Middle School Musicals

Students perform Willy Wonka Junior

Sixth through ninth grade students performed Willy Wonka Junior, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book about a candy man seeking an heir.

The Middle School musical, which was performed in September, had two casts so more students could be involved.

University School of Jackson presents Once Upon a Mattress

USJ Middle School students performed an adaption of Once Upon a Mattress on May 7 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Blankenship Theatre.

The popular musical is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, “The Princess and the Pea.” Its original production in 1959 marked the Broadway debut of future entertainment legend Carol Burnett in the role of Princess Winnifred.

The Little Mermaid, Jr.

The Middle School's fall musical was Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. The timeless love story of Ariel, the mermaid, and Prince Eric was presented September 15-17.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. was under the direction of Dr. Tammy Grant and presented through special arrangement with Musical Theater International of New York City.

Productions such as Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. are made possible through the support of USJ Arts Guild Corporate Sponsors and Patrons including Platinum Partners, West Tennessee ENT Clinic: Dr. and Mrs. Karl Studtmann; Krasner Pawn & Jewelry; Plastic Surgery Center of Jackson: Dr. Marshall Yellen; BancorpSouth; Printco; and the Evans Clinic (Huntingdon): Drs. Paul & Pam Evans, Drs. John & Nancy Caterina, Dr. Jerry Atkins.