JCC CenterStage Auditions

2015-16 JCC CenterStage Season Auditions

We are very pleased to announce audition dates for our 2015-16 season. Please read details below and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and for reading scripts. JCC CenterStage casts Rochester-based performers. All adult performers are paid a stipend which varies by role and production.

Other Desert Cities

Directed by David Runzo

A searing comedy-drama by Jon Robin Baitz. The joys of a family reunion quickly unravel when a prodigal daughter returns to her family's Palm Springs home and announces plans to publish a childhood memoir. As her retired ambassador father, image-conscious mother, rehabbing aunt and ne'er-do-well brother team up to stop her, long-held family secrets continue to be revealed.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, December 13 at 6 pm


PRODUCTION DATES: April 2-17, 2016


  • Brooke Wyeth a writer (30/40s)
  • Tripp Wyeth, her brother, younger by several years
  • Polly Wyeth, their mother (Late 50s-60s)
  • SIlda Grauman, Polly's sister (Late 50s-60s)
  • The role of Lyman Wyeth is already cast

Auditions will be readings from the script.



General Information for all JCC Auditions:

  • For musicals, come prepared to sing 32 bars of a prepared song. Accompanist provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. Please select a song appropriate to the style of the production. Please dress prepared for a dance audition as well. No bare feet. The audition will start with a dance audition for all audition candidates. Then, each person, will since their song in the order in which they arrived.
  • Auditions for plays will involve reading from the script. It is suggested you have read the script in advance and are familiar with the characters/context. Most scripts available by email upon request.
  • Rehearsals are evenings and weekends, 3-5 days per week depending on the production. Please bring a list of all rehearsal conflicts. We try to work around minimal conflicts if identified at auditions.
  • Adult performers are paid a stipend which varies by show and role. SummerStage performers are not paid, but there is no fee to enroll in SummerStage. It is an open audition.
  • JCC CenterStage auditions are open to all performers regardless of race or religion. We practice color-blind casting whenever possible. You do not need to be a JCC member to participate.
  • Call backs (when needed) are generally the day after the open auditions.

Questions? Contact 585-461-2000 ext 235 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.