HILLSDALE COUNTY'S COMMUNITY THEATRE
All auditions take place at The Sauk (240 E. Chicago St. in Jonesville, MI) unless otherwise noted. ​​


The Play That Goes Wrong

Audition Dates: December 5, 6 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: February 2-6, 9-12, 2023


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 6 men and 2 women (ages 16 and up). Director TBA. 

About the Play
Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!


Available Roles

  • ANNIE is the company's stage manager. American accent. 
  • TREVOR is the company's lighting and sound operator. American accent. 
  • CHRIS is the head of the drama society, directed the play and plays Inspector Carter.
  • JONATHAN plays Charles Haversham. 
  • ROBERT plays Thomas Colleymoore. 
  • DENNIS plays Perkins. 
  • MAX plays Cecil Haversham and Arthur the Gardener
  • SANDRA plays Florence Colleymoore. 




Sauk Shorts 2023

Audition Dates: February 6, 7 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: March 23-26, 2023


Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. Titles and directors to be announced. 




Plays-in-Development 2023

Audition Dates: Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.
Public Readings: April 21, 22, 2023


Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. Title and directors to be announced. 




Agatha Christie's

Murder on the Orient Express

Audition Dates: March 6, 7 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: May 11-14, 18-21, 2023


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Director TBA. 


About the Play

​Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Available Roles

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Monsieur Constantine Bouc
  • Mary Debenham
  • Hector MacQueen
  • Michael the Conductor/Head Waiter
  • Princess Natalya Dragomiroff
  • Greta Ohlsson
  • Countess Elena Andrenyi
  • Mrs. Helen Hubbard
  • Samuel Ratchett/Bruno Cassetti
  • Colonel James Arbuthnot




Gathering Blue

Audition Dates: April 22 at 2 p.m., April 23 at 7 p.m.
​Performance Dates: June 8-11, 2023


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. Director TBA


About the Play

​In an apocalyptic future where children are kept like animals and human life is cheap, young Kira learns the ugly truth about the powers controlling her world. A gifted weaver, her talent catches the attention of the Council of Guardians. Under their custody, Kira is made to mend and embellish the ceremonial Singer's Robe—a garment that tells the history of the world. But the longer she works, the more she learns about the horrifying secrets that keep her community hostage. Can she use her knowledge and art to reshape the future? Based on Lois Lowry's companion piece to The Giver, Gathering Blue tells a suspenseful tale of the power of creativity to fight brutality.


Available Roles

  • Kira - A teenaged girl finding her gift. 
  • Katrina - Kira's mother, newly taken. 
  • Christopher - Kira's father, taken long ago. 
  • Matt - A young boy, hungry for the world.
  • Vandara - A scarred woman of the village.
  • Chief Guardian - The voice of order in the village. 
  • Jamison - A guardian of the village.
  • Thomas - A teenaged boy who knows his gift.
  • Annabella - An old woman who knows.
  • Jo - A very young girl with a future.
  • The Singer - A man who remembers.




Pinocchio

Audition Dates: May 13 at 2 p.m., May 14 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: June 30-July 2, 7-9, 2023


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. This production rehearses in the afternoons and includes Friday morning performances. Director TBA. 


About the Play

One lonely night the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto's wish and brings his wooden puppet to life. So begins Pinocchio's journey...Pinocchio tangles with tricksters, Fox and Cat, and Lampwick and his no-good buddies in the Land of Toys. Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a Real Boy?​


Available Roles

  • Pinocchio
  • Hickory Cricket
  • Lorenzo - also plays Coachman
  • Alberto - also plays Puppeteer, Geppetto, Lampwick
  • Macaroni - also plays Puppet, Ivana, Blue Fairy, Lefty the Cat, Girl in Land of Toys
  • Pepperoni - also plays Puppet, Lucky Star, Fibber the Fox, Boy in Land of Toys





The remainder of the 2023 season will be announced soon!