January 7 & 9, 2020
Auditions start promptly at 4:30pm
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, to the left of the playground. Look for the yellow signs!
Center Stage Jackson's Youth Theater program is for Jackson County students that are in 3rd through 9th grade (no exceptions). No experience necessary! Newbies welcome!
March 13, 14, 15, 2020
Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
at the Middle School at Parkside
When Carl, a teenager, wants to run away from home, he applies for a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show. He quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached. In this play-within-a-play, Carl becomes Pinocchio and improvises his way through the story, meeting some familiar characters — including a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat and the memorable Blues Fairy — as well as some new ones. With the help of this eclectic cast, Carl stumbles upon life’s lessons as he’s forced to make important decisions.
Director: Melissa McElhone
Music Director: Sarah Baldwin
Choreographer: Aimie Smith
Producer: Doug Meyers
●WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS●
No preparation necessary, youth new to theater welcome and encouraged to attend! Youth will do a short vocal and dance audition as well as a cold reading from the script with other youth. Actors do NOT need to prepare a song or dance for this audition!
A “cold reading” means reading from a script without seeing it or being able to practice it beforehand. Please note that the production team will not have actors read for every character (or even the character the actor might want to play). The purpose of the reading is to find out how much volume and expression the actor can read with, as well as how they adjust to direction.
Parents: Please be prepared to list any rehearsal conflicts (January 13-March 15) when filling out the audition form at your audition.
Initially, rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday, from 4:30pm-6:00pm at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal, dependent on roles.
On February 24th rehearsals will move to the Middle School at Parkside.
“Tech week” rehearsals March 9, 10, 11, & 12 are mandatory and will be held from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Performances will be held at the Middle School at Parkside, 2400 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203.
●NO STRINGS ATTACHED●
Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn
Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado
Youth Theater Committee Chair Doug Meyers at
email@example.com or 517-539-4118