March 18, 2020
Members, participants, patrons, and supporters,
The last few days have felt like weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic response has evolved. Last week, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Youth Theater show, No Strings Attached. In the days since, the pandemic has continued to spread and the directives from federal and state authorities has continued to be more restrictive. In consideration of these directives and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to make the following changes to our upcoming scheduled events to ensure the safety of all of our patrons, participants, and their families, and to do our part to limit the spread of this disease:
2020 Dinner Cabaret
This event, which was originally scheduled for April 3-11, has been POSTPONED until further notice. Those who had already purchased tickets have been contacted individually. Once restrictions begin to lift, we will work to re-schedule this event. The singers and production team are well into rehearsals and are excited to share their music with everyone.
The Wizard of Oz
The auditions that were scheduled for this coming weekend (March 20-22) have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.
Youth Singing Competition
The dates for this year’s Youth Singing Competition were originally scheduled to be announced in the coming days. However, the dates and venue that had been secured are no longer feasible. The decision has been made to CANCEL the 2020 Youth Singing Competition. This event will return in early-2021.
Effective immediately and until further notice, CSJ will suspend in person meetings for any reason. Board, committee, and other meetings will only be conducted utilizing technology. Every precaution is being taken to protect everyone during this difficult time.
We will continue to provide updates on our website and social media accounts, and you may continue to reach us at email@example.com. Together, we will get through this crisis and come out stronger on the other side. We look forward to providing dramatic arts to the Jackson community once again!
President, Center Stage Jackson
Coming up next...
The auditions that were scheduled for March 20-22 have been POSTPONED indefinitely.
Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.
This event has been postponed, with rescheduled date(s) to be determined.
If you were a ticket holder for this event, please check your email for a message from firstname.lastname@example.org with information regarding refunds or give us a call at (517) 539-4118.
We've got auditions and performances for our Reader's Theatre Old Time Radio Hour series coming up the next several months!
- Sam Spade
- Vic and Sade
- Abbot and Costello’s Who’s On First
Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.
Season Events Ahead...
Auditions: The Wizard of Oz ** POSTPONED **
Main Stage Musical - To be announced
Dinner Cabaret ** POSTPONED **
To be announced
12th Annual Youth Singing Competition ** CANCELLED **
Child & Teen Categories
Auditions: Old Time Radio Hour
Staged Reading - May 23, 2020
The Wizard of Oz ** POSTPONED **
Main Stage Musical - To be announced
Old Time Radio Hour
Staged Reading - June 28, 2020
3rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser
July 25, 2020
Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Open to the public - Aug. 2020
Did You Know?
Each Season, Center Stage Jackson produces...
2 Main Stage Musicals
1 Main Stage Dinner Theatre
1 Youth Theater Play
1 Youth Theater Musical
1 Themed Cabaret
1 Annual Youth Singing Competition
Multiple FREE Staged Readings
Multiple theatre-focused workshops
We utilize different community venues for each of our productions. Our "home" is the venue that fits each production best!
Jackson College's Potter Center
Sandhill Crane Vineyards
The Middle School at Parkside
Jackson's First Presbyterian Church
Jackson District Library's Carnegie Branch
In our 2018-19 Season, 112 youth and over 164 adults presented 39 performances to 5,000+ patrons in Jackson County!