Spring Festival of Shows
Young Performers Workshop
May 24 - June 2
The Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson St.
Grease, The Clown, Once Upon a Mattress and Count to Ten
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 eight and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people.
All performances are run in rep with alternating performance dates and times. Please check performance calendar carefully for specific performance dates and times.
Child (under 12)
YPW Alumni: $5.00 tickets when purchased in person day of the performance.
All ticket sales are final.
Please use the calendars to purchase tickets.
YPW: Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
Registration now open!
All new applicants must complete interview with program director prior to acceptance. Contact CSC Administrative offices to schedule (908) 979 - 0900
Summer Session: July 15 - August 18, 2019
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
The Young Performers Workshop 5 - week Summer Intensive program is a hands on program that utilizies both the classroom and the "production process" to train young theatre artists. Core summer theatre classes include; Acting, Tap, Theatre Dance and Voice/Diction. Elective classes are based upon availability and may include but are not limited to; Directing, Stage Combat, TV Production, Make-Up Design, Radio Production, Technical Theatre among many others. All classes are taught by industry professionals. The "production process" culminates with the Summer Festival of Shows open to the general public. The Festival includes the full scale production of American musical favorites and plays and the one-act play festival. All productions are under the direction and guidance of theatre professionals.
New applicants must schedule an interview BEFORE registering. Please call the CSC box office directly to schedule. (908) 979 - 0900.
Interviews will be held Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2.
Interviews after June 2nd will be held on an individual case by case basis.
Past YPW Productions
Book, Lyrics and Music by Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs
Here is Rydell HIgh's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'".
An eight - year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. GREASE is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Performance Schedule: Grease
Book, Lyrics and Music by C. Robert Jones
The Clown is the story of Mumbles, a shy clown, who falls in love with the beautiful ballerina, Doria. When Dr. Tutto, the jealous circus owner discovers this, he frames Mumbles with the theft of the circus money box, and Mumbles is banished. THE CLOWN is presented through the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Performance Schedule: The Clown
Count to Ten (A Brand New Family Musical)
Book by Michael Blevins, Music by Michael Blevins & David Wollenberger
Additional music by Scott Knipe & Bruce Sacks, Lyrics by Michael Blevins & Beth Clary
A tap-dancing writer's Broadway ambitions are thwarted because his new musical lacks a real love story. Forced to develop his show at a performing arts camp full of spoiled, rich, and in some cases neglected stars of tomorrow, he finds he can no longer tap-dance around his issues and succumbs to the true call of his heart. COUNT TO TEN is a cross-generational, dance-filled, upbeat family musical everyone can "tap" into!
Performance Schedule: Count to Ten
Once Upon a Mattress
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.