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Program/playbill for the March 2017 Youth Theater Musical "A Pirate's Life for Me!" held at the Middle School at Parkside's Kiesel Auditorium.

Auditions for Shrek the Musical Monday March 27 Tuesday March 28 6 30 9 00pm drop by at Jackson s First Presbyterian Church This is a family friendly production that will include adults and children ages 7 through 107 No experience necessary Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess Performances of Shrek the Musical June 9 10 11 June 16 17 18 at Jackson College s Potter Center Visit www CenterStageJackson org for details
Auditions for  Shrek the Musical Monday March 27   Tuesday March 28 6 30-9 00pm  drop by   at Jackson   s First Presbyteri...
Welcome The cast crew and Board of Directors would like to welcome you and thank you for supporting local arts by attending A Pirates Life for Me Cast members may be met in the lobby at the rear of the auditorium following the performance Please consider recycling your program near the exits If you do not wish to meet with cast members immediately following the show you can avoid the indoor crowd by exiting to the parking lot through the south eastern door look for the yellow sign Enjoy the show and we hope to see you again soon at Shrek the Musical June 9 11 16 18 at the Potter Center 2016 2017 Board of Directors Bruce W Crews President Susanna Hopper Vice President Melissa McElhone Secretary Nate Baldermann Treasurer Jacob Ellis Karen Gerring Mandee Howard Wendy Lake Doug Meyers Rebecca Onnen Steven Owsley Respecting the Venue Performers and Patrons Please use this moment to ensure that your cell phones are turned off or on silent To ensure that everyone enjoys the show please do not use your cell phone during the performance including texting taking pictures or looking at cute puppy gifs Flash photography is not allowed Non flash photography and videotaping is permitted but please be courteous to those around you if doing so
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About Center Stage Jackson The purpose of this organization is to cultivate advance and promote the appreciation of dramatic arts with the community by presenting amateur theatrical productions The organization will make educational opportunities available for its members while serving the community in artistic expressions Center Stage Jackson was formed out of the 2000 2001 merger of the Clark Lake Players and the Jackson Civic Theater CSJ is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that operates with primarily volunteer services We strive to provide a positive atmosphere for the community to appreciate or to participate in live theatre performances Did You Know Each season Center Stage Jackson presents 2 Main Stage Musicals in November and June 1 Main Stage Play or Dinner Theatre in February 1 Youth Theater Play in November 1 Youth Theater Musical in March 1 themed cabaret typically in April 1 Annual Youth Singing Competition typically in January Multiple FREE Staged Readings throughout the year As a Community Theatre we utilize local venues such as Jackson College s Potter Center The Middle School at Parkside s Kiesel Auditorium Sandhill Crane Vineyards Jackson s First Presbyterian Church Weatherwax Hall at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Jackson School of the Arts Ensemble Theatre at Art 634 In our 2015 2016 Season 90 youth and 250 adults presented 31 performances to 3 425 patrons Interested in learning more Want to get involved on stage back stage volunteering or sponsoring Contact us at admin centerstagejackson org or call 517 539 4118 More information at www CenterStageJackson org
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Time The early 1790s Scenes Act I Scene 1 Garden of Huffington Manor One spring day Scene 2 Deck of the Petunia A few days later Scene 3 Deck of the Sultana Months later Scene 4 Treasure Island Several weeks later Act II Scene 1 Treasure Island A few days later Scene 2 Treasure Island A few days later Scene 3 A cave on Treasure Island Immediately after Scene 4 Treasure Island A short time later Join us with Membership CSJ memberships include one comp ticket per member early access to ticket sales and announcements of auditions and productions the ability to vote for or serve on the Board of Directors and more Interested in supporting the arts through membership Let us know on your survey Annual Membership 10 Student Member under 18 years old 20 Individual Member 18 years old 35 Couple Membership 55 Family Membership any size family limit 4 comp tickets Contact Katie Meyers admin centerstagejackson org www CenterStageJackson org
Time The early 1790s.  Scenes Act I Scene 1 ........................ Garden of Huffington Manor. One spring day. Scene 2 ....
Cast of Characters Roger Goodman Captain Blood Cameron Gramm George Cana Wensley Sarah Huffington Eliana Melton Kate Tricia Barrett Belinda Nova Nichols Lord Hector Huffington Wyatt Peterson Lady Emma Huffington Grace Teachout Claude Lucas Rohlfs Maude Matilda Stewart Parrot Faelynn McClain Sneak Amelia Leslie Blase Snaggle Mallory Bergstrom Snoot Isabella Luna Long John Sliver Sheldon Sundberg Laverne Aubree Dean Shirley Johanna Correll Lucy Katherine Gerring Ethel Eva Corts Captain Belvedere Milo Stewart Bluebeard Elisha Correll Smudge Nicholas Gerring Dandy William Melton Kiki Aurora Stankiewicz Miki Aijiahna Beadenkopf Creaky Cadi Stuscavage Captain Blood s Crew Everette Anderson Lauren Aronoff Noah Browning Sophia O Neil Abel Peterson Lady Pirates Reagan Burk Madisyn Clark Danielle Foster Karly Foster Jazzlyn Harner Alessa Howard Alexandria Viger Inman Grace Smith Lydia Soltis Bluebeard s Crew Dawson Ansley Cullen Caro Ledger Inman Corinne Johnson Liv Lounds Braylon Nykamp
Cast of Characters Roger Goodman Captain Blood ................................... Cameron Gramm George .....................
Production Staff Crew Director Melissa McElhone Producer Doug Meyers Vocal Director Sarah Baldwin Choreographer Olivia Hines Technical Director Jacob Ellis Assoc Technical Director Richard Fifelski Stage Manager Wendy Lake Costumes Ellen Yoakam Lynne Judd Jen Ann Guy Sound Technician Julie Klee Set Jacob Ellis Susanna Hopper Properties Scott Sundberg JessieRaye Ansley Makeup Katie Meyers Spotlight Chase Johnson Box Office Karen Meyers Program Sally Johnson Kristen Clark Libby Wilson Thank You The cast and crew of Center Stage Jackson s production of the A Pirates Life for Me want to express their gratitude for everyone that helped in the production of this musical especially the following Lowe s Maria Gerring Richard F Jerri Munn Robyn Dudley Sarah Baldwin Jackson s First Presbyterian Church American Speedy Printing Bethany Home and Hospice JTV And not least a huge THANK YOU to all of the parents that assisted in making this show a reality
Production Staff   Crew Director................................................................................ Melissa M...
Sponsors Center Stage Jackson is your community theatre supported by your community Underwriter 5 000 VIP Sponsor 2 000 4 999 Showstopper 1 000 1 999 Lead Role 500 999 CP Federal Credit Union Henry Ford Allegiance Health Home fm Lammers Heating and Air Conditioning Inc Michigan Shakespeare Festival Westside Furniture Spotlight Sponsor 225 499 Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County Commercial Exchange DigiDudes Edible Arrangements Jackson s First Presbyterian Church JTV Michigan Community Credit Union Veronica Long Featured Ensemble 150 224 Avery Oil Propane Inc Jackson Academy of the Arts GuideStream Financial Friend of the Arts 25 149 Center Stage Jackson is 501 c 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization Meet the Cast Everette Anderson Captain Blood s Crew is currently homeschooled and in the 6th grade He has previously been in Charleston Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales Everette loves coding and Minecraft A special thanks goes out to his family for all they do to help him be better Dawson Ansley Bluebeard s Crew is in the 4th grade at Keicher Elementary Prior productions include Alice Wonderland and Mary Poppins He is involved in basketball soccer track and field children s challenge which he completed two times and received a medal at Special Olympics Dawson would like to thank the staff at Center Stage Jackson for allowing him the opportunity to learn and express art at my pace Lauren Aronoff Captain Blood s Crew attends Queen s and is in the 6th grade She has previously been seen in Alice Wonderland and Seussical the Musical Lauren likes to sing read and act Lauren would like to thank her Dad for inspiring her to act and her Mom for finding a play for her to audtion in She would also like to thank her favorite actresses actors and singers for inspiring her Tricia Barrett Kate is a freshman at Western High School Prior productions include Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and Oz the Musical Tricia loves animals and has four dogs six cats a guinea pig and a Hermann tortoise When she isn t busy with her animals she teaches Sunday school and likes to watch Dance Moms In 2016 Tricia won the teen division of Center Stage Jackson s Annual Youth Singing Competition She thanks her Mom and Dad for always being there for her and supporting her they re awsome Aiji Beadenkopf Miki is an 8th grader at Vandercook Lake Middle School This is Aiji s second show with Center Stage Jackson s Youth Theater having last been seen in Oz The Musical Mallory Bergstrom Snaggle is a 6th grade student at Paragon Charter Academy She has been in Alice Wonderland and Seussical the Musical Mallory can play the flute and was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society She likes manatees and pandas Special thanks goes to her parents for transportation friends at Center Stage Jackson especially Grace and Cam who made her feel very welcomed and friends for helping her with her lines Noah Browning Captain Blood s Crew attends Da vinci and is in the 8th grade Noah has been seen in Charleston and Oz the Musical He loves sports and can ballroom dance Thank you to his mom and dad for getting him to practice and keeping him from dropping out Reagan Burk Lady Pirate is a 4th grader at George Long Elementary This is not her first performance as she has previously been in The Toy Box and Beauty and the Beast When not in a show Reagan enjoys swimming as well as ballet and jazz
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Meet the Cast class She recently donated 14 inches of her hair Reagan would like to thank Miss Laureen Aunt LaTrelle and her Dad for their help in getting her to rehearsals Cullen Caro Bluebeard s Crew is homeschooled and in the 5th grade He has previously been in Annie In his spare time he enjoys camping and boating He would like to give a shout out to his mom and dad Madisyn Clark Lady Pirate is in the 3rd grade at Northwest Elementary She is very excited as this is her first first theater performance Madisyn likes to use her creativity to do arts and crafts She would like to thank her family for supporting her Elisha Correll Bluebeard attends Sharp Park Academy and is in the 5th grade This is Elisha s first theater performance He plays the violin and plays soccer Thanks go out to his parents for allowing him to be in the play Mr and Mrs Melton for inviting him to audition his crew who gave him the company and encouragement and all of the adults who helped Johanna Correll Shirley is a 3rd grader at Sharp Park Academy This is Johanna s first time on stage She likes to play piano soccer and play with her brother A special thanks goes out to the Meltons her family Aubrey and her fellow crew members Eva Corts Ethel is in the 4th grade at Paragon Charter Academy Prior performances include How Christmas Was Saved She loves to sing and make new friends Eva would like to thank her Mom and Dad for letting her do this wonderful play and her friends and family for their support Aubree Dean Laverne attends Ezra Eby Elementary and is in the 4th grade This is Aubree s first theater performance She enjoys reading building lego sets and speding time with family and friends Aubree would like to thank the play director Melissa for all of her help and guidance and also her parents for taking her to rehearsals and for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful play Danielle Foster Lady Pirate is in the 5th grade at Parma Elementary Prior performances include Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales As well as participating in drama productions Danielle also loves drawing painting and art She would like to say a special thank you to her mom and dad for allowing her and her sister to be a part of this production A special thanks also goes out to the director and others who helped put on this show Karly Foster Lady Pirate is a 3rd grade student at Parma Elementary This is Karly s first theater performance and she is happy to be a part of this show She loves gymnastics singing and drama Karly would like to thank her mom and dad for taking her to rehearsal and all of the people who helped
Meet the Cast class. She recently donated 14 inches of her hair  Reagan would like to thank Miss Laureen, Aunt LaTrelle, a...
Meet the Cast Meet the Cast Matilda Stewart Maude is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside She has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and Pied Piper Matilda loves to play the cello She would like to thank her mom for driving to practice every day and her dad for coming to see the show Katherine Gerring Lucy is homeschooled and in the 5th grade She has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Oz the Musical and Fiddler on the Roof Katherine loves reading trying new things and her newly started violin lessons She is happy to be playing the role of Lucy as she loves the TV show I Love Lucy Special thanks goes out to Mrs McElhone Sarah Olivia and everyone involved in the show Milo Stewart Captain Belvedere is in the 5th grade at Frost Elementary This is his first show with Center Stage Jackson though he has been seen in A Christmas Carol and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Fourth Wall Milo is in LEAP at Frost and can eat an entire tub of ice cream in one sitting He would like to give a shout out to his sister Matilda for getting him involved and helping run lines Cadi Stuscavage Creaky is in the 5th grade at Warner Elementary She performed in Charleston last year Cadi loves to bake sing and dance She would like to thank her mom and dad for getting her to practice and everyone who has gone over lines with her Sheldon Sundberg Long John Sliver is in the 9th grade at Western High School He is a true veteran of CSJ and has performed in over 15 productions including Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Keeper of the Tales The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Hamlet Hears A Who A Midsummer Night s Jersey This is Sheldon s last CSJ Youth Theater production He has sure had fun and hopes you did too He would like to thank Mr Mrs B and his family Special thanks to good ol Leif Erikson without whom he wouldn t be here Grace Teachout Lady Emma Huffington is in the sixth grade at Middle School at Parkside She has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and the The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Grace is a spelling bee champion loves to draw and enjoys school She would like to thank her parents for driving her all of her friends in the play her dog for just being awesome and Mrs McElhone Miss Sarah Miss Olivia and Mrs Lake for being awesome to help bring this show together Alexandria Viger Inman Lady Pirate is in the 4th grade at Parma Elementary School She was in Fiddler on the Roof and Peter Pan Alexandria has been dancing since she was four Some of her hobbies are singing karaoke and making YouTube videos She would like to thank her mom and grandma for all the support and encouraging her to always do what she loves Cana Wensley George has been seen in Youth Theater productions such as Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and more She is currently in the 7th grade at Western Middle School Cana has pet rocks likes pizza and really likes DIYs She would like to say thank you to the cast and directors You have all been such a big part in my life She would also like to thank her sister who pushed her to start acting with Center Stage Jackson Nicholas Gerring Smudge is homeschooled and in the 7th grade He has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Oz the Musical Keeper of the Tales and Fiddler on the Roof Nicholas enjoys being on stage and is currently working on another production where he is playing the role of Sentry in Antigone to be performed in April with the Schemata Theater Group He would like to thank everyone involved with the show as he appreciates all of the time and hard work put into the production A special shout out to his stage brother Sheldon Thanks for putting up with me all these years It been real Ralph Cameron Gramm Roger Goodman Captain Blood is in 7th grade at Addison He has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and Oz the Musical Cameron likes to cook and hang out with his friends He would like to thank Ms Sarah Ms Melissa Ms Wendy Olivia Grace Mallory Sheldon Cana and all of his friends He would also like to thank his parents for driving him to rehearsals Jazzlyn Harner Lady Pirate is in the 3rd grade at DaVinci This is Jazzlyn s first time on stage as she is very shy but she is glad that she stayed with rehearsals She can t wait to do another show Jazzlyn would like to thank her Aunt Hanna and her family Alessa Howard Lady Pirate attends Parma Elementary in the 3rd grade This is Alessa s first time on stage She enjoys video games and is known to dance around the house while singing aloud with her favorite musicals Alessa would like to thank her mom dad and gramps Ledger Inman Bluebeard s Crew is in the 3rd grade at Parma Elementary and has also been in Center Stage Jackson s Main Stage production of Fiddler on the Roof He enjoys video games riding his bike building things and playing football Ledger would like to thank his mom for everything she does Corinne Johnson Bluebeard s Crew attends Paragon Charter Academy and is in the 5th grade She has also been in Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales When she is not performing or reading Corinne enjoys swimming on the Jackson YMCA swim team and playing Minecraft with her best friend Scarlett She would like to thank her family for supporting her and her large piles of library books She would also like to thank her brother Chase and her puppy Papyrus for putting up with her constant singing as she practices her songs
Meet the Cast  Meet the Cast  Matilda Stewart  Maude  is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside. She has perfor...
Meet the Cast Amelia Leslie Blase Sneak is in the eighth grade at Western Middle School She has appeared in Seussical the Musical Law and Order and Hamlet Amelia really likes being in theater productions of all kinds and cannot wait to add to her character list as she continues to be in plays This year has been her toughest year because she has had to balance wrestling and play practice Amelia would like to thank her family for their support and to her mother and Eddie for transportation Liv Lounds Bluebeard s Crew is in the fourth grade at Northwest Elementary School She has appeared in Alice Wonderland attended the Spring Arbor Drama Camp and appeared in three shows with the Jackson School of the Arts Liv loves being involved in drama and being able to act out different characters She also loves reading swimming volleyball and making people laugh Liv would like to thank her mom and dad for taking the time to get her to and from rehearsal Isabella Luna Snoot is in the sixth grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School This is Isabella s first show She loves dance and tap is her absolute favorite because she can make noise and move fast She considers herself a math geek as she loves multiplication and division In second grade she had her artwork chosen by Ella Sharp to be displayed in their museum Isabella would like to thank her best friend Lucas Rohlfs who plays Claude for helping her with her lines and her mom and dad for taking her to rehearsal and helping her with her lines Faelynn McClain Parrot is homeschooled and in the 4th grade This is her first show Faelynn loves her family her friends church and all things Pokemon After seeing her aunts and uncle in many productions she couldn t wait to be in one herself and is thoroughly enjoying her first role as Parrot Her sense of humor and high energy level lead her to enjoy her time on stage Faelynn would like to thank her mom and dad for all their support Aunts Sarah Serenity Felicity and Uncle Dan for showing how much fun acting can be and modeling good theater behavior and God for giving her the talents and abilities needed to perform well Eliana Melton Sarah Huffington is in the 9th grade at Western High School She has appeared in Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical two years of Drama Camp at Spring Arbor University and three shows with the Western Drama Program Eliana is currently involved in band and choir at WHS as well as in the college band at SAU She would like to thank Center Stage Jackson for giving her this wonderful opportunity to be in this show as well as many others Shout out to Mrs McElhone Mrs Lake Miss Sarah Miss Olivia and everyone in the cast for helping put this show together William Melton Dandy is homeschooled and in the 4th grade He has appeared in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and SAU Drama Camps William wants you to know that he thinks that Stickbots are awesome He has enjoyed doing plays with his sister and is sad this is the last one Eli Johanna Meet the Cast and Lydia it has been SO MUCH FUN having you be in this play as well Abel and Wyatt Wednesdays are great Nova Nichols Belinda is in the 8th grade at Western Middle School She has performed in Wizard of Oz Crime and Punishment and in school choir Nova loves art especially sculpting and loves to read basically anything She enjoys working on engines in her engine tech class and has recently taken up photography with her film camera Nova would like to thank Patricia Eliana and Sheldon for making this a funny and amazing experience as well as everyone else who contributed and of course her family Braylon Nykamp Bluebeard s Crew is in the 3rd grade at Napoleon Elementary This is his first time on stage Braylon loves animals Sophia O Neil Captain Blood s Crew is in the 5th grade at St Johns Elementary She appeared in the musical Charleston last year Sophia enjoys drawing and would like to thank her family for supporting her Abel Peterson Captain Blood s Crew is homeschooled and in the fourth grade He has appeared in Alice Wonderland Charleston and Oz the Musical He likes to help his dad work on cars or around the house He would like to thank the costume people for the amazing job they do with the costumes Wyatt Peterson Lord Hector Huffington is homeschooled and in the 8th grade He has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical Twinderella and Pied Piper Wyatt likes to do theater because it gives him a reaso to work together with other people He would like to thank his cat for inspiring him to do this musical Lucas Rohlfs Claude is in the 6th grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School He has performed in Alice Wonderland Mary Poppins and Sound of Music He plans on getting a PhD in music and becoming a famous actor Lucas would like to thank his vocal coach Cynthia Valentine and his parents Janelle and Matt Rohlfs Grace Smith Lady Pirate is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside She loves to shoot archery and loves musical Lydia Soltis Lady Pirate is homeschooled and in the 7th grade This is her first show with Center Stage Jackson but she has experience singing in her church choir and voice recitals Lydia loves voice art and writing She is grateful to family teachers and friends for their support Aurora Stankiewicz Kiki is homeschooled and in the 5th grade This is her first time on stage She is great at art and loves basketball and bunnies She would like to thank Center Stage Jackson for letting her be in the play She has really enjoyed making new friends and having fun and laughing
Meet the Cast Amelia Leslie-Blase  Sneak  is in the eighth grade at Western Middle School. She has appeared in Seussical t...
Meet the Cast Amelia Leslie Blase Sneak is in the eighth grade at Western Middle School She has appeared in Seussical the Musical Law and Order and Hamlet Amelia really likes being in theater productions of all kinds and cannot wait to add to her character list as she continues to be in plays This year has been her toughest year because she has had to balance wrestling and play practice Amelia would like to thank her family for their support and to her mother and Eddie for transportation Liv Lounds Bluebeard s Crew is in the fourth grade at Northwest Elementary School She has appeared in Alice Wonderland attended the Spring Arbor Drama Camp and appeared in three shows with the Jackson School of the Arts Liv loves being involved in drama and being able to act out different characters She also loves reading swimming volleyball and making people laugh Liv would like to thank her mom and dad for taking the time to get her to and from rehearsal Isabella Luna Snoot is in the sixth grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School This is Isabella s first show She loves dance and tap is her absolute favorite because she can make noise and move fast She considers herself a math geek as she loves multiplication and division In second grade she had her artwork chosen by Ella Sharp to be displayed in their museum Isabella would like to thank her best friend Lucas Rohlfs who plays Claude for helping her with her lines and her mom and dad for taking her to rehearsal and helping her with her lines Faelynn McClain Parrot is homeschooled and in the 4th grade This is her first show Faelynn loves her family her friends church and all things Pokemon After seeing her aunts and uncle in many productions she couldn t wait to be in one herself and is thoroughly enjoying her first role as Parrot Her sense of humor and high energy level lead her to enjoy her time on stage Faelynn would like to thank her mom and dad for all their support Aunts Sarah Serenity Felicity and Uncle Dan for showing how much fun acting can be and modeling good theater behavior and God for giving her the talents and abilities needed to perform well Eliana Melton Sarah Huffington is in the 9th grade at Western High School She has appeared in Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical two years of Drama Camp at Spring Arbor University and three shows with the Western Drama Program Eliana is currently involved in band and choir at WHS as well as in the college band at SAU She would like to thank Center Stage Jackson for giving her this wonderful opportunity to be in this show as well as many others Shout out to Mrs McElhone Mrs Lake Miss Sarah Miss Olivia and everyone in the cast for helping put this show together William Melton Dandy is homeschooled and in the 4th grade He has appeared in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and SAU Drama Camps William wants you to know that he thinks that Stickbots are awesome He has enjoyed doing plays with his sister and is sad this is the last one Eli Johanna Meet the Cast and Lydia it has been SO MUCH FUN having you be in this play as well Abel and Wyatt Wednesdays are great Nova Nichols Belinda is in the 8th grade at Western Middle School She has performed in Wizard of Oz Crime and Punishment and in school choir Nova loves art especially sculpting and loves to read basically anything She enjoys working on engines in her engine tech class and has recently taken up photography with her film camera Nova would like to thank Patricia Eliana and Sheldon for making this a funny and amazing experience as well as everyone else who contributed and of course her family Braylon Nykamp Bluebeard s Crew is in the 3rd grade at Napoleon Elementary This is his first time on stage Braylon loves animals Sophia O Neil Captain Blood s Crew is in the 5th grade at St Johns Elementary She appeared in the musical Charleston last year Sophia enjoys drawing and would like to thank her family for supporting her Abel Peterson Captain Blood s Crew is homeschooled and in the fourth grade He has appeared in Alice Wonderland Charleston and Oz the Musical He likes to help his dad work on cars or around the house He would like to thank the costume people for the amazing job they do with the costumes Wyatt Peterson Lord Hector Huffington is homeschooled and in the 8th grade He has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical Twinderella and Pied Piper Wyatt likes to do theater because it gives him a reaso to work together with other people He would like to thank his cat for inspiring him to do this musical Lucas Rohlfs Claude is in the 6th grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School He has performed in Alice Wonderland Mary Poppins and Sound of Music He plans on getting a PhD in music and becoming a famous actor Lucas would like to thank his vocal coach Cynthia Valentine and his parents Janelle and Matt Rohlfs Grace Smith Lady Pirate is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside She loves to shoot archery and loves musical Lydia Soltis Lady Pirate is homeschooled and in the 7th grade This is her first show with Center Stage Jackson but she has experience singing in her church choir and voice recitals Lydia loves voice art and writing She is grateful to family teachers and friends for their support Aurora Stankiewicz Kiki is homeschooled and in the 5th grade This is her first time on stage She is great at art and loves basketball and bunnies She would like to thank Center Stage Jackson for letting her be in the play She has really enjoyed making new friends and having fun and laughing
Meet the Cast Amelia Leslie-Blase  Sneak  is in the eighth grade at Western Middle School. She has appeared in Seussical t...
Meet the Cast Meet the Cast Matilda Stewart Maude is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside She has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and Pied Piper Matilda loves to play the cello She would like to thank her mom for driving to practice every day and her dad for coming to see the show Katherine Gerring Lucy is homeschooled and in the 5th grade She has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Oz the Musical and Fiddler on the Roof Katherine loves reading trying new things and her newly started violin lessons She is happy to be playing the role of Lucy as she loves the TV show I Love Lucy Special thanks goes out to Mrs McElhone Sarah Olivia and everyone involved in the show Milo Stewart Captain Belvedere is in the 5th grade at Frost Elementary This is his first show with Center Stage Jackson though he has been seen in A Christmas Carol and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Fourth Wall Milo is in LEAP at Frost and can eat an entire tub of ice cream in one sitting He would like to give a shout out to his sister Matilda for getting him involved and helping run lines Cadi Stuscavage Creaky is in the 5th grade at Warner Elementary She performed in Charleston last year Cadi loves to bake sing and dance She would like to thank her mom and dad for getting her to practice and everyone who has gone over lines with her Sheldon Sundberg Long John Sliver is in the 9th grade at Western High School He is a true veteran of CSJ and has performed in over 15 productions including Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Keeper of the Tales The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Hamlet Hears A Who A Midsummer Night s Jersey This is Sheldon s last CSJ Youth Theater production He has sure had fun and hopes you did too He would like to thank Mr Mrs B and his family Special thanks to good ol Leif Erikson without whom he wouldn t be here Grace Teachout Lady Emma Huffington is in the sixth grade at Middle School at Parkside She has performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and the The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Grace is a spelling bee champion loves to draw and enjoys school She would like to thank her parents for driving her all of her friends in the play her dog for just being awesome and Mrs McElhone Miss Sarah Miss Olivia and Mrs Lake for being awesome to help bring this show together Alexandria Viger Inman Lady Pirate is in the 4th grade at Parma Elementary School She was in Fiddler on the Roof and Peter Pan Alexandria has been dancing since she was four Some of her hobbies are singing karaoke and making YouTube videos She would like to thank her mom and grandma for all the support and encouraging her to always do what she loves Cana Wensley George has been seen in Youth Theater productions such as Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and more She is currently in the 7th grade at Western Middle School Cana has pet rocks likes pizza and really likes DIYs She would like to say thank you to the cast and directors You have all been such a big part in my life She would also like to thank her sister who pushed her to start acting with Center Stage Jackson Nicholas Gerring Smudge is homeschooled and in the 7th grade He has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Oz the Musical Keeper of the Tales and Fiddler on the Roof Nicholas enjoys being on stage and is currently working on another production where he is playing the role of Sentry in Antigone to be performed in April with the Schemata Theater Group He would like to thank everyone involved with the show as he appreciates all of the time and hard work put into the production A special shout out to his stage brother Sheldon Thanks for putting up with me all these years It been real Ralph Cameron Gramm Roger Goodman Captain Blood is in 7th grade at Addison He has also performed in Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and Oz the Musical Cameron likes to cook and hang out with his friends He would like to thank Ms Sarah Ms Melissa Ms Wendy Olivia Grace Mallory Sheldon Cana and all of his friends He would also like to thank his parents for driving him to rehearsals Jazzlyn Harner Lady Pirate is in the 3rd grade at DaVinci This is Jazzlyn s first time on stage as she is very shy but she is glad that she stayed with rehearsals She can t wait to do another show Jazzlyn would like to thank her Aunt Hanna and her family Alessa Howard Lady Pirate attends Parma Elementary in the 3rd grade This is Alessa s first time on stage She enjoys video games and is known to dance around the house while singing aloud with her favorite musicals Alessa would like to thank her mom dad and gramps Ledger Inman Bluebeard s Crew is in the 3rd grade at Parma Elementary and has also been in Center Stage Jackson s Main Stage production of Fiddler on the Roof He enjoys video games riding his bike building things and playing football Ledger would like to thank his mom for everything she does Corinne Johnson Bluebeard s Crew attends Paragon Charter Academy and is in the 5th grade She has also been in Alice Wonderland Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales When she is not performing or reading Corinne enjoys swimming on the Jackson YMCA swim team and playing Minecraft with her best friend Scarlett She would like to thank her family for supporting her and her large piles of library books She would also like to thank her brother Chase and her puppy Papyrus for putting up with her constant singing as she practices her songs
Meet the Cast  Meet the Cast  Matilda Stewart  Maude  is in the 6th grade at the Middle School at Parkside. She has perfor...
Meet the Cast class She recently donated 14 inches of her hair Reagan would like to thank Miss Laureen Aunt LaTrelle and her Dad for their help in getting her to rehearsals Cullen Caro Bluebeard s Crew is homeschooled and in the 5th grade He has previously been in Annie In his spare time he enjoys camping and boating He would like to give a shout out to his mom and dad Madisyn Clark Lady Pirate is in the 3rd grade at Northwest Elementary She is very excited as this is her first first theater performance Madisyn likes to use her creativity to do arts and crafts She would like to thank her family for supporting her Elisha Correll Bluebeard attends Sharp Park Academy and is in the 5th grade This is Elisha s first theater performance He plays the violin and plays soccer Thanks go out to his parents for allowing him to be in the play Mr and Mrs Melton for inviting him to audition his crew who gave him the company and encouragement and all of the adults who helped Johanna Correll Shirley is a 3rd grader at Sharp Park Academy This is Johanna s first time on stage She likes to play piano soccer and play with her brother A special thanks goes out to the Meltons her family Aubrey and her fellow crew members Eva Corts Ethel is in the 4th grade at Paragon Charter Academy Prior performances include How Christmas Was Saved She loves to sing and make new friends Eva would like to thank her Mom and Dad for letting her do this wonderful play and her friends and family for their support Aubree Dean Laverne attends Ezra Eby Elementary and is in the 4th grade This is Aubree s first theater performance She enjoys reading building lego sets and speding time with family and friends Aubree would like to thank the play director Melissa for all of her help and guidance and also her parents for taking her to rehearsals and for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful play Danielle Foster Lady Pirate is in the 5th grade at Parma Elementary Prior performances include Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales As well as participating in drama productions Danielle also loves drawing painting and art She would like to say a special thank you to her mom and dad for allowing her and her sister to be a part of this production A special thanks also goes out to the director and others who helped put on this show Karly Foster Lady Pirate is a 3rd grade student at Parma Elementary This is Karly s first theater performance and she is happy to be a part of this show She loves gymnastics singing and drama Karly would like to thank her mom and dad for taking her to rehearsal and all of the people who helped
Meet the Cast class. She recently donated 14 inches of her hair  Reagan would like to thank Miss Laureen, Aunt LaTrelle, a...
Sponsors Center Stage Jackson is your community theatre supported by your community Underwriter 5 000 VIP Sponsor 2 000 4 999 Showstopper 1 000 1 999 Lead Role 500 999 CP Federal Credit Union Henry Ford Allegiance Health Home fm Lammers Heating and Air Conditioning Inc Michigan Shakespeare Festival Westside Furniture Spotlight Sponsor 225 499 Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County Commercial Exchange DigiDudes Edible Arrangements Jackson s First Presbyterian Church JTV Michigan Community Credit Union Veronica Long Featured Ensemble 150 224 Avery Oil Propane Inc Jackson Academy of the Arts GuideStream Financial Friend of the Arts 25 149 Center Stage Jackson is 501 c 3 tax exempt nonprofit organization Meet the Cast Everette Anderson Captain Blood s Crew is currently homeschooled and in the 6th grade He has previously been in Charleston Oz the Musical and Keeper of the Tales Everette loves coding and Minecraft A special thanks goes out to his family for all they do to help him be better Dawson Ansley Bluebeard s Crew is in the 4th grade at Keicher Elementary Prior productions include Alice Wonderland and Mary Poppins He is involved in basketball soccer track and field children s challenge which he completed two times and received a medal at Special Olympics Dawson would like to thank the staff at Center Stage Jackson for allowing him the opportunity to learn and express art at my pace Lauren Aronoff Captain Blood s Crew attends Queen s and is in the 6th grade She has previously been seen in Alice Wonderland and Seussical the Musical Lauren likes to sing read and act Lauren would like to thank her Dad for inspiring her to act and her Mom for finding a play for her to audtion in She would also like to thank her favorite actresses actors and singers for inspiring her Tricia Barrett Kate is a freshman at Western High School Prior productions include Alice Wonderland Charleston Rumpelstiltskin Private Eye and Oz the Musical Tricia loves animals and has four dogs six cats a guinea pig and a Hermann tortoise When she isn t busy with her animals she teaches Sunday school and likes to watch Dance Moms In 2016 Tricia won the teen division of Center Stage Jackson s Annual Youth Singing Competition She thanks her Mom and Dad for always being there for her and supporting her they re awsome Aiji Beadenkopf Miki is an 8th grader at Vandercook Lake Middle School This is Aiji s second show with Center Stage Jackson s Youth Theater having last been seen in Oz The Musical Mallory Bergstrom Snaggle is a 6th grade student at Paragon Charter Academy She has been in Alice Wonderland and Seussical the Musical Mallory can play the flute and was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society She likes manatees and pandas Special thanks goes to her parents for transportation friends at Center Stage Jackson especially Grace and Cam who made her feel very welcomed and friends for helping her with her lines Noah Browning Captain Blood s Crew attends Da vinci and is in the 8th grade Noah has been seen in Charleston and Oz the Musical He loves sports and can ballroom dance Thank you to his mom and dad for getting him to practice and keeping him from dropping out Reagan Burk Lady Pirate is a 4th grader at George Long Elementary This is not her first performance as she has previously been in The Toy Box and Beauty and the Beast When not in a show Reagan enjoys swimming as well as ballet and jazz
Sponsors Center Stage Jackson is your community theatre, supported by your community   Underwriter  5,000  VIP Sponsor  2,...
Production Staff Crew Director Melissa McElhone Producer Doug Meyers Vocal Director Sarah Baldwin Choreographer Olivia Hines Technical Director Jacob Ellis Assoc Technical Director Richard Fifelski Stage Manager Wendy Lake Costumes Ellen Yoakam Lynne Judd Jen Ann Guy Sound Technician Julie Klee Set Jacob Ellis Susanna Hopper Properties Scott Sundberg JessieRaye Ansley Makeup Katie Meyers Spotlight Chase Johnson Box Office Karen Meyers Program Sally Johnson Kristen Clark Libby Wilson Thank You The cast and crew of Center Stage Jackson s production of the A Pirates Life for Me want to express their gratitude for everyone that helped in the production of this musical especially the following Lowe s Maria Gerring Richard F Jerri Munn Robyn Dudley Sarah Baldwin Jackson s First Presbyterian Church American Speedy Printing Bethany Home and Hospice JTV And not least a huge THANK YOU to all of the parents that assisted in making this show a reality
Production Staff   Crew Director................................................................................ Melissa M...
Cast of Characters Roger Goodman Captain Blood Cameron Gramm George Cana Wensley Sarah Huffington Eliana Melton Kate Tricia Barrett Belinda Nova Nichols Lord Hector Huffington Wyatt Peterson Lady Emma Huffington Grace Teachout Claude Lucas Rohlfs Maude Matilda Stewart Parrot Faelynn McClain Sneak Amelia Leslie Blase Snaggle Mallory Bergstrom Snoot Isabella Luna Long John Sliver Sheldon Sundberg Laverne Aubree Dean Shirley Johanna Correll Lucy Katherine Gerring Ethel Eva Corts Captain Belvedere Milo Stewart Bluebeard Elisha Correll Smudge Nicholas Gerring Dandy William Melton Kiki Aurora Stankiewicz Miki Aijiahna Beadenkopf Creaky Cadi Stuscavage Captain Blood s Crew Everette Anderson Lauren Aronoff Noah Browning Sophia O Neil Abel Peterson Lady Pirates Reagan Burk Madisyn Clark Danielle Foster Karly Foster Jazzlyn Harner Alessa Howard Alexandria Viger Inman Grace Smith Lydia Soltis Bluebeard s Crew Dawson Ansley Cullen Caro Ledger Inman Corinne Johnson Liv Lounds Braylon Nykamp
Cast of Characters Roger Goodman Captain Blood ................................... Cameron Gramm George .....................
Time The early 1790s Scenes Act I Scene 1 Garden of Huffington Manor One spring day Scene 2 Deck of the Petunia A few days later Scene 3 Deck of the Sultana Months later Scene 4 Treasure Island Several weeks later Act II Scene 1 Treasure Island A few days later Scene 2 Treasure Island A few days later Scene 3 A cave on Treasure Island Immediately after Scene 4 Treasure Island A short time later Join us with Membership CSJ memberships include one comp ticket per member early access to ticket sales and announcements of auditions and productions the ability to vote for or serve on the Board of Directors and more Interested in supporting the arts through membership Let us know on your survey Annual Membership 10 Student Member under 18 years old 20 Individual Member 18 years old 35 Couple Membership 55 Family Membership any size family limit 4 comp tickets Contact Katie Meyers admin centerstagejackson org www CenterStageJackson org
Time The early 1790s.  Scenes Act I Scene 1 ........................ Garden of Huffington Manor. One spring day. Scene 2 ....
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About Center Stage Jackson The purpose of this organization is to cultivate advance and promote the appreciation of dramatic arts with the community by presenting amateur theatrical productions The organization will make educational opportunities available for its members while serving the community in artistic expressions Center Stage Jackson was formed out of the 2000 2001 merger of the Clark Lake Players and the Jackson Civic Theater CSJ is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that operates with primarily volunteer services We strive to provide a positive atmosphere for the community to appreciate or to participate in live theatre performances Did You Know Each season Center Stage Jackson presents 2 Main Stage Musicals in November and June 1 Main Stage Play or Dinner Theatre in February 1 Youth Theater Play in November 1 Youth Theater Musical in March 1 themed cabaret typically in April 1 Annual Youth Singing Competition typically in January Multiple FREE Staged Readings throughout the year As a Community Theatre we utilize local venues such as Jackson College s Potter Center The Middle School at Parkside s Kiesel Auditorium Sandhill Crane Vineyards Jackson s First Presbyterian Church Weatherwax Hall at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Jackson School of the Arts Ensemble Theatre at Art 634 In our 2015 2016 Season 90 youth and 250 adults presented 31 performances to 3 425 patrons Interested in learning more Want to get involved on stage back stage volunteering or sponsoring Contact us at admin centerstagejackson org or call 517 539 4118 More information at www CenterStageJackson org
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Welcome The cast crew and Board of Directors would like to welcome you and thank you for supporting local arts by attending A Pirates Life for Me Cast members may be met in the lobby at the rear of the auditorium following the performance Please consider recycling your program near the exits If you do not wish to meet with cast members immediately following the show you can avoid the indoor crowd by exiting to the parking lot through the south eastern door look for the yellow sign Enjoy the show and we hope to see you again soon at Shrek the Musical June 9 11 16 18 at the Potter Center 2016 2017 Board of Directors Bruce W Crews President Susanna Hopper Vice President Melissa McElhone Secretary Nate Baldermann Treasurer Jacob Ellis Karen Gerring Mandee Howard Wendy Lake Doug Meyers Rebecca Onnen Steven Owsley Respecting the Venue Performers and Patrons Please use this moment to ensure that your cell phones are turned off or on silent To ensure that everyone enjoys the show please do not use your cell phone during the performance including texting taking pictures or looking at cute puppy gifs Flash photography is not allowed Non flash photography and videotaping is permitted but please be courteous to those around you if doing so
Welcome  The cast, crew, and Board of Directors would like to welcome you and thank you for supporting local arts by atten...
Auditions for Shrek the Musical Monday March 27 Tuesday March 28 6 30 9 00pm drop by at Jackson s First Presbyterian Church This is a family friendly production that will include adults and children ages 7 through 107 No experience necessary Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess Performances of Shrek the Musical June 9 10 11 June 16 17 18 at Jackson College s Potter Center Visit www CenterStageJackson org for details
Auditions for  Shrek the Musical Monday March 27   Tuesday March 28 6 30-9 00pm  drop by   at Jackson   s First Presbyteri...