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I’ve been doing shows at Center Stage Theatre since Footloose in 2008 when I was only 7! That was 7 years ago., and since then I’ve been in 10 shows at center stage! And I’m only 13! That’s where I met So many people, like Krista Pettit , Don Dillon , and so many others, that I’ve become extremely close to over the past 7 years! After a while you realize that the kids and all the people that you perform with, show, after show…we aren’t just a cast. We’ve become a family. I’m so glad at the amount of friendships I’ve made performing here. Some of us have even become such good friends, that at auditions we literally sit there and specifically wait for each other. Along with doing the same at rehearsal night after night for the next couple months! We’ve all grown up together, whether we started at age 6 or 7, or as we were graduating high school, we’ve made friendships… That will last a lifetime. So thank you center stage, and everyone in it. Happy 40th.
Our first show at Comstock was Peter Pan in the summer of 2010. We had heard about it through my daughter’s choir director after her first middle school show. So she auditioned and was cast as a lost boy. She had so much fun that every time she’s been able to she’s been in other shows, like Treasure Island, the Musical and Seussical. And I saw her having so much fun that I decided to give it a try too & have had so much fun I plan on doing as many shows as I can too! We’ve made some great friends…it’s like one great big family!
While I loved being the parent to an actor, I had a small desire to get on stage, in the chorus, myself. I thought the Cabaret would be perfect – no acting, just singing and some dancing. I could do that – I sing (in the shower) and I was a pom pom girl for one year in high school, which was choreographed dancing, right? I didn’t really think about the fact that I’d have to be singing AND dancing at the same time! And choreography certainly came a lot easier 30 years ago when I was in high school! But I have had a ball participating in the 40th Anniversary Show and wouldn’t want it any other way. Ya never know, I may forget the pain of dancing and rehearsing 5 nights a week and try it again sometime…. Maybe…
Center Stage Theatre / Comstock Community Theatre means a lot to not only me but my family. It means so much because my grandmother BJ Mohberg is one of the founders of this amazing theatre. CST means so much to me personally because I always feel like I am around family and it has become my home away from home. Theatre and the people I have met and who have become more like family than friends helped me get through a really rough time in my life. Because of CST and our family dynamic I made it through that very rough time and have made some life long friends/family.
I joined Comstock Community Theatre almost 20 years ago. I have friends to this day that I met all those years ago. One of them is actually in this show! Community Theatre is so much more then performing, it is truly a COMMUNITY. A group of people who may not fit in anywhere else, but this is home. In doing Community Theatre, we learn so many skills, from dancing and singing to public speaking and how to interact in large social situations. It builds confidence and inspires new talents. I will be forever thankful for all of the wonderful experiences I have had with this organization. I look forward to many, many more!
As I grew up the stage became my home. Each cast & crew became family. I am so proud to say that I have one of the largest families one could ask for; and better yet feel accepted for who I am. Theatre has become my home, my job, my companion, and best of all my family.
On May 7th 2011 I found out I was expecting my first child. Even before she was born, she was welcomed into the theatre and to this day she attends rehearsals and joins in the dances. She is just a natural and I have a feeling I am stuck. THAT’S A GOOD THING! I am so glad to be part of a great organization. Here’s to the next 40 years!
I went from just volunteering to a member of the spot-lighter board. I am actively involved even when shows are not going on. As a child I was not talented in the aspect of sports. I was in band, but it’s nice to know that there is a place in this community that people young and old can come and are always guaranteed a part! You are welcomed with open arms no matter how big or little talent you think you have.
Doing theatre has become a huge part of my life, and it is a career path I am considering taking in my future. All of this is thanks to the wonderful experiences I have had with Center Stage Theatre. I’ve met so many wonderful people that I have come to love, and consider my second family. I love them all and hope to become more involved in Center Stage in the future!
My school does not have shows, or a performing arts company at all. Band is the only thing that represents the fine arts at my school district. Center Stage is the only place i can do what I love and make so many close friends. I think that doing theatre has made me a more confident person, and overall a more experienced person in the theatre world. Center Stage has made an impact on my family as well. My brother, Carter, is the drummer in the pit for this cabaret. It helps him get more experience playing in public. It has made my parents become more involved in the theatre world as well. They help with concessions and try to come to every performance that they can.
The other parents I met while we were waiting for our children at rehearsal as well as the Board members and volunteers who devoted hours of their time costuming, fundraising, and supporting the shows were all wonderful! It didn’t take me long to want to become part of what they all lovingly referred to as their “Theatre Family