Saturday, June 19, 2021



WHEN:  begins on July 19th (registration deadline July 5th) with the final performances scheduled for the weekend of August 13-15th.
in the Dance Studio in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the Centenary University campus
$795 per student, with a family discount of $695 for a second child with family discounts available for additional children, and the registration deadline is July 5th

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is now seeking new and returning applicants for the 2021 Summer Program. The Summer Session of YPW will run for 4 weeks starting July 19th and ending August 15th. The session will culminate with live a performance opportunity for the students to be performed in May. The show(s) that the YPW students will put together will be chosen based on the number of students and available talents once the program begins. (ABOVE: Godspell 2019)

The Summer Session will return to an “in-person” format, following last summer’s successful online workshop program which allowed the program to take place during the height of COVID-19. This summer with things “returning to normal” the program will once again be in person on the campus of Centenary University. The Summer session will give students the opportunity to work with program director and Broadway, film and television veteran Michael Blevins to develop technique in dance, singing, acting, and backstage experience that goes into a professional level musical production. On top of that, they will also work with leading industry professionals and take “class” electives in many aspects of theatre production. Electives are based on professor availability but can include classes in voice, box office management, graphic design, technical theatre, playwrighting, prop design, dance, and costume design. 

The Summer YPW program is an accelerated intensive, so students will attend class/rehearsal Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. All of their work will come together to perform on Centenary Stage Company’s main stage in the Sitnik Theatre!

Hailed as "a state treasure" the Centenary Stage Company Young Performers Workshop (YPW) is a musical theatre training program for children 8 - 18 years old and operates under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit Equity Theatre Company in residence at Centenary University. Dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre arts, the Young Performers Workshop is one of a few youth theatre programs to offer both formal training alongside practical production experience. Career-minded students can prepare for the rigors of a professional career; yet, students not aiming for a professional career benefit from the program, with its emphasis on discipline, self-worth and development of communication skills. 

As always, the YPW program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers. No experience is necessary to enroll; however, all applicants must schedule an interview with the program director prior to registration. Please call the administrative office at (908) 979-0900 or email the box office at

Students will be put into groups to attend all the electives as well as rehearsals. Groups are created based on age and experience level, so siblings may not be grouped together. Students’ individual schedules may fluctuate based on electives taken.

Centenary Stage Company will adhere to all current and up-to-date CDC and state regulations regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and at the time of this release will be requesting that all students continue to wear masks while inside the university buildings.

A $75 non-refundable registration fee applied towards tuition is required. Tuition must be paid by the first class. The registration deadline is July 5th and there is a $30 late fee for registration payment received after this date. Additionally, there is a $12 fee to be charged for any returned checks. The Centenary Stage Company return policy states that any refunds requested after the first YPW session has begun will result in a 75% refund and 50% after the second session. The registration fee is non-refundable and there will be no refunds offered after the third session. Children in the program may also elect to purchase a commemorative t-shirt for their session for an additional $15. 

For more information, to register visit, email the Centenary Stage Company box office at, or call the office at (908) 979 - 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 - 5pm. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.