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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Centenary Stage Company Announces 2024-2025 Season

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ: Centenary Stage Company (CSC) prepares a full schedule of professional theatrical performances for their 39th season. Productions from the Professional Theatre Series, Fringe Festival, NEXTstage Repertory, Women Playwright’s Series, plus plenty of concert events will make up the company’s 2024-2025 season.

Early access to tickets and seat selection for the entire CSC season is currently open to all returning and new season subscribers and flex pass holders. Season subscriptions and flex passes can be purchased online at CentenaryStageCo.org, by calling the box office at 908-979-0900, or by stopping by the box office in person. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown and two hours before every performance.

Curtain Up! Season Opening Concert

CSC will open the season with the return of “Curtain Up!” featuring “The Great American SOULbook” on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. 

Young Audience Series

CSC’s Young Audience Series company will present an in-house performance of children’s theatre running September 26-29, 2024. The troupe will present “Grace for President,” based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio.

Professional Theatre Series

Centenary Stage Company’s professional theatre series will kick off in October with “The Weir” by Conor McPherson.

CSC’s holiday spectacular, “A Christmas Carol,” will November 29 to December 15, 2024.

“The Receptionist” by Adam Bock continues the Professional Theatre Series, running February 21 to March 9 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

A world premiere rounds out the mainstage Professional Theatre Series. “Wasabia” by Wendy Herlich runs March 28 to April 13 in the Kutz Balckbox Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival features three events in CSC’s Kutz Blackbox theatre this season, beginning with “Dr. Glas” adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from November 7-10, 2024.

Next up in the Fringe Festival is “My Buddy” by Sandy Hackett running from November 14-17.

The last event in the 2024 Fringe Festival is “Courage” by John Pielmeier from November 21-24, 2024.

Women’s Playwrights Series

CSC’s Women’s Playwrights Series 2024/25 season will have a group of readings featuring new works by female playwrights. The series will take place on April 2, April 9 and April 16.

NEXTstage Repertory

NEXTstage Repertory kicks off its portion of the CSC season with “Soul Samurai” by Qui Ngyuen.

Then, the NEXTstage Rep will perform William Shakespeare’s The Tempest from February 6-10.

The final NEXTstage Rep show will be Carrie with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore from April-May 4 and based on the Stephen King novel. ntenarystageco.org for details on rush ticket policies).

Winter Thaw Music Fest and Concert Series

The first concert will take place on January 11, 2025, with Good Co.Good Co.

Next will be Judy Carmichael on January 19, 2024 at 2pm.

Next up on January 27 is Take3: Where Rock Meets Bach.

Closing the Winter Thaw Music Festival is Gangstagrass on February 1. 

The first of CSC’s regular concert series will be the The Bronx Horns on March 22.

Closing out CSC’s Concert Series is Chi-Town Transit Authority.

Dance Events

From December 20-22, New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet will present The Nutcracker on the Sitnik stage.

For more information, specific performance dates or ticket price details please visit centenarystageco.org or call the box office at 908-979-0900.

Early access to tickets and seat selection for the entire CSC season are now open to all returning and new season subscribers and flex pass holders. Season subscriptions and flex passes can be purchased online at CentenaryStageCo.org, by calling the box office or by stopping by the box office in person. Individual ticket sales go live on June 15.