Centenary Stage Company Opens Registration For Fall Youth Programs

The professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC), northwest New Jersey’s premiere regional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University, is now accepting registrations for upcoming fall 2016 educational programs.  Programming this fall includes; the TYRO Acting Program, Young Performers Workshop and the Adult Acting Workshop.

The program meets Wed., from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., from Sept. 7 through Nov. 16, in Centenary’s Little Theater in Hackettstown. The program costs $150 per student and is limited to 10 students.  No refunds.  Registration deadline is Aug. 31.

As part of CSC’s mission to introduce and develop arts in education with the community, the Fall TYRO Acting Program is a theater program designed specifically for young thespians eight to ten years of age.  Students will meet once a week to learn acting techniques through structured theatre activities which focus on expression, confidence building and fun.  The program is led by CSC Education Director Maria Brodeur, an actress and arts educator with experience in children’s theatre. 

Celebrating more than 20 years of critically acclaimed musical theater training for young theater artists, the Young Performers Workshop (YPW) is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theater art and serves as a greenhouse for cultivating young theatre performers, ages eight-18.  Led by program director Michael Blevins, the program is one of the few that offers both formal training and production experience for young people.  Career-minded individuals can prepare for the rigors of a professional career, yet students not aiming for a professional career benefit from the program with its emphasis on discipline, self-worth and development of communication skills. 

The fall session runs Sept. 10 through Dec. 18 meeting on Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with performances scheduled Dec. 9 through 18.  There are a minimum of two productions planned for the fall and students of the fall session will have the opportunity to be cast in CSC’s mainstage family holiday musical, “Mary Poppins.”

No experience is required and all new applicants must complete an interview process with the program director.  Upcoming interviews are scheduled for Sat., Aug. 13 and Sun., Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.  Registration deadline is Sept. 1.  Tuition is $395 per student.  A $75 non-refundable registration fee applied toward tuition is required.  There is a $30 late fee for registration received after the deadline.

For more information regarding Centenary Stage Company’s Fall Youth Educational Programs or to register visit centenarystageco.org; call 908- 979 – 0900. 

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