Past Events - 2012-2013 Season

The Mousetrap

Oct. 5-21, 2012
Play by Agatha Christie

Join us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the greatest "who-done-it" ever written, Agatha Christie's famed THE MOUSETRAP… It's a cold, wintry night in a lonely boarding house. Somewhere, a murderer is on the prowl…. More than 10 million people have seen the classic murder mystery since it opened and the play has been performed in more than 40 countries and been translated into over 20 languages.


Black Box Festival
A Couple of Blaguards

Nov. 1-4, 2012

A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show by literary greats Frank and Malachy McCourt, is a bubbling stew of their well-known humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. This brilliantly structured comedy follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, to their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past. A story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love between family, A Couple of Blaguards is a theatrical event that will find a place in the heart of every audience member.


BlackBox Festival
Parallel Exit - Room 17B

Nov. 8-11, 2012

Back by popular demand, last year's Black Box Festival hit Parallel Exit returns with a whole new show! ROOM 17B. It's like your job...but weirder. Brand new comedy from Parallel Exit, celebrating the silent physical style of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with a dash of Monty Python and Tim & Eric. 9 to 5 will never be the same!

The ensemble for “Room 17B” includes percussionist Mike Dobson, dancer Danny Gardner, performer and choreographer Brent McBeth, and Joel Jeske who is a physical performer, director, teacher and professional clown who has appeared in major feature films and on television in Sex in the City, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Live with Regis and Kelly.

BlackBox Festival
Under A Montana Moon

Nov. 15-18, 2012

After winning standing ovations throughout the United States and Europe, “ Under a Montana Moon” will be performed as part of the Centenary Stage Company Black Box Festival Nov 15, 16, 17 & 18th in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.

“She asked me,” Bowers said of Anna Deavere Smith, ‘Why are you a mime?’ And it started me thinking about why I am drawn to silence, and I really began to investigate silence in the world. And I realized that something transformational happened to people when they learn to sit and experience something in silence. I believe that it is one of the reasons that the theatre has taken up a position as one of the sacred places in our world. Bowers had the opportunity to study with the famed Marcel Marceau.

Widely known for his performance as Zazu in the Broadway production of Lion King, Bowers also performed the role of Leggett in the Broadway production of The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has performed around the world, and on such prestigious national stages as Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall. He has been seen on numerous television programs, including Law and Order and One life to Live.


The Wizard of Oz

Nov. 23-Dec. 9, 2012

Adapted by Frank Gabrielson and John Kane
Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Audiences can begin the holiday season with a family classic brought to life in this musical extravaganza at the Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center starting Thanksgiving weekend. Featuring a cast of 50 actors on the stage, The Wizard of Oz is a musical tradition following the story of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Lion and Toto, too. These beloved characters visit Hackettstown on their way to the Emerald City, as CSC presents the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S (RSC) adaptation by Frank Gabrielson and John Kane, with Music and Lyrics from the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. The Wizard of Oz

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Feb. 22-Mar. 10, 2013
Play by Martin McDonagh

In 1934, the people of Inishmaan learn that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been grazing cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank. As news of his audacity ripples through his rumor-starved community, The Cripple of Inishmaan becomes a merciless portrayal of a world comically cramped and relentlessly absurd, even when, to everyone's surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his big chance.



The English Bride

Apr. 5-21, 2013
Play by Lucile Lichtblau
Winner of the SUSAN GLASPELL 2011 AWARD

A love affair, a bomb, an interrogation - Who was using whom?
Following a failed bombing attempt on an El Al flight out of London, the search for the truth becomes an elusive chase in the interrogation of the young Englishwoman and the Arab man with whom she has fallen in love. The English Bride is written by New Jersey playwright Lucile Lichtblau.

CSC New York production of THE ENGLISH BRIDE in NY in Oct 2013

Music and Dance Events - 2012-13 Season:

 The New Jersey Ballet
    Sat., Oct. 27, 2012 / 8pm
 Donna McKechnie
    "My Musical Comedy Life"
    Sat., Mar. 16, 2013 / 8pm
January Jazz Fest
    Benny Goodman Tribute with The Stan Rubin Orchestra

    Sat., Jan. 12, 2013 / 8pm
 Dance Festival - 1 of 4
    Umoja Dance Company

    Sun., Apr. 21, 2013 /    4:30pm
January Jazz Fest
    Kathy Kosins

    "To The Ladies of Cool"
    Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 / 8pm
Dance Festival - 2 of 4
    MOE-TION Dance Theatre

    Thurs., Apr. 25, 2013 /    7:30pm
January Jazz Fest
    The Hot Club of Detroit

    Sat., Jan. 26, 2013 / 8pm
Dance Festival - 3 of 4
    Nimbus Dance Works

    Fri., Apr. 26, 2013 / 8pm
La Vent du Nord
    Sat., Feb. 9, 2013 / 8pm
 Dance Festival - 4 of 4
    The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

    Sat., Apr. 27, 2013 / 8pm