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2023/24 Center Stage Season

Irving Berlin's White Christmas

DEC 8, 9 & 13 - 16, 2023 / 7:30 PM
DEC 9, 10 & 16, 17, 2023 / 2 PM

Based on the heartwarming classic film, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a holiday favorite for the whole family. Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act. The two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a sparkling new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this musical delight features 17 dazzling Berlin songs, such as “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” and of course the perennial holiday favorite, “White Christmas”.

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting, wholesome musical to delight audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this holiday card come to life!

Directed and Choreographed by Emma Lou DeLaney
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented through arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Sponsored by Isabella Bank     

Frozen Jr.

Youth Theatre: Disney's Frozen Jr

FEB 22 – 24, 2024 / 7:30 PM
FEB 25, 2024 / 2 PM
Relaxed Performance FEB 24 / 2 PM (Learn More)
Auditions / TUE & WED, DEC 12 - 13, 2023 / 5:30 - 8:30 PM (Learn More)

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, DISNEY’S FROZEN JR is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

DISNEY’S FROZEN JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Recommended for children ages 4+ and their families.

Sponsored by Isabella Bank

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

APR 12, 13 & 18 - 20, 2024 / 7:30 PM
APR 14 & 21, 2024 / 2 PM

Three Siblings. One Hot Mess. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia bicker and complain about life in their Bucks County farmhouse. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up. Thus begins an unforgettable family reunion filled with rivalry, regret, and all-too-true premonitions from a clairvoyant housekeeper. Will Vanya and Sonia ever find happiness? Will Masha sell the house out from under them? Will Spike ever put his pants on? This irresistible comedy of remorse and sibling rivalry is a wickedly wonderful mash-up of Chekhov’s famous ennui and modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and age, resulting in a hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy! “Deliriously funny!” – The New York Times

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Chad William Baker.

Note: this show will be staged up close and personal with seating on the stage! This show contains adult language.

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Next to Normal

MAY 17, 18, 24, 25, 2024 / 7:30 PM
MAY 19 & 26, 2024 / 2 PM

An emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling rock score, NEXT TO NORMAL takes an honest look at the sometimes harsh realities of life. A typical family to the outside world, the Goodmans secretly struggle in their suburban home as they deal with the unpredictability of their mother’s worsening mental health. As they navigate their changing world, they deal with the pressing contemporary issues of trauma, loss, mental health treatment, and what it means to be “normal.” This raw, exhilarating, and deeply moving musical about the realities of the modern American family asks us to examine how we love and care for ourselves and each other.

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Tommy Wedge

NEXT TO NORMAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

This show contains adult content.

A Christmas Story: The Musical, 2022. Photo by The Mattesons Photography
The Sparrow, 2023. Photo by The Mattesons Photography
RENT, 2022. Photo by The Mattesons Photography
Little Women, 2022. Photo by The Mattesons Photography
The Prom, 2023. Photo by The Mattesons Photography
Doubt: A Parable, 2023. Photo by The Mattesons Photography

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About Center Stage Theatre

Center Stage Theatre is a national award-winning volunteer theatre program. Its performance season, draws tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the Great Lakes Bay Region and includes comedies, tragedies and musicals, from popular favorites to lesser-known titles.