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!


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


    Ann Green


    June 28, 2020

    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.


    Director Ann Green at [email protected] or (517) 539-4118.


    January 27th 7pm-9pm
    January 28th 7pm-9pm

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

    Audition Location

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

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


    Nickolas Brown is no stranger to Center Stage Jackson! Nick made his debut with CSJ back in 2017 in the production of Shrek where he played the ever so loving Donkey! Since then Nick has been waiting on the opportunity to come back and be part of the CSJ world. Nick holds an Associate degree from Washtenaw Community College and Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University. If you can’t find Nick in Michigan you can see him traveling the U.S., because he is a flight attendant. Nick is also very excited to share his vision with the community in directing this cabaret.

    About this Cabaret

    “To know thyself is to love thyself”. The theme of this cabaret is to raise awareness for suicide prevention and spread a much-needed sense of love throughout the community, starting with ourselves. Loving ourselves leaves us open to loving others and spreading joy.


    April 3, 4, 5
    April 10 & 11

    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, Sunday at 4:00pm.
    Please note that there will not be a performance on Easter Sunday (April 12).

    Sandhill Crane Vineyards
    4724 Walz Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

    This production calls for…

    9-10 singers ages 18+

    What singers should prepare for auditions

    One minute or more of a vocal solo. Please keep the theme in mind when selecting your piece.

    From the Director: Sing the message behind the song you are singing. I want to know why you chose the song through your delivery with the song. If I like it, it may be used for the cabaret.

    Vocals can be accompanied by piano, a track (CD player & speaker with aux cord provided), or a capella.

    Singers should bring their schedules to list potential rehearsal conflicts from February 27 through April 11, 2020.

    Rough Rehearsal Schedule

    Tuesday and Thursday evenings with occasional Wednesday evening rehearsals.


    Director Nick Brown at [email protected]