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This Weekend: Youth Theater presents

Keeper of the Tales: Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights

November 21, 22 & 23, 2014
Fri & Sat @ 7:00 pm
Sun @ 2:00 PM 

First Presbyterian Church
743 Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

$3 Adults, seniors and students
$2 Children (12 & under) 

Purchase Tickets:
At the door only.

You’re invited to the bazaar, where a wise old beggar will set your imagination on a magic carpet ride through tales filled with laughter, love and life lessons!  When a spoiled young princess comes across the storytelling beggar in the marketplace, she gets more than what she came for...  and is forever changed by it. 

Click here for a full cast list and more information.


Auditions December 1 & 2:

The Iliad, the Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology

in 99 Minutes or Less


Show Type: Main Stay-Play
Performance Dates: February 20-22 & February 27-March 1, 2015
Performance Location: Middle School at parkside
2400 4th St. Jackson, MI 49203 

Audition Date: December 1 and December 2
Callbacks, if needed, will be December 3

Audition Time: 6:30pm
Audition Location: Northeast Elementary School
1024 Fleming Ave. Jackson, MI 49202


Open to all adults and youth who are in high school.

5-7 roles available (3-4 men and 2-3 women).

Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9pm.

What to Prepare: At least two minutes of monologue (at least one minute each of comedic and serious).


Synopsis: On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. Its funny, updated and made easy to understand. The Gods walk the Red Carpet. The Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift. Love stories are a dating show and the Greek Tragedies are sports highlights! And don't forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliadand The Odyssey. Kidnap Helen of Troy and you've got a 10 year slap-fight of epic proportions with pouty Achilles, war-hungry Agamemnon, and clever Odysseus, destined to wander the seas for 10 more years fighting giants, seductresses and the Gods themselves. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare. 

Contact: Bruce W. Crews, Director, at 517-936-6948 or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Membership 2014-2015

Center Stage Jackson's Membership is currently for the period May 1, 2014 - August 1, 2015. We are now accepting membership dues.

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:
- Special events for members only
- Free or discounted technical theater classes at Jackson College (coming soon!)
- Eligibility to receive any award
- One comp ticket per member for the season of CSJ Main-Stage productions. (Some exclusions may apply)
- Members 18 and over are entitled to vote for and run for a seat on the
 Board of Directors
- Additional points for scholarship awards
- First to be contacted for ushering/ backstage opportunities
- Receive e-blasts one week prior to non-members

For more information on membership, click here.

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