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Explore our five performance series to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 


Center Stage Theatre

2022-23 Season Subscriptions for Center Stage Theatre have ended with the conclusion of RENT. Please check back in Spring 2023 for our next season announcement! Single tickets for these events go on sale AUG 23.

A Christmas Story, The Musical

DEC 2 - 11, 2022

Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, and from the songwriting team behind the smash-Broadway hit, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and the film LA LA LAND, we bring you the hilarious musical, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL. This now-classic story follows bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).

An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Don’t miss this special triple-dog-dare hilarious collaboration between our Center Stage and Youth Theater companies!

This show contains mild violence and bullying.

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

These Shining Lives

APR 14 - 23, 2023

You may have heard of them – “The Radium Girls” – they exuded independence, they earned money of their own, they glowed in the dark... THESE SHINING LIVES chronicles the compelling true story of the young women who painted the faces of luminous watches with radioactive paint in the ‘20’s and ‘30’s. We follow Catherine Donohue, who begins working with the excitement of a newly liberated woman entering the workforce, through her cancer diagnosis and the litigation she relentlessly pursued against Radium. This transcendent story is a tale of resilience and triumph, as the women refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who came after them.

By Melanie Marnich
Note: this show will include up close seating on the stage!

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

The Sparrow

JUN 1 - 4, 2023

This innovative, spellbinding play, intertwined with music and dance, tells the story of Emily Book, a small-town girl who returns home ten years after a tragic accident claimed the lives of her entire class. As the town struggles to accept this strange teen who reminds them of what they lost, Emily attempts to hide the special powers that make her different. Eerie, original, funny and refreshing, THE SPARROW movingly taps into the fundamental aching of adolescence—fearing that we’re somehow different while hoping that we’re somehow special.

By Chris Mathews, Jake Minton and Nathan Allen
This show contains sexual innuendo, discussions of death and a simulated shooting.

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

Theatre programs are made possible in part through the generosity of
Neil & Annmarie Hawkins.