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Performances Cancelled Until 2021 at CenterStage Players

CSP_logoCenterStage Players regrets to announce the postponement of their first two shows of the 2020/21 season. Our original schedule planned to feature ‘Momus & Aphrodite’ in September followed by ‘Macbeth’ in November.

Due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must postpone these two productions until further notice. Our board members, tech personnel, and actors would like nothing more than to be back on stage in early 2021, but we also want to ensure we are taking the proper precautions that allow our patrons to return to the theatre in confidence.

Keep following us via Facebook as well as our website for updates to our season. We will also be revisiting some of our past productions over the next few months. Thanks for your understanding, your continued support, and we sincerely hope you are all staying safe during this difficult time.

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for CenterStage Players


  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Aaron Whitehead
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Burt McCollum
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Jay Dallas Benson
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Jessie Faye
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Linda Roll
  • Excellence in Direction – Tom Peters
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Tom Peters & Cast
  • Excellence in House Management – Jane Culp
  • Excellence in Lighting Design – Chris Lee, Tom Peters, & Greg Smith
  • Excellence in Lobby Display – Lisa Hunt
  • Excellence in Other – Alan & Majorie Trueblood (Artwork on Elephant Man Drop)
  • Excellence in Overall Performance Quality – Tom Peters & Cast
  • Excellence in Overall Technical Quality – Fred Hunt & Crew
  • Excellence in Producing – Fred Hunt
  • Excellence in Program – Rebecca Coots
  • Excellence in Program Art – Katie Tekulve
  • Excellence in Properties – Kelly Geoppinger
  • Excellence in Set Construction – Fred Hunt
  • Excellence in Set Decor – Tom Peters, Kelly Geoppinger, & Fred Hunt
  • Excellence in Set Design – Tom Peters
  • Excellence in Stage Management – Chris Lee & Sally Fint
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Amy Eyers
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Claudia Kasvin
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Ethan Finder
  • Excellence in Acting in a play – Mandy Goodwin
  • Excellence in Properties – Karen Vanover
  • Excellence in Set Decor – Lisa Hunt

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2020-2021 Season Updated at CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoCenterStage Players regrets to announce that we have had to postpone our production of Heathers-The Musical once again due to the continued restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 virus. We would sincerely like to thank Sunset Players for their generous offer to utilize their facility when we initially elected to postpone the show until July. Heathers will now be the anchor show for our 2020-21 season back at Lockland HS. Our revised lineup with anticipated show dates is as follows:

Directed by Chris Lee
Sept. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Directed by Tom Peters
Nov. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Directed by Mark Culp
Feb. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

HEATHER The Musical
Directed by Amanda Borchers
Apr. 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2

Be sure to frequently check both our facebook page and website for information regarding auditions and tickets for upcoming shows.

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COVID-19 Update From CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoLike many of our community theatre colleagues in the greater Cincinnati area, we were saddened when our most recent production was put on hold the night before we opened due to the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Governor of Ohio.  While we agree these are necessary to ensure the safety of everyone, it was still difficult knowing the hard work that our cast and crew had put into the development of their program.  CenterStage Players continues to extend our best wishes to everyone and hopes that everyone stays safe during this time of uncertainty.  We look forward to seeing everyone across the area return to the stage as soon as possible.

At this time we are announcing that we are rescheduling our May show along with a change in venue.  HEATHERS The Musical (directed by Amanda Borchers) will now hit the stage on July 2, 3, 5, and 10-12 (barring any governmental or CDC restrictions).  This show will be performed at The Arts Center at Dunham (home of Sunset Players).  Thanks to everyone who was instrumental in keeping this show alive and moving it to the new location.

We are also announcing changes to our 2020-21 season.  Our revised lineup is as follows:

MOMUS & APHRODITE by Fred Rothzeid
A Greek comedy taking place in Athens . . . Ohio!
Directed by Chris Lee
Produced by Kent Smith & Burt McCollum
September 11-20, 2020

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
A modern twist on a classic Shakespeare story
Directed by Tom Peters
Produced by Fred Hunt
November 13-22, 2020

A regional premier written by a local playwright
Directed by Mark Culp
Produced by Lisa Hunt
February 19-28, 2021

BUGS! by Stephen Williams
A family musical comedy of fantasy and wonder
Directed by Burt McCollom
Produced by Trisha Cooper
April 23-May 2, 2021

Please continue to visit our website (www.centerstageplayersinc.com) and Facebook page for show and audition information.

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MOMUS & APHRODITE Postponed by CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoAs you are well aware, the entire country continues to put preventative measures in place in hopes of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Due to concerns associated with the virus pandemic as well as mandates from the Governor of Ohio and Lockland School Board, CenterStage Players is disappointed to announce that we are postponing the premiere of MOMUS & APHRODITE which was scheduled to open on Friday, March 13.

The cast has been hard at work refining this production since January and we were excited to bring this regional premiere to the stage. We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule performances later in the current season, but details cannot be finalized until such a time when many of the current preventative measures are lifted.  Once that occurs we hope to be able to secure additional production dates dependent upon venue and cast availability.

For those who purchased pre-sale tickets and would like a refund, you will be receiving an e-mail message shortly with details on that process.

We continue to monitor this situation and hope to be back onstage as soon as possible once health and government officials have determined it’s safe again.  As details are confirmed we will post that information to both our website and Facebook pages.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of live community theatre!

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