2014 - 15 Season of Events

Archive of Centenary Stage Company's 2014 - 15 season of events including professional theatre productions, live music and dance events.

Tragedy is Easy

Great Authors Out Loud Series

Sunday, September 7 at 3:00pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

FREE EVENT

 

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso present the short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain. An exploration of the human foibles, comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.

Curtain Up!

w/ Paul Reiser

Saturday, September 13 at 8:00pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Paul Reiser re-emerges on the comedy scene with his quick wit and comedic talent. Voted Number 77 of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time”. As a seasoned entertainer, Reiser continues to add to his ever expanding list of accomplishments: In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed NBC series, “Mad About You,” which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, his successes also include his most recent book, Familyhood, the long awaited follow-up to Babyhood and Couplehood, his first book, which sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list.

Harvey

Professional Theatre Series

October 3 - 19

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Mary Chase

 

Elwood P. Dowd is charming and kind but has only one character flaw: an unwavering friendship with a 6-foot-tall, invisible white rabbit named Harvey. In order to save the family's social reputation, Elwood's sister Veta takes Elwood to the local sanatorium. But when the doctors mistakenly commit his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood-and Harvey-slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. 

Up on the Roof

Kutz Theatre Series

October 23 - 26

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

starring Tony Pace

 

It's been said that if you take Andrea Bocelli, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billy Crystal and put them together you get Tony Pace. His one-man, semi-autobiographical show, dubbed "Up on the Roof," combines musical-comedy, stand-up, and impressions to create a wonderfully entertaining and interactive package that recalls legendary entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Danny Kaye. 

The Amazing Face

Family Fun Series

Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 pm

The Little Theatre

The Amazing Face Show features a special selection of fun and surprising StoryFaces! This innovative performance art brings stories to life on the faces of the audience-exciting and scary tales from around the world and original stories to delight audience members of any age. You will be amazed! 

The Imaginary Invalid

NEXTstage Repertory

Ocotber 30 - November 2

The Little Theatre

by Moliere

 

With a Halloween twist,Argan, a rich man with severe hypochondria, decides to marry his eldest daughter, Angelique, to a young doctor from a family of doctors in order to have them tend on him for free. However, Angelique, is in love with another young man, Cleante. When Angelique refuses, Argan gives her four days to agree or become a nun. Hilarity ensues as Cleante, Toinette the maid and Argan's brother, Beralde, all try to change his mind.

The New Jersey Ballet: Ballet on Broadway

Professional Dance Series

Saturday, November 8 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

From Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to Kiss Me Kate, New Jersey Ballet presents some of the Broadway's most memorable dance sequences, set to the music of Sondheim, Cole Porter, and the duo of Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul. 

The New Jersey Ballet:

Peter & the Wolf/Beauty and the Beast

Professional Dance Series

Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

The power of courage and kindness are at the heart of this delightful double feature. Clever Peter and his friends dance to Prokofiev's famous score. Beauty's gentle ways turn the Beast into a handsome Prince. Featuring original "storyteller" narration. 

Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus

Kutz Theatre Series

November 13 - 16

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

starring Ken Waldman

 

Waldman brings a show that is one-part Appalachian-string band concert, one-part riveting storytelling, one-part poetry reading, and one-part early Christmas gift exchange. Aside from some of the standards Waldman likes to perform, he will change it up each night promising no two performances will be alike. 

Stephen Rea & Sam Shepard

Special Event

Monday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

FREE EVENT.

 

A public discussion with Stephen Rea & Sam Shephard discussing, art, their work, lives and 'A Particle of Dread' currently running on Broadway. 

Merry Wives of Windsor

Great Authors Out Loud Series

Sunday November 23 at 3:00 pm

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

FREE EVENT.

 

Featuring Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. Sir John Falstaff, a knight down on both his luck and cash, hatches a scheme to raise funds. He will seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page in an attempt to get at their husbands money. 

Peter Pan

Family Holiday Spectacular

November 28 - December 14

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

music by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne

lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

 

Join Peter, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. 

Stan Rubin Orchestra

January Music Festival

Saturday, January 10 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Returning to celebrate the life and music of Benny Goodman is the acclaimed Stan Rubin Orchestra. Benny Goodman has become synonymous with swing and jazz orchestra. 

Stanton Davis and the New Orleans Sound

January Music Festival

Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Staton Davis Jr. is an American jazz trumpeter who was born and raised in the rich musical traditions of New Orleans. Listen to the rhythms of Dixieland when the New Orleans Sound comes to town. Stanton has played with the biggest names in jazz and has been heard in the orchestra pits on Broadway. 

Fete Manouche

January Music Festival

Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

The lord and master of Gypsy Jazz, or Jazz Manouche, was the legendary Djano Reinhardt. Clarinetist Dan Levinson discovered Jazz Manouche while living in Paris in the early 1990's and was mesmerized. In 2004 he assembled Fete Manouche and since then has been keeping the Djano legacy alive in the New York area, captivating audiences both young and young at heart. 

Shake It Up Shakespeare

Young Audience Series

Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 am

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Magic, Mystery & Mayhem

 

A Celebration of the Works of William Shakespeare. Take a journey through some of the bard's greatest works and characters in this interactive performance, engaging young audiences and introducing a new way to look at Shakespeare. With scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, including comedy and action-packed sword fights! 

Skullduggery! A Magical Pirate Adventure

Family Fun Series

Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Ahoy, me hearties! Prepare for a high seas adventure with the most amazing crew of scalawags ever to set sail on the Spanish Main. Illusionist John Bundy and Morgan conjure up a treasure chest of incredible illusions. A thrilling theatrical Pirate adventure the whole family will enjoy. Skullduggery will shiver your timbers with a full evening of entertainment. The magic happens right before your Ayes! 

Holes

NEXTstage Repertory

February 6 - 8

The Little Theatre

HOLES depicts the story of fourteen year old Stanley Yelnats’ time spent in Camp Green Lake where every day he is forced dig holes under the hot Texas sun. Adapted from the book, which won the National Book Award and Newbery Medal, HOLES is full of Stanley’s unexpected discoveries; local history, buried treasure, tall tales, and true friendship.

The Ebony Hillbillies

Concert Series

Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

As one of the last African American string bands the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a style that was a key element in the genesis of all the music we cherish as uniquely American. Bringing a fresh urgency to the genre for a 21st Century world the ensemble led by Henrique Prince creates an untamed and joyful vibe that echoes across the generations and transcends all racial and cultural boundaries. 

J Edgar Klezmar:

Songs from my Grandmother's FBI Files

Kutz Theatre Series

February 12 - 15

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

A musical documentary theater adventure by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular. From klezmer to Kodaly to jazz, baroque to boogie-woogie to gospel, from Hazel Scott's cancelled TV show to derelict theories of homosexuality, exploring surveillance files leads in even more directions than the Department of Justice could have foreseen. 

In the Car with Blossom and Len

Professional Theatre Series

February 20 - March 8

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Joni Fritz

 

Family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material, as is the case in this year's Susan Glaspell Award winner. Funny and poignant new play, a basket full of unpaid bills for chemical engineer Lenny Gold's laboratory is discovered by on of his adult daughters, unveiling a lifetime of secrets, a mysterious silent partner, and a few other challenges which must be met by this family. 

Colcannon

Concert Series

Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Joni Fritz

 

Authentic, Joyous Irish Music, traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Their ageless songs and fine musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. 

Moe-tion Dance Theater

Professional Dance Series

Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Moe-tion Dance  Theater is a contemporary modern dance company dedicated to experimenting and creating new forms of expression. It seeks to promote an inclusive vision of the arts through the language of modern dance, painting, sculpture, photography, literature and live music creating productions that expose the community to multiple art forms in one event. 

Nai Ni Chen Dance

Professional Dance Series

Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

A blossom of color, energy and motion, "like endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy,' says the New York Times. The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The company's productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discip 

Claire Porter

Professional Dance Series

Sunday, March 29 at 5:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Porter is an American choreographer / comedienne known for blending comedic monologues with dance movement. "Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed - nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture... Porter is always delightful often wickedly funny." (The Village Voice) 

Futurama

Women Playwrights Series

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Samantha Charlip

 

In this charmingly funny and perceptive play, a 1950's era amusement park in southern Florida claims to see into the future, which has in fact turned out quite differently from the original vision. When the self-help guru Brian Gold brings his "Greatness Weekend" to the park, the young employees April and Otis, who have been adrift in their lives and their jobs, begin to have revelations about their own futures. 

Then Came Each Actor

Professional Theatre Series

April 10 - 26 at 5:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso

 

A celebration of and tribute to the legendary actors and actresses of the great classical stage tradition - Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Julia Marlowe, Edwin Booth, Sarah Bernhardt, Eleanor Duse, Paul Robeson, Morris Carnovsky and Phoebe Brand - whose body of work and lives on and off the stage have inspired Kim and Occhiogrosso for over four decades. 

Clueless

Family Fun Series

Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

After learning a stash of gold is hidden somewhere in the room and that a killer is lurking among them, a familiar cast of characters - including Colonel Ketchup and Mrs. Blueberry - try to outwit each other with the help of the audience in a hilarious race to figure out whodunit. This fun, interactive detective romp will have everyone laughing and wondering who the real murderer is.  

Start Down

Women Playwrights Series

Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Eleanor Burgess

 

Technology and education collide when a San Francisco programmer develops a program which will change the face of teaching, and ultimately threaten his fiance's own job. 

Shake It Up Shakespeare

Young Audience Series

Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 am

The Little Theatre

A Celebration of the Works of William Shakespeare. Take a journey through some of the bard's greatest works and characters in this interactive performance, engaging young audiences and introducing a new way to look at Shakespeare. With scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, including comedy and action-packed sword fights! 

True Love

Women Playwrights Series

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 am

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

by Tracy Thorne

 

Paul and Frankie come from very different worlds - will their past rise up to disrupt their love for each other? A play about the mystery of marriage... and all the family history that comes with it. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

NEXTstage Repertory

April 30 - May 10

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features the fast-paced book by Rachel Sheinkin and a lively and witty score by William Finn. The cast of misfit tweens spell their way through a series of words in hopes to win the ultimate prize of a lifetime, attending the National Bee in Washington, DC. 

Comedy Night

Special Event

Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Special fundraiser for the Mansfield PBA Local 369. This annual fundraiser raises money for scholarships for high school students, teen nights, Special Olympics, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the DARE program and other community needs, including, the food bank and Christmas toy drive for needy families.

This year's annual Comedy night features comedians Bob Gonzo hosting, opener Bob Levy and headliner Mike Marino.

Ray Charles on My Mind

Summer Jamfest

Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Starring Kenny Brawner.

This brand new hybrid concert/theatre work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 12-piece orchestra and 3 sultry vocalists (a la Raelettes) performing this American legend's most popular hits. The songs are interwoven by "Ray" depicting how Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country music influenced his style - and reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home to Georgia.

Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk

Summer Jamfest

Saturday, July 18 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

The second longest network television trumpet player! This high-energy band, (which features sisters too) averages 15 amazing talented cats from the NY area, as well as special players sitting in at any given gig. Along with unique musical arrangements of Rock-Soul-Jazz-Blues Standards and original tunes, front man Al Chez stratospheric trumpet playing and soulful vocals, make for a magical memorable show.

The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Summer Jamfest

Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

The only tribute artist personally selected by Michael Jackson!

As the mirror image of Michael Jackson 'The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience' starring Joby Rogers is both entertaining and electrifying. A high-energy production tribute to the music and dancing of the iconic Michael Jackson.

Nashville Legends

Summer Jamfest

Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

A celebration of some of the great artists who passed through Nashville in the 50's and 60's. It's a high energy evening featuring the Blue Suede Shoes Band as they celebrate the best and brightest of the Nashville sound.

CSN Songs

Special Event

Saturday, August 8 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young!

'CSN songs' is a group of seven seasoned and talented musicians that perform all of your favorite and timeless 'Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young' hits that you have come to love throughout the years.

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