University School of Jackson


USJ’s theater program is both challenging and rewarding in its curriculum. Each year, Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to perform in multiple productions. Whether a student is learning about the history of theater in the classroom or acting on stage, they will become well-rounded in all aspects of our program. As our students grow in their knowledge, they are then able to take advanced classes in which they are instructed on script analysis, scene study, and explore the relationship between visual elements such as design and directing.

Auditions for After Happily Ever After

The academic school year has begun, and the arts is not far behind.  Auditions for the fall play, After Happily Ever After, will be held on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13 at 3:15 p.m. in the Blankenship Theater.  Auditions are open to middle and upper school students.  Please note that prior experience is not necessary to audition for any of the plays or musicals at USJ.  "This show is absolutely hilarious with a large cast that consists of large speaking roles to ensemble roles.  If a student has been thinking about doing a show, this a great one to do," said Erica Davidson, theater teacher and director.  If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. Davidson via email at [email protected]  Rehearsals will primarliy be in the evening from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with some weekend rehearsals as well.


Upcoming Plays for 2019-20

We are so excited to announce this year's lineup.  Since we had such an intense year of dramatic producitons, we wanted to bring a little bit of laughter to the Blankenship Theater stage.  Our fall produciton will be After Happily Ever After, which will take place on September 19, 21& 22.  This show will be open to middle and upper school students.  It is a large cast with speaking roles to ensemble characters.  

This past winter, we had a great turn out for our dinner theater and we were asked to do it again.  In January 2020, we will put on the production of Clue.  Yes this is just like the movie and board game, and what makes it better is we will have a dinner before the Friday and Saturday night performance, January 10 & 11.  The last show on Sunday, January 12 will be performance only.  Stay tuned for cast lists and ticket info.

Cheaters - Spring 2014

A Ripple in the Pond - Spring 2015

A Christmas Story - Fall 2015

Steel Magnolias - Spring 2016

Wake Up - Fall 2016

Snow White in the 70s - Spring 2017

The Branchman - Fall 2017

Pride & Prejudice - Spring 2018

Dracula - Fall 2018

The Great Gatsby - Spring 2019

Past Productions

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For More Information

Erica Davidson
Upper School Theater, Lower School Spanish

[email protected]

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