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My Very Own British Invasion Comes to Life at Paper Mill Playhouse

Watch scenes from the new musical, using the classic songs of the 1960s.

Paper Mill Playhouse has released photos and videos from My Very Own British Invasion, running through March 3.

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), My Very Own British Invasion features a book by Tony winner Rick Elice (The Cher Show) and music direction by Lon Hoyt.

The story is described as "a fable of young love, set against the backdrop of the exploding 1960s music scene — when England launched the little dustup that became known as the British Invasion. Based on the experiences of Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, who was just a teenager willing to sacrifice international stardom for the sake of girl he loves, the show features more than two dozen chart-topping hits from all the best British bands of the era."

Jonny Amies and the cast of ''My Very Own British Invasion.
(© Jerry Dalia)

The cast will feature Jonny Amies as Peter, Bryan Fenkart (Waitress) as John, Erika Olson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Pamela, Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) as Gino, Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures) as Trip, John Sanders (Groundhog Day) as Fallon, and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Kinky Boots) as the Hammer. They will be joined by Travis Artz, Gemma Baird, John Campione, Emma Degerstedt, Trista Dollison, Jay Donnell, Graham Scott Fleming, Douglas Goodhart, Cory Jeacoma, Sage Melcher, Jen Perry, and Daniel Yearwood.

A scene from My Very Own British Invasion at Paper Mill Playhouse.
(© Jerry Dalia)

The production team includes scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Andrew Lazarow, and hair and wig design by Josh Marquette.

Conor Ryan in My Very Own British Invasion.
(© Jerry Dalia)
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