Sunday, April 14, 2024

Centenary Stage Company Young Performers Workshop Accepting Applicants for Spring Session 

PRESS RELEASE: HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is now accepting applications for the Young Performers Workshop 2024 spring session, running February 24 through June 2 and the deadline to apply is February 23. All new applicants must schedule an interview before registering. Interviews may take place in person (date at CSC TBD), over Zoom or via phone call. For more information, or to schedule your interview, call the CSC box office at (908) 979-0900 or visit CSC online at centenarystageco.org.

The Young Performers Workshop is a 15-week theatre training program for performers ages 8-18. This is a hands-on program designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers interested in working in theatre. Throughout the session, students have the opportunity to learn about multiple facets of theatre arts from acting, singing and dancing to stage management, props and costuming. Each session concludes with a weekend Festival of Shows. New applicants must complete an interview with the director of the program, Michael Blevins, before registering. The price for the first student is $425, a second student is $395 and a third student is $300. 

CSC’s Young Performers Workshop is directed by Broadway, movie and television alumnus Michael Blevins whose previous credits include director and choreographer of the National Tours of “Babes in Toyland”, “Aladdin” and Tom Sawyer, and most recently he directed and choreographed the New York City revival of “Seesaw.” He has worked with many Tony and Academy Award winning directors and choreographers including Sir Richard Attenborough, Woody Allen and Bob Fosse. Michael Blevins has performed with many professionals including Michael Douglas, Victor Garber, Brooke Shields, Beth Leavel and Robert Downey, Jr. He has appeared in several Broadway productions including “Bring Back Birdie,” Neil Simon’s “Little Me” and Tony winning “Tap Dance Kid” in which he created the role “Winslow.” He is most widely known for his portrayal of Mark in the movie “A Chorus Line.”