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Penn State Centre Stage is the professional arm of the Penn State School of Theatre and serves as the training program for young theatre professionals embarking in the entertainment industry. One of Centre Stage's unique attributes is that it combines professionals with theatre students from Penn State and other colleges and universities. Each production is produced from conception to completion at Penn State using skills mastered and taught by theatre faculty who have worked professionally in the business. And as a result, Penn State School of Theatre is one of the top ranked universities in the country for its Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts theatre programs.

Notable Alumni Include: Ryan Vona, Caroline Bowman, Matthew Hydzick, Carly Hughes

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