AUDITION DETAILS FOR INTO THE WOODS!

Audition details for Center Stage Theatre’s 2016-2017 season premiere production of Into the Woods

WhenMonday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, 2016 starting at 6:30pm
 
WhereWayne Community College -Moffatt Auditorium
(3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC)
 
Please prepare the following for your Into the Woods audition:
1) 32 bars of an up-beat song of your choice
2) 32 bars of a reflective/emotional song of your choice
 
Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
 
We are looking for your acting skills in the songs that you sing. Please perform the songs as if on stage with feeling and conviction.
 
PLEASE NOTE: We WILL accept auditions without prepared songs, but we recommend preparation.
 
Please contact the director, Michael Manning, at intothewoodscst@gmail.com if you have questions regarding auditions.
 
Into the Woods production dates:
September 16, 2016 at 10:00 am (School show if requested)
September 16 & 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm
September 18, 2016 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
 
Have you ever had a wish? How far would you go to get your happy ending? On the surface, Into the Woods is a combination of Grimm Brother’s fairy tales, but this particular work is so much more. As you follow this production, it delves into the human spirit through stories of longing, lust, and loyalty. It is our job as a theater company to relate these fantastical tales with a modern day audience in order for us all to learn a few life lessons together.
 
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
 
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
 
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine, Original directed on Broadway by James Lapine, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. INTO THE WOODS is presented by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 421 W. 54th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 | www.MTIShows.com

Announcing our 39th Season!

Center Stage Theatre is proud to present it’s 39th Season during 2016-2017! 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, 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. Check out the shows included in our upcoming season below:

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2016-2017 Season Premiere
Into the Woods
September 16 & 17, 2016 at 7:30pm
September 18, 2016 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.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

The musical was adapted into a feature film by Disney in 2014 which has increased its popularity greatly. One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into The Woods is a musically sophisticated show with dark comedy and fantastical elements.

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine, Original directed on Broadway by James Lapine, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. INTO THE WOODS is presented by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 421 W. 54th Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 | www.MTIShows.com


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Sylvia
October 7 & 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
October 9, 2016 at 3:00pm
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.

Greg and Kate moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career is winding down, while Kate’s career is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog.


ChristmasCarol2016-240Ninth Annual
A Christmas Carol
December 9 & 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
December 11, 2016 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.

Since 2008, Center Stage Theatre’s A Christmas Carol has become Downtown Goldsboro tradition. CST continues to improve upon the annual production with the addition of gorgeously painted backdrops and improved special effects.

In A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens invented the modern concept of “Christmas Spirit;” we know Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future not only as fictional characters, but as representations of the true meaning of Christmas. Join us as we experience Scrooge’s astonishing personal transformation from “Bah! Humbug!” to “Merry Christmas!” Click here to learn more about CST’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.


 

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Lend Me A Tenor
February 17 & 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
February 19, 2017 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.

The general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers making Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

“Lend Me a Tenor (Ludwig)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


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April 28 & 29, 2017 at 7:30pm
April 30, 2017 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.

Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type rock and roll singer, is about to be inducted into the army. He has the pompadour and thick sideburns; the gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, Conrad’s agent, and his faithful secretary and long suffering girlfriend, Rose Alvarez, concoct one final publicity stunt; Conrad will bid a typical teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss.

Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. Hit numbers from the show include “Rosie,” “Honestly Sincere,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” and the timeless classic “Put on a Happy Face.”


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Local Playwright One-Act Festival
June 9 & 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm
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).


 

The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof

Hello everyone and thank you for auditioning for Center Stage Theatre’s Production of Fiddler on the Roof.  We had to make some difficult decisions when casting this show, but we are confident that we’ve selected the best cast to make this show a success.  The full cast list can be seen below.  If you have not yet accepted your role, please email fiddlercst@gmail.com letting us know that you accept. All cast members can expect another email this weekend about our first cast meeting and read-through which will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm.

Tickets are on sale NOW for the show, so start spreading the word. Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (919) 583-8432 or in-person at the Paramount Box Office located inside the theatre at 139 South Center Street in Historic Downtown Goldsboro.

The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof:
The Family
TEVYE – Michael Manning
GOLDE – Susan Leigh
TZEITEL – Bekah Shimer
HODEL – Olivia Durfey
CHAVA – Emma Herlong
SHPRINTZE – Esmi Sanchez
BIELKE – Leah Turner
MOTEL – Vincent Bridgers
PERCHIK – Keagan Kermode
GRANDMA TZEITEL – Katlyn Batts
FRUMA-SARAH – Leigh-Ann Pearce
FYEDKA – Connor Shaw
Villagers
LAZAR WOLF, the butcher – Clay Raines
MORDCHA, the innkeeper – Gene McClendon
RABBI – Wayne Williams
MENDEL, the Rabbi’s son – Caleb Turik
AVRAM, the bookseller – Keith Parrish
NACHUM, the beggar – Kenan Stewart
YUSSEL, the hatmaker – Luis Blanco
YENTE, the matchmaker – Susan Bowmer
CONSTABLE – Heath Radford
FEATURED RUSSIAN – Brandyn Espinoza
OTHER RUSSIANS – Thomas Martin Mejia, Raiford Turner
BOTTLE DANCERS – Keagan Kermode, Brandyn Espinoza, Julie Ham, Cindy Kaye
ADDITIONAL VILLAGERS – Jessica Poirier, Saquoia Richardson, Tracy Delboccio, Mary Grace Kearney, Brooke King, Julie Ham, Elizabeth Williams, Jillian Pearce, Rebecca Flores, Fe Sanchez, Laura Chavous, Cindy Kaye, Linda Sampson, Debbie McClendon, Nick Froats

 

The Cast of Moon Over Buffalo

Moon Over BuffaloWe are proud to announce the cast of our upcoming production of Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re performing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertoire in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s involvement with a young actress, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee! Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiance and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing.
The show will run February 12 thru 14 and, tickets are on sale now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office! Click here to purchase tickets online, call (919) 583-8432 or drop by the theatre.
George Hay – Gene McLendon
Charlotte Hay – Sue Nobers
Roz – Brooke King
Paul – Clay Raines
Ethel – Debbie McLendon
Eileen – Nicole Weintraub
Howard – Kenan Stewart
Richard – Doc Heidicker

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!