Past Events - Overview

2014-2015 Season


Curtain Up:  Paul Reiser

Sept. 13, 2014


A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series MAD ABOUT YOU which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned to television last year in the FX series MARRIED.

While developing several television projects which he will write and produce, Reiser is currently starring in the Amazon coming-of-age series "Red Oaks" for producer Steven Soderbergh.

Not one to abandon his roots in stand-up, in between projects Reiser tours the country performing to sold out venues and was recently voted one of Comedy Central's “Top 100 Comedians of All Time."


Oct. 3 - 19, 2014

Kutz Theatre Series

Up on the Roof

Oct. 23 - 26, 2014

Ken Waldman

Nov. 13 - 16, 2014

Isle of Klezbos

Feb. 12 - 15, 2015

Peter Pan

Nov. 28 - Dec. 14, 2014

In the Car with Blossom and Len

Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2015

Peter Pan: The Musical

Nov. 28 - Dec. 14, 2014

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael, and John in the high-flying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time.

2013 - 2014 Season



Oct. 4- 20, 2013

BlackBox Festival

Bittersuite: Songs of More Experience

Nov. 7-10, 2013

Miracles and Mindgames With John B. Born

Nov. 14-17, 2013

The Essence - A Yiddish Theatre Dim Sum

Nov. 21-24, 2013

A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2013

The Liar

Feb. 21 - Mar. 9, 2014

A Christmas Carol, The Musical

Nov. 29-Dec. 15, 2013

“A tonic for children and adults…a transfixing journey…,” raved the New York Times about the show that ran for ten years in Madison Square Garden. 2011’s smash hit returns to the Centenary Stage Company in this season’s Family Holiday Spectacular A Christmas Carol: The Musical, running November 29 through December 15 in the Sitnik Theatre. Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas classic comes to life as a musical extravaganza in the Sitnik Theater of the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.

2012 - 2013 Season


The Mousetrap

Oct. 5-21, 2012

BlackBox Festival

A Couple of Blaguards

Nov. 1-4, 2012

Parallel Exit - Room 17B

Nov. 8-11, 2012

Under A Montana Moon

The Wizard of Oz

Nov. 23-Dec. 9, 2012

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Feb. 22-Mar. 10, 2013

The English Bride

Apr. 5-21, 2013

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.

2011 - 2012 Season


Light Up The Sky

Sept. 30-Oct. 16, 2011

The Time Machine

Nov. 3-6, 2011

Exit Stage Left

Nov. 10-13, 2011

It's All Done with Mirrors

Nov. 17-20, 2011

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 25-Dec. 11, 2011

The Ladies Man

Feb. 17-Mar. 4, 2012

The Unfortunates

April 13-29, 2012

Anthony Zerbe performing
It's All Done with Mirrors

Anthony Zerbe is an American stage, film and Emmy-winning television actor. Notable film roles include the post-apocalyptic cult leader Matthias in The Omega Man, a 1971 film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I Am Legend; Milton Krest in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill"; and Rosie in The Turning Point.

2010 - 2011 Season

First season in our new
David and Carol Lackland Performing Arts Center

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

Oct. 1-17, 2010

Breakfast with Mugabe

Nov. 5-21, 2010

Oliver! The Musical

Nov. 26-Dec. 12, 2010

Bad Dates

Feb. 18-Mar. 6, 2011

How to Pray

Apr. 1-17, 2011

Breakfast with Mugabe

First performance in The Edith Bolte Kutz Theater (Black Box) of the new David and Carol Lackland Performing Arts Center

Funny, unsettling and provocative, Fraser Grace's play tells a startling story. It's election time, 2002, in Zimbabwe, and President Mugabe is battling with mental demons. He seeks help from a white psychiatrist. The psychiatrist, whilst being alternatively threatened and charmed by Mrs. Grace Mugabe, attempts the dangerous job of analyzing the mercurial and ruthless President...

2009 - 2010 Season


The Clandestine Marriage

Oct. 2-18, 2009

Underneath the Lintel

Nov. 6-22, 2009

Loose Knit

Feb. 19 - Mar. 7, 2010


Loose Knit

Once a week in New York five women gather to knit, as the sweaters pile up, their lives fall apart… Do we really need the opposite sex to make our lives work? This is just one of the questions the five women in Theresa Rebeck's "Loose Knit" consider as they get together weekly to knit and decompress from their hectic New York lives. The group begins to unravel. Can the women pick up all the dropped stitches and knit their friendships back together again?

2008 - 2009 Season


A Laughing Matter

Oct. 10-26, 2008

Christmas at the Small Empire Music Hall

Nov. 21 – Dec. 7, 2008

You May Go Now

Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2009

You May Go Now
"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 premiered Feb 20th through March 8, 2009 at CSC.

2007 - 2008 Season


School for Wives

Oct. 5 - 21, 2007

My Three Angels

Nov. 23-Dec. 9, 2007

Daphne Does Dim Sum

Feb. 22 - Mar. 9, 2008

School for Wives
School for Wives By Molière.
The CSC Classic Comedy Series continues with this riotously funny gem from the 17th century by Molière. Out of his own experience and personal suffering, Molière crafted the play, School for Wives, a witty perfectly constructed gem of confusion that manages to chronicle the biggest hopes and lowest agonies of love.

2006 - 2007 Season


She Stoops to Conquer

Oct. 6 - 22, 2006

The Dew Point

Nov. 4-19, 2006

Quartermaine's Terms

Feb. 23 - Mar. 11, 2007

Quartermaine's Terms - Click to closer viewQuartermaine's Terms
A delightful portrait of a mediocre but loveable English school teacher named St. John Quartermain and his fellow faculty at a small school in Cambridge. A play that is at once full of doom and gloom and bristling with wry, even uproarious comedy.

2005 - 2006 Season



Oct. 7- 23, 2005

Sight Unseen

Nov. 4 - 20, 2005

The Poetry Of Pizza

Feb. 24 - Mar. 12, 2006

Tartuffe! Tartuffe!!
A classic comedy by Moliere. A con man poses as a religious guru and insinuates himself into the home of a well to do gentleman. Over the course of the play, he schemes to seduce his benefactors wife, marry his daughter and swindle him of all he possesses. A classic tale of hypocrisy, seduction and greed.

2004 - 2005 Season


The Rivals

Oct. 8- 24, 2004

Rounding Third

Nov. 5 - 21, 2004

Sister Week

Feb. 26 - Mar. 13, 2005

Colleen Smith Wallnau returns to the Centenary Stage to portray the role of the inimitable Mrs. Malaprop. A New Jersey favorite, Al Morhmann, will perform the role of Sir Anthony Absolute. Also featured were Doug Shapiro as Acres,
Steven L. Barron as Faulkland and Amanda Baker as the lovely Lydia Languish.

2003 - 2004 Season



Oct. 3 - 19, 2003

Another Antigone

Nov. 7 - 22, 2003

The Strange Misadventures of Patty, Patty's Dad, Patty's Friend Jen, and a Bunch of Other People

Feb. 27 - Mar. 13, 2004

Carl Wallnau is Cheviot Hill; also pictured (Left to right) Julie Fitzpatrick as Minnie, Melody Stone as Maggie and Amanda Baker as Belinda.

“You are the tree upon which the fruit of my heart is growing!” man-about-town Cheviot Hill tells every girl that he meets.

2002 - 2003 Season


The Tillie Project

Oct. 11 - 27, 2002

Park Your Car In Harvard Yard

Nov. 8 - 23, 2002

Alice In Ireland

Feb. 28 - Mar. 15

The Tillie Project - Oct. 11 - 27, 2002
The Tillie Project
A unique theatre project which involved members of the Hackettstown community contributing their own stories of history to the writing about the notorious 1886 murder of Tillie Smith.

2001 - 2002 Season


While The Sun Shines

October 12 - 27, 2001

Mary Todd... A Woman Apart

Mar. 1 - 16, 2002

Wild Dust the Musical

June 7 - 23, 2002

Mary Todd... A Woman Apart

Mary Todd... A Woman Apart
Colleen Wallnau Smith as Mary Todd Lincoln; Playwright: Carl Wallnau
Mary Todd... A Woman Apart

2000 - 2001 Season


Blithe Spirit

October 13-28, 2000


Feb. 23 - Mar. 10, 2001

Blithe Spirit - Professional Centenary Stage Company Presentation - through October 28, 2000
Blithe Spirit
A Noel Coward delightful and other-worldly comedy.

1999 - 2000 Season


The Haunting Of Hill House

Oct 15 - 30, 1999

Inventing Montana

Feb 18 - March 4, 2000

Below The Belt

Apr 28 - May 13, 2000

Inventing Montana - Feb-Mar 2000Inventing Montana
L eft to Right: Kristen Dabrowski, J.C.Hoyt, Ezra Milchman (back), Katrina Ferguson,
Nick Stannard

1998 - 1999 Season


Scotland Road

Oct. 9 - Oct. 24, 1998

Cold Storage

Feb. 19 - Mar. 6, 1999

Road To Mecca

April 23 - May 8, 1999

Cold Storage - Feb/Mar, 1999
Cold Storage
Parmigian (Guil Fisher) & Landau (Chris Hietikko) discuss a difference of opinion...


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