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“The productions and talent are so incredible at CenterStage, you won’t believe it is community theatre!” – Kari Donahue

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.

Download the 16/17 Season Brochure

Buy Tickets!               Reserve Season Tickets!


Want to exchange your ticket? No problem!

Come by the JCC front desk any time the Center is open- no questions, no fuss! Just make sure you switch them before the show date on your original tickets.

Popular Pages:

CenterStage Academy

Learn information about classes, register for Academy, and buy tickets to the shows (tickets available 2016).

Acting Out

Information about school tours, public performances, and donation information. Tickets to And Then Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank available now! Call 238-2709 for tickets.

General Information

  • Tickets for main stage productions: $20 in advance; $22 at the door. For more info on tickets, please click here
  • Box Office: (502) 238-2709. 
  • Box Office Hours:  To purchase tickets, 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. There are no sales on Saturdays before sunset. 
  • 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.
  • The VIP Lounge is open to Sponsors and VIP Subscribers one hour prior to curtain and lounge occupants are escorted into the theatre before all other guests when the house opens (half hour before 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 in person 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. Tickets WILL NOT be held for exchange by phone.Due to administrative costs, there is a $5.00 charge for lost tickets. If you cannot make a show, you are able donate the ticket(s) back to CenterStage in advance of the production and request a tax-deduction letter with Anne Ensign-Urteaga at or 502-238-2773.This policy includes weather-related closures.
  • $10 RUSH Tickets are available for Thursday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday EVENING performances if that performance is not already sold out.  Rush tickets must be purchased the day of the desired performance at the JCC front desk between the hours of 10:00am-5:30pm.  Only 20 RUSH tickets are available and are sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  • For information on performances and tickets, call 502-238-2709 or click here.


Acting Out

CenterStage Acting Out brings educational theatre productions to classrooms 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.

CenterStage “Hands”

Want to volunteer for CenterStage?  We have lots of ways you can help!  Email Anne Ensign-Urteaga at 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.


Anne Ensign-Urteaga: or 502-238-2773


Candy Pierce, Chair
Sarah Harlan, Light Up CenterStage
Kelly Dodd, Light Up CenterStage Auction Chair
Dona Boone, Jan Bowling, Kristy Calman, Carol Dines, Dr. Eugene Dorf, Virginia Evans, Emily Fields, Frank Goodloe III, Abby Gordon, Lauren Morelli Hammond, Rusty Henle, Cindy Hytken, Anthony Johnson, Sally LaBaugh, Tom LaBaugh, Barbara Myerson Katz, Brian Martin, Rabbi Stan Miles, Sam Pilotte, Donald Platoff, Jordan Price, Larry Singer, Janet Stites, Ken Stites, Sandy Stoler, Leni Sweet, Carrie Syberg

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.