Young Audience Series (YAS)

The Young Audience Series is back on the Centenary Stage by popular demand. With even more plays and performances, the Young Audience Series is part of the professional Centenary Stage Company’s mission to serve the region’s youth with dynamic performances and workshops throughout the year.

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Several times a year, the Young Audience Series offers stage adaptations of your favorite classic children's literature at the Centenary Little Theater in the Seay Building on the campus of Centenary College, unless otherwise noted. Curtain time for all performances is 11:00am, unless otherwise noted. See schedule below.

Young Audience Series touring productions also available.  Bring the show right to you! Click here or contact the CSC administrative offices at (908) 979 - 0900 for more information or to book.

A Program of the Centenary University Theater Department produced by Centenary Stage Company.

YAS in-house performances located in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown.

Ticket Pricing:        Adult            Children (-12)
                                $12.50              $10.00

Shake It Up Shakespeare:  Magic, Mystery and Mayhem


Take a journey through some of the bard’s greatest works and characters in this interactive performance, engaging young audiences and introducing a new way to look at Shakespeare! With scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including comedy and action-packed sword fights!

Appropriate for Middle School and High School.

Miss Nelson is Missing!

Book by Mike Artell
Adapted by Joan Cushing

Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice.  But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp!  With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson... and they'll do anything to get her back!

Appropriate for Grades K - 4


Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

The Smedley Tornadoes have not only never won a football game, they have never scored a single point!  Coach Armstrong goes bonkers and Miss Nelson decides to enlist the no - nonsense substitute, Coach Viola Swamp, to whip the team into shape for the big Thanksgiving game.  Do the Smedley Tornadoes dare lose again?

Appropriate for Grades K - 4.

School House Rock

Originally Adapted and Produced for the Stage by Theatre BAM.  From the Series Created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Based on an Idea by David McCall.

Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg,Kathy
Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe

The Emmy Award - winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammer, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is instructing a whole new generation to Unpack Your Adjectives and do The Circulations!

Performance Dates (for in-house productions):

Miss Nelson is Missing:  
Friday, October 13 at 10:30am (*School Matinee - open to general public)

Miss Nelson has a Field Day:

School House Rocks:
Thursday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 3 at 10:30am (*School Matinee - open to general public)
Friday, November 3 at 8pm
Saturday, November 4 at 2pm
Sunday, November 5 at 5pm
Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 13 at 10:30am (*School Matinee - open to general public)

Shake It Up Shakespeare:  Magic, Mystery and Mayhem:

*To reserve your school group call the CSC Administrative Offices at (908) 979 - 0900.  School Matinee performances are open to the general public pending availability.

Performance Location:

The Little Theater
400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840

See Also: YAS -Tours to Schools