Acting Out

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CenterStage Acting Out is a professional, touring, children’s theater troupe that travels to schools and community centers to present educational and relevant musical theater to students at all grade levels.

The 2014-2015 season includes a professional production of How I Became a Pirate. To learn more information or to schedule a performance, please contact Lenae Price at or 502-238-2763.

No buses, no permission slips, no parent chaperones! Acting out brings full productions with professional actors, set, costumes, props, musicians, sound system, etc. directly to your school.  We can perform in any space (classroom, gymnasium, library, etc.). Our programs run 60 minutes and can accommodate up to 1,000 students.

To enhance the educational experience, our actors lead a “talk back” after each performance and suggested activities, lesson plans and study guides are made available 30 days before the performance.

The production and educational opportunities will help schools in their Arts and Humanities Program Reviews and will fulfill core curriculum Arts and Humanities requirements:

AH-EP-3.3.1 Students will understand that the arts fulfill a variety of purposes in Society; sharing the human experience, recreational, artistic expression.

AH-EP-3.1.1 Students will experience music created for a variety or purposes including but not limited to recreational and artistic expression.

AH-EP-3.2.1 Students will experience dance for a variety of purposes including but not limited to recreational and artistic expression.

Public Performance(s)

How I Became a Pirate

Sunday, May 3, 2015 • Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2 p.m.

In the Linker Auditorium at The Jewish Community Center of Louisville (3600 Dutchmans Lane)
Call 459-0660 for tickets.

John R. Leffert, (CenterStage Artistic Director) is currently in his thirteenth season as Artistic Director of CenterStage. He has worked professionally as a director, designer and actor in the Louisville area for the past 19 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 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.