This Season:  Inherit the Wind * Charlie Brown Christmas/Seussified Christmas Carol * Awesome 80s Prom * Stanton's Garage * Godspell

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A Charlie Brown Christmas & A Seussified Christmas Carol

by Charles M. Schulz
directed by Karen Vanover

December Performances
 Fri 5 7:30pm   
 Sat 6 2:00pm
 Sun 7 7:30pm
 Fri 12 7:30pm
 Sat 13 2:00pm

Based on the TV special, when Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is.

A Seussified Christmas Carol tells the story of Scrooge as if written by Dr. Seuss.

Call for 2015-2016 Directors

CenterStage Players is now accepting applications for Directors in our 2015-2016 season.

Generally, CenterStage Players (OH) produce 3-4 shows a year, which have been performed at the North College Hill City Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Interested applicants should send information to Trisha Cooper, Vice-President of Production before the deadline of November 17th, 2014. The CenterStage Board will schedule interviews with applicants in early January 2015.

You may submit more than one show, but please be advised, you will only have a half hour to discuss your submissions.

Please respond to this notice by e-mail to, or by snail mail:

Attn: Trisha Cooper
6161 Indian Trail
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Please include the following information with your response.

  1. Your theatrical resume and contact information.
  2. List any production or technical crew persons that work with you on a regular basis.
  3. List a play you would like to direct and please answer the following questions:
    1. What technical issues does the show present, and how would you resolve them?
    2. Are there any foreseen casting difficulties with the show? How would you over-come them?
    3. What draws you, as a director, to want to work on this show?
    4. What would make somebody want to see this show? 
  4. One copy of the script (s) so that the CenterStage Board can read through it before your interview. We prefer to received scripts electronically if possible. If this is not possible, please ensure the script is one easily available, e.g. at the public library.


Recent Awards

Here are our ACT awards from our very successful 2013/2014 season. Congratulations to all!

Roger Grooms Award

A special congratulations to Burt McCollom who won the prestigious Roger Grooms Award, which honors an individual "who has demonstrated dedication to raising the artistic quality of community theater production through active teaching and/or by demonstrating sustained excellence in the categories of directing, acting, choreography, musical or vocal direction".


Angela K. Boyle as Helena
Gary Glass as Theseus/Oberon
Colin Thornton as Egeus/Flute


Olivia Dunn as Alice Wendleken
Tatum Wilmes as Beth Bradley
Fred Hunt and Cast for Excellence in Ensemble
Trisha Cooper for Excellence in Stage Management


Betty Coulter as Fanny Cavendish
Traci Taylor as Julie Cavendish


Clint Bramkamp as Mr. Lockwood
Dee Dunn as Ellen Dean
McLane Nagy as Catherine Earnshaw Linton

Dee Dunn,
Jun 4, 2014, 9:08 PM