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Friday, September 17, 2021

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY’S YOUNG AUDIENCE SERIES RETURNS WITH GRACE FOR PRESIDENT

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series returns this fall with 


Grace for President

WHEN: Thursday, October 7, at 7:30 pm, Friday, October 8, at 8:00 pm, Saturday, October 9, at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, and Sunday, October 10, at 2:00pm
WHERE:
Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
TICKETS: $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and children 12 and younger.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 or visit Centenary Stage Company on-line at centenarystageco.org

Based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio, with book, music, and lyrics by Joan Cushing, Grace for President is the story of Grace Campbell who discovers one day in class that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces on a poster her third-grade teacher rolls out of all 44 US presidents; Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. Grace seems the likely winner until the most popular boy in school runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics!

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series is part of the professional Centenary Stage Company’s mission to serve the region’s youth with dynamic performances and workshops throughout the year. The Young Audience Series offers stage adaptations of beloved classic children’s literature and offers on and off-site productions for school groups and other youth groups. To book a Young Audience Series tour for your school or group go to centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

For more information or to reserve visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey.  For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY LAUNCHES 2021-22 SEASON WITH TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN 


Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Season will kick off with a Curtain Up! Gala performance of 

CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, at 8:00 pm
WHERE:
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 07840  
TICKETS: $27.50.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 or visit Centenary Stage Company on-line at centenarystageco.org

Centenary Stage Company’s Curtain Up! Gala is the first event of the season, and this year will kick off with CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen. This concert tribute to Aretha Franklin is performed with interpretation by award-winning songstress CeCe Teneal. All of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits from her 50+ years in the music industry will be performed, including Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Think, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Respect. This performance will be the first of many for Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Season and tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at centenarystageco.org or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

CeCe Teneal has travelled the world performing and has opened the stage for talents such as Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King among others. Her original sound has earned her fans across the globe and her music video “Eleanor Rigby” was exclusively premiered on the Huffington Post. Teneal has been nominated for three Independent Music Awards and won the 2011 Best Gospel Song for “I Heard You Praying” and Best R&B Album. Other accolades include the 2015 Touch the Mic “Muse” Award, and the 2017 Orlando Legacy Award. After touring as the leading lady for B.B. King’s Blues Club musical production on board Holland A Queen.”

For more information or to reserve visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances.  The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.  Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey.  For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

This weekend—Friday Night Comedy and Steely Dan Tribute—Presale Discounted Tickets

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Kyle Ocasio has been dubbed "the reluctant wife and mother" by her comedic peers. Through her comedy, she expresses the frustration and confusion of everyday life that helps her connect with any audience. She enjoys creating characters most notably the psycho flight attendant from hell as well as characters inspired by her and Latino and Midwest family members. John Moses' comedy is on the edge, and the edge is right between evil genius and uncontrollable laughter. He has been delightfully offending audiences for more than 15 years. As you might imagine, John's comedy is not for the faint of heart. You either love him or ... He is intelligent; he is controversial; he is off the wall funny! Adam Oliensis is attuned to the absurdities that arise in daily life, exploring both the irony and silliness that exist in the most humiliating situations. 

 

 

The Royal Scam has been performing the classic rock music of Steely Dan to packed houses and cheering crowds who appreciate the classic rock music of Steely Dan. since 1992. The Royal Scam radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional energy into the music they perform. The ensemble creates an inspiring, engaging musical experience and is consistently first rate and professional. Touted by NJ Monthly as one of the Top 10 tribute bands to experience, the band's stellar musicianship and attention to detail for every song have garnered them a large and loyal following.

 

 

461 Clapton Blvd consists of six accomplished and longtime veterans of the New Jersey music scene performing faithful electric and acoustic renditions of Eric Clapton’s music. The concert performance covers material from The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos—as well as from his many solo albums and collaborations. We will take you on a musical journey through the career of rock’s greatest guitarist

 

 

The Brook Arts Center and the Friday Nite Specials Shadowcast brings back, the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to the historic Brook Theater. This event will feature costume contests, a pre-show dance party, and much more!  

 

 

Julia Scotti burst onto the national scene when she dropped the F-Bomb and came out as transgender on America’s Got Talent. Julia currently has a comedy special on SHOWTIME called More Women of a Certain Age! and The Julia Scotti Story: Funny That Way, chronicles the comic’s journey. Uncle Floyd is a Jersey icon!  Special guest Tom Mongelli, who’s observational topical humor and his memories of growing up Italian will have you asking for more. Mostly clean, but always funny!

 

 

John McDermott Band delivers an exciting live concert experience, the band takes the audience on a trip back to one of the most influential musical periods of our time. The concert performances include hits from some of the greatest artists in Rock & Roll history, tribute sets and notable "B" side tunes. 

 

 

The Peter Gabriel Experience, America’s most authentic Peter Gabriel show, brings to life the music and lights from Peter Gabriel’s incredible solo tours. Live at the Brook Arts center on October 16, 2021, these gifted musicians have been together for the past seven years, performing the music of Peter Gabriel with amazing accuracy. The elaborate lighting, stage props, costumes, and video projections you will be transported back in time to when Peter Gabriel dominated MTV and the radio airwaves. On a journey back to a time when music was performed with theatrics, costumes and stage props. 

 

 

Kevin had been entertaining audiences with an act forged at his family’s dining room table, in his fraternity house, and in the halls of law school. Kevin has an act unlike any other because it is his story and his alone. From stories of his mother to relationships, to the reality of growing up the only Jewish kid in his school, when Kevin leaves the stage, you won’t just feel that you’ve seen a great show, you’ll know you made a friend.

 

 

This three-part perspective show features the sounds, imagery, and energy of a Rolling Stones concert. Well Alright delivers the hits, videos, authentic clothing, period instruments and amplifiers. This talented group is made up of musicians who have toured with the Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour and Sticky Finger All-Star and was name as one of the top five tribute bands in the world and has toured throughout the country

 

 

Witness the theatrical bone crushing sights and sounds of Alice Coopers epic 50+ year career by the “Killers” Wayne Mohns, Dave Lepak, Dave Ellis, John Cona and Ivan Cisternas. These talented musicians will be blowing up the stage with your favorites from 18, Poison, Schools Out, Welcome to My Nightmare and many more. Come “Feed Your Frankenstein” and join the Kings of Rock Alice Cooper Tribute Halloween Nightmare show

 

 

Garden State Organ Society presents the silent film The Phantom of the Opera accompanied by organist Bernie Anderson. 

 

 

This Jersey boy brings his everyday take on life, the hip, the cool and the tragically sublime into the spotlight. Don’s stand-up act brings his everyday take on life with an added dash of sarcasm for good measure. He’s able to make people laugh at things they wouldn’t normally laugh at and then laugh again at that realization. Besides performing in clubs and theaters all over the country. Best known for his VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show and  HBO’s Inside The NFL

 

 

Inspired by Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the early 1990’s. RENT is a dramatic, yet uplifting story, using rock music to evoke the tough, angry, and terrifying reality of a world wrought with drug addiction, suicide, and AIDS—all underscored by a theme of hope. For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret.

 

 

The Taylor Simon King Show turns back the clock to a simpler time. The clever musical arrangements and carefully chosen unforgettable songs will take you through the decades of the careers of the iconic artist—James Taylor, Carly Simon, and Carole King and their beloved music which can never be replicated.

 

 

Hailing from New Jersey’s epicenter of live music (Asbury Park), ALMOST U2 is one of the most exciting, sought after tribute acts to hit the scene in years! They recreate “U2” like no other tribute band...honoring the music and live experience of U2's 40+ year career! ALMOST U2 performs their tribute with spot-on accuracy and attention to detail, paying homage to some of the greatest moments in concert history from the past 4 decades: Red Rocks, Live Aid, Slane Castle, and more.

 

 

Motor City Revue faithfully recreates that signature Motown sound and in the process takes audiences on a journey back in time to where it all began. This 13-piece band covers the popular and rare Motown and Stax hits, plus rock and soul classics. Although there are many bands that cover Motown tunes, few strive to match the vocal harmonies and instrumental mix that distinguished the original recordings. Motor City Revue was formed to offer music lovers an authentic tribute to the artists and songs that defined a generation.

 

 

RONSTADT REVUE , the ultimate tribute to one of the world's greatest singers, Ms. Linda Ronstadt. The show features singer, Gesenia and her world-class 6-piece band, who faithfully recreate selections from all phases of Ms. Ronstadt's career, from Country and Rock, through Mexican/Mariachi, and songs from her three Great American Songbook albums with Nelson Riddle. Don't miss this chance to relive those special moments with great hits like You're No Good, When Will I be Loved, Just One Look, Blue Bayou, That’ll Be the Day, Perfidia, and many more! 

 

 

A Carpenters’ Christmas Concert. This extremely talented band performs all the Carpenter’s hits, deep cuts, and the Christmas songs that the Karen and Richard Carpenter were known and loved for. Two full hours of music that will have you singing along. Authentically recreated and arranged true to the originals, with a little extra oomph and dynamics brought to the table by seven musicians who are dedicated to bringing you the true experience! 

 

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New Shows Added @ NJPAC! Kashmir The Live Led Zeppelin Show and Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith! 

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Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Christmas

Amy Grant and
Michael W. Smith 
Christmas

Sun, Dec 5 @ 7:30PM
Pre-sale code: AMYMIC
Christian artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will make your heart soar and lift you into the spirit of the season.

Co-produced by Metropolitan Entertainment​​​​​​

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Kashmir

Kashmir
The Live Led Zeppelin Show

Fri, Jan 14 @ 8PM
Pre-sale code: ZEP22
Rock out to your favorite Led Zeppelin songs with tribute band Kashmir, delivering the authentic Zeppelin experience.

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Mariza
The 20th Anniversary Tour

Sun, Jan 23  @ 7PM
Mariza (“Minh’ Alma”), the modern voice of Portuguese fado, brings her 20th anniversary tour to NJPAC.

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Leonard Bernstein

Celebrating the Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein
Sat, Jan 29 @ 7:30PM
A salute to the great Leonard Bernstein, with stories from his daughter Jamie Bernstein and music by the Bill Charlap Trio.
 

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Jazz Meets Salsa

Salsa Meets Jazz
Sat, Sep 25 @ 8PM
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Starring a spectacular all-star lineup including Tito Nieves, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra.

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90's All Star Dance Concert
Fri, Oct 22 @ 8PM
Don’t miss this epic ‘90s dance party with Robin S., CeCe Peniston, Black Sheep, George Lamond and more!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 Live in Concert
Sat, Oct 30 @ 2PM
Experience the film with the full score performed live by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra!

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Spotlight Gala @ Home

Expect an exhilarating night of performances as Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara hosts Perfect Harmony, NJPAC's Spotlight Gala @ Home celebration of the power of voices raised in song.

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Halsey Festival

Thu, Sep 23 @ 3PM
Halsey Street between
Central Ave & New St.

​​​​​​Halsey Fest is returning featuring music, games, art making, food, drinks, performances, mascots, giveaways, sampling and much more! 

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Live shows are back, and your safety is our priority. All guests age 2+ must wear masks inside the venue. All guests age 12+ must be fully vaccinated OR show a negative COVID-19 test at the door.
 

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The American Song series at NJPAC is presented, in part, through the generous support of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the David S. Steiner and Sylvia Steiner Charitable Trust, and the Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund
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Part of the M&T Bank Dance Series
Generous support provided by Women@NJPAC