Centenary Stage Company’s critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop is now accepting new and returning applicants ages 8 – 18 for the 2019 Spring Session. The session runs from February 16 through June 2 and culminates with the annual YPW Spring Festival of Shows. Tuition for the 15 week spring session is $395 and the registration deadline is February 4. No experience is necessary; however, all new applicants must complete an interview with the program director prior to acceptance. Interviews for the spring session will be held on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 at 11am. Interested applicants must call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900 to schedule an interview.
The Young Performers Workshop is a musical theatre training program under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company. The program is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre art and is one of the few that offers both formal training and production experience for young people. The 15 week spring session has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advance performers interested in working in the theatre. The hands on program utilizes both the classroom and the “production process” to train young people in the theatre arts. The program includes the production of at minimum two major musicals. Once registered, students are guaranteed a part in the productions. Classes meet Saturdays by section between the hours of 10AM – 6PM. Students will rehearse productions while also studying voice, dance, and acting.
The program is under the direction of Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins. An alumni of the University of North Carolina and NY University, Blevins has appeared in several Broadway productions including Bring Back Birdie, Little me, and The Tap Dance Kid in which he originated the role of Winslow Alexander. He has appeared on the Tony Awards Show as well as in many feature films and television commercials and is widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the film A Chorus Line. He has worked with many noted directors, including Danny Daniels, Bob Fosse, Woody Allen, Vivian Matalon, Joe Layton, Lynn Taylor Corbett among many others.
For more information or to register visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ and is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.
The 2018-2019 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, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.