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Centre Stage

CENTRE STAGE from Ghostlight Theatricals premiered in 2012, coinciding with the launch of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth Solstice-Class vessel from Celebrity Cruise Lines. CENTRE STAGE was the fifth musical theater tribute production from Ghostlight Theatricals to be performed on a cruise vessel.

With over 200 performances during its performance run from 2012 to 2016, more than 275,000 spectators, and over 5 years at sea, CENTRE STAGE has brought the magic of theater’s best musicals to cruise guests around the world. CENTRE STAGE completed its performance run at sea in 2016 and has been completely updated and reconfigured for maximum impact in land based performances and can be seen in theaters, casinos and custom showrooms around the world. The show can adapt to several different types of unique and specialized entertainment locations, including convention centers, temporary spaces, tents, open areas, retail venues and outdoor settings.

We hope you have a chance to see the show live!

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The term “center stage” means multiple things in the world of theater. First and foremost is it a direction term, used to direct an actor to a specific area on the stage (i.e. the center of the stage). This location holds a position of great prominence and importance, signifying a focal point for the audience to follow the storyline of the play or musical. This focal point is the pivotal moment in the production that elicits the response from the audience.

“Center stage” also represents a goal of a performer, one who has practiced their craft to the point where they are chosen to perform their art “center stage”. The director has chosen them to deliver the most important message of the piece, and the show’s success is riding on their performance of the material.

CENTRE STAGE showcases these pivotal moments through the passionate vocal and dance performances delivered by a talented cast of amazing artists. The show relives the best musicals of Broadway and the West End through song and dance.

CENTRE STAGE from Ghostlight Theatricals is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater and is best presented in this type of performance space. The show can be modified to perform in other types of venues.

CENTRE STAGE from Ghostlight Theatricals is part of the 3 show “Reflection Package” from POET Theatricals. The other productions that are included with the “Reflection Package” are MOMENTUM (a music, aerial and dance themed show) and REFLECTION (a rock and roll cirque-style theatrical circus production).

Show packages from POET Theatricals allow venues to maximize production impact inexpensively by allowing presentation of three dramatically different shows utilizing one performing cast and one preproduction expenditure. Each of the POET Theatricals’ show “packages” represents over 2.5 million dollars in capital expenditure investment in the production’s costumes, sets, flying automation, video and music.

Show packages are best used in venues that have repeat customers (casinos with strong local market draw for example), guests that are residing in the venue (vacation destination resort hotels), or travelers that are moving from place to place with the venue (cruise ships).

POET Theatricals has the ability to “mix and match” show packages depending on audience demographics.


The Ghostlight Theatricals’ CENTRE STAGE production includes the following:

  • Originally Recorded Soundtrack of Broadway and West End hits from the Ghostlight Theatricals’ CENTRE STAGE production, orchestrated and recorded by the Ghostlight Theatricals’ CENTRE STAGE creative team. (Originally recorded third party soundtracks must be licensed for performance).
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.


Shipping requirements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Soft Sets The CENTRE STAGE “Soft Set” production requires cargo space of one 24’ truck or a 40’ high-cube oceangoing container (for overseas productions). This set includes a backdrop and show props used in connection with the performance.

Full Set The “Full Set” production includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the stair units, multi level sets, and other stage elements. This version travels in three 53’ trucks or three 40’ and one 20’ oceangoing containers (for overseas productions).

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.


CENTRE STAGE from Ghostlight Theatricals uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers, dancers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.

Crew size is 3 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. CENTRE STAGE from Ghostlight Theatricals is a musical theater revue performance featuring the hits of Broadway and West End Musicals.
A. The show is appropriate for all ages, although the show will appeal to audiences that enjoy musical theater.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, but can also be performed in tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day. In non-touring configuration load in can take between 3 to 7 days.
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers and dancers.
A. The soundtrack is an original recording of musical theater hits from the West End and Broadway. The track list is a collection of the best of musical theater.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 75 minutes.
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