One Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

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

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain.

Note from the Director

It is my pleasure to announce, “…troubles melt like lemons drops…” at Center Stage Jackson and the show will go on!

Due to continued restrictions from COVID-19, Center Stage Jackson’s production of The Wizard of Oz has been moved from June 2020 to June 2021.

Much like the characters of this beloved show, the Center Stage Jackson Community has brains, heart and courage to guide us back to our “theater” home. I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing familiar faces next year on our “yellow brick road” detour!

Until then, I remain,

Kelly Crippen
Director, The Wizard of Oz  (Spring 2021)


Synopsis

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations!

Family-Friendly Status

This production is rated G. Families welcome!


Location

Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre
2111 Emmons Rd  Jackson, MI 49201
Get directions

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale to the public on May 7, 2021.

Ticket prices to be announced.

Once on sale, tickets can be purchased a number of ways…

  • Online
  • One hour before the performance in the theatre lobby (2nd floor).
  • At the Potter Center Box Office, limited hours Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm (first floor).
  • By calling the Potter Center Box Office at (517) 796-8600, limited hours Monday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • By leaving a message with Center Stage Jackson at (517) 539-4118. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.

Advanced sales end at 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at noon on Sundays — after that, tickets for that day’s performance will ONLY be available for purchase in the 2nd floor lobby of the Potter Center within the hour before the performance.

Cast

Dorothy Gale……………TBD
Glinda the Good Witch of the North……………TBD
Emerald City Guard……………TBD
Zeke/Cowardly Lion……………TBD
Hickory/Tinman……………TBD
Hunk/Scarecrow……………TBD
Miss Almira Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West……………TBD
Professor Chester Marvel/The Wizard of Oz……………TBD
Winkie General……………TBD
Nikko (Commander of Monkeys)……………TBD
Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)……………TBD
Aunt Em……………TBD
Uncle Henry……………TBD

Ensemble

  • Munchkins (Mayor, Coroner, Barrister, Fiddler, Braggart, School Teachers, Tots, City Fathers, Tough Guys)
  • Citizens of Munchkinland
  • Crows
  • Trees
  • Poppies
  • Ozians
  • Winkies (Male Chorus)
  • Jitterbugs

Production Team

Director……Kelly Crippen*
Music Director……Jon YuhaszPratt
Choreographer……Aimie Smith*
Costumes……Ellen Yoakam*
Properties……Holly Myers*
Stage Manager……Wendy Lake*
Technical Director……Susanna Ellis*
Accompanist……Brian Ketner*
Producer……Karen Gerring*

* = Member of Center Stage Jackson. Get info on 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!

Location Info & Directions

If you are new to the venue, please be aware that the Potter Center’s GPS location will not bring you to the Potter Center Parking Lot entrance. For maps and instructions, please visit CenterStageJackson.org/PotterCenter.

The capacity for this theatre is 400 patrons per performance (general seating), with 8 handicap seating spaces at the rear of the house. 

Please Note: Other than the handicap section, all seats in the theater have steps leading to them. There is no alternate entrance to the Baughman Theatre. If you cannot do more than one or two steps, please reserve space in in the Handicap/Wheelchair section. Chairs are available to those that need to sit in this section but do not have a wheelchair. Seating in this section is limited, so reserve these spots early!

The Baughman Theatre from the perspective of one of two handicap sections.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.


THE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
www.tamswitmark.com