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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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And Then There Were None
Main Stage Play: Dinner Theatre
by Agatha Christie
Artistic Director Deon Ojan

Performances
February 17-19, 24-26, and March 3-5, 2017
at Sandhill Crane Vineyards
**Note: 3 weekends totaling 9 performances**

Auditions

Friday December 16, 2016 from 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday December 17, 2016 from 2:00pm-5:00pm

(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

8 males, 3 females

Synopsis

In this Agatha Christie classic, ten strangers invited to an exclusive resort on a remote island arrive expecting to be pampered in the lap of luxury. They soon discover their unknown host seeks revenge for their alleged past crimes. Trapped with no way off the island, the visitors begin to mysteriously die, one by one. The terrorized survivors struggle to understand and uncover which of them is the killer before none of them are left.

 

What Actors Should Prepare for Auditions

•Be prepared to do cold reads & react with other actors

•Optional: English, Scottish, or Irish accents
•Optional: Get familiar with the show.

•Actors should bring their schedules from January 2, 2017 through March 5, 2017 and be ready to list any potential conflicts.

What Actors Can Expect at Auditions
• Everyone will have 2-5 minutes to get familiar with scenes before reading.
• You may be asked to stay to read with others.

 

Character List

For a complete character list, click here.

 

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

There will be a read through on Tuesday December 20th from 6:30-9:00pm.
Regular rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00 starting January 2, 2017
at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201

Note
We will possibly be rehearsing two different endings. The idea is to let the audience vote for a happy or sad ending and we will present the winning ending for each performance.

 

Contact
Artistic Director Deon Ojan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 517-783-4029.

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A Pirate's Life for Me!

Youth Theater Musical
Artistic Director Melissa McElhone   Music Director Sarah Baldwin

Performances
March 17-19, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
at The Middle School at Parkside Kiesel Auditorium

Auditions

Thursday January 12, 2014 promptly starting at 4:30pm
Tuesday January 17, 2017
promptly starting at 4:30pm

(Auditioning actors need only attend one audition)

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.

Synopsis
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.

Preparation

No preparation necessary! Newbies welcome!

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Read-through & Mandatory Parent Meeting will be held Monday January 23, 2017 at 4:30pm
Regular rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm starting Tuesday January 24, 2017
at Jackson's First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201

Rehearsals will move to the Middle School at Parkside's Auditorium in March 2017, date TBD

Contact
Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 517-783-1468.

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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 March/early April 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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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 .