Center Stage Annual Appeal

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Center Stage Annual Appeal

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Please designate your donation to "Center Stage".
If you'd like to send a check by mail, please address it to: SCC/Center Stage, PO Box 5008, Southampton, NY 11969.

Last year I wrote to you about you – your value, your attendance, your support and your generosity. None of which was taken for granted, for with you, Center Stage presented its 10th and most successful season to date.

Together, we did it. Three simple words that collectively embraced actors, designers, ushers, volunteers, painters, costumers, caterers, audience members, supporters and donors. Together, we assembled quite a formidable group. WE are a vocal and visual community. WE are fundamental to the artistic landscape here. WE make a better community, because this is our community. WE live here. And WE are stronger for it.

At Southampton Cultural Center (an active 501c3), Center Stage is committed to presenting an exciting and eclectic array of beloved classics, contemporary voices, timeless musicals, intriguing new works and premieres in the Levitas Center for the Arts. Under the direction of Michael Disher and Joan Bennett Lyons, Center Stage is an integral part of Southampton Village’s new Arts District.

This requires financial support. One hundred percent of your generous and tax-deductible donation will support Center Stage’s upcoming season. Your donation allows us to uphold our standard of excellence. Won’t you join us in our continued commitment to theatre in and by our community?

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Center Stage Announces 2018-2019 Season

Celebrated musicals, timeless associations, thought-provoking drama and an eye-popping feel good event prevail as Southampton Cultural Center/Center Stage reveals its eleventh season of plays, musicals, premieres and innovative and creative programming and productions.

Opening the season and kicking off the holiday season, the Long Island premiere of Joe Landry’s radio version of Meet Me in St. Louis will be performed November 23 through December 9. Michael Disher directs. Alyssa Kelly choreographs. Amanda Jones musically directs. The classic score includes The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

A new year begins with a modern tale on the importance (or not) of physical beauty - Neil LaBute’s, Reasons to be Pretty. Performances are January 11 through January 27. Joan Bennett Lyons directs.

What is February without love? A.R. Gurney’s, Love Letters will be staged for two weekends only. The nimble two-person play follows the lives and love of Andy and Melissa through their decades of continued correspondence. February 9 through 17. Michael Disher stages this event.

Eye-popping colors and toe-tapping tunes frame the Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus crowd-pleaser, Mamma Mia! Performances begin March 7 and run through March 24. Michael Disher directs. Alyssa Kelly choreographs. Amanda Jones musically directs.


Highlights from Last Season