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Centerstage Theatre celebrates 30 years

As a celebration of the long-standing success of Centerstage Theatre and its promising future, community members are invited to participate in a party and cabaret.

This “Sizzling Summer Night” starts at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, with hors d’oeuvres and beverages; entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. After the show, guests can enjoy dessert and complimentary champagne.

Individuals who have participated in past productions as well as current performers will share their talent with attendees.

Guests will also enjoy music from many popular productions, including “Robin Hood,” “Nunsense,” “Blue Plate Special” and several upcoming plays such as “Cinderella” and “My Fair Lady.”

Attendees can look forward to appearances by special guest Dawn Clement, renowned composer and pianist, and Bodacious Ladyhood, a Seattle-based a cappella trio.

Through the past 30 years, Centerstage has evolved into a dynamic theater group with a variety of talent that has contributed to the art culture of Federal Way.

Centerstage Theatre was founded in 1977 by Sharon and Norm Munsey. The couple began by performing in local school auditoriums and eventually moving to commercially-owned buildings.

In 1998, the company began performing in the Knutzen Family Theatre, according to Centerstage Theatre.

When the Munseys retired in 2004, Alan Bryce entered the position of artistic director. Under his supervision, the theater abandoned its understood position as a “theater conservatory” and adopted a more innovative approach to productions, according to a news release from the theater.

Centerstage now focuses on popular works with a wider audience appeal and has received several accolades for recent performances.

Contact Lyndsey Wilson: lwilson@fedwaymirror.com or (253) 925-5565.

If you go

Tickets are $65. To reserve tickets or learn more about local productions, call (253) 661-1444 or visit www.centerstagetheatre.com.

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