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Auditions This Week: Shrek the Musical!

Mon. March 27th & Tue. March 28th

6:30pm-9:00pm (drop by as able)

at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49203

Artistic Director Bruce W. Crews, Music Director Director Michael Mason, Choreographer Samantha Baldwin

Ages 7 through 107!

This is a family-friendly Main Stage production that will include adults and children, with many great roles!

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...."
And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.



June 9, 10, 11 & 16, 17, 18, 2017

Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre


Find out everything you need to know about auditioning for Shrek the Musical!

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Daring Greatly: A Cabaret About Taking Risks!
April 7th & 8th, 2017
at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's Weatherwax Hall

Directed by Jared Bugbee

Featuring performers such as...
Anika Anderson, Brynn Arnall, Maddy Buckshaw, Jared Bugbee, Bitty Higgins, Mandee Howard, Betsy King, Frances Potasnik, and Jade Fairfax & Geoffrey Esty of Alvorado America

On sale online beginning March 27, or at the door (cash/credit)


Learn more about this cabaret!

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2017 Theatre Arts Scholarships!
Application Deadline: July 10, 2017

Download the application now!


Learn more about Center Stage Jackson Scholarships

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2016-2017 Season

Fiddlers, Pirates, Ogres, and more!

Fiddler on the Roof

November 4-6 & 11-13, 2016
Main Stage Musical at Jackson College's Potter Center
Directed by Sara Long

November 18-20, 2016
Youth Theater Play at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church
Directed by Bob Bullock
And Then There Were None
February 17-19, 24-26, & March 3-5, 2017
Main Stage Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards

Directed by Deon Ojan

A Pirate's Life for Me
March 17-19, 2017
Youth Theater Musical at The Middle School at Parkside's Kiesel Auditorium

Directed by Melissa McElhone

Shrek the Musical

June 9-11 & 16-18, 2017
Main Stage Musical at Jackson College's Potter Center

Auditions in late March/early April 2017
Directed by Bruce W. Crews

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Support the Arts by Becoming a Member!

Center Stage Jackson achieves its mission year after year by putting on several main stage productions, teaching youth about the arts through our youth theater productions and youth singing competition, exposing the public to different types of theatrical content through our free staged readings, providing quality musical entertainment to the community, allowing community members to express themselves through acting, song, dance, and more.

This non-profit organization is operated largely by volunteers, and we can use all the help we can get. We are almost always in need of board members and tech members (see here). If you'd like to help out, but can't donate your time, we'd love to have you as one of our members in the 2015-2016 Season so that we can keep the arts alive and well in Jackson!

Memberships purchased today will be good through August 1, 2017. 

Annual Membership Prices:
$10 = Student Member (no voting rights)
$20 = Individual Members (18+ years old)
$35 = Couple Membership
$55 = Family Membership (any size)


Benefits of Membership:
- One comp ticket per member for the 2016/2017 season of CSJ Main-Stage productions (limit 4 comp tickets for family memberships)

- Eligibility to receive any award  
- Members 18 and over are entitled to vote for and run for a seat on the Board of Directors 
- First to be contacted for announcements such as auditions, director interviews, etc.

For more information on membership, click here.

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