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.


Murder Mystery Dinner & Play 

It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

There will be a dinner before the Friday and Saturday show in the library.  The performance will follow in the Blankenship Theater.  The dinner and performance will be Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m.  You can purchase a dinner and ticket combo for $35 a person; our patrons and sponsors are welcome to purchase a dinner ticket only for $23.  If you are interested in getting a table of eight, the cost will be $265.  For those interested in solely attending the show, individual tickets will be sold as well.  The Sunday matinee, performance only, will be on January 12 at 2 p.m.  

Due to content, this show is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.  

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

After Happily Ever After - Fall 2019

Past Productions

Click the thumbnail below to launch gallery.

For More Information

Erica Davidson
Upper School Theater, Lower School Spanish

[email protected]

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar

Contact us today to tour our campus, and see firsthand what the University School of Jackson has to offer.