Spring Festival of Shows

Young Performers Workshop

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Little Theatre

Presenting:

Sweet Charity, Cinderella, The Spelling Bee & Cabaret

 

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.

Ticket Prices
Adult
Child (under 12)
YPW Alumni
$12.50
$10.00
$5.00

Use performance schedule below to purchase tickets.

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
DATE
DAY / TIME
PERFORMANCE
MAY 22
FRI. 8pm
Sweet Charity
MAY 23
SAT. 2pm
SAT. 5pm
SAT. 8pm
Cinderella
The Spelling Bee
Cabaret
MAY 24
SUN. 1pm
SUN. 4pm
SUN. 7pm
The Spelling Bee
Sweet Charity
Cinderella
MAY 29
*FRI. 10am
Cinderella
*Special School Matinee call to reserve your group.
FRI. 8pm
Cabaret
MAY 30
SAT. 2pm
SAT. 5pm
SAT. 8pm
Cabaret
The Spelling Bee
Sweet Charity
MAY 31
SUN. 1pm
SUN. 4pm
SUN. 7pm
Sweet Charity
Cinderella
Cabaret
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon

Music by Cy Coleman

Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Based on an original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano

Hapless but unflappable Charity Hope Valentine desperately seeks love in New York City in the 1960s. In this exuberant, groovy, hilarious musical comedy, Charity tries again and again to find her dream and make something of herself.

Inspired by Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, May 22 @ 8:00 PM / Sunday, May 24 @ 4:00 PM / Saturday, May 30 @ 8:00 PM / Sunday, May 31 @ 1:00 PM

The Spelling Bee

by C. Robert Jones

Once again, Mumbles, the shy clown from The Clown becomes a hero... this time at a spelling bee.

When Paul and Cassandra learn their farm might be repossessed after flood damage has ruined their father's crops, the two children set off by night on the twenty-mile walk to Clifton so Paul can enter the annual spelling bee.  The prize is $100, just enough to stave off the bank long enough to give their father another chance.

After many rounds, Paul and a girl named Katharine Devereaux are the only two contestants left standing.

Katherine just happens to be the daughter of the president of the bank that holds the mortgage on the farm.  Paul stumbles over the word "exaggerate," and loses the bee.  Mumbles makes sure that Katharine's father learns of Paul's valiant attempt to save the farm.  Impressed by Paul's sense of responsibility, Philip Devereaux grants an extension, and the story ends happily.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday, May 23 @ 5:00 PM / Sunday, May 24 @ 1:00 PM / Saturday, May 30 at 5:00 PM

Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.

In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally's boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday, May 23 @ 8:00 PM / Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM / Saturday, May 30 @ 2:00 PM / Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 PM

Cinderella

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

The timeless enchantment of the magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance.

Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium.

It's recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday, May 23 @ 2:00 PM / Sunday, May 24 @ 7:00 PM / *Friday, May 29 @ 10:00 AM / Sunday, May 31 @ 4:00 PM   *SPECIAL SCHOOL MATINEE CALL (908) 979 - 0900.

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CONTACT US

Lackland Performing Arts Center

715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tel: 908-979-0900 / Fax: 908-979-4297

Email: boxoffice@centenarystageco.org / info@centenarystageco.org

BOX OFFICE HOURS

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