Our 2014-2015 Season
July 25th through August 2nd
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Book by Alain Boublil and Claud-Michel Schonberg
Do you hear the people sing? In 2002, the Youth CONNection’s Les Misérables
played to four sellout audiences in Shelton High School’s massive auditorium. And now, Center Stage kicks off its 10th anniversary season with the world’s most famous musical, based on the Victor Hugo classic novel. Les Misérables tells the transformative story of Jean Valjean and brings to life the universal and uplifting themes of revolution, hope, and salvation. Its powerful score soars with gorgeous melodies and unforgettable lyrics.
Tuesdays with Morrie
October 3rd through October 19th
By Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher
Most teachers develop our minds. Good teachers touch our hearts. But great teachers change our lives forever. For Mitch Albom, Morrie Schwartz was such a teacher. Adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel, this is the story of a mentor’s undying need to teach life’s most important lesson. Spend your time with care. Spend your life with meaning. Spend your Tuesdays with Morrie!
A Christmas Carol
December 5th through December 21st
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahren
Once again, we bring this classic story to our stage in what may become a Center Stage tradition. With soaring music by a Disney musical genius, composer Alan Menken, A Christmas Carol infuses the Charles Dickens holiday classic with music the whole family will cherish. Described the the New York Times as "a tonic for adults, and for children. A transfixing journey,” this musical favorite tells the timeless story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge. Our production will touch you, inspire you, and fill you with the spirit of Christmas!
Man of La Mancha
January 30th through February 15th
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Written by Dale Wasserman
“To Dream the Impossible Dream!” One of the great classic plays of the American Musical Theater, Man of La Mancha personifies the strength of the human spirit and the power of imagination. Enter the mind and the world of the mad knight Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, he is a man who sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. Don Quixote’s quest? Simply, to make the world a better place - and that he does! Man of La Mancha is a classic tale of the triumph of the human heart! The winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha is an adventure you will long remember!
Lend Me A Tenor
April 10th through April 26th
By Ken Ludwig
Audiences have been laughing themselves silly at Lend Me A Tenor since the 1989 Broadway premiere - where it received nine Tony nominations. Lend Me A Tenor is a madcap comedy that takes place in 1934 as the Cleveland Grand Opera company prepares to welcome world-famous tenor Tito Morelli for a sold-out, one night only performance. It’s all downhill from there. What transpires is an hilarious farce full of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and bawdy humor. Don't miss this madcap screwball comedy.