One-Act Festival

JUNE 8th & 9th @ 7:30 PM:

The Annual One Acts Festival will be at your service to provide fun, local entertainment this weekend! The acts performed are written by Goldsboro’s very own locals! Come on out for a good time! These performances will be held at the Wayne County Museum.

2017-2018 Herman Award Nominees Announced

Here are the nominees for the 2017-2018 Herman Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees, and we are looking forward to a very special Herman Award ceremony, July 21st at First Baptist Church in Downtown Goldsboro!

Best Show of the Season

A Christmas Carol

The Crucible

The Wizard of Oz

Best Direction of a Play or Musical

Keith Parrish for A Christmas Carol

Matt Gore for The Crucible

Sandra Evans for The Wizard of Oz

 Best Set

Dan Millard for A Christmas Carol

Meta Toole for The Crucible

Jason Sampson for The Wizard of Oz

 Best Costuming

Sandra Evans for Christmas Carol

Rebecca Flores for The Crucible

Cindy Jones for The Wizard of Oz

 Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical

Geoff Hulse as Scrooge in Christmas Carol

Kenan Stewart as John Proctor in The Crucible

Thomas Price as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical

Michael Adams as Cuthbert in Christmas Carol

Christina Wheeler as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible

Olivia Simmons as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical

Stephen Langston as Bob Cratchit in Christmas Carol

Keith Parrish as Rev. Samuel Parris in The Crucible

Heath Radford as The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz

 Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical

Hallie Hulse-Evans as Ghost of Christmas Past in Christmas Carol

Aeris N. Carter as Abigail Williams in The Crucible

Hallie Hulse-Evans as The Witch in The Wizard of Oz

 Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical

Luis Blanco as Jacob Marley in Christmas Carol

Banks Peacock as Francis Nurse in The Crucible

Geoff Hulse as Marvel/Oz in The Wizard of Oz

 Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical

Raelynn Clark as Belle in Christmas Carol

Lyndsay Parnell as Mary Warren in The Crucible

Janelle Donovan as Auntie Em in The Wizard of Oz

 Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical

Luis Blanco as The Lion in The Wizard of Oz

Thomas Price as The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz

Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical

Wanda Becton as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz

Olivia Simmons as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography

Heather Kaye for Christmas Carol

Crystal Hodges for The Wizard of Oz

 The Rich and KJ Bernstein  Production Team Award

A Christmas Carol: Heath Radford, Asst. Director; Karen Parrish, Producer; Venessa Therrien, Stage Manager; Michael Corbitt, Properties Manager; Jessy Fields, Make-up

The Crucible: Keith Parrish, Asst. Director; Karen Parrish, Producer; Tamera Baltazar, Stage Manager; Saquoia Richardson, Properties Manager; Jessie Fields, Make-up

The Wizard of Oz: Cathy Woods, Asst. Director; Charlie Taylor, Stage Manager; Christie Mayo Producer; Deanne Morris, Properties Manager; Jessy Fields, Make-Up

Wizard of Oz cast announced

Congratulations to the cast of Wizard of Oz! If you are listed as one of the first 12 people (with the exception of Toto), we would like to have our first read-through on Wednesday at 6:30. We will be meeting at Faith Alliance Church located at 3203 Cashwell Drive.

We will have our first full cast meeting and possible additional read through on Thursday at 6:30. This meeting will also be at Faith Alliance Church at 3203 Cashwell Drive. This meeting is extremely important as there is a great deal of information to cover. Parents of children under the age of 18 must attend with their child(ren). Bring your calendars with you please as we will be discussing some choreography and music rehearsals.

Wizard of Oz

Cast of Characters

Dorothy Gale – Olivia Simmons

Toto – Nick Williams

Aunt Em (Emily Gale) – Janelle Donovan

Glinda – (The Good Witch of the North) – Wanda Becton

Wicked Witch of the West – Hallie Hulse Evans

Uncle Henry (Henry Gale) – Gene McClendon

Emerald City Guard – Josh Hicks

Zeke (Farmhand, Cowardly Lion) – Luis Blanco

Hickory (Farmhand, Tinman) – Heath Radford

Hunk (Farmhand, Scarecrow) – Thomas Price

Miss Almira Gulch – Linda Sampson

Professor Chester Marvel (The Wizard of Oz) – Geoff Hulse

4 Crows – Jordan Therrien, Aly Yerkes, Esmilagro Sanchez, Makayla Newcomb

Three Trees – Kirsten Stoneking, Jasmin Brown, Mariam Caughron

Munchkins: Mia Alvarado, Raelee Boren, Anna Brown, Andrew Brown, Danielle Brown, Gabriella Carrasquillo, Harrison Cooper, Hayden Garmane, Jackson Garmane, Christian Gilbert, Gabbie Hawk, Isabella Houston, Lillith Howell, Marissa Kemp, Fe Sanchez, Ashlyn Sexton, Cash Whitley, Kylie Yerkes

Mayor – Danielle Brown

Coroner – Mia Alvarado

Barrister – Gabbie Hawk

2 City Fathers – Harrison Cooper, Andrew Brown

3 Tough Guys (Lollipop Guild) – Jackson Garmane, Christian Gilbert, Cash Whitley

Lullaby League – Raelee Boren, Hayden Garmane, Marissa Kemp, Fe Sanchez

Fiddler – TBD

Braggart – Harrison Cooper

2 School Teachers –Lillith Howell; TBD

Poppies – Knateleigh Asbill, Leigha Atkinson, Chase Barbour, Landon Brady, Lillian Brady, Leah Frederick, Eli Ham, Isaac Ham, Ella Howell, Avery McLamb, Liam Rocha, Piper Shoop, Isaac Therrien

Snowflakes – Sophia Bean, Canaan Therrien, Allison Boren

Ozians: Doc Heidicker, Kenan Stewart, Brian Shoop, Debbie Shoop, Megan Williams, Tiffany Alvarado, Aeris Carter, Phyllis Brown, Adore Clark, Debbie McClendon, Ramona Galetto, Sarah Edmondson, Patricia Barta, Matt Gore, Wayne Williams

Beauticians – Christy Crumpler, Rebecca Flores, Alyssa Bayless, Christie Stafford, Rosanna Anderson, Lyndsey Parnell, Makaila Colebrook, Michael Adams, Lisa Colebrook, Emily Polashek, Tamara Balatzar, Beth Castrati, Sequilla Arita

Polishers – Alec Otto, Martin Mejia, Bruce Mahlstadt

Manicurists –

2 Oz Men – TBD

2 Oz Women – TBD

Winkies: Zadok Hines, Ben Sornyota, Tyler Isley, Justin Anderson

Winkie General – Terrence Robins

Monkeys: Danielle Mayo, Cole Smith, Cole WIlliams, Austin Pate, Lilly Murdaugh, Smith Cooper

Nikko (Commander of the Monkeys) – Lili Rodas

Jitterbugs: Anna Brown, Gabriella Carrasquillo, Isabella Houston, Makayla Newcomb, Esmilagro Sanchez, Jordan Therrien, Ashlyn Sexton, Aly Yerkes

Jitterbug (Lead Dancer) – Crystal Hodges

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Thank YOu for The great turn out at auditions!

 
The Wizard of Oz production dates:
April 27-28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm
at the Paramount Theatre (139 South Center Street, Downtown Goldsboro). Individual and Season Tickets on sale now at www.CSTheatre.org or over the phone at (919) 583-8432
 

Auditions dates for the rest of the 2016-2017 season will be announced closer to show dates. (Full details will be added as we get closer to each audition date and audition dates are subject to change).

 

10th Annual Christmas Carol Cast List Announced!

Hi everyone! Here is the cast list for our upcoming 10th Annual production of A Christmas Carol! We are thrilled to be putting this show on, and we know that this talented cast will deliver another magnificent show for everyone in the Wayne County area!

Scrooge- Geoff Hulse
Dickens- Gene McLendon, Keith Parrish, Keith Davis, Sue Nobers, TBA
Cuthbert- Michael Adams
Marley- Luis Blanco
Christmas Past- Hallie Hulse-Evans
Christmas Present- Micheal Corbitt
Christmas Future- Gene McLendon
Bob Cratchit- Stephen Langston
Mrs Cratchit- Linda Sampson
Martha Cratchit-Makayla Sampson
Belinda Cratchit- Mina Platania
Peter Cratchit- David Langston
Young Cratchit 1- Sophia Bean
Young Cratchit 2- Gabby Hawk
Tiny Tim Cratchit- Nolan Sampson
Belle-Raelynn Clark
Fred- Benjamin Sornyota
Sally- TBA
Young Scrooge- Thomas Martin Mejia
Dick Wilkins- Curtis Phillips
Undertaker- Ron Mayo
Old Joe- TBA
Laundress- Anne Merritt
Charwoman- Debbie McLendon
Businesswoman 1- TBA
Businesswoman 2- Mary Ann Wise Martinez
Businesswoman 3- Ericka Richards
Mr Fezziwig- Matt Gore
Mrs. Fezziwig- Tamara Baltazar
Fezziwig Daughters- Julie Ham, Isabelle Howell
Mrs Wilkins- Karen Howell
Charles Wilkins- Brandyn Espinoza
Londoner 1- Adore Clark
Londoner 2- TBA
Charity 1- Wayne Williams
Charity 2- Jennifer Langston
Topper- Tyler Isley
Topper’s Girl- Jasmin Brown
Fezziwig Dancers- Julie Ham, Brandon Espinoza, Jasmine Browm, Tyler Isley, Curtis Phillips, Isabelle Howell, Martin Mejia, Raelynn Clark
Fezziwig Guest- Saquoia Richardson, Dylan Atwood
Student 1- Chloe Langston
Student 2- Lewis Langston
Old James- Wayne Williams
Poulterer-TBA
Want- Delila Tyndall
Ignorance- Ethan Tyndall
Youngest Scrooge- Charles Mayo
Younger Scrooge- Cole Williams
Londoners/Townspeople- Karen Parrish, Sandra Evans, Keytah Kermode, TBA
Londoner Children- Eli Ham, Knatehleigh Asbill, Anna Gillis, Maggie Gillis, Rebecca Gillis
Caroler 1- TBA
Caroler 2- Lily Langston
Caroler 3- Isaac Ham
James- TBA
Fan- Lauren Cain

2017-2018 Season


The 2017-2018 season will start off the season with the 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert on September 29th at 8 pm, September 30th at 7:30 pm, and October 1st at 3 pm. A free gala will be held prior to Friday’s show. CST will present the annual performance of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” on December 8th at 7:30 pm, December 9th at 7:30 pm, and December 10th at 3 pm. Come enjoy Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible “February 9th at 7:30 pm, February 10th at 7:30 pm, and February 11th at 3 pm. The season will round out with the whimsical “Wizard of Oz “April 27th at 7:30 pm, April 28th at 7:30 pm, and April 29th at 3 pm. All shows will be performed in the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $15-$18 per show.

2017 Herman Award Winners

Here are all the winners from this year’s Herman Awards! Congratulations to all winners and nominees on a terrific season, and here’s to the next year in Center Stage Theatre!

Best Show of the Season: Into the Woods

Best Direction of a Show or Musical: Sandra Evans (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Set: Michael Manning (Into the Woods)

Best Costuming: Donna Forehand (Into the Woods)

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical: Martin Mejia as Greg (Sylvia)

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical: Sue Nobers as Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical: Kenan Stewart as Conrad Birdie (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical: Debbie McLendon as Maria Merelli (Lend Me a Tenor)

Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical: Jim Grant as Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods)

Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical: Wanda Becton as Mrs. Mae Peterson (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical: Jim Grant as Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods)

Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical: Cindy Roy as Mrs. Doris MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie)

The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography: Crystal Hodges (Bye Bye Birdie)

The Rich & KJ Bernstein Production Team Award: Lend Me a Tenor (Karen Parrish, Cathy Woods, Deanne Morris, Jessy Fields, Venessa Therrien)

Director’s Award (Into the Woods): Keagan Kermode

Director’s Award (Sylvia): Nicole Weintraub

Director’s Award (A Christmas Carol): Sue Nobers

Director’s Award (Lend Me a Tenor): Cathy Woods

Director’s Award (Bye Bye Birdie): Melissa Turner

President’s Award: Heath Radford

Fran Newby Award: Heath Radford

Shannon Horton Award: Jessy Fields

Newcomer Award: Stephanie Slusser

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ron Taylor

Costume Contest: Solo-Heath Radford, Couple (tie)-Keith & Karen Parrish/Charlie & Allison Taylor, Group-Heath Radford, Wanda Becton, Kenan Stewart

Center Stage Theatre 40th Anniversary Celebration Cast List Announced!

Hi everyone! We are thrilled to announce the chorus for our 40th Anniversary Celebration which will kick off our 40th season! The show will be performed September 29-October 1 at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Goldsboro. Congratulations to all the cast, and we hope to see everyone at this spectacular event!

CENTER STAGE THEATRE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CAST LIST

Sequilla Arita

Wanda Becton

Bobby Boyd

Erika Boyd

Jasmin Brown

Mary Beth Cameron

Michael Corbitt

Rebecca Flores

Jim Grant

Julie Ham

Emma Herlong

Keagan Kermode

Hannah Leigh

Susan Leigh

Michael Manning

Debbie McLendon

Gene McLendon

Anne Merritt

Craig Millard

Sue Nobers

Leigh-Ann Pearce

Emily Polashek

Heath Radford

Matty Reda

Cindy Roy

Linda Sampson

Esmilagro Sanchez

Mike Saviak

Hiwot Shaw

Noah Shaw

Kenan Stewart

Riley Stewart

Nadine Swinson

Nathan Taylor

Caleb Turik

Elliott Turner

Leah Turner

Melissa Turner

Raiford Turner

Beth Williams

2017 Herman Nominations and Ceremony Information

We are excited to announce the nominees for our 2016-2017 Herman Awards! The Herman Awards Banquet is an annual tradition by Center Stage Theatre. Think of them as our own “Mini-Tony Awards” night. Started in 1982, the Herman Awards allow us to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that our casts and crews have shown over the season. The Hermans are voted upon by our season ticket holders and voting members (ballots will be mailed soon).

We invite you to join us for the Herman Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the First Baptist Church located at 125 John Street in Historic Downtown Goldsboro. A social hour starts at 5:30 pm with the awards ceremony beginning at 6:30 pm. The theme of this year’s awards banquet is “Let’s Get Animated.” Come dressed as your favorite character from animated movies, television, comic strips, comic books, or any other animated source material as we reflect and celebrate the casts and crews of our 2016-2017 season.

Please RSVP by July 22, 2017. Tickets are $10/each or $25/family and you can RSVP by sending a check in the mail to: Center Stage Theatre, P.O. Box 1255, Goldsboro, NC 27533. Tickets are also available through designated ticket sales representatives.

And now, here are the nominations. Congratulations to all nominees!

Best Show of the Season

  • Into the Woods
  • Sylvia
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Lend Me a Tenor
  • Bye Bye Birdie

Best Direction of a Play or Musical

  • Michael Manning (Into the Woods)
  • John Gillis (Sylvia)
  • Stephen Langston (A Christmas Carol)
  • Keith Parrish (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Sandra Evans (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Set

  • Michael Manning (Into the Woods)
  • Bill Royall (Sylvia)
  • Gene McLendon (A Christmas Carol)
  • Gene McLendon (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • James Sauls (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Costuming

  • Donna Forehand (Into the Woods)
  • Julie Ham (Sylvia)
  • Jennifer Langston (A Christmas Carol)
  • Rebecca Flores (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Donna Forehand (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical

  • Michael Manning as The Baker (Into the Woods)
  • Martin Mejia as Greg (Sylvia)
  • Martin Mejia as Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol)
  • Matt Gore as Max (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Elliott Turner as Albert Peterson (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical

  • Sara Potter as The Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods)
  • Nicole Weintraub as Sylvia (Sylvia)
  • Sue Nobers as Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
  • Sequilla Arita as Maggie Saunders (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Brooke Mayo as Rose Alvarez (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical

  • Keagan Kermode as Jack (Into the Woods)
  • Keith Parrish as Tom/Phyllis/Leslie (Sylvia)
  • Curtis Phillips as Fred (A Christmas Carol)
  • Roy “Doc” Heidicker as Tito Merelli (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Kenan Stewart as Conrad Birdie (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical

  • Susan Leigh as The Witch (Into the Woods)
  • Cindy Roy as Kate (Sylvia)
  • Brooke Mayo as Mrs. Cratchit (A Christmas Carol)
  • Debbie McLendon as Maria Merelli (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Kearston Hudson as Kim MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical

  • Jim Grant as Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods)
  • Nick Ham as Ghost of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol)
  • Gene McLendon as Henry Saunders (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Raiford Turner as Hugo Peabody (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical

  • Wanda Becton as The Narrator (Into the Woods)
  • Sophie Bean as Fan (A Christmas Carol)
  • Julie Ham as Julia Leverette (Lend Me a Tenor)
  • Wanda Becton as Mrs. Mae Peterson (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical

  • John Grantham as Rapunzel’s Prince (Into the Woods)
  • Jim Grant as Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods)
  • Michael Corbitt as Mr. Harry MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie)

Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical

  • Susan Leigh as The Witch (Into the Woods)
  • Bekah Shimer as Cinderella (Into the Woods)
  • Cindy Roy as Mrs. Doris MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie)

The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography

  • Keagan Kermode (Into the Woods)
  • Heather Kaye (A Christmas Carol)
  • Crystal Hodges (Bye Bye Birdie)

The Rich and KJ Bernstein Production Team Award

  • Into the Woods (Diane Belmont, Stage Manager; Deanne Morris, Properties Manager; Charlie Taylor, Asst. Stage Manager; Brooke Mayo, Asst. Properties; Cassi Erdmann, Hair/Make Up)
  • Sylvia (Venessa Therrin, Asst. Director; Karen Parrish, Producer; Sequilla Arita, Properties; Elva Graham, Hair/Make up)
  • A Christmas Carol (Julie Ham, Asst. Director; Jennifer Langston, Producer; Mike Saviak, Stage Manager; David Langston, Properties Manager; Jessy Fields, Make Up)
  • Lend Me a Tenor (Karen Parrish, Producer; Cathy Woods, Asst. Director; Deanne Morris, Properties Manager; Jessy Fields, Make Up; Venessa Therrien, Stage Manager)
  • Bye Bye Birdie (Cathy Woods, Asst. Director/Stage Manager; Christie Mayo, Producer; Gretchen Jordan, Properties Manager)

CST 40th Anniversary Celebration Audition Information

Center Stage Theatre is preparing to launch our 40th season! It’s going to be a season filled with knock out blockbusters and we want you to be a part of it. We are beginning our season with a 40th Anniversary Celebration concert. It will be a look back at the past 40 years of Center Stage Theatre, featuring some of the best songs from musicals that Center Stage has performed in that time.

Auditions will be held on June 19 and 20 from 6pm-9pm at First Presbyterian Church (1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro). These auditions are to form the ensemble of the 40th Anniversary Celebration. Auditions for soloists will be held at a later date. With few exceptions, all soloists will be selected from the ensemble. Those auditioning should prepare a short (16-bar) excerpt of a musical theatre song of their choice. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Any questions should be emailed to cst40th@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there, and we are looking forward to a season to remember!