Saturday, April 30, 2022

AUDITION NOTICE: Centenary Next Stage Summer Fest 2022



The Centenary Stage Company, a professional not-for-profit theater located on the Campus of Centenary University, will hold non-equity open auditions for the 2022 summer productions of RENT and The Marvelous Wonderettes. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 14th, from 12-8PM. No appointment necessary
WHERE: Lackland Center 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown NJ. 

CSC is seeking excellent singers and dynamic actors and movers/dancers. 

  • Bring music. 
  • Performers should prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary/rock song. 
  • An accompanist will be provided. 
  • No appointment necessary. 
  • Performers will be seen on a first come first serve basis. 
  • If you cannot attend, you can submit a link to a song in the style of the material to Please send links only. Do not upload entire videos.

CSC launches the summer season with the hit rock musical RENT (July 7th and run through July 17th). Based on Puccini’s beloved opera La Bohème, RENT follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

The summer season continues with the smash Off–Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (July 28th and run through August 7th). Take a step back in time with the charming, smash Off-Broadway hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy at the Springfield High School class of 1958 Super Senior Prom, as these four best friends navigate relationships, growing up, and following their dreams.

The Marvelous Wonderettes will start rehearsals July 11th. Both shows will have performances Thursdays through Sundays at the David and Carol Lackland Center.

All roles are available. Shows will be directed by CSC Lea Antolini Lid and Jillian Petrie. CSC is seeking a diverse company. Nontraditional casting will be considered for all roles in both productions. Stipend and housing will be provided. For more information regarding the auditions contact the CSC box office at 908-979-0900.


RENT: Starts rehearsal June 14 and runs July 7-17th.

Mark Cohen- Filmmaker and video artist. Knee-deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd. Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: G#4; Vocal range bottom: C3

Roger Davis- A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.; Vocal range top: Age 20 -35 A4; Vocal range bottom: F#2

Tom Collins- A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: F#2

Benjamin Coffin III- The landlord of Mark and Roger’s apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: D3

Joanne Jefferson- A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.; Age: 25 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Angel Dumott Schunard- The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom’s lover. Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: C3

Mimi Marquez- An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.: 18 to 21; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Maureen Johnson- An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne. Age: 20 to 25; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Ensemble- Cops; Vendors; Support Group (Paul, Steve, Gordon, Pam, Ali, Sue); Homeless People (Squeegieman, Blanket Person); Drug Addicts; Parents (Mrs. Cohen, Mr. And Mrs. Jefferson, Roger’s Mom, Mimi’s Mother); “Leap of Faith”

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Starts rehearsals July 11th, with show running July 28th-August 7th.

Cindy Lou (18, 28) knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5.

Missy (18, 28) is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5.

Betty Jean (18, 28) is the class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5.

Suzy (18, 28) is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly and finds great pleasure in everything she does. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice.