2019-2020 Season

Welcome to Center Stage Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season!

Season and Individual tickets for all of Center Stage Theatre’s productions are available at the Paramount Box Office. Season Tickets (a savings of 50% off the individual ticket price!) may be purchased online by clicking here (use the links below to purchase individual tickets online), over the phone at (919) 583-8432 or in-person at the Theatre located at 139 South Center Street in Historic Downtown Goldsboro. Season Tickets are always available at a highly discounted until the Season Premiere has passed.

The Odd Couple

July 26, 27, Aug. 1 & 2at 7:30 p.m. July 28 & Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. at The Wayne County Musuem
116 North William Street
Historic Downtown Goldsboro
Call (919) 583-8432, visit the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or click here to purchase tickets online.

A play by Neil Simon. The plot concerns two mismatched roommates: the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison.

Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer (a photographer in the television series), is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar’s problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people’s mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

9-5 : The Musical

Sept. 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 at 3:00 p.m.
at The Paramount Theatre139 South Center Street Historic Downtown Goldsboro.
Call (919) 583-8432, visit the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or click here to purchase tickets online.

9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

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?

A Christmas Story

Dec. 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

at The Paramount Theatre
139 South Center Street
Historic Downtown Goldsboro
Call (919) 583-8432, visit the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or click here to purchase tickets online.

By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story”, written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book “In God We Trust”.

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Twelve Angry Jurors

Feb. 7 & 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 at 3:00 p.m.

at The Wayne County Musuem
116 North William Street
Historic Downtown Goldsboro
Call (919) 583-8432, visit the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or click here to purchase tickets online.

A play by Reginald Rose. The drama depicts a jury forced to consider a homicide trial. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in the homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury.

Hello, Dolly!

April 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at 3:00 p.m.
at The Paramount Theatre
139 South Center Street
Historic Downtown Goldsboro. Call (919) 583-8432, visit the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or click here to purchase tickets online.

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder.