PRESS RELEASE: CENTRE STAGE TURNS 20
ON 7 SEPTEMBER 2019
Centre Stage’ officially enter their 20th year of operation on 7th September 2019. Since their first class on this date in 1999, it has grown into a thriving hub of creativity that has been an ingredient in the lives of over fifteen thousand children in Singapore. To celebrate this landmark, and following on from Ten-Fest on the 10/10/2010 they have scheduled the following programme of events during this academic year and beyond that will all fall under the banner of Centre Stage 20/20:
3rd September – Launching classes @ Core Collective Dempsey
Auditions for Christmas Show
24th October to 8th November – Visit from Actors from Tring Park, UK for TIE project & workshops
1st November – 12 Angry Men (Performed by Tring Park) @ Black Box, 15 Woking Road
Christmas Show @ Victoria Theatre
Theatre Workshop Acting Production @ Black Box, 15 Woking Road
22nd February – The Tempest, performed by The HandleBards (Workshops in AM)
Dance Show @ The Gateway Theatre
Visit from The Late Bloomers, running workshops and performing
On Stage Acting & Musical Theatre Production @ Black Box, 15 Woking Road
Visit from Broadway’s Nikki Snelson
Ballet Production @ The Gateway Theatre
Musical Theatre Workshop Production @ The Gateway Theatre
2020 The Festival
Tour to London
Auditions for Christmas Panto
Bouncers by John Godber @ Black Box, 15 Woking Road
Workshops with Industry Professionals
CS 2020 Gala Dinner
Centre Stage School of the Arts, Singapore was founded in 1999 to create an environment in which children can use drama to explore both the imaginative and concrete world. Based on the simple idea that creativity in children is important and the performing arts are of value to all. Centre Stage provide a comprehensive programme of performing and creative arts programmes for tiny tots all the way up to adults. With 20 years experience in Singapore they are the longest running and most successful school of its kind. As a testament to its popularity and need, Centre Stage has grown from 1 room in a condo, to two fully-fledged centres in the West (2007) and East Coast (2012). They also provide educational programmes in international pre-schools, schools and condos in the Lion City.
Centre Stage’s primary aim is to unlock the creative potential in every individual, from those who need encouragement, confidence building and enhanced self esteem, to those who have a passion for performing on the stage. In fact, passion is what they are all about. Centre Stage teachers are drawn from all over the world and all have their own experience in performing, from the West End of London to world tours. In addition, they are experienced teachers in their own fields and it is this combination of experience, practical application and theoretical expertise that allows students a rich and vivid understanding of the numerous applications of the performing and creative arts.
Centre Stage are also a busy production house, staging dozens of in-house shows a year, including an annual Christmas Pantomime at Marina Bay Sands Theatres. Always popular with families, these shows enable many children to take part in a full-scale professional production, featuring an international cast. They have strong industry links, regularly hosting workshops with visiting professionals and work in association with Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in the UK.
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