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JEAN VALJEAN CASTING CALL | Submissions Due March 14
THE ODD COUPLE | March 24-25
LARRY THE REMARKABLE PIG | April 27
LES MISÉRABLES | May 19-20
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE | July 28-29
TALES OF A 4TH GRADE NOTHING | September 2-3
A CHRISTMAS CAROL | October 20-21
JEAN VALJEAN CASTING CALL
Quincy Community Theatre is seeking a guest artist for the role of Jean Valjean in its summer production of the musical Les Misérables. Jean Valjean is a vocally demanding role with wide range and dynamic control. He is unusually strong, especially for a man of his age. The actor must be able to lift and carry another grown man. Seeking men who appear between the ages of 40-60 years old. Valjean has a strong physical presence, exudes strength, determination, survival, and compassion, and high moral character.
The guest artist is also asked to lead 1-2 master classes for the education department.
This is a national call. Local actors are able to submit audition materials; however, locals will not be compensated.
This actor must fit nicely into a community theatre setting, working with amateur performers. Quincy is a city along the Mississippi River with a population of 40,000. There is a strong support for the arts. Quincy Community Theatre has its own facility in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, with a house size of 498. This production will utilize a live orchestra.
Vocal Range: Low G3 to High B5
Under 18 Audition? NO
Union Information: Non-Equity or guest Equity artist agreement
Compensation: Stipend for non-local actors
- Non-Equity: Commensurate with experience
- Equity: Compensation starts at tier two scale per the Guest Artist Agreement – - plus housing and transportation to and from Quincy
Director: Brandon Thomsen
Vocal Director: Jillian Wagner Miller
Conductor: Larry Finley
Job Start Date: 6/23/14
Job End Date: 7/27/14
Audition Packet: Please submit a video audition performing “Bring Him Home” and “Valjean’s Soliloquy.” (What Have I Done? M252-323 in the Prologue). Please have the video date-stamped. All videos should be filmed at a ¾ body shot. Videos may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; uploaded to YouTube (with the direct link sent submitted in the audition packet); or mailed to:
Quincy Community Theatre
Attn: Valjean Casting
300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 118
Quincy, IL 62301.
In addition to audition video, please submit headshot, résumé, and a list of references from other theatre companies.
Completed audition packets (video, headshot, résumé) MUST be received by March 14.
THE ODD COUPLE
March 24, by appointment from 7-10 PM
March 25, by appointment from 7-8 PM
(if you are unable to attend March 24)
Callbacks, if necessary: March 25 (8-10 PM)
Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for an audition appointment.
First Rehearsal: TBA
Performances: May 8-11, 15-18; Preview: May 7
MATERIAL TO PREPARE
Please be prepared to read selections from the script. To prepare, we ask that you read the entire script before auditions. CLICK HERE to view an online copy of The Odd Couple. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
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Finally, please bring a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.
SYNOPSISPrepare to laugh the night away with two of the most memorable characters in the history of Broadway and broadcast television: Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. In Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedic masterpiece, slovenly sportswriter Oscar takes in his neurotic, neat-freak friend Felix after his wife throws him out—and the comic pandemonium breaks loose! These suddenly single chums quickly find themselves at odds with each other and hilariously begin to make the same mistakes they made in their marriages. From riotous squabbles over the state of Oscar’s apartment to a hilarious double date with the attractive Pigeon sisters, audiences will be rolling with laughter in this sidesplitting comedy classic.
TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION APPOINTMENT,
CALL THE QCT BOX OFFICE AT (217) 222-3209