Centenary Stage Makes Shakespeare Accessible For Young Audiences

The Centenary Stage Company continues its tradition of bringing exciting theater to the youth of Northwest New Jersey and beyond with its Young Audience Series.  On Sat., Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. the Young Audience Series is set to return to the Little Theater on the campus of Centenary University with the works of the most celebrated playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, with “Shake It Up Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem.”

“Shake it Up Shakespeare:  Magic, Mystery & Mayhem” is a piece of theatre magic for grades four and up covering some of his most famous works in an interactive and animated format. Audiences can marvel at the magic of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” explore the mystery of the infamous “Macbeth,” and experience the mayhem of “Romeo and Juliet.” This show simplifies Shakespearean language in a way that all audiences can understand and exhibits exciting performance techniques in stage combat and classic slapstick comedy that were used in Elizabethan times and are still in practice today.

Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The performance is set for Sat., Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in the Little Theater.  This show is recommended for children in grades four and up.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at (908) 979 – 0900.  The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University.  The box office is open Mon. through Fri. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.  Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Like & follow to stay up – to – date with latest news and CSC happenings.

The 2016-17 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, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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