Our last production was Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics as one of Stephen Sondheim’s most powerful scores, this black comedy concerns the infamous homicidal career of Sweeney, the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who coveted his young wife and falsely imprisoned him. Cheated of his revenge against the Judge, Sweeney’s thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and, with the aid of his razor, he exacts a far more terrible revenge, cheerfully helped by Mrs. Lovett, who is delighted to give new life to her flavourless meat pies! Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with dark humour, audiences find themselves laughing one moment, and gasping in surprise at the next…. At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett.
For more details and reviews visit the past show page
For an audition application please click April 2015 audition application
NODA South West invited companies to take part in this world record breaking attempt at Panto Horse racing.
Pantomime animals of all varieties competed for the Chris Harris Memorial Cup at the event, with Centre Stage coming first with one of their horses Nayvita, in the guise of Regan Meadowcroft and Liam Mabin.
Centre Stage West End trip on Saturday 17 January 2015
Return coach travel from Exmouth, with a pick-up at Sowton, Exeter
Top priced stalls seat for the matinee performance
Time for lunch in Covent Garden before the show
Price for travel + ticket just £90.00 – All profits donated to Centre Stage
Call Adrian Vanstone on 01395 272803, or email email@example.com to book or get more information
Come & join us on Thursday 18th September at Exmouth Pavilion when we will be singing alongside South West Comms Band in conjunction with Rotary supporting Hospiscare
Further nominations have been made for the Best Youth Production for Whistle Down The Wind and Best Actress- Molly Emerson in the same show. The company will attend the Rosebowl Awards in Weston-Super- Mare in October.
Centre Stage are delighted that they have been nominated for Noda Awards for Best Youth Production for Miss Saigon and Starlight Express and the Stage Electrics award for Technical Achievement for Starlight Express.
**UPDATE** We are delighted to have won Best Youth production for Miss Saigon.
Centre Stage had just finished its successful run of Miss Saigon last April to amazing reviews and had been at work preparing for their summer concerts .
The summer concerts were a complete contrast,(just in case audiences should be bored!) Centre Stage gave us a selection of the most up to date shows possible and some of the cast members own favourites. The musical numbers came from shows that were currently running in London, movie and musicals and the all-time greats.
There was something to please everyone in the programme …from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! to Will We Rock You, stopping in at the auditions for A Chorus Linem through to the political intrigue of Chess. Performing many familiar songs and some new to the company, the cast enjoyed rehearsals and performances alike
Centre Stage seldom put a theatrical foot wrong and with these fabulous musicals, and this concert was night to remember. Bring on the Next.
A child’s train set magically came to life and the various engines competed to become the “Fastest – engine in the World”! The underdog, Rusty the Steam train, had little chance until he was inspired by the legend of the “Starlight Express” and ultimately defeated his arch-rivals “Greaseball” and ‘Electra before going on to win the hand of the lovely first class coach, Pearl.
The Definitive version of Starlight Express is the version of the show that you may have just seen on tour in the UK which includes the new song I do and the full Megamix.
The classic moments of the show still remain such as U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D., Rolling Stock, Pumping Iron and AC/DC.
With an eclectic mix of styles, the new Definitive Starlight Express, truly is a show with something for everyone.
This is the fastest and most dynamic musical you will ever experience, the show has a rock / pop score
Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.. It is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly’s story of marriage between an American lieutenant and Japanese girl is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.
The musical represented Schönberg and Boublil’s second major success, following Les Misérables, performed by Centre Stage in 2005. Miss Saigon is still the eleventh longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.
Our last production of Cats was a great triumph. The company thoroughly enjoyed rehearsals and show week was a great success.The audience acclaim was truly fantastic