The cast of New York, New York

New York, New YorkThe cast has been announced for CST’s upcoming production of New York, New York: Songs from the City That Never Sleeps! After the success of CST’s recent cabaret; Coffeehouse: An Evening of Songs from Broadway Past & Present, Center Stage members Diane Belmont and Jayson Keeton jumped at the chance to arrange another evening of music for Goldsboro to enjoy. Don’t miss this showcase of some of the best vocal talent available to Wayne County and Beyond.

This event will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm in Downtown Goldsboro. Tickets are on sale now! 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.

Here is the cast of New York, New York:

Men:
Connor Shaw
Keagan Kermode
Kenan Stewart
Michael Manning
Vincent Bridgers
Zach Rayburn
Women:
Allayna Decker
Bekah Shimer
Cynthia Terpe
Hannah Leigh
Michael Adams
Michaela Howell
Nadine Swinson
Olivia Durfey
Susan Leigh

WAGES Drive during A Christmas Carol

Center Stage Theatre will be holding a toy and non-perishable food drive for WAGES during our production of A Christmas Carol. Bring a new toy or non-perishable food item to any performance of the show and WAGES will donate it to a family in need in Wayne County. As a reward, if you bring an item you will receive a free drink and snack from the concessions stand in the lobby.

Find out more about our production of A Christmas Carol on our upcoming events page.

The Cast of A Christmas Carol (2015)

Charles Dickens- Matt Gore
Scrooge- Gene McLendon
Fred- Curtis Phillips
Jacob Marley- Kenan Stewart
Christmas Present- Keith Parrish
Christmas Past- Stephen Langston
Bob Cratchit- Heath Radford
Emily Cratchit- Shaun Romero-Godshall
Martha Cratchit- Jessica Poirier
Belinda Cratchit- Isabel Howell
Tiny Tim- Ryan Brown
Peter Cratchit- Noah Shaw
Young Cratchit 1- Eliza Jones
Young Cratchit 2- Macaylee Wiggs
Mr Fezziwig- Elliott Turner
Mrs Fezziwig- Melissa Turner
Young Scrooge- Brandyn Espinoza
Dick Wilkins- Martin Mejia
Belle- Emily Polashek
Poulterer- Phillip Anzaldua
Undertaker- Greg Sullivan
Old Joe- Banks Peacock
Charity 1- Debbie McLendon
Charity 2- Venessa Therrien
James- Cole Williams
Youngest Scrooge- Kristian Jones
Younger Scrooge- Raiford Turner
Fan- Leah Turner
Ignorance- Lily Langston
Want- Isaac Ham
Fred Guests- Jennifer Pittman, Krais Brown, Carleigh Magee, Martin Mejia
Sally – Julie Ham
Topper- Michael Corbitt
Topper’s Girl- Becky Atkinson
Londoner 1- Sheila Price
Londoner 2- Karen Parrish
Caroler 1- Danielle Brown
Student 2- Nick Williams
Caroler 2- Jillian Pearce
Student 1- Makayla Smith
Businessman 1- Dan Milliard, Jr
Businessman 2- Robby Martin
Businessman 3- Luis Blanco
Laundress- Allayna Decker
Charwoman- Gretchen Jordan
Mrs Wilkins- Jennifer Langston
Londoner- Lewis Langston
Charles- David Langston

School Kids- Chloe Langston, Alexandra Brown, Anna Uzzell, Emma Grace Raynor, Davynn Godshall, Caitlyn Godshall,
Townsperson- Anne Merritt, Susan Bowmer

Dancers- Kira Royal, Tyler Isley, Nicholas Froats, Kimber Williams, Beth Williams

Fezziwig Dancers- Kaela Coles, Saralyn Doyle, MaKenzie Schaeffer, Jasmin Brown

Christmas Carol Food Drive

Center Stage Theatre will be holding a toy and non-perishable food drive for WAGES during our annual production of A Christmas Carol this year. Bring a new toy or non-perishable food item to our upcoming auditions or any of the performances of the show (December 11-13) and WAGES will donate it to a family in need in Wayne County. As a reward, if you bring an item you will receive a free drink and snack from the concessions stand in the lobby.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Texas Fundraiser
Click here to download this flyer and present it at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, Sept 8th between 4pm-10pm and Center Stage Theatre will receive 10% of the total sale! If you forget the flyer just make sure you mention Center Stage Theatre and you are there to support our fundraiser!You can be sure your money is being put to good use. CST is strictly a volunteer organization, no directors, actors, or board members are paid; we all do this for a love of theatre and a wish to provide quality entertainment to Wayne County and Beyond.Consider becoming a Sponsor or Friend of Center Stage Theatre. Every donation helps and goes directly toward the cost of our productions for bigger and better props, costumes, sets, more musicians, and more spectacular stage effects. CST is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Full details on donations to Center Stage Theatre are available on our website at www.CSTheatre.org/donate

Announcing the Cast of Vintage Hitchcock

Thank you to everyone that auditioned for Center Stage Theatre’s production of Vintage Hitchcock. Please see the full cast list below. The first read-thru will be held on Monday, August 17 at 6:30pm at the Wayne County Museum. Please be sure to arrive a little early so we can begin on time.
The Cast of Center Stage Theatre’s production of Vintage Hitchcock:
Actor 1 – Banks Peacock
Actor 2 – Randy Laster
Actor 3 – Brett Taylor
Actor 4 – Sue Nobers
Actor 5 – Meta Toole
Announcer – John Gillis
Shadows – Mary Richardson, Morgan Johnson, Curtis Phillips
Newsboy – Lewis Langston
Foley Artists – David Langston, Saquoia Richardson, & Aliah Richardson
Organist – Jayson Keeton
Mysterious Gentleman in the Fog – Joseph A. Bates
We will answer questions and make some announcements at the beginning of the read-thru, but if you have anything pressing, please feel free to contact the production team directly at vintagehitchcock@gmail.com.
Tickets for Vintage Hitchcock are only $10/each and are already on sale! Call (919) 583-8432 or click here to purchase online. We hope to see you October 9-11 for the show!

Announcing the Cast of The Pajama Game

Thank you to everyone that auditioned for our season premiere production of The Pajama Game! Check out the full cast list below. Don’t forget, tickets are already on sale now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office!

The Cast of The Pajama Game (2015)
Babe Williams- Bailey Sutton
Sid Sorokin- Elliott Turner
Gladys Hotchkiss- Allayna Decker
Myron Hasler- Wayne Williams
Prez- Gene McLendon
Vernon Hines- Kenan Stewart
Mabel-Wanda Becton
Mae- Debbie McLendon
Pop- Dan Millard
Poopsie- Christy Jack
Max- Craig Millard
Charlie- Robby Martin
Joe- Heath Radford
First Helper- Martin Mejia
Second Helper- Raiford Turner
Virginia- Nadine Swinson
Anderson-Micheal Corbitt
Rita- Cindy Roy
Brenda- Krissy Jones
Waiter- Raiford Turner
Gus-Martin Mejia
Eddie- Ronnie Mayo
Trio Dancers-Julie Ham, Rebecca Flores, Allayna Decker

Chorus/Dancers- Susan Bowmer, Raiford Turner, Ronnie Mayo, Michael Corbitt, Olivia Durfey, Jennifer Langston, Jasmin Brown, Karen Groce, Nadine Swinson, Cindy Roy

Extras- Robby Martin, Raiford Turner, Martin Mejia, Ronnie Mayo, Michael Corbitt, David Langston

2014-2015 Herman Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Herman Award Winners!

Best Show of the Season – Once Upon a Mattress

Best Direction of a Play or Musical – Vincent Bridgers for A Christmas Carol

Best Set – Michael Manning for Cheaper by the Dozen

Best Costuming – Donna Forehand for Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical
Keith Parrish as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical
Jennifer Lane as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical
Clay Raines as The Jester in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical
Susan Leigh as Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical
Gene McLendon as The King in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical
Wanda Becton as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical
Elliot Turner as The Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical
Jennifer Lane as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress

The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography
Shelton Carter and Charles Zwerling for A Christmas Carol

The Rich and KJ Bernstein Award for Best Technical Direction
A Christmas Carol: Charlie Taylor, Stage Manager; Sandra Evans, Properties; Jessica Fields, Specialty Makeup; and Vincent Bridgers, Special Effects

Director’s Award: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown – Keith Parrish
Director’s Award: A Christmas Carol
– Anne Angelo
Director’s Award: Cheaper by the Dozen – Christie Mayo
Director’s Award: Once Upon a Mattress – Sandra Evans
Newcomer Award – Dan Millard
Shannon Horton Award – Megan Sullivan
Fran Newby Award – The Shaw Family
President’s Award – Diane Belmont
First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award – Mr. David Weil

2014-2015 Herman Award Nominees Announced!

We are excited to announce the nominees for our 2014-2015 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 25, 2015 at the Wayne County Museum located at 116 North William Street in Historic Downtown Goldsboro. A social hour starts at 6:00pm with the awards ceremony beginning at 7:00pm. The theme of this year’s awards banquet is “Awkward Prom.” Bring your biggest 80s hairdo, your wildest 70s style suite, or whatever is hiding in the back of your closet as we reflect and celebrate the casts and crews of our 2014-2015 season.

Please RSVP by July 17, 2015. Tickets are $10/each 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 over the phone at (919) 583-8432 or online by clicking here.

Best Show of the Season
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Cheaper by the Dozen
A Christmas Carol
Once Upon a Mattress

Best Direction of a Play or Musical
Gene McLendon for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Vincent Bridgers for A Christmas Carol
Deanne Morris for Cheaper by the Dozen
Jim Grant for Once Upon a Mattress

Best Set
Gene McLendon for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Gene McLendon for A Christmas Carol
Michael Manning for Cheaper by the Dozen
Bill Royall for Once Upon a Mattress

Best Costuming
Karen Parrish for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Heather Kaye for A Christmas Carol
Donna Forehand for Cheaper by the Dozen
Donna Forehand for Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play or Musical
Michael Manning as Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Keith Parrish as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
Dr. Roy Heidicker as Mr. Gilbreth in Cheaper by the Dozen
Jonathan Leyson as Prince Dauntless in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play or Musical
Elizabeth Groce as Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Michael Adams as The Narrator in A Christmas Carol
Bekah Shimer as Anne in Cheaper by the Dozen
Jennifer Lane as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play or Musical
Jim Grant as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Brett Taylor as Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol
Nicholas Froats as Young Frank in Cheaper by the Dozen
Clay Raines as The Jester in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play or Musical
Karen Groce as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Rebecca Lancaster as Mrs. Emily Cratchit in A Christmas Carol
Mackenzie Malham as Young Ernestine in Cheaper by the Dozen
Susan Leigh as Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Special Performance by an Actor in a Play or Musical
Michael Corbitt as Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Kenan Stewart as Fred in A Christmas Carol
Trevor Rice as Older Frank in Cheaper by the Dozen
Gene McLendon as The King in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Special Performance by an Actress in a Play or Musical
Anne Stuart Freemon as The Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol
Cassie Erdmann as Older Ernestine in Cheaper by the Dozen
Wanda Becton as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress

Best Vocal Performance by an Actor in a Musical
Jim Grant as Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Michael Corbitt as Schroeder in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Elliot Turner as The Minstrel in Once Upon a Mattress
Michael Manning as Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress

 Best Vocal Performance by an Actress in a Musical
Karen Groce as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Elizabeth Groce as Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Jennifer Lane as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress

The Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography
Julie Ham for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Shelton Carter and Charles Zwerling for A Christmas Carol
Crystal Hodges for Once Upon a Mattress

The Rich and KJ Bernstein Award for Best Technical Direction
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Keith Parrish, Stage Manager and Karen Parrish, Props
A Christmas Carol: Charlie Taylor, Stage Manager; Sandra Evans, Properties; Jessica Fields, Specialty Makeup; and Vincent Bridgers, Special Effects
Cheaper by the Dozen: Cathy Woods, Stage Manager and Sandra Evans, Properties
Once Upon a Mattress: Cathy Woods, Stage Manager; Deanne Morris, Properties; and Cassie Erdmann, Hair & Makeup

Other Awards that will be given the night of the banquet:
Director’s Awards
Newcomer Award
Shannon Horton Award
Fran Newby Award
President’s Award
First Annual Lifetime Achievement Award