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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Registration and Interviews Now Open for Centenary Stage Company’s Young Performers Workshop

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is now accepting interviews for the Young Performers Workshop (YPW) summer 2024 musical theatre intensive. The registration deadline for the program is July 12, 2024. In-person interview dates are taking place on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 2024 in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. They are scheduled by appointment between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

CSC’s Young Performers Workshop is seeking new and returning applicants for the 2024 summer Ppogram. The summer session of YPW will run for five weeks starting July 15 and ending August 18. The session will culminate with live a performance opportunity for the students to be performed in August. The show(s) that the YPW students will put together will be chosen based on the number of students and available talents once the program begins.

New students are required to attend an initial interview session with the program director, via phone or Zoom call or on the in-person dates, before registration acceptance, though all students are accepted into the program. The initial interview will cover in detail commitment level, previous training experience, applicant goals and expectations. Parent questions and concerns will also be addressed.

Auditions will follow and are held on the first day to determine vocal and dance skill levels. Students will be placed in the appropriate class level based on audition status and will perform in the Summer Festival of Shows. These auditions and the first day of practice are to be held in Centenary’s Lackland Dance Studio located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown with following days to take place in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street. Contact the CSC’s box office at 908-979-0900 as early as possible to schedule an interview.

The YPW is a musical theatre training program for children 8 to 18 years old and operates under the auspices of the CSC. Dedicated to the enrichment of young lives through the use of theatre arts, the YPW is one of a few youth theatre programs to offer both formal training alongside practical production experience. Career-minded students can prepare for the rigors of a professional career yet students not aiming for a professional career benefit from the program, with its emphasis on discipline, self-worth and development of communication skills. As always, the YPW program has been designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced performers.

Students will be put into groups to attend all the electives as well as rehearsals. Groups are created based on age and experience level, so siblings may not be grouped together. Classes are five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Students’ individual schedules may fluctuate based on electives taken.

Tuition for the four-week program is $795 per student, with a family discount of $695 for a second child with family discounts available for additional children. Children in the program may also elect to purchase a commemorative tee shirt for their session for an additional $15. A $75 non-refundable registration fee applied towards tuition is required. Tuition must be paid by the first class. There is a $30 late fee for registration payment received after the deadline. Additionally, there is a $12 fee to be charged for any returned checks. The CSC return policy states that any refunds requested after the first YPW session has begun will result in a 75% refund and 50% after the second session. The registration fee is non-refundable and there will be no refunds offered after the third session.

For more information or to register, visit centenarystageco.org, email the CSC box office at boxoffice@centenarystageco.org, or call the office at 908-979-0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.