Annual Herman Awards Banquet

To purchase tickets for this year’s Herman Awards, you have several options:

1. Purchase them at our next Membership Meeting on Monday, July 9th
2. Email to make arrangements
3. Purchase them from Cathy Woods at Darwin’s Screenprinting (129 E. Walnut St. Goldsboro, NC 27530)
4. Mail in your money to the CST PO Box (CST PO Box 1255 Goldsboro, NC 27533)
 If you plan to mail in your money, please do so by July 10th to ensure that is received by July 15th

There are two types of tickets:
1. $15.00 individual – Upon buying this ticket, you’ll need to designate which dinner you’ll want Dining options include a 6 oz sirloin OR a BBQ chicken breast. The food is provided by Texas Roadhouse.

2. $5.00 individual – Does NOT include the meal but will include the entertainment and hors d’oeuvres

If you intend to dine with us, it is essential for you to purchase your ticket by July 15th!

Please refer to the latest CST mailing for additional information. You may also contact Sandra Evans or email

Welcome to Center Stage Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season!

Welcome to Center Stage Theatre’s 2018-2019 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.


Little Women, the Broadway Musical
September 21 & 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
September 23, 2018 at 3:00pm
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.

Based on a novel by Louisa May Alcott
Book by Allan Knee | Music by Jason Howland | Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discover, heartache, and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice.

Little Women is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

LITTLE WOMEN is presented by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 421 W. 54th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 |


itsawonderfullifeIt’s a Wonderful Life
December 7 & 8, 2018 at 7:30pm
December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm
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 James W. Rodgers

This stage adaptation of the classic film has all your favorite characters. George Bailey’s dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, and his guardian angel descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and remind him — by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born — that his has been, after all, a wonderful life.


anne frankThe Diary of Anne Frank
February 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
February 10, 2019 at 3:00pm
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.

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence — their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write, I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”


oklahomaRodgers’  & Hammerstein’s
May 3 & 4, 2019 at 7:30pm
May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm
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 by Richard Rodgers | Book by Oscar Hammerstein II | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Original Dances by Agnes de Mille | Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.

OKLAHOMA! is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:

Local Playwright One-Act Festival
Dates TBA
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.

New name…same old antics! Formerly our annual “Evening of One-Acts,” the Local Playwright One-Act Festival gives local writers the opportunity to see their original works performed in a theatre setting. Unlike our mainstage shows, the Festival does not require any formal auditions and plenty of roles are always available. The troupe will perform a selection of locally written one-act skits (all less than 10 minutes long).


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


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 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
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!


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