CENTERSTAGE THEATRE ARTS CONSERVATORY INC
- Arts & Culture
Location3200 SW Dash Point RdFEDERAL WAY, WA 98023 United States
Believing that theatre is an agent of challenge, change, and education, Centerstage Theatre presents and produces quality performances to enhance the lives of people and communities in Western Washington.
Centerstage Theatre aspires to be a leading theatre in the Puget Sound region, with a reputation for innovative, accomplished productions of popular work and for new work with the widest possible audience appeal.
Sharon and Norm Munsey founded Centerstage in 1977. The company performed at various locations, including the Group Health Facility, until the mid-1980s. It was re-born in 1998 with the construction of the Knutzen Family Theatre still under the leadership of Sharon and Norm Munsey. The company also produced smaller cast plays in a 48-seat
studio facility at the Spectrum Business Park.
In February 2004, Alan Bryce replaced the retiring Munsey’s. Centerstage created a strategic plan later that year, re-vamped its artistic policy upgraded its corporate sponsorship programs, and made many moves to firm up its financial status, which included dropping classes from its operation.
In 2006, Centerstage produced four major shows at the Knutzen Family Theatre and five in 2007. In 2016 Angela Bayler came on as Managing Director, then Alan Bryce retired in 2017. Trista Duval took over as Artistic Director, and together with Angela they led Centerstage into crushing many former Centerstage records, such as highest ticket sales to a straight play and most season tickets subscriptions. Most recently, in 2020 they were voted the Best Local Arts Group in the Best Of Federal Way competition!