(217) 222-3209

Upcoming Auditions

The Witches

September 4 & 5
Main Stage Student Production
STUDENTS GRADES 3-12

ELF THE MUSICAL

October 1 & 2
Main Stage Production
ADULTS 18+ & select children’s roles

Upcoming Auditions

ELF

October 1 & 2
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 18+
and selected children’s roles

THE WITCHES

September 4 & 5
Main Stage Student Theatre Play
STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-12

ELF

October 1 & 2
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 18+
and selected children’s roles

AUDITIONS for THE WITCHES

AUDITIONS:  September 4 & 5, by appointment
LOOKING FOR: Students in grades 3-12. No previous theatre experience is required to participate. All are welcome.

Online Sign Up Access Code: Witches18

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: Monday, September 10

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the late afternoons/evenings, Monday-Friday. Performers 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 actors’ availability. COMMITMENT DATES: September 10 – October 28. No performer may miss his/her scheduled rehearsal after October 5.

Tech Weekend: October 20 & 21
Dress Rehearsal: October 22

Daytime School Performances: October 23
Sponsor Performance: October 24
Performances: October 25-28

Materials To Prepare

  • READ: Please come prepared to read selections from the script. We suggest that auditionees read the entire script before auditioning.
    View an online copy of the script: CLICK HERE
    NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 and press 3 for more information.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • CALL: To schedule a 40-minute group audition appointment, please register online (see above) or call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • PREPARE: Be familiar with the story and characters. You will be asked to read sections of several different scenes.
  • BRING: Come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • COMPLETE: You may 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: This audition will include readings from the script. Scripts will be provided for auditionees at the theatre. You will not be required to memorize the script before auditions. Most importantly, remember to make strong choices and take risks!

SYNOPSIS

Witches could be anywhere—even in your own backyard! When a young boy accidentally stumbles into a convention of witches with an evil plot, he teams up with his grandmother to do the only thing you can do: fight back. Based on the infamous Roald Dahl story, THE WITCHES is a frightfully fun time for the entire family.

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | KELSEY CELEK
Stage Manager | TBA
Costume Designer | TANIA BALLVE
Scenic Designer | LORNE KELLEY

AVAILABLE ROLES

BOY – 10-12 years old.  Our hero – a kind, caring, and intelligent young man who gets thrown into some unfortunate circumstances.

GRANDMOTHER – Adult to be played by a student.  The Boy’s wise caretaker and mentor.  Grandmother educates the Boy about how to identify a witch.

GRAND HIGH WITCH – The leader of the witches; she is determined to carry out the witches’ devious plot.

BRUNO JENKINS – An impulsive and obnoxious young man who ends up angering the witches.

MR. & MRS. JENKINS – Bruno’s harried parents who tolerate his bad behavior.

FROG – once a child who was turned into a frog by the witches.  Frog helps Boy try to stop the witches’ plot.

THE WITCHES – Magical beings who come together in our story to execute a devious plot.

LAWYER/DOCTOR/NURSE – adults to be played by students.  These characters assist Grandmother and the Boy as they make decisions about where to live/go to school/etc.

HOTEL STAFF AND GUESTS – The helpful employees of the vacation resort where the Boy and his Grandmother are staying; they have no idea they are hosting a convention of witches

 

AUDITION SCENES:

BOY – 2-3, 11-12, 26, 27, 48

GRANDMOTHER – 2-3, 32, 44-45, 48

GRAND HIGH WITCH – 14, 16, 16-17, 32

BRUNO – 11, 11-12, 14, 27

MR. JENKINS – 11, 44-45

MRS. JENKINS – 44-45

WITCH TWO – 16-17

 

Online Sign Up Access Code: Witches18

Audition appointments are also available by calling 217-222-3209.

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AUDITIONS for ELF THE MUSICAL

AUDITIONS:  October 1 & 2, by appointment
LOOKING FOR: Adults and some children. No previous theatre experience is required to participate. All are welcome.

Online Sign Up Access Code:

 IMPORTANT DATES

First Company Meeting: Tuesday, October 9

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Monday-Friday. Performers 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 actors’ availability. COMMITMENT DATES: October 9 – December 9. No performer may miss his/her scheduled rehearsal after November 16.

Tech Weekend: December 1 & 2
Dress Rehearsals: December 3 & 4

Sponsor Performances: December 5 & 12
Performances: December 6-9, 13-16

Materials To Prepare

  • READ: Please come prepared to read selections from the script. We suggest that auditionees read the entire script before auditioning.
    View an online copy of the script: CLICK HERE
    NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 and press 3 for more information.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • CALL: To schedule a 40-minute group audition appointment, please register online (see above) or call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • PREPARE: Sing a short section of a song that shows off your strengths. Be familiar with the story and characters. You will be asked to read sections of several different scenes.
  • BRING: If singing a song not from Elf the Musical, bring sheet music. Come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • COMPLETE: You may 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!

SYNOPSIS

Make your Christmas sparklejollytwinklejingley! Buddy is an elf—or, actually, a human raised by elves. When he discovers his real home is in New York City, Buddy goes on a grand adventure to find his dad and save Christmas. Based on the modern Christmas classic, ELF: THE MUSICAL is the best way to spread Christmas Cheer!

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Stage Manager | DONNA HAIRE
Costume Designer | TANIA BALLVE
Scenic Designer | LORNE KELLEY
Music Director | STACY TAYLOR
Choreographer | ALISON SHAFER

AVAILABLE ROLES

Click here for a complete list of characters:

Online Sign Up Access Code:

Audition appointments are also available by calling 217-222-3209.

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