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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop Spring Session registration is now open

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Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, the Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop Spring Session registration is now open to new and returning applicants. This 15-week intensive program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced 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.

godspell The program includes the production of musicals and one-act plays. Led by theatre, TV and film veteran Michael Blevins, the spring session will run from February 13 through June 5 and culminates in a Festival of Shows from May 27 through June 5. Registration deadline for all applicants is February 26, 2015.

While no prior experience is required to participate, all new applicants must complete an interview session with program director, Michael Blevins, prior to acceptance into the program. New applicant interviews will be held on Saturday December 19 and Sunday December 20.

To schedule an appointment contact the CSC Administrative Offices at (908) 979-0900. Tuition for the 15 week intensive is $395. A $75 non-refundable registration fee applied towards tuition is required. There is a $30 late fee for registration received after the registration deadline. A full description of the Centenary YPW program may be viewed online at www.centenarystageco.org.

1007LacklandBldg - Copy The Centenary Young Performers Workshop (YPW) is under the auspices of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit Equity Theatre Company in residence at Centenary College located in Hackettstown, NJ. The Centenary YPW is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre art and serves as a greenhouse for cultivating young theatre performers, ages 8—18.

cats 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 2015-16 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 Regional 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.

Photos courtesy of CSC/Bob Eberle

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