Past Events - 2008-2009 Season

A Laughing Matter

Oct. 10 - 26, 2008   

The leading man is unconscious. The crowd is getting restless.

How will the show go on? All will be revealed as Hackettstown becomes site of the first American production of a hit London show, with a veteran cast of actors from the Broadway stage, from Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre, The Goodman theatre, and Shakespeare festivals around the country, when the professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC) presents the national premiere of A Laughing Matter by April DeAngelis, Oct 10-26.

Playwright:   April DeAngelis



Christmas at the Small Empire Music Hall

Nov. 21 – Dec. 7, 2008

From the musical tradition which gave birth to the antics of Charlie Chaplin! Join us for Christmas at the Small Empire Music Hall, as we follow three generations of performers as they navigate the world of the English Music Hall from before World War I to the advent of radio. Like its American sister - Vaudeville - singers, dancers and comedians populated the variety entertainment of the day, where families gathered for a rousing evening of fun and songs including such classics as "I’m ‘enery the 8th I am, ‘enery the 8th I am, I am…."

Playwrights:    Allan Lewis Rickman and Karl Tiedemann  
Directed By:    Allan Lewis Rickman


You May Go Now

Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2009

Another premiere from the
Women Playwrights Series!

"White icing is not yellow, it's white. That's why you only allow only the whites into the bowl", Dottie tells her daughter as she tries to prepare her daughter with all the skills for happiness in Bekah Brunstetter's darkly comic new play You May Go Now: a Marriage Play, which will premiere Feb 20th through March 8 at the Centenary Stage Company ( CSC) in Hackettstown.

Playwright:    Bekah Brunstetter  

Music and Dance Events - 2008-09 Season:

David Burgess  
Sat., Oct. 4, 2008

The New Jersey Ballet   
Nov. 1 and 2, 2008

Samuel James  
Sat., Feb. 7, 2009

Fanfare Consort  
Sat., Apr. 4, 2009