That’s a wrap, folks! 

And that’s a wrap, folks! This year’s Summer Drama Camps have dropped the final curtain and shut off the last lights for 2018. 
A HUGE thank you to ALL the campers, parents, volunteers, staff, interns, musicians…ANYONE who in one way or another contributed to the success of making our kids and their families stronger in the theatre arts and in positive life skills in general. We are humbled that you choose to spend your time and talents with us over six fun-filled weeks during the summer. 

All of the participants’ parents (and some campers) should have received an email with a survey. Please take a few minutes and fill it in to let us know how we can even better support you as you support us. Also, please leave us a review on our Facebook page (and Like it!) and let others know what a great time you or your campers had! 

Feel free to tag a staff person and thank them for the time and energy they spent while loving working with your kids. 

Thanks again to everyone and we’ll see all y’all NEXT YEAR!!

Early Bird balance payments

If you have paid a deposit, the links are active to pay your balance with the Early Bird discount. Remember prices go up to the FULL price after June 1, even if you have paid the deposit. Also, in order to receive the special pricing, camp balances must be paid in full by June 1.

Thanks for hanging with us this summer!

Early Bird Discount ending SOON!

Greetings everyone!

The Early Bird discount for Summer Camps ($50.00 off) ends THIS Friday, June 1. In order to receive this deal, you must complete your payment in full by then. If you have paid your $50.00 deposit, you must pay the balance by Fri, June 1. Otherwise, the price increases to the FULL price for each camp. To avoid any online payment fees, you also have the option of sending a check postmarked by June 1 for the proper amount to:

Center Stage Productions 
℅ Summer Drama Camp 2018
PO Box 970812
Ypsilanti, Mi  48197

Also, if you have paid for camp(s) and have not completed your online registration, please do that so we have a complete list of names of campers. Please include all the information including T-shirt size so we can order the correct sizes and quantities.

Scholarship applications are due by June 1.

Internship applications are due by June 1.

Thanks to all who are making it a priority to attend Camp this year! Invite your friends! You KNOW how much fun they will have!

The Staff and Board of Center Stage Productions 

Summer Camp 2018 Registration is OPEN!

Sorry about the snafu with having the Registration link not active. All links for signing up and making deposit or Early Bird Camp payments is ready to go, too!

http://www.centerstagedrama.org/camp-info-faqs/

Center Stage Productions presents: “The Lion King JR.”

Save the dates and invite your family and friends!
Come see Disney’s “The Lion King JR.” performed by kids from South Arbor Charter Academy.

Thu, Apr 12 @ 7 p.m. 
Fri, Apr 13 @ 7 p.m. 
Sat, Apr 14 @ 2 p.m. 

Saline Middle School auditorium
7190 N Maple Rd.
Saline, MI 48176

Only $10 at the door.

2018 Camp Dates have been announced!

Here are the official dates for this summer’s Drama Camps: 
(Shows are still being decided and we’ll post them here when we have been cleared for the rights.)

• Junior Camp (grades 3-5)
June 25 – June 29
(1 week) 
performance date/time: TBD
❐ $300 early bird registration [$350 after June 1]


• High School Camp (grades 9-12)
July 9 – July 27 

(3 weeks) 
performance date/time:  TBD
❐ $500 early bird registration [$550 after June 1]


• Middle School Camp (grades 6-8)
July 30 – Aug 10
 (2 weeks) 
performance date/time: TBD
❐ $400 early bird registration [$450 after June 1]

South Arbor “Lion King JR.” Audition Information

Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, Center Stage Productions and South Arbor Charter Academy have the opportunity to produce this one-of-a-kind musical! The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle…and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

Auditions will be held on Tues, Dec 5 and Weds, Dec 6 from 3:15P – 6:00P. Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Thu, Dec 7 after school.

Please download and fill in completely the audition form available here: CSP Audition Form – The Lion King JR. prior to attending your audition.

Thrivent/Center Stage UM Football Event


We have the exciting opportunity to raise funds for Center Stage as well as provide for an experience like no other we have offered before! In partnership with Ann Arbor Group – Thrivent Financial, we are kicking off an event for our supporters to have an AWESOME time!

Tomorrow morning, Tues. Sep 5 at 9 a.m., we open up access to register for the event and complete your donation online. Your donation of $125.00 per person gets you entry into our pre-game tailgate complete with food, drinks, entertainment by Band of Rasmus (& special guests from Center Stage Productions), AND a ticket to the Michigan/Minnesota Game (Time 7:30 p.m.). 100% of that donation goes to theatre camp scholarships at Center Stage Productions. There are only 80 spots available so get up early! Don’t forget to get online and grab your seats ASAP; it’s first come, first served.

The link to the Facebook event page is here.  If you want to go directly to the event sign-up pages, click HERE. Remember, in order for your registration to be valid, you must complete payment at the same time. If you would like to make an additional donation, there are opportunities to do that on the Square site below the event payment form.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THEATRE FOR KIDS!

Thanks…and Rock On! (a note from Briana)

by Briana Bower

When I was in just fourth grade, I was constantly singing at the top of my lungs–my family would often tell me I had a “built-in microphone,” and so I decided I needed to put that to good use. Fortunately, around that time, the most inspiring woman entered my life–Heather Schneemann. She decided to throw me up on stage because she saw things in me I never saw in myself, and boy am I glad she did. Shortly after, another cool dude came along–Dave Middlin. Both this unstoppable team and becoming extremely obsessed with the movie “School of Rock” made me realize I would without a doubt perform for the rest of my life. (How cool is it that’s the show I got to end with?

All throughout middle and high school, drama camp was the highlight of my year. Those three weeks came and went so quickly and as I grew older, I knew I wanted to be involved all summer instead of just for one camp. How I would do this I wasn’t sure, but again, Heather gave me a chance. I had never directed anything before, but she trusted me at first with small tasks and responsibilities that slowly grew larger and larger until Kailey Schneemann and I co-directed for the first time. I was hooked, and from then on started directing solo.

Going from being a camper for years eventually to a staff member with Center Stage is an opportunity I am so grateful to have had. These two leaders helped me grow into a leader myself, and thanks to the entire Center Stage family I have constant encouragement through good times and bad. I have developed life long relationships that I know will never die.

This crazy, supportive family took a chance on me and are the reason I keep going. It is a crew unlike any other with a company who only wants to do good in the world, work hard, and play harder. Do yourself a favor and join this team be it as a camper, an intern, or eventually a director or choreographer. I promise, you will not regret it.

So now I’m off to continue my theatre journey in Chicago. I’m chasing the dream that Center Stage made me believe could become a reality. I have no clue what is to come, but I am certain I always have my Michigan family with me in spirit.

Thank you Heather, Dave, Susan, Kelly, Daisy, Christina, Angie, Stacy, Jeff, Kailey, Rachel, Aaron, Kathleen, Paige, Interns, and anyone else who has committed their time here. Keep on doing what you love and continue to appreciate each other for connections like these come around once in a lifetime.

Xoxo
Briana

“That’s a wrap.” Summer 2017

Well, Summer Drama Camps have come and gone already! Wow, where did the summer go? I know – ASK YOUR CAMPER! It was so much fun working with everybody this year and can’t wait until we start planning next year’s camps and shows.

Please check your email and please respond to the surveys we sent out. We really want to hear back from you about how we did, what we could do better, etc. It’s a simple ten question SurveyMonkey form that should take not even five minutes to complete but would help us greatly! Thanks in advance for your feedback. (And thanks to all who have already completed it.)

For those who attend South Arbor, we are already in the early stages of planning next year’s show for the school. We can’t wait until we are able to let you all know what that might be!

Thanks again EVERYONE for supporting our kids through theatre and the arts!
The Staff and Board of Center Stage Productions.