New Stage Theater Celebrates its 57th Season with 6 New Shows!

JACKSON, Miss. (MISSISSIPPI WEEKEND) -

New Stage Theater started as a non profit in 1965, and debuted its first season in the winter/spring of 1966.

Their mission then and now remains the same: to provide the highest quality of theater to the people of Mississippi, and anyone who comes to visit.

Since then, the theater has expanded to house almost 400 seats. And in the main Meyer Crystal Auditorium, there’s not a bad seat in the building.

Don’t miss these six shows during the 57th season at New Stage Theater!


Clue (Contemporary Comedy)

Show Dates: September 13th-25th, 2022

Maybe you’ve played the game, maybe you love the movie... either way, this classic dinner party turned murder mystery is coming to New Stage Theater. So whodunnit?! Your favorites, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard are back... but who will make it out alive!?

Tuesday night’s, (September 13), performance of Clue has been cancelled due to many staff members testing positive for COVID. Check their Facebook page for updates.


The Glass Menagerie (American Classic)

Show Dates: October 25th-November 6th, 2022

This American classic is from the perspective of a St. Louis mother who is concerned about the future of her kids - something many people can relate to. When a male dinner guest shows up, things get interesting.


The Sound of Music (Holiday Musical)

Show Dates: December 6th-21st, 2022

Songs from this classic musical live in our minds rent free to this day. The book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse is brought to life by New Stage Theater this December.


Every Brilliant Thing (Contemporary Play)

Show Dates: March 14th-26th, 2023

If you come to see Every Brilliant Thing, get ready for some audience participation! This contemporary show tackles some heavy topics like suicide, mental illness, and depression, after a boy’s mother takes her own life. Using humor, the boy is left to rediscover the joys that life still has to offer.


Fences (American Classic)

Show Dates: April 18th-30th, 2023

Many of us read this American classic in school. Fences is set in 1950′s Pittsburg, as one family navigates through racial tension in the world, and its impacts on them.


Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Musical)

Show Dates: May 30th-June 11th, 2023

Can you say “Ring of Fire” without thinking of Johnny Cash? I know I can’t! And thanks to the musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at New Stage Theater, you won’t have to! Expect to hear classics like “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” while learning about the history, and influence this legend had on music culture.