CenterStage Theatre Auditions

Auditions for CenterStage Theatre at the JCC

Survivors, a new play by Wendy Kout

Based on the experiences of eleven local Holocaust survivors.

Auditions are Wednesday, December 13 at 6 p.m.

Actors in their 20s to early 30s who are available for local daytime touring performances beginning in April 2018. Ability to play violin a plus for one female role. Sides available in advance upon request.


The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical

Auditions: Tuesday, February 6 at 6pm

Character Breakdown:

Francesca- A beautiful Italian war bride - age 35+

Richard "bud" Johnson- Francesca's husband. An Iowa farmer - Age 35+

Robert Kincaid- Ruggedly handsome photographer Age 35+

Marian/ensemble - Robert's ex-wife, ability to play guitar helpful - Age 35+

Chiara/ensemble - Francesca’s beautiful sister - Age 35+

Michael/Ensemble - Francesca and Bud’s son - Age 16+

Carolyn/Ensemble - Francesca and Bud’s daughter - Age 14+

Marge/Ensemble - Francesca’s nosy neighbor - Age 45+

Charlie/Ensemble - Marge’s husband.- Age 45+



General Information for all JCC Auditions:

  • 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: 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: typically weekday evenings and Sundays. 3-5 days per week depending on the production. No rehearsals or performances on Fridays. Please bring a list of ALL rehearsal conflicts. We try to work around minimal conflicts if identified at auditions.
  • Adult performers are paid a production stipend which varies, based on the role/track/etc. Youth performers are not paid. CenterStage casts Rochester-based performers. We do not provide housing.
  • CenterStage auditions are open to all performers regardless of race or religion. We practice color-blind casting whenever possible. JCC membership is not required.
  • Call backs (if needed) are the day after the open auditions.
  • If you have a conflict for the audition date, please contact us in advance and we may be able to arrange a video or private audition time.

Questions? Contact 585-461-2000 ext 235 or email us