Experience The Magic of Center Stage Theatre

Our History

In the early 1970’s, a group of local friends recognized the need for families to participate in, and experience live theatre in their area. A place that would nurture talent, teach a variety of skills, entertain and excite audiences. Center Stage Theatre (Comstock Community Theatre) was born. A place for everyone to discover the love of theatre!

Within the first three years of operation, many people from the Greater Kalamazoo area began to participate and attend Center Stage productions. Center Stage Theatre remains focused on community, and encourages cast and crew to get their whole families involved with each show.

Center Stage is the only community theatre in the Kalamazoo area that invites everyone who auditions, and is willing to make the time commitment, into its large summer shows. It is common for each summers’ musical to have more than 100 cast and crew.

In addition to the large summer musicals, Center Stage produces smaller shows in the spring and fall of each year. Currently, the fall production is a children’s show performed by young people, while the spring performance is often by adults for adults. Center Stage has also had the privilege of partnering with Second Star from the Right Productions to produce musicals with local high school students whose schools do not have their own theatre programs.

Center Stage Theatre has been fortunate to have over 4,000 dedicated volunteers on the stage and behind the scenes. To this day, Center Stage Theatre is an all-volunteer organization that attracts some of the areas most talented volunteers. Without these dedicated volunteers, Center Stage could not have produced 47 seasons of wonderful memories!


8/74Aladdin Musical
4/75Second Time Around
8/75Oliver Musical
10/75Cactus Flower
2/76Ten Little Indians
7/76Sound of Music
10/76Man Who Came To Dinner
2/77Barefoot in the Park
7/77The Music Man
10/77Dirty Works at the Crossroads
2/78Meet My Ghost
7/78Fiddler on the Roof
10/78Butterflies Are Free
2/79Godspell Musical
7/79Hello Dolly
11/79Ride, Ride Musical
2/80Arsenic & Old Lace
2/81Curious Savage
7/81Wizard of Oz
2/82Miracle Worker
7/82Li’L Abner
11/82Star Spangled Girl
11/83Cheaper by the Dozen
2/84Second Time Around
7/84Peter Pan
7/85Bye Bye Birdie
11/85Death Trap
2/86They’re Playing Our Song
11/86Diary of Anne Frank
2/87Evening with Gershwin
2/88Evening with Irving Berlin
7/88The King and I
11/88Dirty Works at the Crossroads
3/89Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein
7/89Once Upon a Mattress
3/90Arsenic & Old Lace
11/90Snow White Musical
3/91On Golden Pond
7/91The Wiz
11/91Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
2/92Barefoot in the Park
7/92Sound of Music (Last show at NEMS)
11/92Auditorium Grand Opening Showcase
12/92Winnie-the-Pooh (1st CCT show in new auditorium)
2/931940’s Radio Hour
7/93The Music Man
10/93Goldilocks and the Three Bears
2/94Run For Your Wife
7/94Annie Get Your Gun
10/94The Hobbit
2/95Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
7/95Kiss Me Kate
10/95Rehearsal for Murder
2/96The Fantastiks
7/96Li’l Abner
2/97Mid-Evel Mahem Dinner Theatre
7/98Anything Goes
10/98Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
2/99A Grand Night for Singing
10/99Charlie Brown
1/00Quiet On The Set Dinner Theatre
10/00Steel Magnolia’s
07/01Babes in Arms
01/02Goldilocks & The Three Bears(Plays-n-PJs)
07/02Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
01/03Little Red Riding Hood (Plays-n-PJs)
07/03Peter Pan
11/03Fairy Tale Courtroom (Plays-n-PJs)
07/04Seussical the Musical
02/05School House Rock
07/05Wizard of Oz
11/05Winnie-the-Pooh (Plays-n-PJs)
11/06James and the Giant Peach (Plays-n-PJs)
07/07Music Man
10/07Aesop’s Falables
10/08Jungle Book
02/0935th Anniversary Celebration Showcase
07/09Beauty and the Beast
2/10Jesus Christ Superstar
7/10Peter Pan
10/10Alice in Wonderland
3/11Little Shop of Horrors
11/11Treasure Island
2/12Once Upon a Time – a Storybook Musical Review
7/12The Wedding Singer
11/12Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
11/13OZ the Musical
3/1440th Anniversary Celebration
7/14Shrek The Musical
11/14There’s A Monster In My Closet
7/15Mary Poppins
11/15Aladdin Jr!
07/16Addams Family, The Musical
10/16Mulan, Jr.
10/17Legend of Sleepy Hallow
7/18Willy Wonka
10/18Honk, Jr.
7/19Wizard of Oz
10/19Disney’s Into the Woods, Jr.
7/21Some Dis-Enchanted Evening
10/21Disney’s Moana Jr.
11/21MTI’s All Together Now!
Upcoming Shows
2/22Sister Act
7/22Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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