Young Performers Workshop: Festival of Shows

2016 Winter Festival Of Shows
December 10 - 18

SPONSORED BY

featuring A Chorus Line, The Boy Friend and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.


“Take it from me, who’s been regularly attending high school musicals for more than four decades: I’ve never seen the likes of what the Centenary Young Performers achieve.”
- Peter Filichia, Drama Critic, The Star Ledger

The Young Performers Workshop (YPW) has been called "The most professional kids troupe around!" by the Star Ledger.


A Chorus Line

Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante.
Music by Marvin Hamlisch.
Lyrics by Edward Kleban.

Sunday, December 11 at 7pm
Friday, December 16 at 8pm
Saturday, December 17 at 2pm
Sunday, December 18 at 7pm

A Chorus Line examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the "chorus line" of a Broadway musical.  From Cassie, the star who just needs the "music and the mirror and the chance to dance", to Val, a small-town girl with a brand-new big-town body, to Mike, who took his sister's place in dance class, saying "I can do that".  Based on real Broadway dancers' stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest.


The Boy Friend

Book, Music and Lyrics by Sandy Wilson.

Saturday, December 10 at 5pm
Saturday, December 17 at 8pm
Sunday, December 18 at 4pm

The Jazz Age lives on in Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, a light romantic spoof of the 1920s musical comedy.  Written in the fifties as "a new musical of the twenties," this is still considered the most succesful and witty of the send-up musicals.  The Boy Friend is an essential Golden Age musical.  Filled to the brim with tongue-in-cheek moments that both parents and grandparents wil love.

 


You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Based on the Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz.


Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner.

Sunday, December 11 at 5pm
Saturday, December 17 at 5pm
Sunday, December 18 at 1pm

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  The whole gang is here:  bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket - toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and "blockhead", himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form.  Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine's Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair.  You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.


Family Holiday Musical:  Mary Poppins

 

 

For information regarding Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Musical, Mary Poppins please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tickets: Adults $12.50 | Child $10.00


Program Director

YPW has been led by Broadway, film and television veteran, Michael Blevins, for 20 years and is dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through experience in the theatre arts, and serves as a venue for cultivating young performers between the ages of 8 and 18. The program is one of only a handful in the nation that offers both formal training and production experience for young people.

For more information about the YPW Festival of Shows or Registration for the YPW Spring Session, contact the Centenary Performing Arts Guild at 908-979-0900 or visit the YPW Program page.

 


Tickets

Tickets for the Young Performers Workshop Summer Festival of Shows are $12.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Performance times vary from August 7th -16th in THE LITTLE THEATER on the campus of Centenary College. Tickets may be purchased online, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m., and 2 hours prior to performance times. 

Schedule by Date


 

Date Day/Time Performance

Dec. 10

Saturday 5pm

The Boy Friend

Dec. 11

Sunday 5pm
Sunday 7pm

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
A Chorus Line

Dec. 16

Friday 8pm


A Chorus Line
 

Dec. 17

Saturday 2pm
Saturday 5pm
Saturday 8pm

A Chorus Line
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Boy Friend

Dec. 18

Sunday 1pm
Sunday 4pm
Sunday 7pm

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
The Boy Friend
A Chorus Line

 

   

 

Schedulue By Show

A Chorus Line: 
Sunday, December 11 at 7pm
Friday, December 16 at 8pm
Saturday, December 17 at 2pm
Sunday, December 18 at 7pm  
                                    
 

The Boy Friend:
Saturday, December 10 at 5pm
Saturday, December 17 at 8pm
Sunday, December 18 at 4pm

 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown:
Sunday, December 11 at 5pm
Saturday, December 17 at 5pm
Sunday, December 18 at 1pm

Mary Poppins:
Click here for performance schedule.