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"Making God Laugh"

Dinner Theatre Feb. 21 - Mar. 8, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for Making God Laugh, our upcoming dinner theatre production at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards! Nine limited-seating performances run February 21 through March 8, 2020, directed by Spring Arbor University grad Chelsea Phillips. Get your tickets now at the link below, or by leaving a message at (517) 539-4118!

Making God Laugh follows one American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays, starting in 1980. Through the lens of each decade's fashions and faux pas, 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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Wizard of Oz Auditions

March 20 & 21, 2020

Announcing auditions for our June 2020 musical, Wizard of Oz! This musical calls for actors and singers ages 8 through 108, no experience necessary! Auditions will be held on Friday March 20th at 6:00pm for children (age 8-12) and at 7:00pm for teens and adults (age 13+) and on Saturday March 21 at 10 am for children (age 8-12) and 12:00pm for teens and adults (age 13+). Both auditions will be held at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church.

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Old Time Radio Shows Auditions & Performances!

February, March, May & June 2020

We've got auditions and performance for our Reader's Theatre Old Time Radio Hour series coming up the next several months!

February 22nd Auditions for the March 7th performance of:

  • Baby Snooks
  • The Shadow
  • The Saint

May 23rd Auditions for the June 28th performance of

  • Sam Spade
  • Vic and Sade
  • Abbot and Costello’s Who’s On First

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.


 

Dinner Cabaret 2020

April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 2020

Announcing the singers for this year's dinner cabaret held at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards! Performances will be held April 3, 4, 5, 10, & 11, 2020 with a theme of suicide prevention: "to know thyself is to love thyself." Tickets go on sale March 9, 2020.

This year's performers:
Danielle Allore-Taylor*
Alyssa Booher
Anna Commet*
Savannah Durocher*
David Gilman
Lindsey Hemming
Kimberly Lock*
Craig Plazony
Anthony Reinker*
Chris Shell
* = Member of Center Stage Jackson. Get info on membership.

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Youth Musical Cast Announcement!

"No Strings Attached"

We are pleased to announce the cast for our next Youth Theater musical, No Strings Attached! Performances will be held at the Middle School at Parkside March 13, 14, and 15, 2020. Cast members should attend the read through and parent meeting Monday January 13th at 4:30pm at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church. Bring a parent and a pencil!

Cast are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
* = Member of Center Stage Jackson. Learn about membership.

AJ Adams……Rug Rat/Bug Chorus
Lauren Aronoff……Fannie Oakleaf
Briana Bates……Tina Tuna, Marionette
Mallory Bergstrom……Cricket
Josie Blackmore……Madame Azure/Chorus
Raina Blankenship……Donkey 4/Marionette/Chorus
Isabel Bournay……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Reagan Burke……Tuna Fish/Chorus
Zac Chmieliewski……Paul/Chorus
Madisyn Clark……Mary Annette
Alex Cockroft……Tuna Fish/Chorus
Tobin Cockroft……Motel Owner/Chorus
Elisha Correll……Professor
Johanna Correll……Peg/Marionette
Cooper Cromwell……Donkey 2/Marionette/Chorus
Aubree Dean……Blues Fairy
Lily Foster*……Motel Owner’s Wife/Chorus
Katherine Gerring*……Carl/Pinocchio
Mil’lan Gibson……Tuna Fish/Chorus
Brooke Hadley……Blues Fairy Backup Singer/Townsperson 2
Boston Hoffius……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Tori Huang……Donna/Chorus
Ally Ives……Trina/Townsperson 4/Chorus
Riley Jones……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Olivia Kestner……Villager 1/Chorus
Carson Lovett……Geppetto
Rylan Lovett……Upholsterer/Chorus
AnnaKay Marshall……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Faelynn McClain……Cat
Aurora McLean……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Michael McMurtrie……Villager 3/Chorus
William Melton……Driver/Chorus
Peyton Miskowski……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Gracie Monroy……Villager 4/Chorus
Noah Monroy……Donkey/Chorus
Olivia Monroy……Donkey/Chorus
Reagan Morelock……Donkey 3/Marionette/Chorus
Lily Pedersen*……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Abel Peterson……Sparky/Chorus
Weston Peterson……Tuna Fish/Chorus
Gabi Principe……Villager 5/Chorus
Charlotte Riedeman……Fox
Rose Soltis……Villager 2/Chorus
Kaylee Smith……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Cadi Stuscavage……Blues Fairy Backup Singer/Townsperson 3
Tiffany Taylor……Bug Chorus/Chorus
Alexandria Viger*……Blues Fairy Backup Singer/Townsperson 1
Dylana Whalen……Blues Fairy Backup Singer/Townsperson 5
Jaxon Whitmore*……Donkey 1/Marionette/Chorus
Jaida Zegarlowicz……Dipstick/Chorus

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Season Events Ahead...

Auditions: Dinner Cabaret 2020
January 27 & 28, 2020

Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
February 7, 2020

Making God Laugh
Dinner Theatre Play - Feb. & Mar. 2020'

12th Annual Youth Singing Competition
Child & Teen Categories - TBD 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!