CenterStage Theatre Auditions

Auditions for CenterStage Theatre at the JCC

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. SummerStage program is for ages 14-25 and not a paid program.

AUDITIONS: The Hit Makers: Love & War

Auditions: Thursday, Sept 29 at 6pm

Music Rehearsals will scattered in Nov/Dec and get more active in January. 

Performances: Feb 4-19, 2017

Directed by Ralph Meranto, Music Direction by Casey Filiaci, Choreography by Mandy Hassett

Looking for 6-8 singers and performers. Prepare 1 or 2 of the following songs, or something similar, that shows your ability to sing pop/rock tunes of this era. 


The Times They Are a Changin' - Bob Dylan (1964)
Simple Song of Freedom - Bobby Darin (1969)
War - Edwin Starr (1969)
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag - Country Joe McDonald (1967)
Blowin' in the Wind – Bob Dylan (1963)
With God on Our Side– Bob Dylan (1964)
For What it's Worth (Stop, Hey What's the Sound) - Buffalo Springfield (1967)
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970)
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane (1967)
People Got to Be Free - The Rascals (1968)
Big Yellow Taxi (Pave Paradise) - Joni Mitchell (1970)
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (1971)
Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang (1967)
Respect Yourself - Staples Singers (1971)
Happy Together - The Turtles (1967)
Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – Hair (1967)
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (J Phillips) (1967)
California Dreaming' - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)
Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)
Creeque Alley - The Mamas & The Papas (1967)
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire/P.F.Sloan (1965)
Daydream - The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful (1966)
Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young (1970)
Canned Heat - Going Up the Country (1968)
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) - Melanie (1970)
Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone (1969)
Thank You for Letting Me By Myself Again - Sly & the Family Stone (1969)
Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane (1967)
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane (1967)


AUDITIONS: The Flick, by Annie Baker

Auditions: Sunday, December 11 at 4:30 PM
First rehearsal January 15, 2017
Performances: March 4 - 19, 2017

Three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater tear tickets, clean up popcorn and attend to one of the few remaining 35 millimeter film projectors in usage. 

Roles for...

3 men ages 18-36 (1 African American, 1 Caucasian, 1 flexible race)

1 woman age 25-36

Directed by David Runzo


AUDITIONS: Titanic, the Musical

Auditions: Monday, December 19 at 6pm (Call Backs 12/20)

Rehearsals begin: March 19, 2017

Performances: May 6-21, 2017

Directed by Ralph Meranto and Esther Winter, Music Direction by Casey Filiaci

This is the chamber version of TITANIC which involves doubling. Roles for 14 Men and 6 Women, ages 16+.
Most will play multiple roles. Email for a script so you can prepare based on the different character tracks.
Auditions should be a prepared musical theatre song in the style of the show that shows your vocal ability and control. (Think classic Broadway, No pop tunes, character songs or rock musical songs please)

Dance audition will be at call backs only for specific tracks. If you can not be at the audition on 12/19, but are available for call backs on 12/20 you can submit a video audition in advance.  

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our actor notification email list. 


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. Youth performers are not paid. 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.