Auditions Header

Choose your audition below…

TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING | September 2-3

A CHRISTMAS CAROL | October 13-14

TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHINGTales of a 4th Grade Nothing

AUDITIONS
September 2-3, by appointment only

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Company Meeting:
September 9
First Rehearsal:
September 10
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, based on the actors’ availability. Some weekend rehearsals.
Tech Days: October 18 & 19
Dress Rehearsals: October 20
Performances: October 23-26 | Previews: October 21-22
(Performances are at 7:30 PM with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinee)

MATERIAL TO PREPARE

Please read the entire script before auditioning.  CLICK HERE to view an online copy of TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.

Please review this STOP SHEET and the following AUDITION TIPS.

If possible, print and complete the following AUDITION FORM. QCT will have audition forms at the theatre if you are unable to print.

Please bring a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.

Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form.

Enter the theatre through the STAGE DOOR on the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Auditions are in the Rehearsal Hall/Lab Theatre.

Make strong choices and take risks!

GET THE BOOK AND SUPPORT QCT! Just select QCT as your charity through AmazonSmile.

GET THE BOOK AND SUPPORT QCT!
Just select QCT as your charity through AmazonSmile.

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director | BRANDON THOMSEN

SYNOPSIS

Life with his little brother Fudge makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, stealing the limelight in a television commercial or ruining his brother’s school project, he’s never far from trouble. He’s an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to here! When Peter’s pet turtle goes missing, it’s the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge for too long. Way too long! How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change? Based on the popular title by perennial favorite Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is a humorous look at family life and the troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

The Children:

PETER – the narrator of our story; a 4th grader who feels like a “nothing;” able to stand on his head

FUDGE – a 3-year-old who loves life

JIMMY FARGO – a 4th grader who is Peter’s best friend

SHEILA TUBMAN – a bossy 4th grader who is Peter’s “arch-nemesis”

JENNIE – Fudge’s friend; likes to bite people (p23-32)

RALPH – Fudge’s “fat” friend; grunts and grabs (p23-32)

SAM – Fudge’s friend; a crier and a screamer; everything scares him (p23-32)

MURRAY – little boy whose mother wants him to be a TV star (p57)

SALLY – little girl whose mother wants her to be a TV star (p57)

 

The Adults:

MOM

DAD

Actors will double to play the following roles:

Certain roles could be male or female.

MR. YARBY – president of Juicy-O Company; firm believer in old-fashioned good manners (p5-10)

MRS. YARBY – his wife; fawns over Fudge; can’t stand reptiles (p5-10)

NURSE – dotes on Fudge and needs Peter’s help (p34-36)

DR. BROWN – a dentist (p34-36)

MR. BERMAN – a shoe salesman at Bloomingdale’s (p37-42)

JANET – Dad’s secretary who wears lots of makeup (p55-64)

SECRETARY – trying to bring order to the TV commercial auditions (p57-64)

FIRST MOTHER – Murray’s mother; she wants her son to be a TV star (p57)

SECOND MOTHER – Sally’s mother; she wants her daughter to be a TV star (p57)

MR. VINCENT – president of the Toddle-Bike Company (p57-64)

MR. DENBERG – an advertising executive; Dad’s boss (p57-64)

CAMERAPERSON: tries to direct Fudge in a TV commercial (p59-64)

FIRST AMBULANCE DRIVER – thinks it’s funny that Fudge swallowed a turtle (p71)

SECOND AMBULANCE DRIVER (Joe) – non-speaking (p71)

DR. CONE – the calm doctor who has to give Peter the bad news about his turtle (p72)

HOSPITAL NURSE (p71 – voice over only?)

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

Next Up

SafeSubscribe with Constant Contact
For Email Newsletters you can trust