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Founded in 1984, Center Stage Productions has a long history founded on introducing and proliferating theater and arts performance and education in the local community.

Initially established as a youth-focused group, several teachers in the Chichester area banded together to produce a one-off production of Grease with their arts and music students who all had a limited outlet for their artistic interests with one school-year production. Performing as “Chichester Community Youth Theatre” and on the stage of the local Middle School, this single production led to many more until the group established itself as the non-profit the local community has come to know as “Center Stage Productions.” Throughout its lifespan, Center Stage Productions has grown its constituency through expanding its programming to welcome performers of all ages and has become part of The Arts Guild at Neumann University, calling the Meagher Theater at the University its home for many years. Despite the growth of CSP, the mission has always remained the same: to provide a sense of community and a unique, individualized artistic to creatives of all levels of experience. 

“CSP” has hosted programming including a Shakespeare Festival for area schools, a successful and on-going children’s Summer Workshop Program for students entering Kindergarten through young adult, children’s participatory plays, an annual Mainstage production ranging from musicals and plays to original works, joint productions with the Delaware County Symphony, Annual Cabaret Nights, as well as an ongoing commitment to diverse, dynamic, and innovative educational and entertainment programming. 

Today Center Stage Productions is still growing and creating collaborative and cross-generational opportunities for performers. The passionate individuals working to push organization forward and grow its reach within our local community believe that nothing compares to the vast and irreplaceable experience of individualized learning experience CSP provides. The CSP family is committed to enrich the lives of anyone who walks through its doors with the thrill of collaborative creation, working to create an ever-growing community that anyone can call "home."
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