CTG’s award-winning Centerstage Youth Performing Group provides a prestigious opportunity for experienced performers in grades 3-12. Founded in 2006 by CTG Education Director Roz Fulton, these audition-only troupes meet the needs of serious young actors. Once accepted, students will work with professional instructors, concentrating on acting and musical theatre and dance. For more information on how your child can become a member of Centerstage please contact Roz Fulton at 333-7470 ext. 201 or RFulton@ctgso.org.
This year’s cast members, ages 8-18, presented selections from “Legally Blonde Jr.”.
Their performance earned them the top award of “Best Overall Performance” at the 2017 Junior Theatre Festival. The students also won “Best Music” and actress Maddie Conti won “Best Female Performance” for her role as Rafiki. Additionally, CTG’s Centerstage group was chosen to perform alongside Inspiration Stage, from Texas, for a special tribute to artists Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
CTG students Justice Reeves-Burke, Zakiya Hall, Richmond Parris, Trinity Evans, Annie Conrad, and Regan Heberle received a callback and Richmond Parris made it to the final call-back for future Broadway Junior shoots for “how-to” choreography videos for soon-to-be released Broadway Junior musicals. Ezra Arndt and Demetria Hall were chosen to participate for the Broadway Junior Slam.
For more information on the Junior Theatre Festival visit: itheatrics.com
JTF 2018 Legally Blonde Jr. Performance
Centerstage performers will compete against thousands of other students from around the country. CTG’s Centerstage group has brought home an award every time it has competed:
- 2007: “Best Acting” (School House Rock, Jr.)
- 2009: “Best Music” (Into the Woods, Jr.)
- 2011: “Best Acting” (Annie, Jr.)
- 2012: “Best Choreography” (Aladdin, Jr.)
- 2013: “Best Choreography” (Suessical, Jr.)
- 2014: “Best Ensemble and Choreography” (Once on This Island, Jr.)
- 2015: “Best Overall Performance” (Hairspray, Jr.)
- 2016: ”Best Overall Performance” (Shrek Jr.)
- 2016: ”Playbill Community Service Award”
- 2017: “Best Overall Performance” (The Lion King, Jr.)
- 2017: “Best Music” (The Lion King, Jr.)
- 2018: “Excellence in Music” (Legally Blonde, Jr.)