Main Stage Musicals

Musicals are produced twice per season at Jackson College’s Potter Center. Each production has six performances over two weekends.

Depending on the production, these may be open to adult and youth actors.

Auditions are typically held in August/September for the November musical and March for the June musical.

This season’s Main Stage Musicals are Jekyll & Hyde (Oct. 25-27 & Nov. 1-3, 2019) and The Wizard of Oz (June 5-7 & June 12-14, 2020).

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Dinner Theatre

One play is produced yearly, dinner theatre style, at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Each production has nine performances over three weekends.

This production is typically aimed at adult actors only.

Auditions are typically held in December for the February/March production.

This season’s dinner theatre production is Making God Laugh (Feb. 21, 22, 23, 28, 28, & Mar. 1, 6, 7, 8, 2020).

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Youth Theater

Youth Theater is for 3rd through 9th graders in Jackson County wishing to get familiar with theater productions in a hands-on manner. No experience necessary, newbies are welcome!

One play is produced in November at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church with three performances over one weekend. One larger musical produced each March at the Middle School at Parkside, with three performances over one weekend.

Auditions are typically held in August or September for the November production, and January for the March production.

This season’s Youth Theater Play is Fairy Tale One-Acts (Nov. 22, 23, 24, 2019). This season’s Youth Theater Musical is No Strings Attached (March 2020, dates TBA).

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Reader’s Theatre

Different from regular plays in that actors perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props, and blocking. An excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet on stage and/or do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show, there are only a few rehearsals and one performance.

All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and held at several locations in the Jackson community.

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Youth Singing Competition

A friendly one-night competition open to all young people 12th grade and younger in Jackson County, with two age categories. Cash prizes, trophies, and more are awarded to the top three youth in each category!

This year marks Center Stage Jackson’s 12th Annual Youth Singing Competition.

This year’s competition date and deadline for competition are to be announced.

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Dinner Cabaret

An annual themed cabaret showcasing talent in Jackson County. with minimal rehearsals. Depending on the theme and director, these are typically open to adult singers only, but may have some opportunity for young adults.

This season’s cabaret will be held in a dinner theatre style over two weekends at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards April 3, 4, 5, and April 10 & 11, 2020.

Auditions are typically held in February or March.

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Annual BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser

Barbecue, beer, and bands at the 308 Brass Rail! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase new audio and sound equipment for Center Stage Jackson. Families welcome!

This year’s Cook-Off has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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