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.

JCC CenterStage does not have any adult auditions scheduled at this time. Check back in the fall for 2016-17 dates.

JCC SummerStage Auditions: 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - SummerStage 2016

First-Ever Rochester Production!
Six years before Hamilton took Broadway by storm with its hip-hop telling of American history, a ground-breaking musical called BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON used modern rock to tell the story of our seventh President. Outrageously popular Off-Broadway, it quickly transferred to Broadway where critics hailed its revolutionary tone and astute commentary on modern politics. 

Audition Dates: May 23 and 24 at 6pm. Call Backs on May 25.

Directed by Ralph Meranto. Musical Direction by Matt Wegman. Choreography by Brynn Tyszka.

Roles for 15-18 students and 2016 graduates of middle, high school or college, ages 14-25. Roles open to all races and ethnicities. This will be a color-blind casting audition. Performances will be July 16-24, 2016.

INTERNS WANTED: CenterStage is also welcoming students interested in summer internships related to BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Crew roles to be filled by students include...Lighting Crew, Set Construction and Painting, Follow Spot Operators, Deck Crew, Assistant Stage Manager, Props Master and Running Crew, Costumes Construction and Wardrobe Mgt. and ASM. Assistant designer and arts admin positions can also be explored. Forward a resume and/or letter of interest to Artistic Director Ralph Meranto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Seeking one adult female for role in CHURCH & STATE, a world premiere play by Jason Odell WilliamsFemale Age 30-50 to play role of Campaign Manager to a U.S. Senator. Must be confident and quick witted with good comic timing. Fit to average build.

Work is in development so we will have occasional readings at varied times, but the majority of rehearsals in September/October for 10/22 Opening Night.

Auditions by appointment only.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested




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.