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Seeking actors age 18+ for dinner theatre play Making God Laugh, directed by Chelsea Phillips!
Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children — a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star — all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
This year we will be doing two shorter "one-act" plays with an intermission in between instead of one longer play. This event is family friendly (even for little ones!) and tickets are just $3 for children age 12 and younger, or $5 for adults, seniors and students age 13+. Tickets available at the door only, cash only.
Trio! is a fast-paced adventure through a trilogy of storybook favorites. Narrated by a triumvirate of ringmasters and giddily guided by a threesome of circus clowns, Trio! races through the three tales of The Three Bears, The Three Pigs, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, with a twist!
In Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up), it’s Dad’s turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Dad tells them!
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All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE to the public!
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...
Old Time Radio Hour LIVE!
Staged Reading - Nov. 2019
Fairy Tale One-Acts
Youth Theater Plays - Nov. 2019
Old Time Radio Hour LIVE!
Staged Reading - Dec. 2019
Auditions: Making God Laugh
Dinner Theatre Play - Dec. 2019
Auditions: No Strings Attached
Youth Theater Musical - Jan. 2020
12 Annual Youth Singing Competition
Child & Teen Categories - Jan. 2020
Making God Laugh
Dinner Theatre Play - Feb. & Mar. 2020
No Strings Attached
Youth Theater Musical - Mar. 2020
Auditions: The Wizard of Oz
Main Stage Musical - Mar. 2020
Live music & dining - Apr. 2020
The Wizard of Oz
Main Stage Musical - Jun. 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!