61 River Street, Kentville

TICKETS: 902 678 8040

INFORMATION: 902 678 3502


Opening February 27: A Murder is Announced

Looking for an evening of murder, mayhem and fun? An announcement in the village paper states the time and place where a murder will occur. Miss Marple is at her best as she quietly gathers the clues in the case. Can you solve it before she does?

Agatha Christie’s mystery novel A Murder is Announced has been adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon and is directed by Paul Abela. Assistant director is Susan Monro.

Cast Members (in order of appearance): Linda Levy-Fisk, Danielle Lutz, Chérie Zinck, Marc Hetu, Thea Burton, Diana Bishop, Chantal Murphy, Liz Stern, Tomas Hiseler, Ryan Trimper and Mike Butler.

A Murder is Announced plays on February 27,28, March 6, 7, 8m, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22m, 27, 28. Showtime: Evenings 8 PM; Matinee 2 PM on March 8 and 22.

Suitable for all ages.

Tickets $15/$12 (Call 678-8040 for reservations).

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CentreStage Youth Drama Camp for March Break

CentreStage Theatre is conducting a Youth Drama Camp during March Break, March 16-20. The show is The Taming of the Shrew, non-musical, for ages 9-16. Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects. The artistic director is Colleen Hagen. For more information visit the website or email, Lana Churchill,

Auditions for Leading Ladies: February 28

A romantic farce by Ken Ludwig

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Ltd.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES: Sat., Feb. 28, 2 – 4pm and Sun., March 1, 7 – 9pm

SHOW DATES: June 12,13,19,20,26,27,28m, July 3,4,10,11,12m,17,18

DIRECTOR: Junie Hutchinson PRODUCER: Bryen Stoddard


Leo and Jack, two down-and-out British actors, are stranded without a penny or prospects after a calamitous performance of "Scenes from Shakespeare" at the Shrewsbury, PA Moose Lodge. When they hear that a local old lady is about to die and wants to leave her millions to her long-lost relatives, Max and Steve, they concoct a scheme to impersonate the nephews and "inherit" the cash. Trouble is... it turns out her missing relations are actually nieces - Maxine and Stephanie! A side‐splitting roller coaster of a romantic romp!

This is a broad farce set in the home of Florence Snider in York, PA and surrounding areas. The action takes place in the late 1950's. Prepare yourselves for deception, high jinks, love and even a little Shakespeare. All of the ages listed are "playing ages," and a couple of them are even flexible depending on how the other roles are cast.

CAST (5 men, 3 women):

Leo Clark/Maxine: A clean‐shaven, Shakespearean actor from England, marginally gifted, charming, mildly pompous, longs to achieve stardom. (Age: 30s to early 40's, must be medium to tall build. Stage kiss with Meg required. Must be able to speak in falsetto woman’s voice. Spends half of show costumed as Maxine. Quick costume changes)

Jack Gable/Stephanie: A clean‐shaven, Shakespearean actor from England, Leo's partner, easily dragged into Leo's hare-brained schemes, nice guy, longs to settle down. (Age: 30's to early 40s, must be medium to tall build. Must be able to speak in falsetto woman’s voice. Spends half of show costumed as Stephanie. Stage kiss with Audrey required)

Meg Snider: Florence's niece. Warm, vivacious, romantic, naive, great sense of humor. Has unfulfilled dreams of the great big world outside of central Pennsylvania. Engaged to Duncan. (Age: 20s to 30's. Stage kiss with Leo required)

Duncan Wooley: Minister, engaged to Meg. A good man, but fussy, headstrong, egocentric, a bit greedy. (Age: 40's)

Doc Myers: Local "country" doctor, Chief of Moose Lodge, curmudgeon, boisterous, father to Butch. (Age: 50's plus)

Audrey: Extremely sweet and good‐natured, an "intelligent airhead." Meg’s best friend. Works at a drive-in. Audrey roller‐skates on stage. (Age: 20’s, stage kiss with Jack required)

Butch Myers: A little slow on the uptake, built like he played high school football, sincere, good‐hearted, in love with Audrey, son of Doc Myers. (Age: 20's) Florence Snider: An extremely crusty millionairess with bad eyesight. She is wily, ailing... or a hypochondriac? (Age: 60+)

If you can’t make either of the audition dates but are interested in being a part of this production as an actor or in some other capacity, contact Director Junie Hutchinson, 902-697-2117,

Dinner Theatre at CentreStage in April

Come and enjoy the fun when a meeting of the Temperance Society goes “awry” (or rum-te-tum) in the musical Temperance in a Teacup. The Temperance meetings will be held on April 17, 18 and 19th in the Temperance Hall in Upper Performance Centre. The hall will open its doors at 6: 15 and the meeting will begin at 6:30 with appetizers. The evening will include a roast beef four course dinner with a (shhhhhhh) cash beer/wine bar. You may attend the Temperance meeting for a contribution of $50 and you will receive a $25 tax receipt.

There will also be a Silent Auction. Along with the auction, for every additional $25 (you can buy as many as you wish), you will get a ticket on a draw for a Golden ticket which will allow free admission for two for all CentreStage events in 2016. There will be a Golden ticket for each night!

Cast: Bob Cook, Mike Jorgensen, Carla MacKenzie, Bob Melanson, Davina Melanson, Valerie Rafuse, Heather Rushton, Bryen Stoddard

Call Lana Churchill, 902-542-2186, for more information or to reserve tickets for the Temperance meeting. Reservations can also be made at 902-678-8040. If attending the present play, they can be obtained from Front of House at intermission.

Come and join us for a “cuppa” in April!

Thanks to North Mountain Coffee!

CentreStage Theatre and Designer Café would like to announce that North Mountain Coffee is now the official coffee supplier to CentreStage. Coffee is served before and during intermission at the shows. And if you are out and about in Kentville drop into Designer Café for a cup of coffee and a friendly chat with the people there. Thanks, neighbours!

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Sneak Peek at What's Coming:

The Hallelujah Girls: A Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy. April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10m, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24m, 29, 30