**POSTPONED**
    Dates to be determined

    COVID-19 Update

    As of June 27, 2020 the Center Stage Jackson Board of Directors has voted to indefinitely postpone this production. This difficult decision was made based on the practicality of holding rehearsals and performances under pandemic circumstances, availability of venues for rehearsals and performances, financial feasibility with reduced capacity restrictions, and most importantly concern for the safety of all involved in a production.

    We will continue to provide updates on our website, social media accounts, and email list, and you may continue to reach us at admin@centerstagejackson.org.

    We deeply appreciate your support and understanding in this unusual time. We are excited to make it through this intermission and back to the stage! If you would like to help keep theatre alive in Jackson, you can donate to our 501c3 organization online or by mail: Center Stage Jackson, PO Box 822 Jackson, MI 49204.

    Director  

    A director for this production will be selected once dates are set for performances. If you are interested in directing this production please contact Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org for more information and/or to be put on the list to schedule an interview.

    Audition Location

    Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
    743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202

    Actors should use the parking lot behind the church and follow the yellow signs to the southwest door (left of the playground). 

    About this Musical

    Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

    Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.

    Something Rotten! officially opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in 2015. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Its cast album received a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

    Click here to see the Tony Award Show video clip for Something Rotten

    Important Note

    This production is rated PG-13 for highly suggestive humor and innuendos.
    For a full synopsis, click here.

    Performances

    **POSTPONED**
    Dates to be determined

    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
    Jackson College’s Potter Center
    2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

    This production calls for…

    Actors age 18+ only.
    All genders and body types.

    This show includes a lot of tap dancing!

    See below for a character list.

    Character List

    • Nick Bottom: A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother. Bea’s husband.
      • Male age 30-40 (flexible)
    • Nigel Bottom: Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in lover with Portia, a Puritan.
      • Male age 30-40 (flexible)
    • Shakespeare: The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego.
      • Male age 30-40 (flexible)
    • Bea: Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor.
      • Female age 30-40 (flexible)
    • Portia: A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel.
      • Female age 20-35 (flexible)
    • Nostradamus: A soothsayer.
      • Male age 40-50 (flexible)
    • Brother Jeremiah: Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful.
    • Lord Clapham: A posh patron of the theater.
    • Shylock: An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt.
    • Minstrel
    • Townspeople
    • Troupe
    • Man Servants
    • Crowd
    • Ensemble

    What actors should expect at auditions

    To be announced.

    Rough Rehearsal Schedule

    Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00. You will not necessarily be called to every rehearsal or for the entire time, dependent on your role, until closer to tech week (TBD). Some weekend rehearsals may be added in the two weeks before opening night.

    Contact

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







    Dates

    March 2021
    Dates to be announced

    Audition Location

    Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
    743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49202

    Actors should use the parking lot behind the church and follow the yellow signs to the southwest door (left of the playground). 

    Director  

    Kelly Crippen

    About this Musical

    This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

    This production is rated PG.

    Performances

    June 4, 5, 6
    June 11, 12, 13
    2021

    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3:00pm
    Jackson College’s Potter Center
    2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

    This production calls for…

    A cast of both youth and adults of all genders, ages 8 to 108! No previous experience is required.

    See below for a character list.

    What actors should expect at auditions

    All children (age 8 to 12) need to come prepared with a song to sing (a simple song is okay!).
    Children who wish to be a Munchkin with lines will also do a cold reading from the script. A “cold reading” means reading from a script without seeing it or being able to practice it beforehand. 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.

    Adults and teen (age 13+) auditions will consist of a cold reading and singing. Prepare at least 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.
    Bring sheet music, a track without vocals, or you may sing a cappella. An aux cord, CD player, and accompanist will be available for the singing portion of auditions.

    This audition will not include a choreography portion.

    Character List

    • Dorothy Gale
    • Glinda the Good Witch of the North
    • Emerald City Guard
    • Zeke/Cowardly Lion
    • Hickory/Tinman
    • Hunk/Scarecrow
    • Miss Almira Gulch/The Wicked With of the West
    • Professor Chester Marvel/The Wizard of Oz
    • Munchkins
      • Mayor
      • Coroner
      • Barrister
      • Fiddler
      • Braggart
      • School Teachers
      • Tots
      • City Fathers
      • Tough Guys
    • Winkie General
    • Nikko (Commander of Monkeys)
    • Jitterbug (Lead Dancer)
    • Aunt Em
    • Uncle Henry
    • Ensemble
      • Citizens of Munchkinland
      • Crows
      • Trees
      • Poppies
      • Ozians
      • Winkies (Male Chorus)
      • Jitterbugs

    Rough Rehearsal Schedule

    Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday evenings between 6:00 and 9:00. You will not necessarily be called to every rehearsal or for the entire time, dependent on your role, until closer to tech week (TBD). Some weekend rehearsals may be added in the two weeks before opening night.

    Contact

    Director Kelly Crippen at berry32569@gmail.com or (517) 539-4118.