November 20, 21, 22
2020

Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm.
Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Regarding COVID-19

Restrictions surrounding COVID-19 are extremely unpredictable and constantly changing. As The Enchanted Bookshop is one of the first productions 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 so that we are ready to go when the time comes! We thank our patrons, members, directors, production teams, and actors for their willingness to be patient and flexible as we take things day by day!

Director to be announced.

If you are interested in directing or working with our Youth Theater program, please contact Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.


Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202
(directions below)

The seating capacity for this venue is approximately 200 patrons per performance. General seating (no assigned seats). Tickets available at the door only.

Synopsis (About the Play)

During the day, A Likely Story may look like any other used bookstore.  But at night, it’s a place where magic happens.  That’s when the characters inside the books come alive!

Six of those characters — Dorothy Gale, Robin Hood, Pollyanna, Sherlock Holmes, Heidi, and Tom Sawyer — long to help Margie, the scatterbrained owner, save her struggling store.  But they’re not allowed to leave the building or be seen by human eyes.  So when a pair of smugglers comes looking for a stolen necklace hidden inside one of the books, the characters are torn.  Should they warn Margie and risk disappearing forever?  Or can they find a way to defeat the crooks without being seen? 

Featuring additional appearances by such beloved literary characters as the Queen of Hearts, Long John Silver, and Doctor Dolittle, this charming comedy celebrates the joy of reading in a fresh, fun-filled way.

Family-Friendly Status

This production is rated G. Families welcome!

About Youth Theater

Youth theater productions are open to all Jackson County 3rd-9th grade youth, no experience necessary!

Learn more on our Youth Theater FAQ page, or contact Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.

Tickets

Ticket prices to be announced.
Ticket prices for youth shows are typically between $3- $7.

Cast


Margie……………TBD
Bombalurina……………TBD
Mom……………TBD
Timmy……………TBD
Robin Hood……………TBD
Tom Sawyer……………TBD
Sherlock Holmes……………TBD
Toto……………TBD
Dorothy……………TBD
Heidi……………TBD
Pollyanna……………TBD
Book Fairy……………TBD
Lady in Red……………TBD
Fagin……………TBD
Long John Silver……………TBD
Officer Ketchum……………TBD
Fingers……………TBD
Eddie……………TBD
Doctor Dolittle……………TBD
Queen of Hearts……………TBD
Frankenstein……………TBD
Wicked Witch of the West……………TBD
Hopalong Cassidy……………TBD

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Production Team

To be announced. If you are interested in directing or working with our Youth Theater program, please contact Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net.

Director……………TBD
Technical Director……………TBD
Stage Manager……………TBD
Costumes……………TBD
Sound Engineer……………TBD
Producer……………TBD

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Directions to the Venue

From the North
Follow US-127 south to the I-94 interchange. Do not exit on to I-94 but continue straight ahead. The Jackson Crossing shopping plaza and a Shell station will be on your right. Travel south approximately 1.7 miles on West Avenue through 7 traffic lights and just past another Shell station until you reach a traffic light at Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue. First Presbyterian Church will be the fifth building on your right. Turn right into the church driveway and go down the hill to the parking lot in the rear. The entrance to the Fellowship Hall is on the southwest side of the building (to the left of the playground).

From the East or West
Follow I-94 to exit 138. Exit south toward Jackson. The Jackson Crossing shopping plaza and a Shell station will be on your right. Travel south approximately 1.7 miles on West Avenue through 7 traffic lights and just past another Shell station until you reach a traffic light at Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue. First Presbyterian Church will be the fifth building on your right. Turn right into the church driveway and go down the hill to the parking lot in the rear. The entrance to the Fellowship Hall is on the southwest side of the building (to the left of the playground).

From the South
Follow US-127 north to I-94. Take I-94 west to exit 138. Exit south toward Jackson. The Jackson Crossing shopping plaza and a Shell station will be on your right. Travel south approximately 1.7 miles on West Avenue through 7 traffic lights and just past another Shell station until you reach a traffic light at Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan Avenue. First Presbyterian Church will be the fifth building on your right. Turn right into the church driveway and go down the hill to the parking lot in the rear. The entrance to the Fellowship Hall is on the southwest side of the building (to the left of the playground).

Contact

Youth Theater Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net or (517) 539-4118.


THE ENCHANTED BOOKSHOP
By Todd Wallinger
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Denver, Colorado