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Peter Noone and My Very Own British Invasion Meet The Press

Peter Noone and My Very Own British Invasion Meet The Press


Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, cordially invites you to the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony Award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher) at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


This world-premiere musical tells 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.  My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby.


Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Paper Mill’s Half Time), and with music direction by Lon Hoyt (On Your Feet!), the principal cast features newcomer Jonny Amies as Peter, Bryan Fenkart (Waitress) as John, Erika Olson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Pamela, Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots) as Geno, Conor Ryan (Desperate Measures) as Trip, John Sanders (Groundhog Day) as Fallon, and Daniel Stewart Sherman (Kinky Boots) as The Hammer.  They are 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.


“I was 16 when I walked into the Bag O’ Nails in London for the first time,” Noone stated. “I had the number one record in England (‘I’m Into Something Good’) and John Lennon got me a drink as I sat and watched the hoi polloi of what is now known as the British Invasion—Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Twiggy, Richard Harris, Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Mary Quant, and many more. Somehow the music had connected us all! Each person had a song that went with their character and I knew this musical story was meant to be put on a stage.”


My Very Own British Invasion
begins performances Thursday, January 31, 2019, for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ.

The cast photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The cast and creative

Cast photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

My Very Own British Invasion

cast photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jonny Amies, Erika Olson

Jonny Amies, Erika Olson photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jonny Amies, Erika Olson

Jonny Amie, Erika Olson s photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jonny Amies

Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson

Erika Olson photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Conor Ryan

Conor Ryan photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Peter Noone

Peter Noone photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson,Conor Ryan, Peter Noone Jonny Amies

Erika Olson,Conor Ryan, Peter Noone Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Conor Ryan

Conor Ryan photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

 Kyle Taylor Parker

Kyle Taylor Parker photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson

Erika Olson photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Conor Ryan

Conor Ryan photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jonny Amies

Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The cast and creative

The cast and creative photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Emma Degerstedt

Emma Degerstedt photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson,Conor Ryan, Peter Noone Jonny Amies

Erika Olson,Conor Ryan, Peter Noone Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson,Peter Noone Jonny Amies

Erika Olson,Peter Noone Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson, Jonny Amies

Erika Olson, Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson, Bryan Fenkart

Erika Olson, Bryan Fenkart photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Erika Olson, Connor Ryan, Jonny Amie

Erika Olson, Connor Ryan, Jonny Amie photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jonny Amies

Jonny Amies Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Mark S. Hoebee

Mark S. Hoebee photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Connor Ryan, Peter Noone

Connor Ryan, Peter Noone photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Peter Noone,Jonny Amies

Peter Noone,Jonny Amies photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Jen Perry

Jen Perry photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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