The New Jersey Ballet returns to Centenary Stage Company for a two performances on November 3 and November 4 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. On Saturday, November 3 at 8PM The New Jersey Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. Then on Sunday, November 4 at 2PM The New Jersey Ballet returns to present the classic ballet Sleeping Beauty.
The New Jersey Ballet production of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth is an evening of romance, sword fighting and witches. Based on Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet tells the tale of young lovers torn apart by family rivalries. Critics have called this ballet “a striking one-act classic” and “a gem.” NJB dancers will also perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Macbeth, based on the version by Vladimir Vasiliev with music by Kirill Mochanov. An expanded staging of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. More scenes. More characters. More dancing. And witches.
The New Jersey Ballet production of Sleeping Beauty is the full-length classical ballet that has drawn people to ballet for more than 100 years. Sleeping Beauty delivers high drama, tender romance, spectacular dancing and glorious Tchaikovsky music. The stage is filled with familiar characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince, the King and Queen and their splendid Royal Court, as well as characters from the fairy realm including the Lilac Fairy, the wicked Carabosse, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, the Blue Bird and the Enchanted Princess. New Jersey Ballet’s troupe of international artists brings the story to life with elaborate pantomime and dancing in a magical fairytale castle, with costumes straight out of an old storybook illustration.
For more than half a century, New Jersey Ballet has thrilled audiences from Bergen to Cape May with top quality professional ballet and has given hundreds of thousands of adults and children their first introduction to ballet and inspired in many a lifelong love of the arts.
Tickets for The New Jersey Ballet Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth on Saturday, November 3 at 8PM are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students & children under 12 in advance. Tickets for The New Jersey Ballet Sleeping Beauty are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for students & children under 12 in advance. All ticket prices increase $5.00 day of the performance.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5PM and two hours prior to every performance. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on the campus of Centenary University. Centenary Stage Company can be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.
The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center – Atlantic Health, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.