University School of Jackson

Upper/Middle School Musicals

The Fine Arts department at USJ is known for its show stopping productions given by our Middle and Upper School students. Several Upper School musicals have been nominated for the Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards, which is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program including 30 programs from across the United States. Aside from performance opportunities, students are also able to take on the responsibilities of set design, choreography, and other activities required for a production. Upper School students are also heavily involved in assisting our Middle School students with their productions. Whether its choreography or backstage supervision, Upper School students gain knowledge of the working parts of a musical aside from performance. Through this, Middle School students are given the opportunity to connect with and learn from those older than them. When involved in a USJ musical, each student experiences firsthand the process of putting on a show from beginning to end.

 

Disney's Mulan Jr Coming Soon

Students from 6th to 9th grade will put on the middle school production of Disney's Mulan Jr.  This is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor and heart, Disney's Mulan JR.brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility.

The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor! Mulan takes up arms and disguises herself as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. As the great battle with the Huns approaches, Mulan must choose between revealing her true identity as a girl or saving all of China with her clever plan.

The show is being directed by Dr. Tammy Grant, and will open on Friday, May 3 at 9 a.m.  You will have two other opportunities to catch this family-friendly show, May 4 at 7 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.  The performances will take place in the Blankenship Theater, and you can purchase your tickets online or at the door.  Cost of admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-USJ students.  All USJ faculty, administration and students get in free!

  • 1982 - Li’l Abner
  • 1983 - Bye Bye Birdie
  • 1984 - Oklahoma
  • 1985 - Guys and Dolls
  • 1986 - Hello Dolly
  • 1987 - The King and I
  • 1988 - Music Man
  • 1989 - Annie Get Your Gun
  • 1990 - Anything Goes
  • 1991 - Babes in Arms
  • 1992 - The Sound of Music
  • 1993 - Brigadoon
  • 1994 - Guys and Dolls
  • 1995 - My Favorite Year
  • 1996 - Li’l Abner
  • 1997 - The King and I
  • 1998 - Crazy for You
  • 1999 - Bye Bye Birdie
  • 2000 - Music Man
  • 2001 - My Fair Lady
  • 2002 - Singin’ in the Rain
  • 2003 - Fiddler on the Roof
  • 2004 - The Sound of Music
  • 2004 - The Pirates of Penzance (Fall 2004)
  • 2005 - Beauty and the Beast
  • 2006 - Bye Bye Birdie
  • 2007 - Disney's High School Musical
  • 2007 - Hot Mikado (Fall)
  • 2008 - Cinderella
  • 2009 - Crazy For You
  • 2009 - Smokey Joe's Cafe (Fall)
  • 2010 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 2010 - We're All Shook Up (Fall)
  • 2011 - Aida
  • 2011 - Peter Pan (Fall)
  • 2012 - Happy Days
  • 2012 - The Sound of Music (Fall)
  • 2013 - Guys and Dolls
  • 2013 - Beauty and the Beast (Fall)
  • 2014 - Tarzan
  • 2014 - Seussical (Fall)
  • 2015 - Mary Poppins
  • 2015 - Wizard of Oz (Fall)
  • 2016 - Cinderella
  • 2016 - The Little Mermaid (Fall)
  • 2017 - High School Musical
  • 2017 - Zombie Prom (Fall)
  • 2018 - Singin' in the Rain
  • 2018 - A Christmas Carol the Musical (Fall)
  • 2019 - West Side Story

For More Information

Tammy Grant
AP Music Theory, Musical Theater Director, 9th Grade Choir

[email protected]

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