Please note that our ticketing system will prevent you from selecting a number of seats that will leave only one seat empty at a table (called an “orphan” seat). For example, the system will not allow you to purchase 3 seats at a table that seats 4, as that one “orphan seat” will be very difficult to sell. If you cannot find another table that will fit your party without leaving an orphan seat, we recommend finding another guest that would like to attend with you to fill that orphan seat!





Friday & Saturday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
7:00pm: Seating begins for salads and drinks,
7:30pm: Entrees served.
8:00pm: Performance begins.
Intermission: Dessert served.

Sunday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
4:00pm: Seating begins for salads and drinks,
4:30pm: Entrees served.
5:00pm: Performance begins.
Intermission: Dessert served.

No, each salad, entree, and dessert is made just for you! With that in mind, please remember to tip the wonderful Sandhill Crane Vineyard staff!

Non-alcoholic beverages are available. You do not have to be 21 to attend (though you do have to be 21 to drink the wine!).

No, drinks and tip are not included in the ticket price. We strongly encourage you to tip your Sandhill Crane Vineyards servers – they are great!

Tickets are only available through Center Stage Jackson, either online at this link or by calling (517) 539-4118.

We do recommend that you purchase online if you are able, as we do not have full time employees, so our phone cannot be manned during consistent hours every day. Voice messages will be returned in the order they are received, but we will be receiving a high volume of calls for this event. We strongly recommend purchasing online if you are able to, so that our time making phone calls can be put towards assisting those that are unable to purchase online!

Our 2019-20 Sandhill events are:

Making God Laugh – Dinner Theatre Play
February 21 – March 8, 2020 (three weekends)
Get more information on Making God Laugh here

Dinner Cabaret 2020
April 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11, 2020
Get more information on Dinner Cabaret 2020 here

If you have a question about seating, food, or tickets, you will reach our Administrative Director fastest by email at admin@centerstagejackson.org, as she can answer those questions while on the move! If you do not have email, you can also call (517) 539-4118 and leave a message and we will return your call in the order that it was received.

For Making God Laugh, the Vegan meal is:
Pear and arugula salad with shaved almonds
Roasted vegetable and olive oil pasta
Vegan raspberry sundae

All dishes this year are gluten free.

Making God Laugh is rated PG-13 for mild adult language.

As our dinner theatre events are a local collaboration between the Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Center Stage Jackson, there are no performance-only seats. You must purchase dinner and the performance together.

For the Making God Laugh, your Center Stage Jackson comp ticket will give you $15 off the price of the $40 ticket price, which is CSJ’s portion. You will still need to pay for the dinner, which is $25.

We do not have discounts for seniors or groups for dinner theatre productions. There is a flat ticket price of $40 for Making God Laugh performances and $35 for the Dinner Cabaret 2020 performances.

Tickets for Making God Laugh are $40 per person are $40 per person, which includes the performance and a three course meal (drinks and tip not included).

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.

Performances are at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Rd.  Jackson, MI 49201.

From the North
Take US 127 south to exit 43A — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 7 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the South
Take US127 north to exit 40 — take I-94 east. Travel approximately 2 miles to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the East
Take I-94 west to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

From the West
Take I-94 east to exit 145. Turn right on Sargent Road and go about 1 mile to Brills Lake Road. Turn right. Travel about 1/2 mile to Walz Road and turn left. Travel approximately 1/2 mile to 4724 Walz Road (Sandhill Crane Vineyards) on the left. Please note that there is a long driveway leading to the building.

Tickets for the Making God Laugh go on sale to the public on February 24, 2020. Tickets for Dinner Cabaret 2020 go on sale to the public on March 6, 2020.

Once on sale, you can purchase tickets here or call (517) 539-4118.

We do recommend that you purchase online if you are able, as we do not have full time employees, so our phone cannot be manned during consistent hours every day. Voice messages will be returned in the order they are received, but we will be receiving a high volume of calls for this event. We strongly recommend purchasing online if you are able to, so that our time making phone calls can be put towards assisting those that are unable to purchase online!

If you have a question or problem with your tickets, you will reach our administrative director fastest by email at admin@centerstagejackson.org, as she can answer those questions while on the move!

The performers for the Making God Laugh are:

Ruthie …… Angie Guadagnini
Bill
…… Jeremy Curtis
Richard
…… Eddie Burkhead*
Maddie
…… Liz Andrews*
Thomas
…… Brian Ketner*

*  = Member of Center Stage Jackson

This performance is directed by Chelsea Phillips.

Tickets will not be available for sale at the door, as this is a dinner theatre event and food must be prepped ahead of time. Additionally, we often sell out each performance 1-2 weeks before the performance date.

You can purchase tickets here or call (517) 539-4118.

Yes, we will be compiling a waiting list by performance. It is unlikely that we will need to use the list, and if we do, we will probably call you after noon on the day of the performance–so have your phone nearby!

You can be put on the waiting list by emailing admin@centerstagejackson.org or calling (517) 539-4118 and letting us know your phone number, which performance you would like to be on the waiting list for, how many people are in your party, and what your entree preferences are.

Performances for Making God Laugh are:

February 21, 22, 23
February 28, 29, March 1 &
March 6, 7, 8
2020

Friday & Saturday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
7:00pm: Doors open for seating, salads, and drink orders.
7:30pm: Entrees served.
8:00pm: Performance begins.
Intermission: Dessert served.

Sunday Performances

Noon: Ticket sales close. No tickets will be sold at the door.
4:00pm: Doors open for seating, salads, and drink orders.
4:30pm: Entrees served.
5:00pm: Performance begins.
Intermission: Dessert served.

There are 60 seats available at each performance. Seating is extremely limited, and, due to the unique dinner theatre seating arrangement, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to find a table with the number of seats your party requires. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to secure your tickets as soon as possible!

As soon as possible!

In past years, our dinner theatre productions at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards have sold out most (if not all) performances, and some sell out two weeks before the performance date.

Seating is limited to 60 seats per performance and, due to the unique dinner theatre seating arrangement, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to find a table with the number of seats your party requires. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to secure your tickets as soon as possible!

We appreciate your patience in this matter. We do not have full time employees, so our phone cannot be manned during consistent hours every day. Please do leave us a message with your name, the date you would like to attend, and the number of tickets you need. Voice messages will be returned in the order they are received, but we will be receiving a high volume of calls for this event. We strongly recommend purchasing online if you are able to, so that our time making phone calls can be used assisting those that are unable to purchase online!

If you have a question or problem with your tickets, you will reach our administrative director fastest by email at admin@centerstagejackson.org, as she can answer those questions while on the move!

Not at all! The distance from the stage to the farthest seat is approximately 24 feet.

Tickets may be exchanged for another performance up until noon the day of the original performance, space permitting. Entrees may be exchanged up until noon the day of the performance.

Tickets are non-refundable, though if you find yourself unable to attend, please contact us. If there is a patron on our waiting list with the same number of tickets to the same performance, we may be able to help you both!

We will have a waiting list for each performance, in the unlikely event that seats open up after a performance sells out due to an exchange. To be added to that waiting list, leave us a message with your first and last name, phone number, number of seats, and entrees preferences. Make sure to keep an eye on your phone between noon and 6:00pm the day of the performance!

Contact: (517) 539-4118 or admin@centerstagejackson.org

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