Monday, August 23, 2021


Centenary Stage Company will offer an adult acting class titled From Shakespeare to Coward, taught by Carl Wallnau, as well as 2 eight-week sessions of the Conservatory of Dance for the 2021 Fall Semester. 

From Shakespeare to Coward
WHEN: Monday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm beginning August 30
 Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
TUITION: $250.00 per person
Registration is open to the public. 

Conservatory of Dance
WHEN: 2 sessions, the first running August 30 to October 22 and the second running October 25 to December 17.
Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown (on the campus of Centenary University)
TUITION:  $130.00 for 1 class per week, $195.00 for 2 classes per week, and $275.00 for 3 classes per week per person. Tuition is non-refundable and YPW students receive a 50% discount on all classes
Prior dance experience is required. 

The registration deadline for both classes is August 30. For more information, or to register for the class go to or call the Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.

From Shakespeare to Coward is a styles class focusing on special problems of period pieces and will be taught by Carl Wallnau. The focus of the class will be on the manners, mores and conventions of selected historical periods. Material from these varied eras will be studied as students work to find the "truth" in playing period style.

Carl Wallnau is the chair of the Centenary University Theatre department and the Artistic Director for Centenary Stage Company. Wallnau has many credits including Broadway, off-Broadway, and has been seen in many productions at CSC including the 2020 production of A Christmas Carol by Stephen Temperley and The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon.

Centenary Stage Company’s Conservatory of Dance is a series of dance classes designed to introduce dancers to professionals who are currently working as choreographers, dancers and educators in dance and theatre at a collegiate level. These classes also provide the community with affordable, high-quality dance classes.

The classes available for the first session will be 

  • Ballet I and II on Mondays from 4:00-5:20 pm, taught by Erin Usawicz
  • Tap I and II on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:10 pm, taught by Jeff Foote
  • Modern I and II on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:20 pm 
  • Jazz I and II on Fridays from 10:00-11:20 am, taught by Maureen Glennon-Clayton. 
  • The second session will add Advance Beginner/Intermediate Contemporary Dance on Fridays from 10:00-11:20 am, taught by Jillian Petrie.

 Centenary Stage Company’s Conservatory of Dance is for ages 14 and older  For more information, or to register, go to or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

For more information or to reserve visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 PM and two hours prior to all performances.  The 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 2021-22 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, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum 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.