The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn took a risk in staging an original musical version of the movie Harold & Maude in an effort to bring new patrons to their regional theater. The musical is the story of a suicudal 20-year-old young man befriends a nearly 80-year old woman. Their relationship develops romantically, but she eventually ends her own life on her 80th birthday.
Actor Eric Millegan tests out the harness for the opening hanging scene during the tech rehearsal for Harold & Maude: the Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. Watching are, l to t, director Mark Hoebee, production stage manager Gail Luna, costume shop manager Christine Szczepanski, production manager Doug Hosney and assistant flyman Brian Donnely, whose job it is to keep Millegan suspended in mid air from a rope off stage. MILLBURN, NJ 1/3/05 6:42:17 PM JOHN MUNSON/THE STAR-LEDGER