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Goodbye to Christopher Jackson

We got word late tonight of the passing of St. Louis playwright/musician/director Christopher Jackson: city types will remember him as the creative force behind "Gaslight Square: The Musical" and "Trolley to DeBaliviere," among other works celebrating our town and its past. No details were available immediately about his death, but plans for a memorial at the Missouri History Museum are being made.

UPDATE, 5/28:
Obituary from the Post-Dispatch can be found here.

Posted under People by Amanda Doyle on Sat., May 26, 2007 at 12:34 AM


Oh, what a shock, I am so sorry to hear of this dear man's passing. I have had the joy of working with Chris at COCA camps, and performing with him. Thankyou, Chris, for your great work and wonderful self. I will call on you in the next world often.
Gretchen Hewitt

[Posted by Gretchen Hewitt on Sat., Jun 2, 2007 at 2:19 PM]

Sept. 24, 2007

I just read about this very sad news - I new Chris from our Principia alumni group.

We've lost a light!

David W. White
Washington DC

[Posted by David White on Mon., Sep 24, 2007 at 7:06 PM]

My heart is saddened by the news, and my memories of Chris are dear to me. I had the honor of bringing to life his beautiful lyrics and music, and the joy of performing in many of his original works. Chris, you are forever a genius, and you will live in my heart forever. I will never forget you. I send love and condolences to his wonderful mother, Crystal. My love always.

Lisa Albert

[Posted by Lisa Albert on Thu., Jun 12, 2008 at 3:00 PM]

I am so sad to hear of Chris' passing. I knew Chris from The Goldenrod Showboat, working with him on Joseph and the Amazing...Coat, Annie, and Smoke on the Mountain. First Brett Lassiter and now to find out about Chris. Such a gentle person. Love and peace to all.

[Posted by Joel S. Nunley on Sat., Jun 28, 2008 at 3:28 AM]

Andrea Peil, my mother, had a long history of working/enjoying/painting with Chris and Crystal.
Just two years ago we all visited in WI. My family is saddened by this news and our love goes out to Crystal.

Jack Peil

[Posted by Jack Peil on Wed., Jul 2, 2008 at 9:48 PM]

Chris was a great man. I attended his camp "theater factory" in 1986. s I was just going through old memorabelia and found sheet music copywrighted by waford+Jackson. I think its his. Its a duet between Henry and Judy... not sure of what show. If anyone knows, please email.


[Posted by Darren on Wed., Jul 23, 2008 at 9:21 PM]

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