Thursday, December 3, 2020


Nineteenth-century London fills the Lackland Performing Arts Center this holiday season with a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic 

A Christmas Carol
by Stephen Temperley 
WHEN: November 27 through December 13
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. 
TICKETS:  range from $15.00 to $29.50 with discounts available on select performances.  For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.

Stephen Temperley’s A Christmas Carol recaptures the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless and ghostly Dickens classic featuring all the favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and, of course, the curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.  

Best known for one of the most produced plays in the US, Souvenir, Stephen Temperley’s extensive resume includes work both on and off the stage in the U.S. and U.K. Souvenir was produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre and directed by Tony Award winner Vivian Matalon.  Additional works of Temperely’s include, Money/Mercy (Chelsea Theatre Center), That Kind of Woman (Dodger Productions), In the Country of the Free (the Mint Theatre), The Pilgrim Papers (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Songbook and Dance with Me, which debuted at Centenary Stage also directed by Vivian Matalon. As an actor, Temperley has worked extensively in regional theaters in the U.S. as well as U.K’s West End, on TV and in repertory. On Broadway, Temperley was part of the original company of Crazy for You; and off- Broadway in the Todd Rundgren musical, Up Against It, at the Public.

The production is directed and led by CSC’s own Award-winning Artistic Director, Carl Wallnau; also featured as Ebenezer Scrooge. Wallnau last appeared on the CSC stage as Willy Clark in the CSC production of The Sunshine Boys. Completing the principle cast are CSC favorites Stephen Davis (Newsies, The Wizard of Oz), Lea Antolini-Lid (Peter Pan, Marry Poppins), Patrick Cogan (Annie, Newsies), CJ Carter (Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar), and making his CSC debut is Kyle Walton.  Rounding out the cast are Centenary University students including Emily Bennet (Beauty and the Beast), Amanda Ackerman, Christopher Hara, Luis Rodriguez, Christine Polichetti, Kayla Yepez, and Casey Giblin. This new adaptation is not a musical but a play with music and features original orchestration by Kevin Lynch, as well as, a host of carolers and live musicians.  

Performance dates and times are Thursdays, December 3 and 10 at 7:30 pm; Fridays, November 27, December 4, and 11 at 8:00 pm; Saturdays, November 28, December 5, and 12 at 8:00 pm; Sundays, November 29, December 6, and 13 at 2:00 pm; with special additional 2:00 PM matinee performances on Friday, November 27 (preview), Wednesday, December 2, and Saturday, December 5. 

Tickets range from $25.00 to $29.50 for adults with discounts available for seniors, students, and children under 12. A select preview performance on Friday November 27th at 2:00 pm features a special 50% discount on tickets for Hackettstown Residents; with proof of residence, they can purchase tickets for $12.50, all other seats for this matinee are $25.00. Additionally, all Thursday evening performances are “family nights” with a special “buy one get one free” ticket promotion when purchased in person at the CSC box office beginning at 5:30 PM.  Buy One/Get One is not available for advance sales on-line or over-the-phone.

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 all performances. The Centenary Stage Company box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

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The 2020-2021 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 Premiere Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.