Spring Show Auditions for Sylvia

Dec. 4, 2023 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Harold Sheffer Music Hall,
Jackson College Central Campus

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Open casting call for ALL ages, genders, and ethnicities!

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About the Audition

Auditions are in-person at the Harold Sheffer Music Hall in the Potter Center on Jackson College’s Central campus. Online audition submissions will also be accepted. Please send to Tomczaksaraann@jccmi.edu before Dec. 4, 2023.

Please prepare a reading and song:

  1. one-minute monologue
  2. song (optional): provide your own recording or sing happy birthday

About the Play

Sylvia is Broadway’s loving comedy by A R Gurney about a marriage, a dog, and many laughs. Rehearsals will be two days a week from Jan – April, 2024. Final performances will be in April at Jackson College in the newly renovated Baughman Theater!


Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.


  • Greg – male (sings)
  • Kate – female (sings)
  • Sylvia – female (sings)
  • Phyllis – female (does not sing)
  • Tom – male (does not sing)
  • Leslie – open gender (does not sing)