NJ Ballet Presents Two Classic Tales at CSC

A still from New Jersey Ballet's "Pinocchio," which will hit Sitnik Theater in Hackettstown for a one-day performance on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Centenary Stage Company welcomes back The New Jersey Ballet for two delightful classic tales brought to life through vivid dance.  On November 5, the Ballet presents “Don Quixote.”  Then on Sunday, November 6, the Ballet returns with “Pinocchio.”  Both performances will be held in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center.

New Jersey Ballet premiered “Don Quixote” in 2011, and within the month, it had made it to the Star-Ledger’s prestigious Top Ten dance events of the year. “Don Quixote” is rich in Spanish color, flavor, and the laugh-out-loud humor of Cervantes’ masterpiece about an old knight, his squire, and their foray into the age of chivalry. The Star-Ledger wrote, “A zany comedy packed with bravura dancing.”

The classic adventure of “Pinocchio,” a wooden puppet longing to be a real boy, gets a thrilling new twist from The New Jersey Ballet. Pinocchio’s unfortunate habit of not always telling the truth gets him in trouble with some nasty characters including a band of Ruffians and a giant Whale. But this classic story always turns out all right in the end. “Pinocchio” is performed with original “storyteller” narration so even the littlest ones can keep up with ease.  Perfect for the whole family.

Tickets for “Don Quixote” on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. are $25 for adults and $18.50 for children under 12 in advance. Tickets for “Pinocchio” on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. are $20 for adults and $17.50 for children under 12 in advance. Tickets increase $5 the day of performance.  All ticket sales are final.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979-0900.  The box office is located in the Lackland Center; 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.  Box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.

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