Center Stage Theatre
Center Stage Theatre, Inc.
54 Grove St.
Shelton CT 06484
Contact Information
Address Center Stage Theatre, Inc.
54 Grove St.
Shelton, CT 06484-
Telephone (203) 225-6079 x
Fax 203-513-8284
E-mail info@centerstageshelton.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
Our mission at Center Stage Theatre, Inc. is to enhance the cultural environment within our community; to present high quality, theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults, teens, and children to participate in and experience various aspects of live theater.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2007
Former Names
Center Stage on Center Street
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Francesca Scarpa
Board Chair Mr. Ken Nappi
Board Chair Company Affiliation State of Connecticut
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $437,444.00
Projected Expenses $437,444.00
Statements
Mission Our mission at Center Stage Theatre, Inc. is to enhance the cultural environment within our community; to present high quality, theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults, teens, and children to participate in and experience various aspects of live theater.
Background

Center Stage Theatre was founded in 2005 by Francesca Scarpa (Executive Director) and Gary Scarpa (Artistic Director).The Scarpas have directed and produced over 100 productions in their 40 year career. Besides directing at Center Stage Theatre, Gary and Francesca founded the highly acclaimed Youth CONNection in 1983, a theatre group for high school and college students, and they have directed productions for the Shelton High School Drama Club, the Sacred Heart Academy Drama Club, the Shubert Theatre Summer Academy for the Performing Arts, the Orange Players, the Amity High School Drama Club, the Quinnipiac University Theatre Department, and the Connecticut Experimental Theatre.

As a couple, the Scarpas have been recognized for their service to the community, having received the Silver Seal Award from the Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Millennium Award, given by the City of Shelton. Francesca Scarpa has been honored as Woman of the Year by the American Committee on Italian Migration. Gary Scarpa has been recognized by Long Wharf Theatre as Outstanding Theatre Educator as well as the Shelton Jaycees who named him Educator of the Year in 1989. In 2010, the Scarpas were recognized by the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, which present Gary and Francesca with the prestigious Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth Award.

Center Stage Theatre is at the forefront of theatre education in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Here at Center Stage, children and teens grow, not only as performers, but as people as well - and have a great time in the process! Utilizing skills gained in our various performing arts programs, young people gain life skills that will serve them no matter what direction they pursue.

Now in its 33rd year, our annual Youth CONNection summer musical kicks off each new season at Center Stage Theatre. Over the course of more than three decades, thousands of young performers in their teens and early twenties have been enriched by their experiences of participating in Youth CONNection musicals. Some have gone on to professional careers, while others continue to perform in and support local theatres, like ours! With a combination of talent, energy, and professionalism, our young adult performers have brought the greatest Broadway musicals to life.The Youth CONNection has also given benefit performances for civic organizations and worthy causes throughout the state, including Juvenile Diabetes, the American Cancer Society, Hospice,the Ronald McDonald House, AIDS Project New Haven, and Unicef to name a few.

As they look forward to participating in the Youth CONNection, children and young teens enjoy many other educational opportunities at Center Stage. Today, education director Gina Scarpa delivers a program of activities to kids that include summer theatre camp, theatre arts classes during the school year, after school programs at Elementary and Middle schools, private instruction in vocal performance, and our new Musical Theatre Workshop Junior - for young performers in grades 3 through 8. As children grow into their early teen years, they have the opportunity to perform in our highly acclaimed Teen Musical Theatre Workshop, which attracts teen performers from many area high schools. When the opportunity presents itself, talented children and teens enjoy the experience of appearing in regular season productions.

 Center Stage is now entering its twelfth season and has retained and retained a subscriber base of over six hundred patrons.  
Impact
At the heart of Center Stage Theatre’s mission is the organization’s goal of “Building community one performance at a time.” Serving a region, often thought of as culturally deprived, Center Stage offers community theatre of the highest quality, providing access to thousands of area residents to participate in and enjoy theatre. Our 12th season runs from July of 2016 through April of 2017 and features five major productions, including IN THE HEIGHTS, THE TASTE OF SUNRISE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MY FAIR LADY, and MOON OVER BUFFALO, as well as cabaret events.
 
Center Stage productions play to thousands of theatre-goers, many of whom are senior citizens, giving them an affordable and accessible alternative to professional theatre. 

Center Stage Theatre’s education program continues to instruct  young performers of all ages in acting, singing, and dance – and provides opportunities to test their skills before live audiences.

Adult actors, both new and experienced (some former professionals) have found a home at Center Stage, where they can apply their skills in a working environment that meets their scheduling needs and fits in the framework of their career and family commitments.

Center Stage provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages to participate in all aspects of theatrical production. Center Stage thrives because of the hundreds of great volunteers who build and paint our sets, act in our shows, run sound and lights for shows, usher at shows, sell refreshments, sew and alter costumes, clean and organize our theatre space, help with marketing, and many other tasks that  help to keep Center Stage going strong!

Some major accomplishments over the past two years include:
 
Working in cooperation with the Shelton School System, we added theatre education programs to five elementary schools in Shelton in the 2015-2016 school  year in addition to our program for lower middle school students at Perry Hill School, now in its fourth year.
 
Presented a play - the first in a three play cycle - that utilized a deaf actor in the lead role and also made the play accessible to a deaf audience by including two interpreted performances, using volunteers from the Northwestern Community College Deaf Interpreting program. The tickets were made available to deaf patrons at a discounted price. In our upcoming season, we are presenting the second play in this trilogy, continuing our goal to be more inclusive in our offerings. We are working on plans to have all of our shows interpreted and/or open-captioned for the deaf.
 
In our effort to create more diversity in our casts and audience, we presented the musical "Hairspray" in February of 2016, which featured a diverse cast and brought in a more diverse audience than any previous production at Center Stage. We will open our new season in July of 2016 with "In the Heights" which celebrates Latino heritage in America. Our expectation is that the production will feature Latino and African-American performers and continue to increase the diversity of our audience. 
 
We have expanded our board from eight to fourteen members. Board members were strategically selected based on expertise in selected areas like law, accounting, architecture, finance, education (guidance counselor), business, insurance, and non-profit leadership. Having members with expertise in these areas helps Center Stage build its infrastructure for the future.
 
After grant monies from the Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Great New Haven, and the Katharine Matthies Foundation, we have begun the process of improving our lighting system to enhance the aesthetic quality, improve safety, and increase the versatility of our current theatre space. Resulting plans include children's theatre and additional small performances, beginning in the fall of 2016.
 
Needs
 1.  Annual Operating Support - As stated in our mission, it is Center Stage Theatre’s goal to continue to provide high quality theatre and theatre education at affordable prices. Ticket sales and tuition do not cover our general operating needs. Support from our funders, donors, and sponsors help to fulfill our mission statement. General operating contributions help us to fulfill this goal and support all of our activities.

2.     
Facility Improvements –In order to run our programs year round, air-conditioning needs to be installed. We would be able to hold certain off-site programs such as our summer theatre camp at our location. In addition, income-generating performance events could be scheduled in the summer months. Another major needed facility improvement is the renovation of existing space to create a much needed rehearsal studio, additional costume storage space, and a costume workshop.
 
3.   Expand Education classes, programs, and outreach
 
4.  Increase marketing and outreach to booth group sales and increased ticket revenue, particularly for the Youth CONNection 
 
5.  Expand Business Manager from part time to full time position. 
 
 
CEO Statement

The founding and eventual success of Center Stage Theatre is the fulfillment of a vision and a dream that began forty years ago when we, as a couple, devoted ourselves to bringing quality theatre to Shelton and the Lower Naugatuck Valley. We always knew that our work profoundly affected the lives of young people, but, with the advent of Center Stage, we have found that our work in theatre has the same impact on adults of all ages, whether they experience Center Stage as an actor, a set builder, a volunteer, or an audience member.

Many people have expressed the importance of Center Stage in improving and enhancing the quality their lives. Center Stage gives people a place to belong and to experience the benefits of community. Audience members often come in small groups - neighbors, widows, families, girlfriends. Volunteers, working in a particular area like set construction or costuming form a community of new friends. Senior citizens have often said how important Center Stage is in bringing accessible and affordable to them at a time of their lives when traveling distances and fixed incomes are challenges they face. Community building amongst cast, crew, and volunteers is at the forefront of our work. We can think of no greater compliment than when a Center Stage participant says that Center Stage is like their home and the community feels like family. Working together toward a common goal and learning that, together, using the unique gifts of all involved, we can accomplish great things!

It is clear to us that our work in community theatre helps to keep the medium vibrant and alive on a larger scale. The importance of our theatre education program can’t be underestimated in that regard. While a few of our young performers may continue on to professional careers, the majority will undoubtedly be tomorrow’s theatre going public. The accessibility and the affordability of Center Stage make our productions available to a senior citizen demographic who has always loved live theatre. Our productions give both experienced and new actors a chance to work together and enjoy their love of performing. Those of all ages, not interested in performing, are afforded the opportunity to contribute behind the scenes in the various aspects of creating live theatre.

 At Center Stage, children, teens, and adults act side by side, volunteer side by side, and enjoy live performances side by side!

Your generous support of Center Stage Theatre will have a significant impact on the many actors, patrons, and volunteers who love theatre in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. With your help, we are able to continue our work, “Building community one performance at a time” at Center Stage. Thank you for considering Center Stage Theatre in your plans for charitable giving!


Francesca & Gary Scarpa
Directors

 

Board Chair Statement Established in 2005, Center Stage is a welcome and much needed component to the City of Shelton and the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The Scarpas, well known and esteemed for their many years of work with young people in theatre, made an even greater commitment to the performing arts by establishing a theatre in our community with a full season of productions and a comprehensive theatre education program ten years ago.
It has been a journey and a process, and today we are pleased to be operating out of a city building that meets our needs nicely, to have a strong and growing board of directors, and to have developed a strategic plan which we are confident will carry us far into the future.

Productions at Center Stage Theatre touch the lives of several thousand people of all ages. It was a pleasure to enjoy our performance of the "Fiddler on the Roof" in February of 2014 , as a cast of talented actors, ranging in age from 8 to 70, delivered a highly adept and touching performance – capturing and synthesizing the essence of Center Stage Theatre’s mission!

We are grateful to have received funding from the Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, and the Katharine Matthies Foundation, all of whom recognize our importance to the region we serve.

Center Stage Theatre relies not only on grant-giving organizations like these but also on the generosity of donors like you to support us in our work in continuing to bring live theatre to the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution.


Kenneth Nappi
Chairman
Board of Directors
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Theater
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development /
Areas Served
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Ansonia
Bethany
Derby
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Hamden
Woodbridge
Milford
Orange
New Haven
Branford
West Haven
Center Stage Theatre primarily serves the towns which comprise the Lower Naugatuck Valley: Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, and Beacon Falls, although our patrons also come from other Connecticut communities such as Stratford, Trumbull, Newtown, Monroe, West Haven, New Haven, Orange, Woodbridge and surrounding towns.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Center Stage Theatre, Inc.  is so very fortunate to have outstanding support from funders and patrons alike.  With their help we are thrilled to bring high-quality productions and theatrical training to so many residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.  We look forward to increasing our efforts in collaboration, education, and outreach so that more people can experience the excitement of live theatre.  Center Stage is a member of ASCAP, the American Association of Community Theaters and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
Programs
Description
Center Stage Theatre's summer Youth CONNection musical now kicks off each new season. In the summer of 2017, our 13th season will begin with a moving production of Children of Eden, presented by our Youth CONNection, a theatre company comprised of talented high school and college students. For over 30 summers, the Youth CONNection has entertained thousands of people in the Lower Naugatuck Valley with classic musicals. Most recently, the group has produced  Les Miserables, Peter Pan and In The Heights.
 
We round out our season with four Main Stage productions at our small theatre, featuring age appropriate casts, running from early October through the end of April. The 2017-2018 Main Stage productions include I Hate Hamlet, A Center Stage Christmas, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Doubt: A Parable. For details and show dates please visit http://www.centerstageshelton.org/#!2017-2018-season/yv8ys
 
During the year, Center Stage also presents a variety of cabaret events, which feature Broadway, jazz, folk, and rock music.
 
Each Fall, Center Stage presents our annual Teen Musical Theatre Workshop featuring talented high school students from area high schools, and recently has added a similar event for younger students in the Spring.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 Center Stage Theatre’s 2017-2018 season is brought to the stage by Artistic Director Gary Scarpa and a talented team of volunteer actors, directors, and technical personnel. This year, Center Stage productions will be attended by approximately 10,000 people, and our Youth CONNection summer musical will draw an audience of about 3,000. Center Stage sells season subscriptions, which are historically purchased by between 600 and 700 patrons. The community at large appreciates the quality of our productions, supporting Center Stage with ongoing donations.  For the past 11 years, Center Stage has continued to produce  high quality theatre and theatre education classes at affordable prices.   

 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

 The Lower Naugatuck Valley has few cultural venues. Center Stage productions enhance the quality of life in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The City of Shelton has been a long-time supporter of the Youth CONNection, and in 2011, when the opportunity presented itself, the City enthusiastically agreed to repurpose the vacant Lafayette School as a home for Center Stage at a very reasonable monthly cost. This repurposed space provides a welcome environment in which people of all ages can gather to share live theater events, participate in theater education classes, and have opportunities to volunteer in a creative activity that promotes community building.  Center Stage founding directors, Gary and Francesca Scarpa, are celebrating 40 years of directing this year.  Over these years, thousands of people have experienced the benefits of live theater performances in their community.  This rich history continues as Center Stage celebrates it's 12th season.

Center Stage Theatre has received grant funding from the Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, the Katherine Mattheis Foundation, as well as various local businesses who appreciate having a thriving arts organization in our community.

 

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

Center Stage Theatre considers a variety of factors in measuring its success. First and foremost, the Theatre’s goal is to provide a nurturing and welcoming environment for its volunteer actors and technical support team. Experienced actors and technical people, many with professional experience, work alongside novices in an atmosphere which supports teamwork and growth. Time and again, Center Stage volunteers have described the organization as a “family”!

The Youth CONNection, which began in 1983 and became part of Center Stage in 2005, is one of the most historic and successful summer theatre programs for teens in Connecticut. The group has been recognized with the Silver Seal Award by the Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the Millennium Award by the City of Shelton.

We also measure our success by ticket sales as well as audience feedback. Now in our 11thconsecutive season, our patrons have consistently shown their satisfaction, allowing us to grow and thrive since our inception in 2005.

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Our recent production of Hairspray featured several African American cast members (who came to us from Hartford, New Haven, Branford, Stratford and Shelton), increasing our diversity at Center Stage.  The entire run of this show was sold out before opening night.  As a result, two additional performances were added, which also sold out!
 
Testimonials:
"I want to thank my entire cast and crew for this amazing experience.  I've learned so incredibly much, not only as an actress but as a person.  This show's message has taught me so much along with the beautiful people who brought forth that message.  Thank you thank you thank you for helping me to increase my ability as an actress and pushing me to do better than what I thought in the past was my best.  Love my Center Stage Family forever.
-Hairspray Cast Member 
 
Description Many of our students begin with us as early as third grade and stay with us right through adulthood. Education Director Gina Scarpa and her team of teachers, all of whom have participated in Center Stage programs since they were children, deliver a program of activities to young people that include Summer Theatre Camp, and Theatre Arts Classes.  In the Spring of 2014, Center Stage created an after school program for students in grades 5-6 that was piloted at Perry Hill School in Shelton entitled On Stage! at Perry Hill School. It is our hope to bring this program to surrounding towns this school year.  An after school program for children in grades 3-4 titled Musicals Alive! has also been implemented to rousing success. As students progress they can participate in the Center Stage Teen Musical Theatre Workshop and, eventually, in Youth CONNection summer productions. When plays call for young actors, talented children and teens have  the opportunity to appear in regular season productions.  In the past, children and teens have performed in To Kill a Mockingbird, The Miracle Worker, Big River, A Christmas Carol and Fiddler on the Roof
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

For our student performers success is measured by two standards: growth as a performer and in their own personal development, and by the quality of the shows they produce. As they move from one program to another, they will take on greater responsibility, stretch their talents, and become role models for younger performers. By enrolling more students in these programs we will increase their engagement in theatre arts and their personal growth in ways that their current school curriculum may not provide.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

The Lower Naugatuck Valley has few cultural venues and theatrical education programs. By marketing more deeply into other towns, Center Stage Theatre will draw a larger, wider audience and student base. Our productions will enhance the quality of life in this region.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.

In all programs success is measured by how the individual performers grow, by ticket sales, and by surveys of all constituents.

In the performing arts, individual performers get immediate feedback on their work, and so they are continually monitored and given opportunities to improve.

A specific show is judged by audience satisfaction. In addition, the artistic directors continually critique the performances and can make adjustments along the way to enhance the overall production.

Center Stage Theatre measures the effectiveness of programs through the number of students enrolled, the number and percentage of students continuing on to higher levels of performance programs, observation by Center Stage Theatre’s Artistic Director and faculty, and feedback from students and parents.In all programs success is measured by how the individual performers grow.

In the performing arts, individual performers get immediate feedback on their work, and so they are continually monitored and given opportunities to improve. 

Recent parent comments:

“My daughter has been with Center Stage since the 2ndgrade. The confidence and memories she gained her mean everything to me.”

“A great organization run by family-oriented people with much to give and share with the community!”

 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. For thirty-seven years, Gary and Francesca Scarpa have been at the forefront of theatre education.The Scarpas are known for their work in educational theatre throughout the region, having directed productions for the Shelton High School Drama Club, the Sacred Heart Academy Drama Club, the Shubert Theatre Summer Academy for the Performing Arts, the Amity High School Drama Club, and the Quinnipiac University Theatre Department.

As a couple, they have been recognized for their work in educational theatre on numerous occasions. In 2010, the Scarpas were recognized by the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley as recipients of the Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth Award. The couple also received the Silver Seal Award from the Valley Chamber of Commerce for their work with the Youth CONNection. Gary Scarpa has been recognized by Long Wharf Theatre as Outstanding Theatre Educator as well as the Shelton Jaycees who named him Educator of the Year.

Program Comments
CEO Comments
Center Stage  Theatre has been successful in bringing a full season of shows,  cabarets and educational programs to theatre goers in our area while continuing to keep the cost to our patrons at an affordable price.  In order to increase our programs and capacity, Center Stage needs to create much needed rehearsal/classroom space, additional storage space for sets, costumes and props, install air-conditioning in our theatre so that programming can be expanded to Summer months and our Summer Theatre Camp can be held on site, and purchase tables and chairs for cabaret events.  Ticket sales and tuition alone do not  cover the overhead and administrative costs of running Center Stage.  We rely on our great team of volunteers, donors and sponsors to help defray and cover these costs.  
CEO/Executive Director
Mrs. Francesca Scarpa
Term Start July 2007
Email Fran@centerstageshelton.org
Experience Francesca and Gary Scarpa's experience can be found in the background statement for the Theatre.  Francesca and Gary Scarpa have been the Executive/Artistic Directors of Center Stage since it's incorporation.   
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Artistic Director
Title Education Director
Title Business Manager
Formal Evaluations
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Collaborations
Since 1991, a summer theater camp has been offered in Shelton Schools, first through the Youth Connection, and  now under the auspices of Center Stage.  Each Summer area students spend two weeks in a camp program highlighting classes in acting, singing and dance and culminating in a a performance for parents and friends.   In March of 2014, Center Stage launched a pilot program at Perry Hill School in Shelton targeting 5th and 6th grade students who are interested in theatre arts. Now in it's third year, we plan  to continue to grow this program in the 2016-2017 school year.   In the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016, we  expanded our reach with an after school  program for students in  grades 3 and 4.
Center Stage also offers technical, costume, and set support  for the Shelton Intermediate School Drama Club and Shelton High School Drama Club. 
 
Center Stage is grateful for the support of the City of Shelton and the Shelton Board of Education as we continue to provide a continuum of theater education opportunities for students in grades 3 through 12. 
 
 Several area restaurant owners  participate  in a subscriber benefit package that gives subscribers restaurant specials (e.g. discounts on certain nights).  This has proven very popular with our subscribers and participating restaurants note an increase in diners on nights of our performances. 
Center Stage is also happy to lend costuming, set and prop support to area high schools and community theatres free of charge.  In the past we have supported many organizations such as Amity High School, Oxford High School, Trumbull Youth Theater, Square Foot Theater and Wilbur Cross High School.    
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Millennium AwardCity of Shelton2000
Gary Scarpa-Educator of the YearShelton Jaycees1989
Raymond P. Lavietes Service to Youth AwardBoys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley2009
Breakfast Club SaluteThe Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce2013
Board Chair
Mr. Ken Nappi
Company Affiliation State of Connecticut
Term Oct 2014 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr Jack Bashar
Ms. Marilyn Cormack Retired, BHcare
Ms. Susan Coyle Principal, Real Estate II
Mr. Marc Garofalo Certa-Pro Painters of Southwestern Connecticut
Ms Lynn Giordano
Mr Rob Lesko
Ms. Sue Mauriello Tax Manager, BlumShapiro
Mr. Joe Mingolello Owner, Mingolello and Associates Architects
Mr Joseph Pagliaro
Ms Carol Pendagast
Ms. Tracy Perry
Ms. Kathy Riddle Director of Guidance, Shelton Public Schools
Ms Janice Sheehy
Mr. Justin Zenchuk Connecticut Center for Child Development, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 8
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Operations
Board Development / Board Orientation
Executive
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2016
Projected Revenue $437,444.00
Projected Expenses $437,444.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$336,515$328,543$286,074
Administration Expense$71,342$72,047$64,094
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.120.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%82%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$173,902$148,713$99,449
Current Assets$144,080$121,057$66,269
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$54,925$39,630$37,257
Total Net Assets$118,977$109,083$62,192
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Valley Community Fundation $30,000The Valley Community Foundation $41,500The Valley Community Foundation $31,030
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Katherine Matthies Foundation $12,260The Katherine Matthies Foundation $5,000The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $5,160
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.623.051.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
As with other theatres, ticket sales  alone do not cover Center Stage Theatre’s operating costs. In this uncertain economy, we are grateful for the continued support of our customer base, and we count on income from classes, summer theatre camp, donations, sponsors and foundations to meet our needs. Center Stage continues to utilize our budgeted monies wisely and to continue to bring high quality theatre and theatre education to our region.
 
Since our budget falls below the threshold requiring an audit, we have not needed one.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address Center Stage Theatre, Inc.
54 Grove St.
Shelton, CT 06484
Primary Phone 203 225-6079
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Francesca Scarpa
Board Chair Mr. Ken Nappi
Board Chair Company Affiliation State of Connecticut

 

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