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Black Box Festival - 2013
Nov. 7-24, 2013
Kutz Theater of the Lackland Center

Centenary Stage Company is pleased to bring back our Black Box Festival. It will bring three contrasting events to its 100-seat space.

Synonymous with the innovative theatre movement of the 1960s, the "black-box" space provided a canvas for a variety of different genres, designs and exciting theatrical experimentation. Centenary Stage Company celebrates the best of the movement with its own "Black Box Festival", Nov 1 - 18th, featuring three distinctive productions, highlighting theatricality in sound, lighting, the spoken word, and physical comedy.

The featured artists are:

Nov. 7-10, 2013 Bittersuite:
Songs of More Experience

Bittersuite: Songs of More ExperienceLife's up and downs and highs and lows are often accented by the bittersweet moments in between. When you set those special moments to music, you get a new musical revue. Composer Elliot Weiss and lyricist Mike Champagne (winners of the Eugene O'Neill Award for Musical Theatre) are at it again with a new song cycle, "In this newest version of BITTERSUITE, we have returned to explore the American Middle Class as we age. Have we changed; have we learned; who are we now," said Champagne.
Nov. 14-17, 2013 Miracles and Mindgames
With John B. Born

Miracles and Mindgames With John B. BornBorn has dedicated his life to the performance and advancement of the magical arts. He now travels the world as a full-time entertainer, lecturer, writer, and innovator in the magical arts. He has written two best selling instructional books on magic and mentalism, and is featured on ten instructional DVDs filmed out of Las Vegas and Reno. Here is a chance to witness the close up magic, miracles and mind games of John B. Born in the intimate Kutz Theatre. 
Nov. 21-24, 2013 The Essence -
A Yiddish Theatre Dim Sum

The Essence - A Yiddish Theatre Dim SumSee what happens when you sin with a shiksa! Jam to Soviet Yiddish Rock! Hear Einstein's theory debated by imbeciles!
The Essence is a fast-moving revue for people who couldn't care less about nostalgia, for people who know nothing about Yiddish and couldn't imagine attending a show with Yiddish in it. It's about the most expressive and theatrical language in the world, with scenes, sketches, songs, and oddball diversions that run the gamut from the most beautiful poetry to the most rancid melodrama.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll sing, you'll get nauseous. Nostalgia-free. Guaranteed, or we give you your 85 minutes back.



You can have peace of mind while enjoying world-class entertainment with our barrier-free access available at every Centenary Stage Company performance in the Lackland Center.

The new facility includes ample doorways, convenient curb cuts, ramps, and automatic power doors for easy wheelchair and mobility device accessibility. There is convenient parking on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles with handicapped placards and/or license plates. Accessible restrooms are located on the main lobby level, and there is Elevator service to the upper level of the Lackland Center. CSC offers Wheelchair-accessible and companion seating upon request. Our assistive listening devices allow you to adjust the volume of the performance and enjoy it at your own level. Large print programs are available for all Theater Series performances with a 1-week advance notice.

About Lackland Performing Arts Center

   Lackland Performing Arts Center

One of the most sophisticated performing arts venues in Northwest New Jersey, the David and Carol Lackland Center encompasses a 22,000-square-foot performance space, a new state-of-the-art 500-seat theatre (Sitnik Theater), a black box theater (The Edith Bolte Kutz ’42 Theater), a dance studio, scene shop, a costume shop, green room and dressing rooms. In addition to housing the theatre, the 68K square foot Lackland Center will be a home for a variety of cultural activity, and will include WNTI, the College’s listener-supported NPR Affiliate, and CCTV, Centenary’s Comcast-licensed television studio, and gallery space for visual artists.

Named in honor of Carol Burgess Lackland, A Centenary graduate (Class of 1954), and her husband, David A. Lackland, a Centenary College Trustee, The David and Carol Lackland Center has been designed to enrich student life and bring new cultural opportunities to northwest New Jersey.   ...more (including photos, progress reports, and 'Tour Lackland with Carl')

Lackland Seating
The Edith Bolte Kutz Theater
(Blackbox) Seating

Open Seating as the theatre configuration will
change depending on the event.
Parking [Large Map Link]  [Print Map Link]

Tickets are available for purchase online using our Secure Online Ticketing, by calling (908)979-0900 or in person at the Lackland Center. See full details on our 'How To Order' page.

Subscription Flex Passes:

  Golden Flex Pass (All 24 CSC Events-Includes Betty Buckley) $276.00
  Pick Ten Flex Pass (Any Ten Events-Excludes Betty Buckley) $200.00
  Pick Seven Flex Pass (Any Seven Events-Excludes Betty Buckley) $147.00
  Pick Three (Any Three Events-Excludes Betty Buckley) $ 66.00
  Dance Fest (All Three Events) $ 37.50

Individual Tickets***

Season Concert/Special Events (in advance):

Concerts and Special Events *

  • Betty Buckley    Orchestra $40.00   Balcony $35.00
    Orchestra plus pre-show reception $60.00
    VIP $100.00 (Includes post-show reception with artist) LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE. **
  • All Dance Fest Events    
    Adult $20.00     Sr/Stu $17.50   Child under 12  $10.00
  • January Jazz Fest
    Igor Butman Big Band    Adult $30.00     Sr/Stu $30.00   Child under 12  $20.00
    Lao Tizer    Adult $22.50     Sr/Stu $22.50   Child under 12  $15.00
    Sammy Figueroa    Adult $22.50     Sr/Stu $22.50   Child under 12  $15.00
  • NJ Ballet Events      Adult $25.00     Sr/Stu $25.00   Child under 12  $18.50
  • New Trad Octet    Adult $22.50     Sr/Stu $22.50   Child under 12  $15.00
  • Bishop Townsley      Adult $25.00     Sr/Stu $22.50   Child under 12  $15.00
  • Rio Clemente      $20.00 All Seats
  • LÚNASA     $25.00 All Seats
Season Plays

Theatre Plays *   (Except A Christmas Carol)

  • Matinees/Fridays   Adult $25.00     Sr/Stu $22.50   Child under 12 $17.50
  • Saturday    Adult $27.50     Sr/Stu $25.00   Child under 12 $17.50
  • Thursday (Family Night)    ALL SEATS  $25.00

A Christmas Carol *

  • Matinees/FridaysAdult $27.50     Sr/Stu $25.00   Child under 12  $20.00
  • Saturday         Adult $29.50     Sr/Stu $27.50   Child under 12  $20.00
  • Thursday (Family Night)   ALL SEATS  $27.50
$3.50 Handling Fee on Total Individual Ticket Orders
For details and print order form, please see 'How To Order.'


Young People and Family Events (in advance):

Family Fun Series       
   Adult $20.00      Sr/Stu $20.00      Child under 12  $17.50
   WORKSHOPS***    Adult $18.50      Sr/Stu $18.50      Child under 12  $18.50

Young Audience Series
   Adult $12.50     Sr/Stu $12.50   Child under 12  $10.00

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted into the professional CSC main stage productions. However, they are permitted to CSC’s Young Audience and Family Fun Series productions for age-appropriate performances. Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendation for individual shows.
Limited to 60 people; tickets available only via the Box Office
Limited to 50 people; Contact CSC for Workshop Details
$3.50 Handling Fee on Total Individual Ticket Orders
For details and print order form, please see 'How To Order.'
Note: Senior: age is 65+
Student: anyone who can prove full-time student classification (ID may be required for verification purposes) no matter the institution (whether it's High School or College)

*** NOTE:  Children under the age of 5 are not permitted into the professional CSC main stage productions. However, they are permitted to CSC’s Young Audience and Family Fun Series productions for age-appropriate performances.
Patrons are encouraged to check the age recommendation for individual shows.

Secure Online Tickets/Ordering
The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at Centenary Stage Company is made possible (and affordable) through the generous support of the The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and sponsors, including Premier Sponsors Fulton Bank of New Jersey and Heath Village Retirement Community, as well as Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, Holiday Inn (Budd Lake-Rockaway Area), Bronze Sponsor, Mama's and Café Baci, in Hackettstown and Centenary Stage Company Members and Sponsors.

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