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

A brief look into the crazy minds of theatre people…

F2015 One-Actsor the last four years, Center Stage Theatre has produced this evening of locally written “one-act” shows. We will continue this event for a fifth year with a special performance at the Wayne County Museum on Saturday, June 20th at 7:00pm.

This annual experience has given local writers the opportunity to see their original works performed in a theatre setting. With no auditions and plenty of roles, anyone interested in performing is cast in the show. All participants interested in the technical aspect of theatre are also provided the chance to contribute their talents. CST is proud to present this production for the fifth year in a row.

Admission will be FREE or a pay-what-you-can donation at the door.

Announcing our 38th Season!

Welcome to Center Stage Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season!
We are very proud to announce our 38th season; one of our biggest yet with SIX shows included in the season ticket price. We’re offering a great variety of shows with everything from Tony Award winners, to a unique “radio play.” Our season tickets are a STEAL at over 45% off the individual ticket price. That’s nearly three whole shows for FREE as a season ticket holder! Season tickets go on sale at the Paramount Theatre Box Office TODAY! Call (919) 583-8432 to make your reservation, click here to download a season ticket brochure, or click here to make your purchase online (subject to an online convenience fee).

Once Upon a Mattress Cast Announced!

Thank you everyone for auditioning! The production team has chosen to cast all that auditioned.

If you are in K- 5th grade, Congratulations – you are our Curtain Warmers!!

Minstrel – Elliott Turner
Princess No. 12 – Bekah Shimer
Wizard – Craig Millard
Lady Larken – Susan Leigh
Queen Aggravain – Wanda Becton
Prince Dauntless – Jonathan Leyson
King Seximus the Silent – Gene McLendon
Jester – Clay Raines
Sir Harry – Michael Manning
Princess Winnifred the Woebegone – Jennifer Lane
Sir Studley – Daniel Toler
Lady Mabelle – Rebecca Flores
Nightengale of Smarkand – Crystlynne Ritchie

Lady Rowena – Allayna Decker
Lady Merrill – Cassie Erdmann
Lady Lucille – Brooke King
Lady Helena – Danielle Gutierrez
Lady Sarah – TBA

Knights, Kitchen Wench, Chambermaid, soldiers, Servants, Musicians will be cast during the first few rehearsals.

Everyone please come to Wayne Community College (Dogwood 201 – Same room as auditions) on Monday 6:30pm for announcements, paperwork, and general information.

Please contact Christie Mayo (Producer) at (919) 222-2917 or onceuponamattress15@gmail.com with any questions.

Reserved Seating tickets are already on sale at the Paramount Theatre Box Office. Tell your family and friends to get their tickets early! Visit www.GoldsboroParamount.com/onceuponamattress.aspx or call (919) 583-8432 to order today!

The Cast of Cheaper by the Dozen

The Cast of Cheaper by the Dozen (2015)

Mr. Gilbreth (Dad) – Dr. Roy Heidicker
Mrs. Gilbreth (Mom) – Judine Heidicker
Ms. Fitzgerald (Housekeeper) – Sandra Evans
Dr. Burton – Dan Millard
Miss Brill (Teacher) – Sue Nobers
Older Frank – Trevor Rice
Older Ernestine – Cassie Erdmann
Ann – Bekah Shimer
Young Ernestine – Mackenzie Malham
Martha – Allayna Decker
Young Frank – Nick Froats
Bill – Krais Brown
Lillian – Arwen Willis
Fred – Riley Mesimer
Dan – David Santillana
Jackie – Ryan Brown
Jenny – Olivia Lancaster
Roberta – Alaina Lancaster
Larry – Heath Radford
Joe Scales – Brandyn Espinoza

The Cast of A Christmas Carol (2014)

The Cast of Center Stage Theatre’s Seventh Annual Production of A Christmas Carol

Michael Elisabeth Adams (Narrator)
Keith Parrish (Ebenezer Scrooge)
John Clifton (The Ghost of Jacob Marley)
Anne Stuart Freemon (The Ghost of Christmas Past)
Michael Corbitt (The Ghost of Christmas Present)
Clay Raines (The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come)
Kenan Stewart (Fred)
Brett Taylor (Bob Cratchit)
Rebecca Lancaster (Emily Cratchit)
Lewis Langston (Tiny Tim Cratchit)
Benjamin Albritton (Peter Cratchit)
McKailen Santillana (Martha Cratchit)
Theresa Santillana (Belinda Cratchit)
Mary Allison Watkins (Priscilla Cratchit)
Olivia Lancaster (Abigail Cratchit)
Brandyn Espinoza (Richard Wilkins/Charles Wilkins/Fred Guest/Fezziwig Guest)
Michael Manning (Young Scrooge/Assistant Director)
Jordan Ferraro (Belle)
Gene McLendon (Mr. Fezziwig)
Tyanna Yonkers (Mrs. Fezziwig)
Lindsey Beasley (Sally)

Nick Froats (Youngest Scrooge/Fezziwig Guest)
Julie Ham (Charity Person/Fezziwig Guest)
Heath Radford (Charity Person/Fred Guest/Fezziwig Guest)
Louise Gurley (Fan)
Isabel Howell (Jane/Townsperson)
Leigha Atkinson (Want)
Michalye (Micky) Lenzi (Ignorance)
Allayna Decker (Businesswoman/Fezziwig Guest/Fred Guest)
Karen Howell (Businesswoman/Fred Guest/Townsperson
)
Anne Merritt (Businesswoman/Townsperson/Londoner)
Melissa Watkins (Mrs. Wilkins)
Debbie McLendon (Charwoman/Fezziwig Guest)
Daniel Jones (Old Joe/Townsperson)
Krissy Jones (Laundress/Townsperson)
Jeff Zhang (Undertaker/Fred Guest/Fezziwig Guest/Townsperson)

Tyler Isley (Topper/Fezziwig Guest)
Curtis Phillips (Poulterer/Fred Guest/Fezziwig Guest)
Karen Gray (Fred Guest/Townsperson/Londoner)
Kira Royal (Fezziwig Daughter/Topper’s Girl)
Bekah Shimer (Fezziwig Daughter)
David Langston (Willie
)
Chloe Langston (Young Caroler)
Lily Langston – (Young Caroler)

Saquoia Richardson (Fezziwig Guest)
Eliza Jones (Townsperson)

Kristian Jones (Townsperson)
Raelynn Clark (Young Caroler)
Catherine Freemon (Young Caroler)
Anna Uzzell (Young Caroler)
Nathan Taylor (James, Caroling Boy)
Noah Shaw (Student)
David Santillana (Student)
William Watkins (Student)

The Crew:
Director –
Vincent Bridgers
Assistant Director – Michael Manning
Dance Choreography – Shelton Carter (Fezziwig Dance) and Dr. Charles Zwerling (Waltz)
Producer – Anne Angelo
Stage Manager – Charlie Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager – Cathy Woods
Stage Crew – Olivia Durfey, Shawn Howell, Connor Shaw, Morgan Stoneking, and Megan Sullivan
Costumes – Heather Kaye
Assistant Costumer – Kylie Atkinson
Props Manager – Sandra Evans
Props Helper – David Langston
Set – Gene McLendon
Set Construction – Allayna Decker, Leigh Howell, Debbie McLendon, Gene McLendon, and Needham Park
Specialty Makup – Jessica Fields
Marley Prosthetic – Hoepner Special Effects Makeup

 

 

2013-2014 Herman Award Winners

2013-2014 Herman Award Winners
Best Special Performance by an Actor – Jim Grant as Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood
Best Special Performance by an Actress – Sue Nobers as Ouiser in Steel Magnolias
Best Vocal Performance in a Musical by an Actor – Donald Sutton in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Best Vocal Performance in a Musical by an Actress – Susan Leigh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor – Clay Raines as Will Gamwell/Scarlet in Robin Hood
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lane as Truvy in Steel Magnolias
Best Performance by a Leading Actor – Vincent Bridgers as Robin Hood in Robin Hood
Best Performance by a Leading Actress – Lauren Bridgers as Maid Marian in Robin Hood
Katherine Costa Award for Best Choreography – Heather Kaye and Shelton Carter for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Best Costume Design – Donna Forehand for Robin Hood
Best Scenic Design – Joe Collins for Robin Hood
The Rich and KJ Bernstein Award for Technical Direction – A Christmas Carol:
Donald Sutton, Assistant Director; Anne Angelo, Producer; Charlie Taylor, Stage Manager;
Lauren Bridgers, Props; and Vincent Bridgers, Special Effects
Best Director – Vincent Bridgers for A Christmas Carol

Additional Awards
Director’s Award for Robin Hood – Jim Grant
Director’s Award for A Christmas Carol – Donald Sutton
Director’s Award for Steel Magnolias – Rick Dills
Director’s Award for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) – Luis Blanco
Director’s Award for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Mike Saviak
Shannon Horton Award – Donald Sutton
Fran Newby Award – Anne Merritt
President’s Award – Rick Dills