2019 - 20 Season of Events

Archive of Centenary Stage Company's 2019 - 20 season of events including professional theatre productions, live music and dance events.

Curtain Up!

w/ Darlene Love
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook, is North America's premier musical tribute to Carole King. Suzanne O. Davis recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. You will be transported back to the iconic image of her record breaking, multi-million selling album of 1971. 

The Ghost Train

Professional Theatre Series

October 4 - 20

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays

Elizabethan England comes alive with the versatility and dramatic flair in love songs, comic antics, madness and tragedy in the music Shakespeare's audience would have heard. Selections are performed on renaissance instruments and include music from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Henry V, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and other plays.


The Things They Carried

CSC Fringe Festival

October 24 - 27

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

By Moliere

Adapted by Freyda Thomas


Philamente and her daughter Armande are rabid supporters of the new intellectual movement among women. In her overzealousness, Philamente plays marriage matchmaker for her sweet younger daughter Henrietta. Add to this a meek husband, a loony if lovable sister, a practical sister-in-law and a couple of mouthy-servants and you have the makings of a sprightly theatre event! 

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook Show

CSC Fringe Festival

November 7 - 10

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

"Its The Rat Pack with tap shoes... New York's best variety show!"


Direct from New York City, Song & Dance Men features famous tunes by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and the dance styling of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and many more! 

Kvetches of 1932

CSC Fringe Festival

November 14 - 17

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Over 100 years ago the murder of a kitchen worker rocketed the town of Hackettstown to national prominence. Many say her ghost haunts the campus of Centenary University to this day. These presentations are offered as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Centenary University in Hackettstown.

The presentation features a historical walk tracing the steps of Tilly's final hours and a staged reading of Tillie Smith the play.

Beauty and the Beast
Family Holiday Spectacular

November 29 - December 15

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to Unpack Your Adjectives and do The Circulations!

The Sunshine Boys
Professional Theatre Series

February 14 - March 1, 2020

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet.

Rodney Marsalis
Philadelphia Big Brass

January THAW Music Festival

Saturday, January 11, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Family Event!

The classic fairy tale comes to life with lavish sets and costumes, performed with New Jersey Ballet's original "storyteller" narration so little children can follow along. Cinderella is rich, colorful entertainment with a moral for children of all ages.

The Bossa Nova Wave
featuring Diego Figueiredo & Ken Peplowski

January THAW Music Festival

Sunday, January 19, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Randy Noojin resurrects the prolific icon, Pete Seeger, America's beloved folksinger/activist - singing Seeger's greatest songs, vocalizing a brilliant script, and projecting mesmerizing visuals to tell of his personal struggles for free speech.

Sam Reider
and the Human Hands

January THAW Music Festival

Saturday, January 25, 2019

Kutz Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Award winning, sold out performances, and 5 stars from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Theatrical couch-surfing troubadour, Gideon has hopped from one town to the next on bike, roller blades, and automobiles, performing and sleeping in 504 homes of perfect strangers. Now, with his banjo Rossana under his arms Gideon invites you into his own living room on the stage. The instruments are eclectic, the stories astonishing and the spell he casts transports you out of this world. "Eccentric and exhilarating. The best possible combination" (Stephen Sondheim)

ACT III: A Musical Journey

Concert Series

Sunday, March 8 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman, Book by Harvey Fierstein

The 2012 Tony-award winning musical. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! 

All American Program
The New Jersey Ballet

Professional Dance Series

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Freda Payne scored a No. 1 hit with her 1970 pop anthem, Band of Gold. Over the course of the last four decades, Payne has toured the world in concerts, theater performances and one-woman shows.

Hansel & Gretel
The New Jersey Ballet

Professional Dance Series

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

Speical Fundraiser for the Hackettstown Rotary Club

Opening with guest comedian Rodney Laney. One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, Larry Miller has appeared in over 100 film and television shows, made dozens of appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and Real Time, has starred in his own HBO comedy specials and on Broadway.

Moe-tion Dance Theater

Professional Dance Series

Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 pm

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

A Jazz Tribute to the Three Louis

Vocalist-saxophonist, Danny Bacher swings the praises of the three Louis... Armstrong, Prima & Jordan in an unforgettable performance.


Special Encore Presentation

October 25 - 27, 2019

Fellowship Cultural Arts Center : Basking Ridge, NJ

"The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass" says the Chicago Tribune. In Brazil, Matuto is slang for Country Boy, but these urbanized virtuosos have headlined renowned Bluegrass, Jazz and World Music Festivals across North America, as well as recent collaborations with Carnegie Hall.

The Nutcracker

The New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet

December 20 - 22, 2019

Sitnik Theatre : Lackland Performing Arts Center

A trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity, Sleepy Man launched to national visibility with their appearance on TEDtalks Music in 2012. A special benefit concert to support Centenary University's Innovation Initiative.

Cyclone Slam
Centenary University Special Event

November 23, 2019

Reeves Gymnasium : Centenary University

by George Orwell
Adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

The Cool Kids Musical

Young Audience Series / NEXTstage Rep.

September 26 - 30, 2019

The Little Theatre

"You've got to hear this band!" (Fresh Air, Terry Gross)

Soared to top 10 on the Billboard Charts this month! Taking its name from the Gullah phrase for "work it" or "get down" Ranky Tanky infuses the music of the Georgia/South Carolina sea island with jazz, gospel, and R&B - and the result is irresistible.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

NEXTstage Repertory

October 31 - November 4

The Little Theatre

by Yasmina Reza

translated by Christopher Hampton

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, ART focuses on the meaning of art, as well as, the meaning of friendship, to both the man who brought the painting and the two friends who come to see it. "Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'" (Independent, London)


NEXTstage Repertory

February 6 -10, 2020

Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum

by Darrah Cloud

From the backyards of Newark to Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, the women of the first US Women's Gymnastics Team were scrappy, they were fearless, and they were dedicated to something so much larger than themselves.


Lackland Performing Arts Center

715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

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