Upcoming Performances & Auditions

Date

**POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**

Auditions and performance for this event have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year. Come back to this page for more details!

Audition Location

Carnegie Library – Reading Room
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

Library staff are happy to direct you to this room!

Reading

Sam Spade
Vic and Sade
Abbot and Costello’s Who’s On First

Director

Ann Green

Performance

June 28, 2020
2:00pm

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

  • Readers of various ages and genders.

What actors should prepare & expect

Auditions will consist only of cold readings from the script. No prior experience is needed.


About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Director Ann Green at greenannm@jccmi.edu or (517) 539-4118.

Auditions and performance for this event have been POSTPONED indefinitely. Options will be evaluated with the hopes of re-scheduling for later this year. Come back to this page for more details!

2:00pm

Directed by Ann Green

Location

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

About

Experience these popular old-time radio shows brought to you live, without commercial interruption!

This event will feature three readings…

  • Sam Spade
  • Vic and Sade
  • Abbot and Costello’s Who’s On First

Cast

To be announced.
Information on auditions can be found here.

Cost

All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE!

Donations are encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series!

About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

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Concluded Performances & Auditions

2:00pm

Directed by Ann Green

Location

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

About

Experience these popular old-time radio shows brought to you live, without commercial interruption!

This event will feature three readings…

  • Baby Snooks and Daddy
  • The Shadow
  • The Bickersons

Cast

Baby Snooks and Daddy
Announcer……Jackie Ellerthorpe
Baby Snooks …… Virginia Gracen
Daddy …… Kurt Snyder  
Isabel …… Claire Welch
Henrietta …… Jenn Gracen
Jerry …… Christian Maule
Mother …… Sarah Lehman
Timmy …… Doug  Meyers
Albert …… Darren Taylor

The Shadow
Announcer/Doctor …… Lynn Hightower
Singing Jim …… Kurt Snyder
Man/ Clancy/Dugan …… Darren Taylor
Woman/Apple Mary …… Virginia Gracen
Spike Grogan …… Jacob Jabkiewicz
Marty Nelson …… Christian Maule
Margo Lane/beggar …… Tiffany Shelton
Lamont Cranston …… Deon Ojan
Lame Bill …… John Price

The Bickersons
John …… Chuck Thor
Blanche …… Ann Green
Doctor …… Doug Meyers

Producer: Chuck Thor
Director: Ann Green
SFX: Julie Klee, Bruce Crews

Cost

All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE!

Donations are encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series!

About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

Date

Saturday February 22nd 10am-11am

These auditions are drop-by style. Come by when you are able!

Audition Location

Carnegie Library – Reading Room
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

Library staff are happy to direct you to this room!

Reading

Baby Snooks, The Shadow and The Saint

Director

Ann Green

Performance

March 7, 2020
2:00pm

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

  • Readers of various ages and genders.
  • One specific need for this reading is either a girl of approx. age 9-10 or an actress that can read for a girl age 9-10.

What actors should prepare & expect

Auditions will consist only of cold readings from the script. No prior experience is needed.


About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Director Ann Green at greenannm@jccmi.edu or (517) 539-4118.

2:00pm

Directed by Ann Green

Location

Carnegie Library – Reading Room
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

About

Experience these popular old-time radio shows brought to you live, without commercial interruption!

This event will feature two readings…

  • The Great Gildersleeve Christmas Show
    by Leonard L. Levinson
  • Out for Christmas

Cast

Rod Jacobs
Doug Meyers
Chuck Thor
Kurt Snyder
Ann Green
Lauren Aronoff
Owen Bunch-Estes

Director: Chuck Thor
Producer: Ann Green
Sound Effects: Julie Klee

Cost

All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE!

Donations are encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series!

About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

2:00pm

Directed by Ann Green

Location

Carnegie Library – Reading Room
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

About

Experience these popular old-time radio shows brought to you live, without commercial interruption!

This event will feature three readings…

  • Sorry, Wrong Number
  • The Romance of Helen Trent
    by Frank and Anne Hummert
  • Our Miss Brooks
    by Al Lewis

Cast

Sorry, Wrong Number
Denise Weber
Dean Weber
Kurt Snyder
Lynn Hightower

Our Miss Brooks
Lynn Hightower
Jackie Ellerthorpe
Elissa Alden
Kurt Snyder
Doug Meyers
Chuck Thor
Bob Bullock

The Romance of Helen Trent
Elissa Alden
Doug Meyers
Jackie Ellerthorpe
Kurt Snyder
Lynn Hightower

Cost

All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE!

Donations are encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series!

About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

2:00pm

Directed by Ann Green

Location

Carnegie Library
244 W. Michigan Ave.  Jackson, MI 49201

About

Experience these popular old-time radio shows from 1930s and 40s brought to you live, without commercial interruption!

This event will feature two readings…

  • Buck Rogers: Episode 1
    by Philip Francis Nowlan 
  • Dick Tracy: The Case of the Big Top Murders
    by Chester Gould

Cast

Buck Rogers: Episode 1
To be announced

Dick Tracy: The Case of the Big Top Murders
To be announced

Cost

All Reader’s Theatre Series events are FREE!

Donations are encouraged to continue the Reader’s Theatre Series!

About Reader’s Theatre & Staged Readings

Staged Readings are different from regular plays or musicals in that actors and actresses perform with scripts in hand, with minimal set, props and blocking. They are an excellent choice for actors that want to get their feet wet acting but do not have a lot of time to devote to a full show. There are typically only a few rehearsals and just one performance where actors are not required to memorize the material. All Center Stage Jackson Staged Readings are currently FREE to the public and located at several locations in the Jackson community. Learn more about the Reader’s Theatre Series.

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org or (517) 539-4118.

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