Friday, September 30, 2011

CENTENARY THEATRE SEASON KICKS OFF WITH CLASSIC BACKSTAGE COMEDY

 

Light Up The SkyLIGHT UP THE SKY
By Moss Hart

WHEN: September 30-October 16
WHERE:
David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
TICKETS: $20-$25 and can be purchased online HERE, by calling 908.979.0900 or in person at the Lackland Center.
CSC also offers a buffet matinee series which includes lunch and a matinee performance for $37.50 per person for groups of 20 or more.
A student matinee will be available on October 12 at 10 AM with a specialty discount of $12 per student for school groups of fifty or more.

The inspired young playwright, the dramatic diva, the emotionally involved director and the short-tempered producer gather in the star’s hotel room to toast their pending triumph: a moving new play destined to change the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere. However, by the end of the night, everyone is wishing they had performed Oklahoma. Written by cherished American playwright, Moss Hart, Light Up the Sky “… survives as an insider's comic valentine to a kind of theater that disappeared decades ago,” hails the New York Times.

On the October 9th performance, in conjunction with the NJ Theatre Alliance, Light Up the Sky will feature an Open Captioned Performance. The Open Caption Service is an initiative that was launched by the Theatre Alliance in professional NJ theatres to assist the hearing impaired, while enhancing the overall theatrical experience. Tom Muza of McCarter Theatre notes, “we have learned that the program benefits a wide segment of our audience, not just the ones who know they are hard of hearing.” Patrons with hearing disabilities may contact the box office for more information about special pricing.

The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region, with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. All programs at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible in part through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, as well as CSC Premium sponsors Heath Village and Silver Sponsors Skylands Community Bank, and our silver sponsors, The Marriot Residence Inn and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

xxNEW THEATRE: Performances at the Centenary Stage Company enjoy their new residence in the state-of-the-art theatres of the new Carol and David Lackland Center, opened just 1 year ago in Hackettstown. Hailed as the most sophisticated performing arts venue in northwest New Jersey, the center includes the new 500-seat Sitnik Theater, The Edith Bolte Kutz black box theater, a dance studio, as well as WNTI, the College’s NPR affiliate station, and CCTV, Centenary’s Comcast-licensed television studio. Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey.