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CenterStage

Tickets available now for CenterStage: A Century of Entertainment. An on-sale date for additional MainStage productions will be announced very soon.
VIP upgrade includes table seating towards the front of the Auditorium, a VIP Lounge before the show, and complimentary concessions. 

CenterStage Returns!

Starting this Fall, Kentucky’s oldest community theatre, CenterStage, will return to the stage at the Trager Family JCC. Bringing live theatre to Louisville audiences, we are thrilled to announce our 2022-23 season!

Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram and on our website for additional details about ticket sales and special events.

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

CenterStage delivers quality, community theatre and spectacular musicals. Our theatre gives local performers, designers and musicians an opportunity to practice their passions all while fulfilling our collective mission to “open minds, one act at a time.”

Tickets for all four MainStage productions will be $25 each, with upgrades available for a VIP experience.
The first two productions, CenterStage: A Century of Entertainment and Falsettos will be performed as “theatre-in-the-round style.” We will also have risers for elevated audience seating starting in 2023.

Tickets available now for CenterStage: A Century of Entertainment. An on-sale date for additional MainStage productions will be announced very soon.
VIP upgrade includes table seating towards the front of the Auditorium, a VIP Lounge before the show, and complimentary concessions. 

CenterStage: A Century of Entertainment
August 25, 27, 28 & 29, 2022

A look back and a reprise of many favorite CenterStage memories and performances. Join some of your favorite CenterStage performers as we laugh, cry, sing, dance and entertain during this special performance that has been 100 years in the making.

Falsettos
october 27, 29, 30 & 31, 2022
November 3, 2022

Hilarious, heartbreaking and utterly unique, Falsettos is a contemporary musical about family, relationships, bar mitzvahs, baseball and AIDS. When Marvin leaves his wife Trina and son Jason to be with his lover Whizzer, tempers flare, problems escalate and everyone learns to grow up.

13: The Musical
February 23, 25, 26 & 27, 2023
March 2, 4 & 5, 2023

With a bright, catchy pop score, equal doses of humor and pathos, 13 tells the story of Evan who moves with his mom from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life? Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak and eventually comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
may 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 & 21, 2023

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. An eclectic group of sixth-graders enter the competition, each eager to win for very different reasons. With only one speller leaving as the winner, and the losers receiving a juice box, the show is altogether “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent.”

Additional Season Offerings

The king’s revue
December 10, 2022
one night only!

The King’s Revue is a new local tribute band that performs all the late 60’s and 70’s hits of Elvis Presley. Landon Sholar is an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and portrays an accurate representation of the king of rock n’ roll. Sholar is backed by a 6-piece band that includes keyboard, drums, guitar, bass, brass, and tenor saxophone. This group is a compilation of some of the finest musicians in the Kentuckiana region. Come party with The King’s Revue as they recreate the “1972 Live From Madison Square Garden Concert”.

The Diary of Anne frank
April 13, 15 & 16, 2023

For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family to hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam, as the Nazis deported Dutch Jews to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” 

All performances in the Shapira Foundation Auditorium.

Tickets available now for CenterStage: A Century of Entertainment. An on-sale date for additional MainStage productions will be announced very soon.
VIP upgrade includes table seating towards the front of the Auditorium, a VIP Lounge before the show, and complimentary concessions. 

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