(217) 222-3209

Upcoming Auditions

IS HE DEAD?

March 19 & 20
Main Stage Play
MEN & WOMEN AGES 18+

IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY

March 19 & 20
QCT on the Road Student Theatre Play
STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12

Other Upcoming Auditions

MAMMA MIA!

May 14 & 15
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 16+

GOOD PEOPLE

July 31 & August 1
Main Stage Play
MEN & WOMEN AGES 23+

ELF

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

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

April 23 & 24
Lab Student Theatre Musical
STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-12

MAMMA MIA!

May 14 & 15
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 16+

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

IS HE DEAD?

AUDITIONS

DATE: March 19 & 20, by appointment

LOOKING FOR: Men and women ages 18+. No previous theatre experience is required to participate. All are welcome.

Online Sign Up Access Code:
IHD18

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: Monday, March 26
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: March 26-May 13. No performer may miss his/her scheduled rehearsal after TBA.

Tech Weekend: April 28 & 29
Dress Rehearsals: April 30 & May 1
Sponsor Performance: May 2
Performances: May 3-6 & 11-13

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 audition appointment, please register online (see above) or 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: 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. Most importantly, remember to make strong choices and take risks!

SYNOPSIS

Jean-François Millet can’t sell a single painting—at least not while he’s alive. To escape debtor’s prison, he concocts a plan: play dead to increase the value of his paintings. This recently rediscovered comedy by Mark Twain is a long-overdue hit!

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Stage Manager | JAMES RILEY
Costume Designer | TBA
Scenic Designer | LORNE KELLEY

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Jean-Francois Millet (Mee-yay):  The renowned realist painter, a struggling free-spirited artist living in poverty; madly in love with Marie; fakes his death and takes on the persona of his fictional widow sister, Madame Daisy Tillou (Tee-you); excellent comedian, great with physical comedy and timing.
  • Agamemnon Buckner (“Chicago”):  Millet’s American friend, quick witted and clever, but rough around the edges.  He delivers a lot of one-liners, like an old-time comedian.  Hatches the plot to fake Millet’s death and forms the secondary love interest with Cecile.
  • Hans von Bismarck (“Dutchy”):  A German ethnic stereotype with an over-the-top accent.  The second of Millet’s inner circle of friends.  More down-to-earth, he tends to play the straight man of the trio.
  • Phelim O’Shaughnessy:  An Irish ethnic stereotype with an over-the-top accent.  The third of Millet’s friends.  Mischievous and Hot-tempered, he often plays the fool.
  • Papa Leroux:  A down-on-his-luck widower, and father of both Marie and Cecile.  Like Millet, he faces foreclosure.  After “the widow Tillou” saves his family… yup, he falls in love with “her”.
  • Marie Leroux:  Millet’s love interest.  She is heartbroken when her true love “dies”.
  • Cecile Leroux:  At once prudish and incessantly jealous of her love interest, Chicago, Cecile gets in on the cross-dressing act by disguising herself as a policeman to spy on him.
  • Bastien Andre:  The play’s villain.  Millet’s and Leroux’s creditor, he attempts to blackmail first Marie, and then the widow into marrying him.
  • Madames Bathilde and Caron:  Millet’s neighbors.  They adore the artist, but are powerless to help him.  They always appear together, often repeating the other’s line or finishing the other’s sentence.  The actresses in these roles may also play the (non-speaking) Sultan of Turkey and Emperor of Russia.

The following parts are to be played by a single actor:

  • Basil Thorpe:  An English ethnic stereotype with an over-the-top accent.  A potential art buyer who only wants paintings by deceased artists.
  • Claude Riviere:  A French ethnic stereotype with an over-the-top accent.  A reporter for “Le Figaro”.
  • Charlie:  The widow Tillou’s servingman.
  • The King of France: Unbelievably, they still had these after the revolution.

 

Online Sign Up Access Code:
IHD18

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

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IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY

AUDITIONS

DATE: March 19 & 20, by appointment

LOOKING FOR: Students in Grades 6-12. No previous theatre experience is required to participate. All are welcome.

Online Sign Up Access Code:
Impressions18

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: Thursday, March 22
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: March 22-June 9. Due to the shortened rehearsal period, no performer may miss his/her scheduled rehearsals.

Performances: IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY is our touring production; performances will be in the daytime from April 23-June 9.  Students will need to be dismissed from school to attend performances. 

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 and audition pages: 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 audition appointment, please register online (see above) or 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: 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. Most importantly, remember to make strong choices and take risks!

SYNOPSIS

SOLD! Lauren, Sarah, and their mom just purchased a trunk filled with junk—or so they think. While their mom is away, artists and innovators from the Impressionism Movement pop out of the trunk! Mary Cassatt, Thomas Edison, and others teach the girls—and the audience—that inspiration is everywhere. You simply need to “keep your eyes and mind open, and capture whatever makes an impression.”

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

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

AVAILABLE ROLES

All actors will be double cast; most actors will play multiple roles.

AVAILABLE ROLES: 

  • SARAH and LAUREN – Sisters who are attending an art auction with their mother.  At first sarcastic and jaded, they end up being drawn into the world of the Impressionists when they open Mary Cassatt’s trunk.
  • MOM – an excitable parent and art aficionado who is convinced she will discover a new masterpiece by purchasing Mary Cassatt’s trunk at an auction

The Artists/Inventors/Innovators:

  • MARY CASSATT
  • EDOUARD MANET
  • CLAUDE MONET
  • ANNA PAVLOVA
  • ISADORA DUNCAN
  • NELLIE BLY
  • ORVILLE WRIGHT
  • WILBUR WRIGHT
  • NIKOLA TESLA
  • THOMAS EDISON

*All of these characters are based on real people.  Google them – they are all accomplished and awesome!*

Their Assistants:

  • AUCTIONEER
  • ASSISTANT #1
  • ASSISTANT #2
  • ART CRITIC
  • BOY

Online Sign Up Access Code:
Impressions18

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

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