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Auditions now open for BYE BYE BIRDIE

Original logo by Kelsey Pigg
Original logo by Kelsey Pigg

Quincy Community Theatre seeks a rockabilly star, ambitious record agents, adoring teenage fans, exasperated parents, and quaint townsfolk to create this summer’s musical—Bye Bye Birdie.

Audition appointments for this hit tribute to small-town America and rock & roll are May 20-21 for men and women ages 13+. One male student role is also available to play Randolph, a ten-year-old boy.

Callbacks, in addition to a dance audition for the teenage characters and some principal characters, will be held May 22.

Step back in time to 1958 as Conrad Birdie fever sweeps the nation. Unfortunately, this rock-and-roll phenomenon has been drafted. To keep his stardom alive, his agents give away “one last kiss” from the superstar to a teen named Kim. Now Conrad is headed straight to her Midwestern town — chaos in tow! Actors won’t want to miss the chance to be a part of this electrifying, hilarious, and absolutely joyful musical.

All experience levels, ethnicities, and races are encouraged to audition. All auditioning actors will read selections from the script and should prepare a song to sing. An accompanist will be provided.

To access the online script, please contact QCT for the password.

Rehearsals will easily work with most schedules as performers may not be called for every rehearsal or for the full length of rehearsal. A detailed schedule will be determined based on actor availability.

Bye Bye Birdie performances are July 18-21 & 25-28.

Show sponsors are Blessing Health System, Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Herald-Whig, and WGEM.

Online registration, detailed audition requirements, audition tips, and character descriptions are available at Audition appointments may also be made by contacting the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.

About Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre (QCT) is a major theatrical resource for the Tri-State area, offering five major productions, three student productions, various touring performances, and a variety of workshops and classes each year. Showcasing local

performers from the entire Tri-State Region since 1923, QCT uses the combined talents and resources of the community to celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts in its first-rate facility. Quincy Community Theatre is a member of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, the Illinois Theatre Association, the American Association of Community Theatre, and Arts Alliance Illinois. QCT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. QCT programming is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The 2019 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. QCT’s 2019 Media Sponsors are STARadio, Spectrum Reach, WGEM, Herald-Whig, and KHQA. For information about upcoming shows and classes or to purchase tickets, please visit or call the Box Office at 217.222.3209.

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