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Upcoming Auditions

SISTER ACT

May 24-25
Main Stage Musical
AGES 18+

ALMOST, MAINE

July 25-26
Main Stage Play
AGES 18+

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+

SISTER ACT

AUDITIONS

May 24-25
by appointment for AGES 18+

Callbacks, if necessary, will be May 26. You will be notified if you need to be there.

The roles of Deloris and Eddie have already been cast.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: June 1
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: June 1-July 31. No actor may miss his or her scheduled rehearsal for any reason after Friday, June 24.

Tech Weekend: July 16 & 17
Dress Rehearsals: July 18 & 19
Performances: July 21-24 & 28-31

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 SISTER ACT. 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
Vocal Director | ELIZABETH MANNHARDT
Music Director | GAYLE TENHOUSE
Choreographer | CHERYL KAISER
Scenic/Lighting Design | PAUL DENCKLA
Stage Manager | DONNA HAIRE

 

SYNOPSIS

Raise your voice for the joyful musical comedy inspired by the sensational 1992 hit movie—SISTER ACT! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is taken into protective custody and put in the one place no one would ever think to look: a convent. At odds with her new lifestyle and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire her fellow sisters to find their voices. But Deloris blows her cover when the nuns become the most glorious act in town!

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • Mother Superior – The head of the convent, sarcastic and a bit stiff. Extremely protective about keeping her sisters away from the outside world, which puts her in direct opposition to Deloris and her musical teachings.
    Female, 40-70 yrs old
    Range: D3 – E5
  • Sister Mary Robert – A postulant, abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. Shy and soft-spoken, but singing with Deloris lets her find her voice. Her wallflower lifestyle has made her live a shell of a life.
    Female, 18-25 yrs old
    Range: F#3 – A5
  • Sister Mary Patrick – A nun of the convent. Consistently perky, enthusiastic, and easily excitable.
    Female, 20-40 yrs old
    Range: G3-E6
  • Sister Mary Lazarus – A nun of the convent and the head of the choir. Rather deadpan and the least welcoming of any of the nuns, but she gets caught up in Deloris’s soul music.
    Female, 50-70 yrs old
    Range: F3 – B4
  • Monsignor O’Hara – One of the heads of the convent. Constantly concerned with financial matters, though soul music surprisingly puts him in a different mood.
    Male, 45-60 yrs old
    Range: E3 – G4
  • Curtis – A club owner, notorious gangster, and Deloris’s boyfriend. Cocky and controlling, always on the verge of violence.
    Male, 30-40 yrs old
    Range: A2 – Ab4
  • TJ – Curtis’s nephew and one of his thugs. Deft and cognizant of the fact, constantly in a state of ignorant bliss.
    Male, 18-30 yrs old
    Range: Db3 – Eb5
  • Joey – One of Curtis’s thugs. Believes himself to be quite the ladies’ man.
    Male, 30-40 yrs old
    Range: Bb2 – Eb5
  • Pablo    One of Curtis’s thugs. A natural follower, constantly speaks in Spanish.
    Male, 25-40 yrs old
    Range: C4 – F5
  • Sister Mary Martin-Of-Tours      A nun of the convent. Clearly in her own world, but has her moments of surprising clarity.
    Female, 40-80 yrs old
    Speaking Role
  • Sister Mary Theresa – A nun of the convent, the oldest of the group. Decrepit at a glance, but secretly packs a punch.
    Female, 60-80 yrs old
    Speaking Role
  • Michelle – One of Deloris’s back-up singers. Lippy and always quick with a retort.
    Female, 20-40 yrs old
    Range: Bb3 – F5
  • Tina – One of Deloris’s back-up singers. A little thick and naive.
    Female, 20-40 yrs old
    Range: Ab3 – F5
  • Ernie – One of Curtis’s thugs. Initially thought to be a mindless yes-man, he turns out to be an undercover police informant.
    Male, 25-55 yrs old
    Speaking Role
  • Ensemble – Nuns; Bar Denizens (Bar Patron, Waitress, Pool Player, Drag Queen); Homeless People; Fantasy Dancers

SCHEDULE AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT TODAY
Call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209 or visit our online registration:

ALMOST, MAINE

AUDITIONS

July 25-26
by appointment for AGES 18+

Callbacks, if necessary, will be July 27. You will be notified if you need to be there.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: August 2
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: August 2-September 18. No actor may miss his or her scheduled rehearsal for any reason after Friday, August 19.

Tech Weekend: September 3 & 4
Dress Rehearsals: September 5 & 6
Performances: September 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 ALMOST, MAINE. 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 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
Stage Manager | TBA

 

SYNOPSIS

A funny thing is happening in the town of Almost, Maine—a tiny little place so far north it’s almost in Canada and so informally organized it almost doesn’t even exist. On a cold, clear night in the middle of winter, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. With the northern lights dancing overhead, love is lost, found, and confounded in this whimsically endearing dream of love that the New York Post described as “Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone.” Life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. It’s love. But not quite. We can’t quite make up our minds.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Act I

  • PROLOGUE / INTERLOGUE / EPILOGUE – Pete and Ginette, who have been dating for a little while. They are both a bit shy, nerdy, introverted. They are not big talkers.
  • HER HEART – East, a repairman, and Glory, a hiker. East is a confident, wise, and even-keeled man. Glory is slightly nervous, and vulnerable, but very self-possessed. They are both very honest and straightforward. They kiss four times in the scene.
  • SAD AND GLAD – Jimmy, a heating and cooling guy; Sandrine, his ex-girlfriend; a salty Waitress. Jimmy has a bit of the frat boy in him and in this scene he has already had a few beers. Sandrine is much more “together” by comparison. They broke up a while ago. The Waitress is very enthusiastic and busy. She may appear as if she’s had too much coffee.
  • THIS HURTS – Marvalyn, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and Steve, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him. Both are very kind, maybe a bit awkward and definitely vulnerable. They kiss one time in this scene.
  • GETTING IT BACK – Gayle and Lendall, longtime girlfriend and boyfriend. In this scene, Gayle needs to be really fed up with Lendall, and he is very surprised by her outburst. This is not typical of her.

Act II

  • THEY FELL – Randy and Chad, two “Country boys.” Two normal, average, all-American guys. They are best friends and have known each other for years. During the course of the scene, they discover they are in love with each other and literally become weak at the knees.
  • WHERE IT WENT – Phil, a working man, and his hardworking wife, Marci. A middle-aged couple who have been together for a long time. They begin the scene in denial and it deteriorates from there.This is the first time in a long time that they’ve expressed their real feelings to each other.
  • STORY OF HOPE – A Woman, Hope, who has traveled the world, and a Man, Daniel, who has not. Hope is figuring out her life’s path. Both will spend the scene reflecting on past choices.   They are both very sensible and kind.
  • SEEING THE THING – Rhonda, a tough woman, and Dave, the not-so-tough man who loves her. Rhonda is very enthusiastic, opinionated and a bit of a “bulldozer.” She could also be played as super awkward. Dave is cautious around her but also knows that if anyone can tell her the truth, he can. At the end of the scene, they anticipate, with anticipation, sleeping together for the first time. Overall, the scene is more comical and romantic than “sexual.”
  • EPILOGUE – Pete/Ginette
ALMOST-MAINE

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 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!
A WRINKLE IN TIME

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