Thursday, March 5, 2020

Centenary Stage Company Dance and Music Doubleheader this Weekend

moe-tion dance theater

WHEN: Saturday, March 7th 2020 @ 8:00pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
TICKETS:  $22.50 Adult, $15.00 Children Under 12/Student.  Ticket prices increase $5.00 on day of performance.

The Saturday evening performance by moe-tion dance theater will showcase five noteworthy pieces, two of which will be world premieres: tHEre and green-eyed. tHEre is a male duet, choreographed by Glennon Clayton in collaboration with dancers Bryan Matland and Andrew Kruep, exploring the stereotype of a strong man. It finds moments of vulnerability and tenderness, while portraying a relationship of mutual support. green-eyed, a fun, silly piece about jealousy, is choreographed by Glennon Clayton and Centenary Stage Company’s own Lea Antolini, tour director for the YAS (CSC’s Young Audience Series) and Centenary University professor. Glennon Clayton will also present Betty (Above), a piece she choreographed about her grandmother who suffered with dementia.  Set and Fabrication Design by Angus Clayton.  Also showcasing at the concert will be Ebb & Flow, a piece exploring the waves of energy within ourselves and amongst others. Finally, moe-tion dance theater company member, Rachel Brown will present Making Herstory, inspired by the saying, “real Queens straighten each other’s crowns.”  This piece represents the power of women and the strength they use to support one another, brushing aside stereotypes and expectations.

Maureen Glennon Clayton, who resides in Flemington, is a well-known dancer, choreographer and dance educator in NJ.  She holds a full-time teaching position at Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School and is an adjunct professor at Centenary University.  Maureen is a graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned her BFA in Dance and County College of Morris, where she earned her AS in Recreation& Leisure/Dance.  Her modern dance theater company, moe-tion dance theater, is dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression.  Known for its diverse repertory and collaborative work, moe-tion dance theatre has performed at numerous festivals, showcases and venues throughout the tri-state area. Its mission is to create an atmosphere of individualistic contribution, allowing dancers, collaborators and audiences to explore their own thoughts, interpretations and ideas of the subject matter presented.

Act III: A Musical Journey

WHEN:  Sunday, March 8th at 2:00 pm
: Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.
TICKETS: $22.50 for all seats in advance. Ticket prices increase $5.00 more on the day of the performance.

Then on Sunday, come and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with us as Centenary Stage Company presents Act III: A Musical Journey featuring Irish Tenor Timothy Smith (above). Act III: A Musical Journey tells of Timothy Smith’s journey through becoming an Irish tenor, singing for three US Presidents and how life can come full circle, if we work at it. Enjoy a matinee of Irish favorites, amongst other great songs of the last 50 years, in this wide ranging program about life, family and Smith’s love of the stage. 

Timothy Liam Smith, a stage veteran since the age of five, has been performing in America and Europe for over 50 years.  His credits include dozens of television commercials, independent films, television pilots, regional theater, opera and over 30 years of Irish Tenor performances. Smith was a regular performer with the Celtic Theater Company, in residence at Seton Hall University for many years. Outside of the theater, Tim has been a councilman and Mayor in Roxbury Township and owns and operates a financial services company.

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

The 2019-2020 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, Zonta Morristown Chapter and CSC corporate sponsors, including Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center with Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.