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



The Cemetery Club

Audition Dates: July 9 at 7 p.m., July 10 at 2 p.m.
​Performance Dates: September 9-12, 2021


Audition will consist of readings from the script. No preparation or experience necessary. There are roles for one man and four women. Angela Forant will direct this production. Allison Cleveland will stage manage.


About the Play

​Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart.


Available Roles

All characters are in their late fifties to early sixties.

  • Ida – is the gentlest and most charming of the three widowed friends and the one who faces life the most realistically. She is ready to move on past grief and to accept new challenges.
  • Lucille – is the most brazen one, always looking for a good deal, good time and always looking to “get even” with her unfaithful husband.
  • Doris – is the most conservative of the three and the one who refuses to change any element in her life. She adheres to her strict principles of love and respect and expects her friends to do the same.
  • Sam – is the local butcher, whose dead wife he still mourns, but who realizes that life has much to offer. He is willing to take a chance on happiness again.
  • Mildred – is a show-off and a flirt. (smaller role, though BIG in personality) 



Clue: The Musical

Audition Dates: August 16, 17 at 7 p.m.
Performance Dates: October 14-17, 21-24, 2021


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 5 men and 3 women. Trinity Bird directs this production with musical direction by Kristi Gautsche. Michele Harmon will stage manage.

About the Play
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Body, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

Available Roles

  • Mr. Boddy - Charismatic, handsome, playful host. 30s. Soaring baritone/tenor. 
  • Mrs. Peacock - Acerbic. manipulative, sexy socialite. Plays 40s. Mezzo with belt. 
  • Professor Plum -  Astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor. Plays 30s-40s. Baritone. 
  • Miss Scarlet - Shrewd, very attractive vixen. 20s. Wide vocal range with belt. 
  • Colonel Mustard - Pompous, randy military man. Plays 40s-50s. Baritone.
  • Mrs. White - Fun-loving cockney maid, portrayed by a man. Plays 40s-50s. Wide vocal range. 
  • Mr. Green - Slick, handsome wheeler-dealer. 20s. Baritone/tenor. 
  • Detective - hard-nosed, snappy, humorous female. 30s. Interesting singing voice. 




Anne of Green Gables

Audition Dates: October 1 at 7 p.m., October 2 at 2 p.m.
Performance Dates: December 2-5, 12-15, 2021


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for 7 men and 9 females. Ron Boyle will direct this production. 


About the Play

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same. Her warmth and wit affect everyone around her - even, eventually, the cold Marilla. We follow Anne through her rebellious years, her transformation into a young woman, and her romantic pairing with Gilbert. 


Available Roles

  • Anne Shirley, a young orphan about 12 1/2 
  • Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged spinster
  • Mathew Cuthbert, her bachelor brother
  • Rachel Lynde, a neighbor
  • Station Master, at Bright River
  • Mr. Spencer, from a nearby village
  • Mrs. Blewitt, his neighbor
  • Diana Berry, Anne's friend
  • Mrs. Barry, Diana's mother
  • Mr. Phillips, Avonlea teacher
  • Miss Stacy, new teacher
  • Ruby Gillis, schoolmate
  • Josie Pye, schoolmate
  • Moody MacPherson, schoolmate
  • Charlie Sloane, schoolmate
  • Gilbert Blythe, schoolmate




Steel Magnolias

Audition Dates: TBA
Performance Dates: TBA


Audition requirements will be announced at a later date. There are roles for six women. Ron Boyle will direct this production. 


About the Play

​The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.


Available Roles

  • Truvy Jones - 40ish. Owner of the beauty shop.
  • Annelle Dupuy-Desoto - 19. Beauty shop assistant. 
  • Clairee Belcher - 66ish. Widow of former mayor. Grande dame. 
  • Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie - 25. Prettiest girl in town. 
  • M'Lynn Eatenton - 50ish. Shelby's mother. Socially prominent career woman. 
  • Ouiser Boudreaux - 66ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.