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


The auditions that were scheduled for March 20-22 have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Because of the need to postpone auditions and the resulting lack of adequate time to rehearse for the originally scheduled performance dates (June 5-14), the performance for the Wizard of Oz has also been POSTPONED until further notice. In the coming weeks, options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year.

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

See below for complete info on tickets.


Jackson College’s Potter Center, Baughman Theatre
2111 Emmons Rd  Jackson, MI 49201
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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, and the price for adults will change from $18 to $20.


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!


To be announced. Check out our Auditions page if you’re interested in being part of this production!

Production Team

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

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*

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at 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

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.


Katie Meyers at or (517) 539-4118.

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.

is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company