61 River Street, Kentville

TICKETS: 902 678 8040

INFORMATION: 902 678 3502


Now Playing: Sleuth

"Slueth got a standing ovation. Well done cast and crew."

"Don't miss Sleuth! Saw it last night and the audience loved it! Great acting by Mike Butler and Bryen Tog Stoddard on the wonderful new stage. Kudos to cast and production team! Well done!"

"Just back from the preview night of Sleuth -- absolutely amazing. Two very talented actors. A must see."

Not for the faint of heart, Sleuth, the ultimate game of cat and mouse, is played out in a cozy English country home owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke’s love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. This psychological thriller will capture your imagination and intrigue your mind as anticipation builds on where the next move might take you.

Sleuth is a Tony Award winning thriller by Anthony Shaffer and the 1972 movie version was nominated for four Oscars. CentreStage’s Sleuth is directed by Chérie Zinck.

Cast Members (in order of appearance): Bryen Stoddard and Mike Butler.

Sleuth opens in the newly renovated Main Stage Theatre in the Lower Performance Centre on July 4, 5, 6m*, 11, 12; Showtime 8 p.m. *Matinees will begin at 4PM, Sleuth only

Not recommended for children.

Tickets $15/$12 (Call 678-8040 for reservations). CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville. For more information visit

Artist on Display: Rachel Cooper: in the nature of things

Rachel Cooper lives in Delhaven, Nova Scotia, on the shore of the Minas Basin. “The place inspires the photography,” she says. “Taking pictures encourages me to slow down and really look. Animals and birds display quite subtle behaviour as they communicate and negotiate with each other, and observing them is an education and a delight.”

A graduate of Acadia University, Rachel has lived in Scotland, France and England as well as in Canada. In 2003 she returned to Nova Scotia after working as an editor and writer in Cambridge, England, for eleven years. Now a freelance writer and editor, she took up photography as a hobby in 2005.

She has exhibited in a few galleries in Nova Scotia. Her photographs have sold to clients in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Ontario, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands. Prints and cards are for sale through her website; matted, unframed prints are also for sale at Rick’s Frame & Art in New Minas.

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Auditions for Babe the Sheep Pig: July 6, 7

This is the 1st Casting call for BABE THE SHEEP PIG! This will be for speaking roles. There are a variety of roles some with lots of lines and some without any. If you are interested in having any lines at all , this is the casting call for you. The production will be on September 20, 21, 27, 8 and Oct 4 5.

We will be looking for others who are required for crowd scenes in the future. SO if you are interested in having a speaking role, please email Davina at

Synopsis: The tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie Babe is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays brings the heartwarming story of the piglet who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials to the stage.

Auditions will be held on Sunday July 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 and again on Monday July 7 from 6 - 7:30 upstairs in Centre Stage. Please contact Davina directly if you are interested ( You will be required to have one audition monologue ready. It could be reciting the words to Oh Canada, or a simple nursery rhyme. it is really to hear your projection when you are comfortable with the lines. You will also be having a cold reading of part the script to see how personalities interact. All ages are eligible, if they are able to make the show and the rehearsals consistently.

Win with CentreStage!

Thanks for all the favourable comments on the renovations! We are not quite finished yet with Phase Two but getting closer. We certainly appreciate your support through our draws, it has helped tremendously and this play is no exception! The draw will be for different wine items ! What better way to celebrate summer with friends. A glass of wine before coming to CentreStage to see Sleuth.

Book Now for Summer Camp!

CentreStage has an exciting line up of summer camps for youth coming up. Book your space soon, as they are filling up quickly!

Camp Fees: $150 per person per week

Camp Times: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:00 (doors open at 8:30am), with a public performance at 2pm on Friday afternoon.

Star Search (musical), (WAITING LIST ONLY)July 7-11 ages 7-10

The Wolf and the Kid Who Cried ( non-musical) July 14 - 18 ages 8-12

The Wizard of Oz (WAITING LIST ONLY), July 21-25 ages 6-9

The Book of Time (non-musical), July 28-August 1 ages 9-15

Pippi Longstocking (musical), August 4-8 ages 5-8

Text Me (musical),(WAITING LIST ONLY) August 11-15 ages 9-15

Treasure Island (non-musical), August 18-22 ages 8-12

Send a Child to Camp

Theatre has many benefits for people of all ages. For $150, you can sponsor a child to attend one of the drama camps at CentreStage Theatre this summer, who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. If you would like to make a donation to support campers, please contact Lana Churchill at Tax receipts will be issued.

We already have nine campers waiting for a sponsor - seven have been sponsored and there are two more who need to be. Please consider sponsoring one.

Canada's New Anti-Spam Law And How it Will Affect Our Future Communication to You!

On July 1st, Canada will be implementing tough new anti-spam regulations governing all email solicitations. I am trying to work within the guidelines of this law to ensure that my email address list is up to date, and that we are only sending emails to those who wish to receive it.

Presently your email address is on file. If you no longer wish to receive any further communications from CentreStage Theatre, please click the unsubscribe link at the very bottom of this newsletter. With thanks!

A Reminder - Scent Free

CentreStage strives to be a scent free area. Please refrain from wearing any scents to the theatre. So many people have difficulties when it comes to this, thank you.

Sneak Peek at What's Coming:

Jerry Finnegan's Sister - A comedy by Jack Neary: August 1, 2, 8, 9, 10m, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24m, 29, 30. Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on August 10 and 24