Monday, May 2, 2016


Centenary Stage Company opens registration for summer programs.  Summer programs include the critically acclaimed

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Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive

WHEN: July 11 through August 14, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.  The Summer Intensive culminates with a Summer Festival of Shows with performances August 8 through 14. 
WHERE: Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ
REGISTRATION: $995 per student.  Registration deadline is June 27, 2016.  A $75 Non-refundable registration fee is due upon registering and will be applied towards tuition. Tuition must be paid by July 1.  A $30 late fee will be applied to all registrations received after JUNE 30. No student will be allowed to participate in orientation without a paid registration. There are NO payment plans. Students may withdraw after the third class day with a 75% refund. There are NO refunds for any reason after the first week.

To register interested applicants must contact the CSC box office directly and all new applicants are required to complete an interview process with program director, Michael Blevins.  Interviews are scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at 9:30am and Sunday, June 5 at 11:30am.  To register and schedule an interview please contact the CSC box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The initial interview will cover in detail commitment level, previous training experience, applicant goals and expectations. Parent questions and concerns will also be addressed. All students are accepted into the program. Auditions are held the first day to determine vocal and dance skill level. Students will be placed in the appropriate class level based upon audition status and will perform in the Summer Festival of Shows.

The YPW Summer Intensive is a 5-week program designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers interested in working in the theatre. The hands-on program utilizes both the classroom and the “production process” to train young people in the theatre arts. The program includes the production of musicals and one-act plays. The workshop director is Broadway, film and TV veteran Michael Blevins. Once registered, students are guaranteed a part in at least one production and, depending on ability, experience, desire and commitment level, could feasibly appear in more than one production. Classes are broken up by age and ability. Students participate in a wide variety of subjects including radio and television production. No experience is necessary.

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Led by CSC Education Director Maria Brodeur, the program provides an introduction to theatre skills and performance for children, as part of the Centenary Stage Company’s mission to introduce and develop arts in education within the community.

WHEN:  Monday through FridayJuly 11 – 22.  TYRO I is designed for ages 6—8 years old and will meet 9:30am - 12:00pm and TYRO II is developed for ages 9—11 years old and will meet 1:00pm - 3:30pm.
$200 per student. Registration deadline is June 27, 2016.
The program is designed specifically for young thespians ages 6—11 years of age. Using structured theatre activities which focus on expression, confidence building and fun, young thespians will learn acting games and demonstrate improvisations inspired by fairy tales and folk tales.

Summer Dance Intensive
WHEN: The four day intensive will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm, July 5 though 8
the Dance Studio of the Lackland Center. 
TUITION:$200.00 per student and is open to dancers of various skill level ages 14 and up.  Registration deadline is June 21, 2016.  CSC is also offering at 10% early bird discount for Summer Dance registrations before June 1.

NijawwonMatthewsThis year Centenary Stage Company will feature Nijawwon Matthews, a resident teacher/choreographer for The Joffrey Ballet School based in New York City, Broadway  Dance Center, and Steps in NYC.  Matthews has trained in many dance techniques including; Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Hip-Hop. He landed opportunities with several companies including Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Philadanco, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company. Matthews will focus on Contemporary Dance drawing on his professional experiences as well as his strong understanding of the human anatomy teaching anatomically conscience alignment. Join us for an exhilarating intensive with Nijawwon and the XY Dance Project. 

For more information regarding summer programs offered at Centenary Stage Company visit or call the CSC box office directly at (908) 979 – 0900.  The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm.  The box office is located in the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ

The 2015-16 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, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.