(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- This holiday season, Centenary Stage Company presents Disney's The Little Mermaid. The production is entering its final week of performances, but performances will continue to run until December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ. Follow the journey of Ariel, a young mermaid with an unquenchable thirst for exploration and her quest to find true love, and where she truly belongs; in the sea she's always known or the mysterious land of the world above.
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's stories and the Disney animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a love story appropriate for all ages. The production features music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a book by Doug Wright. The production features all of the songs from the Disney film and more, including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, and “Part of Your World” all performed by a cast made up of industry professionals, Centenary University Students, and local actors from the community.
There are 5 more public performances left of the run, and specific performance dates are at the end of this article. Thursday night performances also feature “Family Night” where Centenary Stage Company offers “Buy one, Get one free” tickets available at the box office in person beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday.
The production serves as CSC’s “Holiday Spectacular”; a family-friendly show fit for sharing with the whole family during the Holiday season (Please note that CSC productions do still have an age requirement of 5 or older).
Remaining performances take place Wednesday December 6 at 2:00pm; Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm; Friday, December 8 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm; and Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm. Tickets range from $25.00 - $30.00 for adults with discounts available for seniors, students, and children under 12 for select performances and Thursday evening performances.
For more information, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements. Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's The Little Mermaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
The 2023-24 Season of Performing Arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor the House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors, Heath Village, Visions Federal Credit Union, Explore Warren, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.
Photos by Trevor Callahan & Christopher Young