Spring Awakening


Each season, under the inspiration of Artistic Director John R. Leffert, CenterStage embarks on six to seven ambitious productions of popular Broadway classics. Join us in the Spotlight as we take you beyond your expectations with visually stunning sets and costumes, amazing talent and music that will move you.

CenterStage also provides theatre education opportunities through CenterStage Academy and CenterStage Acting Out.  For more information about our upcoming season, click here.

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oinGeneral Information

    • Tickets for main stage productions: $20 in advance; $22 at the door. For more info on tickets and RUSH tickets, please click here.
    • Box Office: (502) 238-2709. 
    • Box Office Hours:  The box office is open Monday- Thursday 9 a.m.- 8:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday Noon-5 p.m. The Box Office is closed on Saturdays.
    • The Box Office and Will Call open one hour prior to show time.
    • All performances are held in the Rebecca Barnet Linker Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center located at 3600 Dutchmans Lane in Louisville, KY.
    • The theatre opens for seating 30 minutes prior to show time.
    • Sponsors and Season Ticket Holders receive priority seating up to 15 minutes prior to curtain.
    • All seats are general admission and seated on a first come, first served basis.
    • Handicap accessible seating is available. Please arrive 40 minutes prior to curtain.
    • Tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged by mail or at the front desk PRIOR to the show date AND if tickets for the requested performance are still available. Tickets can only be exchanged for other performances of the ticketed show. This policy includes weather-related closures.  
    • For information on performances and tickets, call 502-238-2709.


Acting Out

CenterStage Acting Out brings education musical theatre productions to classroom throughout our region.  Click here for more information.

Support Acting Out

CenterStage Academy

CenterStage Academy is a youth theatre arts program specializing in quality training for the child performer – singing, acting, dancing.  Click here for more information.

Light Up CenterStage

Come join us for Light Up CenterStage, a musical gala, on December 6, 2014. For more info or call Lenae at 502-238-2763.

CenterStage “Hands”

Want to volunteer for CenterStage?  We have lots of ways you can help!  Email Lenae Price at lprice@jewishlouisville.org to learn all the ways you can get involved!

About the JCC and CenterStage:

CenterStage is a program of Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc., a non-profit, 501c3 organization, also known as the Jewish Community Center (JCC).  The JCC is not a religious organization and you do not have to be Jewish to participate in programming (in fact, 75% of JCC members are not Jewish).  The JCC, The Jewish Community of Louisville, and CenterStage is open to all.


John R. Leffert has been with CenterStage for 14 years. He has worked professionally as a director, designer and actor in the Louisville area for the past 20 years. He has directed and/or designed locally for UofL’s Opera Theatre, Belknap Theatre, Mummers and Minstrels, Not Ready for Shakespeare Players, Story Station Children’s Theatre and Derby Dinner Playhouse. John has also served as a staff director for the Heritage Repertory Theatre in Virginia where he also has performed. He has appeared onstage locally at Derby Dinner Playhouse, Actors Theatre, Story Station Children’s Theatre, CenterStage and Music Theatre of Louisville. John holds an MFA in Costume and Scenic Design from UofL and a BFA in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education from WKU. Prior to a professional career in theatre, John taught public school for nine years.


Lenae McKee Price: lprice@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2763


Anne Ensign-Urteaga: aensign@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2773


Angie Aronoff – Dona Boone – Jan Bowling – Mandy Bray – Kristy Calman – Ellie Catlett – Linda Davis – Kelly Dodd – Dr. Eugene Dorf – Virginia Evans – Emily Fields – Glenna Godsey – Frank Goodloe, III – Abby Gordon – Sarah Harlan – Jill Higginbotham – Cindy Hytken – Anthony Johnson – Barbara Myerson Katz – Dr. Lisa Klein – Mandy Kramer – Jacklyn Lyons – Brian Martin – Lauren Morelli Hammond – Candy Pierce – Sam Pilotte – Jordan Price – Christy Shircliff – Larry Singer – Janet Stites – Ken Stites – Sandy Stoler – Leni Sweet – Carrie Syberg – Jason Tumulty

CenterStage main stage shows are funded in part by…

David & Annette Simon Sagerman, Kohn-Berman Endowment for the Arts, Leon T. & Ursel Eichengreen Fuchs, Dr. Lois & Bea Brownstein Ringol, and Arthur David Kreitman.