Upcoming Events

Welcome to Center Stage Theatre’s 2016-2017 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.


 

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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


 

sylvia240Sylvia
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.


 

lendmeatenor240Ken Ludwig’s
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.


byebyebirdie240Bye Bye Birdie
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.”


oneacts240Seventh Annual
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).