Saturday, October 28, 2017

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY AND CENTENARY UNIVERSITY’S ALL STUDENT NEXTSTAGE REPERTORY PRESENTS “SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.”

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WHEN: November 2 through 6; Thursday, November 2 at 7:30PM; Friday, November 3 at 8PM; Saturday, November 4 at 2PM; Sunday, November 5 at 5PM and Monday, November 6 at 7:30PM. 
WHERE:
Little Theatre located on the campus of Centenary University at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown 
TICKETS: are $12.50 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12.           

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

The Emmy Award – winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science, an politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to Unpack Your Adjectives and do The Circulations! Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as Just a Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction.

Originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe and based on an idea by David McCall, Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. features a book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall; music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe. 

Directed by Centenary University Assistant Professor of Theatre and Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series director, Lea Antolini–Lid.  Antolini–Lid received her BMA in classical voice from the University of the Arts and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University where she also had the opportunity to teach movement for the actor under the tutelage of Susan Dibble.  She has performed professionally in NYC and in cities on the east coast.  Recent credits: Working, The Last Five Years, The Fantasticks! (Women’s Theater Company of NJ); The Learned Ladies, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, A Christmas Carol and Christmas at Small’s Empire Music Hall (Centenary Stage Company); A Year with Frog and Toad, Mid – Summer Night’s Dream, Junie B. Jones and Suessical (The Growing Stage Theater Company); 400 Parts per Million, Lying (Blessed Unrest Theater Co. NYC). 

The cast features Centenary University students in all roles from performing to technical and stage management.  NEXTstage Repertory is the all student production company highlighting the close collaboration between the Centenary University Theatre Department and the professionally producing Centenary Stage Company.