Center Stage: A Historical Journey of Musical Theater in America

CenterStage is an interactive presentation of the history of Broadway, with live music and dance. Go on a journey through five era’s of Broadway and learn the songs that shaped it. From “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music) and “Hard Knock Life” (Annie), to “Circle of Life” (The Lion King) and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” (Hairspray). Center Stage takes you on an unforgettable trip and gives you a backstage pass to the world of musical theater. Performed by members of the Partinglass Theatre Co., CenterStage includes the talents of Stephen Davila. Originally from Florida, Stephen moved to Chicago after playing Bus Driver Bob during the National tour of the “Doodlebops Live!” He has also performed in other musicals, including “Grease” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” Stephen has a passion for photography and when not on tour, he can be found anywhere around Chicago taking pictures. Jessica Lynn Harling is a seasoned theatre artist as well. Her musical repertoire includes “Annie,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Urinetown” to name a few. Jessica is Artistic Director of the Partinglass Theatre. Sydney Maier is Director of Arts Management for the Partinglass Theatre and currently teaches classes at Gymboree, in Chicago. She was fortunate enough to work with Reality Theatre, a non-profit theatre troupe for teens, dedicated to youth outreach and promoting healthy choices.