Meet Our Amazing Staff

Harrison Zierer


Artistic Director

A graduate of Chapman University with a dual degree in vocal performance and education, Harrison has been the Artistic Director of Center Stage since it began in 2011. He is also the production manager for the opera department at his alma mater, Chapman.

Catherine Zierer


Executive Director

Retired from a 40 year career with the United States Postal service, Catherine is thrilled to be the Executive Director of Center Stage Theater. In addition to running our program, she designs, sews, and organizes the costumes for all of our wonderful productions. She is also the proud Nana of two young performers.

Amanda Little



A junior at California State University-Fullerton, Amanda is majoring in education. She has danced for many years and brings her wonderful talent to the kids of Center Stage. She loves coffee, Disney, and performing herself in musicals and plays in the community. Don't forget, "strong arms!"

Stacy Hoffman


Rehearsal Assistant

A kindergarten teacher at Wagner Elementary, Ms. Hoffman has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Cal State Fullerton. She is far more than a "rehearsal assistant" at Center Stage. Her real title should be the "problem solver/leader extraordinaire." Ms. Hoffman loves singing, Disney music, and of course working with all our amazing kids.

Carol Palmer


Assistant Director

Mrs. Palmer is not only the fabulous mother of five boys, she is also a homeschool educator and lover of the arts. She also sits on the M.A.C.Y. Board which recognizes high school theater in Southern California. When not teaching or directing, Mrs. Palmer loves to appear on stage. Her latest roles were Mae Peterson and Dolly Levi.

Amanda Tyo


Assistant Director