CentreStage is an ethical community theatre that gives back to the Geelong Community in so many ways.
In the 9 years since the company launched, CentreStage has remained true to their cultural values donating more than 800,000 dollars to charities located within Geelong area.
Our small team of 13 advisors, have worked tirelessly to ensure performers needs are of paramount importance and placed at the core of our business structure. CentreStage provides a safe and accessible place for performers to develop their craft and feel included in the Geelong musical theatre community through opportunities to be involved in local productions. Whether it be performing, volunteering behind the scenes or joining a production team, CentreStage has
given back to our community by providing opportunities to an exceptional number of musical theatre enthusiasts. This has allowed
CentreStage to become the largest amateur theatre company in Australia.
We Value our Team
At CentreStage, we believe in our community. We value our volunteers, staff, performers and individuals that help shape our future growth. To find out about our cultural frame work policy, click here
At CentreStage, we:
respect our volunteers, staff and performers
create ongoing and sustainable theatre
use benchmarks and surveys to constantly improve
remain ethical and true to that Geelong spirit
create a 'buzz' for theatre in Victoria
improve the standards in amateur theatre
CentreStage is driven by a desire to provide access to the Arts, through musical theatre, to as many people in our community as possible. As an organisation, we support the inclusion of all people and offer opportunities to various community groups to access the arts and attend our productions through support of charitable organisations. This includes local community services providers, such as Gen U, supporting people with disabilities and people in aged care facilities to attend productions, along with local schools, clubs and community partners.
We Value our Team
We Value our Team
David Greenwood - Managing Director
In 2010 David launched CentreStage Geelong and has remained the Managing Director for 10 years. Some of those shows include A CHORUS LINE, and has since continued to successfully stage shows such as SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, THE WEDDING SINGER, 13, ZOMBIE PROM, RENT, GUYS AND DOLLS, EVITA, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA!, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, NUNSENSE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, OLIVER! and recently 42ND STREET. He was able to draw upon his knowledge base after completing a Double Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Arts, majoring in marketing media and theatre performance. In 2007 David was announced as Youth Business Person of the Year and in 2008 named Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally he competed at an international business competition (held in Scotland) where he placed 3rd of 43 countries involved with his multilingual multi-socioeconomic friendly new business concept. Most recently, David was announced as a Finalist for the Australian of the Year Finalist (2018).
Dara is the Managing Director and Founder of Executive Travel Management, a national corporate travel company with headquarters based in Geelong. Executive Travel Management is very proud to be a major sponsor of CentreStage 2019 and the educational partner of the CentreStage Performing Arts Academy (CPAA) in 2019. Dara is an active member of the Geelong business community supporting local theatre companies, charities and businesses alike. Away from theatre and business, Dara enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves the adventure of travel.
Head of Tuition
Liz is an experienced in customer insights, innovation and marketing professional with a passion for growing businesses through discovering and creating what customers want. She specialises in building great relationships with stakeholders, and 'sticky' relationships with customers by setting up programs to discover and apply uncommon market and customer insights, and identify new products and services that your customers will love.
Michele Marcu has extensive experience in education supporting students of all ages and abilities. Michele has experience in theatre performance and coaching through 30+ years of training and possesses strong skills in building new educational platforms. Michele is a highly qualified professional educator and is currently the Assistant Principal at Hamlyn Views School. Michele is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead our team of educators at CenterStage Performing Arts Academy (CPAA) again in 2019 and is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to merge her passions for Performing Arts and high quality educational experiences through the CPAA programs and can’t wait to bring our 2019 productions to life with our young performers
Health and Wellbeing Manager
MANAGING DIRECTOR: DAVID GREENWOOD
HEALTH AND WELLBEING MANAGER: MARNIE PARKINSON
CORPORATE RELATIONS: DARA KARLUSIC
SECRETARY: LIZ GRANT
MERCHANDISE MANAGER: BRETT WALLIS
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: DAVID JARWOOD
BUSINESS ADVISOR: KEITH GREENWOOD
ACCOUNTS MANAGER: RICHELLE WHITE
WARDROBE MANAGER: MAXINE URQUHART
GENERAL COMMITTEE: KIRSTEN LOXSTON,REBECCA COWLED,
TRENT INTURRISI AND AVRIL WOJNIUSZ
BUILDING SUPPORT: ROCHELLE JAVIER
HEAD OF TUITION: MICHELE MARCU
EDUCATION TEAM: DAMIAN CARUSO, MADELINE CAIN, CAITLYN LEAR, ERIC VON AHLEFELDT, JONATHON GARDNER, KATIE LOXSTON, HEDI WATSON AND TRENT INTURRISI, JORDAN REID, JAMIE LONG, JACK MCPHAIL, JORDAN REID, MADDY LUDBROOK, LIZETTE WINGRAVE
EDUCATION PARTNER: EXECUTIVE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT
MAJOR PARTNERS: EXECUTIVE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT, genU, RYRIE OFFICE MACHINES
ONGOING PARTNERS: SHOJUN CONCRETE, GEELONG TRAVEL, PGLD
AUDITOR: GREENBERG AND ASSOCIATES
FINANCIAL REPRESENTATION: PRUSHKA PTY LTD