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About Shrek The Musical

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand…and his name is Shrek. From the imaginations of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and irreverent fun for everyone!

Who We Are

Theatre is a force that can unite, uplift, teach, inspire, and heal!

For over 40 years, Center Stage Theatre has provided families and individuals the opportunity to experience something special together. Whether your passion is on or off stage, or your kids just wrangled you into a production, the time spent with family and friends is priceless. Center Stage Theatre proudly continues to give people the opportunity to experience the wonder that is theatre.

If you are new to Center Stage, Welcome! You will not be a stranger for long. Here at Center Stage we provide a community atmosphere, capitalizing on the talents of all. If you have never been on stage or you are a seasoned veteran, then Center Stage is the place to be. Center Stage is the only community theatre in the Kalamazoo area that invites everyone who auditions and is willing to make the time commitment into its large summer shows. With casts of over 100, the positive energy created is some of the best you will ever feel!

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  • Reviews

    Finding opportunities for a young child was a challenge. I was so thrilled when I found Center Stage Theatre in the spring of 2013. He jumped at the chance to be in Seussical: The Musical. After a moving speech by Mr. Don Dillon, about what a wonderful experience it is to be in a show with your child, I auditioned too. He was right! The Center Stage family is an amazing group of people who tolerate my endless questions and my son’s bad days. (He has autism.) I pray we have many more years in the Center Stage family.

    Annonymous

    Centre Stage Theatre has a great impact on the lives of its performers and the larger theatre community. Too many schools make theatre a painfully exclusive experience, available to only a handful of students. Centre Stage Theatre accepts everyone who auditions and allows anyone to gain theatrical experience. I performed my first musical via Centre Stage Theatre, found my best friend during a summer show, and helped rebuild another community theatre group based on what Centre Stage Theatre taught me. I will always be indebted.

    Marie Teitgen

    CST has become my home away from home. It doesn’t matter if I’m performing or helping behind the scenes I just feel so loved and welcomed by everyone. Since there’s no theater at my school and the only performing arts is band I’m so happy that I found a place to do what I love. I remember how I felt during my first show ever in Hairspray, I couldn’t wait to do it again! But, when I was given my first solo in Once Upon a Time I felt so much joy and I was so proud of myself. Though I haven’t done as many shows as some of the other people at CST it doesn’t matter, as soon as you walk through the doors at auditions you can tell there’s something special. Everyone becomes a family. Since I started doing shows at CST I’ve met so many interesting people. I love CST and everyone there so much! Break a leg guys!

    Maggie Jefferson
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