Coming up next...
We are excited to be teaming up with the 308 Brass Rail and Hudson Entertainment for another Dueling Pianos Fundraiser, made possible by sponsorship from Cook Foundation & Flatwork! Tickets are $25 per person and include heavy appetizers, one alcoholic beverage, and live entertainment from Hudson Entertainment. This event is for those age 21+ only.
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.
MCACA Grant Recipient!
Center Stage Jackson has been awarded a grant of $1,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding.
This grant will be used to support the Administrative Director position during the COVID-19 pandemic. This person is our only year-round contractor and handles day-to-day operations and year-round planning. Because our organization strives to give artistic and educational opportunities to as many members of our community as possible, the teams that direct our shows differ from production to production. The Administrative Director provides continuity from show to show and year to year, providing valuable information and structural efficiency learned from previous productions (examples: updating our website, mailing list, and social media, providing guidance on show budget creation, executing a consistent format for auditions, providing useful documents to directors, and corresponding with venues). This allows team members working directly on a production to focus on their art without repeating mistakes discovered in prior years, as well as freeing up the board of directors to focus on larger organizational goals.
The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011, or by visiting the MCACA website at www.michigan.gov/arts.
Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
Fundraiser - May 2021
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Main Stage - June 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
In our 2018-19 Season, 112 youth and over 164 adults presented 39 performances to 5,000+ patrons in Jackson County!