Acting Out

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.

2018-19 Season

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands on the “beach” looking for an extra digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Based on the book by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon, this musical brings all the scurvy characters to life for young audiences! Who doesn’t want to be a pirate for a day?

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Nora, a scientist, predicts the melting of the poles and the flooding of the Earth. Rescuing the animals
at the Bronx Zoo, Nora and her daughters, Dora, Flora, Lora and Fitzi rent a cruise ship. It seems all are saved, except that daughter Fitzi forgets to bring food. Predators look on their fellow passengers as prey. All animals discover that freedom is a greater sustaining force than food and all ultimately cooperate in finding a solution. Nora’s Ark is a modern story based on “the ark” story that we all know, with themes of global warming, cooperation, freedom and survival. The original music is evocative of the sound and spirit of great jazz masters like John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald. This new musical uses the language of jazz to tell stories relevant to children’s lives.

Questions? Contact Erin Jump, CenterStage Educational Program Director,, 502-238-2763

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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 any number of 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  the following Common Core Standards: Reading: Literature, Speaking & Listening; History/ Social Studies.