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Upcoming Auditions

STELLALUNA

April 21-22
Student Theatre Lab Musical
GRADES 3-12

MARY POPPINS

May 16-17: Ages 16+
May 18: Dance call for ages 16+
May 19: Ages 7-12
Main Stage Musical

LEND ME A TENOR

July 27-28
Main Stage Play
AGES 18+

TREASURE ISLAND

August 31-September 1
Student Theatre Main Stage Play
GRADES 3-ADULT

THE WINTER WONDERETTES

October 13-14
Main Stage Musical
AGES 18+

STELLALUNA

AUDITIONS

April 21 & 22, by appointment
FOR GRADES 3-12

Callbacks, if necessary, are Thursday, April 23.

Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 to schedule a 40-minute audition appointment.

IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: April 28
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, 4-5 days a week. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal, or for the full length of a rehearsal. A more detailed schedule will be determined based on actor availability.
Tech Weekend: June 6 & 7
Dress Rehearsals: June 8 & 9
Performances: June 11-14
Preview performance June 10

We are especially seeking performers with skills in the following areas: tap dancing, piano, and sign language.

Being cast in STELLALUNA will not impact your chances of being cast in MARY POPPINS.

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 STELLALUNA. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
  • PREPARE: Come prepared with a one minute song selection. Please bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • BRING: Please come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • PRINT: If possible, please print the following Student Theatre Audition Form. QCT will have audition forms at the theatre if you are unable to print.
  • CALL: To schedule an audition appointment time, please call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • 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 | KELSEY CELEK
Student Assistant Director | MEGAN MAIERS
Vocal Director | PAIGE MUELLER
Sign Language Consultant | JANE MEIROSE

SYNOPSIS

Crash! Flutter! Plop! Wrenched from her mother’s loving grasp after an owl attack, the baby fruit bat Stellaluna finds herself tumbling through the air—and into a strange new world. After landing in a nest of baby birds, Stellaluna is adopted into the bird family on one condition: that she lives her life as a bird, not a bat. Charmingly told by actors, puppeteers, singers, a pianist, and a sign language interpreter, Stellaluna, based on the popular children’s book by Janell Cannon, teaches us all that our differences are beautiful and our possibilities endless when we embrace what makes others unique.

CHARACTERS

The company will be made up of 5-7 performers.  All characters can be played by male or female actors of any age. The entire cast will sing and will be involved in the sign language and puppetry used to tell this story.

Because puppetry is an important aspect of this show, some characters will be played by more than one actor. We are seeking actors who are especially good at working with others.

 

Possible Roles:

STELLALUNA – a baby bat who is separated from her mother.

MOTHER BAT – Stellaluna’s mother; teaches her how to be a bat

THE OWL – a predator who tries to attack Stellaluna and her mother

PIP, FLITTER, and FLAP – three baby birds who become Stellaluna’s friends when she is lost

MOTHER BIRD – stern mother of Pip, Flitter, and Flap; she allows Stellaluna to live with them as long as she behaves like a bird

BIG BAT – an adult bat who helps Stellaluna realize who she is

 

TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION DAY,
CALL THE QCT BOX OFFICE AT (217) 222-3209

Stellaluna

MARY POPPINS

AUDITIONS

May 16-17: Auditions for ages 16+
May 18: Dance call for ages 16+
May 19: Auditions for ages 7-12
May 20: Callbacks, if necessary

PLEASE NOTE: Some individuals may be asked to attend the dance call on Monday; however, all adults are welcome to participate in the dance audition. Only those who attend the dance call will be considered for principal dance roles and the featured dance call.

All auditions are by appointment. To schedule your 40-minute audition appointment, call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: May 26
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Monday-Friday. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal, or for the fully length of a rehearsal. Some weekend rehearsals will be required. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be determined based on actor availability.
Tech Weekend: July 11 & 12
Dress Rehearsals: July 13 & 14
Performances: July 16-19 & 23-26
Preview performances July 15 & 22

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 MARY POPPINS. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
  • PREPARE: Please prepare a song of your choice. If you choose a song that is not from the stage musical MARY POPPINS, please bring sheet music with you as an accompanist will be provided.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • BRING: Please come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • CALL: To schedule an audition appointment time, please call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • 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
Vocal Director | ELIZABETH MANNHARDT
Choreographer | CHERYL KAISER

SYNOPSIS

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! Based on P.L. Travers’ cherished stories and the classic 1964 Walt Disney Film, Mary Poppins features the Academy Award® winning music and lyrics of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and several brand new, breathtaking songs for the stage. Experience the enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, spectacular dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft that make this the musical that soars high above the rest. Believe in the magic of Mary Poppins and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it!

CHARACTERS

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Mary Poppins