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We are excited to announce auditions for our first live and in person production in over a year, Steel Magnolias, directed by Serenity Sanders Gerrild! This production calls for 6 adult females, ages 20s through 60s (flexible). Auditions are coming up quickly, get the full details below!
In Steel Magnolias, the action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and possibly her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Tickets are now on sale for our next virtual production, dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms! She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans after the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this dynamic dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
This play contains mild adult themes of grief, loss, sexuality, gender identity, and bullying, with some instances of strong language. The purpose of these themes is to address the complex issues of identity, inclusion, and growth that are at the heart of Qui Nguyen’s script.
There are a lot of tasks that need to be done during the year that keep the organization running but aren’t directly related to putting on a show–and committees are the best place to go to help get that work done! Membership is not required to be on a committee.
Auditions: Steel Magnolias
Main Stage Play - June 2021
She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
Virtual Production - July 2021
Fundraiser - July 2021
Main Stage Play - August 2021
Main Stage Musical - Oct. 2021
Youth Theater Play
Youth Theater Play - Nov. 2021
Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery
Dinner Theatre - Feb./Mar. 2022
Youth Theater Musical
Youth Theater Musical - Mar. 2022
Info to be announced - Apr. 2022
The Wizard of Oz
Main Stage Musical - Jun. 2022
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