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 My Fair Lady (Nov. 3-5 & 10-12, 2017) and The Drowsy Chaperone (June 8-10 & 15, 17, 2018).

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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 The Odd Couple – Female Version (Feb. 16-18, Feb. 23-25, and Mar. 2-4, 2018).

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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 September for the November production, and January for the March production.

This season’s Youth Theater Play is A Dickens Christmas Carol (Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2017). This season’s Youth Theater Musical is HONK! Jr. (Mar. 23, 24, 25, 2018).

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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 plus a group category. Cash prizes, trophies, and more are awarded to the top three youth in each category!

This year marks Center Stage Jackson’s 10th Annual Youth Singing Competition on January 27, 2018. Registration is open until January 20th, or until 20 acts have registered.

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An annual themed cabaret showcasing talent in Jackson County. with minimal rehearsals. Depending on the theme and director, these may be open to adult and youth actors.

This season’s cabaret is directed by Kelly Fandrey and will be held in a dinner theatre style at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards April 20, 21, and 22, 2018. Audition info will be listed on our Audition page.