Click below for information on auditions for each production this season!

Note: Auditions for My Fair Lady, A Dickens Christmas Carol, and The Odd Couple – Female Version have concluded.

January 16, 2018 at 4:30pm or
January 18, 2018 at 4:30pm

Auditions will start promptly at 4:30pm

 

Location

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church
743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201
Please park behind the church and follow the audition signs to the south west door.


Director  
Melissa McElhone
Musical Director Sarah Baldwin
Choreographer Aimie Smith

About this Musical

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Performances

March 23, 24, 25, 2018
Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 2pm
The Middle School at Parkside Auditorium
2400 4th St. Jackson, MI 49203

This production calls for…

Jackson County youth in 3rd through 9th grade only (no exceptions).

What actors should expect at auditions

Youth will do a short vocal and dance auditions as well as read from the script with other youth.

What actors should prepare for auditions

No preparation necessary. Newbies welcome!

Character List

  • Ducklings: Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy are Ugly’s siblings – cute little kid types. They are among the “popular” ones in the duck yard who enjoy making Ugly feel left out. They sing as a group.
  • Ugly: The ugly ducking and the main character of HONK! JR. Innocent, easily confused and very impressionable, Ugly doesn’t understand why it is wrong being different.
  • Ida: Ugly’s mom. Ida is extremely protective of her son and committed to his safety. She is sweet but feisty, and she knows how to handle her husband, Drake.
  • Drake: Ida’s husband. Drake is a sarcastic character. He is the stereotypical sitcom father – often shirking his parental duties.
  • Maureen: A moorhen and Ida’s best friend. A gossip.
  • The Cat: The sly, cunning villain of the show.
  • Greylag: A somewhat pompous goose and washed-up British military type, Greylag tends to over glorify his mundane activities (i.e. migrating South) to the level of military operation status.
  • Dot: A motherly type, she is genuinely concerned with helping Ugly find his mother.
  • Barnacles Snowy, & Pinkfoot: The geese in Greylag’s “squad.”
  • The Bullfrog: A laidback, self confident frog.Optimistic and funny.
  • Penny: The young, beautiful swan that Ugly saves.
  • Father Swan, Mother Swan, & Berwick: Penny’s family.
  • Grace: The most distinguished duck on the lake, the queen of the duck yard and a bit haughty.
  • The Turkey: The headmaster of the ducklings’ school, and a bit snobbish.
  • Henrietta: A hen and another of Maureen’s friends, a gossip.
  • Jay Bird/Maggie Pie: An investigative reporter. A very “in your face” bird, all she/he cares about is getting a good story.
  • The Farmer, Boy, and Girl: The only humans in the show.

Ensemble: The remaining actors play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play they take on roles as barn yard animals, geese, children at play, froglets, and part of the Blizzard scene.

 

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

Read-through & Mandatory Parent Meeting will be held Monday January 22, 2018 at 4:30pm.

Regular rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-6:00pm starting Tuesday January 23, 2018 at Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church, 743 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201. Not all actors will be called to every rehearsal until tech week.

Rehearsals will move to the Middle School at Parkside’s Auditorium in March 2017, date TBA.

Contact

Youth Theater Chair Doug Meyers at drmeyers14@sbcglobal.net or (517) 783-1468.

Auditions for this production will be held in March 2018
Dates and times to be announced

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Director  

Kelly Fandrey

 

About this Event

By popular demand, we’ve added another event at the beautful Sandhill Crane Vineyards this season: An evening of live music, dinner, and wine, this weekend of performances will have a theme around which local singers will choose individual musical theater pieces to perform live with accompaniment.

 

Performances

April 20, 21, 22, 2018
Sandhill Crane Vineyards
4724 Walz Rd.  Jackson, MI 49201

 

This production calls for…

To be announced.

 

What actors should expect at auditions

To be announced.

 

What actors should prepare for auditions

To be announced.

 

Rough Rehearsal Schedule

To be announced

 

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org.

Auditions for this production will be held in March 2018
Dates and times to be announced

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Director  Gerry Blanchard

About this Musical

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Performances

June 8, 9, 10 & June 15, 16, 17, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm
Jackson College’s Potter Center
2111 Emmons Rd. Jackson, MI 49201

This production calls for…

Ages 18+, any gender.

What actors should expect at auditions

To be announced.

What actors should prepare for auditions

To be announced.

Character List
Man In Chair: Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.
Male age 30 to 50
Mrs. Tottendale: The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Female age 50 to 60
Underling: Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Male age 35 to 50
Robert Martin: The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Male age 25 to 35
George: Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart.
Male age 35 to 50
Feldzieg: Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Male age 25 to 35
Kitty: Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Female age 25 to 30
Gangsters: Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Male age 35 to 45
Aldolpho: European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Male age 35 to 45
Janet Van De Graaf: The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Female age 25 to 35
The Drowsy Chaperone: Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Female age 45 to 55
Trix: The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Female age 30 to 40
Ensemble
Rough Rehearsal Schedule

To be announced

Contact

Katie Meyers at admin@centerstagejackson.org.