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Upcoming Auditions

A WRINKLE IN TIME

August 29-30
Family/Student Theatre Main Stage Play
GRADES 3-12 & ADULTS

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

October 3-4
Main Stage Play
AGES 15+

A WRINKLE IN TIME

AUDITIONS

August 29-30
by appointment for GRADES 3-12 & ADULTS

Callbacks, if necessary, will be August 31. You will be notified if you need to be there.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: September 6
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Monday-Friday. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal, or for the full length of a rehearsal. Some Saturday rehearsals may be required. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be determined based on actor availability. REHEARSAL DATES: September 6-October 23. No actor may miss his or her scheduled rehearsal for any reason after Friday, September 30.

Tech Weekend: October 15 & 16
Dress Rehearsals: October 17 & 18
Performances: October 20-23

MATERIALS TO PREPARE

  • READ: Please come prepared to read selections from the script. We suggest that auditionees read the entire script before auditioning. CLICK HERE to view an online copy of A WRINKLE IN TIME. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
  • NOTE: Scripts will be provided in the audition.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • PREPARE: You will not need to memorize parts of the script before auditions.
  • CALL: To schedule a 40-minute audition appointment, please call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • BRING: Please come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • COMPLETE: If possible, please print and complete this AUDITION FORM. Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.
  • ARRIVE: Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form if you have not already done so.
  • WEAR: Please wear clothing that allows you to move freely. Movement is an important part of this production.
  • ENTER: Please enter through the STAGE DOOR on the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Auditions are in the Lab Theatre.
  • REMEMBER: Make strong choices and take risks!

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director | KELSEY CELEK
Stage Manager | JOHN STEINKAMP
Assistant Stage Manager | MASON ELLISON
Scenic/Lighting Designer | PAUL DENCKLA
Costume Designer | JANAE LAFLEUR
Sound Designer | SHELBY REES

 

SYNOPSIS

It was a dark and stormy night when adventure crept into Meg Murry’s life. Her father, a government scientist, disappeared after working on a project shrouded in mystery. Armed with only the cryptic term “tesseract,” Meg embarks on a voyage to worlds unknown with her brother, Charles Wallace, and classmate, Calvin, to battle the mysterious Black Thing—an evil force which threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Based on the Newbery Award-winning sci-fi novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A WRINKLE IN TIME is an exhilarating journey through time and space that proves that, with a little mettle and determination, anything is possible.

AVAILABLE ROLES

We will cast 6-12 actors, many of whom will likely play more than one role. With the exception of Meg and Calvin, all roles are open to male and female actors.

A Wrinkle in Time will be an extremely physical piece of theatre that relies heavily on the actors’ ability to work as a team.  Auditions will consist of reading from the script and a movement exercise.  Actors will not need to memorize material for this audition.

ROLES OPEN TO STUDENTS ONLY:

  • Meg Murry – teenage girl; brilliant at mathematics but feels awkward and outcast among her peers.  Fiercely protective of her younger brother.
  • Charles Wallace Murry – Meg’s younger brother; intelligent but very quiet, Charles Wallace seems to have the ability to read other people’s minds.
  • Calvin O’Keefe – teenage boy and Meg’s classmate; Calvin seems like Mr. Popular, but actually feels very lonely and awkward.  He gets “compulsions” and follows his senses; his compulsions lead him to a new adventure with Meg and Charles Wallace.

ROLES OPEN TO STUDENTS OR ADULTS:

  • Mrs. Who/Mrs. Whatsit/Mrs. Which – The Murrys’ odd neighbors who guide them on their journey through time and space.  They are otherworldly and a little weird.  They are also sisters who have an amusing sibling dynamic.  These characters can be interpreted in many ways, but in general: Mrs. Who is the leader, Mrs. Whatsit is enthusiastic and the most emotional of the three and Mrs. Which is mysterious and wise.  (Mrs. Which only appears as a ball of light.)
  • Mother – Meg and Charles Wallace’s mother; a scientist seeking the secrets of the tesseract even though her husband disappeared while doing similar research.  Mother is tough in a quiet way – she’s had to make things work on her own for several years.
  • Father – Meg and Charles Wallace’s father; a scientist who disappeared while on a secret government mission, he is reunited with his children and very reluctant to put them in more danger
  • Aunt Beast – an alien creature who heals Meg when she is injured; possibly will be played by two actors
  • Camazotz Woman/Camazotz Man/Camazotz Boy – citizens of an all-to-perfect planet visited by Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin.  The citizens of Camazotz rely on structure and order and fear anything new.
  • Man with Red Eyes – the body who speaks for IT, the dark leader of Camazotz.  The epitome of precision and control.  Will likely be voiced by more than one actor.
  • Ensemble – an essential part of our cast who will provide narration and facilitate the space/time travel sequences.  Being a part of the ensemble will require the ability to make big choices in both body and voice.  The members of the ensemble will likely double as other roles.
A WRINKLE IN TIME

To register for an audition over the phone, call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

AUDITIONS

October 3-4
by appointment for AGES 18+

Callbacks, if necessary, will be October 5. You will be notified if you need to be there.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: October 12
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Monday-Friday. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal, or for the full length of a rehearsal. Some Saturday rehearsals may be required. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be determined based on actor availability. REHEARSAL DATES: October 12-December 18. No actor may miss his or her scheduled rehearsal for any reason after Friday, November 18.

Tech Weekend: December 3 & 4
Dress Rehearsals: December 5 & 6
Performances: December 8-11 & 16-18

Materials To Prepare

  • READ: Please come prepared to read selections from the script. We suggest that auditionees read the entire script before auditioning. CLICK HERE to view an online copy of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
  • NOTE: Scripts will be provided in the audition.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • PREPARE: Please prepare one minute of a song of your choice. You will not need to memorize parts of the script before auditions.
  • CALL: To schedule a 40-minute audition appointment, please call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • BRING: Please come with your sheet music and a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods. An accompanist will be available.
  • COMPLETE: If possible, please print and complete this AUDITION FORM. Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.
  • ARRIVE: Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form if you have not already done so.
  • ENTER: Please enter through the STAGE DOOR on the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Auditions are in the Lab Theatre.
  • REMEMBER: Make strong choices and take risks!

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Music Director | TBA
Stage Manager | TBA

 

SYNOPSIS

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • The Black Stache – A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.
    Male, 30-50 yrs old
  • Molly Aster – A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
    Female, 13-25 yrs old
  • Boy/Peter – A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
    Male, 13-25 yrs old
  • Grempkin – The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • Mrs. Bumbrake – Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. (Played by a man) Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • Bill Slank – The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
    Male, 35-55 yrs old
  • Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
    Male, 25-55 yrs old
  • Prentiss – An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
    Male, 13-25 yrs old
  • Alf – A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
    Male, 50-65 yrs old
  • Lord Leonard Aster – Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott – Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
    Male, 35-45 yrs old
  • Ted – An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
    Male, 13-25 yrs old
  • Ensemble: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER