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All shows and events for the remainder of the 2016-2017 Center Stage Jackson season are listed below.  

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Shrek the Musical


Monday March 27 & Tuesday March 28, 2017

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

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49203
Actors should park in the rear of the church and enter the southwest door, which will be marked.

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


"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

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm

Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre

Ages 7 through 107!
This is a family-friendly Main Stage production that will include adults and children.

What actors should prepare for auditions
-Approximately 1 minute of music to sing.
-Please bring either sheet music for an accompanist or a background track. An accompanist as well as a CD player with aux cord will be provided.
-Your calendar of obligations for April 10 through June 18.
-Please wear comfortable clothes for choreography.

What actors should expect at auditions

-Singing your prepared musical selection
-Learning a short choreography (dance) routine
-Cold readings from the script with other actors


Character List

Princess Fiona


Lord Farquaad


Fairytale Creatures

Gingy, Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs, White Rabbit, Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Wicked Witch, Sugar Plum Fairy, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty, Elf, Dwarf



Mama Ogre, Papa Ogre, King Harold, Queen Lillian, Angry Mob, Happy People, Young Shrek (Approx. age = 7), Young Fiona (Approx. age = 7), Teen Fiona , Captain, Captain’s Guards, Knights, Pied Piper, Rats, Three Blind Mice, Bluebird, Bishop.

Rough Rehearsal Schedule
Monday-Friday, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Not all cast members will be called every night.
Rehearsals will start Monday April 10, 2017 at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church.

Director Bruce W. Crews at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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