Young Performers Workshop

Musical Theatre Training Program (Ages 8 - 18)

2020 Summer Session now accepting applicants!

All new applicants must complete interview with program director prior to acceptance. Contact CSC Administrative offices to schedule (908) 979  - 0900

Summer Session: July 13 - August 16

Registration Deadline: TBA

Interviews: Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 (by appt.)

Accident waiver form must be completed and submitted to CSC administrative office prior to participation in the program.

Program Overview:

Young Performers Workshop is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young theatre performers between the ages of 8 and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people. Registration is open to any young person regardless of experience. However, prospective students must complete an interview/audition prior to acceptance into the program.

YPW is under the direction of Broadway, film and television veteran Michael Blevins, and students study technique in acting, voice, and dance with a staff of theatre professionals in a five-week summer session. YPW also offers a fall and spring session, conducted each Saturday throughout the academic year, which culminates in a festival of shows performed for regional audiences. The program is held on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Young Perfomers Workshop Sessions:

  • The fall session begins in September, culminating with the "Winter Festival of Shows" in December.

  • The spring session begins in February, culminating with the "Spring Festival of Shows" in May.

  • The summer session is a five-week intensive program beginning in July culminating with the "Summer Festival of Shows" in August

Research studies point to strong relationships between learning in the arts and fundamental cognitive skills and capacities used to master other core subjects, including reading, writing, and mathematics. Studies show that kids grow up participating in the arts score higher on the SAT by an average of 51 points on verbal and 38 points on math!


"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


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​
Sunday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event

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