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LARRY THE REMARKABLE PIG | April 27-28
LES MISÉRABLES |
ADULTS 18+: May 17, 19, 20 | ABLE TO PLAY AGES 7-12: May 27


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE | July 28-29
TALES OF A 4TH GRADE NOTHING | September 2-3
A CHRISTMAS CAROL | October 20-21

LARRY THE REMARKABLE PIGLarry the Remarkable Pig

AUDITIONS
Sunday, April 27 |3-6 PM
Monday, April 28 | 6-8 PM
OPEN FOR GRADES 3-12

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Parent Meeting:
Thursday, May 1 | 6-7 PM
First Rehearsal:
Friday, May 2 | 6-8:30 PM
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, based on the actors’ availability. Some weekend rehearsals may be necessary.
Tech Days: Saturday, June 7-Tuesday, June 10 (Weekend days and week nights)
Performances: June 12-15 | Sponsor Performance: Wednesday, June 11
(Performances are at 7:30 PM with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinee)

MATERIAL TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16 measures of a song you’re comfortable singing. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be available.

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 Larry the Remarkable Pig. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.

Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in.

Please review the following STOP SHEET and AUDITION TIPS.

Finally, please bring a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.


PRODUCTION STAFF
Director:
Lenny Bart | Stage Manager/Music Director: Paige Mueller
Scenic/Lighting Designer:
Jillian Warburton | Costume Designer: Anna Grywalski

NOTE
This new musical utilizes live actors and various types of puppets, including: Rod Puppets, Hand & Rod puppets made famous by the Muppets, and imaginative physical characterizations.  There are vocal recordings for the puppet characters, but we might use the actor’s voices. The show will be performed with a recorded track.  We hope to bring in the author for workshops with the cast.

SYNOPSIS
In this new children’s musical with book and music by Mark Sarto, a boy and his pig are threatened to be parted in order to put “bacon” on the table. Armed with nothing but the strength of their friendship, this dynamic duo sets out on an amazing journey through their troubled kingdom to overcome all odds, save the kingdom, and discover what being “remarkable” really means. This magical adventure, told with live actors, puppets, and music, is certain to entertain audiences of all ages!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
“Animal” Characters (Hand & Glove Puppets)

  • Larry: The cutest and most remarkable pig around! He is the boy’s best friend, and a hero. He’s a swine with sizzle, sass, and style (or so they tell him)! Mildly dead-pan.
  • Seymour & Randolph:  Think of The Muppets’ “Waldorf & Statler” (the two old critics), except very refined.  These characters act as the narrators and the “Greek chorus” for the show.

“Human” Characters

  • The Boy (or Girl): Smart as a whip, and, gosh does that boy love that pig!
  • Dad: Hard working and struggling to get by. Hard on Larry, but a softie at heart.
    (Plays Troll, too)
  • Mom: Loves her family, but gets frustrated at “The Boy” for coddling “The Pig.”
  • Teacher (Male of female): Very pedantic and condescending (a bit of a meanie!), but gets enthusiastically behind Larry!
  • Student (Girl or Boy): Very “Valley” in nature; is a teacher’s pet. Yeah, that kid!
  • Mayor: Thinks highly of himself, and his belly!
  • King: What a meanie! Hard- nosed, but just trying to save his kingdom. (Two-Person Creature–played by Mom)
  • Troll: Very mean, but only because he misses his Mommy! (Rod Puppet played by Dad and others)

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

LES MISÉRABLESLes Miserables

AUDITIONS
ADULTS (Ages 18 +)
Saturday, May 17 | 2-5 PM
Monday, May 19 | 5-10 PM
Tuesday, May 20 | 5-10 PM

CHILDREN (Able to play ages 7-12)
Tuesday, May 27 | 4-8 PM

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

IMPORTANT DATES
Company Meeting:
Thursday, May 29
First Rehearsal:
Friday, May 30
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, based on the actors’ availability. Some weekend rehearsals.
Tech Days: July 12 & 13
Dress Rehearsals: July 14 & 15
Performances: July 17-20 & 24-27 | Previews: Wednesday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 23
(Performances are at 7:30 PM with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinee)

THE ROLE OF JEAN VALJEAN WILL BE PLAYED
BY A GUEST ARTIST AND HAS ALREADY BEEN CAST.

MATERIAL TO PREPARE

Auditionees are welcome to sing 16-32 measures from the show or from a musical that is similar in musical style. Potential principals will be asked to sing the following selections, which can be found HERE. Please call (217) 222-3209 for password information. You are welcome to sing the following for your initial audition.

  • Bishop: “Prologue” M218-248
  • Cosette: “Rue Plumet (In My Life)” (#14) M6-32; “Marius and Cosette (Heart Full of Love Reprise)” (#27) M60-69 | Must be able to float the high C
  • Enjolras: “The ABC Café (Red & Black)” (#12) M124-147
  • Éponine: “Building the Barricade (On My Own)” (#18) M91-102; M120-151
  • Fantine: “I Dreamed a Dream” (#2); “The Docks” (#3): “Come on Captain…” M57-67; “M’sieur don’t mock…” M143-158
  • Grantaire: “The Night (Drink with Me)” (#21) M21-34
  • Javert: “Javert’s Suicide” (#25) M39-94
  • Marius: “Café Song (Empty Chairs at Empty Tables)”
  • Thénardier: “Sewers (Dog Eats Dog)” (#24) M93-129
  • Madame Thénardier: “Little Cosette (Now Look Who’s Here)” (#6) M55-83
  • Both Thénardiers: “The Bargain (What to Do…)” (#8) M110-149
  • Gavroche: “The Beggars” (#9) M73-82
  • Little Cosette: “Little Cosette (Castle on a Cloud)” (#6)

If singing from a different musical, please bring sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Please read the entire script before auditioning.  CLICK HERE to view an online copy of LES MISÉRABLES. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.

Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.

Finally, please bring a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director:
Brandon Thomsen | Vocal Director: Jillian Wagner Miller
Music Director:
Larry Finley | Dramaturgist: Katie Kraushaar
Scenic/Lighting Designer:
Paul Denckla | Costume Designer: Anna Grywalski
Stage Manager: Angela Ketteman

SYNOPSIS
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES, the world’s longest-running musical, sweeps its audience through an unforgettable tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France. Discover a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette. But with revolution in the air and Javert closing in, Jean Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Seeking a cast of 35. Thirty-two adults ages 18 and up and three youth able to play ages 7-12.

 

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

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