and have only the best things to say about our Conservatory performers!

Nora Brennan – Nora Brennan Casting, Children's Casting Director - BILLY ELLIOT and MATILDA

“The kids were great!  I know many of them and it was such fun to see them perform so beautifully.  It was my first time seeing your New Voices performance and I think you are all doing a great job with the kids.  The show was fun and entertaining and the material was tailored so that each child shone.  Well done!”

Victoria Kress – Youth Theatrical Agent, Abrams Artists

“(I’m always) super excited to head to the Paper Mill Playhouse for their New Voices show! Having trained some amazing performers I know this night will prove to be no different! It’s one of my best scouting field trips of every summer!”

“Once in a blue moon, when I forget about the sweaty commute and the disappointments that inevitably come as I fight to get work for the clients who have put their trust in me, I see a bunch of kids on stage with a song and dreams of stardom in their heart like I once did, and I remember how lucky I am to spend so much time doing a job I love.”

“Thank you so very much for all you do to get these kids trained and then give them to us to care for!”

Andrew Femenella - Musical Theatre Department, Telsey+Company

"CONGRATULATIONS on the amazing success of this concert.  We attended and were blown away by all the young talent up on that stage."

New Voices is generously supported by the Investors Foundation, The Merck Company Foundation, and MetLife Foundation. This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a not-for-profit organization.

Photos by Jerry Dalia

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