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Auditions now open for THE BOXCAR CHILDREN

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Auditions for Quincy Community Theatre’s next main stage play, The Boxcar Children, will be held Saturday, August 24 for students in grades 3-12 and adults age 18 and older.

Based on the beloved book series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, The Boxcar Children follows the Alden children who have just been orphaned. Knowing they will go to different foster homes, they escape to the woods and make their home in an abandoned boxcar. But someone is desperate to find them. The Boxcar Children is a powerful story teaching us that home can be anywhere as long as you have your family by your side.

Diverse roles for this large cast include the Alden siblings, a caring social worker, a friendly local doctor, an ensemble of townsfolk, and more.

All experience levels, ethnicities, and races are encouraged to audition. All auditioning actors will read selections from the script, which is available on the QCT website. To access the 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.

Detailed audition requirements, audition tips, and character descriptions will be available at Audition appointments may be made online or by contacting the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.

Performances are October 24-27. There are also daytime school matinees on October 22. All actors must be available for all performances.

TICKETS: $10 | On Sale September 30

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 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 Arts Quincy, Herald-Whig, KHQA, Spectrum Reach, STARadio, and WGEM. Show sponsor is Refreshment Services Pepsi. 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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