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Upcoming Auditions

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

December 4 & 5
Main Stage Student Theatre Musical
STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12

All Upcoming Auditions

BIG FISH

January 16 & 17
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 18+
and one role for a young boy (age 9-11)

IS HE DEAD?

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

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

BIG FISH

January 16 & 17
Main Stage Musical
MEN & WOMEN AGES 18+
and one role for a young boy (age 9-11)

IMPRESSIONS OF YESTERDAY

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

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

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

AUDITIONS

DATE: December 4 & 5, by appointment

LOOKING FOR: Approximately 11-13 student actors in GRADES 6-12. No previous theatre experience is required to participate. All are welcome.

Online Sign Up Access Code:
Anne18

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: Monday, December 11
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: December 11-February 11. No performer may miss his/her scheduled rehearsal after Friday, January 5.

Tech Weekend: February 3 & 4
Dress Rehearsals: February 5 & 6
School Performances: February 7
Sponsor Performance: February 8
Performances: February 9-11

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.
  • PREPARE: One minute of a song of your choice. If singing from the show, please note that this is the Gretchen Cryer/Nancy Ford version.
  • BRING: Please bring sheet music to your audition. An accompanist will be provided. 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 both your song selection and readings from the script. Scripts will be provided for auditionees at the theatre. Most importantly, remember to make strong choices and take risks!

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | KELSEY CELEK
Vocal Director | PAIGE MUELLER
Accompanist | TBA
Stage Manager | JERI CONBOY
Assistant Stage Manager | TBA
Costume Designer | CONNIE PHILLIPS
Properties | KATIE KRAUSHAAR

 

SYNOPSIS

Home. It’s a place Anne Shirley has always dreamt of finding. Even though she isn’t the boy her new family is expecting, Anne’s vibrant spirit, imaginative nature, and unexpected adventures win the hearts of the Cuthberts, Gilbert Blythe, and the citizens of Avonlea! Based on the novel by L.M. Montgomery, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is a musical story of love and belonging for all ages.

AVAILABLE ROLES

All roles will be played by students in grades 6-12.  Most roles will double as townspeople and school children as needed.

  • Anne Shirley – ages 11-16 within the play.  Anne is optimistic, passionate, and imaginative despite a childhood of hardship.  She feels deeply and is not afraid to show it.  Moving to Avonlea means starting a new chapter in her life, and she is desperately eager to find new family and friends.
  • Matthew Cuthbert – adult to be played by a student.  Marilla’s brother; a soft-spoken man who struggles with expressing himself.  He and Anne quickly form a connection as “kindred spirits” – having Anne around brings out a new side of him.
  • Marilla Cuthbert – adult to be played by a student.  Matthew’s sister; practical and even-tempered.  Raising a little girl is foreign to Marilla, and having Anne in her life is both frustrating and refreshing.
  • Gilbert Blythe – ages 11-16 within the play.  One of Anne’s classmates.  Intelligent, ambitious, and extroverted.  Gilbert and Anne have a complicated relationship – both of them struggle with communicating their feelings, which results in them accidentally insulting each other.  Gilbert genuinely wants to be Anne’s friend, even when she frustrates him.
  • Diana Barry – ages 11-16 within the play.  Anne’s kind and devoted best friend who helps introduce her to school and to Avonlea.
  • Rachel Lynde – adult to be played by a student.  The Cuthbert’s gossipy neighbor; Mrs. Lynde is convinced that her way is the best way in all things.  She at first reluctant to welcome Anne to Avonlea.
  • Mrs. Barry – adult to be played by a student.  Diana’s strict and proper mother.
  • Josie Pye – ages 11-16 within the play.  One of Anne’s classmates.  Josie is, shall we say, not as up-to-speed as the rest of the class.
  • Mary Jo – teen.  The Barry’s servant; we meet Mary Jo in the middle of a crisis that she is not handling well.
  • Postmaster – adult to be played by a student; male or female.  Delivers the mail (and the latest gossip) in Avonlea.
  • Mr. Phillips – adult to be played by a student.  The stern and precise schoolteacher who expects excellence from his students.

Online Sign Up Access Code:
Anne18

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

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