Dear Subscriber, Theatre Lover, Supporter of the Arts...
It Depends. That phrase has come up over and over in our surveys. That and be flexible. As we approach our 35th season of professional theatre, those two phrases are foremost in our minds. We know that people need and crave the experience of live performance, of being in a gathering place to experience something collectively, not virtually. All these zoom events are nice, but they are no substitute for the real thing. So, we are offering our flexible, it depends season.
First, our season producer and pick three and six flex passes are now going to be good for two years! For the season producer, you can see everything the first year and if you can't make it to all the events, know it will be good for a total of ten events over two seasons. The pick three and pick six can be used anytime between September 1st 2020 and June 30th 2022! Second, we are going to open the entire Sitnik Theatre but have distancing between every two seats. If you have larger family that want to attend an event, we can accommodate you. Just call the box office.
As to the season, you can see for yourself! Musicals like the most apt Toxic Avenger and the classic holiday favorite A Christmas Carol. Comedies like Steve Martin's Meteor Shower and world premieres of the Women Playwrights Production of Turning. Concerts will include everything from CeCe Teneal and her spectacular tribute to Aretha Franklin in Portrait of a Queen, the NYC to Paris hip jazz fusion music of The Blue Dahlia or the swinging piano stylings of Chuchito Valdez offering something for every musical taste. I haven't even mentioned dance or the great fringe shows we are planning as well as NEXTstage Repertory's fabulous season of plays!
Yes, we will be back with a vengeance and we look forward to welcoming you (with appropriate social distancing) as we celebrate our 35th season.
I will see you at the theatre!
Chairmain, Fine Arts, Centenary University
Artistic Director, Centenary Stage Company
(908) 979 - 0900 ext. 6