The story of Center Stage Theatre

Center Stage Theatre was born in 1975 in a small converted auto-body shop off Cowan Road in Gulfport, MS. Once the debut performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof began, Gulf Coast theatre was never the same again. Although a new theatre was built in 1989 with community support, the goal of our humble theater remains the same today – to provide quality entertainment to residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. To fill the seats with laughter or perhaps even tears, but to always provide a wonderful escape with a quality production.  2015 marked the 40th anniversary and it has been a Center Stage Theatre priority during that time to keep the arts alive on the Gulf Coast. The “do-good” attitude of Center Stage Theatre and the board who runs it is exemplified by numerous acts of kindnesses over the years – ranging from inviting senior citizens to attend dress rehearsal to see a musical or play at no cost, to ensuring a wholesome environment for aspiring youth actors to hone their craft.

Center Stage relies on the community and grant programs to remain an open part of the community.

A Little more about us

44 NUMBER OF YEARS OPERATING
220 NUMBER OF SHOWS
2250 NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES
352,000 NUMBER OF PATRONS ENTERTAINED

What our patrons say

Board of Directors

Officers

Becky Green

President

Heather Dauzat

Vice President

Stephen Dunn

Secretary

Board

Debra Atkinson

Alex Aranda

Tracy Ballard

David Bell

Phyllis Durr

Sue Maters

Allan Micksch

Samantha Raborn

Warren W. Russum (Rusty)

Wayne Stephens

Jennifer Weiss

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