Monday, March 28, 2011


Chorus Line 1 copyThe Centenary Stage Company continues its tradition of nurturing young artists by offering the TYRO(beginner) Acting Program and the Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive Program during the months of June, July and August.

  • The TYRO Theatre Programs provide an introduction to theatre skills and performance in a two week session from 9:30 am to 12 noon for 6-8 year olds and from 1–3:30 PM for 9-11 year olds from runs from June 27th-July 8th. The cost of tuition is $200 per student.

    The TYRO Program is led by Maria Broadeur, the CSC Education Director. Brodeur is a professional actress and arts educator with experience in children’s theatre who hold a BA in Theatre and Education from Rutgers University. One TYRO parent recently exclaimed, “I saw so much growth in Christine this summer as a result of the wonderful handling given by all of you!”
  • The Young Performers Workshop, hailed by the Star-Ledger as “a state treasure,” is a professional musical theater training program for young people ages 8-18. The five-week program runs July 11th–August 14th on the campus of Centenary College. The YPW Summer Intensive Program runs Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-4:30 PM with a special evening project by invitation of the program director. The cost of the summer program is $995 for the first student and $895 for the each additional student.

    The Summer Intensive offers training in acting, voice and dance with specialized electives taught by theater professionals. The program includes three full-length musical productions and The One Act play festival performed for the general public. Acceptance into the program is based on an interview with program director Michael Blevins. Blevins is an alumni of the University of North Carolina and New York University. He is a television, film and Broadway veteran with over 15 years of experience teaching musical theatre to young performers.

The TYRO and YPW summer programs represent the educational arm of the Centenary Stage Company, a professional Equity theater-in-residence at Centenary College under the leadership of Artistic Director, Carl Wallnau.

For more information regarding TYRO, YPW, and CSC programming, or to arrange an interview for YPW contact 908.979.0900 or visit

Programming for the CSC is made possible through generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, CSC sponsors and members.