Summer Festival Of Shows 2013
Aug. 9-18, 2013
The Centenary Theatre (aka 'The Little Theatre')
Young Performers Workshop To Launch
Musicals galore fill the schedule of the annual Summer Festival of Shows August 10-19th at the Centenary Young Performers Workshop with a cast of talented young thespians from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties [see below]. The Centenary YPW has been hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger. The festival will feature A Year with Frog and Toad, Carrie The Musical Pal Joey, Welcome to the Monkey House, One Act Playhouse and The One Acts Playhouse. Performances will be held in Little Theatre on the campus of Centenary College at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ. The YPW is led and directed by Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins.
A Year with Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons
along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part
vaudeville, make believe, all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering
Carrie The Musical (Not recommended for children under
the age of 14)
Contains graphic images and language that may be inappropriate for young audience members. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to
everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered
she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it…
Joey is an opportunistic cad, but he always seems to land on his feet. He elbows his way into a job at a seedy Chicago nightclub and is soon juggling the affections of a naive chorus girl and a wealthy society dame who just happens to be married.
Welcome to the Monkey House
A young man searches for companionship and identity through participation in amateur theatricals, appropriately entitled Who Am I This Time? An edged satire of the future concludes the first act. The Time's literary critic describes Vonnegut as "...a zany but moral mad scientist at the controls of a literary time machine. He is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer. Though Vonnegut is knocking a misplaced sense of values by showing the horrifying results, he's doing it with an irreverent chuckle."
One Act Playhouse
Young Performers Workshop Program
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