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The Tempest

$10 tickets available now!

Tickets are now on sale for our new virtual production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by Sara Long! This production has been double cast. We have named the casts Rain and Wind. Rain performances will be shown February 19, 20, and 21. Wind performances will be shown February 26, 27, and 28. Performances will be recorded via Zoom and then edited to add dramatic effect to this mysterious story. All performances shown will be pre-recorded to avoid technical distractions for patrons.

The Tempest is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It is set on an island somewhere near Italy where Prospero, the one-time Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live with a sprite called Ariel and a strange wildman called Caliban. Prospero is a powerful magician who creates a storm, or tempest, that sets the scene for the play. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero, and a romance between Miranda and the King’s son, Ferdinand.

Performances
Friday February 19.....7:00pm   (Rain)
Saturday February 20.....3:00pm   (Rain)
Saturday February 20.....7:00pm   (Rain)
Sunday February 21.....3:00pm   (Rain)
Friday February 26.....7:00pm   (Wind)
Saturday February 27.....3:00pm   (Wind)
Saturday February 27.....7:00pm   (Wind)
Sunday February 28.....3:00pm   (Wind)

Purchase tickets...

See the cast lists...

Learn more about The Tempest...


 

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.

Check out the different committees...


 

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.

Learn more about the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs...

Learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts...


 

Upcoming Events...

The Tempest
Virtual Main Stage - Feb. 2021

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Main Stage - June 2021

Something Rotten!
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

Dinner Cabaret 
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
and more!

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