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Catskill Puppet Theater
The Lion's Whiskers
Sat., Apr. 13, 2013 / 2pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center


The Centenary Stage Features a Lively and Colorful
Family Puppet Show with The Lion's Whiskers

Catskill Puppet Theater - The Lion's Whiskers

   The Family Fun Series is
   Sponsored by:
Fulton Bank of New Jersey
    Fulton Bank of New Jersey

Puppetry is an ancient art form that has transcended time and crossed cultural boundaries to entertain generations of children and adults. The Catskill Puppet Theater takes great pride in carrying on in the living tradition of the old traveling puppet troupes, bringing high quality children's theater to over 100,000 people each year. Now they’re coming to The Centenary Stage Company to wrap up this season’s Family Fun Series with their performance of The Lion’s Whiskers on Saturday, April 13 at 2pm in the Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center. Audiences will also have a chance to participate in a workshop where they can create a take-home puppet of their own after the show.

Family Fun Series logoThe Lion’s Whiskers is a delightful musical adaptation of a traditional Ethiopian folktale, featuring a charming cast of human characters as well as everyone’s favorite African animals. When lonely Minya marries a widowed man with a small son, she goes to a Wise Man for advice on winning the heart of the little boy. He tells her that she must first pluck three whiskers from a Wild Lion! In doing so she not only finds the courage to tame the lion, but also the secret to gaining the love of her new family. The show features a multitude of masks and with puppets of all sizes ranging from three quarter sized to life-sized to “gigantic” and is highlighted with shadow puppetry and original songs

Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting young and old with their delightful musical productions. Combining backgrounds in art, music, drama and American folk culture they are one of the nation's finest touring companies, receiving accolades from such premiere venues as the Calgary, Winnepeg and Ottawa International Children's Festivals, The New England Puppetry and Family Theater Series, the New York State Museum's Kid's Series and hundreds of schools, fairs and festivals.

Puppetry Workshop

After the show, children can participate in a workshop with the puppeteers creating their own puppets to take home and will learn how to us them behind a special shadow screen with the group.

The workshop is available for an additional $18.50 per person, with a limit of 50 people. To purchase tickets or to find more information call the CSC box office at (908) 979-0900.

Location:   Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center    (Directions)

About the David and Carol Lackland Center

Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center
   Sitnik Theater of the
   Lackland Performing Arts Center

The Centenary Stage Company moved to the Carol and David Lackland Center (located at 715 Grand Ave, Hackettstown) in August, 2010. With a 22,000-square-foot performance space, the facility is the most sophisticated performing arts venues in northwest New Jersey. The center includes a new state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre (Sitnik Theater), a black box theater (The Edith Bolte Kutz 42 Theater), a dance studio, scene shop, a costume shop, green room and dressing rooms. In addition to housing the theatre, the 68K square foot Lackland Center is home to a variety of cultural activity, and including WNTI, the College's listener-supported public radio station, CCTV, Centenary's Comcast-licensed television studio, and gallery space for visual artists.

Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center, has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey.             ...more (including photos, progress reports, and 'Tour Lackland with Carl')

Lackland Center Seating

Sitnik Theatre - Lower Level Seating Chart
Sitnik Lower Level Seating
Seats assigned on a best available basis.
[closer view]
Sitnik Theatre - Balcony Seating Chart Sitnik Balcony

Seats assigned on a best available basis.
[closer view]
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 On the Campus of Centenary College • 715 Grand Avenue • Hackettstown, NJ     
             (mailing address is still 400 Jefferson)
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Flex Pass Discount Options  

Family Series (Three family events for all ages) $45.00

OR include some or all of these events in one of our
Subscription Flex Passes:

  Golden Flex Pass (all 25 events incl. Curtain Up & Family Series) $275.00
  Pick Ten Flex Pass (any ten events) $200.00
  Pick Seven Flex Pass (any seven events) $147.00
  Pick Five (Any five events) $110.00

Individual Tickets

All Performances (in advance):   
   Adults: $20.00   Sr/Stu: $20.00   Child under 12: $17.50
   Lap Seat Price for youth under 3:  $8.75 in Advance   $13.75 Day Of Event

Workshops**   Adults: $18.50   Sr/Stu: $18.50   Child under 12: $18.50

Box Office:   908-979-0900      MasterCard, Visa, Cash or Checks Accepted
Secure Online Ticketing System    Visa & Mastercard
(see 'How to Order' page for full details)

                                       ** Limited to 50 people. Contact CSC for Workshop Details (908 979-0900)

Sponsored By:
Fulton Bank of New Jersey
Fulton Bank of New Jersey

Secure Online Tickets/Ordering
The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Fulton Bank of New Jersey and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Holiday Inn (Budd Lake-Rockaway Area), Bronze Sponsor, Mama's and Café Baci, in Hackettstown and Centenary Stage Company Members and Sponsors.

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