CSC Young Performers Bring More Holiday Fun to Hackettstown
Grease The Wiz Christmas
is Cominí Uptown
Every winter, a hard-working group of young performers take the Little Theatre by storm with their festival filled
with music and dancing. This year will be no different when Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performer’s
Workshop presents the Winter Festival of Shows December 15th-22nd. This season’s musical theatre extravaganza
will feature Grease, The Wiz, and Christmas is Comin’ Uptown with all performances in the Little Theater on the
Campus of Centenary College. YPW has been called "The most professional kids troupe around!" by the Star
|Dec. 19 Message:
|The performance of THE WIZ for Dec. 15 / 7:30 pm was rescheduled due to the
weather to Thurs., Dec. 19 / 7:30 pm.
| Stay warm and safe!
Call with questions at 908-979-0900.
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Among the world's most popular musicals, Grease is the word at Centenary Stage. Rydell High's senior
class of hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping "Pink Ladies" in bobby
sox and pedal pushers, evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny
Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest
of the gang sings and dances its way through the soundtrack of a generation with book, music and lyrics by
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Performance dates are Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 pm; Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 pm.
Grease Spring 2009 YPW Producton Photo
Book by William F. Brown
Music by Charlie Smalls, Timothy Graphenreed and Harold Wheeler, Luther Vandross
Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, Zachary Walzer, Luther Vandeross
Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Wiz makes its way to Hackettstown. In this adaptation
of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures
in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. Audiences will have the
chance to dance along and move on down the road with their favorite storybook characters, with book written
by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls.
Performance dates are Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 4 pm.
Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
Book by Peter Udell and Philip Rose
Music by Garry Sherman
Lyrics by Peter Udell
Christmas is Comin’ Uptown includes all those Dickensian characters everyone knows and loves
dancing, jiving and swinging to a Harlem beat. Scrooge is a slumlord about to make everyone’s Christmas
a miserable time when his late partner and the infamous ghosts take him on their rounds. Culminating in a
rousing gospel number, this version has music by Garry Sherman, lyrics by Peter Udell, and book by Philip
Rose and Peter Udell.
Performance dates are Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 pm; Saturday, Dec 21 at 4 pm; and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 pm.
A Christmas Carol
Book by Alan Menken
Music by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.
Some of the YPW performers are also appearing in CSC's professional presentation of "A Christmas Carol-The
Musical". See A Christmas Carol for
YPW has been led by Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins,
for 20 years and is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for
cultivating young performers between the ages of 8 and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both
formal training and production experience for young people.
For more information about the YPW Festival of Shows or Registration for the YPW Spring Session, contact the Centenary
Performing Arts Guild at 908-979-0900 or visit the YPW Program page.
Tickets for the Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under
12. Performance times vary from December 13th-22nd at The Little Theater on the campus of Centenary College. Tickets
may be purchased online at www.centenarystageco.org, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave
in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m., and 2 hours prior
to performance times. CSC also operates a second Box Office during the season at 217 Main Street in Hackettstown open
Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 14
2:00pm Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
Thurs., Dec. 19 (rescheduled fr Dec. 15)
7:30 pm The Wiz
Fri. Dec. 20
Sat. Dec. 21
4:00pm Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
8:00pm The Wiz
Sun. Dec. 22
1:00pm Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
4:00pm The Wiz
7:30 pm Grease
Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 pm
Thurs, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm
(rescheduled fr Dec. 15)
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 4 pm
Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 pm
Saturday, Dec 21 at 4 pm
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 pm
Return to YPW Event Page
Spring Festival of Shows Interviews
|YPW Spring 2014 Session
||Sat., Dec. 21 and
Sun., Dec. 22
||The Centenary Theater Lobby
(aka The Little Theater)
400 Jefferson Street
||Call 908 979-0900 for appointment
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Brochure / Registration Form (.pdf)
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader: free download)
This brochure serves as a Print Copy of the information shown on this page, as well as the registration form.
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