Monday, February 2, 2015


The all-woman klezmer band Isle of Klezbos is photographed in a portrait and in performance at the 92Y Tribeca in New York City on July 26, 2011...Photo by Angela Jimenez .www.angelajimenezphotography.comJ. EDGAR KLEZMER: SONGS FROM MY GRANDMOTHER’S FBI FILES

WHEN: Kutz Theatre Series, February 12th – 15th
Edith Kutz Theater in the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
ADMISSION: $27.50 for adults with discounts for students, seniors and children under 12 on Saturday. 
Tickets for Friday and matinee performances are $25.00 with discounts for seniors, students and children under 12. 
Thursday evening’s performance is our “Family Night” tickets are $25.00 for all seats with a special 2 for 1 special rush discount when purchased at the door 2 hours prior to performance.

Tickets may be purchased on-line at at the CSC box office located in the David and Carol Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ or by calling (908) 979-0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and 2 hours prior to performance time. CSC also has a Box Office open during the main season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown open Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 PM.

A musical documentary theater adventure by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular, Isle of Klezbos and their show, J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs From My Grandmother’s FBI Files comes to Centenary Stage Company as part of the Kutz Theatre Series.

From klezmer to Kodaly, from jazz to baroque, from boogie – woogie to gospel, from Hazel Scott’s cancelled TV show to derelict theories of homosexuality, this exploration of FBI surveillance files leads in even more directions than the Department of Justice could have foreseen. The New York City based Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. This soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver.  Their concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN World- Beat, and PBS In The Life, and the band’s live and studio recordings have also been heard on The L Word (Showtime), WFMU, Northeast Public Radio (Live at the Linda), and film soundtracks.

The 2014-15 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 and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.