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Shakespeare in Love
March 4-5

Main Stage Play

The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life onstage in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block … the deadline for his new play, Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter, is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. Enter Viola, a headstrong noblewoman and admirer of Will’s, who disguises herself as a boy so she can skirt the law and appear in his play. But when the playwright and his muse fall in love, the plot undergoes some surprising rewrites. Mistaken identities, courtly intrigue, and backstage bickering are all part of the fun in this raucous romantic comedy of errors that reminds us that all the world’s a stage and love is unrehearsed. 

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions, directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Ormerod
Shakespeare in Love is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

LOOKING FOR: BOYS AGED 12-17, and ADULTS 18+

We seek a diverse cast of ages, ethnicities, shapes and sizes, and abilities. No previous theatre experience is required. 

For adults 18+, acting auditions will be held as small-group appointments on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5. Callbacks may be held on Wednesday, March 6. 

AUDITION SIDES

Audition Sides 1

Audition Sides 2

Audition Sides 3

Audition Sides 4

Audition Sides 5

Audition Sides 6

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: Elissa Wolf
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

WILL SHAKESPEARE (M), is a passionate poet and playwright who alternates between anxiously brooding over his writer’s block and boasting all the cocky confidence and charm expected from one of Elizabethan England’s most renowned dramatists. A friend to, and playful competitor of, Kit Marlowe, Will is a sensitive soul searching for a muse – which he finds, both theatrically and romantically, in the equally fervent Viola. STAGE INTIMACY NOTE: Throughout much of the show, Viola and Will share several kisses. In Act One, Scene 15, Sam kisses Viola and Will. 

KIT MARLOWE (M), Will’s more successful theatrical cohort, never suffers from the writer’s block that plagues his pal – he always knows exactly what Will should write or say next. Smooth and charming, Kit is perpetually good-humored and encouraging – the best kind of friendly competitor to Shakespeare’s protagonist.  

VIOLA DE LESSEPS (F), a noblewoman who fiercely dreams of becoming an actor, Viola disguises herself as Thomas Kent in order to perform, illegally, in Shakespeare’s latest play. Engaged to Lord Wessex, a man she hardly knows or cares for, and restricted by a society that bases her worth solely on her marriage prospects, Viola escapes to the stage, where she thrives in reciting the playwright’s poetry and subsequently falls in love with Will. Rebellious and passionate, Shakespeare’s verse should roll off this devotee’s tongue, and she should embody a sense of playfulness and determination in her attempts to play a man. STAGE INTIMACY NOTE: Throughout much of the show, Viola and Will share several kisses. In Act One, Scene 14, Wessex kisses Viola. In Act One, Scene 15, Sam kisses Viola and Will. 

NURSE (F), a devoted servant to Viola, helps her lady, with kindness and humor, to dress as an actor and avoid the priggish Lord Wessex.  

SIR ROBERT DE LESSEPS (M), Viola’s father, thinks of his daughter only as a piece of property to be given away to the odious Lord Wessex. 

LORD WESSEX (M), an insufferable and cash-poor nobleman engaged to Viola, is smarmy with the Queen, but hateful to nearly everyone else. A shameless misogynist, Wessex desires Viola only for her father’s wealth. STAGE INTIMACY NOTE: In Act One, Scene 14, Wessex kisses Viola. 

CATLING (M), is a guard at De Lesseps Hall. 

GUARDS (2) (M/F) patrol De Lesseps Hall. 

HENSLOWE (M), is the owner and manager of the Rose Theatre, which will host Shakespeare’s newest comedy. Alas, the frustrated Philip Henslowe must continually hound the ever-pondering playwright for the play. A slippery equivocator, his increasing debts and frustrations are ripe fodder for a comedic actor.  

FENNYMAN (M), is a producer of plays – aka “the money.” A ruthless loan shark with no sense of humor (to Henslowe’s great dismay), Hugh Fennyman cuts an imperious and intimidating figure. However, his enthusiasm – and resulting stage fright – at playing the supporting role of the Apothecary in Romeo and Juliet endears him to his fellow players and audiences alike. 

LAMBERT & FREES (M), no-nonsense and of few words, are Fennyman’s flunkies who forcefully help the producer collect debts owed to him. 

RALPH (M), a tavern server with actorly ambitions, plays Juliet’s Nurse and Petruchio, a member of Tybalt’s gang with only one line, in Romeo and Juliet. 

NOL (M), an amateur actor, plays Benvolio, Lord Montague’s nephew and Romeo’s cousin; and Sampson, a servant to the Capulets.  

ROBIN (M), a male actor, plays Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet. He can also play ABRAHAM, one of Montague’s servants. 

ADAM (M), an actor, plays Gregory, a servant to the Capulets; and Servingman. 

JOHN WEBSTER (M), is a street urchin who aspires to be an actor and possesses an unsettling fondness for plays featuring pain and gore (not unlike the real Webster, who became a writer of such plays).  

WABASH (M), Henslowe’s tailor, is an aspiring actor who stutters; he delivers the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. 

NED ALLEYN (M), the lead actor of the Admiral’s Men, plays Mercutio, Romeo’s kinsman and close friend. Self-absorbed and a bit reckless, this pompous actor agrees to take the role only when he thinks the play’s title is Mercutio.  

SAM (M), a sweet young actor who plays Juliet, causes panic in Shakespeare’s company when his voice changes the day of Romeo and Juliet’s first performance. STAGE INTIMACY NOTE: In Act One, Scene 15, Sam kisses Viola and Will. 

PETER (M), an actor, plays Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. 

BURBAGE (M), lead actor of the Chamberlain’s Men, a rival troupe of the Admiral’s Men, and owner of the Curtain Theatre, becomes enraged and instigates a sword fight with Will when he discovers the playwright gave Romeo and Juliet to the Admiral’s Men.  

Other ACTORS, including two who play VALENTINE and PROTEUS in The Two Gentleman of Verona.  

Burbage’s HEAVIES (2) (M/F) do his dirty work for him. 

MISTRESS QUICKLY (F), is the wardrobe mistress at Whitehall Palace.  

EDMUND TILNEY (M), Lord Chamberlain and obsequious courtier to Queen Elizabeth, manages court entertainment. Strict and exacting in his position, Tilney is deferential to the Queen and censorious to Will and his plays.  

QUEEN ELIZABETH I (F), England’s shrewd monarch who loves the theatre but demands comedies that incorporate dogs, sternly commands her courtiers and playwrights alike. A daunting presence, the Queen delivers her proclamations drolly and fairly.  

The ROWER/BOATMAN (M/F) is a chatty aspiring playwright. 

SERVER/WAITER (M/F)  

BARTENDER/BARMAN (M/F)  

MOLLY & KATE (F) are barmaids who flirt with Will and the other tavern patrons. 

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: March 11
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Sponsor Performance: TBD 
Performances: April 19-21 & 25-28, 2024

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

Lost Girl
April 22-23

Student Lab Show

What ever happened to Wendy Darling in the years following her childhood adventure with Peter Pan? Even though she has left the nursery window open all these years in the hope of Peter’s return, long gone are the flights of fancy, pirates, princesses and Neverland. Wendy decides that she must find Peter to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. With empathy, grace and remarkable honesty, Lost Girl is a coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, continuing the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character – the girl who had to grow up.  

By Kimberly Belflower 
Lost Girl is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

LOOKING FOR: Students under the age of 18

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: TBD
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

CHARACTER INFORMATION COMING SOON

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: June 13-16

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the LOST GIRL company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

Newsies
May 11-12

Main Stage Musical

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When the titan of publishing raises distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family.   

Music by Alan Menken 
Lyrics by Jack Feldman 
Book by Harvey Fierstein 
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White 
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions 
Orchestrations by Danny Troob 
Incidental Music & Vocal Arrangements by Michael Kosarin 
Dance Arrangements by Mark Hummel 
Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

LOOKING FOR: Students under the age of 18; Adults 18+

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: Stephen Santa
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

CHARACTER INFORMATION COMING SOON

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: July 19-21 & 25-28

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the NEWSIES company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

The Trip to Bountiful
July 22-23

Main Stage Play

Nothing will stop Mrs. Watts from returning to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas. Not her overprotective son, her bossy daughter-in-law, her lost pension check, or even the town sheriff. What she longs for most is to go home one last time. But is home a place, a feeling, or only a memory?  

By Horton Foote 
The Trip to Bountiful is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. www.dramatists.com 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

LOOKING FOR: Adults 18+

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: Phil Funkenbusch
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

CHARACTER INFORMATION COMING SOON

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: September 13-15 & 19-22

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

The Phantom Tollbooth
August 26-27

Student Main Stage Play

Told with whimsey, humor and moments of danger and intrigue, Norton Juster’s enduring fantasy adventure novel is brought to life on the stage. Milo, a very bored young boy whose bedroom is overflowing with toys, receives a strange package containing a make-believe tollbooth. As he drives through it in his toy car, he is transported to a magical world of imagination and allegory. Milo soon realizes that all is not well in the Lands Beyond, and he and his new companions, the watchdog Tock and the braggart beetle Humbug, set out on an epic journey to rescue the Princesses Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason. Along the way, Milo learns valuable lessons that give him the ability to best each obstacle with knowledge and humor. Celebrating the value of education and appreciating the things of everyday life, with incredible plot twists and seemingly impossible tasks, The Phantom Tollbooth takes the audience on one of the greatest adventures ever told!  

By Susan Nanus  
Based on the book by Norton Juster 
The Phantom Tollbooth is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

LOOKING FOR: Students aged 18 and Under

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: TBD
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

CHARACTER INFORMATION COMING SOON

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: October 17-20

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella
September 23-24

Main Stage Musical

Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most beloved stories of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Be transported to a world where Fairy Godmothers are real, pumpkins can turn into carriages, and a glass slipper can lead a prince to his one true love. This musical retelling of the classic fairytale features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s loveliest music, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago”. Generations of all ages will be enchanted by this whimsical, magical tale of love and hope.  

Music by Richard Rodgers  
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II  
Adapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs 
From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman 
Cinderella is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON

LOOKING FOR: Adults Age 18+; Students aged 18 and Under

Please be sure to schedule an audition and complete and print the audition form and bring it with you to your audition. You may also arrive earlier to complete a form at QCT.

Production Team

Director: Alison Shafer
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: TBD  

Available Roles

CHARACTER INFORMATION COMING SOON

Important Dates

First Rehearsal: TBD
Tech Rehearsals: TBD  
Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: December 5-15

If you intend to audition, please take note of the following:

Being a part of a QCT production is a HUGE commitment, but the reward is worth it. You will collaborate on a high-caliber, polished production! To achieve this, you will be expected to work outside of rehearsal on your lines; you will attend all your scheduled rehearsals and be ready to begin by the scheduled time; you will be willing to step outside of your comfort zone in rehearsals and try different things; you will stay quiet while another is talking; and show respect to every member of the RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA company. Only if you can make this kind of commitment should you audition for this production.

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