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Announcing the 2020-21 Season!

Something Rotten!, Wizard of Oz, Jungle Book, and more!

Center Stage Jackson is excited to announce our 2020-21 Season!

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For the Seniors

We understand that this is a very uncertain time for many graduating seniors, many of which we have had the honor of sharing the stage with over the years and watching them grow.  Center Stage Jackson would like to honor the 2020 graduates, both high school and college, as a way to show them our love and support.


Join in!

Just for fun, we are also running a slideshow of past and present Center Stage Jackson participants’ senior photos!

If you would like your senior picture included in either slideshow, please email your photo to Katie Meyers at


Event Cancellations

March 18, 2020 - Updated April 29, 2020

Members, participants, patrons, and supporters,

The last few days have felt like weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic response has evolved. Last week, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Youth Theater show, No Strings Attached. In the days since, the pandemic has continued to spread and the directives from federal and state authorities has continued to be more restrictive. In consideration of these directives and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to make the following changes to our upcoming scheduled events to ensure the safety of all of our patrons, participants, and their families, and to do our part to limit the spread of this disease:

Staged Reading Auditions & Performance
These auditions, originally scheduled for May 23, 2020, have been POSTPONED until further notice. The June 28 Old Time Radio Hour performance has also been postponed until further notice.

2020 Dinner Cabaret
This event, which was originally scheduled for April 3-11, has been POSTPONED until further notice. Those who had already purchased tickets have been contacted individually. Once restrictions begin to lift, we will work to re-schedule this event. The singers and production team are well into rehearsals and are excited to share their music with everyone.

The Wizard of Oz
The auditions that were scheduled for this coming weekend (March 20-22) have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.

Youth Singing Competition
The dates for this year’s Youth Singing Competition were originally scheduled to be announced in the coming days. However, the dates and venue that had been secured are no longer feasible. The decision has been made to CANCEL the 2020 Youth Singing Competition. This event will return in early-2021.

Effective immediately and until further notice, CSJ will suspend in person meetings for any reason. Board, committee, and other meetings will only be conducted utilizing technology. Every precaution is being taken to protect everyone during this difficult time.

We will continue to provide updates on our website and social media accounts, and you may continue to reach us at Together, we will get through this crisis and come out stronger on the other side. We look forward to providing dramatic arts to the Jackson community once again!

Stay well,

Nate Baldermann
President, Center Stage Jackson


Dinner Cabaret 2020

Postponed until further notice

This event has been postponed, with rescheduled date(s) to be determined.

If you were a ticket holder for this event, please check your email for a message from with information regarding refunds or give us a call at (517) 539-4118.

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Old Time Radio Shows Auditions & Performance

Postponed until further notice

These auditions and performances have been postponed, with rescheduled dates to be determined.

  • 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.


Season Events Ahead...

Dinner Cabaret ** POSTPONED **
To be announced

Director Application Deadline
June 15, 2020

3rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser
July 25, 2020 - More info coming soon

Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Open to the public - Aug. 2020

Something Rotten! 
Main Stage Musical - Oct. 2020

The Enchanted Bookshop 
Youth Theater Play - Nov. 2020

Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery 
Dinner Theatre - Feb./Mar. 2021

12th Youth Singing Competition
Info to be announced - Jan. 2021

Jungle Book
Youth Theater Musical - Mar. 2021

Dinner Cabaret 
Info to be announced - Apr. 2021

The Wizard of Oz  
Main Stage Musical - Jun. 2021



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!