Center Stage Jackson will soon be conducting director interviews for productions from its 2020-21 Main Stage Season, listed below.

If you are interested in directing one of these productions please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org before June 15, 2020 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.


Something Rotten

Main Stage Musical at Jackson College’s Potter Center

October 16-18, & 23-25, 2020

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten! features large song and dance numbers and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.

Something Rotten! officially opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 2015. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Click here to see the Tony Award Show video clip for Something Rotten

Check out the publishing house info on Something Rotten

A note regarding COVID-19:

Restrictions surround COVID-19 are extremely unpredictable and constantly changing. As Something Rotten is the first production of our 2020-21 Season, we recognize that there is a chance that this production timeline may need to be altered for the safety of all involved. However, while we wait to see how things unfold we would like to start planning this production so that we are ready to go when the time comes! For this production in particular we are looking for a director that can be flexible with production timeline changes.


Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery

Main Stage Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards
February 19, 20, 21
February 26, 27, 28
March 5, 6, 7
2021

The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, “Putting a Little English On It.” It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents. As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script! The authorities are quickly called, and soon the company finds themselves replaying the death scene. When yet another person dies at the end of the same scene, the cast finds themselves replaying the same scene over and over for other investigators, a theatre critic, and even the playwright himself! But every time they get to the end of the scene, someone else ends up with a fire poker in the chest. The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next. It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all.

Check out the publishing house info on Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery


Note: The Wizard of Oz

Main Stage Musical at Jackson College’s Potter Center

June 4, 5, 6
June 11, 12, 13
2021

This production was postponed from June 2020 to June 2021, so we will not be re-interviewing for this production. The Wizard of Oz will be directed by Kelly Crippen. Check out the Wizard of Oz page for more info!

Note: Dinner Cabaret

Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards

April 9, 10, 11
April 16, 17, 18
2021

We will not be interviewing for this position at this time. Due to COVID-19, our plans for the 2020 Dinner Cabaret, postponed in April, are on hold. If we are able to reschedule this production in 2020, we will proceed with interviewing a director for the 2021 Dinner Cabaret. If we are not able to reschedule in 2020, Nick Brown will direct this year’s cast & crew in April 2021. Please stay tuned for more information!


Interested in Directing?

If you are interested in directing this production please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org before June 15, 2020 for more information and/or to schedule an interview. Experience is not required, and more information on how to prepare for interviews will be provided after inquiry.

Any persons interested in directing with our Youth Theater program should contact Youth Theater committee chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.