AUDITION

Come and let your talent shine at center stage!

 

AUDITION DATES

2019 SPRING SHOW AUDITIONS have been completed.

2019 SUMMER SHOW PREVIEW - The annual Pre-Audition Tea will be held on February 10, 2019. Guests will learn from the directors of our summer shows about what they are looking for in auditions, hear songs from the productions, and enjoy refreshments.

2019 SUMMER SHOW AUDITIONS will be held on February 16, 17, and 23, with callbacks held on February 24 if necessary. See below for exact times for each show as well as Show Specific Guidelines.

2019 WINTER SHOW AUDITIONS are TBD. Stay tuned!

QCMG YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS are held each summer and winter. See our Youth Chorus page for more information.

SUMMER SHOW AUDITION SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 16Sunday, February 17Saturday, February 23Sunday, February 24
9:30 am - Noon
42nd Street
 9:30 am - Noon
Beauty and the Beast
Callbacks TBD
Noon - 2:30 pm
Sister Act
Noon to 1:30 pm
Sister Act
Noon to 2:30 pm
Sister Act
 
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Beauty and the Beast
1:30 - 3:00 pm
42nd Street
2:30 - 5:00 pm
42nd Street
 
 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast
  

 

GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES

To feel most prepared and confident:

  • Read these brief Audition Guidelines for theatrical productions.
  • Download and fill out an Audition Sheet to bring with you. (With the right Adobe program, this is a fillable PDF. You can also fill out a copy by hand when you get to auditions.)
  • All auditions take place at our theater, the Prospect Park Auditorium located at 1584 34th Ave, Moline, IL.

 


 

SHOW-SPECIFIC AUDITION GUIDELINES

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

June 14-15-16 & 20-21-22-23, 2019

Thur-Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Be our guest in the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. The all-ages story tells of Belle, a young, forward thinking woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out.

Staff

Some positions to be determined - see our Backstage page!

Director - Bob Williams
Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Andy Sederquist
Music Director - Bob Manasco
Assistant Music Director - Chad Schmertmann
Choreographer - Steph DeLacy
Set Designer - Bob Williams
Costume Designer - Linda Copeland Kozelichki
Lighting Designer - Robert and Brittany Crist
Sound Designer -
Props -
Makeup -
Producer - Sarah Lounsberry

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:30-5:30 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 3:00-4:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:30 am - Noon

Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 24 as needed.

Director's Notes

Based on the Academy Award nominated movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman ostracized by members of her provincial village for being "different." In an effort to rescue her inventor father, she becomes a prisoner in the castle of the Beast, a former prince who has been transformed into a monster because of his selfish ways. The castle is also inhabited by various servants who are slowly being turned to inanimate objects. Belle becomes their one chance to stop the transformation. As the story progresses, Belle and the Beast learn that they are not so different from each other.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

AGE: With the exception of Chip (see below) the minimum age at the time of auditions in 16 years and older. We will be auditioning both boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 for the role of Chip.

Chip is the only child we will be casting in this production of  "Beauty and the Beast." We will not be adding children to the ensemble.

MUSIC: Please prepare a maximum of 32 bars of any song that you feel best shows off your talents and range. Songs from the show are welcome. Remember - Beauty and the Beast is a straightforward Broadway musical. Consider this when selecting your song, as well as the complexity of the arrangement. Our assistant music director will be there for you, but will be sight regarding your music. He will assist you as best he can so don't sabotage yourself with a complex song.

DANCE: You will be taught a simple dance at auditions. Dress comfortably. You don't want to be challenged by your wardrobe and we will be costuming you, so don't try to impress us with your appearance. We'll be more impressed by your ability to follow directions! 

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin late April. If you are still in school, don't let that discourage you from auditioning. If we believe you would be an asset to our cast, we will find a way to make your conflicts work!

Cast Descriptions

Belle
Intelligent, independent, brave and viewed as "different" in her small provincial town. Vocal Range; F5 top to E3 bottom

Beast
Selfish, strong willed, and a former prince unable to see the error of his ways. Vocal Range; F4 top to A2 bottom

Gaston
Egotistical, vain and ultra masculine, Gaston is the charming villain determined to marry Belle. Vocal Range; E4 top to A2 bottom

Maurice 
Belle's father, a loving, eccentric inventor not always fully aware of his surroundings. Vocal Range; Db4 top to Bb2 bottom

Cogsworth 
A tightly wound, hardworking, punctual, enchanted mantle clock and major-domo of the castle. Vocal Range; E4 top to A2 bottom

Mrs. Potts 
A warm-hearted, enchanted teapot. She is loyal, enchanted and the mother to Chip, our enchanted teacup. Vocal Range; G5 top to F#3 bottom

Lumiere 
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is loyal, steadfast, and a ladies man. Vocal Range; F#4 top to F#2 bottom

Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' child. Vocal Range: F5 top to A3 bottom
NOTE; We will be considering both boys and girls between 8-12 years for the role of Chip. The person cast must have a young voice that has not yet changed.

Babette
A saucy, playful, enchanted French maid feather duster and the object of Lumiere's affection. Vocal Range; F5 top to C4 bottom

Madame de la Grand Bouche
A refined, larger than life, former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Vocal Range; D5 top to C#4 bottom

Lefou 
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal and energetic, but not the brightest person. Vocal Range; F#4 top to B2 bottom

Monsieur D'arque 
The scheming, sinister proprietor of the local insane asylum. Vocal Range - A4 top to D3 bottom
NOTE: Monsieur D'arque will also be a member of the ensemble throughout Act 1 as this character does not appear until Act 2

Ensemble
We will be casting 18 to 24 ensemble members, including the Silly Girls, Wolves, Enchanted Objects and Townspeople. The ensemble will be involved in "Belle," "Gaston," "Be Our Guest," "Human Again," "The Mob Song," and "Transformation/Finale"

QUESTIONS? - Feel free to contact Bob Williams or any member of the directing team at boxoffice@qcmusicguild.com. We'd be happy to answer anything we can.

FINAL NOTE : Please relax and have fun! Auditions can be stressful, so do what you can to make it as easy on yourself as possible. We plan to have fun and enjoy each other's company during rehearsals, so why not start at auditions. Show us what you've got and sell it!

 

42nd Street

July 12-13-14 & 18-19-20-21, 2019

Thur-Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm

Prospect Park Auditorium - Moline, IL

TICKETS · Adult $16 / Child $11

Call 309-762-6610 for reservations now!

The toe-tapping American musical dance sensation! The show follows director Julian Marsh as he attempts to put on a brand new musical production during the height of the Great Depression. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line of Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of…

Staff

Some positions to be determined - see our Backstage page!

Director/Choreographer - Christina Myatt
Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Joe Urbaitis
Music Director - Amy Trimble
Assistant Music Director - Brenda Turnbull
Assistant Choreographer - Shana Kulhavy
Set Designer -
Costume Designer - Peggy Freeman
Lighting Designer - Robert and Brittany Crist
Sound Designer -
Props -
Makeup -
Producer -  Connie McGinn

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:30 am - Noon
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:30-3:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:30-5:00 pm

Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 24 as needed.

Director's Notes

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?

The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

We are looking to cast 24-26 people, ages 16 (at the time of auditions) and up. It is our hope to have a multi-generational cast. Those auditioning will be asked to learn a tap combination- please bring tap shoes if you have them. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. You may be asked to read.

Rehearsals will begin in late May.

Cast Descriptions

*ages listed are 'as appears on stage'

Billy Lawlor
Male, 25-39, extraordinary tap dancer who can sing like an angel and still play “the juvenile” believably; soaring tenor

Dorothy Brock
Female, 30-39, a genuine Broadway star with a capital S, very elegant; must move well and possess a strong sense of comic timing, low alto to Eb

Julian Marsh
Male, 40-60, a powerful and charismatic actor to play a successful Broadway director, baritone up to an Ab

Peggy Sawyer
Female, 20-29, extraordinary tap dancer who can sing like a Broadway leading lady and play the ingenue believably; mezzo/belt

Bert Barry
Male, 40-49, half of the writing duo, must sing and move well and be able to play comedy with vaudeville timing, character baritone with a high F

Abner Dillon
Male, 40-49, Dorothy’s “sugar daddy” from Oklahoma, he is backing the show

Maggie Jones
Female, 40-49, half of the writing duo; must sing and move well and be able to play comedy with great warmth and charm, character alto

Anytime Annie/Ensemble
Female, 30-39, one of the girls in the chorus, must be a first rate tap dancer and natural comedienne, big belt

Andy Lee/Ensemble
Male, 30-39, the dance director of the show, must be a first rate tap dancer, bari-tenor

Pat Denning/Ensemble
Male, 40-49, a handsome vaudeville performer down on his luck, Dorothy’s true love, baritone

Diane/Ensemble
Female, 20-39, singer/dancer

Phyllis/Ensemble
Female, 20-39, featured singer/dancer, mezzo soprano

Lorraine/Ensemble
Female 20-39, featured singer/dancer, mezzo soprano

Mac/Thug/Doctor/Ensemble
Male, 20 and up, ability to create multiple characters

Oscar/Ensemble
Male, 30-50, rehearsal pianist, does not actually need to be able to play

Female Ensemble (4-5) and Male Ensemble (4-5)
The ensemble can be of varying ages (high school and up). Ensemble members must be able to (or willing to learn) to tap dance.

Sister Act

August 9-10-11 & 15-16-17-18, 2019

Thur-Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent!
Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

Staff

Some positions to be determined - see our Backstage page!

Director - David Blakey
Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Deb Shippy
Music Director - Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger
Assistant Music Director - Laura Crumbleholme
Choreographer - Kathy Schutter
Set Designer -
Costume Designer - Cathy Marsoun
Lighting Designer - Robert Crist
Sound Designer - Brittany Crist
Props - 
Makeup -
Producer - Connie McGinn

Audition Dates

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Noon - 2:30 pm
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Noon - 1:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Noon - 2:30 pm

Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 24 as needed.

Director's Notes

Sister Act is an uplifting show that uses music to bring different communities and lifestyles together.  Based on the Whoopi Goldberg movie, this show is about a struggling lounge singer (Delores Van Cartier), who after witnessing a murder by her boyfriend, is placed in a convent as part of the witness protection program. Disguised as a nun, Sister Mary Clarence, she finds herself frequently at odds with the Mother Superior.  Her singing and dance moves help to transform the sisters into disco divas while also breathing new life into the church. With music by Alan Menken, we are excited to produce Sister Act on the Guild Stage for the first time!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

AGE: We ask that those auditioning be at least 16 years old at the time of auditions

SONG: Plan to sing 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your voice. You may sing from the show if you wish. Make sure you bring a copy of the music for our accompanist. No accompaniment tapes, please.

READING: Some may be asked to read from the script, but not everyone. If you aren’t asked to read, that does not necessarily mean you won’t be cast. Many people have been cast without reading at auditions.

DANCE: You will be asked to learn a short dance so dress comfortably and wear comfy shoes. You are not expected to dance perfectly, we just wanted to see how well you move. (Think swing choir dance, not Chorus Line dance – after all, most of the ladies will be dressed as nuns!) And YES guys, you will be dancing also….

CAST REQUIREMENTS: The nuns that will be cast range in ages from 16 to infinity. The nuns have many scenes together and diversity of age and character is encouraged. There are several ensemble roles for men (bar patrons, parish members, homeless people, AND a drag queen. The aged listed are suggested ages only. And, we need all voice parts!

Cast Descriptions

Delores Van Cartier
Age 25-35, Mezzo Soprano. Sassy and loud mouthed but a caring person who is trying to find her place in the world. She learns to embrace her life in the convent when she begins to work with the choir.

Mother Superior
Aged Older than Delores, Mezzo Soprano. She is the head of the convent who wants to keep the sisters away from the outside world. Does not like the influence that Delores has over the sisters and the choir. She is rather stiff and sarcastic.

Sister Mary Robert
Aged 16-25, Mezzo Soprano. She is a postulant who was abandoned as a baby and raised at the convent. She is a shy wallflower until she meets Delores, who lets her find herself and her voice.

Sister Mary Patrick
Age 25-50, Mezzo Soprano. She is a perky, enthusiastic nun at the convent. She is very excitable (Kathy Najimy played this part in the movie).

Sister Mary Lazarus
Age 40-100, Mezzo Soprano. She is the head of the choir and not very welcoming to Delores at first, but eventually gets caught up in the music (Mary Wickes played her in the movie).

Sister Mary Martin of Tours
Age 40-100, Mezzo Soprano. She is a nun in her own world, but does have occasional moments of clarity.

Curtis
Age 25-40, Baritone. A club owner and gangster who commits murder witnessed by his girlfriend, Delores. He is very self confident and controlling.

Eddie Souther
Age 25-40, Tenor/Baritone. Police officer who was a high school classmate of Delores. Had and still has a crush on Delores. He is nicknamed “Sweaty Eddie” due to profusely sweating when put under pressure.

TJ
Age 16-30, Tenor. Curtis’ nephew and one of his thugs. Not the smartest one in the bunch.

Joey
Age 25-40, Tenor. Another one of Curtis’ thugs.  He thinks he is quite the ladies man.

Pablo
Age 25-40, Tenor. Another one of Curtis’ thugs. He is a natural follower and speaks Spanish throughout the show.

Sister Mary Theresa
Age 40-100, Mezzo Soprano. The oldest nun in the group. Seems weak but is much stronger than she seems.

Tina and Michelle
Age 16-30, Mezzo Soprano. Delores’ backup singers in her lounge act at the beginning of the show. Both will become nuns later in the show.

Ernie/Ensemble
Age 25-35. One of Curtis’ thugs, who is actually a police informant.

Ensemble
Nuns, bar patrons, homeless people, church members, drag queen.