About CSE

With over 40 years of professional experience in the performing arts industry, we have become a master of our craft. Since moving to Williamson County, TN in 2016, Center Stage has directed & produced more than 20 full scale productions, upwards of 40 summer musical children's theatre camps, several workshops and so much more. CSE's commitment to quality, exceptional musical theatre experiences for those involved and incomparable talent keeps our community coming back again and again. Although highly qualified , we never stop looking for ways to improve, and continue to expand our offerings at Center Stage based on how we can best serve the Franklin, Williamson County and the surrounding areas.

Our Approach

Whether trying out a new interest or exploring a deeply held passion, our programs are tailored to meet the needs of every student enrolled. You don't need to be a local theatre star to join us, just have an excitement for the theatre and a willingness to learn and grow in your craft. 

Our supportive and enthusiastic teaching professionals have years of  experience and can't wait to work with your theatre loving child.

Meet our Director

Julia Nolan

Julia Nolan has an extensive background in every aspect of the performing arts industry. She is thrilled to be back in Middle Tennessee to share her talents after traveling the world singing, recording and touring with different world renowned acts. 

Her talents can be heard on numerous recordings and soundtracks. Julia has toured the world with different artists from Sony records, has performed alongside Lee Greenwood, Earth, Wind, & Fire, performed in shows in Las Vegas, for Disney, on cruise ships and headlined for national conventions. 

Growing up in South Florida brought opportunity in National commercials with the N.Y. Yankees & Kool- Aid. She attended a performing arts high school in Memphis, Tennessee and on to a conservatory for musical theatre- Wagner College in New York City.

Julia lived in Japan for almost 5 years recording and touring with some of the country’s top acts. After coming back to America, she recorded the Maybelline commercials- “ Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline.”

Her love of directing and writing of revue shows has been seen in many different schools and theatres from Idaho, to the coast of Georgia, to middle Tennessee.