A Chorus Line - YPW - Dec. 2012
|Registration / Interviews
YPW Summer 2013 Theatre Camp
|First Round of Interviews
||Sat., June 8 and Sun.,
June 9, 2013
Interview Appointment Required. Contact the Centenary Stage Company’s administrative office at (908) 979-0900 to register.
We will also be conducting interviews by appointment up to the start of the program. Call for an appointment.
||July 1, 2013
|July 15 to Aug. 18, 2013
Mon. - Fri., 9am-4:30pm
*Students may be invited to participate/audition for the evening production (5:30pm-9:00pm) by the program director
at no additional cost.
||$995 for the first child and
$895 for the second
$15 for T-Shirt, if desired - T-Shirts must be
ordered and paid with
Registration Summer 2013 Form (.pdf 1.47MB)
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader: free download)
See Young Performers
2012 Winter Festival Of Shows
“Take it from me, who’s been regularly attending high school musicals
for more than four decades: I’ve never seen the likes of what the
Centenary Young Performers achieve.”
- Peter Filichia, Drama Critic, The Star Ledger
“It’s really fun when I’m dancing.”
- Christina Stanton, Age 11
“I enjoyed the teachers and the kids. They were all very nice.”
- Casey Stone, Age 14
“A most unique program….the Skylands Northwestern NJ
is fortunate indeed to have this quality, theatrical bonanza in its midst.”
- Skylands Visitor
The first round of interviews for state acclaimed summer youth theatre programs of the Centenary Stage Company
will be held on Saturday, Mar 30 at the Centenary Stage Company (CSC) at the Little Theatre on the campus
of Centenary College.
About the Summer Intensive Program
CSC’s signature training program, the Young Performers Workshop (YPW) , is a professional musical theatre
training program for young people ages 8-18 led by Broadway, film and television veteran Michael Blevins
(Chorus Line, Bring back Birdie, Tap Dance Kid) . The YPW, now in its 21st year, has been hailed by the Star
Ledger as “a state treasure”, and it offers conservatory-style training in music, theatre and
dance, along with special electives such as TV Studio and On-air Radio technique in a 5-week program from
July 15th to August 18th . The YPW summer program culminates in an eagerly awaited 10-day festival of shows,
including three full-length musical productions and The One Act play festival, in which all students perform.
The YPW Summer Program runs Monday-Friday, from 9am-4:30 pm with a special evening project by invitation
of the program director. The cost of the summer program is $995 for the first student and $895 for each additional
The YPW summer programs are part of the educational arm of the Centenary Stage Company, a professional Equity
theatre in residence at Centenary College under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director, Carl Wallnau.
Acting, Tap, Theatre Dance, and Voice/Diction are required. Electives will be offered dependent upon availability and will be determined by program director:
- Box Office
- Choral Singing
- Costume Design
- Monologue Workshop
- Music Theory
- Technique One Acts
- Play Writing
- Radio Production
- Stage Combat
- Stage Management
- Technical Theatre
- TV Production
- Yoga for Dancers
Students learn TV Production and Broadcasting as
a part of the program
The classroom curriculum gives students approximately 15 hours of study in acting, singing and dance each week, while allowing students the flexibility to pursue additional areas of interest. Effective performers must learn to use and embrace their own bodies, voices, and minds. All classes stress this awareness as well as the fundamentals of creative expression.
The Production Process
Students have approximately three to six hours of rehearsal daily depending on whether they are attending full-day sessions or evening session. The rehearsals are under the guidance and direction of theatre professionals, and culminate in full-scale musical productions as well as one-act plays presented to the general public during the Summer Festival of Shows, which takes place the last week of the program.
The YPW is led by Broadway performer, choreographer, film, and television veteran Michael
Blevins. All instructors for the Centenary Young Performers are experienced professionals in the performing arts. The program
is under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company’s Producing Director, Carl
Wallnau and Catherine Rust, General Manager. The CSC is an Equity theatre in
residence at Centenary College, 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
Tommy - Performed by
YPW in Summer 2008
by YPW May 2006
George M! performed
by YPW May 2008
Registration and Selection Procedures
While no prior experience is required, students must complete and interview with program director Michael Blevins before entrance
into the program.
To arrange for arrange an interview for the summer 2013 Young Performers Workshop program, call the administrative
offices at (908)979-0900.
For more information
To learn more about the programs for the professional Centenary Stage Company, visit more pages on our CSC