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Seeking actors age 18+ for dinner theatre play Making God Laugh, directed by Chelsea Phillips!

Making God Laugh follows one 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.

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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.

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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

Dinner Cabaret
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
and more!

In our 2018-19 Season, 112 youth and over 164 adults presented 39 performances to 5,000+ patrons in Jackson County!