CenterStage

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our season!

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

Our mission is to transform lives, empowering individuals through the exploration of character, the amplification of voices, and the sharing of stories. We believe in the profound impact of each character, each voice, and each story, recognizing their ability to inspire, challenge, and unite. With unwavering dedication, we strive to create transformative experiences that resonate with our community, one character, one voice, and one story at a time.


2024-2025 Season

Classics in concert series: MUSIC MAN

August 15, 17, 18, 22, 24 & 25, 2024

Director: Erin Silliman
Music Director: John Austin Clark
Choreographer: Molly Kays
Stage Manager: Logan McNeeley

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. 

This production of Music Man is the full musical and features a live orchestra throughout the performance.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
November 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 & 17, 2024

Guest Director: Jason Cooper
Choreographer: Frank Goodloe
Stage Manager: Logan McNeeley

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Disney’s
High School Musical

February 20, 22, 23 & 27, 2025
March 1, 2, 6, 8 & 9, 2025

Director: Erin Silliman
Music Director: Benji Simmons  
Choreographer: Sandra Rivera
Stage Manager: Logan McNeeley

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

9 to 5
may 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 & 18, 2025

Director: Erin Silliman
Music Director: Rob Leffler
Choreographer: Molly Kays
Stage Manager: Logan McNeeley

Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she?

Additional Season Offerings

BENT
September 11, 12, 15, 19, 21 & 22, 2024

A special collaboration with Drag Daddy Productions and Louisville Pride Foundation.

Director: Tony Lewis
Assistant Director: Alex Roby
Producer: Erin Silliman
Dramaturg: Ben Gierhart
Stage Manager: Logan McNeeley

BENT follows the journey of Max, a gay man in 1930’s Berlin, through the vibrant gay and drag scene of Germany to the devastating horrors of Dachau concentration camp. Along the way we encounter many of Max’s former lovers and his family’s desperate attempts to lead him out of Germany and into safety. Max, concealing his true identity under a yellow star of David, ultimately finds solace in his love for Horst, a fellow prisoner marked with a pink triangle for his homosexuality. Despite their bond in the darkness of the camp, both Max and Horst face tragic fates as victims of hatred, violence, and persecution.

Tickets for all four MainStage productions will be $25 each. We have new risers for elevated audience seating!

Upgrades available for a VIP experience. Check out our Know Before You Go page for details.

Tickets available now for all 2022-23 season productions. 


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