Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Season will kick off with a Curtain Up! Gala performance of 

CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen

WHEN: Saturday, October 2, at 8:00 pm
Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ 07840  
TICKETS: $27.50.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 or visit Centenary Stage Company on-line at

Centenary Stage Company’s Curtain Up! Gala is the first event of the season, and this year will kick off with CeCe Teneal: Portrait of a Queen. This concert tribute to Aretha Franklin is performed with interpretation by award-winning songstress CeCe Teneal. All of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits from her 50+ years in the music industry will be performed, including Chain of Fools, Natural Woman, Think, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and Respect. This performance will be the first of many for Centenary Stage Company’s 2021-22 Season and tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on-line at or by phone by calling the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

CeCe Teneal has travelled the world performing and has opened the stage for talents such as Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, and the legendary B.B. King among others. Her original sound has earned her fans across the globe and her music video “Eleanor Rigby” was exclusively premiered on the Huffington Post. Teneal has been nominated for three Independent Music Awards and won the 2011 Best Gospel Song for “I Heard You Praying” and Best R&B Album. Other accolades include the 2015 Touch the Mic “Muse” Award, and the 2017 Orlando Legacy Award. After touring as the leading lady for B.B. King’s Blues Club musical production on board Holland A Queen.”

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.

Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey.  For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit

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.