Center Stage Theatre

2014-15 Season

"A Streetcar Named Desire," Oct. 1-5

A Streetcar Named Desire logoBy Tennessee Williams

Directed by Lonna Wilke

Performances:
7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-2
8 p.m. Oct. 3-4
2 p.m. Oct. 5

School Matinee:
10 a.m. Oct. 2
For high school age and above

Tickets:
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Williams’ classic 1948 Pulitzer Prize winning play chronicles the last stages of Blanche du Bois’ mental break as she steps away from past turmoil and scandal of disillusioned love affairs and attempts to start new by moving in with her sister, Stella, and her average working class husband, Stanley, in the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans. Immediately, Blanche finds herself further thrust into a world of turmoil, her past, the family’s financial ruin and finally her own revelation of her tragic self to madness.  A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams at his psychological and poetic best.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

"Miracle on South Division Street," Nov. 19-23

Miracle on South Division Street logoBy Tom Dudzick

Directed by Lynne Snyder

Performances: 
7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-20
8 p.m. Nov. 21-22
2 p.m. Nov. 23

School Matinee: 
10 a.m. Nov. 20
For middle school age and above

Tickets:
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This brand new family comedy concerns the Nowak family who live amongst the urban rubble of Buffalo, New York's, East Side. Clara and her three grown children have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowak’s 20-foot shrine of the Virgin Mary as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban decay. And now, daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write and star in a one-woman show about the family “miracle.” As her plans for theatrical immortality unfold, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

"The Heiress," March 4-8

The Heiress logoBy Ruth and Augustus Goetz

Directed by Deborah Phillips

Performances: 
7:30 p.m. March 4-5 
8 p.m. March 6-7
2 p.m. March 8

School Matinee: 
10 a.m. March 5 
For middle school age and above

Tickets:
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Catherine Sloper, the shy, awkward daughter of a prominent New York doctor, finds herself caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attention of a passionate young suitor. Should she listen to her heart despite the objections of Dr. Sloper who threatens to disinherit her? Set in 1849, The Heiress is based on the classic Henry James novel Washington Square and became an Academy Award-winning film in 1949 starring Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift. In 2012, a revival of The Heiress opened on Broadway starring the acclaimed actress Jessica Chastain. This dramatic and suspenseful play features one of the great female roles ever written for the stage.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

"Rhinoceros," April 22-26

Rhinoceros logoBy Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Kacey Pennington

Performances: 
7:30 p.m. April 22-23 
8 p.m. April 24-25 
2 p.m. April 26

School Matinee: 
10 a.m. April 23 
For high school age and above

Tickets:
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One by one, Berenger’s friends and neighbors are being turned into rhinoceroses.  Lonely, fearful, isolated and unhinged, he must either join the herd or risk the consequences of resistance. In this hilarious and absurd tale by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros reflects the power, attractiveness and chaos of the collective in its most destructive and animalistic form, as well as the strength of individuality and the resilience of the human spirit.

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

"State Fair," July 21-26

State Fair logoMusic by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Book by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli 

Directed by Lynne Snyder, Musical Direction by Gene Ditch

Performances: 
7:30 p.m. July 21-23
8 p.m. July 24-25
2 p.m. July 26

Tickets:
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Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the daily routine of farm life for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons, while their daughter and son find both romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award winning score, this is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment that only Rodgers and Hammerstein can deliver!

All Center Stage Theatre performances are in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building.

Contact Information:

Box Office
636-922-8050

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email access@stchas.edu with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

Location

Theater, Fine Arts Building (FAB)

Ticket Info

Admission

  • $8 General Admission.
  • $6 Seniors, Veterans and Students.
  • $25 Dinner and a Show.
  • Free to SCC Students with ID.

Purchase Tickets

  • Online at stchastickets.com.
  • By phone 636-922-8050.
  • At the SCC Box Office.
  • At the door, beginning one hour before performance time.

Season tickets, Dinner and a Show tickets, and tickets for individual performances go on sale Aug. 1.

Children under age 10 will not be admitted unless productions are specified “suitable for children.”

Group Discount

A group discount will be available to anyone purchasing a block of 15 tickets or more for regular priced shows only.  The discount will not be available for Budget Wednesday or Matinee Thursday.  The group discount will be $1 off each ticket purchased. 

Budget Wednesdays

  • $5 All tickets.
  • Free to SCC Students with ID.

Refunds

There will be no refunds after the date of the performance.

Box Office Hours

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m
Monday-Friday

Box office opens one hour before performance.

High School
Matinees

High school matinees are offered to provide a learning tool to high school teachers to enrich their curricula.

  • $5 per student.
  • One free chaperone ticket for every 15 students in attendance.
  • Reservations are required along with a deposit of 20 percent.
  • A non-refundable final payment is required one week prior to the scheduled performance.

Call the SCC Box Office at 636-922-8050 to make group reservations.