There will be non-stop activities at the David and Carol Lackland Center this month, as the Centenary Stage Company (CSC) launches in earnest into the exciting 2010-11 season in Hackettstown.
The theatre season opens with Moss Hart’s delightful comedy, “Light up the Sky”, performing Sept 30 – Oct 16th in the larger Sitnik theatre of the Lackland Center. Tickets range from $20-25 with discounts for seniors and students, and a special “Family Night” two-for-one ticket- price on Thursday evenings, available at the door on the night of performance. A special Open Captioned performance (for patrons with hearing disabilities) of “Light up the Sky” will be offered on Sunday, Oct 9.
The CSC Young Audience Series performance for October will be “A Year with Frog and Toad – the Musical”, on October 15 at 11 am in the Little Theatre on Jefferson Street, in the main Seay administration building of the campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 12.
The celebrated Boston chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, will perform a classical program on Oct 22 at 8 PM in the Sitnik Theatre. The orchestra is agroundbreaking, self-conducted string orchestra rapidly ascending to critical acclaim as a new generation of classical ensembles. Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students.
The beloved New Jersey Ballet returns to the Sitnik theatre of the Centenary Stage on Oct 29th at 8 PM, bringing ballet with a Latin Beat, a fresh new celebration of Latino culture with works representing Cuba, Brazil and Mexico. The evening will feature Suite Huasteca, a contemporary celebration of thegolden age of Spanish Baroque by New York-based choreographer David Fernandez, with music by celebrated Mexican composer/musician Jesus Echevarria. The vivid sun-drenched colors of Mexico come through in the projected art backdrops by contemporary Mexican artist Gabriela Rosado Rivera. Suite Huasteca was developed with the support of the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York and the office of the Consul General of Mexico. Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students.
“Not since Heifetz has anyone played Gershwin soloswith this much panache,” raves the American Record Guide about pianist Hyperon Knight, who will perform in the in the Kutz Theatre of Lackland as part of the Jazz in the Box Series. Known as a virtuoso musician , Knight is a self-proclaimed “Gershwin Enthusiast” and master of piano transcriptions in the tradition of Liszt & Horowitz . Tickets for Hyperion Knight are $17.50 in advance and $22.50 on the day of performance.
For tickets and information, contact the CSC Box office at 908-979-0900 or visit online, where tickets may also be purchased, at www.centenarystageco.org.
The 2011-12 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and CSC sponsors and members, including Skylands Community Bank, Heath Village Retirement Community, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, and Mama’s and Café Baci. ##