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Celebrate Centerstage 2021 fundraiser kicks off May 9

Proceeds from the annual event benefit artist stipends, education programming and general operations.

Celebrate Centerstage 2021 kicks off Sunday, May 9.

The annual fundraiser for Federal Way’s Centerstage Theatre opens at 2 p.m. before a semi-staged reading of a new adaptation of “Within the Law” at Knutzen Family Theatre (3200 SW Dash Point Road).

Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event is virtual.

The event includes a silent auction beginning at 4 p.m. May 9 and closing at 10 p.m. May 15. A closing live-streamed event for Celebrate Centerstage 2021 includes a live auction and Raise the Paddle bid starting 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

Celebrate Centerstage 2021 is the largest fundraiser for the professional theatre company. Proceeds from the event benefit artist stipends, education programming and general operations.

“This past year has been devastating to our theatre. Fifty percent of our revenue comes from ticket sales and COVID-19 restrictions forced us to suspend production in March 2020,” said Angela Bayler, managing director for Centerstage Theatre. “Celebrate Centerstage is our largest single fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this will help sustain our company until we can get back to normal programming.”

Items in the silent auction include Porsche Club driver skills session, a Nintendo Switch, restaurant certificates, various wine packages and much more.

Visit to register for the auction. For additional information, contact Julie Kissick Malloy, Centerstage’s development manager, at 253-298-9170 or

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