The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet
Dec. 20-22, 2013 [time schedule below]
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center
"Recommended for ages 3 – 103!"
The Centenary Stage Company will present The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet's (NJCYB) performances of the annual Nutcracker this year in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown. With a cast of 60 talented dancers from Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties, The NJCYB's Nutcracker is unique because it's narrated by Janine Byrnes who tells the story from the perspective of young Clara Stahlbaum.
In this dramatic presentation, the audience is invited to Dr. And Mrs. Stahlbaum's Christmas Party. As the theater
darkens, and some of the world's most beautiful music plays, Ms. Byrnes takes the audience on a storybook adventure.
Clara's Godfather presents his magic show of dancing dolls enchanting the children who attend the party. He has
gifts for all, but one touches the young Clara's heart, an ugly Nutcracker. As Clara falls asleep under the beautiful
Christmas tree, the noise of mice wake her. To save Clara, the Nutcracker and his army battle the giant Mouse King.
The Nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, and takes a grown-up Clara through the enchanted forest into the land
of Christmas. "This is the most enchanting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas," says
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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