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Auditions

All shows and events for the remainder of the 2016-2017 Center Stage Jackson season are listed below.  

Shows that do not currently have complete info for auditions are listed in grey. 
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Fiddler on the Roof

Main Stage Musical
Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Artistic Director Sara Long

Performances 
November 4-6
 and 11-13, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre

Auditions
August 22 and 23, 2016

6:30-9:00pm (drop by when you are able!)
Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201
Actors should park in the rear of the church and enter the southwest door, which will be marked.

This production calls for
All genders. Ages 8 and up. Color-blind casting.

Synopsis 
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

What Actors Should Expect at Auditions 
Vocal audition, monologue or cold reading, and dance audition.

What Actors Should Prepare for Auditions
•16-32 bar vocal audition. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist or a recording (CD player and audio cable provided).
No acapella please. 
•1-2 minute contemporary monologue. Cold readings will be provided if actors do not have a monologue. 
•Actors should come dressed to move because there will be a dance portion to auditions. 
•Actors should bring their schedules from August 29, 2016 through November 13, 2016 and be ready to list any potential conflicts. 

Character List
(Note: Ages flexible) 

Tevye...Male age 45-60
Golde...Female age 40-50
Tzeitel...Female age 18-25
Hodel...Female age 18-23
Chava...Female age 15-20
Shprintze...Female age 9-13
Bielke...Female age 8-12
Yente...Female age 50-60
Motel...Male age 18-25
Perchik...Male age 20-30
Lazar Wolf...Male age 40-50
Avram....Male age 40-60
Grandma Tzeitel...Female age 60-75
Fruma-Sarah...Female age 35-45
Constable...Male age 35-45
Fyedka...Male age 20-25

Ensemble calls for Males and females of all ages

Rough Rehearsal Schedule
Monday-Friday 6:30-9:30 starting August 29, 2016 until tech week. 

Contact: Artistic Director Sara Long at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Alice@Wonderland

Youth Theater Play
Artistic Director TBD

Auditions will be held in mid-September. Announcement coming soon!

Performances
November 18-20, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
Jackson's First Presbyterian Church

The folly of the 21st century collides with the madness of Wonderland in this rockin' new musical adaptation that remains fairly faithful to Lewis Carroll's original tale.  The twist?  Alice is a texting, tweeting and Googling girl of the modern digital era, yet she finds herself in the Wonderland of old.  With all of the characters you know and love including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts, this musical imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure.  Meanwhile, the younger generation will appreciate and relate to the many references to texting and social networking.  And the contemporary sounding new score by beloved composer Bill Francoeur and lyricist Scott DeTurk will delight all.  A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, artistic modern style and appeal to both children and adults.

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And Then There Were None

Main Stage Play: Dinner Theatre
Artistic Director Deon Ojan

Auditions will be held in December. Announcement coming in November!

Performances
February 17-19, 24-26, and March 3-5, 2017
Sandhill Crane Vineyards

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!

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A Pirate's Life for Me!

Youth Theater Musical
Artistic Director TBD

Performances
March 24-26, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
The Middle School at Parkside Kiesel Auditorium

Get your peg leg tappin’ to this eclectic score of rollicking sea shanties and contemporary styles — a surefire audience-pleaser!  Aristocrat Roger Goodman has his heart set on a conventional life married to the wealthy Sarah Huffington and living happily ever after.  That is, until he finds out she thinks he’s boring and would rather marry a brave and adventurous pirate!  Determined to prove himself to his beloved, Roger hires Long John Sliver to tutor him and his newly recruited motley crew in the field of piracy.  In exchange for his total pirate makeover (which includes the fearsome new name, Captain Blood!), Roger and his crew sail to Treasure Island seeking the chests of gold doubloons Long John buried there long ago.

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2017 Spring Cabaret

Themed Event
Artistic Director TBD

Performances
TBD, April 2017

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Shrek the Musical

Main Stage Musical
Artistic Director Bruce W. Crews

Auditions will be held in late April/early May 2017.
Announcement Coming in February!

Performances
June 9-11 & 16-18, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College's Potter Center, Baughman Theatre

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

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