Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns this holiday season with a delightful selection of musical favorites for the annual Winter Festival of Shows. This year’s Winter Festival of Shows includes A Chorus Line, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and The Boy Friend. The festival runs December 10 through December 18, with a cast of talented young thespians [full list below] from across New Jersey. All performances will be held in Centenary Stage Company’s Little Theater located at 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ. CSC’s Young Performers Workshop is also accepting registration for the upcoming Spring Session running February 11 through June 4.
With a book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway Musical. From Cassie, the star who just needs the "music and the mirror and the chance to dance", to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister's place in dance class, saying "I can do that". Based on real Broadway dancers' stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.
Ticket prices for YPW Winter Festival of Shows are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under twelve.
Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop is also accepting registration for the upcoming Spring Session. The session runs February 11 through June 4 and culminates in a Spring Festival of Shows. Registration deadline is February 1. Although no experience is required to participate all new applicants must complete an interview with program director, Michael Blevins. To schedule an interview interested applicants must contact the CSC administrative office at (908) 979 - 0900 to schedule an appointment time. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.
Led by Broadway, film and television veteran Michael Blevins, Young Performers Workshop (YPW) is a musical theatre program under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit professional Equity Theatre Company in residence at Centenary College. YPW is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre arts and serves as a greenhouse for cultivating young theatre performers ages 8 – 18. The program is one of only a handful of theatre training programs in the nation that offers both formal education and practical application through production experience.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. The box office is located in the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.