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Friday, October 14, 2016

Ballets 'Don Quixote' and 'Pinocchio' at Centenary Stage Company



Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet for 2016 – 17 to the Sitnik stage for two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance. On Saturday, November 5 at 8pm The New Jersey Ballet presents Don Quixote. Then on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm The New Jersey Ballet returns with Pinocchio. Both performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center.

New Jersey Ballet premiered Don Quixote in 2011, and within the month, it had made it to the Star-Ledger’s prestigious Top Ten dance events of the year. Don Quixote (photo above) is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

The classic adventure of Pinocchio gets a thrilling new twist from The New Jersey Ballet. A charming ballet about the wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. Pinocchio’s adventures and his unfortunate habit of not always telling the truth get him in trouble with some nasty characters including a band of Ruffians and a giant Whale. Thanks to the Blue Fairy, everything works out in the end. Pinocchio saves his father and the little puppet realizes his wish to become a real boy. Pinocchio is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease. Perfect for the whole family.

Tickets for Don Quixote on Saturday, November 5 at 8pm are $25.00 for adults and $18.50 for children under 12 in advance. Tickets for Pinocchio on Sunday, November 6 at 2pm are $20.00 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 in advance. Ticket orders increase $5.00 day of performance. All ticket sales are final.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Center on the campus of Centenary University; 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown and is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm and two hours prior to every performance. 

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