Do you have a child in your life who is always dancing, singing, or making up stories and loves wearing costumes and makeup? Are you looking for a great gift that could help a child find their passion in life? Look no further than Centenary Stage Company, now accepting applications for the 2024 Spring session of the Young Performer’s Workshop, running February 24 - June 2.
This 15-week theatre training and hands-on program for performers, ages 8-18, is designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers interested in the theatre. Throughout the session, students have the opportunity to learn about multiple facets of theatre arts from acting, singing and dancing, to stage management, props, and costuming with each session concluding with a weekend Festival of Shows.
YPW is directed by Broadway, movie, and television alumnus Michael Blevins. Some of Blevins’ previous credits include director and choreographer of the National Tours of Babes in Toyland, Aladdin, and Tom Sawyer, and most recently he directed and choreographed the NYC revival of Seesaw. He directed and choreographed his own original musical Count to Ten at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and has worked with Tony and Academy Award winning directors and choreographers including Sir Richard Attenborough, Woody Allen, and Bob Fosse.
Blevins has performed with Michael Douglas, Victor Garber, Brooke Shields, Beth Leavel, and Robert Downey Jr., and has appeared in several Broadway productions including Bring Back Birdie, Neil Simon’s Little Me, and Tony winning Tap Dance Kid in which he created the role “Winslow”. Most widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the movie A Chorus Line, Blevins joined artists around the world to celebrate one of America’s greatest art forms and performed selections from Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ at City Center in the Career Transition for Dancer’s Benefit Gala.
All new applicants must schedule an interview before registering with the director of the program by calling the CSC box office at 908-979-0900 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be in person, virtual or by phone. The deadline to apply is February 23. For more information about the program, visit centenarystageco.org
Cost for the first student is $425, with a discount for a second student at $395, and discount for a third student at $300.
The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.
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The 2023-24 Season of Performing Arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of 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, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor the House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors, Heath Village, Visions Federal Credit Union, Explore Warren, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.