|Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
July 27, 2013 / 8pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center
Jammin In July
Long-lost Gershwin Piece to Premiere at
Along with the discovery of 5,000 historic theater scores, buried in an attic in Washington, D.C., Founder and Artistic Director of The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra Rick Benjamin was stunned when he came upon George Gershwin’s long-lost Broadway score for La La Lucile, which hasn’t been performed since 1919. The piece will make its premiere in Hackettstown this month at the Centenary Stage Company’s Jammin’ in July Summer Concert Series.
a concert that audiences won’t want to miss with pieces by other famous composers such as Scott Joplin and John
Philip Sousa. The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble re-creating “America’s
Original Music,” will fill the Centenary Stage this summer with the syncopated sounds of early musical theater
and classic dance rhythms. Audiences can see and hear this world-famous orchestra during its 27th touring season at
the Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, July 27th at 8 pm at the David and Carol Lackland Center at 715 Grand Avenue
Since 1989 the Walt Disney Company has relied on the Orchestra’s recordings for the outdoor theme music heard at Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris; The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra strengthened its international following during its extended engagement as a U.S. Ambassador of Goodwill at the 1992 World’s Universal Exposition in Seville, Spain. Over the years they’ve been heard on the soundtracks of several motion pictures and television programs. In addition to its worldwide concert hall, university, and festival appearances, the orchestra has acquired a considerable following both here and abroad through its radio programs on the New York Times’ WQXR, National Public Radio, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and the Voice of America networks.
Tickets for The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Saturday, July 27th at 8 pm range from $20 to $27.50 in advance and $25 to $32.50 for day of purchases, with discounts for seniors, students, and children under 12.
Tickets are available via our Secure
Online Tickets/Ordering, or by calling the box office at 908-979-0900, open 1-5 PM
Monday through Friday, and 2 hours prior to each performance. The David and Carol Lackland Center is located at 715
Grand Avenue in Hackettstown.
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About the David and Carol Lackland 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')
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