Center Stage Jackson
2021-22 Season Updates
Because of COVID-19, several 2020-21 productions and their directors have been moved to the 2021-22 Season, while others have been postponed, cancelled, or are on hold. Here is a quick overview of the changes as of June 2021:
- Something Rotten – Moved from fall 2021 to fall 2022
- Director interviews for Something Rotten will take place in spring 2022
- She Kills Monsters – Directed by Thomas Mattison, Jr.
- Steel Magnolias – Directed by Serenity Sanders Gerrild
- The Guys – Directed by Lisa Cryderman
- Little Shop of Horrors – Directed by Sarah Noah
- Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery – Directed by Gerry Blanchard
- Cabaret 2022 – Director TBD
- All Youth Events – Currently on hold, except the Youth Singing Competition. Directed by Lisa Cryderman.
If interested in directing for CenterStage Jackson please submit a resume to [email protected] and we will contact you.
Little Shop of Horrors
Main Stage Musical at Jackson College’s Potter Center
October 29-31 & November 5-7, 2021
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.
Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery
Main Stage Dinner Theatre at Sandhill Crane Vineyards
February 18-20, 25-27 & March 4-6, 2022
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.
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Dinner Cabaret at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards
April 1-3 & 8-10, 2022
Enjoy an evening of great food, wine, and live music in our annual cabaret at the Sandhill Crane Vineyards!