Centenary Students Present “Into The Woods”

Centenary College’s theater students are excited to share their performance of the hit musical “Into the Woods” from April 28 through May 8.

The Centenary College Theater Department‘s Nextstage Repertory will perform this twist of a fairy tale by Stephen Sondheim and written by James Lapine, about a baker and his wife who are desperate to have a baby, but must first lift a curse placed on the family by a witch. The musical, which originally premiered on Broadway in 1987, features familiar characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Jack with his beanstalk, who soon realize that granted wishes aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Presented in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, this collaboration between the theater department and the professional Centenary Stage Company provides the students with an opportunity to perform in a fully operational regional theater.

The performance will feature many local students, including Hackettstown’s Jana Byrnes, Conner Goerk, Victoria Pulido, Phillip Szobdy, Lauren Taglienti, and James Williams.

The other student performers are Dominick Garation, Yentl Oliver, Megan Schmeidhauser, Joseph Anselmo, Sasha Onishchuk, Angelina Tysktra, Alex Holbrook, Sarah Farber, Chris Kolwicz, Nick Bettens, Cina Gabel, Megan McGill, Ernest Scarborough, Stephanie Anderson, and Tom Farber.

The production is directed by Carl Wallnau, chair of the Fine Arts Department, and Lea Antolini-Lid, Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance.

Tickets for “Into the Woods” are $17.50 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979–0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1–5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.

The Lackland Performing Arts Center is located at 715 Grand Ave. in Hackettstown.

Centenary College offers a full array of theater-based majors and concentrations, including Costume Design, Dance, Performance Studies, Production Management, Technical Theater, and the new Musical Theater concentration.

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