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.

 

Upcoming Shows for 2019-20 School Year

Summer is almost over, and we are excited to announce what is coming for the 2019-20 school year.  One of Disney's most popular movies will be brought to you once again on the Blankenship Theater stage.  Save the date for November 2 - 4 as USJ will be performing Disney Beauty & The Beast.  The production will be open to lower, middle and upper school students.  Auditions will be held on August 29 & 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Blankenship Theater.  The lower school students will be able to audtion on Saturday, August 31 at 9 a.m. in the Blankenship Theater.

Our middle school production will be Disney Frozen Jr.  All middle school students are welcome to audition on either March 12 or 13 at 3:15 p.m. in the Blankenship Theater.  Lower school students are also eligible to participate in this family-friendly show.  The performances will be held in the Blankenship Theater on Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.

The upper school Spring musical will be announced soon so stay tuned for this exciting announcment! For more information, please contact Dr. Tammy Grant at [email protected]

  • 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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