Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows

2017 Spring Festival Of Shows
May 26 through June 4

SPONSORED BY

featuring Tom Sawyer, Company and Nice Work If You Can Get It.


“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, The Star Ledger

The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been called "The most professional kids troupe around!" by the Star Ledger.


Tom Sawyer

Adapted from Mark Twain by Sara Spencer
Music by Barbara Buruham

Saturday, May 27 at 1pm
Sunday, May 28 at 7pm
Saturday, June 3 at 5pm
Sunday, June 4 at 1pm

In this literal adaptation of a legendary tale, all of the major adventures of Tom and his friends are brought to the stage. This version features Tom's story in its entirety—the famous whitewashing, the schoolroom episodes, the graveyard experience, the pirate adventure on Jackson's Island, the return to their own funeral at the village church, the trial of Muff Potter, finding and losing a treasure, getting lost in MacDougall's Cave and the rejoicing of the village at their rescue.

 


Company

Book by George Furth
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Saturday, May 27 at 8pm
Sunday, May 28 at 1pm
Friday, June 2 at 8pm
Saturday, June 3 at 1pm
Sunday, June 4 at 7pm

 

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

 


Nice Work If You Can Get It

Book by Joe DiPietro
Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Inspired by material by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton

Friday, May 26 at 8pm
Saturday, May 27 at 5pm
Sunday, May 28 at 4pm
Saturday, June 3 at 8pm
Sunday, June 4 at 4pm

A hilarious new screwball comedy, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT pokes fun at the Prohibition era in a clash of elegant socialites and boorish bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

 

 


Tickets: Adults $12.50 | Child $10.00


Program Director

YPW has been led by Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins, for 20 years and is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young 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.

For more information about the YPW Festival of Shows or Registration for the YPW Spring Session, contact the Centenary Performing Arts Guild at 908-979-0900 or visit the YPW Program page.

 


Tickets

Tickets for the Young Performers Workshop Spring Festival of Shows are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Performance times vary from August 7th -16th in THE LITTLE THEATER on the campus of Centenary College. Tickets may be purchased online, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m., and 2 hours prior to performance times. 

Schedule by Date


 

Date Day/Time Performance

May 26

Friday 8pm

Nice Work If You Can Get It

May 27

Saturday 1pm
Saturday 5pm
Saturday 8pm

Tom Sawyer
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Company

May 28

Sunday 1pm
Sunday 4pm
Sunday 7pm


Company
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Tom Sawyer

 

June 2

Friday 8pm


Company
 

June 3

Saturday 1pm
Saturday 5pm
Saturday 8pm

Company
Tom Sawyer
Nice Work If You Can Get It

June 4

Sunday 1pm
Sunday 4pm
Sunday 7pm

Tom Sawyer
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Company

 

Schedulue By Show

Tom Sawyer:
                                
Saturday, May 27 at 1PM 
Sunday, May 28 at 7PM 
Saturday, June 3 at 5PM 
Sunday, June 4 at 1PM

Company:

Saturday, May 27 at 8PM 
Sunday, May 28 at 1PM 
Friday, June 2 at 8PM 
Saturday, June 3 at 1PM 
Sunday, June 4 at 7PM

Nice Work If You Can Get It:

Friday, May 26 at 8PM 
Saturday, May 27 at 5PM 
Sunday, May 28 at 4PM 
Saturday, June 3 at 8PM 
Sunday, June 4 at 4PM