Young Audience Series (YAS)

A program of the Centenary University Theatre Department produced by Centenary Stage Company

The Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series (YAS) is part of the professional Centenary Stage Company's mission to serve the region's youth with dynamic performances and workshops throughout the year. Several times a year, the Young Audience Series offers stage adaptations of beloved classic children's literature at the Centenary Little Theater located in the Seay building  at 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on the campus of Centenary University. In addition to "in-house" performances the Young Audience Series offers a selection of productions available for touring. Bring the fun right to you!


Call the Centenary Stage Company box office directly at 908-979-0900 to book your school group!

In house YAS productions

All performances are held in the Little Theatre

2019-20 In-house Production Schedule

(Click production titles to purchase tickets)

Saturday, November 2 at 11 am

The Little Theatre


The Little Theatre


The Little Theatre

In addition to the touring program Centenary Stage Company's Young Audience Series offers a selection of performances on-site in our Little Theatre space at 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ throughout the year. These performances are typically scheduled upon request of a larger school group, however, pending availability will be opened to the general public.

YAS productions

Exact productions may vary based upon availability. Call the CSC box office at (908) 979 - 0900 for a complete list of productions available for tours.

School House Rock Live Jr.

Appropriate for Grades K - 4

Originally adapted and produced for the stage by Theatre BAM. From the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.

Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall

Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

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

A Year with Frog and Toad

Appropriate for Grades K - 4

Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure.

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun filled seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive exuberant and enchanting musical for the whole family.

Miss Nelson is Missing!

Appropriate for Grades K - 4

Book by Mike Artell

Adapted by Joan Cushing

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson... and they'll do anything to get her back!

Shake it Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery and Mayhem

A Celebration of the Works of William Shakespeare

Appropriate for Middle and High School

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!

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Appropriate for Grades K - 4

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point! Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no-nonsense substitute, Coach Viola Swamp, to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving game. Do the Smedley Tornadoes dare lose again?


Lackland Performing Arts Center

715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tel: 908-979-0900 / Fax: 908-979-4297

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Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event​
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