Chelsea is a graduate of Roger Williams University and currently teaches First Grade in Trumbull. Chelsea has been involved with Center Stage since her freshman year of high school. She is a Youth CONNection alumni & performed in 7 productions. Chelsea currently directs the SHS Class of 2021 in Adaptations each year.
JoEllen started at Center Stage as a volunteer 15 years ago and has been running the box office for over 10 years. She thanks Gary and Fran Scarpa for their friendship and opportunity to pursue her passion in theatre. JoEllen has 3 sons and is a proud grandmother of 4 beautiful granddaughters who keep her very busy.
BOX OFFICE MANAGER
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Justin Zenchuk walked through the doors of Center Stage as a freshman in high school and grew into an extremely valuable employee, cast member, and technical crew member over the last 15 years! Justin has been in many memorable performances with Center Stage. He also directs the annual spring musical with the Shelton High School Drama Club.
Vicki recently retired from her career as a Business Education teacher for the Stratford Board of Education. She’s been involved with the Shelton Drama Club & the Youth CONNection since her daughter became involved in the 90’s. Vicki was able to pursue her passion for theatre, and she assisted with everything from sets to concessions. She’s worked on over 20 productions and has served as a board member.
BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE
It all started in 2006, when Diane’s daughter was in her first show at Center Stage, she told Fran Scarpa “I can sew a seam." Since then, Diane has been part of the Center Stage family. She began as a volunteer, because the costume shop manager and is now our resident costume shop designer.
COSTUME SHOP MANAGER
Cristina D'Almeida, a Watertown resident, is a Southern Conn. State Univ. graduate where she earned her B.A. in Journalism. She has studied various areas of theatre with a highlight in stage management for the past 10 years and writes for Onstage Blog in her free time. She is honored to be working and gaining valuable experience at Center Stage.
CHOREOGRAPHER AND WIGS
Katherine Sedlock, known as KSed, has been on the teaching staff at Center Stage Theatre for the past 11 years. Along with CS education, she has assisted with the Teen Musical Theatre Workshops and now directs the program, as well as the Shelton High School Drama Club program, with Justin Zenchuk. She also is a Youth CONNection alumni, having appeared in 8 summer productions.