Auditions now open for “A Christmas Carol”
Quincy Community Theatre is excited to announce it will present A Christmas Carol this December at the theatre. Based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted by playwright Christopher Schario, A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. This play with music follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being.
“With our triumphant return to live theatre in the building, we wanted to do a show that celebrated human kindness,” said Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “The immortal tale of Scrooge reminds us that we are all connected on life’s journey and of the need to care for our fellow man, a lesson that feels especially poignant at this time in history.”
The care and safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff remains the top priority for QCT. The staff, board, and QCT’s COVID Response Committee have developed comprehensive guidelines to ensure the highest level of safety from auditions through strike. In accordance with state guidelines, all performances will be limited to an audience of 50. Specific information on what patrons can expect when they return to the theatre will be made available in the coming weeks.
Audition appointments for A Christmas Carol are available for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 13 & 14. Auditions will be held as individual 10-minute sessions. No theatre experience is necessary. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Auditionees are encouraged to read the entire script which can be accessed on the QCT website. More information and the sign up can be found at https://www.1qct.org/on-stage/auditions/.
A Christmas Carol will be presented December 10-13 and 17-20. Ticket sales dates will be announced soon. For more information regarding this and other upcoming productions, educational opportunities, and virtual content, visit www.1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office at 217.222.3209.