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The Cast of Beatlemania hits Centenary stage to support Hackettstown Rotary Club

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) — Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary Club are presenting a one-night-only concert event on Saturday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m. with the Cast of Beatlemania.

The concert doubles as a fundraiser for the Hackettstown Rotary Club with tickets priced at $35 for all seats in CSC’s Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown.

The Beatles music set the pop-rock standard for most of the 1960s. The Beatles not only became a musical force but a sociological entity as well.  Their hair, clothes and humor all contributed to their impact. One of the most celebrated rock groups, The Beatles dominated rock music from the early 1960s until they formally disbanded in 1970..

Originally inspired by such US performers as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, The Beatles recaptured most of the freshness and excitement of the earliest days of rock ‘n’ roll. Now, in the 2000s, The “Cast” of Beatlemania recalls the memories of that exciting era when the Fab Four ruled the world of rock ‘n’ roll. The Cast of Beatlemania is a US Beatles tribute band formed in 1980 and is one of the longest-running Beatles tribute bands in the world.

The Cast Of Beatlemania, founded by Lenie Colacino, “PAUL” of the original hit Broadway show, BEATLEMANIA!, captures The Beatles while performing their greatest hits. The band takes audiences on the musical journey of the Fab Four, from their start at The Cavern Club and The Early Years of The British Invasion through the Sgt. Pepper Era to Abbey Road.

The band has toured the world, from North America to New Zealand, striving to capture the most authentic look and sound to recreate the feeling of a true Beatles Live concert. The show uses authentic gear and vintage guitars to achieve the iconic sounds of John, Paul George and Ringo.

Experience the fab four in a completely live tribute by four musicians, as they channel John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The Hackettstown Rotary Club is made up of established professionals from local businesses who strive to make positive changes in our local community and around the world. The Hackettstown Rotary Club runs several fundraisers throughout the year to support the International Rotary Foundation as well as local charities. These events include the annual Memorial Motor Madness Car Show, Shredding Events, Food Drives, and more in addition to the annual CSC co-sponsored concert events.

When you are making plans to attend Beatlemania the Hackettstown Rotary asks that you consider joining their members in supporting the local food pantry with a donation of food or financial support. Collection boxes will be available in the Lackland Center beginning May 10.  All food and donations collected at the Lackland Center this month will be directed to Hackettstown’s own Lords Pantry, located just off Main Street.

 Items most needed this Spring at the food pantry are:

  • Pasta of all types & pasta sauces
  • Baking Items (flour, baking soda/powder)
  • Personal care & household items (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, hand soap, dish soap)
  • Baby food, formula, & cereals

Always needed at the pantry:

  • Canned fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned soups & broths
  • Cereals (hot & cold)

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at 908-979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown.

The 2022-23 Season of Performing Arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, the CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor the House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Heath Village, Visions Federal Credit Union, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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