(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop will present their Spring Festival of Shows from May 27 through June 5. This season will feature performances of The Robber Bridegroom and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Performances will take place in Centenary Stage Company’s Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
Tickets for these performances are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Registration for the Young Performers Workshop 2022 Summer Session are also open. For more information, or to schedule your interview, call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 or visit Centenary Stage Company on-line at centenarystageco.org
From Pulitzer Prize winning author of Driving Miss Daisy!, Alfred Uhry, and a score by Robert Waldman, The Robber Bridegroom is set in eighteenth-century Mississippi and follows Jamie Lockhart, a robber of the woods, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry, however, thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Performances of The Robber Bridegroom will be Friday, May 27 at 8:00pm; Saturday, May 28 at 2:00pm; Sunday, May 29 at 7:00pm; Saturday, June 4 at 8:00pm; and Sunday, June 5 at 2:00pm.
Focusing on eight children during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950s, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? captures the antics of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence. Performances of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? will be Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm; Sunday, May 29 at 2:00pm; Friday, June 3 at 8:00pm; Saturday, June 4 at 2:00pm; and Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm.
Tickets for both shows are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more information about these shows, or about the Young Performers Workshop, visit the Centenary Stage Company website at centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979-0900.
Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop is directed by Broadway, movie, and television alumnus Michael Blevins. Some of Blevins’ previous credits include director and choreographer of the National Tours of Babes in Toyland, Aladdin, and Tom Sawyer, and most recently he directed and choreographed the NYC revival of Seesaw. Blevins also directed and choreographed his original musical Count to Ten at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has worked with many Tony and Academy Award winning directors and choreographers including Sir Richard Attenborough, Woody Allen, and Bob Fosse. Michael Blevins has performed with many professionals including Michael Douglas, Victor Garber, Brooke Shields, Beth Leavel, and Robert Downey Jr. He has appeared in several Broadway productions including Bring Back Birdie, Neil Simon’s Little Me, and Tony winning Tap Dance Kid in which he created the role “Winslow”. He is most widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the movie A Chorus Line. Most recently, Blevins joined artists around the world to celebrate one of America’s greatest art forms and performed selections from Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ at City Center in the Career Transition for Dancer’s Benefit Gala.
The Young Performers Workshop is a 15-week intensive musical theatre program designed to teach kids ages 8 to 18. This is a hands-on program designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced performers interested in working in theatre. Throughout the fall session, students have opportunities to learn about multiple facets of theatre arts from acting to singing to dancing. Each session concludes with a weekend Festival of Shows.
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The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 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, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, Visions Federal Credit Union, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.